Saturday, December 3, 2011

30. JBL 4311 WX-A Control Monitor Speakers From 1974

Back in the mid to late 1970's these were extremely popular in recording studios.
Rockers would listen to the playback on these. Wonderful speakers for listening close up or as they say "near field". I have them on my computer desk with a nice Marantz 2235B receiver. The turntable that I'm using in this set up is my Pioneer PL-71 with an Empire 2000 E/III cartridge and original stylus. I am really liking this set up!

29. Marantz 2235B Receiver From 1977

This is a sweet little receiver! Made in 1977, it puts out 35 watts per channel.
Total harmonic distortion is at .25%. It weighs about 26 pounds. There is an optional wood case for it that I wish I had! It is my current desktop receiver. I am using a pair of JBL 4311 studio monitors with it right now. I am enjoying this set up!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

28. KLH Model Seventeen 17 Speakers

This is the second pair that I've owned. I regretted trading away the first pair. They were in wonderful condition! Screw on badges and beautiful grills. It was a deal I had to make, especially being that with the cash and speakers I was getting a Pioneer RT-909. Anyway, this pair sounds as good as the first pair. I love 1960's KLH speakers! Henry Kloss was a genius!

Friday, May 13, 2011

27. Acoustic Research AR-2ax Speakers

Just picked these up tonight! The cabinets are in very good condition. Both grills have the screw on badges. The pots need a good cleaning, but they sound pretty good! Not bad. The AR-2ax had two runs, 1964 to 1970 and then after some updating, from 1970 to 1976. Back in the 1960's, they would run you about 120 bucks, which in 2011 dollars is about $876.00. The pair I have in the picture below are from the second run. I love old American speakers!

Now if I could only find a pair of AR-3 speakers!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

26. Pioneer RT-909 Reel to Reel Deck from 1978

I always wanted one of these! I got one, then sold it. It had bad pinch rollers, new ones were $90 and a guy made me a great offer for it, so I let it go. Back in 1978 these decks went for $900. Today that's about $3000. One of the very best consumer level decks ever made.

Monday, January 24, 2011

25. Kenwood KT-8300 Tuner From 1976

I picked this beauty up with the box around Christmas and sold it a few days later. It is a highly sought after audiophile tuner. I hooked it up and it worked fine. I don't think that it pulled in stations better than the tuning section of my SX-1280, but "experts" love this tuner! They can be found on ebay for $100 to $200.