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

    I've still got:

    Sony STR-7015 receiver that my father bought me to go away to college in 1977.
    Pair of Infinity Qe's that I bought a year or two later
    Pair of Berning ea-230's from, I think, about 1981
    Micro Seiki BL-51 that I bought in 1981 or 2
    A PS Audio Elite + integrated amp from 1984, recently acquired and serviced
    One pair of original Sequerra Met 7's and two pairs of Met 7 Mk. II's, bought from Dick in about 1985
    A Macintosh MR74, recently acquired
    A Scott 310A tuner
    A Heath A-7 amp.
    A Superphon Revelation Basic dual mono preamp - mid 80's?

    It all works fine!!

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

    Heathkit W5m monoblocks. circa 1960. They've been modified/rebuilt and sound great.

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    1928 Jackson Bell Swan.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CPP View Post
    My Micro Seiki BL-91 TT was manufactured in 1980, still going strong
    Update, not going strong anymore, lighting took it out yet again after I had the motor rewound. Back in the box.
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    I have a Fadel "metal coffin" 1920's tube radio! Next oldest is a late 40's Valco tube guitar amp.

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

    I think perhaps all my oldest component is perhaps all my component ???

    Technics SL-1210 MK II : 30 year's old
    Pioneer CT-95S : 23 year's old
    Luxman K100 : 30 year's old
    Inifinity Kappa 100 : 20 ...
    Proceed AMP2 : 22
    Tag Mc LAren T32R : 15 ???
    Marantz SA7S1/GRIMM AUDIO CC1/MARK LEVINSON 360S+TECHNICS SL1210 MKII/ORTOFON X1-MC/VPI CLASSIC 3 in rosewood/Audio-Technica ART-9/ESOTERIC E03+TAG MC LAREN T32R+JEFF ROWLAND CORUS+JEFF ROWLAND MODEL 625+Magnepan 3.7i+Cables line: all Furutech lineflux+power cord DIY

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

    Welcome to the forum, thank you for joining.

    Quote Originally Posted by greatoldone View Post
    I have a Fadel "metal coffin" 1920's tube radio! Next oldest is a late 40's Valco tube guitar amp.
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    Re: So how old is your "oldest" component?

    I got rid of all my vintage gear when got out of this hobby back in the day... jumping back in a few years ago I have tried a lot of different gear, relearning ...

    Well all my tubes are NOS, so I don't really count those... but I picked up a museum quality McIntosh that looks and sounds like the day it rolled out of the factory. Growing up in the shadow of the McIntosh factory I simply need one of their pieces...

    The 754 amplifier is from about 1990... so pushing 30 years old...

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

    Marantz 8b (59 yrs)
    ARC SP-3 (46 yrs)
    Linn LP12 (46 yrs)
    Quad ESL (61 yrs)

    and how much progress has been made in the intervening years?

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

    Must be my loudspeakers
    Focus Audio FS788 which i bought in 2007
    and my CD player Audio Aero Prima , also from 2007 ( but don't use it a lot after i got a Lumin streamer )
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    I just remembered the Technics tuner... it is from back in the late '70s early '80s. I actually had one in my system back in the day. It is also pictured in the photo above .
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    Re: So how old is your "oldest" component?

    Sansui Tuner from 1962

    Luxman T-110 tuner, 1976 or 77

    Thoren's TD-145 TT, 1976 or 77

    Pioneer PL-55x TT 1977

    Technic's SU-7600 Integrated Amp-1976

    Hitachi Tuner 1978

    Original Disc Washer 1977 or 79

    All in excellent working condition except for the Sansui which needs a little work.
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    Re: So how old is your "oldest" component?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mechnutt View Post
    Sansui Tuner from 1962

    Luxman T-110 tuner, 1976 or 77

    Thoren's TD-145 TT, 1976 or 77

    Pioneer PL-55x TT 1977

    Technic's SU-7600 Integrated Amp-1976

    Hitachi Tuner 1978

    Original Disc Washer 1977 or 79

    All in excellent working condition except for the Sansui which needs a little work.
    What about the end user? Boom! So how old is your "oldest" component?


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

    Quote Originally Posted by puroagave View Post
    Marantz 8b (59 yrs)
    ARC SP-3 (46 yrs)
    Linn LP12 (46 yrs)
    Quad ESL (61 yrs)

    and how much progress has been made in the intervening years?
    Amazing! So how old is your "oldest" component?

