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GEAR THREAD

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Talk about what you use to listen to your records, tapes, mp3s, whatever. Show off, discuss and talk about what makes your music sound so great.
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I guess I'll start

I buy refurbish and sell systems often. I had this one for a while

Technics SA-100
2 JBL G20

Receiver was mediocre, speakers are great. perfect bedroom levels
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>>53399510
question
just got a Atari mx5050 and the capstan belt is broke or something. anyone familiar with changing belts or schematics?
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>>53399806
I've changed a few belts before, this is a reel to reel I have. needed some restoration when I got it
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>>53399866
it was like when we opened it the belt was kind of melted and we had to take it out with a q tip and a knife. thing is though Otari doesn't make these capstan belts anymore so its like trial and error. is there like a diagram where you can figure out how to get the belt on?
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>>53399960
What happened is the rubber "devulcanized", so it turned to goo/tar. It's happened to me so many times and its a bitch to clean up.

what you need is a SAMS photofact. check out the site and punch in your model no# for a schemeatic if they have it.
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>>53400031
nah they don't have it :/ i was thinking though to get a basic diagram of a tape machine and compare the two or whatever, trial and error. was a sweet deal though, traded a DBX compressor for it, they used to run $1000 plus in 2003
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>>53399960
thanks btw too
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>>53400218
look what I found :^)

https://www.mediafire.com/?7d9fq4aduo7o08w
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>>53399684
why do you have a picture of the Trump Chicago skyscraper? jesus balls
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general statement, if anyone needs repair advice let me know, I might be able to help you out.

carrying on with more gear:

a 1971 Magnavox console. Built in speakers are muddy, but decent. I usually hook these up to external speakers and it sounds great. Recapped it a few years back.
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It's a bit different but mostly the same.
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Im a photographer as well m8
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>>53400416
>dat wood
>dat metal
>IT'S ALL SO SHINY
p-please just tell me that your record stack is less than 4 records high
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>>53400416
If large cabinet speakers sound tinny, does it mean the receiver does not give enough power (receiver isn't great) or that the speakers themselves are too blame? Unfortunately these speakers seem to be solid wood so I never was able to take them apart.
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>>53400460
What receiver? SA-500? Nice

>>53400476
The only record is mine on top, the ones underneath are junked/moldy etc. dont worry, I know how to stack
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>>53400501

Even if they are solid wood you should be able to unscrew the speakers?

Tinny could be a speaker crossover issue or an receiver output issue. If headphones out sound ok on the receiver it is probably the speakers.
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>>53400521
yep

currently swapped out for a kenwood ka-405 though
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>>53400608
opinions on the two?
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>>53400521
show me that open!
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>>53400559
I meant to say amplifier, but it's like a 20 dollar new one I got just to test the speakers since I found them at goodwill. There are no headphone outputs.

I'll probably end up getting a good receiver soon so I will be able to use speakers instead of headphones. There are no visible screws on the speakers, they look as if someone used wood glue instead of screws. The cover on the front doesn't seem to come off either.
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>>53400629
ah shit sorry just saw
>>53400416
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>>53400649
Could also be dirty pots (potentiometers). Get some contact cleaner (de oxit or QD cleaner) and spray the inside of every switch and knob
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>>53400416
>>53400521
>>53400693
this one screams fedora
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>>53400626
the technics has never failed me one single time.

the kenwood has a few problems I'm working out but is way smaller. I like both of them so im not sure what to do.
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>>53400693
There is nothing sexier than good old gear in good condition.
Fuck smooth and shiny minimalism, this right here is the shit.
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>>53400712
why's that?
in the right environment, a piece of furniture like that could fit in well.
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>>53400712
Its basically an antique piece of furniture brah, fedoras would be using some cheap usb table
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This was by far my favorite thing I ever owned. A 70s Panasonic system. Cool green fishbowl dials.
Shame I had to sell it
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Whats the best phono preamp for under 150?

