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I’ve amassed my vintage system, including a couple contemporary components, over the past 5 years. It’s been a labor of love in that I’ve scoured the internet for estate sales, CL listings, eBay, and garage sales to find these wonderful components. I’m fortunate to have found them when I did because the current price for these components are now easily two to three times more costly than what I purchased them for. I grew up with these components because my Uncle was an enthusiast and we listened to music through his hifi system. It was great fun! There’s a bit of nostalgia in the designs and the build quality that today’s components lack IMHO. Thank you for letting me share and thanks to Audiogon!
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Room Details

Dimensions: 20’ × 100’  X large
Ceiling: 20’


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    • JBL L100
    • Technics SL-1200 mkII
    • Dual 1218
    • Marantz 4400
    • Schiit Audio Valhalla 2
    • Focal Elegia
    • Rotel RX-1050

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@aniwolfe Thanks very much :)

finnetric

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@cymbop Thank you!

finnetric

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@jond Thanks for the compliment! I have been very specific about choosing the components within the system. And, the beauty of this passion is that it's constantly evolving.

finnetric

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@taxtrumpet Not yet, but it's about finding the time. I've read and heard good things about the updgrades

finnetric

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@jay73 The acoustics in the room are fantastic! the brick wall and the 20' ceilings made of cedar contribute to wonderful sonics in that space. Thanks for the compliments!

finnetric

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@puffball08 Agreed! I've heard great things about the crossover upgrade options. Definitely on my to do list. Thanks for sharing your experience on your upgrade!

finnetric

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@jgotis Kindred spirits. Love that era, sound, and build quality of those 70's components

finnetric

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@roget2015 Many thanks!

finnetric

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@sj00884 I love the Pioneer components of the same era as the Marantz. I just happened to love the history of Marantz, the build quality, and sound of Marantz.

finnetric

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@shosta5 I believe the entertainment cabinet is a West Elm mid-century modern piece

finnetric

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@puffball08 I have yet to explore the crossover updates, but it is weighing heavily on my mind to do so. I've found some great info on Audiokarma and J B Lansing Heritage sites. The crossover upgrades typically come in a kit, or as a plug-n-play with little soldering. It just depends on your skill level and time to put toward it.

finnetric

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@adc335 Thank you for the compliments. The album is Body Talk by Robyn, a favorite of my Wife ;)

finnetric

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Wonderful system! Say what is that album you display in the first picture?

adc335

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To @puffball08 :  Did you do the cross over upgrade yourself, or did you use a repair shop?  I am interested in upgrading the corssovers for my speakers, but it looks like a bigger job than I should tackle.

taxtrumpet

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I love the cabinet.  What's the brand/model of that cabinet?

shosta5

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Very similar system back in the day, swapping out the Marantz with a Pioneer.  JBL, and Technics.  The golden age of hifi IMO

sj00884

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Bravo!

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Fantastic System!
A Marantz system with JBL Centuries was also the first true Hi-Fi system that I’d ever listened to, and it changed my approach forever, so I understand the nostalgia factor!!
Enjoy!!!

jgotis

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Very nice system, beautiful room.  Agree with @taxtrumpet, replacing the 50¢ NP electrolytics JBL used in their crossovers with better quality film capacitors will add much to your listening pleasure.  Did it with my 4412As.  Night & day difference. 

puffball08

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That space looks so awesome!

jay73

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Have you upgraded the crossovers in your JBL L100 speakers?

taxtrumpet

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Absolutely gorgeous room! And very cool mix of retro and modern components those JBL's look badass!

jond

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What a thoughtful mix of old and new!  I love it.  You have created a lovely thing.

cymbop

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Very nice!

aniwolfe

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