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Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by schan1269, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. schan1269

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    My uncle had something like that back in the 70's, Packard-Bell I think. About 8' long and weighed a ton, especially when stocked with all the alcohol that thing could hold.

    $2800? Good luck.
     
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    Oh, come on Gene, you know you want them speakers...
     
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    :laugh: You KNOW he does!

    My uncle had a big honking console like that in his living room. My cousin and I listened to many an album on it in the late 60s/early '70s.

    I couldn't tell you the make. Wonder whatever happened to it. Maybe my cousin has it at his house...
     
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    I remember the big honkin' cabinet systems, but I confess I've never seen the separate speaker cabinets. I kind of like them, give you a cool table and maybe makes better use of space..

    It's also appears that they were addressing WAF from the early days.
     
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    Actually, the value of that thing is in "The Fisher 250" :lol: . And the amount of previously mentioned alcohol that thing can store.

    The cabinet looks like high quality. But what's that thing in the third picture?
     
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    Gene...

    Never had a reel to reel?
     
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    Sorry...before my time! :D

    I've never seen a reel to reel in a consol. Only 8-tracks.
     
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    The Ampex tape deck looks funny because he took the head cover off and put it where the right-hand reel goes.

    He's now asking $1800 for the whole thing, which actually is a really good price, if only because turntables go for a lot of money these days. If those Altec speakers have working tweeters, they probably sound great. Although that Fisher is not very high end, the whole thing probably has a wonderful, warm, analog sound.

    And if those cabinets are solid wood and not veneer, it's a bargain.
     

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