Oldest piece of audio gear you currently use

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Re: Oldest piece of audio gear you currently use
« Reply #160 on: 16 Nov 2011, 06:15 pm »
Hi.
My Dynaco ST70 is oldest.
James
Bingo, James. I am using the same one matting with PAS-2. Both 50 years old, still kicking around like kids.

I super-restored both of them in my own most cost-effective way, WITHOUT need to purchase any new driver boards from vendors like most many upgrades out there. Now they both sing like a nightingale.

I'm a vinyl die-hard, my TT is also 40 years old vintage Thorens 125II. It plays my many hundreds of vinyls, recyled & brandnew like magic. I put it on my custom-built 100lb-heavy platform made of 2 hollow concrete blocks.

My loudspeakers are also vintage 40-year KEF 2-way bookshelvers mounted on steel stripods. I virutally rebuilt them to deliver superior sound from Pavarotti to Tom Jones.

Very old gears indeed. Yet the sound is not vintage at all - 3-D virtual soundstage, see-thru transparency, fast, dynamic & musical.

This old vintage system beats many modern tube gears, brandnames or home-brews.

c-J
"If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts." quoted Albert Einstein.

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Re: Oldest piece of audio gear you currently use
« Reply #161 on: 18 Nov 2011, 07:39 am »
I have two vintage amps:

1. Luxman L-80V
2. Technics SU8022

Technics is good but Luxman is awesome.

Johnny2Bad

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« Reply #162 on: 18 Nov 2011, 11:35 am »
MacIntosh MR-74 (AM/FM Tuner)

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Re: Oldest piece of audio gear you currently use
« Reply #163 on: 16 Dec 2011, 02:51 am »
Well I just acquired an old AR TT in good shape (the plinth is original solid walnut), but since it is not in use yet, I'll mention something else. I have a Kenwood Stone TT KD-500 from about 1985. The next oldest piece I own is a Pioneer PD-65 Elite CD Player (the Rosewood panels still look great). 

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Re: Oldest piece of audio gear you currently use
« Reply #164 on: 9 Jan 2012, 08:48 pm »
New to this Audio Circle site and having some fun within the "Circles":

Main System: CD or Tuner into:
Early 50's Stromberg-Carlson ASP-422 Power Amp (using attenuators for volume control - no preamp); sound comes out of a pair of University Master Series S6 Speakers (3 way) in origional 1956 (or so) cabinets... Sweet!

medium jim

Re: Oldest piece of audio gear you currently use
« Reply #165 on: 9 Mar 2012, 02:54 am »
A 1962 (thought it was from 1961) McIntosh MX-110 pre/tuner.  Was serviced and tweaked about 4 years ago.




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« Reply #166 on: 9 Mar 2012, 03:42 am »
Great McIntosh MX-110.  In 1962, you could buy tubes at the drug store or the filling station (gas place).  All had tube testers and a supply.


Most of my junk is old (some say vintage).
At the end of the day, if it sounded good in '62, it can today.

AgentOrange

Re: Oldest piece of audio gear you currently use
« Reply #167 on: 9 Mar 2012, 03:47 am »
New to this Audio Circle site and having some fun within the "Circles":

Main System: CD or Tuner into:
Early 50's Stromberg-Carlson ASP-422 Power Amp (using attenuators for volume control - no preamp); sound comes out of a pair of University Master Series S6 Speakers (3 way) in origional 1956 (or so) cabinets... Sweet!

Around 1960 I rebuilt a Stromberg-Carlson radio.  That meant I sanded it down and put on new varnish and put in new tubes.  I was a proud boy!

medium jim

Re: Oldest piece of audio gear you currently use
« Reply #168 on: 9 Mar 2012, 03:49 am »
Great McIntosh MX-110.  In 1962, you could buy tubes at the drug store or the filling station (gas place).  All had tube testers and a supply.


Most of my junk is old (some say vintage).
At the end of the day, if it sounded good in '62, it can today.

