I'll answer to your second question first (pun intended):Wow, two questions immediately come to mind...
1) Does everything still work? (The first pic with the Sony minidisc player, I had one of those but it died within two years.)
2) What are the museum's hours?
Yep underpowered, clipping, flat-topping bad for tweeters and mids too. You need more than enough power on reserve to stay out of that!I wouldn't worry over speaker damage from the extra power. Speaker damage most often occurs from amplifiers driven to high distortion levels which has a tendency to fry tweeters. If your music stills sounds clean you should be safe.
Those are awesome. My best buddy has an original Spec-4 as well.Yep underpowered, clipping, flat-topping bad for tweeters and mids too. You need more than enough power on reserve to stay out of that!
My pair of Pioneer SPEC-4s with consecutive serial numbers rarely get over 10 Watts and that's LOUD! No way I could ever get into clipping.
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The only weak point in them are the solder connections on the boards. I had one blow up in one channel. Turned on the system one day, about 15 seconds later smelled burning resistors! One amp was in protection mode. Upon close examination many of the factory wave-soldered connections were cracked or beginning to. Took both amplifiers apart, replaced the damaged semi-conductors and resistors on that one amplifier ass'y, and re-soldered EVERYTHING on all boards in both amps, scrubbed down the old brown resin flux on the boards with alcohol and a toothbrush, cleaned them up really well, and replaced the big final capacitors too since one of the originals was starting to leak. Checked all the other capacitors. That was 10 years ago.Those are awesome. My best buddy has an original Spec-4 as well.
OUR KIND OF CRAZY, FRATELLO!!!I'll answer to your second question first (pun intended):
My buddy kap'n krunch mad a joke, I'm a huge collector though. I should really think of a museum one day.
Everything is hooked and working in the main room, which is where is the most number of components. Sometimes I do some conversions from domestic R2R or video tape standards that are hard to find here. I don't have a U-matic because many old local TV stations throw everithing back in the day.
I'm still upgrading my stuff to enjoy full 11.1 Atmos sound, but it's funny I started with a simple software script on Audition having only a DVD player 15 years ago.
BTW, it's hard to see on those pictures but I have a Wolverine film scanner for the old 8mm super8 films and a projector ready.
Am I completely crazy? Yes, I am!!
I remember seeing the Phase Linear 700B "back in the day" but know nothing about it. Pioneer's SPEC-2 was more of a direct competitor because it was rated at 250 Watts per channel into 8 Ohms both channels driven etc. I'd say any electronics that are still functioning after the 42 years I've had those SPEC-4s, other than one channel failure and a handful of parts to fix it, probably ain't bad.Seems like they share more than a visual relationship to the Phase Linear 700B.
I used to own a dbx box that I paired with a Revox B77. Unfortunately, I no longer own either.
RCA is suing you and your dog for patent infringement.
Some people do not realize that the remote control for the dbx 3bx came with additional controls over those included with the base unit. In addition to the Transition Level and Expansion controls that were on the base unit, the remote control also included:I used to own a dbx box that I paired with a Revox B77. Unfortunately, I no longer own either.
I used to own a DBX 100 Subharmonic Synthesizer, as can be seen in the very top right photo, sitting atop a Phase Linear 1000 Autocorrelator Noise Reduction System. They could occasionally be engaged to take control of particularly noisy LP's "back in the day".I used to own a dbx box that I paired with a Revox B77. Unfortunately, I no longer own either.
Yea, they were great tuners and pretty KOOL looking at the same time. It was the first really affordable tuner with a digital readout plus including the analog dial.Do I spy a Mitsubishi F20 tuner up there?
. 350wpc from a Phase Linear 700B power amp
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