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  1. Ferrari_UK

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    Anyone have one of these ?
     
  2. DMC

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    Wow, and I thought my pair of McIntosh MC30 amps qualified as "Vintage". :D
     
  3. enjoythemusic

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    Nice! Have an Atwater-Kent 42 tubes radio. Had the first "loudspeaker-like" system. i say this as basically they ran varying current over a tentioned metal plate to make sound. A precursor to today's "modern" loudspeaker driver design.

    Have had wire recorders and such, yet over the years have moved on to collect/restore other objects of desire... Italian cars anyone :)

    Enjoy the Drive,

    Steven R. Rochlin

    PS: If you ever want to sell the MC30 let me know :)
     
  4. 134282

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    Ok, wow... i have a walkman thingie at home that only plays radio and that's about the oldest thing i have... i had an 8-track player when i was a kid, but that's it... Damn...
     
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    Oh... and i have my mouth... That's audio equipment... That's 24 years old... :D
     
  6. Dale

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    Hi Jeff i bet David Dickinson's got one,
    cheers
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  7. enjoythemusic

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    This was at the Milan audio show in 2003.
     
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    Got rid of most of it over the years,
    but kept a few things around my office.
     
  10. Dave

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    Digital, we don't need no stinking digital...
     
  11. Dave

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    Arp, Arp...
     
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    Whart what is that stuff especially that first pic? Keep in mind I was born like 12 years after that stuff was made. Man is that stuff big does it still work and sound good?
    Erik
     
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    Eric: first pic is of a Decca Ribbon tweeter. Was used in combination with double pairs of full-range electrostats and a big-assed woofer. Hasn't been made in years, but the "technology," consisting of a very thin strip of aluminum foil, fluxed by heavy magnets surrounding it, is still used in big Magneplanar speakers, and some others. (Is Apogee still around, the company that made the full range ribbon speaker?). The rest of the pics are assorted electronics from the 70's by Audio Research- the two chassis thing is a tube preamp that was the v-12 of its day. The funky pair of tube amps, called "Quad II's" were made even earlier by a small English company that originated the full range electrostat shortly after WW2. (I have a pair of those speakers in the basement awaiting restoration).
     
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  18. Teenferrarifan

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    Thanks Whart learn something new every day. I never would have guessed that first pic was a tweeter very cool.
    Erik
     
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  21. enjoythemusic

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    Dave,

    LOVE the Studer!!!!!!!!!!

    Do old tubes count? Not tube gear, i mean actual tubes? Have a few boxloads of those here (an no, none are for sale :) ).

    Enjoy the Music,

    Steven R. Rochlin
    http://www.EnjoyTheMusic.com
     
  22. Dave

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    I tell ya what, the Studer at 30ips was one bad mother...
    Here is one of my old Neumann tube mic power supplies.
     
  23. Dave

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    And while this is not vintage, I do a butt load of talking through my favorite mic pre, an Avalon Vt 737sp.
     
  24. enjoythemusic

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    Ok Dave, go ahead and show off. Show us the tube mics :)
     
  25. Ferrari_UK

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    Great thread ! You guys have some golden oldies !

    The cylinder phonograph I pictured is not mine, just a pic form the internet. However I am looking ! It's a pity but they seem to be a lot cheaper Stateside.

    Aint the past so much more interesting than the present !
     

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