Category Archives: Hi-Fi

1957 Grundig 5060A High Fidelity Tube Radio

From Rain City Audio: German radios are considerably less common than U.S.-made radios from the same model years, but offer excellent performance and very beautiful styling. This Grundig 5060A from 1957 does just that, offering AM Broadcast, two Shortwave, and … Continue reading

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“Won’t that ruin the vintage sound?”

Audio as a hobby sits in an interesting place in the world. There are hard numbers and objective measurements made with lab equipment on one end, and on the other end you have the subjective and variable linguistic descriptions assigned … Continue reading

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Magnavox 1ST611R Tube Console Stereo Overhaul

From Rain City Audio: A customer recently brought me the guts from his Magnavox 1ST611R mid-century stereo console for an overhaul. He’d had the console for a while, working but with some trouble, but wanted to finally get it back … Continue reading

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NOS Akai Vintage Stereo Setup Unboxing

A gentleman found a stack of vintage 1982 Akai stereo components in their original packaging, and takes us through a short unboxing and setup. It looks like he’s found a record player, equalizer, tape deck, tuner, and integrated amplifier. Can’t be … Continue reading

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Bose® 901 Series I Active Equalizer #6878 Repair

This early-production Bose® 901 Active Equalizer came through the shop recently for a repair. These Early models were the very first production run, back in 1968, and have a pretty significantly different circuit design from the later models, and feature … Continue reading

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Bose® 901 Series IV Active Equalizer #253288 Overhaul

This Bose® 901 Series IV Active Equalizer came through the shop for a full overhaul. Inevitably over the years, various parts wear out and degrade and can make the equalizer sound bad – or not work at all. Without the … Continue reading

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Harman-Kardon Festival D-1000 Tube Receiver Repair

All vintage gear has a story to tell, but something really rare and interesting recently came across the bench: the Harman-Kardon Festival D-1000. While it looks somewhat unassuming, a fairly straightforward 15-tube receiver with push-pull 6L6GC outputs and an AM … Continue reading

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