Thanks, it sounds pretty darn good to my tin ears 8)

Jim

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Re: Oldest piece of audio gear you currently use
« Reply #169 on: 9 Mar 2012, 03:52 am »
In my case its my KLH Model 100 AM/FM Clock Radio.  25 years old and still works perfect.  Wakes me up every morning.  Pretty good sound for a clock radio.  It was pretty expensive when I bought it, at $150, but I've certainly got my monies-worth and am darn glad I purchased it. 

dingus

Re: Oldest piece of audio gear you currently use
« Reply #170 on: 9 Mar 2012, 10:41 pm »
Large Advent Utility
Hafler DH-101
Yamaha CR-2020

only the Yamaha is not currently being put to use, but its only an issue with dirty controls.  if i find a good spot for it, i'll fire it back up.

TheChairGuy

Re: Oldest piece of audio gear you currently use
« Reply #171 on: 10 Mar 2012, 01:53 am »
If it weren't for my 1960 era Dukane tube monoblocks...the oldest 'gear' would be my 1963 era ears  :wink:

Austin08

Re: Oldest piece of audio gear you currently use
« Reply #172 on: 10 Mar 2012, 07:01 am »
I have two vintage amps:

1. Luxman L-80V
2. Technics SU8022

Technics is good but Luxman is awesome.


Me too, The Luxman still works beautifully in my home office.

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Re: Oldest piece of audio gear you currently use
« Reply #173 on: 10 Mar 2012, 07:15 am »
i may have mentioned before; here's some of the mainstays in my system:
- vmps larger subs - ~17yrs
- electrocompaniet aw75dmb's, driving the vmps' - ~20 yrs
- melos ma333r preamp - ~20 yrs
- oracle delphi turntable - ~32 yrs
- dbx 3bx dynamic range expnader - ~35 yrs

regarding other equipment, present tuna - rotel rht10 - is 19yrs.  other tuna in rotation wary from ~14 years old to ~50 years old.  dac is ancient, relatively - modded art di/o, ~12 years old.  amps (tube) range from ~5yrs to ~50 yrs, depending on what's in rotation.  also getting use are relatively modern gainclone and ucd180 s/s amps. 

doug s.

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Re: Oldest piece of audio gear you currently use
« Reply #174 on: 10 Mar 2012, 09:14 pm »
 2 Scott 350B & 1 Scott 350 tuners. '61 & '62
Scott 299 & Scott 299B. 1959 & 1960
AR7 bookshelves, 1973
Best,
Dave

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Re: Oldest piece of audio gear you currently use
« Reply #175 on: 11 Mar 2012, 03:43 am »
Marantz Model 9 VAC Reissue Monoblocks  1997
McIntosh MX-110 Preamp/Tuner 1962
Marantz CDP 38 modded by Ah Troeb 1999
Magnepan MG 2.5RT Speakers 1987
Bower&Wilkens ASW300 Subwoofers ca 2007

There is magical synergy going on with this system.


eleet

Re: Oldest piece of audio gear you currently use
« Reply #176 on: 27 Mar 2012, 05:05 am »
Marantz HD-77 speakers (1976) with original sculpted foam grills - designed by Ed May.  Still sound great with bottom end that really hits you in the chest.  Had the woofers re-done by Bill Watkins just before he retired.  In the the process of upgrading the crossovers.  Also have a Thorens TD160-C turntable (1976) which I mounted a Grace 707 MKII tonearm on in 1979.




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Re: Oldest piece of audio gear you currently use
« Reply #177 on: 31 Mar 2012, 01:04 am »
Nakamichi OMS 1A  CD player. I must have picked it up
back around 1988

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Re: Oldest piece of audio gear you currently use
« Reply #178 on: 11 Apr 2012, 01:33 am »
Beautiful AR4X's from vinyldavid, AR-XA (nearly mint) from CL score ($100). :green:

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Re: Oldest piece of audio gear you currently use
« Reply #179 on: 16 Apr 2012, 04:55 pm »
Threshold S500 Stasis Linear Stage Power Amp