Right now I'm using the built in one on the yamaha R-s300, and want something with a bit more volume
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>>53401258
quality was so-so, but it was pretty unique in styling.
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>>53400796
>>53401122
ok, i thought fedoras were like these wannabe classy men drinking wine next to their antique forniture
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Had this at one point too before it died. an early 70s 4-channel receiver by a no-name brand
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My old setup at my last apartment
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I posted this in another thread earlier, I want to get into record collecting and my parents have these three turntables lying around collecting dust. I'm gonna pick one to take with me while I'm in town, they are a Dual CS505-3, a Phillips 312 and a Pioneer PL-5160.
I have speakers and an amp ready for it, just no idea which one is the best.
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>>53402319
those all look pretty good
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>>53402319
That pioneer is a fantastic model. One of their highest quality tables.
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Keep things oldschool
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>>53403073
damn that looks comfy af
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mein setup
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>>53403103
>tfw no visitors to listen to records and radio with
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>>53402650
Thanks man, from what I found online that seemed like the best one too.
Gimmie a week or so, and I might have a setup to post in one of these threads.
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Just replaced the shitty chrome bridge on my MIM Tele with a American brass bridge.

Night and fucking day, plays ten times better and sounds a thousand times better, tuning is SLIGHTLY less stable but negligible unless you're bending a ridiculous amount, could be because I haven't finetuned it yet.
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>>53403124
>iktf
i'm normally hanging out at other peoples' places since mine is too cramped for too many
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>>53403927

Thought this was an instrument thread, my bad
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No worries
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I just use these cheap Sony mdr xd200 headphones, because I care about the actual music, not the subtle changes in audio quality.
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drunk guy here i have sherwood and technics things aslso fisher speaks
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Nice gear, guys.
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>>53404589
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>>53404553
>using shitty headphones with poor reproduction creating an unfaithful sound reproduction
>IM JUST HERE FOR THE MUSIC GUYS

thats like wearing scratched dirty glasses and saying I wear them because I care about seeing, not how well I can see.
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>>53404607
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>>53404607
are all those movies yours? cause there's some good stuff but then there's some really ehhh stuff
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>>53404633
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>>53404607
whats the year on that sherwood m8?
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>>53404644

haha yeah me and the gf

>>53404649

late 70s
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>>53404665
well, as long as y'all having fun, I can't blame ya. props on that seinfield btw.
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jeeez so many sa 300s in thes thread
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>>53400416

Yeah I'm gonna take advice from a guy who stores his records horizontally. Idiot.
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>>53400416

wow that turntable is shit
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>>53404633

>flyers

in the trash it goes
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>>53404913
Sorry you can't read bro >>53400521

I've worked on and owned dozens of audio pieces friend.
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>>53405005

What you said means jack shit. We can all see with our eyes how your albums are laying retard.
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>>53405005

haha you are such a tard you system is so shit and you are sucha damn tard youdont enven soter you records verticalyy you dummy
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>>53405079
Great, feel free to tell me WHICH albums I have stacked horizontally. Tell me about how wrong I am for doing that. Tell me more about how you know more than I do about those shitty albums I stacked horizontally.
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>>53405139

just all of your fedorahcore albumbs you fat neckbeard fuck cool goodwill setup bro how much did you pay for that not more than 5$ i hope you stupid fuck
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>>53405211
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>>53405139

>it's okay to stack records on top of eachother if they're bad

Then why do you have them you numbnuts jackass? As for why you are wrong for doing it:

http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/archive/index.php/t-303115.html

Any idiot knows this, yet your offering to give advice about audio related shit. It's hilarious. Take your setup back to the salvation army and stop ruining records.
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>>53404633
this
>>53404965
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>>53405319

gtfo wongs fan
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>>53405245
>audiokarma
Feel free to look me up while you're on there. Active member since 2011.

And woah check this out >>53400470 I vertical stack my own personal records.
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>>53405364
>I vertical stack my own personal records.

Oh, so it's just other people's records you destroy. Good to know you're a jerkoff with no morals.
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>>53405364

nice tape deck youfaggot who even plays tepates they ar suck siht quality you faggot
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>>53405412
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Picked this up today for 15 bucks at goodwill

Its missing a cartridge and stylus but everything else is fully functional, the belt is in good shape.

Apart from a dinged up dust cover and peeling veneer on the plinth its in great shape, cleaned up nice.
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>>53407353
another pic
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>>53407378
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>>53407412
what color should I paint the plinth?
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>>53407431
matte black

Also the tonearms on those old pioneers were great nice find
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>>53407353
Is it real veneer or just that paper shit?
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>>53407486
like thin cellophane junk, peeled off like old scotch tape
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Such pleb setups. I couldn't stop laughing whilst scrolling down this thread.
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>>53407680
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I use a marantz 2238b with either Beyerdynamic dt770 pros, grado sr80i, or audiotechnica a700.
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