California Audiophool

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Vintage Hi-Fi restoration. Sansui. Luxman. Revox. Pioneer. Yamaha. Technics. Allison speakers. Twitter: Vint_HiFi
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Technics SA-1000. I had a smaller model, and it was great. These are underrated compared to the Pioneers. technics pioneer receiver amplifier audio hifi stereo

17 Hours ago
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I just found the Technics pic i posted yesterday with the original text technics ReelToReel vinyl tuner amplifier speaker tonearm receiver audio hifi 1970s music

18 Hours ago
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Ever tried a linear tracking turntable? I see technics, yamaha, sansui and others made them but i never tried. I know somw guys using really high end air bearing linear trackers on their big VPI. I dont have big problems with inner groove distodtion so it hasnt grabbed me but still am curious... technics vinyl phono turntable audio hifi yamaha sansui VPI

18 Hours ago
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Nice wide tape! studer revox ReelToReel analoguemusic vinyl audio hifi nagra akai

18 Hours ago
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A lot of products here I am not familiar with so it isn't easy for me to guess the brand (all same brand). For me the r2r gives it away but I bet many of you know the amps etc. All TECHNICS Technics hifi 1970s stereo audio music amplifier ReelToReel tuner vinyl recordplayer phono speakers tonearm cassette

1 Days ago
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Thorens TD125MKiiAB. I have never had a Thorens but I know many who swear by them. vinyl turntable audio record phono hifi vintagehifi music thorens stereo music

1 Days ago
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Can anyone tell me about uher brand? The boxes say "tape recorder", "tuner" etc hifi audio 1970s uher

1 Days ago
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One last shot of the Sansui AU-111 phono board... This time with rest of preamp in background. sansui au-111 tubeamp amplifier hifi audio stereo 1965 music vinyl ReelToReel

2 Days ago
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Sansui AU-111 phono board done. Underside got some new C0G ceramics too. The old mylar (brown rectangular caps) changed to silver mica or polypro. High frequency shunt to ground changed from electrolytic to polyester dilm cap. Lots of variation between original parts here and schematic. And yes those old hitachi transistors i figured had to be NPN were in fact NPN despite schematic. Replaced those with some low-noise modern equivalents. Just fine tuning AC wiring and hum balance to get noise to non-existant than time to wrap this up.... Almost done sansui au-111 tubeamp amplifier hifi audio stereo 1965 music vinyl ReelToReel

2 Days ago
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Sansui AU-111 phono section. Some ceramics tucked away underneath. Check out the old style 'sansui, logo on the board. sansui au-111 tubeamp amplifier hifi audio stereo 1965 music vinyl ReelToReel

2 Days ago
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Before shots of Sansui AU-111 phono and tape head section. (Yup, u can supply signal directly from your tape head). It is a 1965 solid-state - tube hybrid. An Si NPN at first stage (AU-70 in 1964 used PNP Ge but the AU-111 came a year later and they moved to Si). There were several issues to fix but all went smoothly... Done all on first attempt. And did some upgrades in signal path with dilm ac coupling caps replacing the electrolytics. sansui au-111 tubeamp amplifier hifi audio stereo 1965 music vinyl ReelToReel

2 Days ago
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Never had much Panansonic gear but definitely am getting interested in quadraphonic... panasonic quad quadraphonic ReelToReel analoguemusic speakers amplifier receiver audio hifi 1970s music stereo

2 Days ago
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This Pioneer ad is a bit weird... Machines are RT-1050 and RT-1020 I believe. The 1020 came in both low speed (1020L) and high speed (1020H) versions. Pioneer ReelToReel audio tape analoguemusic analogue vintage vintagehifi hifi

2 Days ago
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Marantz 5420 cassette deck. Never had one of these desk top profile units but always liked ths look. Was is a performer? marantz 5420 cassette tape analogue analoguemusic hifi vintage vintagehifi audio music vinyl nakamichi

2 Days ago
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I know nothing about this one but I do love those round dial tuners. My first tuner was a round dial Sansui AU-666 radio tuner hifi audio vintagehifi stereo amplifier 1970s

3 Days ago
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Please dont get that 40 track r2r wet! ReelToReel hifi 1970s vintage vintagehifi audio stereo audio beach studio mastering recordingstudio vinyl tape revox atr

3 Days ago
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Ahhhh Sansui schematics... This time it was the first transistor (phono amp) that was drawn as PNP (arrow in) but should be NPN. I could see it from the surrounding voltages, but doubled guessed myself for a while and questioned the power supply part of schematics as a sister model i own does has PNP in same position... but Ge instead of Si. Simple stuff but a pain when there are multiple errors on schematic. Marking corrections to schematic as i go. These notes are always gold for someone like me with a bad memory for such things. Sansui AU-111. sansui au111 tubeamp audio hifi vintagehifi

