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Old 03-08-2012, 06:03 AM
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Found a mint Sony CDP-507ESD CD player languishing on the shelf at the SA. 20 clams later and she was mine. Works perfectly and sounds great. Thats two ES pieces in about three days.
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:46 AM
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One of the best finds I came across was an Technics SL-1810 for FREE!! Locally we have a forum called freecycle. Everything is for free on it but the majority of the stuff is old kids clothes, furniture and books. But every once and awhile something good pops up and you better be ready to go get it!
The table was in GREAT condition minus the broken stylus. I gave it a good cleaning, a cardas rewire, a tonearm dampening and a new Shure M91ED cart and stylus. I couldn't be more happy with my table after investing a massive $55 dollars!

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Old 03-08-2012, 07:01 AM
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One of the best finds I came across was an Technics SL-1810 for FREE!! Locally we have a forum called freecycle. Everything is for free on it but the majority of the stuff is old kids clothes, furniture and books. But every once and awhile something good pops up and you better be ready to go get it!
The table was in GREAT condition minus the broken stylus. I gave it a good cleaning, a cardas rewire, a tonearm dampening and a new Shure M91ED cart and stylus. I couldn't be more happy with my table after investing a massive $55 dollars!

I have attached a pic..
Fine turntable for free, built like a tank, great catch !!
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:04 PM
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Gotta love when you can leave GW with 10 or more CDs at a buck a piece.

Just think about it: All the crappy CDs ten years ago that you found at GW or in the clearance section were at least 5 bucks. Now you can get some great stuff for a buck at places like GW and HPB. I've stocked up on about 30+CDs at both places for a buck a piece. It's nice that I can build up my analog and digital music collection. The CDs all get ripped on the computer, placed in a CD case, and the jewel cases go into a storage bin as space on the shelf is limited to records and books.
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:52 PM
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Was at the local thrift and snagged a nice Technics SA-505 that had some issues. They were going to toss it but I was able to save it for nada Took it home and pulled it apart, deoxit, clean, ect... and now it's singing wonderfully. Impressive little piece at 63 wpc
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:30 PM
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Not a best find...I could probably find a box of sealed copies at a thrift.
I have,but not that album.
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:34 PM
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WOW - great finds - they cleaned up really well - I love the Marantz TT

I have not had any luck selling mine.









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Old 03-09-2012, 03:39 AM
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Cambridge Audio Azure 340a integrated amp, with remote and manual. It all works ... $15.

I'll do the for that!
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:20 PM
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Got all working NAD 2030B for $8. Very good condition. Awesome sound.
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:45 PM
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Cambridge Audio Azure 340a integrated amp, with remote and manual. It all works ... $15.

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WOW!!! Very nice pick up...
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Old 03-09-2012, 10:13 PM
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Found a Teac PD-D900 at the Goodwill today. I didn't buy it, but it was still special for me.

It turns out that this changer, which I bought for $10 at my Borders store-closing sale, and marked as an AEI Music Network AEI970...IS A CLONE OF THE PD-D900! Compare:



Not the greatest changer ever (either version), but it sure was serendipitous.
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:29 AM
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Got this DBX NX-40 noise reducer at Goodwill for $1.00. Haven't tried it yet. Anyone know what it does?



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Old 03-10-2012, 08:51 AM
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That DBX unit is a cool pickup for a great price! I'm assuming it is used for reducing tape hiss and such from tape units. I'm wondering what the disc decoder part does.
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Old 03-10-2012, 10:18 AM
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DBX Disc Decoder was a feature only used with select LPs that were released in DBX-encoded format. To listen to these LPs, you'd set your source to Phono, engage the Tape Monitor and set the NX to Disc Decoder. The DBX-encoded LPs didn't sell well - likely as a result of the chicken/egg syndrome and the arrival of the CD.
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Old 03-10-2012, 10:27 AM
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Some of the DBX encoded lp's sound INCREDIBLE. Getting that DBX unit for a buck is a great score for sure. You might do well to search out a few DBX lp's if you can find them at a good price, it might be fun. Good score though.
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