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About samberger0357

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  • Birthday 03/11/1957

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    Vintage audio, records, jazz, pre war blues/country.

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  1. Beautiful 2's, Nes! Congratulations on your great find. Looks like you're the right guy to do the restoration job, too. And thank you Tom for again providing such great and interesting history. I got my set of 2's (serial # 61825 & 61932)a couple years ago and have been rotating into the system with my 3a's ever since. I was fortunate enough to find a minty pair of JansZen 1-30 external tweeters not long after, and together with the 2's it's hard to believe such amazing sounds coming from a speaker set that is as old as I am(Also March '57). All original, too!
  2. I have a 2 motor, earlier "TA" version of the XA. It's been restored by Marc Morin, and it's a wonderful sounding and looking table. I rotate it with my other belt drive manual, a Fairchild 412. I have trouble deciding which one I like more. They're both great! I also have 3 automatic idlers that get a lot of time, particularly when I'm lazy. Hard to determine which table I could live with forever if I had to choose just one. Luckily, I don't(at least for now...).
  3. Hi, and welcome. Sounds like a wiring issue of some sort. Check your connections on the speakers, making sure that no wire is touching each other. That's the first thing that came to mind . What receivers are you using?
  4. I'm envious of Giorgio's collection, too! I like the 73. It needs some restoration, but as I said for what I use it for it meets my needs. Yes, it's a ZX-7.
  5. Giorgio you have a good memory. I do have a pair of 2's and still use them occasionally. They are completeley original, and I use them with a pair of JanZen 1-30 tweeter arrays. If I didnt have my 3a's I would use them a lot more. They presently sit under the 3a's so that when I want to use them, I simply remove the 3a's, put the 1-30's on top, and I'm ready for action. That is a 2105, but alas the tuner is only a lowly MR 73. But it meets my needs and does sound good.
  6. You've inspired me to turn 'em on their sides!
  7. Beautiful job! How do you like them horizontally? I've tried mine both ways, and I think I like them vertically just a bit more. Seems like a I get a little better bottom end. But it's negligible and I could easily live with them horizontally if I had to.
  8. Welcome back! Love the Berkshires. Grew up outside of Boston(Newton) and spent a lot of time over the years in various locales out there. I'm now in California but would love to get back to a visit and see some old friends. Yes internet radio is great. I listen regularly to shows in New York, the UK, SoCal(in in Nor. California), and others. I still prefer a McIntosh tuner for local radio(we have a lot of good stations out here) and the fidelity is quite a bit better with, IMO. But the ability to listen to all kinds of shows from all over the world is a very good thing. And I'm happily listening through 3a's also.
  9. Got it. Thanks. These are priced at $2200. They look nice and fairly unmolested, but like I said too much for my blood, and I'm happy enough with my 3a's and 2's at this point.
  10. Different seller. Mine is in NorCal, the Ebay is in SoCal. And mine is selling them for several hundred more. He claims that the speakers "this speakers plays but need to move the nubs back and forth to get them to play.I can don't know if all parts are originals.Thanks." I'm not going to buy them, but you don't see many 1's in these parts so they are intriguing. Any idea what the blue wire in the back would be for?
  11. These are for sale not far from me. Seller doesn't know much about them, or if everything is original. From the back it looks like something was done to them. Have no idea what the blue wire is all about. They look to be in excellent shape, and looks like the drivers are original. Would appreciate opinions who know more about these rare speakers then I do.
  12. This is a great post and provides further incentive to pop mine back into rotation. Thanks very much Tom.
  13. I love my 2's(completely sealed, never opened) coupled with a pair of JanZen 1-30's. Excellent sound. Don't use them much since my 3a's get most of the playing time, but every once in a while I stick them in there. Would like to get a lower powered tube amp to use with them.
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