Audio Video Revolution Forum  

Go Back   Audio Video Revolution Forum > Audio-Video Electronics > Source Components

Source Components Discuss topics about any kind of audio player. CD, SACD, DVD-Audio, DVD-Video, Blu-ray, HD DVD and beyond.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-19-2009   #85
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 6
Smile Re: Favorite classic audio gear?

The list is long and distinguished, but here are the must include:

- Hadley 621 Preamp
- Marantz 7C Preamp
- Audio Research SP3A-1 Preamp
- Marantz 8B Amp
- Audio Research D-75 Amp
- Audio Research D-125 Amp
- Quicksilver MS-190 Amp
- Proceed HPA-3 Amp (Still have)
- Infinity Servo Statik 1
- Quad USA Monitors
- Talisman S Low Output MC (Still have)
- SOTA Sapphire with Gehl's Mat (Still have)
- SME V Tonearm (Still have)
- Acoustech PH-1 Phono Preamp (Still have)
- Nakamichi CR7A Cassette Deck (Still have)

Nothing else needs to be said.
lemahar3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009   #86
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Florida
Posts: 17
Default Re: Favorite classic audio gear?

Quote:
Originally Posted by lemahar3 View Post
The list is long and distinguished, but here are the must include:

- Hadley 621 Preamp
- Marantz 7C Preamp
- Audio Research SP3A-1 Preamp
- Marantz 8B Amp
- Audio Research D-75 Amp
- Audio Research D-125 Amp
- Quicksilver MS-190 Amp
- Proceed HPA-3 Amp (Still have)
- Infinity Servo Statik 1
- Quad USA Monitors
- Talisman S Low Output MC (Still have)
- SOTA Sapphire with Gehl's Mat (Still have)
- SME V Tonearm (Still have)
- Acoustech PH-1 Phono Preamp (Still have)
- Nakamichi CR7A Cassette Deck (Still have)

Nothing else needs to be said.

While searching for some information about several vintage components for sale locally, I came upon this thread (specifically this post) and wondered if I could get some advice on the value and quality of these components. While I'm more a modern-day enthusiast, I have no idea what these older items are now worth...nor which are best out of the bunch. Some help would be appreciated:

ARC D-75
ARC D-76
ARC D-76a
ARC D-70MKII
ARC SP3a-1
SAE MK XXX
SAE MK XXXI
Audio Pulse Model-1
Crown D30
Akai GX-365

Thanks for any advice and help

-Chris
goldear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2009   #87
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 6
Smile Re: Favorite classic audio gear?

You wrote:

While I'm more a modern-day enthusiast, I have no idea what these older items are now worth...nor which are best out of the bunch. Some help would be appreciated:

ARC D-75
ARC D-76
ARC D-76a
ARC D-70MKII
ARC SP3a-1
SAE MK XXX
SAE MK XXXI
Audio Pulse Model-1
Crown D30
Akai GX-365

Response:

Since I embraced home theater, I divested of all of my classic gear except a few analog pieces. Hence, I haven't followed the market on those items. In my opinion, the ARC D-76a and SP3a-1 are the most sonically compelling, though the state of the art in tube gear experienced several advances since these two pieces were current. The D-125, the Quick Silver MS- and Mx-190 amps, the ARC SP6B and later preamps are exceptional examples. I've never been a fan of SAE and have no experience with Akai. Regarding Crown, early serial numbers (< 200 which had very robust power supplies) of the DC-300a power amps were arguably the first musical high power solid state amplifiers, and they were rock stable.
lemahar3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2009   #88
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Somis CA
Posts: 2
Default Re: Favorite classic audio gear?

My Sansui 5000 receiver from around 1971. One of the best pieces of audio gear ever!

Last edited by Rorer714; 10-22-2009 at 09:44 PM.. Reason: add
Rorer714 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2009   #89
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Santa Barbara
Posts: 5
Default Re: Favorite classic audio gear?

Yes, Carver was so ahead of his time that he also developed a receiver that was so complicated (I counted 38 circuit boards on mine) that it could not be repaired by the techs. who came at a later date, to the Carver Co. after the change in ownership..I even spoke to Bob Carver himself, who said, "I should never have started that project, sorry...it was great when it worked, right?"...so there it sits, on a shelf, without so much as a murmur...life is cruel sometimes...but then it gets better!
finley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2009   #90
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Evanston,IL
Posts: 3
Default Re: Favorite classic audio gear?

My favorite piece of classic audio gear are my Advent Baby II speakers[which i'm still using 24 years after I originally got them btw] which serve as the mains in my 5.1 system.

Last edited by hwkn; 10-23-2009 at 11:28 AM..
hwkn is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Reply

Tags
1980, 2000, adcom565, axt, dq10, harmon, infinity, kardon, magnepan, paragon, pdf, preamp, receiver, unitrac, vsxd2s

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Favorite watch?? kennyt Off-Topic Posts 87 11-21-2011 06:35 PM
Favorite internet radio stations? TheMoose Off-Topic Posts 15 09-17-2008 04:22 AM
Favorite Beer? kennyt Off-Topic Posts 20 02-29-2008 07:58 PM
Classic Video Projector Reviews JerryDelColliano Video Projectors 0 09-01-2007 04:15 PM
Meridian Projector - my favorite component ever JerryDelColliano Video Projectors 0 07-23-2007 07:23 PM




SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1