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Classic High-End Gear

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

  1. PRESSON100

    PRESSON100 Member

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

     

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  2. the_nines

    the_nines AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    My submission.

    Accuphase DP-80:
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    Accuphase DC-81:
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  3. mcgarick

    mcgarick Well-Known Member

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    How about a Threshold S300II
     

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  4. asilker

    asilker Bible Reader Subscriber

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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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  5. ScottFan355

    ScottFan355 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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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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  6. SteveS in VA

    SteveS in VA Active Member

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

     

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  7. greatoldone

    greatoldone Member

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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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  8. greatoldone

    greatoldone Member

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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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  9. greatoldone

    greatoldone Member

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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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  10. Roadrash

    Roadrash AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    HK Citation 16
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    Kenwood L-09M
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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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  11. E-Stat

    E-Stat AK Subscriber Subscriber

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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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  12. MikeBailey99

    MikeBailey99 New Member

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    How about the ADC Accutrac 4000?
     

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  13. 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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  14. 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.
     
  15. Ken Boyd

    Ken Boyd AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    You can't have a vintage classic high end thread without Infinity's top of the line speaker of the 70's. In fact this picture was from a stereo magazine contest give away. The dream system giveaway.

    The Infinity Quantum Line Source One speakers.

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  16. Ken Boyd

    Ken Boyd AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I know not many people are aware of Sansui's SP L series speakers but they were the TOTL from Sansui. Released in very limited numbers.

    SP L700's.

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  17. Ken Boyd

    Ken Boyd AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Bob Carver, who doesn't know of his name? Speaker system that he introduced back in the 70's was cutting edge for the times, and I should add, a pleasure to hear.

    The Phase Linear, Phase III Loud Speaker System.

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  18. Freds.Bands

    Freds.Bands Live Music Listener Subscriber

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    I have not had an opportunity to listen to many of the equips mentioned in this thread, so I guess I am no expert. .These I mention here are what I have that others here have agreed with.

    I bought and still have the Dahlquist DQ-10, which has been mentioned here, but I never thought it was a such great speaker as many here believe. I have the Rectilinear IIIs and think they sound pretty good even without recapping (soon). I still have the Rabco SLT-8 BTW,

    J Gordon Holt listed my Heath AR-15 for one quarter only.
     
  19. SVI2004A

    SVI2004A Synchro Bias

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    I’ll list some top of the line power amps


    Accuphase M-100

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    Accuphase P-600

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    April Music Stello M200

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    Cambridge Azur 840W

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    Cambridge Azur 851W

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    Denon POA-8000

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    Denon POA-S1

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    Gryphon Antileum

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    Gryphon Colosseum

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    Gryphon Mephisto

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  20. SVI2004A

    SVI2004A Synchro Bias

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    Gryphon Reference One

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    Gryphon S100

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    Harman Kardon Citation XX

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    Luxman M-03

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    Luxman M-10

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    Marantz MA-9S2

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    Onkyo M510

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    Onkyo M509

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    Parasound Halo A21

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    Parasound HCA 3500

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