Estate/garage sale driven system

Discussion in 'Members' Systems' started by therocket290, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. therocket290

    therocket290 New Member

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    Here's my main system. I bought my first stereo for Christmas 2015, all new, low-budget stuff. Then I discovered some vintage gear at an estate sale a month later and I've been hooked since.

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    Infinity 7 Kappa ($40), Carver m1.0t (not an estate sale find), Sansui 9090db ($60, as preamp for now), Kenwood KD2070 ($30), Sony PS-FL1 ($70), Little Bear T-10, FiiO X3 ii, Dell mini 9 running Ubuntu for streaming. I'm really, really liking this setup for now.
     

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  2. Old Guy8

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    Very nice, and you only started last December!
    Also like the cabinet.
     
  3. MarZutra

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    Very nice. Kudos. Audioholism is a disease...LOL
     
  4. RDecartridge

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    you did good, nice.
     
  5. 70'sAudio

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    Nice Very Nice Indeed :thumbsup:

    ,Mike.
     
  6. Rome

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    Nice!
     
  7. Markoneswift

    Markoneswift Quartz locked n ready to rock Subscriber

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    You're doing well there my friend, a nice system. Its amazing how this hobby snowballs - since beginning in February this year, I've acquired dozens of speakers, several amps, six tape decks, three turntables and at least 10 CD players ! Not to mention all the cassettes, records etc. Enjoy !
     
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  8. Muzzerfuzzer

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    Ok, so I agree. As soon as the warehouse is finished I'll get more ! ( insert evil laugh and finger twiddle ) I love the smell of ozone in the morning !
     
  9. Nightwisher

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    I'm impressed. Good work getting that together at those prices in that amount of time! :thumbsup:
     

     

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  10. hugo454

    hugo454 Gold Member Subscriber

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    you've done very well for yourself.
     
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    A rocks throw from JBLM !!!!
    Outstanding....
     
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  12. therocket290

    therocket290 New Member

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    Here's an update on my system.
    I set my Onkyo receiver up as a preamp, so that I can use its streaming capabilities.
    I now have the Sansui powering my Boston Acoustics A150s in the dining room.
    I picked up a Yamaha A-1020 (under the Sansui) at an estate sale awhile back and I'm using its phono preamp for the Sony turntable, as well as the headphone jack for my headphones.
    I also just picked up a Sanyo Plus Q40 in great condition.
    I built a cool-looking wood shelf for the turntable, but I had some resonance issues that the bricks seemed to solve.

     
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  13. ThomasB98908

    ThomasB98908 Well-Known Member

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    NICE - Merry Christms - ENJOY
     
  14. mark warren

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    you did real good on those infinity kappas! what a steal...........................
     
  15. therocket290

    therocket290 New Member

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    I couldn't pass up these Advent/3 speakers I saw for $20 on my recent goodwill run. I haven't heard any Advents before and I must say that I'm impressed by how good they sound for their size and age.
    On another note, I spent my winter break studying electronics and just put together my first amp (a JLH). I'm even more impressed by that, but I'll save it for another forum.
     
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  16. FOH Engineer

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    Please Lord don't let the Aquarium leak.....Amen ....gulp
    Great looking gear, Good For You...
     
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  17. therocket290

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    I've been checking out different speakers for my new homemade amp and have settled on a pair of Klipsch KG 4.2. On another note, I scored a pair of KLH Model 5 speakers at GW for $15. It will be my first recap job. I've read good things about them and am excited to hear them with their tweeters working (I really like my Advent /3 speakers).
     
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  18. Old Guy8

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    I have pair of Fives, about to rebuild. They should sound nice. Mine had non-original mids in one and stiil sounded good. Got originals to install. Enjoy.
     
  19. jeep jones

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    Congradulations. You are in a GW sweetspot. Hillsboro and surrounding area is hot right now for donated gear showing up at Goodwill. Somebody's been cleaning out their closets...Wish I lived closer. Nice collection!
     
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  20. therocket290

    therocket290 New Member

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    My main system has undergone a few changes, so I thought I would post an update. I picked up an old Magnavox 8802 to recap and set up as a stand-alone amp. I like it so much, that I ended getting a Dynaco ST-70.
    On the day I picked up the Dynaco, I had my bid for a pair of Klipsch Quartets accepted at an estate sale! I made some stands for my newly recapped KLH Model 5s and they work well for the Quartets, putting the mid horn right at ear level.
    I really like the sound of the Dynaco through the Quartets. I'll try it through the Model 5s in a few days (The Model 5s sound fantastic after the recap!)
     

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