Pics of odd/random/rare/whatever-you-feel-like-posting gear you use

Ilusndweller

Junior Member
I swapped this into my system last night because I thought it had pre-out/main-in jumpers (was going to hook it up to my recently acquired Kenwood SW-35HT (2001 HTIB 8” sub, 100 W RMS) that I like so far for use in smaller rooms. This is a Cybernet CA-700, 70W integrated amp. Cybernet was Kyocera before Kyocera started making stereo equipment (they bought Cybernet). Sounds real nice, good weight, clear plastic rectangular prism buttons illuminated from behind (I pushed them all in for the pic), power level meters and even a mic input. Really nice musical sound, like the Kyocera gear that followed it. Anything you’d like to share? I know some of you (everyone on here it seems) run some cool gear. Homemade? Even better. All the power to you! Thanks.1EA42B41-1BC3-453E-8CCF-DE2E3DCDEE25.jpegB1A5D70E-6E8B-4F21-86D0-04671F629AAB.jpeg
 

Ilusndweller

Junior Member
I had no idea Bose sold receivers. Did they make them (its ok to wish they did, right)? Very classic looking setup, looks GR8! I used to have some 601-2. Replaced in 98 with my current speakers, B&W CDM-1SE (bookshelf). I like them but I want better, even the CDM-1NT which I heard a year ago sound significantly better. Just like I remember from when I compared the NT (nautilus tweeters) speakers to my CDM-1SE back in 98 when I bought them.
 

JimPA

Junior Member
These are a pair of Cube drivers in transmission lines.
I listen to these while getting a shower.

The last photo use another pair of Cube drivers in a closed box.
I have these in the basement hooked up to a receiver.
I listen to them when lifting weights and doing woodworking.DSC_0069.JPGDSC_0077.JPG
 

mhardy6647

Señor Member
I had no idea Bose sold receivers. Did they make them (its ok to wish they did, right)? Very classic looking setup, looks GR8! I used to have some 601-2. Replaced in 98 with my current speakers, B&W CDM-1SE (bookshelf). I like them but I want better, even the CDM-1NT which I heard a year ago sound significantly better. Just like I remember from when I compared the NT (nautilus tweeters) speakers to my CDM-1SE back in 98 when I bought them.
That little one was unknown to me 'til I found it at the Harvard, MA town dump. Also found those 201s there -- the 201s, to quote Doc Bottlehead, get the midrange right. They weren't bad overall, but the midrange was dandy.

The Big Bose "Spatial Control" Receiver was a pretty serious piece of hardware, with the 901 EQ built in. Never had one, though.

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(borrowed from a current For Sale thread Someplace Else)
 

Ilusndweller

Junior Member
Overall Ive had pretty good luck with vintage equipment, but as time goes on, things start to go south or just fail. In the case of the Cybernet CA-700 I posted, I noticed the aluminum heat sinks that transistors
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were mounted to were really, really, really hot (one is right next to an electrolytic cap, not good). Checked DC offset on speaker terminals and both channels were around 60 mV. I know they werent that bad, if memory serves maybe 16mV and 31 mV or something like that(all my DC offset data vanished). This gets rotated in about once a year (or less) for a few months and I usually check DC offset when I rotate gear in. Something has gone south since the last time I used it. I probably should purchase the service manual that is for sale on the auction site (I was kind of surprised to see it). Even when nothing is playing these two suckers get HOT.

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// I replaced it with my NAD 326 integrated (purchased used)and the remote, which has only ever worked as a volume control seems to have fixed itself, I can now change inputs via remote. Now the only issues are that the cd, disc, aux, and video lights are out on the amp. Sounds great though. Everytime I pull this out, I check the remote to see if it fixed itself and this time it did LOL!?!?! One happy camper!!!

/// Even happier camper, it controls my NAD 5300 CD player from 30 years ago (which I dont have the remote for). Off to home dept to get some parts for the (as basic as basic gets) “detachable 2-3 component rack” Im making.
 
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