plasticpenguin

Are you keeping your old stuff alive?

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I try, wherever possible.

My Denon Tuner is great for the money, but I occasionally connect my old Marantz 2060 ML. It sounds every bit as good as the Denon but it's showing its age.... bulbs blown and casing past its best. But it sounds delicious.

Likewise, my old Wharfedale speakers are just collecting dust but still sound really good (the drivers are original).

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Nope. I got properly into streaming over past few years and the sound is bordering same quality as I was used to (straight off Spotify premium) when compared to my humongous cd collection. I confess I barely spin a disc now. Only when I want to hear some of ‘my’ stuff, which are niche/rare/not on streaming sites. 

As for speakers - I’ve bought/sold loads of similar value pairs in last couple years, but still kept my ol’trusties which I’ve preferred to them all. Not got any spares.

Never looked back in terms of front end - I can stream any radio station and hear 99% of what I want, when I want via Spotify. Therefore all my old-skool kit has been sold/given away/donated etc. 

Have kept my CD player, although it’s very rarely used. 

I shall spunk more cash on more preemo streaming kit as time goes by - v.soon I think 😀

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One has to keep one's old stuff alive (specially one's self) .. and sorry but I will quote again 

Hafler 40 years old this year,

Mission 774 over 40 years old

Decca cartridges - over 40 years old

Systemdek over 30 years old 

Audio Research approx 25 years old 

Art Impressions - the youngsters in the system at only 17 years old 

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3 minutes ago, uzzy said:

One has to keep one's old stuff alive (specially one's self) .. and sorry but I will quote again 

Hafler 40 years old this year,

Mission 774 over 40 years old

Decca cartridges - over 40 years old

Systemdek over 30 years old 

Audio Research approx 25 years old 

Art Impressions - the youngsters in the system at only 17 years old 

 Im younger than 3 of your 6... A wee nipper (sort of). Lol.

*off to search for my pubes. Lol. 

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I’m buying old stuff at the moment to make a new system. The newest bit of it is the Cyrus 8vs and even that’s coming on for 15 years old. 

CD player is 30 years old and the speakers 40+. 

Id happily put it up against a £5-8k system of today’s vintage. 

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1 minute ago, dannybgoode said:

I’m buying old stuff at the moment to make a new system. The newest bit of it is the Cyrus 8vs and even that’s coming on for 15 years old. 

CD player is 30 years old and the speakers 40+. 

Id happily put it up against a £5-8k system of today’s vintage. 

Absolutely agree. Good old-skool kit properly holds its own. 

I’ve owned/sold that amp in past. 

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Just now, Amormusic said:

Absolutely agree. Good old-skool kit properly holds its own. 

I’ve owned/sold that amp in past. 

Just bought a PSX-R to partner it. Total system spend so far £1200. And it seriously kicks when I want it to but is as delicate as an angels wings when required. 

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great , put a psxr on my cd8x and made a considerable difference . just a shame the cd player packed up !! 

using a pretty  old rotel cd player to very good effect through bel canto dac .

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I love my old gear. Most of the stuff I have is in excellent/mint condition,(I'm funny like that!) 

My pd91, 960 make me smile, love my my players!

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Super Wammer

My Musical Fidelity A370 mk1 power amp c 1983

Roksan Attessa DP2 cd transport c 1994

Type 26 valves in my Preamp c 1930's 😀

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I keep an old Sony and a Behringer UCA as backup. I find no use in collecting gear and I'd rather spend all of my meager budget on a single main system. I borrow my son's Bluetooth JBL if I feel like a bit of background music when I'm cooking.

PS I've been keeping my CD player at my parents. I intend to sell it but it has been modified and that makes it less appealing.

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I think some of my stuff probably ought to be carbon dated.

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Certainly my 1970s Marantz tuner doesn't sound out of place in a modern system. The aesthetics, however....

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I am all old skool... 

Thorens TD160S (well... it was once..😉)

Musical Fidelity XA 200 monoblocks

Quad 99

KEF Reference 105/3... upgraded with tender loving care.

My Denon tuner has yet to see the outside of our garage since we moved 15yrs ago...(6 element aerial sits on roof ready). 

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Super Wammer

I have two systems that get used most if not every day and they are almost all made of older equipment . What was a really good piece of kit then is almost certainly still a good piece of kit now .

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