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    Most beautiful piece of Hi-Fi kit ever?

    Ohhhhh, this tuner is gorgeous:



    I've been scouring boot fairs and secondhand shops for years looking for Marantz oscilloscope tuners, no luck yet though.

    Rich :¬)

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    but where is the RDS or DAB ?

    only kidding - its a beautifull bit of kit. I used to have a couple of marantz amps & tape units , though they didn't last log, they wer of a similar vintage to that.
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    Hehe. I'm not a big fan of 70s silver gear in general, but the blue light and scope make all the difference.

    Marantz should make a DAB tuner that looks like that (and preferably sounds as good, if that's possible).

    Rich :¬)

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    That looks great. Shame its all plastic rubbishrubbishrubbishrubbishe nowerdays. I miss the good-old "clicky" buttons you knew you'd pressed
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    how old IS that Rave mate?

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    would look good anywhere

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    Erk! - from the era where silver facias and hundreds of knobs buttons and LED's were deemed more important than sound quality

    Rave If your into 70's solid state - these are good friendly forums.

    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/for...php?forumid=13

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    Here is proper beautiful by the way.



    Thats a preamp, phono stage, and 2 mono block power amps.

    Yum. Keep your Marantz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butuz
    Here is proper beautiful by the way.

    Thats a preamp, phono stage, and 2 mono block power amps.

    Yum. Keep your Marantz

    Butuz

    Got to agree - thats superb. Atmosphere, style, the works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butuz
    Here is proper beautiful by the way.
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    Yum. Keep your Marantz
    Yuck, looks like a right lash up. I will keep the Marantz, cheers.

    Cheers for the linky though, interesting! I might have to break out the old electronics textbooks again, I fancy getting into some amplifier fiddling, and I want to make myself a Chu Moy headphone amp, too.

    Zak, it's from 1978, although they made similarly styled ones through the 70s, and oscilloscope tuners from the 60s.

    I cribbed the picture from this site:

    http://www.fmtunerinfo.com/reviewsA-N.html

    Rich :¬)
    Last edited by Rave; 04-05-2004 at 06:06 PM.

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    Gotta agree with Butuz on that valve setup. Got some valves here to build a headphone amp with at the moment but no time

    Col

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    Hehe Rich i am gonna buy you a £100 vision express optocal labs voucher for you to spend on an eye test and glasses - i recon you need em!

    @ Dfhaii i am in the middle of building a valve stereo power amp now to compliment my passive preamp - photos will be incoming soon

    Butuz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butuz
    Hehe Rich i am gonna buy you a £100 vision express optocal labs voucher for you to spend on an eye test and glasses - i recon you need em!
    Nah mate, 20/20 vision here (at least until I get longsightedness from spending hours a day on the computer ). Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and all that.

    Rich :¬)

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    @ Dfhaii i am in the middle of building a valve stereo power amp.

    What valves have you got for that, for me headphone amp i have a mullard ecc88 and a 6as7g for the output. Do you know of a good place for transformers i found www.sowter.co.uk who are supposed to be v good but they are quite pricy.

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    And as a reply to the question in the first post, I wouldnt say no to this


    Col

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