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Old 14th February 2007, 10:12 AM   #1
Budsker is offline Budsker  Canada
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Hello to all from Port Perry, Ontario

I'm a 54 year old with an avid interest in Vintage electronics thanks to my youngest daughter who is now 19 and attending University in England.

About 18 moths ago she convinced my to hook up my dad's old equipment and listen to some vinyl instead of tossing it into the garbage bin. Well I've been hooked every since and now so is she!

We started with a Technics SA-300, a technics belt drive turntable and a pair of Studio Lab speakers. I think at last count we have 7 receivers, 2 integrated amps, a reel to reel, 5 pairs of speakers, 2 tuners and 6 turntables. The most fun was picking up a Thorens TD-165 and doing a complete rebuild including a new plinth and tonearm. I now have a TD-125 MK II that I have yet to start customizing but it's my main table right now and sounds fabulous.

I'm really looking forward to the exchange of ideas and information on this site! I'm know nothing about electronics but I'm learning quickly and hope that I can contribute as well as absorb. Thanks.
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Old 14th February 2007, 10:18 AM   #2
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I believe you are in a quite uncommon situation:
A woman that gets a man hooked to vintage audio.

I like your story and can confirm there's nothing like good old analogue gear.

Welcome to the forum.

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Old 15th February 2007, 05:59 PM   #3
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Hello from Port Perry
Welcome to the forums Bud.
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Old 15th February 2007, 06:09 PM   #4
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Hello from Port Perry
Hi Budsker,
Not only are you older than I am (by a little), but you are colder than I am too! We have a 4' drift in the back yard and not really too much snow anywhere else. How about you guys?

I now have a TD-125 MK II that I have yet to start customizing but it's my main table right now and sounds fabulous.
Maintain it, but don't mod it. The original arm is very good, so leave it on there. I have a TD-125MKII as well. It's my best of a few. Just bought an Ortofon 540 for it. Currently there is an Ortofon VMS-30E on it.

Welcome to the forums!

"Just because you can, doesn't mean you should" my Wife
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Old 15th February 2007, 06:12 PM   #5
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Budsker, you sound like just my kind of guy I know nothing at all, about electronics. Nonetheless, with the help of this fabulous forum, I actually managed to finish these:


So good luck in your pursuing things, whatever they are.
I am certain, that someone on this forum has the answers for you

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