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the vintage stereo system thread

Discussion in 'Random Discussion' started by Light Savior, Mar 1, 2016.

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    Hi and welcome to my vintage stereo system thread.First i want to say that i love and enjoy hearing music from the 80's.Is one of my top list hobbies of all time.For me the best music ever made in history.Tina Turner,The Bee Gees,Reo Speedwagon,Toto,Madonna,Abba to mention a few of them.I have a huge collection of music from that era and also from the 90's.I remember that the stereo systems for those days was very well built and they sound MUCH but MUCH better than the systems that are out there in the market.Then i decide to buy a vintage stereo system to hear my favorite music with it.When i was 16 years old i get a job and buy my first system.It was a Toshiba stereo receiver with a pair of Toshiba 3 way speaker system.It was a 15 watts per channel receiver BUT believe me that receiver shake the house.Then i buy 2 boombox from that era too.Below is the picture of them.

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    Panasonic RS-466s....beauty design and sound

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    JVC RC-M70JW.....This one REALLY ROCKs....I wish i still have it....:rolleyes:.

    I had buy 3 vintage receivers and a few speakers too from the 70's and 80's.
    Two Marantz SR-2000 with a pair of Bose 201 Serie II.
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    And right now i have a Marantz 2226B with a pair of Bose 301 Serie II Music monitor and it sound so beautiful.Hearing it is a dream....:rolleyes:.
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    If you have a vintage stereo system you can post here and tell your story.There is no better way to hear music from the 80's and 90's with a vintage system from that era.This system has that classic warm sound that no system right now have.With ONLY 10 to 15 watts per channel receiver from that era it will blow the house down.They was TRUE RMS watts power.Just imagine one of this systems playing this below...:rolleyes:.



    Come and share your system my friend and Let the FORCE of the music be with you...;).
     
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    Nobody around has a vintage stereo?Looks that i'm the only one :oops:.Never mind.Here is the same receiver i have in action.It sound like heaven :).
     
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    Love Morrantz stuff, the older ones were especially good.

    My Dad threw out our older Bang and Olufsen system a few years ago. I coulda killed him, as I could have fixed it.

    It's definitely true the older analogue systems had a higher audio quality. Less electronic noise due to less electronic features, clearer signal, and yes true RMS values, not just overestimated peak value crap. Simple and elegant systems.

    I used to love setting up home and car systems back in the day.

    Reccords and CD's had vastly superior sound quality compared to MP3 too.
     
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    Hi there Empire Jo.Thanks for posting in my lonely thread of vintage stereo systems.Bang and Olufsen ARE GREAT systems.Can you believe that old vintage stereo receiver have better FM reception and stereo separation that the new ones today.My dream system was to have a Mcintosh BUT these are like GOLD.They are VERY VERY expensive.Who have them don't sell them.They use vacuum tubes and they sound like heaven.
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    This is my dream system...:rolleyes:.
     
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    Just updating.Times are hard for me.I sold my system a few days ago.Reason...Still without a job.Need some cash to keep going.When things go better will build another one.I hope so...:rolleyes:.
     
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    Sorry to hear that, it's always sad to part with good equipment.i was always a fan of old amps, not just for the sound but they always have more inputs and outputs, modern stuff is to simple. My kids trashed some pretty good speakers and my favourite guitar amp..lol. I'v still got a sound research amp that's lasted me nearly 20 years without missing a beat,I ran Polk audio speakers from it which slowly died.
    I like the look of your dream system, eventually I hope to own something similar, some of these modern valve systems are impressive.... Most impressive:)
     
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    Hi there my friend bandcrew.Thanks for your words.I hope one day i will build my dream system.McIntosh ARE VERY VERY expensive.Hard to find BUT they sound AMAZING!!! I still have two systems at home and one at my mom house.To watch movies a have a Sherwood 2.1 receiver connect to the TV.Two small Infinity speaker with one NXG 10" subwoofer.It sound pretty good with movies.My family room is not big.A 2.1 system is PERFECT for my room.I have a JVC Kaboom to hear my music from the 80's.If you never hear one this portable really ROCKS.Don't worry...I will built another system when times get better.I'm a music lover.Thanks bandcrew.See you around the forum...:).
     
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    Hearing music is my passion.I just built a "small" stereo system again.System is a Harman/Kardon 380i receiver(30 watts per channel) from 1982 with a pair of Bose 141.It sound pretty GOOD for his size.Is OK for now BUT i know i will built a GOOD one sooner or later...:).

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    Just hearing this song with it now...;).
     
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    This a update for my thread.

    I sold the Harman Kardon 380i.Why???

    This receiver get a little bent in the transit to my place.Is a shame because this is the first HK receiver i own and the sound was AMAZING.The HK 380i is a late 80's model.There is a HK TWIN power model from the late 70's.This models are REALLY REALLY GOOD ones.I read a few reviews about them.Here is a picture of one.

    This the Harman Kardon HK730.Is a BEAUTY...:).

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    I have now a Sanyo JCX-2100KR
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    I just receive it a few days ago BUT it get damage in transit too.The Bass and Treble knobs get bent...:(.
    I try to fix them and i do my best.They are still bent but not to much.This receiver is beautiful and it sound just AMAZING too.ALL the receiver from the the late 70's sound MORE MORE better and most of them are made in japan.Is 15 watts RMS per channel BUT it sound strong and clear.
    FM reception is GOOD.I still have the Bose 141.This speakers are small BUT they sound SUPER.I love them...:).

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    I will keep them because they are very lite and you can place them anywhere.They sound so nice....:).
    I will keep the Sanyo a few months and get rid of it and grab another receiver.Let see what i can found now on e-bay...;).
    Just hearing this on the Sanyo.Thanks for reading...:).

    ***I know this a Star Wars forum and NOT a audio forum BUT i LOVE and ENJOY hearing MUSIC from the 70's,80's and 90's.What better that hearing this kind of music with a vintage system.For me they sound MORE better in ALL aspects.You can share your system here.Is FREE...:).

     
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    This is a update.Guys...Really i'm not lucky buying vintage receivers on e-bay.When i sold the Marantz 2226B with the Bose 301 i buy a few months later a Harman Kardon which it get bent in a corner during transit to my place.I sold the HK "AS IS" and buy the Sanyo JCX-2100KR which ALSO get damage during transit ...:(.This one was the front knobs.Trying to selling it locally without no luck for a NEW owner.It works BUT i'm NOT happy how it looks.I think you can understand me.Then i buy a Kenwood KR-710.Photo is below.
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    This one arrive OK BUT i don't like so much.Trying to sell it too.BUT now a buy a Vintage Sansui Classique R500 AND....YES again.Bent corner and broken feet.I can NOT believe it.The seller was glad to refund partial.
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    I want to cry because this ONE REALLY sound BEAUTIFUL!!!
    I can ONLY laugh.Why??? I think that Jim Carey is working like a mailman where i live and he is delivery my vintage stereo receivers.Did you remember Jim Carey Ace Ventura Pet Detective.Here is Jim Carrey taking my receive to my place....:eek:....:p.

    How lucky i'm am...:(.I miss my Marantz 2226B and the Bose 301 so much.I should NEVER sold it.BUT....I know i will have a NICE one again some day.Please Jim Carrey....Don't play football with my receivers....:).
     
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