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roundnyellow
09-12-2003, 08:56 AM
Hi,

Brand new to the audio world. Looking to build a system around a set of l212ís. Big dreams small budget. What would you recommend for vintage preamp and power amp ~1k$.

Appreciate the help,

Gary

Mr. Widget
09-12-2003, 09:51 AM
Will you play vinyl? Do you need the convenience of remote control?

If you can give up the remote, there are many older analog preamps that are very good to outstanding that you can get for $200 to $400. (eBay prices) I really like the PS Audio preamps starting with the Model 4 and later. If you must have a remote, good luck! Most of the contemporary digitally controlled preamps sound like sh_ _. For $1K and up they are ok, but then you won't hear much without an amp.

For an amp, a newer Hafler is good, Adcom is good, Parasound is quite good, the nicer tube units will either be low power or too expensive. You may find a deal on an older Mac (solid state). I really like Classe or Bryston, but I doubt you can get one in your price range.

roundnyellow
09-12-2003, 09:59 AM
Thanks,

only have CD's no remote needed. Do you know why I see so little written on the 212's? How do they rank in sound quality with other speakers. The reason I ask is the set needs work and not sure if their worth it.

Gary

Mr. Widget
09-12-2003, 10:38 AM
Here is info on the L212. From the Lansing Heritage Library.

http://www.lansingheritage.org/html/jbl/specs/home-speakers/1977-l212.htm

Personally, I heard them many years ago and wasn't blown away, but then that's just my opinion.

4313B
09-12-2003, 12:08 PM
Originally posted by Mr. Widget
Personally, I heard them many years ago and wasn't blown away, but then that's just my opinion.
Yeah, they stink. :barf:
Part them out.
Send MJC or myself a PM letting us know what you'll take for the drivers.

MJC
09-14-2003, 10:02 AM
Originally posted by roundnyellow
Thanks,

The reason I ask is the set needs work and not sure if their worth it.

Gary

I'll be glad to take them off your hands, what do you want for them?

roundnyellow
09-20-2003, 09:29 PM
Bought a Phase Linear 2000 pre amp, no idea why. Will the phase linear 200 or 300 amp work ok with what I have

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Alex Lancaster
09-20-2003, 09:38 PM
If I remember right the 2000 had a pesky but dirt cheap Harris op-amp; a PL 700B, (eBay) would be inexpensive and "vintage".

Alex.