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

    I own a number of tube tuners for the 1950's. I have four Fisher brand and a couple H.H. Scott. Also a Mac MR55 which is their first tuner. It is mono AM/FM with provision for adding a multiplex unit.

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    Technics SP-10 MKII table
    SME 3012-R arm
    JBL 4345 speakers
    Micro Seiki SX-8000 air bearing table, SME 312s arm, SME 3012R arn, Dynavector XV-1s cartridge, Lyra Etna SL cartridge, ARC Ref 3 phono stage, Otari MX-55 2 track R2R, Ampex 350 tape repros, Roon Nucleus Plus music server, HiFi Rose 150B DAC, ARC Ref 6, ARC Ref 75 with KT-150s, Parasound JC5 amp , JBL 4345 speakers, Viero Equilibro Level 3 speaker cables, and Definitive Technology Ref subs.

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    My oldest is an HH Scott 272 from 1960 with a Empire 398 turntable from 1963. I also have a pair of Cornscala's that started out as a circa 1981 Cornwall's and modified about 11 years ago. My newest is a Bluesound Vault 2 which is fantastic!!!

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

    My oldest must be the Conrad Johnson PV-5 preamp. I think it was made in '84 or '86, although my Kef R107's were around the same time.

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

    My Micro Seiki DD-40 turntable is 39 years old. My McIntosh MA230 integrated amplifier is 54 years old. My JBL 4312A 3-way monitors are 30 years old. My McIntosh 4300V receiver is 30 years old.
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    Re: So how old is your "oldest" component?

    Original Sony Walkman AM-FM from 1980 and it still works.
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    In my shop I have a Marantz 2230 with mahogany case from 1972-74. Feels like a time warp each time I turn it on. I have only owned it for 15 years or so but purchased it for the nostalgia. It plays through a pair of Radio Shack Minimus 7 speakers. I have a pair of Spica TC50's in storage that still sound amazing for what they were and cost.
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    Re: So how old is your "oldest" component?

    Since I replaced my original Momentum pre-amp with the new HD version my oldest piece of gear is now my Alexandria X2 S2's.
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    Magico original S3, released in late 2013.

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

    Sansui TU-717 released in 1977
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    Both my Empire 298 Turntable from 1962 and my HH Scott Stereomaster 272 from either 1961 or '62, not sure which.

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    So how old is your "oldest" component?

    Audio Research SP-11, circa 1987. Getting ready to compare it to my ARC LS27 that's been running in my downstairs setup for the past 5 months. Should be an interesting comparison for me. Both are excellent sounding preamplifiers.
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    Kenwood KT-615 from 1979.

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

    One that I use as my main source component is my Ampex ATR-102 tape machine which dates from the late '70's, a bit older than my 40 year old daughter. My other ATR-102 dates from the same period, although I only use it for dubbing tapes. My prize collection of 200 reels of safety master tapes dates from the late '70's to late '80's. Next oldest, again in very frequent use when I am digitizing my analogue collection is my Pacific Microsonics Model Two which dates from the late '90's to about 2000. That puts it around the same age as my Avantgarde Duo speakers and Cary 2A3 Monoblock SET amps which drive them. I bought all of these used, starting about 12 years ago.

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    My McIntosh MR7083 tuner was sold from 1990-1995...
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    Just picked up some Lowboy 3s from 1971 from the original owner. Sounding awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by just dave View Post
    I guess my speakers,RTR model 10's I think they're from 74 or 75.
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    Re: So how old is your "oldest" component?

    Hello all. While "technically" not a component in the main rig or secondary rig, it is the oldest.

    It is on route (being shipped) to the house as I type this. It is a 1923 Stewart Warner tubed radio, Model 300.

    I thought it would be a cool piece of kit to be displayed in the stereo room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by treitz3 View Post
    Hello all. While "technically" not a component in the main rig or secondary rig, it is the oldest.

    It is on route (being shipped) to the house as I type this. It is a 1923 Stewart Warner tubed radio, Model 300.

    I thought it would be a cool piece of kit to be displayed in the stereo room.

    Tom
    Well, that beats me by 40 years!

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

    the oldest component in my system is also the best sounding one; the MR 70 tape preamps, from 1965. 4 of them. they are hot rodded. they do use Nuvistor tubes from 1965.

    the second oldest component in my system are my two Ampex ATR-102 tape decks joined to the MR 70 preamps, from 1976, they are also both hot rodded.

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

    Technics RS-1506, from 1977.
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    Re: So how old is your "oldest" component?

