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Old 7th November 2010, 01:57 AM   #1
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Default Anyone Collect Vintage Receivers?

At one point, I had about 120 'em, but am now down to these:
My Favorite Receivers.

I'd like to learn how to maintain them and do some DIY cosmetic repair tips.

-- Chris
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Old 22nd February 2016, 07:11 PM   #2
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I really like your site!!!!!!!!

I would LOVE getting some good 70s tuners,wheather they be just AM/FM radio or casette/8 track and radio...... (Or record player/8 track/cassette (Which I saw one but was sadly claimed @ salvation army a few weeks ago or I might have gotton it!))
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Old 22nd February 2016, 11:13 PM   #3
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Dude111, where are you located? I am clearing my shop (I retired), and usually what I do to old receivers is strip them of power transformers, knobs, maybe heat sinks, and toss the rest. They take up a lot of space otherwise. I still have a couple, like an old Pioneer or two, and a MArantz with that horizontal tuning control. (Like the edge or a rubber tired wheel sticking out the front from a slot)

If you are in the Lansing, Michigan area, I'll give you a couple. I am not shipping anything though.

Got some cassette transport assemblies from decks and boom boxes too.

Now and then I need some cathartic activity, and I find stripping down something like an old VCR to the screws is mindless and soothing. Cassette decks fall onto that list for me.
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Old 26th February 2016, 09:59 AM   #4
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Ahhhh I would want to pay you for shipping then!!!!!! (Im nowhere near ya)


Thats good stripping the GOOD parts and re-using them! (Better than the crap made now and if you have VINTAGE STUFF,you can replace bad things with those and not lose quality)


Good for you!!
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Old 26th February 2016, 11:38 AM   #5
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VCRs are my favorite thing to strip, they are so mechanical. I developed a terrific collection of metric screws taking them apart. One time I needed a small common transistor, but didn;t have just what I wanted in my drawers. (And that doesn't happen often, I have a good selection). But I remembered I had just stripped a cassette deck earlier that day, and went to the dumpster and grabbed the board. Sure enough there was a transistor on it that was perfect for the job.

Looks like no free receivers for you, but if there is anyone in my area, offer still stands.
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Old 26th February 2016, 02:34 PM   #6
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I have now retrofitted 2 Pioneer SX-838s -- DIY Test Equipment for Audio and Ham Radio Enthusiasts

These receivers were always blowing the output transistors, but the fix was pretty radical with an entirely new driver board and lateral mosfets. Sounds just great.

At some point the volume pot will have to be dealt with...
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Old 26th February 2016, 03:08 PM   #7
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Hi Jack,
Looks like a nice bench. You're teasing, have a picture of it?

I like your answer for the SX-828. I usually avoid most Pioneer products because the power supplies are often mounted upside down under the main chassis. They cook under there. I imagine you had to rebuild that as well?

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Old 26th February 2016, 11:32 PM   #8
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I have a Sansui 1000, does that count?
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Old 27th February 2016, 02:38 AM   #9
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or my Tandberg 2080? I'm still using it.
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Old 27th February 2016, 03:54 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Enzo

Looks like no free receivers for you, but if there is anyone in my area, offer still stands.
Ahhh thats OK buddy,thank you for thinking of me though

You have quite a hobby there!
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