Classic High-End Gear

Discussion in 'General Audio Discussion' started by Negotiableterms, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. Fattner

    Fattner Well-Known Member

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    ? Does anyone have /use those cool old luxman amp with the 2 tubes glowing in the small window in the front of the unit ?? How were those same units ,they looked cool
     

     

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  2. Chubba

    Chubba Active Member

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    I had the 70?watt per side integrated driving a pair of Klipsch Lascala for about six months and enjoyed a lot.
     
  3. OldPolishGuy

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    Early, and current production, Quicksilver mono blocks. OPG.
     
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  4. ragtopolds6

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    I always liked the altec 603c....two in a room is simply stunning to listen to.
     
  5. Wally1955

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    Aloha

    Vintage Onkyo Gear is gorgous soundwise and design is very cool in my eyes and ears

    for example this one Onkyo A-929 or the early Integra series like A-711/150 and others

    Victor aka JVC got also nice Iron

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  6. BilboBaggins

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    I second or third the Spec 1 and 2s, and the Khorns, and I think my Mitsubishi DA-10DC is pretty special too!

    I would like to nominate the ESS AMT 1aM towers and the B&O 4002 turntable.

    The ESS, because these are still world class speakers with the capability to be bi amped and active crossover. The AMT was a game changer for ESS, and us audio enthusiasts.

    The 1974 B&O 4002 linear tracking turntable was also a game changer. It was the second generation linear tracking turntable from B&O which made major improvements over the original one, and who else was making linear tracking turntables? This unit is pure electro-mechanical art in action with no computer chips in it! A thing of beauty and style with quality being right up there. Watching one in action is a pleasure! And...one is featured in the original 1978 movie Dawn of the Dead


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  7. PRESSON100

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    I am a Tanberg fan. Does anyone else out there have any Tanberg?
     
  8. the_nines

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    My submission.

    Accuphase DP-80:
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  9. mcgarick

    mcgarick Well-Known Member

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    How about a Threshold S300II
     

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  10. asilker

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    Kind of surprised these haven't made the list yet but how about

    Garrard 301
    Garrard 401
    Thorens 124
    Ortofon 212
    Ortofon SPU
    Denon 103
    Kef/Rogers/etc ls3/5a
     
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  11. ScottFan355

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    My Scott 355 ($355 in 1961) just cuz it's so purty. The 208 is a thing of beauty too, just a little industrial. IMG_0109.JPG IMG_0118.JPG
     
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  12. SteveS in VA

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    My uncle owned a pair of KLH model 9 speakers--They surely qualify as high end.
     
  13. greatoldone

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    I still have a pair of KLH Nines in use. A one-owner pair I bought in 1992 from Hi Fi Classics of Far Rockaway, NY. $500! Have them connected to a Carver TFM15. Am planning to use my restored pair of Futterman H3AA's with them!
     
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  14. greatoldone

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    How about the Great American Sound gear! GAS! Designed by the late James Bongiorno and built in Chatsworth, CA 1975 -85. When Ampzilla appeared it was proclaimed by TAS/Harry Pearson as the world's best-sounding SS amp! I presently own two Son of Ampzilla's, a Grandson and a Thoebe preamp.
     
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  15. greatoldone

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    I nominate two speaker systems from the original INFINITY: the 2000A (hybrid cone/cone/electrostatic tweeter) and the Monitor 1A (cone/dome/Walsh tweeter). Built in Chatsworth, CA 1972 -75. I own both and can attest to their superior sound quality!
     
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  16. Roadrash

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    I'm pretty sure these pieces and the L-07C ll feeding the L-09Ms would all qualify as high end when they were current.
     
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  17. E-Stat

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    They are said to actually return to production with assistance from Arthur Janszen’s son, David who currently refurbishes the originals.
     

     

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  18. MikeBailey99

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    How about the ADC Accutrac 4000?
     

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  19. ehoove

    ehoove Old & New - Carpe Diem Staff Member Super Mod Subscriber

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    While innovative, the quality of the table just was not there for it to be considered a classic IMHO
    Regards,
    Jim
     
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  20. MikeBailey99

    MikeBailey99 New Member

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    It's a pity it's impossible to find some parts for them, though. It's not a bad sounding table, granted, but there are far better sounding ones out there, I will agree. I appreciate the electronics in it a lot tough. Innovative is definitely a word for it. The combination of mechanical and electronic, for it's time, is like fluid in motion to watch. Pulling it apart to clean and restore this one of mine was a lot of fun.
     

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