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Re: Turntable/Record Player advice

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oilpiers wrote:
Tue Nov 30, 2021 1:20 pm
John A Arkansawyer wrote:
Tue Nov 30, 2021 9:32 am
Through no virtue of my own, I am about to own most of a really good stereo system, better than anything since I could go into the practice studio and crank it up the house sound. Better really, since I never did have a turntable in there. There's just one thing: No speakers.

I was given a couple pair of fairly nice old cabinets and could, I guess, get those reconed. Or I could buy new tech. I have no idea what's best. Your thoughts?
I am no expert by any means, but it seems you should get speakers that are the type that were common when the other components were new. I guess the biggest deciding factor is analog vs digital. I have an analog system from the 90's, and have no interest in upgrading my Polk Audio towers into something modern.
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Tue Nov 30, 2021 1:34 pm
How big is the space you'll have the system in? Thinking floorstanders or bookshelf/standmounts? Budget?
This is a beautiful system for which I don't think I can afford contemporary speakers unless I get mine reconed. This'll be in a smallish room, I'd say 15"x12". I'll fit the furniture around the speakers.
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Re: Turntable/Record Player advice

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John A Arkansawyer wrote:
Tue Nov 30, 2021 2:07 pm

This is a beautiful system for which I don't think I can afford contemporary speakers unless I get mine reconed. This'll be in a smallish room, I'd say 15"x12". I'll fit the furniture around the speakers.
What are you powering this with (make,model, preamp? Amp? Integrated?). Which speakers do you have? Do you have a budget?
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Jonicont wrote:
Tue Nov 30, 2021 2:35 pm
John A Arkansawyer wrote:
Tue Nov 30, 2021 2:07 pm

This is a beautiful system for which I don't think I can afford contemporary speakers unless I get mine reconed. This'll be in a smallish room, I'd say 15"x12". I'll fit the furniture around the speakers.
What are you powering this with (make,model, preamp? Amp? Integrated?). Which speakers do you have? Do you have a budget?
It's components. I don't recall a preamp. The amp proper is a lovely big old Pioneer. My cabinets which (I assume) need reconing are pairs of Sharp CP-5100s and Pioneer Quartet 50s. My budget is smallish unless it has to be more.
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John A Arkansawyer wrote:
Tue Nov 30, 2021 2:58 pm
Jonicont wrote:
Tue Nov 30, 2021 2:35 pm
John A Arkansawyer wrote:
Tue Nov 30, 2021 2:07 pm

This is a beautiful system for which I don't think I can afford contemporary speakers unless I get mine reconed. This'll be in a smallish room, I'd say 15"x12". I'll fit the furniture around the speakers.
What are you powering this with (make,model, preamp? Amp? Integrated?). Which speakers do you have? Do you have a budget?
It's components. I don't recall a preamp. The amp proper is a lovely big old Pioneer. My cabinets which (I assume) need reconing are pairs of Sharp CP-5100s and Pioneer Quartet 50s. My budget is smallish unless it has to be more.
Vintage stuff is a crap shoot. But hey it's free!. You can get a refoam kit for $15 on Ebay for the Quartet 50s. Give it a shot
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Jonicont wrote:
Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:10 pm
Vintage stuff is a crap shoot. But hey it's free!.
I'm happy to roll the dice on a Technics turntable owned and maintained by a mechanical engineer! It was all working fine the last time he turned it off.
Jonicont wrote:
Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:10 pm
You can get a refoam kit for $15 on Ebay for the Quartet 50s. Give it a shot
This stereo deserves better than my best efforts at repair, but the speakers didn't come with it. Hm. Is this how Dave Davies started out?
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Re: Turntable/Record Player advice

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i've stumbled, cobbled, refurbished and purchased my way into an older school set up.

mistsubushi lt-20 turntable-linear tracking (early 80s)
kenwood kr-930 receiver (84ish)
acoustic research ar-6 speakers (early 70s)

small record room 10ish x 15ish.

sound fills up this old house.

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