Show us Videos of your systems! Let's hear and see it!

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  1. C6Bill

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    I wish I had saved all those catalogs. They were the best. Finding pictures online is entertaining if only for the painful 70's fashions!
     
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    JVC A-X5 and the AR-4x's.
    This is the living room system with just the AR-4x's. The KLH Fives are off for this demo.
    These little speakers are terrific!
    Glenn
     
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    Very nice Glenn!! I see ARs coming up all the time around Dallas, I might have to hook myself up with a set ... or two.

    Edit: Set of 4's just around the corner from me. Guy want's $399. I frown ever time I see someone put X99 price on Craigslist.
     
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    Yes sir, those have the good vibe for sure. Now Glen, you seem to have the same problem I have, how do you decide what system to listen to, it doesn't look like you have a bad one in the house. Nice funky cut too, who is that artist?
     
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    Thanks! I admit that most of the time they are doing "surround" sound duty with the KLH Fives. Don't have any thoughts needing a 5. whatever system for movies or what ever I'm watching.
    That's way too much for those 4's. I'd say 200 or under if they are in excellent condition. These were a CL listing. Think I paid 65 for them from the original owners son.
     
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    Thanks MJB!
    The track is called Hanging On A String (SanfranDisco Re-Rub) by Loose Ends.
    I guess what ever room I'm in, that's the system I listen to.
    I'd say 75% of my listening is in the cave though.
     
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    They were not cheap when new, when the AR-4xa's came out in 1973, they were $75 each, that's over $400 each today.
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    Thanks, and I agree! Mine are from 1968. The seller had them listed with KLH Seventeens, so I bought both pairs, for 65.00 a pair. The ARs are all original except for a fresh very light coat of the surround sealed on the woofers. The Seventeens I restored and my daughter has them now.
    Cheers, Glenn
     
  11. Spiceman50

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    Thanks up on the fair price Glenn. I thought the asking price as steep at $399 regardless of their condition. The good news is often really nice Vintage Speakers come up for sale around the Dallas area (It's where I've picked up all my ADS speakers), bad news is they often are way over priced. More often then not I'll let them sit and stew for a while hoping the seller will lower the price or accept a lower price. It rarely ever happens unfortunately.
     
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    Ho man thank you so much first time I hear Van der Graaf generator I was clearly missing something special. I'm currently downloading some albums
     
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    I think this guy must have seen this thread, this video was uploaded three days ago.
    Coincidence? Maybe.
    This guy has some really awesome speakers on his channel.

     
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    Kenricks videos always sound fantastic. They're using a really nice camera. Sometimes you can see it in the reflections of the amplifiers when they do the closeup panning shots.
     
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    Yes, Kendrick Studios. world renown for his restoration work and custom crossovers. Mostly JBL. Check out some of the work he's done on the Jbl Paragons. Breathtaking. I've been a subscriber for a very long time. Was glad he finally got around to Tin Pan Alley.
     
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    here's a quicky from last night, minimalistic (!) setup for special occasion




    the weird thing is, that they all invariably are impressed with the sound (very easy, the best they have heard is in their car with all the noise etc, if they are lucky).
    somehow they still don't care after they exit the room:dunno:
     
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    I have this conversation all the time: You enjoyed that? For a few thousand, you could get a lot of that sound on equipment that'll last the rest of your life!

    Balk!
     
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    So far I'm very happy... these are the AR3's @patfont sold me. I have some tuning to do before I post any videos, but they are tres cool. Play everything from jazz to metal beautifully:

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    250 tube watts in a 10x10x10 room with a passive preamp and 60 year old speakers. This hobby is very cool.
     
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    Very nicely optimized setup.

    Naturally, I like the Manley gear since I use Luke's amps in the main system. And also have a VPI table. :)
     
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    Manley stuff is great, and a great deal used. I'm surprised more people don't use it.
     

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