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Vintage Audio Series, Episode 2: Mixed Media

Part 2 of 7 about vintage audio covers the playback devices you can connect to vintage equipment, including CD players, cassette decks and digital music streamers.

In part 2 of 7 in our podcast series on vintage audio we examine both old and modern playback devices you may want to consider. This episode is hosted by Mitch Anderson of Black Circle Radio with our vintage hi-fi experts Eric Pye and Jeremy Sikora.

Integrating legacy devices including cassette decks and CD players into a vintage audio system is not difficult but are there any technical pitfalls that you might not be aware of? Adding digital streaming sources such as a network player, tablet, DAP, or smartphone can be achieved rather easily as well but will you require special adapters? The eCoustics Vintage Audio team simplifies all of this and discusses some of its favorite sources so that you don’t skip a beat.


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Where to listen:

Click play above or watch this episode on YouTube.

Find the entire Vintage Audio Podcast Series on YouTube.

About Eric Pye

Eric’s journey into vintage audio began in 2015 when his mum gave him the old family Technics SA-500 Receiver that had been sitting under the living room sofa for over 20 years. Soon after, his brother gave him an old Sansui AU-555 Integrated Amplifier. Two services and full recaps later, he was sold on both the nostalgia and quality of vintage equipment, and down the rabbit hole he plunged.

His Instagram journey began a few years earlier as @headfiyyc (YYC the code for Calgary Airport), with a focus on headphones and portable audio. As he dove deeper into vintage, his account focus shifted to amps, speakers and eventually turntables, with a heavy dose of jazz, resulting in a name change to @audioloveyyc to more accurately capture his account vibe. He currently has over 45K jazz and gear-head followers, many of whom have also become friends.

About Jeremy Sikora

Jeremy has always been a music lover, but his path into the vintage realm started with a gifted Technics SL-1700 Turntable which sat with a broken stylus until it was paired with Marantz 2245 and Jensen Model 4 Speakers in 2018. From there the curiosity of “what else can I play music on” within a budget took over. Jeremy remains a fan of all things vintage, anything with an Ohm emblem, vacuum tubes, and especially a love for the fringe equipment of the hobby… and Depeche Mode.

As he learned so much from others on IG he created his own page @budget_audiophiler and shares his hits and misses of his audio journey with his 100K followers. The vintage audio game on IG is strong, welcoming, and generous!

About Mitch Anderson

All-vinyl broadcaster since 2009 via Black Circle Radio. Avid musician since the age of 8. Active recording artist. Mitch performs, records, mixes, masters, and cuts records with a pretty darn eclectic hybrid of vintage and modern equipment. If it’s the right sound, then it’s the right equipment. 

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2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Kamal Alyousef

    December 29, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    Thoroughly enjoyed listening to this episode. There were moments when I wished I could jump in and add a tidbit of information or comment. I can understand how your show is geared more toward listeners who have recently entered the world of vintage audio and it seems to me that you are doing some discovering yourselves, too. I look forward to the rest of the series, I find your perspective on vintage audio quite fresh and interesting.

    • Ian White

      December 30, 2022 at 1:34 am

      Kamal,

      We’re so happy that you enjoyed it. Some great content to come. Eric and Jeremy have some very interesting products to discuss.

      Best,

      Ian White

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