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post #10186 of 16755
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

Never too early for lust... what's lunch got to do with it?! :normal_smile : 

 

Hope you get the Kenny!

It inspired me to get out my KR-7400 and hook it up and my god these He-500 headphones are so alive with the 7400!!! the BEST of all my amps. the soundstage is utterly amazing. Surprisingly the most dull is my HK 430 followed by HK 670 with these headphones. 

Problem is my KR-7400 buzzes (not through the speakers but from the unit itself) 

Yeah I am trying to figure out how to get the KR-9600. It's even got the handles on it. 

post #10187 of 16755

I love my Pioneer SX-650 for sonic and sentimental reasons, but I would love to find a reasonably priced power amp (with heaphone jack obviously) or Receiver with Main-Out/ Pre-Ins to use my Tube Headphone/Preamp with. Any recommendations on a good sounding budget-minded vintage piece that would fit the bill. I will be using it mostly with a pair of AKG Q 701's.Thanks!

jeff

post #10188 of 16755
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Originally Posted by jesh462 View Post

 

This one is a 317 199+49 shipping and looks to be in great shape, but it hasn't been restored at all.

 

This one is a 717 for 249+34 shipping. It's in questionable condition, the owner has no idea how to test it except to turn it on.

 

This one is a 317 for 265 and free shipping that has been fully reconditioned.

 

Besides the hazards of buying off ebay in general, I haven't entirely given up on dedicated headphone amps.

I did not answer previously since I have never heard your headphones.  However, I'll now point out that the last one that you listed, the 317 which is "reconditioned" is offered by the same guy whom I bought my 417 from.  He changes all the capacitors that might need changing and then adjust the unit.  The result is something that - in theory - should sound like it sounded 30 years ago - although other parts (transistors) may have subtly aged and affected the sound, so there is no way to tell for sure, since none of us have accurate 30 year audio memories. :D

 

Anyway, that third one is the best value, because it would cost a couple hundred dollars or more to get that work done.  And the guy is safe to buy from, in fact, my 417 arrived with a broken solder joint due to the shipping, and he had me ship it back to him, he fixed the solder joint, and sent it back to me.

 

PS  While looking at your links, I just noticed a serviced (not the same as reconditioned) 717 for $370 (a good price for that unit - some consider it the best Sansui) at:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sansui-AU-717-Integrated-Amplifier-Serviced-and-Tested/161126013494

 

Note that I can only vouch for the "billsfan" guy, although the 717 sellers both look reliable at first glance...


Edited by kstuart - 10/21/13 at 12:05pm
post #10189 of 16755
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Originally Posted by jwdjwd67 View Post
 

I love my Pioneer SX-650 for sonic and sentimental reasons, but I would love to find a reasonably priced power amp (with heaphone jack obviously) or Receiver with Main-Out/ Pre-Ins to use my Tube Headphone/Preamp with. Any recommendations on a good sounding budget-minded vintage piece that would fit the bill. I will be using it mostly with a pair of AKG Q 701's.Thanks!

jeff


When you say "budget-minded" - what is your budget ? And which Tube preamp ?

post #10190 of 16755

My god some of those prices are dear, I only gave my father in law a case of beer for that Sony rig...did I get a good deal? :P

post #10191 of 16755
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Originally Posted by harrinj View Post
 

finally I found a Kenwood KR-9600! I want to get it so bad! I need to find a KA-8100/9100 too :( 

I had one of those. A real brute! Very beautiful also!

post #10192 of 16755
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Originally Posted by Mach-X View Post

My god some of those prices are dear, I only gave my father in law a case of beer for that Sony rig...did I get a good deal? :P

Depends...

What kind of beer was it? wink.gif
post #10193 of 16755
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Originally Posted by palmfish View Post


Depends...

What kind of beer was it? wink.gif

Bud Light. Won't drink anything else unless he's already had a few lol.

post #10194 of 16755
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Originally Posted by Mach-X View Post
 

Bud Light. Won't drink anything else unless he's already had a few lol.


In that case, you got a good deal. :biggrin:

post #10195 of 16755

I'm a younger guy of the digital age, but I love analog tuners and VU meters. Pretty sure they are real metal knobs, not the coated plastic ones. :P

post #10196 of 16755
Mach-X that Sony rig is nice looking!

Here is my newest toy biggrin.gif

post #10197 of 16755

Looks sharp!

post #10198 of 16755

Cool, I've used one of those, amongst my favorite reel-to-reels !

post #10199 of 16755
Thanks! Indeed it's a sweet sounding deck with great mechanics.
post #10200 of 16755
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

Thanks! Indeed it's a sweet sounding deck with great mechanics.

 

ReVox... talk about a walk-off homer!

:beerchug:

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