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the Hi-Fi thread

Post by stayAwhile » Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:26 pm

what hi-fi systems do you all have?

I've inherited my dads Denon F100 person component compact stack system which has cd,cassette and minidisc players(looking online most users only used either cd or tape and never bought the MD unit) and a reciver also a NAD reciver which i plan to build a second Hi Fi with a viynal deck.

the Denon also has a phono connector so I'm guessing that would be for vhs or dvd?
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Re: the Hi-Fi thread

Post by Antiriad2097 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:20 am

Phono would be for vinyl usually.

I don't have any sort of system now, just various inexpensive speakers for my phone or iPod. On my old Panasonic music centre, Phono was for the C64, I built a cable.
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Re: the Hi-Fi thread

Post by djcarlos » Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:54 am

I'm rocking a combination of my DJ set-up and my Dad's old separates...
  • Technics SL1200 Mk2 turntables (I've got three, all from the mid-80s - two in use and one for emergencies!)

    Numark M4 mixer (my most modern bit of kit, about three years old)

    Kenwood KX-440HX cassette deck (1989)

    Technics SL-PG440A CD player (1994)

    Rotel RX-152 Receiver (1975 - bought the year before I was born!)

    Sony 'Quick Edge Woofer' speakers (late 90s)
Bit of a weird mash-up but it sounds great!
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Re: the Hi-Fi thread

Post by stayAwhile » Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:12 pm

djcarlos wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:54 am
I'm rocking a combination of my DJ set-up and my Dad's old separates...
  • Technics SL1200 Mk2 turntables (I've got three, all from the mid-80s - two in use and one for emergencies!)

    Numark M4 mixer (my most modern bit of kit, about three years old)

    Kenwood KX-440HX cassette deck (1989)

    Technics SL-PG440A CD player (1994)

    Rotel RX-152 Receiver (1975 - bought the year before I was born!)

    Sony 'Quick Edge Woofer' speakers (late 90s)
Bit of a weird mash-up but it sounds great!
speaker wise you can't go wrong with Warfdale and for Vinyl I've always looked towards NAD or denon I'd highly recommended a mains conditioner too £20-40 from maplin gets rid of near by radio interference some say they can't notice an audiable diffrence but I say you can it's just not as much as many might expect(think of it like bitstream diffrence on dvd and streaming these not much to it but it's there).

I can't argue with your setup though Technics are great for DJing sony have always been top notch(even there small tower hi fis are good).

I'd highly recommended a minidisc player/recorder if not just for an album called minidisc that was designed to be listened to on shuffle but each song was designed to link flawlessly into the next
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Re: the Hi-Fi thread

Post by stayAwhile » Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:14 pm

Antiriad2097 wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:20 am
Phono would be for vinyl usually.

I don't have any sort of system now, just various inexpensive speakers for my phone or iPod. On my old Panasonic music centre, Phono was for the C64, I built a cable.
i'll probably use it for a vhs or dvd to be fair unless i find a denon vinyl deck designed to fit a compact set up
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Re: the Hi-Fi thread

Post by Riddler » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:58 pm

I have the 1996/98 Sony LBT-XB80AV.

Back then these went for around £6-700 new and i used to drool over them in the catalogs! Picked one up last year for £80 in mint condition what luck! Had to make a 900 mile drive to collect it but was worth it.

This was one of the last big proper hi-fi's before they started doing micro hi-fi systems so i'm really happy to have one.

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Re: the Hi-Fi thread

Post by lupogtiboy » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:31 am

None of mine is set-up for the time being as I don't have anywhere to put it! But in my stash I have:

NAD 3020 Amp (vintage)
Technics SJ-V300 Amp
Spendor SA-1 Mini Monitor speakers
Tecnhics ST-X302L tuner
Technics SL-PJ44 Cd Player
Pioneer CDL-D515 Laser Disc Player
Sony MDS-S9 Mini Disc Player/recorder
Wharfdale Modus 30 Speakers
And I use a Microsoft ZUNE 30gb as a main source

I have a load of other stuff too, few Marantz cd players and amps, a Kenwood amp, about another 8 pairs of speakers (God knows why!), a Yamaha Dolby Digital Amp (DSP-A595), couple of Yamaha subwoofers, and a few other bits.

I also have a Sony FH-7 Mk2, an Aiwa System 22 and System 30 (yet to be tested) and a few boomboxes. I guess I like hi-fi gear too!
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:14 pm

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Panasonic SU-2700 Amp
I had one of those! Didn't realise it was particularly special, I think it just got tipped after I sold my Sony CD player for a tenner.
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Re: the Hi-Fi thread

Post by stvd » Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:38 pm

I'm not sure it is anything special.
I bought a new Denon amp but I just like the look of the Panasonic and it still works after 35 years .
I still have the matching tuner but the cassette player is dead (probably fixable) and I have no recollection as to what happened to the turntable!
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Re: the Hi-Fi thread

Post by stayAwhile » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:11 pm

so what are we all using in terms of leads? i'm using basic phonos(but hoping to replace with tri weave kimber kable phonos) and a 6way mains conditioning power block
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Re: the Hi-Fi thread

Post by Sega2006 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:59 pm

I've got a Franken-stack but its been dismantled a while, set myself a rule of no more than £20 per item and tbh its well, I can't remember the exact models but favourites are the 1984 Aiwa Amp and the JVC six changer, leads wise I just use basic stuff as its only really sheilding that makes the difference.

If I go Radio though I use a 1951 HMV 1122, restored from a scrapper and bloody handy in the winter as its Valve based so keeps the room warm.
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Re: the Hi-Fi thread

Post by stayAwhile » Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:11 pm

Sega2006 wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:59 pm
I've got a Franken-stack but its been dismantled a while, set myself a rule of no more than £20 per item and tbh its well, I can't remember the exact models but favourites are the 1984 Aiwa Amp and the JVC six changer, leads wise I just use basic stuff as its only really sheilding that makes the difference.

If I go Radio though I use a 1951 HMV 1122, restored from a scrapper and bloody handy in the winter as its Valve based so keeps the room warm.

leads can make a huge difference in reducing rfi and giving a smoother electricity qaulity I was secptic till I heard the diffrence tri weave phonos ect are very good but at 70 quid each you needd to be super serious to invest but even just replacing your power block with a mains conditioner is worth a £20 to £40 investment there are better ones with betterr effects but theyre expensive
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Re: the Hi-Fi thread

Post by Sega2006 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:26 pm

It's never bothered me but then I have spent alot of time around loud engines so its possible I'm not able to pick it up anymore.
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Re: the Hi-Fi thread

Post by stayAwhile » Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:25 am

Sega2006 wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:26 pm
It's never bothered me but then I have spent alot of time around loud engines so its possible I'm not able to pick it up anymore.
I think untill you set out to compare you won't know theres a diffrence really
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