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  • #2
    not me. Why so many components?
    Magnepan 1.6 QR Loudspeakers, Amherst A-2000 MOSFET 150 WPC Amp, Conrad Johnson PV-10A Modded Tube Line & Phono Stage, Electrocompaniet MC II Class A Head Amp, Audio Technica AT-OC9XML Cart (Stereo) , Graham Engineering 2.2 Tonearm (Stereo) , VPI Aries-1 Turntable (Stereo) , VPI Clamp, Denon DL-102 Cart, (Mono) , Luxman Tonearm (Mono) , Kenwood KD-500 Turntable (Mpmp) , Michell Clamp, Marantz 20B Analog FM Tuner, Pioneer SACD, Onkyo DX-6800 CD Transport, DIY 24B/192K DAC, Sennheiser HD-650 Headphones, Headroom Max Balanced Headphone Amp, DIY Silver Interconnects

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    • #3
      He wanted at least one of everything SAE made, even had the two principles of the original company autograph one piece.

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      • #4
        Thats some bat Cave Robin

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        • #5
          I had one SAE component IIRC, the model 5000 impulse noise reduction unit. It removed ticks and pops from poor condition records. Pretty good but my system at the time wasn't very revealing so I cant say how much damage it did to the original signal. It eventually died and was old so I just junked it.
          Magnepan 1.6 QR Loudspeakers, Amherst A-2000 MOSFET 150 WPC Amp, Conrad Johnson PV-10A Modded Tube Line & Phono Stage, Electrocompaniet MC II Class A Head Amp, Audio Technica AT-OC9XML Cart (Stereo) , Graham Engineering 2.2 Tonearm (Stereo) , VPI Aries-1 Turntable (Stereo) , VPI Clamp, Denon DL-102 Cart, (Mono) , Luxman Tonearm (Mono) , Kenwood KD-500 Turntable (Mpmp) , Michell Clamp, Marantz 20B Analog FM Tuner, Pioneer SACD, Onkyo DX-6800 CD Transport, DIY 24B/192K DAC, Sennheiser HD-650 Headphones, Headroom Max Balanced Headphone Amp, DIY Silver Interconnects

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          • #6
            Way cool. I remember the days when SAE was hot stuff. Gotta love all those dials, knobs and sliders. Didn't they make a decent tuner? And IIRC, they recently resurrected the name and company?

            yes I had the pop and click remover. Removed a lot more than pops and ticks. 😎 And one of those DBX units too at one time.
            Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
            Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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            -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
            -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
            -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
            -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
            -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
            -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
            -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
            -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
            -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
            -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

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            • #7
              I remember the line from the '70s- it sounded bright as I recall, even when we were in a world where solid state was pretty harsh, generally. Maybe I'm over-generalizing and there were some good pieces within the line. I remember the equalizers and amps with meters, I think.

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              • #8
                There was a time - not so long ago in fact- when companies went for the one stop shopping approach.

                Krell
                Harmon
                Mac
                conrad-johnson
                PASS (almost)
                Linn
                NAIM

                Kind of like hitting for the cycle in baseball. Speakers, like hitting that triple, seem to be the hardest part of the cycle to achieve.
                Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
                Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                ________________________________________

                -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
                -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
                -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
                -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
                -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
                -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
                -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
                -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
                -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
                -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

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                • #9
                  Very cool setup!
                  Kronos Sparta -> Trinity Phono -> Trinity Pre -> CH Precision A1 -> Magico S7s

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                  • #10
                    My understanding is that the current lineup of SAE is made by ATI. Apparently one of the guys originally involved with SAE got the rights to the name and puts it on the electronics built by ATI. Can't tell you for sure if the new SAE is an original design or just rebadged existing ATI equipment. The few things I've read about the new gear is that it has been favorably received.

                    As I remember SAE also made speakers, never heard them.

                    I've occasionally had the chance to listen to older electronics (tubed and solid state) with newer speakers. Nothing that you'd consider state of the earth but just solid equipment. Some (but not all) of the equipment sounded pretty good given modern interconnects, speaker wires and speakers that were an actual 8 ohms with relatively benign impedance curves. Of course all the current new state of the art stuff is so good there obviously isn't any need for system matching. At any rate, many of the sins ascribed to older electronics were ameliorated.

                    Making those sorts of comparisons is sort of a guilty pleasure, with no one willing to admit to doing the comparisons in public. Well, excepting me because I'm old and don't care what anybody thinks.

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