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I don't own any, but I lust for some old Klipsch's. A budd has four Heresies and it's a sound I could get used to.
 

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I don't own any, but I lust for some old Klipsch's. A budd has four Heresies and it's a sound I could get used to.
Klipsch are very addictive. Search Craigslist for local sales. Should find some nice examples. To blow away your buddy's Heresys try a pair of Cornwalls. You can pick them up for $500-800. Heresys would go for $300-500 depending on finish and condition.
 

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I have been scanning th 'list and I've seen a few pairs of heresies and one pair of cornwalls. I've never heard the Cornwalls, is it pretty much just MORE of that Klipsch sound, or what?

I've been contimplating a music only system in another room with some tube power and some way of receiving digital signal from my changer and SACD player.

Anyway, Ron, your setup is truly impressive, a Klipsch fan's dream. From what I've read, you have tha same speaker setup a a lot of movie theaters did until quite recently.
 

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I have an old Marantz receiver still sitting in my parents basement, half way across the country. I saved it from going into the trash at a store that I used to work at when they switched to "muzak." They were going to chuck it because the FM tuner was starting to drift off channel. I think I was about 16yrs old when I grabbed it. I had it hooked up for a little while with my Dads old Advent speakers (not sure which model), and that sounded great. Kind of laid the foundation for my current obsession. Next time I drive back to my folks house (CA->MI) I am going to bring the Marantz and my old Technics turntable home with me, along with all the ELO, AC/DC, Van Halen, Doors, Clash, and Billy Idol LP's that reside with them....
 
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Snell Acoustics Type A speakers.. the speakers that put Snell Acoustics on the map and designed by the late Peter Snell himself...

Just rebuilt them with new tweeter, midrange and woofers and recalibrated crossover networks.. Amazingly Snell Acoustics has replacement speakers for any system they have ever built and the speakers are all custom builds.

And to drive them a Crown DC-300A Power Amp

Vandersteen OL-1 moving coil head end preamp.. sounds great with a new Audio Research SP-17 just added to the system..

All the above are late '70s, early '80s vintage equipment, except the SP-17.
 

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I've got an all '70's vintage system. A Yamaha direct drive tt connected to HK Citation 11 pre-amp and Citation 19 power amp. The speakers are JBL L212 sat/sub system, which was the first consumer available powered sub system.
But I upgraded the speakers by building new boxes that are mirror imaged, which provides a better soundstage. Plus I built new, high end cross overs. Couple-Charged XOs, the same type that JBL currently uses in their top of the line $60K Everest and $30K K2 speakers.
Building CC XOs really brings older speakers into the 21st century.
 

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PT800, have you had anything done to the Harmam Kardon components? Many of the Citation Elevens I've come across are pretty rough and need reconditioning.
 

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PT800, have you had anything done to the Harmam Kardon components? Many of the Citation Elevens I've come across are pretty rough and need reconditioning.
I bought mine about a year ago, it had been a demo unit and had seen very little use, works and sounds great.
 

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I have a pair of Technics SB-F3 speakers. They are vintage 1982-83. They are unique in that they have very good quality aluminum enclosures and were decent speakers in their time.

The horn tweeter has failed in one of them and I'm looking for a sutable replacement. They are mounted using 3 screws 120 degrees apart on a 3" diameter circle.

The horn tweeter has a part number EAS-7HH05SA, but I have been unable to track a replacement down. Can someone help me with this?

As long as the cost was reasonable, I would love to upgrade both speakers to be more equivalent to Polk LSi's since I think that they could make great rear surround speakers.
 

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I have a pair of Technics SB-F3 speakers. They are vintage 1982-83. They are unique in that they have very good quality aluminum enclosures and were decent speakers in their time.

The horn tweeter has failed in one of them and I'm looking for a sutable replacement. They are mounted using 3 screws 120 degrees apart on a 3" diameter circle.

The horn tweeter has a part number EAS-7HH05SA, but I have been unable to track a replacement down. Can someone help me with this?

