this my second system, mainly for listening to the radio and watch movies. I am a vintage hifi passionate, so i didn't make any compromise in selecting my equipement. I searched long and hard for this sony pair especially whit the wood cases. They really are my favorite of all the vintage. Then after came all the work of rebuilding them...The furniture was built especialy to fit them. The yamaha speakers are a long time favorite of mine,i fine tuned them for my room. Their great for so many things; classical,jazz,movies,rock and partys,of course i dont plan to ad any subwoofer... Thanks for looking,feel free to leave any comments. Jd

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    • Sony ta-1120
    The very first sony transistor amplifier from 1965,completely recapped with audio grade capacitors,the rest is all original and didn't need any change,no noise, no grain, just 60 watts of very sweet music, if you find one just buy it!
    • Sony st-5000w
    the very first and best ever tuner from sony from 1965, completely recapped and aligned,unbelievaible sound and performance,sound is clean as cd player, warm and detailed
    • Panasonic dmp-bdt210
    superb blue-ray player with excellent sound and image resolution,very nice sound even as a cd player,at 262$ a steal!
    • Yamaha ns-690 series3
    yamaha ns-690 from 1979 little brother of the ns-1000, softer and warmer. The crossovers have been rebuilt to specs,woofer have new surrounds and trimming pots bypassed with metal oxide resistors
    • Panasonic tc-p42s30
    plasma tv,how they can make a tv of this quality for so cheap is beyond me,such nice colors!
    • digiflex studioflex
    professionnal interconnects with Canare6 cable and neutrik plugs,inexpensive and a lot of performance
    • Supra cables 2.5
    2.5mm of very high quality copper, comes coted with silver so it never oxide(a la Van den hul)ideal for small speaker plugs on vintage equipement

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thank's Onemug for the nice words,you would be surprised how modern those Yamaha's can sound,their fast,open and they dont compress when things get busy and loud. I like your idea of a Marantz-Altec system, i would like to ear it Jd


JD you are spot on.

The CR series are going for $600 depending on condition. Must be the meters and the wooden carcase.


Love your taste. Those Sonys exude class in their cases. I have a hunch I'd prefer watching a movie on your system compared to some of my friends X.1 systems.

I did a similar thing in our guest bedroom. I am using a pair of Altec Valencia's and a vintage Marantz receiver for a simple 2 ch audio system (the TV was on its own). Hooked up the DVR's audio out to the Marantz's aux in and BINGO, audio/video. Added bonus was that our cable TV has music channels and since the DVR is always on, I somethimes don't use the TV and just listen to the music commercial free.

On the visual side, The Valencia's are in walnut and I have the Marantz in its walnut case. Enjoy.


Lapierre, you should try to get a cr-1020 or cr-2020, once the caps are changed they should start to sing! Thanks for your good comments


Love it!

Awesome! I plan to one day get vintage yamaha receiver.


i love them to,,,you know something funny? the gentlemen who sold me the tuner,he send it to me in is original box! talk about one extraordinary
careful owner,,


Love the Sony's!!!


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