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Louie only please. No rush, Louie only. Some time ago I
Louie only please. No rush, Louie only. Some time ago I purchased a few McIntosh C32 pre amps. I asked some general questions about eq related problems. I regret I did not return on of the preamps and… read more
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Louie only please. No rush, Louie only. I am converting
Louie only please. No rush, Louie only. Hi I am converting my primary vintage audio system to mostly all McIntosh. Mostly from the early 80s. I am using the C32 Pre Amps. But seems there EQ section ha… read more
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How can I fix static/lack of volume in my stereo receiver? I
How can I fix static/lack of volume in my stereo receiver? I purchased a used Yamaha CR-440 receiver; it's around 35 years old. The phono section/stage isn't working properly: static, low volume sound… read more
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Louie only please. Hi, I purchased a McIntosh system and drove
Louie only please. Hi, I purchased a McIntosh system and drove from Texas to New York to pick it up in person. All units were refurbished by McIntosh 8 years ago and the sellers barely used it since. … read more
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Question for Louie only please. Subject: Sansui QS1 Issue:
Question for Louie only please. Subject: Sansui QS1 Issue: hissing sound at or above 1/2 volume. Confirmed not a malfunction. Have compared 4 working units. All the same. Observation: variable line in… read more
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Question for Louie. Now that the 2nd Kenwood ( unit 2 ) is
Question for Louie. Now that the 2nd Kenwood ( unit 2 ) is working well I have for now decided to not swap the European face plate over from unit one. Unit 1 continues to serve as a preamp for the G90… read more
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New question forCustomer Not a duplicate. Have purchased another
New question forCustomer Not a duplicate. Have purchased another 949 receiver. It is the one that protector at times shuts it off, but otherwise works fine. Its likely easier for me to repair this uni… read more
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Question for Benimur.. I just received my pioneer QX949. I
Question for Benimur.. I just received my pioneer QX949. I hooked up 2 speakers on front A terminals. Left channel played ok. Right channel was all static even if I turned volume all the way down. As … read more
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Hi, I have a new problem with my vintage marantz 4140 quad
Hi, I have a new problem with my vintage marantz 4140 quad amp. With the volume down it makes a loud cracle/ popping sound over all speakers. It will at times do this every minute or so, and at times … read more
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I am about to reconfigure my vintage audio system in my bedroom.
I am about to reconfigure my vintage audio system in my bedroom. Currently my primary reason to do so is that my Sansui G9000 does not have enough inputs and I have been using 2 mixing boards to expan… read more
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I have a marantz 4140 vintage amp/ preamp that has the optional
I have a marantz 4140 vintage amp/ preamp that has the optional SQ decoder module.with this system I have 4 small speakers, one in each corner of the room. I do not own allot of quad albums, but enjoy… read more
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New question regarding my first Teac 3440 reel to reel. I swapped
New question regarding my first Teac 3440 reel to reel. I swapped out the circut board that has the 4 record relays with another board I purchased on eBay that was an exact match. Nothing changed. The… read more
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Hello again. My Marantz 4140 Quad amp makes a a loud pop sound
Hello again. My Marantz 4140 Quad amp makes a a loud pop sound over the speakers. It does this while it is powered on with no sound. Even with volume turned all the way down. It only does this once ev… read more
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I need to correct myself. i just retested a few things and
I need to correct myself. i just retested a few things and got different results. Please replace previous findings with the following. 1. When set to SQ the front volume increases ALLOT and the rear i… read more
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FURTHER TESTING WHICH I THINK MAY BE IMPORTANT CLUE: I did
FURTHER TESTING WHICH I THINK MAY BE IMPORTANT CLUE: I did the following tests. The results are very confusing to me. I think we may need to make sure SQA-2B decoder is compatable with this unit. From… read more
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I would like for Benimur to assist me with this question. Hello
I would like for Benimur to assist me with this question. Hello again. I have been using the Marantz 4140 with the rear knob set to the 25x4 setting. I never got a chance to work out the issue of the … read more
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Hello again, I got the Marantz 4140 quad amp hooked up. On
Hello again, I got the Marantz 4140 quad amp hooked up. On the back is a selector knob for 70 watts x2 or 25 x 4. When set to 70x 2 it sounds good at very low volume. But once you increase to near qua… read more
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I have a kenwood 8840. It lights up, all lights indicating
I have a kenwood 8840. It lights up, all lights indicating stereo, phono, sq, discreet etc light when selector knob selects one. The problem is no sound humm or staic of any kind. I've double checked … read more
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