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Hendrixlvr

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Just finished putting my vintage Hi-Fi System together in the mancave! Loving the sounds of a true vintage system.

Akai reel to reel, Marantz 6100 turntable, Pioneer TX-6800 tuner, Pioneer SA-6700 amplifier, and a pair of vintage Polk Audio “Monitor Series” speakers…loving’ life right now
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Boreas

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Just finished putting my vintage Hi-Fi System together in the mancave! Loving the sounds of a true vintage system.

Akai reel to reel, Marantz 6100 turntable, Pioneer TX-6800 tuner, Pioneer SA-6700 amplifier, and a pair of vintage Polk Audio “Monitor Series” speakers…loving’ life right now View attachment 938126 View attachment 938127 View attachment 938128 View attachment 938129 View attachment 938130 View attachment 938133 View attachment 938134
Excellent! Of course you will be getting those speakers off the floor I hope. A subwoofie might add a little to the excitement!
 

Vocalion

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Damn, I had that very same Akai reel-to-reel! I used to volunteer at a local college radio station, and I didn’t want to play my personal records on their rather well-worn turntables (backward queuing and all). I’d record my program music on reel-to-reel and play that instead on one of the station’s decks.
 

drmordo

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A lot of cool gear! I love the Marantz, I had a similar turntable those years back and honestly don't remember what happened to it.
 

Boreas

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I'll bet you are glad you didn't "garage sale" that stuff! I still have my 80s era Harman/Kardon stuff and Bose 501s. But I have added a subwoofer that really fills in the bottom end.
 

dankilling

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I'll bet you are glad you didn't "garage sale" that stuff! I still have my 80s era Harman/Kardon stuff and Bose 501s. But I have added a subwoofer that really fills in the bottom end.
How did you add the sub? I have an integrated amp with only l/r speaker outs and was thinking of adding a sub if I can
 

Boreas

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How did you add the sub? I have an integrated amp with only l/r speaker outs and was thinking of adding a sub if I can
You send your speaker leads to the sub, then leads from the sub to the speakers. The SW will typically have an adjustable crossover and cut the bass to your speakers, saving wear on the the woofers. Most SWs will have a line in as well, if your amp has a line out/SW output.
 

tele12

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Just finished putting my vintage Hi-Fi System together in the mancave! Loving the sounds of a true vintage system.

Akai reel to reel, Marantz 6100 turntable, Pioneer TX-6800 tuner, Pioneer SA-6700 amplifier, and a pair of vintage Polk Audio “Monitor Series” speakers…loving’ life right now View attachment 938126 View attachment 938127 View attachment 938128 View attachment 938129 View attachment 938130 View attachment 938133 View attachment 938134
Nice!
I had a pair of Polk Monitor 5B's for years, very smooth sounding.
 




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