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Offline Guy 13

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A stack of SONY !
« on: January 04, 2020, 03:12:20 AM »

Hi all.
Just saw this on Facebook and taught it would be a good
start for an exchange of comments, ideas, discussion, etc...
I like the vintage look from SONY or new items that look vintage
with nice wood accent.
Clean lines, well arranged buttons and switches.
Now, do we need all those components or all those seperate components ? ? ? ?
Let start, 1, 2, 3 Go...

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Re: A stack of SONY !
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2020, 08:43:59 AM »
 No we do not. Amp, preamp, tuner and preamp stay. Having the ability to use separate dedicated lines for analog and digital is an advantage. Power supplies for each a plus as well.


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Re: A stack of SONY !
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2020, 11:02:38 AM »
OK, bottom to top it looks like a power amp, a preamp, a CD Player and a cassette deck. I assume one of the top two components is a tuner. any idea what the other one is?
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A stack of SONY !
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2020, 04:59:17 PM »
OK, bottom to top it looks like a power amp, a preamp, a CD Player and a cassette deck. I assume one of the top two components is a tuner. any idea what the other one is?

tmazz I think the top unit might by some kind of graphic equalizer ? ? ? ?

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A stack of SONY !
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2020, 05:00:52 PM »
No we do not. Amp, preamp, tuner and preamp stay. Having the ability to use separate dedicated lines for analog and digital is an advantage. Power supplies for each a plus as well.


charles

Charles how about all the interconnects,
any sound degradation with all the connectors ? ? ?

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Re: A stack of SONY !
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2020, 08:04:49 PM »
OK, bottom to top it looks like a power amp, a preamp, a CD Player and a cassette deck. I assume one of the top two components is a tuner. any idea what the other one is?

tmazz I think the top unit might by some kind of graphic equalizer ? ? ? ?

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Could be.   :-k
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Re: A stack of SONY !
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2020, 08:41:47 AM »
OK, bottom to top it looks like a power amp, a preamp, a CD Player and a cassette deck. I assume one of the top two components is a tuner. any idea what the other one is?

Sony SEQ-711 Equalizer

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Re: A stack of SONY !
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2020, 01:29:40 PM »
OK, bottom to top it looks like a power amp, a preamp, a CD Player and a cassette deck. I assume one of the top two components is a tuner. any idea what the other one is?

Sony SEQ-711 Equalizer

Thanks Barry for the info.

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Re: A stack of SONY !
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2020, 02:58:50 PM »
I remember back in the 80's 'civilians' thought rack systems were the top end thing in audio. We audiophile snob grunts knew better of course...  8)

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Re: A stack of SONY !
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2020, 02:01:03 PM »
They also thought Sony made the best electronics on the planet.......
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Re: A stack of SONY !
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2020, 06:54:26 PM »
I remember back in the 80's 'civilians' thought rack systems were the top end thing in audio. We audiophile snob grunts knew better of course...  8)

Yeah, I remember my buddies and I would use the phrase “nice rack”
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Re: A stack of SONY !
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2020, 11:59:45 PM »
Didn't get a change to have a full size "rack" system back in the 80s, but I loved my Sony "midi" or mini stereo. A step up from a boombox, but not quite a full system:

This is the exact model we had in the house:




The CD player was separate and not included in the basic system. It had a graphic equalizer display, dolby noise reduction, and a "Super Acoustic Turbo" (love the name) switch that was a bass boost. What was impressive was the motorized volume control via remote and the linear skating tape deck.

Rated at a spectacular "340 watts P.M.P.O. (peak music power output) whatever that meant.

It was loud enough to annoy the neighbors.

I must be doing something very wrong as I am using Sony again these days!  :lol:

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Re: A stack of SONY !
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2020, 07:00:32 AM »
Have a Sony ES STR DA 5300 receiver bought used for wiring an outdoor patio surround system under the deck when I used to haul back and forth a flat panel to watch movies at night outdoors.  Thing works great and was bulletproof -- now sitting on a shelf awaiting a buyer.  I think they were one of the first to have the hook-ups that would operate other components with the same remote???  Also -- yeah nice rack :yay2:
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Re: A stack of SONY !
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2020, 09:47:12 AM »
Still very happy with my Sony CDP-xa20es...

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