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Any of you try using older gear on there ml's? I have a marantz 2275 that sounds nice and a sansui au-9900a that is out for repair but im looking forward to putting it in the mix.
 

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meitner gear here. amps. might move to newer stuff (classe dr-singledigit) in the near future. also have a pair of Mac MC-60 with which i've driven the panels.
 

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I've been helping friends put together cheap, but good sounding analog rigs so they can spin vinyl.

Right now I have an early 70's Sansui 7070 reciever ($59.00) a pair of JBL 62T's ($40.00) and I just picked up a Technics SL 1700 for $50.00. For about $150.00 it's a pretty darn good sounding rig.

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I've been helping friends put together cheap, but good sounding analog rigs so they can spin vinyl.

Right now I have an early 70's Sansui 7070 reciever ($59.00) a pair of JBL 62T's ($40.00) and I just picked up a Technics SL 1700 for $50.00. For about $150.00 it's a pretty darn good sounding rig.

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that is really cool... I remember having to pick between the Technics SL-1200 (I think) or the Thorens TD-145.... Staring at the promo sheets..(the technics was a very nice color glossy...with all the specs and descr of the direct drive turntable - and why it was better...) I picked the Thorens... If you can believe this... I CAN NOT FIND my Thorens.... My dad had his basement re-done-- and I actually unscrewed some paneling to look under the steps... alas it wasn't there... I'm guessing he threw it out....
 

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I ran my CLS for years with Carver Silver 7T mono blocks. Alas the CLS gone but I still have the amps pushing some Prodigy's.

 

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Yamaha CX-2000 (Pre) and MX-2000 (Amp) with Ascent i. Rich, fluid sound without any strain.

From the late 70's/ early 80's. Cool VU meters too!

That is some special gear...
 
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I ran my CLS for years with Carver Silver 7T mono blocks. Alas the CLS gone but I still have the amps pushing some Prodigy's.

Don't fret too much Luther, cause I am taking good care of them and just bought new panels for them as well so they will be making sweet tunes for many more years!
 

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I'll have to do that. Likewise, I am filled to the brim with new speakers and amps. Let's find some time soon and share a brew and some tunes.
 

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While I can't compete with you 'big boys toys', I still use my Marantz 2270 as a pre into a Yamaha MX-800U for juice. and a Thorens 125 MKII for analog.

The Marantz just has a 'sound', colored or not but, I like it :p, in fact, I have two of them, the other drives my JBL L-56's.

It's all about synergy, :music:, do you like David Gilmore's fret work or Diane Shuur's voice in the middle of the room, or just to the right? Three martini's for me please :D
 

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I used to have a Marantz 2235 (I think) back in the 70's. Cool looking little tube amp, sounded great. I'd like to find another one and fix it up. I just had a pair of JBL L-90's re-foamed (?) repaired. The outside ring of the cone rotted off. I hear that's pretty common for that era JBL. Anyway that's been repaired and I'll try them out tomorrow with the Sansui 7070.

I know what you mean about the sound of those old Marantz tuners, I like it too. :)

Satch
 

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I love the marantz. My aunt has my 2230. Man if I could have afforded the 2270 at the time. Probably a 100 buck difference at the time.
 

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Just hooked up the re-coned JBL L-96's to the Sansui 7070 receiver, tuned in a few radio stations and then threw on Led Zeppelin and cranked up Good Times Bad Times.....> How Many More Times.... Now for some Hendrix, Yeah now! :D
 

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I love the marantz. My aunt has my 2230. Man if I could have afforded the 2270 at the time. Probably a 100 buck difference at the time.
The Marantz 2230 has one of the best phono stages according to the Marantz mafia :bowdown:, they all need a refurb by now but well worth the effort and $$'s, 'ol Saul knew his way around the 'sound'. These old beauties amp sections weren't built for ML's current and ohm loads tho :(
 

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I have a Marantz Model 112 tuner. Love those blue lights and the feel of that gyroscope tuning, and it still works great. I bought it about 10 years ago (used, of course) for about $120. It came in a wooden case that was in bad shape, so I discarded it.

Funny thing is that on the way to buy it I stopped to check a lottery ticket I had, and found that I had won $160. So the tuner was really free !

There is a picture on my system thread.

I used to have a Dyna Stereo 70 that I had modified extensively after buying it used. Even unmodified (and with the original tubes), driving my Quad 57's it sounded much better than my Bedini 20/20 (or was it 25/25?) SS Class A amp. I sold the Bedini and used part of the money to buy parts for the Dyna.
 

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