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Offline marcjs

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Howdy from the Queen City
« on: February 02, 2022, 07:27:36 AM »
Hi y'all!

Newbie here from Race City USA (Mooresville NC), just north of Charlotte.

I stumbled across this site while seeking info on vintage equipment, and been lurking for a bit.  Finally decided to join as I am interested in a listing "in the Burgh".

I am vintage myself, so much of what is discussed on this site encompasses equipment I aspired to owning in my teens/early adulthood.  I have now amassed a sizeable collection of such equipment - ranging from Carver (currently just loudspeakers - Bob's first and also his last panels), Tandberg (receivers), Nakamichi (tape decks), Citation (amps), Heathkit (tube amp), RTR electrostatic tweeters, and much more.

I build my own loudspeakers - at the moment obsessed with ATC drivers.  I also build/repair tube amps (both hi-fi and guitar). 

Some day I will have to have a fire-sale, or my wife will poison me!

That's my story, and I'm sticking to it!


Offline Sir Thrift-a-Lot

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Re: Howdy from the Queen City
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2022, 11:47:41 PM »
Welcome Marcel.   I have an Ampeg Gemini VI that's sitting in my basement waiting for me to restore it.   Not currently functional but it was a buck at a yard sale so I figure it will be good to learn on.   Up until now I've only recapped RCA and Stromberg Carlson console pulls.   I had one of those little Maggotbox Se amps but sold it to someone who really wanted one.   I was intimidated about my hamfisted soldering in such a tight space anyway.   

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Re: Howdy from the Queen City
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2022, 02:44:20 PM »
Hi Marcel,


I've been to Moorseville a few times, but not for 20 years or so. Back then I was a big Nascar fan and bet you know the exact building I visited in your town. I bet things have changed a bunch since I've been there. I love that part of the country, especially the Carolina blue sky. I used to know people over at the Petty compound, but lost contact over the years. I was in Kyle's office once with Richard, Kyle and Adam, about three months before Adam's accident. Richard was ribbin Adam for wearing a Harley shirt and not getting paid for it and Kyle was showing off a box of chocolates the got as a gift for buying an airplane.

Cars were my first passion, but they take up a lot of space and money! Not that audio is anything different.

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Re: Howdy from the Queen City
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2022, 04:00:58 PM »
Welcome, Marcel.  Ditto on the Tandberg receivers, and other continental European gear (Revox, B & O, etc).  Sold my Nakamichi decks, but still have a couple of Japanese units from the 1980s.

What types of music do you listen to?
Mac stuff, Sony HDR-F1HD AM/FM/HD tuner, Denon DRS 810 cassette, Denon CDR-W1500 CD recorder, Music Hall MMF-9 w/B&O MMC2, B & O 4002 w/B & O 20 CL, Revox A-77

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Re: Howdy from the Queen City
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2022, 11:22:11 AM »