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Old 11-25-2010, 07:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What audio gear have you gained lately?

It's always nice to see people being happy with what they have gained.
Bought or got something and want to share your joy with us? Please do!

I got this USB audio interface yesterday:

Completely for free .
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Old 11-26-2010, 02:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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freebees? How did you manage that?
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Old 11-26-2010, 04:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have a forum of my owned called analogaudio.
One of the forum members had this lying around and gave it away.
He's a nice guy (not just because of that ) .
I was the first to reply.

Freebees are not that hard to get. You just need to be really alert and let everyone know what you collect.

I was at my ex-girlfriends place lately, in Utrecht.
I had an appointment there with a guy who would deliver a Revox tapedeck at her house.
The price was about 40 dollars which is dead cheap, since a revox usually does three or four times that money.
I mailed the man I was in Utrecht and if he had time to come by. I also asked him to tell me when he was coming, so I could get the money from an ATM.
He then replied 'forget about the money, that was just to filter serious replies'.
Got the revox for free. I ran to the store before he came and bought him a box of chocolates. Was the least I could do



The thing with tapedecks is, you have to know what's what.
Theres machines worth $5, there's machines worth $2000.
I often buy a machine for a nice price and then sell an accessory for the price I bought the machine for. It's not because I'm a cheapskate or some sort of dealer, I just don't have that much money. I need those lucky moments.
Also I don't think it's reasonable to pay hundreds of dollars for a 35 year old obsolete machine. True, they can sound better than a CD, but I'm just not willing to pay that much just because there is a market for it. It's still an old device that needs revisions and such

I recently bought this machine:

For about 60 dollars. Normally worth about 450 dollars overhere.
It came with a dust cover, worth about 125 dollars.
I sold the dust cover for 125 dollars and gave the money I gained to the friend who picked the machine up for me. He was really quick (you have to be ).
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Old 11-30-2010, 03:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hear hear, a set of all american Acoustic Research MST Speakers:

A friend of mine wasn't using them and I just couldn't resist



They will be replacing my Good old AR4's on the Bedroom
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I bought a Topping T20 amp for $50 a couple of weeks ago and got given a 1967 Revox A77 for free from a guy at work - needs fixing though
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
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What does the Topping sound like?
That's a Class D chipamp, right?
Usually the problem with the A77 are the heads (anything more than 4mm of wear will cause dropouts, especially with the 4 track models) and the (frako) condensators, which go up in smoke. Also the pots are usually causing trouble.
A '67er A77 is an MK-I, which is quite rare.

If your heads are in good nick (the usually aren't...), it's really worth replacing the pots and the condensators. These machines can sound brilliant.
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Old 12-01-2010, 10:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Topping sounds surprisingly good for a $50 amp, only has 1 input though, perfect for PC use. It's technically a T-class tripath amp, which is basically D class.
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Old 12-02-2010, 06:44 PM   #8 (permalink)
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My PC setup looks like this:

Which sounds a lot better then you'd expect
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Old 12-02-2010, 07:38 PM   #9 (permalink)
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No pics at wok, will have to wait till I get home, and I'll see if I can add a pic of mine.
The Revox has no left channel Right hand all good.
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Old 12-02-2010, 07:43 PM   #10 (permalink)
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No left channel on recording or playback?

Are you familiar with the internals of A77's?
Cause if you are I don't have to tell you they have interchangeable rec/pb circuit boards for each channel.


They are at the bottom. You can just take them out and switch them .
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