Onkyo TX-SR309, Xbox 360, Boston Soundware XS, Dell Studio 1558 (intel core i7)
I was just curious to see if anyone still has anything old running. In the living room my dad has:
Castle Harlech, Audiolab 8000cd, 8000a, 8000px.
After about 18 years it is still doing sterling service apart from the castles have lost their badges after i drove a racing car into both of them when i was a child.
I still have various bits of older kit that, while not in daily use, still work perfectly. These include:
Sansui AU-2200 amp
Sansui AU-4400 amp
Sansui AU-D5 amp
Marantz CD63SE CD player
Rotel RCD965BX CD player
Philips CD840 CD player
KEF C30 speakers
Technics RX-BX501 cassette deck
Yamaha KX-480 cassette deck
I've had one or two things that have died on me, most notably:
Kenwood KA-3020SE amp
Marantz CD-52MkII cd player
Rega RP3/Elys 2, Roksan K2 CDS, Squeezebox Touch, Denon PMA720AE, Q Acoustics 2020i, Sennhesier HD595, Beyer-Dynamic DT770PRO, Chord Crimson/Chord Rumour 2
Very nice, we also have some old KEF bookshelf speakers, (gonna be honest no idea which ones) but they too are about 20 years old and are being used as the 2 rear channels in a 5.1 set up with the castles being used as the front 2 channels. With a canon (as in cameras) centre speaker and a REL Q400 sub
I remember Canon speakers. Some of them looked a bit like mushrooms - the S35, for example!
Of course, whilst Canon branded speakers are no longer made, the company does own the French speaker manufacturer Cabasse.
Ah yes they do don't they, haha, well this is just your convential centre speaker really and is now embarassingly cheap on ebay. And i never knew that canon owned cabasse. I see they havent given up on their theme of odd shapes. The only one i knew was the partnership of Denon and Marantz (D and M holdings) and they own Boston Acoustics. The only reason i knew that is because i have the bostons in my rooom.
Luxman PD-272 - Early 80's
Philips CD-850 - Early 90's
Sony TA-F670ES - Early 90's
Keesonic Kolt - Early 80's
Sony DVP-S9000ES | DIY SET / Eagle SA100 | DIY Speakers / Eclipse TD-508 / Keesonic Kolt
Very nice, it seems that philips CD players are proving to be popular so far. I once had a philips DVD player that died to due having a rather hot Xbox sat on top of it.
My speakers, PMC LB1's are 20 years old, sat on the original 30 year old pre-production 'Foundation Designer Stands' . . . the stands are not likely to die on me . . . I'm not in a hurry to replace the PMC's, when and if they need repair, hopefully PMC will still be around to assist?
My whole analogue system is based on 80's thinking and technology with no frills, even the interconnects are 30 years old and the speaker cable design goes back to those days. Still available today, Linn K20 is an excellent speaker cable at a budget price, long may it continue.
Rega P5/PB700 (upgraded main bearing, white drive belt), Sumiko Celebration Pearwood Signature cartridge, Carver MCt, Croft Integrated Valve hybrid amp, PMC LB1's on Foundation Designer Stands, Rega Apollo CDp. Cables: speaker, Linn K20, Interconnect, Foundation Audio Special.
Pioneer A-400 and Marantz CDA-94
All the best
Rick @ Musicraft
Musicraft (Derby), Specialist Hi-Fi/AV & Multimedia Dealer
good accurate audio monitoring and good sound reproduction to all
Thats brilliant i am glad to hear you are getting plenty of enjoyment out of it You can tell that british hi - fi of the 80s and 90s was built to last.
Pioneer A-400 and Marantz CDA-94
Very nice indeed! what speakers do you have??
I still run into a lot of my old gear in relatives and friend's homes.
Old Mordaunt Short Carnival II speakers, NAD 3020 amp, KEF Q35.2 speakers, Yamaha cassette deck, a Dual CS505-2 and other sundry bits & bobs like old Roberts radios.
The only 'old' gear I still have is a pair of circa 1998 MS20i Pearl Edition speakers, in their box under the stairs.
Marantz M-CR603 + AirPlay • Rega R3 loudspeakers • iPhone 5 32GB • iMac • Apple Airport Extreme 802.11n • Panasonic TX-L32D25B • Sony BDP-S390 • Ruark Audio R1 Deluxe • Humax HDR-Fox T2
The couple of bits I currently have working but not in everyday use are
Pioneer Sa-7800 - 1979
Marantz cd-40 - late 80's I think
Pioneer CT??9 - late 80's again I think
Arcam Delta 290 - early 90's
Kef - cresta 1's
and in the loft (not sure why) but still working Wharfedale Laser 120's lol
Sonos > M-DAC, Beyerdynamic A1, FiiO E17/E9, HLLY DMK-IV, STAX Lambdas, Denon AH-D5000, Sennheiser HD-600, Beyerdynamic DT770, MCA customs - Magnum V4's, Sennheiser HD-265 linear, Sennheiser CX300-II.
Does the Yamaha cassette deck still ever get used, we have a JVC cassette deck and tuner that are about 30 years old now but still perform very well, especially the tuner.
Wow all of the kit is older than me and the Arcam is approximately the same age. Thats the integrated amplifier isnt it?
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