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Offline Emil

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Purchase soley for sentimental reasons?
« on: May 16, 2020, 05:50:03 AM »
The NAD 3140. My first "high end" piece. :lol:
Purchased at Audio Exchange in the Roosevelt Field Mall with money saved from my after school job  at Fayva Shoes :rofl:
400 bucks i think it was
It was the time Stereophile was gushing over the giant killer 3020

Thinking of getting one solely for sentimental reasons.



http://www.hifi-classic.net/review/nad-3140-291.html

Can anyone relate?


https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649568128-nad-3140-integrated-amp-works-and-sounds-great/
« Last Edit: May 16, 2020, 05:58:43 AM by Emil »
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Offline James Edward

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Re: Purchase soley for sentimental reasons?
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2020, 06:38:07 AM »
Absolutely. I believe I had the same model. Also purchased from Audio Exchange in Roosevelt Field. That was my go to store in the seventies and eighties. I dealt with a salesman named Mike Cinquemani. Bought my several ADS speaker pairs from there too.
Bought my Hafler amp and preamp there also. That store got a decent chunk of change from me back in the day.
I also saw and heard the DQ-10 there.
Great throwback Emil, thanks.

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Re: Purchase soley for sentimental reasons?
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2020, 09:14:22 AM »
I has a 2155 integrated amp. I recapped it and used it to power my outdoor speakers for years. Then we pulled everything apart to do some renovations and my daughter tried to set it up before I could get to it. She crossed the speaker wires and POP! End of an era.
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Re: Purchase soley for sentimental reasons?
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2020, 10:20:27 AM »
  My Son is using it now with Advents. Talk about the good ole days. Buy it. Emil

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Re: Purchase soley for sentimental reasons?
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2020, 10:52:19 AM »
I very much avoid doing that... There was a time where it seemed like an ok idea, now I just hate the clutter it creates.

Perhaps if I had a house that could double as a museum I would.

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Re: Purchase soley for sentimental reasons?
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2020, 10:17:53 PM »
Absolutely. I believe I had the same model. Also purchased from Audio Exchange in Roosevelt Field. That was my go to store in the seventies and eighties. I dealt with a salesman named Mike Cinquemani. Bought my several ADS speaker pairs from there too.
Bought my Hafler amp and preamp there also. That store got a decent chunk of change from me back in the day.
I also saw and heard the DQ-10 there.
Great throwback Emil, thanks.

I spent a lot of time (and $) in that store as well. From 1981 -1990 I worked at 100 Garden City Plaza, one of the office buildings along the edge of the Roosevelt Field parking lot. I spent many lunch hours in that store.  :roll:

I remember Mike , but mostly dealt with a fellow named Jerry Hnot. he also sold me a Hafler amp and preamp. But in my case not only did I listen to the DQ-10s there, Jerry also sold me a pair.
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Re: Purchase soley for sentimental reasons?
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2020, 05:33:04 AM »
Every time I went into Audio Exchange in Roosevelt Field I lusted over all the chrome knobs and switches on display. Those were the days of ultimate control on your sound. Now we are lucky to get an on-off switch and a volume knob. I finally picked up this beauty from them. I think they gave me a good deal because they were tired of cleaning up the drool on the floor.

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Re: Purchase soley for sentimental reasons?
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2020, 08:04:14 AM »
Yeah Bob, those were the days when you could go into the store listen to all types of stuff, get advice from the staff and walk out with a nice brand new piece of equipment.......  all for less money than we now pay for a decent set of cables.
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Re: Purchase soley for sentimental reasons?
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2020, 09:24:15 AM »
another blast from my past.
Purchased new from Audio Visions in West Babylon. Remember them?
True high end speaker at an affordable price.

There were times I almost pulled the trigger on a set of these.
Probably still competitive today


https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lisa2d22-thiel-audio-cs-1-5-full-range


« Last Edit: May 17, 2020, 09:26:09 AM by Emil »
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Re: Purchase soley for sentimental reasons?
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2020, 11:06:07 AM »
My first move up in quality from my Panasonic radio/8 track, and Garrard table was a pair of used Frazier Monte Carlo speakers. 
8" two ways with high efficiency made a big difference in quality over the cheap 4" full range that came with the set.  A friend that runs a record store had a pair in his warehouse.  One was dead so needed a bit of work, but for $40 and a couple of hours, they are now working... and still setting in his shelves.  After hearing them, I told him to sell them if he gets a chance and we'd split the $.  My experience is that old stereo stuff... usually sounds average or worse- some old tube amps are the exception. 

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