FS: Parts for McIntosh 4300V and MR-65

Discussion in 'Audio Equipment' started by MrMarksMusic, Mar 11, 2005.

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    MrMarksMusic Guest

    FS: Parts for McIntosh 4300V and MR-65 (MR65)
    we are parting out these two units
    please email us your needs
    and shipping address and method of payment for a quote
    thanks
    mm

    www.mrmarksmusic.com for lots more gear and manuals
     
    MrMarksMusic, Mar 11, 2005
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    calcerise Guest

    You part out a hell of a lot of gear, most of which is probably better
    fixed. Parts that wear out should be replaced with new parts and if
    this is not possible usually junking is a better option.
     
    calcerise, Mar 12, 2005
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    dave weil Guest

    You're missing the point. This company, while having working gear as
    well, is an audio/video/music salvage company. If they are parting out
    gear, it's probably because it's not worth the effort to get it fixed
    or to sell it as is. It's possible that many of the units have already
    been partially parted out by others anyway and he's just bought it
    pennies on the dollar.

    Parting out is a valuable part of the audio world because it ALLOWS
    similar vintage units to be repaired. There are probably units out
    there that wouldn't ever be able to be repaired because of the scarce
    availability of certain proprietary or hard-to-find parts. This guy is
    doing a service by offering the parts. I'll bet that if you were
    interested in the unit as is so that YOU could repair it, he'd
    entertain an offer. But remember that not every non-working item even
    *deserves* to be repaired because of the state of disrepair.
     
    dave weil, Mar 12, 2005
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    calcerise Guest

    That may be so but since we don't know what's there, or its condition,
    such a determination is hard to make.
     
    calcerise, Mar 12, 2005
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    dave weil Guest

    Then why did YOU make such a determination?

    I guess you don't believe in pull-a-part junkyards either. All of
    those cars MUST be repaired, right?
     
    dave weil, Mar 13, 2005
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  6. I agree with calcerise,the problem lies in *selling* something used, and not
    *giving it away*.Maybe all these parts are worth only for the dustbin.
     
    Dimitrios Tzortzakakis, Mar 13, 2005
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  7. Dimitrios Tzortzakakis top-posted:
    Aside from the fact that top-posters are rarely right about anything, you're
    wrong about this. Objecting to somebody trying to sell something is the
    height of hypocrisy. Perhaps you want Big Brother to make all market
    decisions for all of us. Do you want a bunch of bureaucrats determining what
    products should be available for sale, and to whom, and when, and where, and
    at what price?

    The solution for your unease is brilliantly simple: Don't buy the parts.
    There, that was easy. Problem solved!
     
    George M. Middius, Mar 13, 2005
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    dave weil Guest

    Well, presumably, the electrical parts are tested before they are
    sold. But how do you test a chassis, or a nameplate, or a chassis
    brace, or a set of screws? These are the sort of things are probably
    the most valuable to people who are trying to restore old gear, not
    the odd resistor or choke.

    The fact is, by parting such a piece of gear out, you are KEEPING it
    from the dustbin simply because it's not worth the time and effort to
    repair it. It might actually bring 3 old units back to original
    condition. When it comes to vintage gear (like vintage cars), original
    parts are generally preferable to generic replacements. And, let's
    face it, one of the reasons to own vintage gear is the collectability
    aspect of it.

    There's absolutely nothing wrong with a salvage operation parting out
    a piece of gear, no matter how revered it is. After all, this doesn't
    preclude someone from making an offer on the piece anyway.
     
    dave weil, Mar 13, 2005
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  9. Then it's good if you want to repair some old gear and you can't find spare
    parts.IMHO however, I would never repair something that old, I'd rather get
    some low-fi boombox and some low-fi speakers for my computer (as I did).
     
    Dimitrios Tzortzakakis, Mar 14, 2005
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    dave weil Guest

    That's your choice, of course. However, I'm gladly using a 40 year old
    tube integrated amp as one of my methods of amplification right now.
    It's been more reliable than my 3 year old Denon. And it sounds great.
    Personally, I would rather listen to music on virtually anything other
    than a "lo-fi boombox" but that's my choice as well.
     
    dave weil, Mar 14, 2005
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    MrMarksMusic Guest

    Wow!
    We seem to have really created a stir, just trying to run a used gear
    business! Interesting comments from both sides of the conversation.
    Some people love old gear, some love new gear. Personally we love old
    gear and feel that is was built better and sounds better, but we
    respect both opinions. One thing is for sure, though, and that is the
    old gear lasted much longer than the new, which is disposable in a
    short length of time. We believe old gear is worth fixing , if possible
    (not to mention being a piece of our history and our growing up and
    love those that believe the same.
    :)
    Peace to all
    MM
    www.mrmarksmusic.com
     
    MrMarksMusic, Mar 16, 2005
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    Steve Urbach Guest

    Sigh
    The cheery glow of a pair of EL34's on a cold evening.
    Remenber MONO and a Mac C8?
    Remember when records had recording curves other than RIAA?
    Remember tube testers?
    Interestingly, I watched Tube system reliability peak, themn came the
    transistor and reliability took a (shallow) dip, Then came the IC
    based system with its dip. I
    I have gone from the days of 3-5 years between repairs to 20 years and
    only cosmetic or minor repairs (light bulbs and contact cleaner).
    My old Shure M3-N21d needed a new stylus evey 3 years or so because
    the mount went 'dead'.
    I just fired up my 20+ year old Audio Technica AT-14S with a 'Shibata'
    stylus on a CD4. LP connected to a Panasonic CD-4 decoder. Dang, the
    thing still, detected a CD-4 media and switched to QUAD mode.

    A stupid obsolete relay, is the problem with my Akai 400-DSS (Quad 10"
    open reel), a jury rig is in place but the noise shilding won't fit.
    Parts used to be available 5-10 years. Now there may NEVER have been
    available.
    I hate dumping something because I can't find a $1.00 part (that was
    made JUST for that product build). Thats whats wrong with young
    equipment.




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    Steve Urbach, Mar 16, 2005
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    4300V red on-off button- do you have?

    Do you have a button (red) on-off for the 4300V?
    thanks!
    Brent Moelleken
     
    , Sep 20, 2011
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