Jan 22, 2022, 9:08:09 AMJan 22
Some of us, despite our advanced age, still dabble in the hobby. My 'specialty' if you will, is middle-of-the-road vintage equipment of US and/or Euro origins that also lends itself to good maintenance, tweaking, and reliable operation. Revox, Dynaco, AR, Magnepan, Harman Kardon (Citation), Scott, Rabco and along those lines. About 1/3 tube, 2/4 solid-state. I also retain most of my hearing, fine motor skills and eyesight, so it remains good fun and a relatively inexpensive hobby. Keeps me close to home, doesn't eat, and is cheaper than another woman - or so my wife says.
Recent acquisitions along those lines are a 1971 vintage US-made AR tuner that is electronically excellent, cosmetically challenged, and a Sony CD changer c.1994 with remote and in excellent working condition. Both for sparrow-feed. After cleaning and tweaking, these will join a pair of AR speakers and an AR integrated amp as a housewarming present for a daughter of a good friend. She likes vintage equipment (as a tenured professor of medieval studies, that is no surprise), and this fills the bill.
Melrose Park, PA