As long as the cost was reasonable, I would love to upgrade both speakers to be more equivalent to Polk LSi's since I think that they could make great rear surround speakers.
Look in this link for Orange County Speaker and The Speaker Exchange. These are two of the better places to look for speaker components for older speakers. If they don't have them they may know where to look.
http://www.hometheatershack.com/forums/manufacturer-vendor-reference-information/4398-service-centers.html
 

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My bedroom system consists mostly of vintage Pioneer Silver era equipment. I use it for my alarm clock but it will rock out if need be.

SA-6800 Integrated Amplifier at 45w/ch
TX-6800 Tuner
CT-F900 Cassette Deck
PL-514 Turntable with Shure V15 Type IV Cartridge
HPM-40 Speakers (2nd generation)
DT-5 Audio Timer

I also acquired my fathers SX-650 receiver and HPM-40 speakers (1st generation)

My main system consists of some vintage Pioneer as well:
PD-M90X Reference CD Player
HPM-100 Speakers

The remainder of my main system consists of non vintage:
Emotiva RSP-1 preamp
Emotiva RPA-1 Power Amp
Pioneer Elite DV-47A DVD/SACD player
Carver TX-11A Tuner

So I guess you could say I still like and use vintage gear. :yes:
 

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I've got all vintage stuff except for my CD player, a Pioneer DV-45.
Hafler DH 101 preamp (reconditioned)
Soundcraftsmen RP 22-12 EQ (reconditioned)
Phase Linear 400 Series I power amps (reconditioned)
Pioneer PL-71 turntable w/Shure M97eX (reconditioned)
2 Klipsch KG-4 (one PL 400 to drive them)
4 Realistic Optimus-7 loudspeakers(3 way floorstanding model from '74)..., driven with the other PL 400. Don't laugh until you hear them, I almost didn't hook up the Klipsches!
I have the speakers stacked with a pair of Opt-7's and a KG-4 on each side. Stands 7' tall, and sounds stunningly 3d.

I love my vintage stuff. Almost as much as I love reconditioning it!
 

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I use JBL Century L-100's in our theater area daily. Bought new more than 30 years ago. The Dual Turntable and Sony Reel to Reel have been retired but I still have them. The Marantz 2230 receiver still works and is used in the bedroom. It only has 30 Watts per channel but looks good.
 

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My parents still have their 1966 solid wood console stereo system in there living room that they still use daily, They have a CD player hooked up to the tape line input and the turntable still works under the lid however it spins to fast and there records sound funny but I have not figured out how to slow it down for them (I had it all apart once to see if there was some sort of internal adjustment but found none).
 

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I still have the second stereo component I ever bought, a late 70s Marantz Model 1060 integrated amp. Rated for only 30 watts per channel but I'm sure it puts out a lot more than that. It's much heavier than you'd expect a 60-watt anything to be. It has pre-out and main in connections which have proved to be extremely useful over the years. I often use the amp section to power my bass guitar cabinet for home practicing. Right now I'm using it in a kind of "recording studio" I set up to transfer records and cassettes to CD, along with 90s vintage Pioneer three-head cassette deck and CD recorder. The turntable is a 1979 vintage Technics SL-3200 outfitted with a Shure V15 Type V-MR cartridge. It was the first and only turntable I've ever owned.

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Wayne
 

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The CA1010 and CA2010 were classic, as were the NS1000. Great stuff, and many of them are still out there working great.
 

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Hi, this is my first post!

I have a pair of Sansui SP-3000 speakers doing stereo duty in my shop. Believe me, we need the volume and these speakers fit the bill quite nicely. They lack a little on the low-end but in a loud work environment the bass would be drowned out anyway. These speakers work perfectly. Driving them is a Panasonic SA-H82 Hi-Fi Audio System.
 

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Ok, who is still seduced by vintage audio? There are quite a few followers of the 1970s classics. Double Large Advents anyone?
WOW, I have not listened to those in years. Very good speakers. I got one for you, the old DC series CROWN amplifiers. I used to deejay with them, they were great. Also, Bob Carvers PHASE LINEAR amplifiers. More expensive, but wonderful.
 
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