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Hi from Sussex.  :wave:

 

As my first retirement project, I have just finished putting together a vintage HI-Fi system.  Parts sourced from ebay, charity shops and freecycle.  All units are over 10 years old.

 

Amp.                                Denon PMA-520. 70W per channel into 8 ohms.

Tuner.                              Sony ST-SE520. FM RDS EON.

CD player.                        Sony CDP-579.

Mini-Disc recorder.            Sony MDS-JE530.

Speakers.                        B&W DM6. (Known as “Pregnant Penguins”).

 

The speakers I have overhauled.  All crossover capacitors have been replaced and as my hearing is starting to loose the high frequencies, I replaced the original tweeters with ribbon tweeters to lift the top frequencies.  Amazingly my wife didn’t object to having these unusual and large speakers in the lounge.

 

The sound is probably better than my aging hearing is able to appreciate.

 

An interesting and worthwhile project with a total cost of just under £40 + many hours work.

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:wave:

Welcome aboard.

BTW. Good project.....I'm all too familiar with retro gear, as are a lot of others on here; so you're in good company.

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"We should no more let numbers define audio quality than we should let chemical analysis be the arbiter of fine wines."  Nelson Pass

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Great hobby. Dont forget pix some time

Yamaha V2065. MS Mezzo 5.1 Panasonic 42. Sony BD. Garrard 86SB. WD Live TV. SkyHD.

http://www.whathifi.com/forum/home-cinema/lounge-hc-signature-update-bass-traps

 

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B&W DM6 Photos of speakers, thats if I've cracked the method of inserting photos.  :wall:

B&W DM6 Mk2

 

Don't think it worked.  :doh:

 

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Nope! I use links from photobucket. Many posts here to explain how. Pain! Good job we have time now we are retired

Yamaha V2065. MS Mezzo 5.1 Panasonic 42. Sony BD. Garrard 86SB. WD Live TV. SkyHD.

http://www.whathifi.com/forum/home-cinema/lounge-hc-signature-update-bass-traps

 

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2nd attempt at adding photos of B&W DM6 MK2 speakers.

 

http://s1297.beta.photobucket.com/user/retro_sussex/media/P1130135.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0

http://s1297.beta.photobucket.com/user/retro_sussex/media/P1120422.jpg.html?sort=3&o=1

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2nd attempt at adding photos of B&W DM6 MK2 speakers.

 

http://s1297.beta.photobucket.com/user/retro_sussex/media/P1130135.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0

http://s1297.beta.photobucket.com/user/retro_sussex/media/P1120422.jpg.html?sort=3&o=1

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Here you go retro sussex...click on the HTML code in photobucket, then click on the HTML icon at the top of this comment box - paste the html stuff in the pop up then click update. Should do the trick.

 

 

B&W DM6, Original tweeter replaced with ribbon tweeter and all crossover capacitors replaced.

B&W DM6 with replacment tweeter, Original tweeter replaced with ribbon tweeter and all crossover capacitors replaced.

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retro_sussex wrote:

Amazingly my wife didn’t object to having these unusual and large speakers in the lounge.

Now THAT is amazing!  :O

Very nice project. I'm sure you're enjoying great music at a bargain price!  :clap:

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Wow. Love these little bookshelfers. Good luck with yr interesting project

Yamaha V2065. MS Mezzo 5.1 Panasonic 42. Sony BD. Garrard 86SB. WD Live TV. SkyHD.

http://www.whathifi.com/forum/home-cinema/lounge-hc-signature-update-bass-traps

 

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Wow. Those speakers look great!

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retro_sussex wrote:

Amazingly my wife didn’t object to having these unusual and large speakers in the lounge.

If she did object...at least they are big enough to hide the body  Smile

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What a great idea for a project. There must be some great equipment available at silly prices, and if you can restore things like cross-overs, it musu be very satisfying.  Smile

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retro_sussex wrote:

Hi from Sussex.  :wave:

 

As my first retirement project, I have just finished putting together a vintage HI-Fi system.  Parts sourced from ebay, charity shops and freecycle.  All units are over 10 years old.

 

 

 

Pension schene didn't do so well then! :grin: :grin: :grin:

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