Oldest piece of audio gear you currently use

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Re: Oldest piece of audio gear you currently use
« Reply #20 on: 31 Oct 2010, 05:25 pm »
The Magnavox amp in my main system (was a console rescue) is from the mid 50's.




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Re: Oldest piece of audio gear you currently use
« Reply #21 on: 31 Oct 2010, 05:41 pm »
A pairing of a Pickering 190D tone arm and a Rek-o-Kut K33H turntable.  1958.

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Re: Oldest piece of audio gear you currently use
« Reply #22 on: 31 Oct 2010, 05:52 pm »
An Empire 598 MKII from 1973(?). Still in use today, but sparingly.

 

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Re: Oldest piece of audio gear you currently use
« Reply #23 on: 31 Oct 2010, 05:55 pm »
A friend on mine has one that he rescued/rebuilt looks just like yours,,absolutly sweet litttle jewel,,surprised the heck outta me.  :thumb:

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« Reply #24 on: 31 Oct 2010, 06:33 pm »


Heybrook TT2, from 1986.
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« Reply #25 on: 31 Oct 2010, 08:19 pm »
Heathkit W5m monoblocks probably originally built during the early 1960s.

After rebuild/mods:




Before rebuild:



-Roy




Phil A

Re: Oldest piece of audio gear you currently use
« Reply #26 on: 31 Oct 2010, 09:01 pm »
I guess the oldest piece I actually use in my Sansui TU-717 tuner which I had modded.  I think my Koss Pro 4AAA headphones are a bit older but I'm not much of a headphone user and I have not taken either pair out in years.  I also have a couple of Carver C-9 Sonic Hologram units, one in the main system and one in the basement system.  They are probably a few years after the Sansui as are the LD players.




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Re: Oldest piece of audio gear you currently use
« Reply #27 on: 31 Oct 2010, 09:01 pm »
The JBL L88 speakers I bought on July 7, 1972 for $168 each. The JBL's are still used daily in my woodshop.




I wrote to JBL about converting the L88's to L100's and received a reply in June of '73. I finally got the cash together and bought a couple of LE5-2 JBL mid-range drivers for $56 each at the beginning of 1975. I did the modifications at the beginning of my fine woodworking career so the results are a bit crude but they sound great and I always keep the grills on. The original L88 driver layout had to be changed so I could fit in a sealed particleboard enclosure for the mid-range driver. The cabinet sides have been braced and the original caps replaced with Solen. One of these days I want to tryout the L100 crossover designed by Dennis Murphy.



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« Reply #28 on: 31 Oct 2010, 09:40 pm »





Some White Woofer Love!!!!!

datman

Re: Oldest piece of audio gear you currently use
« Reply #29 on: 31 Oct 2010, 10:24 pm »
A 1986 Thorens TD126 MK III with an SME 3009/Series III arm
(including autolift!) and an Audio Technica AT33PTG cartridge.

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Re: Oldest piece of audio gear you currently use
« Reply #30 on: 31 Oct 2010, 10:31 pm »
An Empire 598 MKII from 1973(?). Still in use today, but sparingly.

 

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Delta Wave

Re: Oldest piece of audio gear you currently use
« Reply #31 on: 31 Oct 2010, 10:37 pm »
My Luxman PD121 (77-80?)


Also a pair of recently re-wired B&W DM7MkII's (1980)


And a pair of rebuilt M&K Volkswoofer servo subs.

dB Cooper

Re: Oldest piece of audio gear you currently use
« Reply #32 on: 31 Oct 2010, 10:48 pm »
Restored dyna FM3 tuner, vintage 1967.

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Re: Oldest piece of audio gear you currently use
« Reply #33 on: 31 Oct 2010, 10:50 pm »
it's in mint condition, never worked on and original tubes:



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Re: Oldest piece of audio gear you currently use
« Reply #34 on: 31 Oct 2010, 10:58 pm »
I guess the oldest piece I actually use in my Sansui TU-717 tuner ...

My sister threw one of those in the trash along with the matching amp, deck, turntable and a very nice pair of speakers - for no other reason than because it was 'old'.

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Re: Oldest piece of audio gear you currently use
« Reply #35 on: 31 Oct 2010, 11:11 pm »
I have a Dynaco FM-1 that was subsequently modified (improved) with an after-the-fact FMX-3 multiplex board.
It was released in the early 60's so I suppose that this is my oldest piece of equipment, out-dating perhaps even my Dynaco ST-70. 

The FM-1 cum FM-3 has since been rebuilt, but sports most of its original parts including all of its priceless Dynaco branded Telefunken and Mullard tubes.

For what its worth, apart from the fact that it does not have the best station selectivity it way outperforms 99% of the modern tuners available today.
 

 
  

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Re: Oldest piece of audio gear you currently use
« Reply #36 on: 1 Nov 2010, 01:41 am »
So far I got you beat...



 I just got this yesterday but it was shipped with *the chassis loose in the case* with some damage. I got it temporarily working and it's playing the Giants game.

    Brett

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Re: Oldest piece of audio gear you currently use
« Reply #37 on: 1 Nov 2010, 01:57 am »
My Luxman PD121 (77-80?)


Also a pair of recently re-wired B&W DM7MkII's (1980)


And a pair of rebuilt M&K Volkswoofer servo subs.

Nice Delta Wave But the walls should be orange   :lol:

Scott F.

Re: Oldest piece of audio gear you currently use
« Reply #38 on: 1 Nov 2010, 02:58 am »
I've got a number of vintage pieces I use in various systems around the 'ole homestead.

I use the Pioneer SF850 (1976) as my active crossover in my main system


Also in the main system I use a pair of 15" Altec 416Z drivers as my woofers (early 60's)



I use the AR ES1 with a Grace 707 fitted with the Grace F9e (say 1982ish) with


...a pair of reboxed Klipsch Cornwalls (early 60's dating on the drivers). We call them the Cornzillas

 
I've got a vintage system setup in one of our our spare bedrooms. It's a Scott 299D, a Dual 1229 with a Sure V15 and a pair of Large Advents complete with zipcord and plastic interconnects.


I also use a pair of JBL 4410s (1983) in my wood shop


...and last but not least, my dedicated 78 system. The tweed amp is a Stromberg Carlson 420 (1952ish) which drives an Altec 824 Iconic (1954) and the table is a Dual 1019 (1965).




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Re: Oldest piece of audio gear you currently use
« Reply #39 on: 1 Nov 2010, 03:49 am »
Harman Kardon 930