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Re: Vintage Audio Kit - Members' Pics
« Reply #30 on: July 26, 2014, 09:01:06 AM »
Not REALLY vintage, since they are younger than I am...
Compact disc players: Revox B226 from 1985, and B226 'black' from 1987. Pretty much identical inside except for trim and colour scheme.
Both use a Philips CDM-1 mechanism & optics, and a TDA1541 16bit 4x DAC.
They will play CDR, but not CDRW.
And CD-ROM - they were intended to also be used as "computer peripherals" and have SPDIF out and serial data I/O ports.



That system on your profile.Can we have some pics of that Mr. Pike?

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Re: Vintage Audio Kit - Members' Pics
« Reply #31 on: July 26, 2014, 02:25:03 PM »
How do you keep your stuff looking so shinny?
Depending on the item I clean, I use either or both acetone and alcohol swabs. Brushes and cotton buds :)

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Re: Vintage Audio Kit - Members' Pics
« Reply #32 on: July 27, 2014, 06:39:10 AM »
what happened to Sansui??
There modern stuff now is hardly desirable?

Not just Sansui. What happened to JVC, Teac, Phillips, Akai, Dynaco, Aiwa. I think people lost the plot when they focussed more on cutting costs by replacing metal with plastic and selling quantity instead of quality.

They lost the plot when they went from this



To this



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Re: Vintage Audio Kit - Members' Pics
« Reply #33 on: July 27, 2014, 09:00:51 AM »
Not just Sansui. What happened to JVC, Teac, Phillips, Akai, Dynaco, Aiwa. I think people lost the plot when they focussed more on cutting costs by replacing metal with plastic and selling quantity instead of quality.

A lot of the very high end flagship products sold at a loss, due to special materials and processes required to build them. Somewhere in between that and entry-level was the 1978 kit you posted. Something had to give. Besides, those were the days of "Jap Cr@p", a malicious propaganda spread to discredit Japanese industry.
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« Reply #34 on: July 27, 2014, 01:06:55 PM »
A lot of the very high end flagship products sold at a loss, due to special materials and processes required to build them. Somewhere in between that and entry-level was the 1978 kit you posted. Something had to give. Besides, those were the days of "Jap Cr@p", a malicious propaganda spread to discredit Japanese industry.

Those little guys from the land of the rising sun knew what they were doing with audio products. I do not mind paying for what I get but today you are not paying an equivalent for the components you are getting inside. Only a 6th of the price is components. The rest is salaries, marketing, ect.. Why didn't they go the nad 3020 or pioneer A400 route? Is it because they lost their passion and everything became just about the money?

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Re: Vintage Audio Kit - Members' Pics
« Reply #35 on: July 27, 2014, 04:26:18 PM »
Not just Sansui. What happened to JVC, Teac, Phillips, Akai, Dynaco, Aiwa. I think people lost the plot when they focussed more on cutting costs by replacing metal with plastic and selling quantity instead of quality.

They lost the plot when they went from this



To this



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You forgot Sony, yes some high end Sony exists for a premium, but go to game,macro, checkers hyper or anywhere actually and see what their volume sellers are. Pioneer are also guilty to some extent
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« Reply #36 on: July 27, 2014, 11:04:45 PM »
Sansui, Telefunken, Nakamichi are slightly different. Sony & Philips for example are still operating companies with an interest in their reputation.
The others ceased entirely to exist as manufacturers, only the brand name was traded.

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Re: Vintage Audio Kit - Members' Pics
« Reply #37 on: July 29, 2014, 10:40:19 AM »
My Vintage kit, used in my study and plan to capture Vinyl and convert to FLAC soon. Tuner works fine but Tape Deck needs an urgent service.










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« Reply #38 on: July 29, 2014, 11:00:20 AM »
My Vintage kit, used in my study and plan to capture Vinyl and convert to FLAC soon. Tuner works fine but Tape Deck needs an urgent service.









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« Reply #39 on: August 07, 2014, 08:45:32 PM »
My modest blood, sweat, tears and petrol Hi Fi  :Whoohoo:



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Re: Vintage Audio Kit - Members' Pics
« Reply #40 on: August 07, 2014, 08:47:31 PM »
That's an awesome setup VV  :thumbs: Really like that tuner  :whistler:

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« Reply #41 on: August 07, 2014, 08:54:33 PM »
Thanks Felix ........... Love the tuner, its clean and spot on  :thumbs:

Btw.......Jason is over the moon with his new amp  (Must admit i'm a bit jealous when i saw it in the flesh  :) )   

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Re: Vintage Audio Kit - Members' Pics
« Reply #42 on: August 07, 2014, 11:00:46 PM »
My modest blood, sweat, tears and petrol Hi Fi  :Whoohoo:

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What speakers are those?

My Vintage kit, used in my study and plan to capture Vinyl and ...


also what speakers do you use?
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Re: Vintage Audio Kit - Members' Pics
« Reply #43 on: August 08, 2014, 12:47:04 AM »
Freeking coolest vintage system ever!! :thumbs:  :2thumbs:



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« Reply #44 on: August 08, 2014, 08:32:37 AM »
Thanks Shonver  :thumbs: 

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