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    Re: So how old is your "oldest" component?



    Aiwa F990 Cassette Deck obtain in 1983 and still kicking.

    Yeah, I am ducking all the vegetables being thrown my way right now as I can hear you saying...."Cassette Deck..Why a cassette deck?....And not even a Nak Dragon!"

    Well, boys and girls, I would put that Aiwa up against the Nak Dragon (a phenomenal deck BTW) any day and it even had Dolby C and HX-Pro (Dragon only had Dolby B if I remember correctly). ;-)

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    Nakamichi 700 ZXL - Circa 1980
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    I've come to the conclusion that the best way to add a vintage touch to a modern system is with a tuner. Vintage tuners look great, and they have the advantage of outperforming almost all contemporary tuners in sound quality. I just bought a Luxman T-110 from 1976 ($545 back then!). Although I am not about to encourage audiophiles to spend more time listening to FM radio on their $100k systems, the tuner does have a long history in the hobby and was the focus of a terrific amount of perfectionist inventive energy. Back in the day radio was so important to the culture! In Toronto we have a few stations (JazzFM and CBC Radio 2) that have excellent programming and low-compression signals. I'm having fun listening to the T-110 (5 Gangs, ceramic trimmer caps), not least because it sounds SO much better than the JCPenny MCS Receiver my Dad had when I was a kid. The sonic image is impressively clear and musical, with a substantial bottom end and extended highs. That "white fuzz" I associate with FM is not present. What a blast.

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    Re: So how old is your "oldest" component?

    Marantz 2270 (1976). I bought it at Bay Bloor Audio in Toronto. It was a lot of money for a UofT student!

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    Re: So how old is your "oldest" component?

    You mean Bay Bloor "Radio." I bought a pair of Mission Speakers there in 1993 when I was a U of T student. I used student loan money (HiFi is a necessity, right?).

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    Marantz 2270 (1976). I bought it at Bay Bloor Audio in Toronto. It was a lot of money for a UofT student!
    Magico S3 Mk II (M-Coat Titanium)
    AMG V12 ("Teatro" cartridge)
    Lampizator Atlantic Plus
    Blue Circle Custom Dual-Mono Preamp (Dual Shalcos, GZpz supply, KQ circuit)
    Auorasound VIDA (phono-stage)
    PS Audio BHK Signature 300 monoblocks
    Aurender N100h 4TB
    Nordost Frey 2
    HRS, Rix Rax

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    Re: So how old is your "oldest" component?

    Quote Originally Posted by BayStBroker View Post
    You mean Bay Bloor "Radio." I bought a pair of Mission Speakers there in 1993 when I was a U of T student. I used student loan money (HiFi is a necessity, right?).
    Cool! Yes, I did mean Bay Bloor Radio (oops). (Haha, I used student loan money too). Do you know if they're still in business in the Manulife Centre?

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    Re: So how old is your "oldest" component?

    some great photos

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    Awesome Sounding Deck......Love The Horizontal Control Panel
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    Aiwa F990 Cassette Deck obtain in 1983 and still kicking.

    Yeah, I am ducking all the vegetables being thrown my way right now as I can hear you saying...."Cassette Deck..Why a cassette deck?....And not even a Nak Dragon!"

    Well, boys and girls, I would put that Aiwa up against the Nak Dragon (a phenomenal deck BTW) any day and it even had Dolby C and HX-Pro (Dragon only had Dolby B if I remember correctly). ;-)

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    Dahlquist DQ 20.....I have owned many speakers,these are special and remain in my possession. Serviced in 2013 by Mr. Legall (gentleman in the photo..at his shop during final testing)

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    Re: So how old is your "oldest" component?

    My SME V tonearm is over ten years old. Still operating perfectly.
    Air Tight PC1 Supreme, Benz LPS, No table or arm, AudioNet, YG Acoustics

 

 
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