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Old 15th February 2012, 12:19 PM   #1
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Question Dont you miss your first gear ?

Dont you miss your first (vintage ?) gear ?

I dont have my old gear anymore , most i gave to family as i bought more expensive (and hopefully better) stuff and since i live in a smal apartement i couldnt keep it . Every now and then i wish id still have my sony cdp and deck , technics eq and amp and jbl speakers - my first stereo !

what about you ?
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Old 15th February 2012, 01:05 PM   #2
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I had several old gears. Actually, I have a very old Becker Brescia automotive valve radio, AM band only, but autoseeking stations mechanically, it is currently working pretty fine. Here is a photo of any similar, but not the mine. The large brilliant bar is the start seeking button. Its surprisingly how the manufacturer could do it all brass pieces. And in 1958 !!! And how well it do its job half a century later. Only a very small gota of oil in the mechanical guides of the coil cores.
Osvaldo F. Zappacosta. Electronic Engineer UTN FRA from 2001.
Argentine Ham Radio LW1DSE since 1987.

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Old 15th February 2012, 01:17 PM   #3
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Do you remember the original Class A amps ? Low Power but beautiful.
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Old 15th February 2012, 01:19 PM   #4
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I can't find a pic of mine but it was a Sony ghetto with a 3D woofer on the back.
I wish I still had it. It was well made.

I took it apart. I took everything apart.

I still take everything apart.

Whats wrong with me?
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Old 15th February 2012, 02:05 PM   #5
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I just found in a plastic bag near the dump , some cassettes .
Just finished to play Jony Mitchell and now....AC/DC Back in Black
There's always a first time !
No I don't miss my gear's in my heart ...well I miss the tiny interstage trasformers that polpulated some portable radio/ recorders in the '70s
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Old 15th February 2012, 02:35 PM   #6
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It's already finished !!
I shall put it again !!
Done !! It's a flash
Back in black !!
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Old 15th February 2012, 02:37 PM   #7
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This was my first piece of audio equipment - showing my age a little?
Still have it, still sounds good. Not as loud as I remember it, but still far, far better than the iPod docks of today (runs on 6x D cell batteries, or mains).

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PS - there's a neat feature where the tweeters (on top) do something with the phase so it sounds about 6' wide. Very neat.
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Old 15th February 2012, 02:56 PM   #8
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This was my first and only system from the '80s
A pair of infinity 3 way went after ...I still have two chokes
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Old 21st February 2012, 01:41 AM   #9
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I don't miss my first gear, but I miss those times, student days - great beer, Sundays spent in the University hall of residence with everyone's gear on full blast playing the Top 40 on the radio with lots of hot pizza......
"The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed." Robert M Pirsig.
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Old 21st February 2012, 01:49 AM   #10
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My first gear looked like this. Open baffle, single ended pentode output, alnico speaker, tube rectifier. And welded, no solder at all! Like all modern audiophile fashions together.

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