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Old 28-05-2009, 07:47
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What vintage Hifi are you running?
I'm still using my Quad 33/303/Fm3 setup, with a Pioneer PL12D, with SME headshell of course.
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Old 28-05-2009, 10:15
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I am still using a Panasonic seperates stacker system in it's original cabinet.

Panasonic SU-2700 Amp
Panasonic ST -2700 Tuner
Panasonic RS -619 Tape Deck
Panasonic SL-H302 Turntable

Panasonic 2 way speakers.

This system is from 1980 and is in very near mint condition. The internal circuit boards have all been cleaned and dust removed, knobs have all been lubricated internally, belt on the turntable has been replaced and fitted with an 'OM' Ortofon cartridge. The belt has also been replaced on the cassette deck with the heads re-aligned, the tuner has been tweaked and is recieving FM stations way outside their broadcast area and the tuning dial has also been aligned so that it is exactly on frequency. The main 8" drivers have been replaced with better quality ones. I picked this up for 20 at a house clearance about a year ago and it has been the main system ever since. I have also added a brushed aluminuim CD player to match - unfortunately not Panasonic.

The reason why I have kept this is because I have spent a bit on modern seperates in the past and they have sounded quite poor in comparison to this Panasonic. There seems to be no 'punch' or warmth with todays seperate systems.
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Old 28-05-2009, 10:55
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What vintage Hifi are you running?
I'm still using my Quad 33/303/Fm3 setup, with a Pioneer PL12D, with SME headshell of course.
The old Quad stuff is still highly sort after, with many after market modifications and even replacement boards available.

What speakers are you using?.
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Old 28-05-2009, 12:35
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I use a 1980's Sansui turntable (connected up to a more modern denon amp)
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Old 28-05-2009, 12:58
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Just got the preamp and amplifier; but I've got an Aiwa C50 preamplifier and an Aiwa P50 power amp.

Great little things, think they're from the late 70s or early 80s - they belonged to my mum and were destined for the bin, so I grabbed hold!
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Old 28-05-2009, 13:40
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The old Quad stuff is still highly sort after, with many after market modifications and even replacement boards available.

What speakers are you using?.
Rogers LS4/a 's
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Old 28-05-2009, 13:45
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I'm still using my technics class AA amp and seperate graphic equaliser that i bought in the late 80's - powering B&W speakers

In the loft I have a technics linear record deck, the heaviest and most buttoned technics CD player in the world and technics tape deck
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Old 29-05-2009, 12:04
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I have a vintage turntable which produces fabulous results.
Ariston Audio RD11
SME 3009
Shure VN35HE
Other than the occasional stylus and belt its never put a foot wrong, and its around 30 years old.
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Old 29-05-2009, 12:51
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My brother is still using my first Hi-fi system circa 1985. This was an excellent set-up for the price at the time and the clarity of sound it produced was a big step up from the cheap stereo I had been use to at my parents house:

Dual CS505-2 turntable with Audio Technica AT110E cartridge
NAD 3130 Amp
NAD 4130 Tuner (a slightly later addition)
Marantz CD65 'SE' CD Player (a 1989 addition)
Heybrook HB1 mk 1 speakers
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Old 29-05-2009, 12:57
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Old 29-05-2009, 19:21
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What vintage Hifi are you running?
I'm still using my Quad 33/303/Fm3 setup, with a Pioneer PL12D, with SME headshell of course.
Of course.

I doubt there's much better available today, certainly not ain that price band save the age of the amps internal soldering, and a Linn Sondek turntable with all the fixings.

Still using my Monitor Audio Monitor 14's (just repaired, tightened cone seats and fitted new banana plugs today) which are a little bit newer, and an Ariston Pro turntable - but everything else has changed, pretty much.
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Old 30-05-2009, 22:50
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I have a lovely Marrantz ST450L radio tuner, brushed aluminium, with an electric-gryo tuner wheel (its so cool) and a bright green led display, possibly the best tuner I have ever had.
http://i40.tinypic.com/2555ikh.jpg
only cost 10 from a second hand shop 8 years ago in northampton
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Old 31-05-2009, 11:31
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I have a nice Rodgers Cadet Amplifier that's 40 year old, had it for my 21 st
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Old 31-05-2009, 16:49
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Not using it now but I have the complete Rotel 2000 Series (all top end models) in the loft. The turntable was a Technics SL1310 MkII & the Speakers Pioneer HPM150.

It all went in the loft coz the thing took up so much space in our living room.
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Old 31-05-2009, 17:20
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What vintage Hifi are you running?
I'm still using my Quad 33/303/Fm3 setup, with a Pioneer PL12D, with SME headshell of course.

Linn Sondeck LP12 Turntable
Linn Ittok Arm
Linn Troika M.C Cartridge

Naim NAC 62 (S) Pre-amplifier
Naim NAP 90 Power amplifier
Naim High Cap power supply

Naim NA-IBL Speakers

Still sounding sweet
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Old 31-05-2009, 19:51
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I still use my very 1st set of separates from the early 80's, A Pioneer sa520 Amp & Pioneer TX540L Tuner, it's not my main system but it gets used every day in the kitchen,i also have an Akai CS703D tape deck that I picked up at a car boot sale for 1 still working fine.
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Old 31-05-2009, 20:00
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I have a lovely Marrantz ST450L radio tuner, brushed aluminium, with an electric-gryo tuner wheel (its so cool) and a bright green led display, possibly the best tuner I have ever had.
http://i40.tinypic.com/2555ikh.jpg
only cost 10 from a second hand shop 8 years ago in northampton
i sold that model in the mid eighties when i worked in Peters Hi-Fi in Birkenhead, it's good.
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Old 31-05-2009, 20:00
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i'm using a Beocenter 3500 from 1973, it's fantastic!
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Old 31-05-2009, 20:33
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if anyones got any more photo's of this stuff, or wouldn't mind taking some, I'd be very interested in seeing some!
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Old 31-05-2009, 22:09
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if anyones got any more photo's of this stuff, or wouldn't mind taking some, I'd be very interested in seeing some!
Here's mine that sits proudly in the lounge:

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=293hz79&s=5

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=1zvsdtx&s=5

(Note the major spelling mistake)...Oooohhh..
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Old 31-05-2009, 22:59
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Old Armstrong kit just goes on and on, there is some information here http://www.audiomisc.co.uk/Armstrong/600/600page2.html.

I have one (model 626) dating from 1975 and it's superb. I bought it 15 years ago from a dealer who didn't know what it was. I offered him 25 and he accepted. I've never had much use for the AM tuner though. They come up on Ebay fron time to time.
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Old 01-06-2009, 08:00
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Nice to see some nice old kit still being used. Personnaly I can't stand all the MP3/dowload nonsense. It just doesn't sound the same.
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:49
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Nice to see some nice old kit still being used. Personnaly I can't stand all the MP3/dowload nonsense. It just doesn't sound the same.
Just to upset you, as it upset me!.

Years ago I used to help run a small club, I was the technical guy and second DJ - and we had bands on every Friday and Saturday night.

A band came one night, and for their PA they had FOURTEEN! Quad 33's

Even worse, they had been given them

Worse still, one had the top all crushed in, but still worked fine.

This was 30+ years ago, but it still brings tears to my eyes.
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:57
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...A band came one night, and for their PA they had FOURTEEN! Quad 33's
No need to turn the heating on in the place then!
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Old 01-06-2009, 10:10
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No need to turn the heating on in the place then!
Not when it's full of sweaty bikers!
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