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In Reply to: RE: And I personally owned Marantz 9 with OEM Rack Mount faceplates posted by drlowmu on March 23, 2017 at 16:36:29
Actually I discovered this hobby earlier than 1985, but I was too young to pursue it. It all started with my Dad's stereo system in the early 70s...
I am attaching a picture of my system today.
The Marantz 7C on the carpet is a custom unit which I rebuilt with a Khozmo 48 step remote control attenuator, Arizona "Cactus" PIO caps and schottky diode rectifiers. I alternate it with a 1959 all stock original preamp (gold faceplate).
The speakers are Chartwell 15 ohm LS3/5A's which interface particularly well with the 16 ohm tap of the Marantz 9's...
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Cool Vintage system. Thanks for the picture.
As I re-look, I must have owned those M-9-Rs about 1978. I never had them on my Tannoy Monitor Gold 15s. The more I think about it, I had them running on Single and Double KLH 9 ESLs.
Here is a ( bad ) photo of me broadly smiling in 1978, as I was taking home my second pair of KLH 9s. I bought this pair from Bobby Casner, a mailman who lived on Venice Blvd, in Venice, CA . I drove them ( carefully, on back city streets, slowly ) to my place in West L.A. - The same place that Alan Sides used to visit.
Have fun, I sure do. For 2017, its a DIY two stage DC SET JJ 2A3-40 amp, powering ALTEC A7-800s, with 395 pounds of concrete mass - loading per 825 enclosure. 515Bs and 802Ds. No preamp, an attenuator.
Crooner, add about 45 pounds of concrete patio blocks, on TOP of each of those small speakers. It will play WAY more focused in the midrange, and will be the most effective audio tweak you have ever experienced.
I go to Lowes, and a 16.5 pounds patio tile, is only about $1.57, ten cents a pound. At my Wal Mart, $1.37 a piece. TRY three, on each box, I promise you, you will be hooked for life !! That speaker, (all speakers), is rattling around, all over itself !!!
Probably gracing the garage of some collector after having received a megabuck restoration, and, you can be sure, with bumpers. Back then, we knew that the no-bumper look was the coolest.
Not a Speedster. I had a 57 Super Speedster, paid $400 for it with a rusted out floor pan in '67, and no motor. That is one of my ( three ) 1961 356B Super Roadsters. I liked the 1961 model a lot. That in the photo was painted Cadillac Fire Mist metallic Silver, great paint on it.
2000 Chrysler Mini Van..... now a days.
I've owned several. I also preferred the 1961, because most of those were made in Belgium, actually in Liege at D'Ieteren Freres. One of my dearest friends is a native of Liege, and I have seen the old factory during one of my visits. I owned #89333. Or was it #89332? Or does it matter?
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