What vintage amp/preamp do you have/want?

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by coopmv, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011 Thread Starter

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Harman Kardon HK825 preamp, circa 1985. I still listen to this preamp a few days each week ...

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  2. brent bomersbach

    brent bomersbach Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Midwestern US
    I have a Harman Kardon pc200? Integrated amp mono. I want another one for a stereo setup. See them on eBay occasionally, I just haven't put a lot of effort into the bidding.
     
  3. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011 Thread Starter

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Are these the HK PC200?

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    Aren't they tube amp?
     
  4. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011 Thread Starter

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Carver CT-3

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  5. Paully

    Paully De gustibus non est disputandum

    Location:
    Alabama
    I love my Dynaco ST-70. It has been superseded by some single ended gear, but even now it is a magnificent amplifier.
     
  6. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011 Thread Starter

    Location:
    CT, USA
    I heard that the "updated" Dynaco ST-70 has begun production in Canada not long ago. A Canadian engineering firm bought the rights to Dynaco and Hafler. I am fine with gears made in Canada.
     
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  7. Paully

    Paully De gustibus non est disputandum

    Location:
    Alabama
    There have been quite a few Dynaco and Dynaco style amps in the last decade like Triode Electronics, Dynakits, etc...I was up on all things Dynaco a few years ago but not anymore. The only thing original about mine is the chassis. I built it using magnaquest output Transformers but the circuit is the original 7199 circuit even if the board and parts and rest of the amp are new.
     
  8. drew phillips

    drew phillips Active Member

    Location:
    alicante Spain
    My old Musical Fidelity B200 integrated amp is the dugs baws. Just last week i thought i had lost her for good but the fault was with my turntable, happy days are here again.
     
  9. timind

    timind Forum Resident

    Location:
    Brownsburg, IN USA
    I use a Hafler P225 which I fully modded with parts from Musical Concepts. Basically all parts except the case, transformer, heat sinks and MOSFETs have been replaced.
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    This could very well be my final amp. And lord knows I've owned more than a few.
     
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  10. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011 Thread Starter

    Location:
    CT, USA

    Radial Engineering Relaunches an Audiophile Classic: Dynaco ST70 Series 3 Amplifier
     
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  11. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011 Thread Starter

    Location:
    CT, USA
    :edthumbs::edthumbs::edthumbs:

    I wish I knew enough about electronics to make some rebuilds on my own ...
     
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  12. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011 Thread Starter

    Location:
    CT, USA
    My Crown DC 300A amp, made in Elkart, Indiana, which I suspect has a bad transformer as it produced some serious hum when I last connected it a few years ago ...

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  13. timind

    timind Forum Resident

    Location:
    Brownsburg, IN USA
  14. Eigenvector

    Eigenvector Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Southeast PA
    Nice! I still hate myself for selling my XL 280 in a moment of weakness.
     
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  15. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011 Thread Starter

    Location:
    CT, USA
    There was no mention of the cost in the article. I doubt it would be much more than $2000 - $2500 ...
     
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  16. nm_west

    nm_west Forum Resident

    Location:
    Abq. NM. USA
    Here's a few preamplifiers that have served me well.

    Citation I and a C32. Far back left is a Pas3x on top of a Sansui pr330

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    The equivalent to the 400C with a tuner section, the 202t

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  17. timind

    timind Forum Resident

    Location:
    Brownsburg, IN USA
    Have you checked filter caps?
     
  18. Wish I still owned my Marantz system (without the cassette player)

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  19. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011 Thread Starter

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Not particularly. The amp has been in the box for the last few years ...
     
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  20. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011 Thread Starter

    Location:
    CT, USA
    It looks like all your amps/premaps are vintage, i.e. average age older than 30 years ...
     
  21. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011 Thread Starter

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Looks like this Canadian outfit could be selling some new and improved Hafler amps since it owns the trademarks for both Dynaco and Hafler ...
     
  22. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011 Thread Starter

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Here are my Tandberg 3003 amp and 3002 preamp. The 3003 is currently connected to my Harman Kardon HK825 preamp, the 3002 preamp needs to be serviced due to some bad hum ...

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  23. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011 Thread Starter

    Location:
    CT, USA
    The "new" Dynaco ST70 series 3 ...

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  24. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011 Thread Starter

    Location:
    CT, USA
    I have always liked the look of the Marantz 250 power amp ...

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  25. RadioheadMario

    RadioheadMario Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Manila
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    Here's my Luxman CL-350 / M-1600 combo. I'm running them with vintage Rogers LS-7 speakers and they play beautifully together. Sorry for the crappy phone pic.
     

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