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Offline Zilch

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Offline LC

Re: Vintage Audio Buyer’s Guide: Five Myths Busted!
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2021, 07:55:34 PM »
Very interesting read. Thanks for posting this 510.  :2thumbs:
Where do you see yourself fit in this bracket?
Are you longing for good quality vintage, or has collectable vintage have no space in your life?

Offline Ingvar Ahlberg

Re: Vintage Audio Buyer’s Guide: Five Myths Busted!
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2021, 09:04:06 PM »
Pretty shallow I think, also covering mostly mid-fi brands and the American market sales figures, the best finds today are often in the
"high end" 70:s and primarily early to mid 80:s brands/products.

Caps often needs replacing and that is no problem but just as common with dead semiconductors where exact replacements are totally unavailable, can still be repaired but requires very good knowledga to choose replacement components.

Prices going up or down is also extremely market dependent, also the average age of buyers, in this context USA is a small market compared to for instance Europe.

Still fun thou that this gets attention, I do like good quality vintage equipment of many segments and like the idea of repairing stuff instead of throwing away just building our scrap mountains even higher.

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Offline Francois

Re: Vintage Audio Buyer’s Guide: Five Myths Busted!
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2021, 09:44:00 PM »
Its TRUE guys! Your old stuff is worth crap....


IM YOUR SALVATION, LET ME SAVE YOU!!


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Offline Curlycat

Re: Vintage Audio Buyer’s Guide: Five Myths Busted!
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2021, 06:53:00 PM »
Interesting read, of course, writers bias applies.

I have gone through many, many amplifiers and what stayed is a vintage Marantz from about 1982. I do however think that this niche market, trend-wise vs age-related nostalgia, will influence future values and demand/sales downwards. But, as the world population grows, it may just grow the niche and the market henceforth.




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Re: Vintage Audio Buyer’s Guide: Five Myths Busted!
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2021, 02:10:33 PM »
Interesting read! Thanks. Theres tons of vintage audio equipment cache yet to be re-discovered.

Offline scrarfussi

Re: Vintage Audio Buyer’s Guide: Five Myths Busted!
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2021, 06:23:56 PM »
What they failed to mention was vintage in good nic
yes there may be plenty but it does not mean that its in good nic
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Re: Vintage Audio Buyer’s Guide: Five Myths Busted!
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2021, 10:50:36 PM »
I don't think this author knows what Hi End means....
Good luck finding a Mark Levinson Ref 32 in an attic and the reason the average buyer is 50 years or older is because it currently costs $14000 used....
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Re: Vintage Audio Buyer’s Guide: Five Myths Busted!
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2021, 07:04:29 PM »
So I was recently gifted a Technics SU-V6X integrated amp.  Was pretty filthy and was missing all the side screws (me being me, I obviously had replacements).

Thankfully, some cleaning with Clean Green and Spirits did the trick.  Also had to clean all the pots.

Amp is working now like you wouldn't believe.  Sounds pretty good.



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