Tag Archives: stereo

“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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Vintage Documentary: How Stereo Turntables Work

Documentary Tube on YouTube has digitized an excellent early video documentary discussing the newest hi-fi invention of the time: stereo! In this 4-minute video, the narrator compares mono with stereo recordings on vinyl. Worth checking out!

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1963 Fisher FM-100-B Stereo FM Tuner Overhaul

Cross-posted from the Rain City Audio repair blog: Something a bit unusual came through the shop recently, an old tube-type Fisher FM-100-B Stereo FM tuner. Anyone who knows classic tube audio knows Fisher, and the FM-100-B sure lives up to … Continue reading

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Marantz 2270 Stereophonic Receiver Overhaul and Adjustment

Cross-posted from the Rain City Audio Repair Blog: I recently got to work on another iconic piece of hi-fi history, the Marantz 2270 stereo receiver. I’ve had this model through my shop before, as well as a couple of other … Continue reading

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