Topics Topics Help/Instructions Help Edit Profile Profile Member List Register  
Search Last 1 | 3 | 7 Days Search Search Tree View Tree View  

Visit The Brewery's sponsor!
Brews & Views Bulletin Board Service * World Expressions * Stereo for brewery < Previous Next >

  Thread Last Poster Posts Pages Last Post
  Start New Thread        

Author Message
 

Tom Burk
Member
Username: Tomburk

Post Number: 106
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 12:45 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm looking to get a new stereo receiver for my brewery/familyroom. Does anyone here have good recomendations or links for chatrooms that can help me?
I want inputs for my turntable, cassette and cd player. Don't need awesome high volume, but I'm old and need some help hearing.
Can someone aim me in the right direction?
 

ELK
Senior Member
Username: Elkski

Post Number: 1253
Registered: 01-2003
Posted on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 03:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have several extra pairs of nice wall or ceiling mountable indoor/outdoor white speakers. I bought these in a lot from a health club that never opened. I have installed 3 prs in my back yard and they sound great. one pair is fully exposed and shows some yellowing after 18 months. 100$/pr white
http://proficientaudio.com/aw650.html
 

don price
Advanced Member
Username: Donzoid

Post Number: 801
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Sunday, December 18, 2005 - 03:31 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Tom,

You will really have to look around to find a unit with a phono input. You can go very high end (>$1000) for a new unit or go to the pawn shop and look for something old and used. Simply put, vinyl is nearly as dead as 8-track tape so you won't find what you want on 95% of the stuff for sale at Circuit City, Best Buy, Sears, Wal Mart, etc.

I'm sure you remember that the phono inputs and tape/CD inputs are not interchangeable....however, someone somewhwere probably sells a gadget to allow you to convert the phono output to line level (CD/tape) inputs.

I would try a hi-fi repair shop as a reputable alternative to a pawn shop. And I don't think anyone has used the term "hi-fi" in 20 years. In fact, just ask around for an old receiver with a dead amp...run a line out (tape monitor?) to any new receiver and you are good to go. The old one should be free. Wow...that took a while to get to the free answer.

Don
 

Merle
Junior Member
Username: Merle

Post Number: 54
Registered: 05-2002
Posted on Sunday, December 18, 2005 - 03:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Tom,
You will need a small pre-amp to run a turntable in newer equipment. I think I bought mine @ radio shack for $20 and it runs on a 9-volt battery.
Another place to look is at a music store such as "Guitar Center". They sell turntables & diamond cartriges for DJ's. I'm sure some one there could help you get everything working.
 

Tom Burk
Member
Username: Tomburk

Post Number: 107
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Sunday, December 18, 2005 - 10:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I've been digging around and will probably just see if I can get my vintage onkyo receiver reworked a little. It may just need some volume control work and a cleaning. I was thinking that a cd player could go through my auxillary input. Kinda hate to put money into something 30 years old, but I've become attached. You really feel old when your stereos 30. Thanks for the help.
 

don price
Advanced Member
Username: Donzoid

Post Number: 802
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Monday, December 19, 2005 - 01:28 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have several pairs of JBLs around the house that are approaching 30 years old if not already past it.

Don
 

ELK
Senior Member
Username: Elkski

Post Number: 1272
Registered: 01-2003
Posted on Monday, December 19, 2005 - 02:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

As for the old amps and speakers.. dont throw them away without checking on ebay. I have a fishing buddy who has a friend who makes dough by buying old speakers and amp at the local thrift store and garage sales and selling them on ebay..I guess on the old speakers just the old magnets are valuable. The condition of the cone is irrelavant as folks redo that part with new high tech materials and build new boxes or maybe put in cars.
Tom if your main reciever problem is the cracking volume control that might be an easy part to replace.

(Message edited by elkski on December 19, 2005)

Add Your Message Here
Post:
Bold text Italics Underline Create a hyperlink Insert a clipart image

Username: Posting Information:
This is a private posting area. Only registered users and moderators may post messages here.
Password:
Options: Enable HTML code in message
Automatically activate URLs in message
Action: