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Caveman Jim

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Not looking for a boom box, I have one now. Wanting more of a medium sized model about 75 watts max with reciever/tuner, cassette, CD, turntable & bookshelf speakers.
LMK what you have that you can part with.:D
Can trade ruff cut Oak lumber, boards are (5/4-7/4 thick, 6-12" wide & 7-8' lengths.
Fishing trips in the spring, summer & fall when I know there are fish to catch every day.;)

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Goodwill sells old school stereo components for $15. The store I browsed had outlets nearby so that you could ensure they turn on and the lights functioned.
 

jbett98

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Estate sales are the best places I've seen for quality sets. Just look at upcoming sales in your neighborhood on Estatesale-Finder.com.
They always show some pics of audio equipment.
 
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3MTA3

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If you run across something and want to know more about it or even if it's worth the asking just mention it here. I bet there are a lot of us into audio - you can count me as one of them. Lotsa scams out there - do a search on "white van speakers".
 

SA Shooter

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^^^ This ^^^

If you find something and want to know more, just post up here.

I used to have stacks and stacks of "vintage" Yamaha gear I picked up at estate sales, Goodwill, Salvation Army and local CL. I fixed, repaired, tested and sold off most of it some years ago. Wife said I was addicted...I responded with "I'm just keeping busy, dear."

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Besides my main system and a small garage/shop system, the only one I have left out of that stack is my alarm clock which consists of a Yamaha CR-1020 receiver, a Pioneer timer, a pair of NHT bookshelf speakers and a pair of no-name stands.

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The main system is a heck of a lot more complicated....
 
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Caveman Jim

Caveman Jim

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As always I know that I can count on my brother's here in this community for just about any topic.:cool:
As in the OP, I'm just looking for a medium to small sized unit to fit in my new Gun Room (I want an LP turntable also).:D
Thanks.;)
 

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Vintage gear is great since most of them can be refurbished - so long as "through hole" components are available they can be kept going almost indefinitely. Newer stuff just goes in the landfill if anything breaks.

Your best bet by far on turntables are used ones. You can find lots of good ones on CL pretty inexpensively. Make sure that whatever receiver, integrated, or preamp has a phono input or you will need a separate phono pre-amp. Otherwise it won't sound right - records are recorded on a "curve" to lessen surface noise and need to be electronically "straightened out" to sound normal.
 

3MTA3

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^^^ This ^^^

If you find something and want to know more, just post up here.

I used to have stacks and stacks of "vintage" Yamaha gear I picked up at estate sales, Goodwill, Salvation Army and local CL. I fixed, repaired, tested and sold off most of it some years ago. Wife said I was addicted...I responded with "I'm just keeping busy, dear."

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Besides my main system and a small garage/shop system, the only one I have left out of that stack is my alarm clock which consists of a Yamaha CR-1020 receiver, a Pioneer timer, a pair of NHT bookshelf speakers and a pair of no-name stands.

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The main system is a heck of a lot more complicated....
Yamaha fan myself - I have two B-2's (one being refurbed, then the other one gets it), an M-2 and an M-4

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I have a Sansui 80/80 amplifier that used to belong to my dad just sitting up in a shelf in my workshop... :D
 
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I have a Sansui 80/80 amplifier that used to belong to my dad just sitting up in a shelf in my workshop... :D
Send me an email. I could get rid of a couple speakers I have if your interested.
Sorry that I have stalled this thread guys, I do appreciate your posts.

That said, give me some details!!!:D
 

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If you want to get educated, hang out at audiokarma.org a bit. There is a bit of snake oil that gets taken seriously there (bi-wiring (not to be confused with bi-amplifying), cable risers, silver wire, etc.) , but the knowledge base is impressive! You can pretty easily find out the good, bad, and ugly there - vintage and new. There is a thread where people post things they find on Craigslist and others that can be of help as well.

thevintageknob.org is also a great place to browse. The site has a lot of the original literature on some of the more significant and popular gear as well as some good commentary by the site's owner. Not everything is there, but there is a lot. Unfortunately that Sansui 8080 is not listed there, though it should be.

When you start looking for receivers and amplifiers get a cheap set of speakers, as cheap as possible, and use those on unknown gear to avoid harming your nice ones.
 

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