MAYBE FOR SALE, September 2006
I'm unsure if I'd rather hang onto these for sentiment, or sell them to someone who can use them.
Feel free to Contact me and let me know if you can't live without them.
Nikon F2AS body, black, 1979.
This is Nikon's top F series manual camera ever made. Nikon made them for a decade or more and improved them each year. This is from 1979. It has the most sensitive meter ever made by Nikon. It reads to -4 EV! I got it for night photography.
I'll be hanging onto it unless I get an offer I can't refuse.
Pair Quad ESL-63 electrostatic loudspeakers in original boxes. Early versions. Brown cloth and bases, Teak caps, brown short floor stands. They've been sitting in those boxes for over a year ever since I moved in to my new bride's home. I used my dual 18" subs with them, biamped. For most uses they sound better full range, but since I'm a tuba and bass player and my dad was an organist, the low range to below subsonics is important to me. All I got to bring to my new home with my new bride are my B&W 801s, which she also hates, but not as much. I got these ESL63s in 1986. My girlfriend at the time thought I was crazy to go to the effort to get them and set them up. She though I was crazy until she heard them. Then she understood! These 63s are the new model whose design supposedly started in 1963. They stand straight up like curved prisms and use an internal passive delay line to simulate a point source by driving progressive annular sections of the diaphragm. The old original ESL model from the 1940s - 1950s was a curved panel that curved up from the floor with a tweeter running along the middle.
Tube amps: Harmon Kardon A30K (1960) integrated amp, HH Scott integrated stereo amp and HH Scott FM stereo tuner (about 1960 - 1961). These were last run in the 1980s. Tube-o-philes like to first turn these on at low power voltages with a step-down transformer if they haven't been used in a while. The HK amp last worked great, I even measured it's distortion at about 0.1% and it's frequency response impressively was within a couple of dB from 10 - 100,00 Hz, which was of course HK's biggest brag about amp quality if you remember those days. I retubed the HK amp in 1984 with new mil-spec power tubes my dad brought home as unused spares from the military subcontractor at which he worked for 40 years. The HH Scott has a shorted turn in the power transformer necessitating repair before use. The HH Scott tuner was fine, although the stereo decoder had adopted some birdies and I was going to build an outboard decoder to rectify that. The HH Scott amps are in magnificent walnut cases with perforated gold ventilation.
Various Graphic EQs, 10 and 12 band, some with real-time analyzers and pink noise generators and microphone sensors.