4 Days ago
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I only owned one sony cassette player and never used many of their tapes but always thought their marketing was sharp. Remember when Sony = quality? sony cassette audio 1970s 1980s audio hifi stereo

4 Days ago
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The B series. I am working my way towards a comolete set slowly... revox ReelToReel vinyl tuner amplifier audio hifi vintage vintagehifi

4 Days ago
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Denon avr-x8500x has 13.2 channels: world first in a consumer receiver. Meanwhile i am seriously consider taking the plunge from stereo to quad. Tell me, will 13.2 take off? denon ces2018 receiver surroundsound audio hifi amplifier

5 Days ago
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Johan from South Africa did the most amazing Sansui AU-111 rebuild. I did a few things differently in mine, including replacing the old mylar caps which i found several bad ones of. But i can not approach this level of tidy arranging...u should see the original layout... a bit of a mess. I still think this is the most amazing tube rebuild i have ever seen. sansui au111 audiokarkma hifi vintagehifi tubeamp amplifier

5 Days ago
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Another Sansui QRX/QS poster. Any artist info on this series of posters out there? . . .sansui hifi audio quadraphonic quad surroundsound music vintagehifi

5 Days ago
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Sansui QSD-1. You can buy this one on ebay right now (not mine). I have been learning a lot about the different techniques of extracting 4 channels from a 2 channel signal. Some ways seem a lot better than others. The Sansui QSD-1 is even more advanced in this regard than the QRX-9001 or QSD-2. Tate is another brand popular for this stuff. But did you know there is a company making something like this new still? I will get a unit probably and let you know how iy goes... sansui qsd1 quad quadraphonic surroundsound vintagehifi audio hifi

6 Days ago
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7.5ips 4-track reel tape. Thirty Seconds Over Winterland -Jefferson Airplane (1973). Grunt Records. Manufactured by Stereotape (A division of Magtec). I didnt really get into Jefferson until the early 2010s! Now i love it. jeffersonairplane ReelToReel tape analoguemusic hifi vintage vintagehifi rock music r2r

6 Days ago
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JBL L100 reissue by Harmon (owned by Samsung) was on show at CES 2018. The L100 Classic will be $US4k in Spring 2018. How do folk feel about this reissue? Looks like drivers are rather different... Could be good, could be bad. The originals sell for a fraction of the asking price here and don't need very expensive restoration; I think again i would go for the original unless the reissue sounds really much better. ces ces2018 jbl l100 L100Classic speakers vintagehifi audio music

6 Days ago
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Technics SP10R has been demonstrated at CES 2018. I guess i will not be buying one but I love that it unabashedly owes so much to a vintage model. Edit: Read my comments below for pricing (hint: it aint cheap) ces2018 ces vinyl Technics sp10r phono turntable record LP recordplayer audio hifi

6 Days ago
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An oldie but a goodie. Anyone else really love Maxwell tape growing up? cassette ReelToReel tape audio music hifi Maxwell

7 Days ago
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The internal shots in my last post were from a Marantz Model 1 mono preamp plus stereo adapter set on ebay. These would match the Model 2 power amp (not pictured). These old Marantz seem to go for big $... marantz quad tubeamp tube preamp amplifier audio hifi vintage vintagehifi

7 Days ago
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Any guesses? I saw this on ebay listes for 15k or best offer. sansui quad mcintosh fisher pioneer luxman stereo hifi vintagehifi

9 Days ago
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Sansui QS Variomatrix quadraphonic poster. Another ebay find that i wanted to buy but let go... sansui quadraphonic hifi audio vintagehifi variomatrix quad music surroundsound

10 Days ago
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Many of you guessed correctly on the last post. It is in fact a bulk reel tape eraser. The purpose of the device is that it erases deeper than most consumer decks (some folk erase by recorsing silence once and then record music (ie erase twice)) to get perfectly quiet background. So by using the external bulk eraser you can save wear and tear on your tape deck and it is done in 10 seconds. Note that i dont turn off the device until the tape is far away. I think many can guess why... . . . ReelToReel tape hifi audio audiokarkma bulkeraser analogue vintage vintagehifi revox tandberg akai studer nagra technicis otari pioneer sansui

11 Days ago
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Who knows what this audio related accessory is? It is one of those things i thought i wouldn't use but it is very handy for me.

13 Days ago
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Sansui PR330 parts removed. This is from a pair of mono tube preceivers. sansui PR330 diy audiokarma audio tubeamp preamp marantz Fisher quad Mcintosh

13 Days ago