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  1. Andy Goldstein

    "vintage" CD players?

    my sony d5 portable still works fine. 300 bux in '84. thousands of miles in my car. many hours hooked up to 2 stereo rigs in the house. ag.
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    What type of paint to use on cabinet?

    i used flat black, brushed on, followed by granite paint in a spray can. or 2. or 3. :) ag.
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    Metal Oxide vs. Wire Wound?

    wire wound resistors have high inductance. usually not a good thing, unless accounted for in the crossover design. ag.
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    How old is your CD player?

    still have my Sony D5 from 1984! still works, although i have not used it in a while. it's logged several thousand miles in an assortment of cars on a home-made mount (there were very few commercial mounts available back then), and many hours in a bag on my hip while i mowed the yard wearing a...
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    Anyone else using "vintage" speakers ....

    i'm using vintage speakers for L/C/R. sorta. i have taken my "new large advents", bought new in 1977 or so, combined them with parts from ebay, and built 3 sets of doubles in custom cabinets for the living room home theater. amazing sound! and using 3 pairs of RS Minimus-7s for side and rear...
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    twisting speaker wires together good or bad?

    twist and wire nuts. solder and shrink tube. crimped butt splice connectors. all will do fine. i prefer #2 or 3, but have been known to do just about anything. and you can always replace the run later! ag.
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    Turntables: New or Vintage?

    an old dual, thorens, or AR would be an interesting addition to a modern system. sorry its a bit fuzzy. lousy lighting and cheap camera. its a dual 1245 i bought in the late '70s, with a home built base and cover. ag.
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    Have a spare Kenwood 6060 receiver, any 'easy on amps' speakers out there?

    you shouldnt have a problem driving just about anything you want. i'm running 3 double "new large advents" across the front, and 3 pairs of radio shack minimus 7s down the sides and across the back. everything is wired in parallel. thats about 3 ohms for each front set, and 4 for each pair of...
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    Advent Speakers

    well, i do believe i am the one you are talking about with the minimus-7 surrounds. as for the advent center channel, i tried an actual one, but with a pair of dinky little full-range drivers it couldnt hope to keep up with a pair of doubles. so i bought another sheet of mdf and started cutting...
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    HDTV?? Expensive CRT or cheap Plasma???

    the crt should have the best contrast ratio going. they have the blackest blacks. notice they never tout the contrast ratio of crt sets? they are not a selling point, since they are better than the other technolgies to begin with. to get black on a digital set you need to block out a light...
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    Audio Rack

    how about making your own flexi-rack? still not finished. the shelves need paint. ag.
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    Antique Speakers, how old are yours?

    large advents, bought new in '77 or so. rebuilt last year into a set of doubles, with parts from ebay. center channel is also a double advent, split into 2 bass units (one on either side of the TV) and the tweeters inset into maple blocks on top of the tv. wouldnt replace them for anything but a...
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    Progressive DVD Player for Panasonic 47x54?

    i have the 53wx53 at home. i have used a few different dvd players. both interlaced and progressive. not much difference. the panny has a very good deinterlacer/scaler in it. i would either wait until the hd/blue ray standards get ironed out, or get a player that outputs 1080i. ag.
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    My Kenwood 6070 takes 2 minutes to work!???

    probably not the protection circuit then. thats an odd one. wish i could help you more, but i havnt got a clue. i dont suppose its still under warentee? ag.
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    My Kenwood 6070 takes 2 minutes to work!???

    does it make a click sound when the sound comes on? if so, thats the protection relay closing. it should only take a few seconds. try disconnecting all your speaker leads setting the volume low, and turn it on. listen for how long it takes for the relay to close. if it only takes a few seconds...