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Old 7th August 2006, 07:26 PM   #1
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Default Vintage Technics

Vintage Technics

I owned a bunch of Technics Integrated amps when I was in my teen years during the 80's. My favourite was a little fella called SU-Z45. I modified the cooling system with a variable speed fan circuit and I remember it being difficult to fit it inside the small enclosure.

One of my brothers still listens to a 3-way set of Honeycomb Technics speakers!

Nice blast from the past.

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Old 7th August 2006, 07:59 PM   #2
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I recall we called Technics gear the "poor man's" audio.
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Old 7th August 2006, 08:15 PM   #3
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In any case, Technics was the first gear I owned together with a pair of -I think- Waferdales.
I blew up the ‘Dales and bought the 901’s (Don’t shoot ). I still consider old Technics gear as pretty good and…they had the ‘Look’.

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Old 7th August 2006, 09:43 PM   #4
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I still consider old Technics gear as pretty good and…they had the ‘Look’.
Some of that gear still has a good classic look to it.

I had a SL-P7 CD player(same as on the web site above but silver color). The thing was ugly, weighed a ton and put out alot of heat. It was full of discrete logic The first CD I purchased was Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense. Nobody even knew what a CD was and the selection at the music store was very limited
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Old 7th August 2006, 10:09 PM   #5
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Hey,

my first own amp was an SA-GX230D.

My first own CD player was an SL-PG380A.

My first own record player was an SL-2000.

I still have got all of them anywhere around.
It' s clearly poor man's audio, but I learned a lot about hifi and the industry by disassembling it.

I would never buy any Technics hifi stuff again by now, but I don't regret a minute that I used the above gear. Weird, isn't it?

I'm currently refurbishing an SL-1710MkII, btw.
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Old 7th August 2006, 10:16 PM   #6
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Nice to bring up brand Technics as it is only present in music business today, sadly.

Lets see, I was also teen in the 80's.....

I had Receiver SA-400, 2 x 50W witch I remember from the "Darlington output stage" which was a STK052 Hybrid in reality, scale ilumenition sacked with high vol bass, although nice sound after all. Mod thinking was in my young head.....bigger caps...hmmm
And the Equalizer SH-8055 with spectrum anlysator and measurment mic, first step into audio measurments....
And tape deck RSM-253X, Dolby b, c and DBX! 3heads so monitor listening of playback was possible during recording.
Funny though, I still have one tuner left, Technics ST-G570L...but I had to go and read model number...

It's good looking back before looking forward....

Edit:
That site "Vintage Technics", highly recommended for any who want to feel Technics nostalgia!
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Old 7th August 2006, 11:39 PM   #7
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Default SE-C01

Look under Control and Power Amps at the SE-C01 and read:

Here's the review that appeared in the July 1979 issue of High Fidelity:

A Compact and Very Unconventional Amplifier

An unusual beast, this amplifier. In the first place...
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Old 7th August 2006, 11:46 PM   #8
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Default Meters

The amps with the big badass VU and watt meters are the coolest. I think PASS could have a meter option on some of his units
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I run a technics st 9038 tuner in my system (deperately looking for an sh 9038 micom that works) and it beats in sensitivity and sound, noise etc. anyof the revoxes I had - and I had a few.
I like the sparse no nonsense styling and its operation. That is vintage technics. All other tuners I had have left the building (revox as I said, the philips lab tuner, several kenwoods, onkyo t 9090 - which was a little better then the technics, but takes up too much space)
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Default Re: Meters

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The amps with the big badass VU and watt meters are the coolest.
Agree totally!
Meters doesn't improve sound, but the look.....

I have now climbed obove threshold of buying one. Not that I need one but more of necessity to have one.

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