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  • Kevin P
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    • Aug 2000
    • 10809

    What's the oldest piece of gear in your HT?

    With all the upgraditis that goes on with this obsession, er, hobby of ours, it would be interesting to see what the oldest piece of gear is that's still actively used in your home theaters. Also, are you planning to upgrade it soon, and why or why not?

    For me, it's my trusty Pioneer CLD-S201 laserdisc player. It's almost 9 years old and still going strong. Well, the front panel display has gotten dim, but it still plays them silver platters real dern good! :B Just watched The Empire Strikes Back, THX last weekend on it. Yummy!

    I'm not currently planning on upgrading it, since it works fine for me, and I don't watch a lot of LDs these days anyway. Of course, if a great deal pops up I might pick up a spare, since LD players are getting harder to find, or if it breaks down I'll get another one. Or I could pick up another 201 on ebay for parts.

    2nd oldest pieces are my speakers, but I've had them less than 3 years.

    So, what relics lurk in your home theaters?

    KJP




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  • Andrew Pratt
    Moderator Emeritus
    • Aug 2000
    • 16507

    #2
    in terms of age my speakers are easily the oldest items I'm still using given some of them were made in the 80's. As far as lenght of time in my HT one of my HK amps is likely the oldest I think though the pronto would be close.




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    • efarstad
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      • Jun 2001
      • 2231

      #3
      Oldest HT gear would be my Energy C-2's...going on a whopping 3 1/2 years in my system...

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      • P-Dub
        Office Moderator
        • Aug 2000
        • 6766

        #4
        Oldest? I'd say that's a toss up between my ears and my eyes.

        Seriously, it would have to be my TV. Going on 11+ years now. Yeah, I'm due for a new set, maybe sooner than I thought. I've got an old Pioneer LD player as well, but that doesn't get much use at all.




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        • David Meek
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          • Aug 2000
          • 8938

          #5
          That'd be my turntable. It's an old (7+ years) Technics POS that just won't die.




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          • SamS
            Junior Member
            • May 2002
            • 11

            #6
            Upgrade-itis hits me very hard. My oldest piece is my Sony MD deck. It's maybe 2 1/2 years old. If I actually used it on a regular basis, I'm sure the terrible ugrade monster would have forced me to replace it a while back.

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            • ThomasW
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              • Aug 2000
              • 10934

              #7
              Ahhhh let's see..........

              Each of my two IB subs is driven by a pro sound amp (Intersound SP-300) that Jon designed and I built in the early 1980's

              Next to that is my Denon DP-2000 turntable with a Linn Ittok-LV-II tonearm. Now that I think about it that may just date from the late 1970's. 8O

              This isn't mine, mine's on the TT...



              Some 'new comers' are a couple of Marchand XM9 active XO's that date from the early 1990's........

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              • Andrew Pratt
                Moderator Emeritus
                • Aug 2000
                • 16507

                #8
                Yeah I guess my Dual 1225 TT would be older as well but I rarely use it these days.




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                • Sonnie Parker
                  • Jan 2002
                  • 2858

                  #9
                  Hmmmm.... somehow I knew this would make it from TTP to here.

                  Toss up because I've loss those brain cells, but it's between my Sony LD player and the Adcom ACE-515 (AC Enhancer). Both are about 10 or so years old. My Sony VCR is right behing those and it's been eating tapes lately. Of course I haven't used it in ages so I guess it serves me right.

                  I just recently sold my NAD amps that I purchased in 1984. What good amps they were too.






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                  • SiliGoose
                    Senior Member
                    • Aug 2000
                    • 942

                    #10
                    A crappy Kenwood (blech!) 6+1-disc CD changer (the cartridge type).

                    Looks awful and needs to be badly replaced by a 5-disc SACD player! :twisted:




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                    • Uncle Clive
                      Former Moderator
                      • Jan 2002
                      • 919

                      #11
                      Hmmmmm!!! Let's see, my RCA 5 disk CD player's about 3 1/2 years old. But wait a minute! I have an old pair of JBLs sitting downstairs built maybe in the early 80s. I think the paper cone drivers maybe dry rotten by now. I'll drop a Reggae disk in and see how they hold up ;b>'>




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                      • Lex
                        Moderator Emeritus
                        • Apr 2001
                        • 27461

                        #12
                        Clive, I think that was in your HT, not in your basement. for me, it would be the piece that truly started this madness, a simple vcr upgrade, lol. its a Sony hi-fi unit, a decent VCR, but sees little action now. After that, it's my display, Pro-119 Elite. Actually, I waited only a month or so after upgrading my vcr before getting the Elite. From there, it was a downward spiral, lol.

                        But if you want to talk about basement, 1 system goes back to 1974! Details in another thread, another time...

                        Lex
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                        • Burke Strickland
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                          • Sep 2001
                          • 3161

                          #13
                          I have a Revox reel-to-reel tape deck (accepts 10 1/2 " reels) which dates from 1971. I also have a Dual turntable that dates from 1967. The tape deck still works; the turntable doesn't (which is why I have a Rega Planar 3, which is now almost three years old).

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                          • Uncle Clive
                            Former Moderator
                            • Jan 2002
                            • 919

                            #14
                            Originally posted by Lex
                            Clive, I think that was in your HT, not in your basement.

                            But if you want to talk about basement, 1 system goes back to 1974! Details in another thread, another time.............
                            ;zx

                            Well, well then, I am sorry Lex but my son has them hooked up to the "speaker B" of my system but hardly used them because the Onkyo has a 5 speaker stereo mode which we'd use instead or just the 2 speaker stereo mode. I did understand this thread.

                            CHEERS MATE!




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                            • George Bellefontaine
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                              • Jan 2001
                              • 7637

                              #15
                              The oldest piece of gear is my Technics SL 1500 direct drive turntable. I have had this since the early seventies and it still works like a charm.




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                              • Markj
                                Senior Member
                                • Aug 2000
                                • 323

                                #16
                                Sili, I think I have the same Kenwood CD changer as you do. It also is my oldest. I only use it when we want background music when friends or family are over.

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                                • Chip
                                  Senior Member
                                  • Aug 2001
                                  • 232

                                  #17
                                  Oldest piece...

                                  Sony 9K - Dec '00




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                                  • Kevin P
                                    Member
                                    • Aug 2000
                                    • 10809

                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by Chip
                                    Oldest piece...

                                    Sony 9K - Dec '00
                                    My Sony 9K is the same age and is among the newest pieces in my system! Freaky...

                                    KJP




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                                    • Lex
                                      Moderator Emeritus
                                      • Apr 2001
                                      • 27461

                                      #19
                                      Oops Clive, my bad. Sorry bout that! Pretty good comeback. ouch. lol.

                                      Turned into an interesting thread Kevin, good job.

                                      Lex
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                                      • Uncle Clive
                                        Former Moderator
                                        • Jan 2002
                                        • 919

                                        #20
                                        It's all good mate.....next time :^x




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                                        HEY!! Why buy movie tickets when you can own a Theater?
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