uselessoldman wrote:I would be looking at something back then that was good but I could never afford, Linn for example, not something I might have owned and used in my bedroom. Are you only going to be playing digital music files through them?
Panasonic made good stuff even then but it was never audiophile kit and Fisher speakers were never anything more than adequate and there are many far better speakers out there. I guess they might sound better than a transistor radio from back in the day but I fail to see what objective you are after? I would have have thought any half decent reasonably priced modern system would sound far better?
Ok, let me try to explain my thought process. My music collection was put together by "era" or certain times of my past life. In the late 60s we had a turntable Console and I was seeking now to get back that same sound or tone for when playing 50s-mid 70s music as I had left my Dad's house in the mid 70s.
I was always told that playing mp3's from any digital source on a retro system will defeat the purpose of getting analog sound. However, last week I got 2 retro systems, a 60s/70s Receiver and KLH Model 24 speakers which is around the same size as what our Console had. Just as I had predicted, I got the sound back or close to it for when playing that era of music.
So no need for me to have to play from my vinyl or tapes or bother with getting a digital to analog device.
For the late 70s/80s era of music, the Fisher ST-845 comes very close to the sound I had with the Receiver and speakers I had at that time but the speakers and Receiver I had was made around '78-'82 so I am now working on getting them back if I can find them.
So it's more about memories for me than quality of the sound when it comes to the oldies. This is the best explanation I can give of my music situation when it comes to the oldies. I have my DJ Rig with better quality equipment and sound to cover all music from mid 80s to present .