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Lets try this one...2 channel
Jun 1, 2001 7:33 AM
I am a Vintage Newbie (hows that for a contradiction)..Anyway, with the help of some of you (thanks Buzz!)I have been able to get some pretty good equipment at incredible prices. My challenge is this...
What is the lowest price you have paid for a complete respectable vintage system? Here are a few Ive put together;

Pioneer sx535 5.00
Pioneer 550 turntable 10.00
Aiwa CD-100 changer 20.00
Technics Speakers 5.00

40 bucks for an entire system! All items are mint, especially the receiver (I opened it up and there wasn't even any dust)

I also have a Kenwood KR-7600 I paid $20.00 for and a pair of Telefunken Headphones I got for $10.00

anyone else have any great deal stories out there?
re: Lets try this one...shef
Jun 1, 2001 10:25 AM
there are some impressive deals in your collection is my list:

Marantz 2240, Sony cd and cassette and a set of Cerwin Vega Monitors(12" woofers need re foam and horn tweeters) for 100 bucks
Dual 1225 TT... 5 bucks
KLH Model 6 speakers ...25 bucks
Marantz 5030B cassette...25
Fisher 250T receiver...25

and growing all the time ...who has more fun then us!!!
Here's Mine:Dougman
Jun 1, 2001 2:30 PM
Sansui A-505 Int. amp: $10.50
Sansui T-60 Tuner: $11
JVC QL-40 DD Turntable with good Shure M92 cartridge $25
Wharfedale S-500 speakers $38 /pr NEW! being cleared out on UBID
Pioneer Cassette Deck (can't remember the model #) $19
Here's Mine:The Evan
Jun 3, 2001 5:25 AM
When we bought our current house (@15 yrs ago) I dug out of the trash heap left at the curb a McIntosh MX110 tuner/pre and a really cool & strange Scott tuner.

Can't do cheaper than that!

I still agonize over a customer who, when putting his mother-in-law's house up for sale, threw out an unbelieveable amount of old McIntosh gear, with enough amps to distribute sound throughout her 6500 sq ft home. If only, if only.....
Here's Mine:Charles
Jun 5, 2001 2:51 PM
You guys are making me cry! Those are some good deals. Let me give it a weak try.

Onkyo TX-2500MKII $5
Pioneer SX-580 $15
JVC Turntable Q-L40 $free
National Audio old tube am radio model??? $free
Magnavox 5-cd changer $free
Technics RS-? forgot model # $20

Still got a long ways to go on the sound but it is fun learning about the hardware I enjoyed as a boy.
Here's Mine:shef
Jun 7, 2001 2:39 PM
hi Charles i had a OnkyoTX4500...does yours have the Quartz Locked Tuning, this was a first in the industry. My friend still uses the receiver for his patio system. I put alot of hours on that unit and was always happy with the sound
Shef: Can you tell me about the 250T?Charles
Jun 6, 2001 8:15 AM
Found one the other day and it worked great, thing is I knew NOTHING about it and it was $75. Thanks for any info on this one.
Shef: Can you tell me about the 250T?shef
Jun 7, 2001 2:33 PM
hey charles I bought my 250T for 25 bucks and it was my first vintage piece...they were built in the late sixties, early seventies and were Fishers first entry into solid state after producing tube gear for years. The wattage is in the low to mid twenties. Mine is in great shape and i really love the look of this unit, the sound is ok. Fishers SS stuff was never as good as the tubes. I love the push button radio selector, i think it was the first of its kind on receivers. I have acquired other gear(addicted) in my collection but the Fisher 250T is still in use on my bedroom system, pushing a set of PSB Alphas, with a TT and cassette deck hooked up. Search for the Fisher Doctor on the web for more info
Shef: Can you tell me about the 250T?Charles
Jun 8, 2001 4:34 AM
Thanks alot for the information. Am looking for a tube based fisher. The guy who had the 250-T said it was tube based and I was scheptical. Glad I was. Anyways it had a great tuner on it and sounded great, but guess I will hold out for a 500C or something.

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