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Remote control for vintage stereos?

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Can anyone recommend a remote control kit/unit for a vintage stereo?

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How 'bout a passive preamp with a remote control? That would only work if you don't need phono, your sources have a high enough output and the amp has high enough input impedance. I don't know what those numbers are supposed to be but I have tried with nice success and also failed where the highs were getting rolled off. Also, short cables are important.

I have used a creek obh22 for just this kind of thing but they don't make it anymore.

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Children and/or a long stick.

[Y] lol....

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Children and/or a long stick.

Yes lol....
Isn't this where Duke is supposed to chime in...?

Miss that guy around here too.

Bruce

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Depending on the year of your stereo some of them had remote options. My '72 marantz 4270 had an optional tethered remote that put the volume and quadrophonic positioning on a little silver box to drag around the room. I never purchaed one even though they pop up time to time on ebay. What exactly are you looking to control?

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I want to control volume only. Audiocubics I have discovered seems to be the going thing for that. I just need to decide if I am lazy enough to justify $300 to control volume!! Lol.

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You might have better luck training your dog to do this for you... of course the knobs might get a little slobbery.

(note: The passive pre is not ideal but might work for you. I just keep the volume up high on the passive and lower on the amp.)

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Children and/or a long stick.

Yes lol....
Isn't this where Duke is supposed to chime in...?

Miss that guy around here too.

Bruce

This works well for those in our colder climate regions.....

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I have a Jolida unit that would do the trick. Used it to add remote volume to a couple of different integrated tube amps, work fine Currently on sale on Agon ( https://app.audiogon.com/listings/tube-jolida-jd59a-preamp-control-unit-2013-08-23-preamplifiers-45069-west-chester-oh ). PM if interested, would sell for $250 shipped.

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Children and/or a long stick.

Yes lol....
Isn't this where Duke is supposed to chime in...?

Miss that guy around here too.

Bruce

Super models in bathing suits would work just as well as children.

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Way back then, Remote Control was almost Taboo in the Audio community. Have a WIRED Remote for my Nakamichi BX-300 Cassette deck.

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I found one Im gonna try out. The Audiocubics R2. Looks pretty cool and seems to get good reviews.

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I usually listen to CDs or Music stored on computer. The CD players all have remote output volume, as does the computer. For anything else I have to get my Lazy b b b b butt t t t up and adjust the volume. Unless I happen to be sitting close enough to the receiver in living room to make adjustments from "MY" chair in which case I control everything,except for TV channel. Wife bought the TV, but all the stereo items are MINE!.........................Taz

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