    My Akai GX-400D R-R in silver/black w/blue VU meters (#185 of 200 made) which I purchased in 1974 on Okinawa & had the heads relapped by JRF Magnetic Scientifics a few years ago.

    Best to all,

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

    Let's see. Currently in operation...

    Pioneer RT-1020L - 1974
    Technics SL-1700MK2 - 1979
    Nakamichi 582 - 1979

    Needs a little work (belts & re-cap)
    JVC KD-A8 - 1980
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    Re: So how old is your "oldest" component?

    My third system is enough vintage but fantastic quality

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

    And pre ANJ M 10

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

    My previous turntable, a Basis Debut Gold Standard with vacuum partnered with a Graham 2.2 tonearm, was purchased in 1998 (tonearm updated in 2002). It has recently found a new home.
    Preamp; WestminsterLab Quest with w/ Westminster Lab Ultra PC (C15)
    Interconnects; Nordost Valhalla V2 XLR
    SACD Player/DAC; Esoteric K-01XD w/ Shunyata Omega QRs PC (C15)
    Music Server/Streamer; Aurender N20 w/ Shunyata Omega QRs PC (C15)
    Digital cables; Shunyata Sigma V2 Clock (50 Ω & 75 Ω), Nordost Valhalla V2 S/PDIF
    Amplifier;Westminster Lab Rei Monoblock w/ Westminster Lab Ultra PC (C15) x 2
    Speakers; Magico A5 w/Apods, Westminster Lab Ultra speaker cable
    Power; Shunyata Everest 8000 w/ Sigma XC PC (C19)
    Grounding; Nordost QKore6 w/ premium and standard grounding wires
    Master Clock; Cybershaft OP21A-D Ultra Precision OCXO 10MHz w/ UpTone Audio JS-2 Linear Power Supply
    Network switch; Nordost QNET 5 Port Network Switch w/ QNet Stand and Nordost TC SORT Kones, Shunyata Omega Ethernet

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

    I have a couple of vintage '60s Mac MC225 - looking great and sounding pretty groovy.........20240519_144629.jpg
    Studio/Study:
    Mojo Audio Deja Vu Evo Universal Music Server > or McIntosh MVP-901 > Mojo Audio Mystique Evo Dac > Raven Audio Osprey Integrated Tube Amp > Harbeth P3ESR


    Main Listening Rig:
    Shunyata Denali D6000/SV2>Mojo Audio Deja Vu Evo Universal Music Server > or Jay's Audio CDT2-Mk3 > TotalDac D1-Tube > VAC Master Preamp > VAC Master 300 > JM Reynaud Orfeo Jubile


    Home Theater:
    Xfinity Cable Box or Oppo BDP105D > McIntosh C2300 Preamp > McIntosh MC302 Amp > JM Reynaud Offrande Supreme

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

    APT Holman pre-amp approx 50 years old (for display only, although I believe it still works).

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

    My Sony X55ES CD player is 33 years old, purchased in 1991.


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

    Used my dad’s McIntosh MC60s (1965 or so) for a while. A combination of the local repair guy dying, Mr DeWick’s retirement, and one more shorting out, they got the boot. As we are moving to be with our daughter and youngster at the end of the year, those tubes were not going to pass WAF to exist near the child. I did like the sound.

    Oldest part of my system appears to be the Oppo player.

    I have the Headroom Balanced Amplifier, and original Holo Audio Spring KTE DAC in my business office, with OG Senn HD800s.
    Amplification : Modwright LS300 - Atma-Sphere "Class D" monoblocks
    Digital : MSB Premier DAC+Digital Director, Oppo 203, Sonos Port (W4S mod)
    Analog : Technics SL1200G, Boulder 508
    Speakers : Daedalus Audio Muse Studio
    Headphone : BHSE + Voce

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

    My Bryston SP3. Bought it in 2013.


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    Preamp/Digital: Meitner MA3
    HT Processor: Bryston SP3
    Amps: Bryston 14b3, Bryston 4b3
    Speakers: Kef Reference 5, Kef Reference 4c
    Sub: REL Carbon Special
    Power: Shunyata Denali, Bryston BIT15
    Wires: Wireworld Silver Eclipse XLR & SC, Ethernet - WW Platinum USB
    Other: Stillpoint Ultra SS, ISO-Acoustics ISO Pucks

    -Kyle

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

    Quote Originally Posted by gian60 View Post
    My third system is enough vintage but fantastic quality

    IMG_6612.jpg
    Acoustat X... looks to be in lovely condition too :-)

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

    1982 Carver C1 Preamp:

    C1.jpg

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