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Best Thrift Store/Goodwill/SA Finds

Discussion in 'Dollars and Sense' started by Marantzaholic, May 21, 2003.

  1. Dazaa

    Dazaa Super Member

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    It's one of 50 Indian 78's that I wanted but had to buy the whole lot, quite a few interesting instrumental tunes and lots of soundtracks.
     
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  2. axel340band

    axel340band Member

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    You lucky you know what. I've only ever found one, and it had a crack. Still cool as hell, but I wish I had more. How many were in the lot?
     
  3. Dazaa

    Dazaa Super Member

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    50 in total, thankfully all in a box so none have been damaged!
     
  4. RedShift42

    RedShift42 Some guy

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    Over the past year I've been simultaneously disappointed and relieved by thrift scores drying up.
    Between having a few nice higher-end pieces and limited storage space, I've been determined to only acquire when a find stands to elevate my system.
    But resolve broke down when all three of these Pioneers popped up the same week, three different shops, for under $20 total, Including the StraightWire cables!
    When you hot, you hot!
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    SA-510, SX-680, SA-7100
    Each in peachy condition, save for a missing switch cover and a B-speaker button, snapped off by a certain enthusiastic seven-year-old who thinks everything is a knob. <sigh>
    How could I resist a mini representation of each stage of Pioneer's hey-day?

    Now I mean it, no more mid-fi, no more mid-fi...
     
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  5. Lazarus Long

    Lazarus Long Super Member

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    Onkyo 2500 MKII. Powers on. Haven't tested beyond that. Looks like it will clean up nicely.
     
  6. Virgil

    Virgil Member

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    I made it to the Des Moines GW once. Not a lot there unfortunately. The best place was the downtown Seattle GW, looks like a mega-store. The goods [and the clientele] at the Capital Hill GW were certainly more upscale.
     

     

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  7. Dazaa

    Dazaa Super Member

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    Today at the recyclers a Marantz SR7009, don't usually buy HT receivers but thiS is a pretty recent model and mint condition. After a reset it seems to work fine!
     
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  8. SoCal Sam

    SoCal Sam Lunatic Member

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    Marantz AVR's sound decently good. Only problem with them is that most do not have Phono so they cannot pose as stereo receivers.
     
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  9. markshan

    markshan Sir Thrift a Lot Subscriber

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    There are lots of good stand alone pres. BTW, that one does have a phono pre. That is an exceptional score from the recyclers. That's actually the Atmos unit I was wishing I could afford when I got my Onkyo.
     
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  10. Lazarus Long

    Lazarus Long Super Member

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    I had a slightly lesser marantz ht receiver. I thought it sounded horrible UNTIL I preformed the reset!
     
  11. SoCal Sam

    SoCal Sam Lunatic Member

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    Always wanted a SR18 or an SR19 because of the faux gyro-tuner.
     

     

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  12. markshan

    markshan Sir Thrift a Lot Subscriber

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    Any used HT receiver has to be reset before use. The previous owner likely used the Audessy calibration to EQ for room and speakers. Of course the odds are excellent that this curve will be inappropriate for your room/speakers.
     
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  13. bobsvinyl

    bobsvinyl Painfully Aware Subscriber

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    It was raining this morning so I went to GW Buy the Pound instead of going to yard sales and I'm glad I did. On Saturday mornings there are only a few people there and no record buyers usually show up. A cart came out with about 150 records and this is part of what I found. I love the Texaco album.

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  14. Dazaa

    Dazaa Super Member

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    Yeh its been quiet the past few weeks till today, managed a Technics SU8077 in mint condition too. I'm still expecting an issue to show upwith the Marantz.
     
  15. Superreverb

    Superreverb Active Member

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    Went out to buy a few bags of pellets for my smoker and came home with this. Probably paid too much, but it fires up, looks great, and has all of the original paperwork...

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  16. zebra03

    zebra03 All Audio - NO BS

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  17. Falstaff

    Falstaff AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    My Pioneer SX550 has been showing signs of needing the power/speaker selector rotary switch cleaned of the carbon buildup (intermittent loss of one channel). So until I can get around to it, I stopped by a GW and was able to grab a $12 Technics SA GX550 90s receiver in good nick, just needing the dust blown out of it. As always it came sans the remote, but all functions work and I am surprised at how well it sounds, especially the phono stage. I know they can have heat issues but this one doesn't get more than warm to the touch.
    This is the most Technics gear I have ever had in the main line-up what with the sl1200mk2 and the SH-GE70 (really just there for eye candy and not in the signal chain being hooked up only to the tape monitor-see the pretty lights!) and now this receiver. Two year ago i was a died in the wool pioneer guy!
     
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  18. cpt_paranoia

    cpt_paranoia Well-Known Member

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    Kef KHT2001 5-speaker Uni-Q set. Paintwork a bit scratched, but otherwise okay.
     
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  19. Crazy Gnome

    Crazy Gnome Pouring some sugar on the RRHOF Subscriber

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    The Marvelettes actually holds Marvin Gaye's Let's get it on. Which i rescued and stuck in that cover at one of my frequent haunts for a nickel. The others came frome NC and I had to buy 5 bucks worth to use my card. Not pictured is The Drifters Golden Hits no cover but in great shape and 2 CD's Michael Jackson's Number One's and Eva Cassidy Live at Blues Alley.
     
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  20. jnicholson14

    jnicholson14 CLUTCHING AT STRAWS Subscriber

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    Thrift store tapes, about $3
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