Vintage Console

Discussion in 'Members' Systems' started by b brian, Mar 19, 2017 at 11:00 AM.

  1. b brian

    b brian Active Member

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    Was able to pick it up when my wife's Aunt and Uncle down sized. My wife's parents had had the same set up, and helped her Uncle build his. It came with a SS HH Scott Stereo Master. I have replaced that with a HH Scott 340B Tube amp. The Speakers are Altec 605. The bad is the tweeter on one of the 605 has blown. I have re-wired to a separate Tweeter horn.
    The turntable in the cabinet is a borrowed SL-1200, but when I have to return it, I will look for Denon.
    The Rek-O-Kut on the speaker has a Grado wood tonearm with a Grado mono cart.

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  2. gdmoore28

    gdmoore28 Active Member

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    Simply beautiful! And Altec 604s!!! I'm sure I'm telling you something you already know, but you can get the 604 horn diaphragms from Great Plains Audio. No need to wire in an outside horn.

    I love the idea of a return to consoles. Beautiful woodworking, classic styling, and your's are done right with speakers separate from the console. Thanks so much for sharing that!

    GeeDeeEmm
     
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  3. I LIKE MUSIC

    I LIKE MUSIC Well-Known Member

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    That is very nice!


    Thank you for the pictures.
     
  4. Omegaman

    Omegaman Ultra Super Member Subscriber

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    Whatcha got there is your classic Barzilay coffin top with matching speakers
    it is in beautiful condition
    I had that same setup with Fisher gear
    There is normally two face panels that cover the middle but they also slide in the nice hardwood runner slot

    Here's mine (long gone now)
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  5. Djcoolray

    Djcoolray Super Member

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    A rocks throw from JBLM !!!!
    From what I can see, it looks spectacular....

    Wish you could shine the lights on the front a little more though !

    I've got a stereo tube cabinet and love seeing more, and more.
     
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  6. Duane

    Duane AK Member Subscriber

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    Very nice looking setup. Is it walnut?
     
  7. mark warren

    mark warren Always Learning! Subscriber

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    that brings back memories for sure!
     
  8. Rome

    Rome Holsum Honey Buns Subscriber

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    Just a beautiful piece!

    Rome
     
  9. b brian

    b brian Active Member

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    I corrected a wishful mistake, the speakers are 605, and not 604. The voice coil on the tweeter can not be repaired
    I also have the three front doors, they were off as I was as I was moving it around
    The center section below holds my CD/DVD player
    The two sides hold about 100 records each. These are for the most frequently listened to music.
     
  10. gdmoore28

    gdmoore28 Active Member

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    Yes, indeed, your 605 tweeter CAN be repaired. The Great Plains Audio repair part number is 34852, costs around $100, and is a snap to replace. You'll be a happy camper once you have that diaphragm replaced and hear what a proper pair of 605s can do.

    (The 605 is just a version of the 604. You can read the evolution of that speaker here:

    http://www.technicalaudio.com/pdf/Duplex_Speakers_related_to_Altec_604/DUPLEX.html

    GeeDeeEmm
     
  11. Walle

    Walle New Member

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    Gorgeous console. When I was a kid in the 60's, my friend had a Magnavox console and I'll never forget the sound of a new 45 RPM when the needle dropped at half volume and The Beatles "There's A Place" came on. Incredible...
     

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