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What’s everyone’s favorite OLD SCHOOL audio gear?

Discussion in 'Explorer Audio & Navigation' started by Mbrooks420, December 26, 2017.

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    1. Mbrooks420

      Mbrooks420 High Voltage. Elite Explorer

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      I was actually looking for a PPI Art 2300AM, but they aren’t bridgeable. Great amps, and super clean power.
       
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      Don, sold those too. Like yours, very unreliable loading drawer and too many moving parts. There was a generous "spiff" for selling them, but unfortunately a high percentage failed right out of the box. Still have over 500 LP's in storage. Something about vinyls bottom end and strings that still sounds better than CD to me, although need to tolerate the annoying surface noise, aka "rice crispies" effect of snap, crackle, and pop. LOL
      pioneer pl-88fs - Google Search

      Here's another "programmable" and expensive POS turntable from England we nicknamed the "Accutrash" or "boomerang" because they would come right back after something failed on it.
      adc accutrac turntable - Google Search

      BTW, anyone remember Zapco car amplifiers?
       
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      I remember Zapco. I looked at them, but I think they were quite pricey :dunno: Supposedly super solid amps though.

      I almost bought an Orion HCCA amp at one point that was supposed to be internally upgraded by a retired Orion technician (or something along those lines). The amp would put you in a certain power group at audio competitions, but would put out a lot more than specs.
       
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      toypaseo Flunked daycare Elite Explorer

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      I have a Yamaha P-520 direct-drive turntable from the early 80's sitting in my closet. In original box and all.

      My garage tunes are provided by a vintage Sharp QT90 dual cassette ghetto blaster.

      Both are from when I was a kid.
       
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      Wow, they made a bunch of variations of them didn't they. I agree about the records too, and the crackle is tough to live with. I did buy a few LP's that cost say $15 instead of a normal $8, a better quality printing of some rare few. The best I have of those is a Paul McCartney Tug of War EPS 81485 record. That one didn't have any real back groundnoises from the vinyl, I loved listening to that clean music. Not many of the higher end records sounded that good, but I tried several of my favorite albums back then. The Tug of War Japan version was just the first one I tried, and it got me to try others.
       
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      That was all of them. HCCA High Current Cheater Amp. Great amp to kill in the 50 watt class. It’s direct competition were the Phoenix Gold M50s. Had one of those 50 watters running 3 10s and it absolutely slammed.
       
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      The one I was looking at was modified to put out even more power. I think I passed on getting one was that there was no warranty :confused:
       
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      Probably had the 75 watt MOSFETS.
       
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      Had those in the doors of the MG.

      Damm things were heavier that the door itself!
       
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      those were some amazing amps!
       
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      God yes they were!
       
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      Also struggling with my sub setup. I’m thinking of 5.25 or 6.5 components in the upper door cutouts, and sail mounted tweeters, and making fiberglass pods and running a quality midbass in the lower door cutouts. These would be amped, and probably run 60-200hz.

      As for the subs I’ve considered everything from 3 DVC 10s to a single DVC L7.
       

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