Tag Archives: stereo

1956 Grundig 8080 German Hi-Fi Console Repair

Cross-posted from Rain City Audio: German radios like this one are a lot more difficult to work on than most American and Canadian radios, and they’re a lot less common, but they do turn up once in a while. This … Continue reading

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Sony TA-4650 VFET Stereo Integrated Amplifier Check-Up

This repair cross-posted from Rain City Audio: I recently had this Sony TA-4650 in the shop for a check-up. It was reportedly giving static in one channel. That’s trouble on an amp like this – Sony used an ambitious new technology, the VFET, a … Continue reading

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The Speaker Spotter – Speakers of Craigslist – April 18th, 2014

There’s always something interesting for sale on Craigslist, especially in Seattle. Do click the titles to see the original postings with more photos and additional information if you’re interested – otherwise, enjoy the virtual window shopping! Rain City Audio is not … Continue reading

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Bose Active Equalizer Model 800 Repair – Bose 800 Active Equalizer

A new one for the shop, I recently worked on a Bose Active Equalizer model 800. This is very similar to the Bose 901 Series II active equalizer; the 800 series were Bose’s PA speaker series from the same model … Continue reading

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1977 Yamaha CR-2020 Vintage Stereo Receiver Repair

If you’re looking for a repair for this particular model of receiver, sorry – Rain City Audio no longer takes Yamaha CR series for repairs due to them requiring such an extreme amount of work. This post is a good … Continue reading

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Mailbag: Is The Bose 901 Equalizer Really Necessary?

I take questions from readers often, but they don’t always make it to a Mailbag segment. I’ve got this one a few times lately, though, so I figured I’d answer this one publicly. Jim from Ohio writes, I bought a … Continue reading

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Thrift Store Jamo MPA-101 Repaired – She’s Back Up and Running!

I started working on a Jamo MPA-101 amplifier back in August for a friend and after some early work it sat for a while. He’s re-doing his audio system at home so I spent a few hours to finish troubleshooting … Continue reading

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Klipschorn Meets Altec

I love old hi-fi stereo equipment, especially the larger stuff which really had a lot of personality. While doing some research on Klipschorns, I discovered a striking reinterpretation of the classic Klipsch design: An Altec Lansing multicell horn in place … Continue reading

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Project Idea: Verve//Remixed 3’s Cello Boombox

I’ve had this idea for quite a few years but haven’t put much time into it, between everything else I’ve been going on. Once or twice a year for the past five or so years, I’ve posted on Craigslist seeking … Continue reading

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Ruined Antique Radio Photo Roundup Redux

I thought I’d start the weekend off with some more photos of butchered antique radios for your viewing misery pleasure. This is the second-round photo roundup. Check out the first set of ruined antiques here! An aspiring artist thought this 1940s … Continue reading

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