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post #10231 of 13402

:( It only came up missing during the time you elected to post here first. Next time :wink_face: go get it!

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:( It only came up missing during the time you elected to post here first. Next time :wink_face: go get it!

I didn't say where it even was. :( 

post #10233 of 13402

Your profile tells all!

post #10234 of 13402

My words were meant to share your pain and encourage.:normal_smile :

post #10235 of 13402

Ya'll are close it's a KA-7300 http://www.thevintageknob.org/kenwood-KA-7300.html fairly rare. They are somewhat undesirable because of parts issues but I've picked up a spare just to be safe. If anyone is interested do a search for echowars and ka7300 its a good read. 

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Nice, well done on the photo and great amp. Is that the KA-7100?
 

Edited by Shmitty - 10/24/13 at 9:02am
post #10236 of 13402

More Kenwood love

 

 

My first barter town purchase. Kenwood model 600 with complete recap by Echo Wars, the local Audio Karma Kenwood guru.

 

It cost some $$$, but I'm already in love. Best amp I own!

post #10237 of 13402
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More Kenwood love




My first barter town purchase. Kenwood model 600 with complete recap by Echo Wars, the local Audio Karma Kenwood guru.

It cost some $$$, but I'm already in love. Best amp I own!

Very nice........welcome to the Oregon Kenwood club.
post #10238 of 13402
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Ya'll are close it's a KA-7300 http://www.thevintageknob.org/kenwood-KA-7300.html fairly rare. They are somewhat undesirable because of parts issues but I've picked up a spare just to be safe. If anyone is interested do a search for echowars and ka7300 its a good read. 

 

Haha, Ka-7300 definitely rarer than Ka-7100, and it's only dual mono design in Ka-x300 line. His big brother Ka-8300 doesn't have dual transformer. He is more like late KA-8100 and 9100 (same output pack as 8100), really nice sounding amp. Someone Akers prefer KA-9100 (or 8100 or KA-7300 ) to Model 500 (600) or KA-917, which I partially agree (I own 7300, 500 and 917).

 

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More Kenwood love

 

My first barter town purchase. Kenwood model 600 with complete recap by Echo Wars, the local Audio Karma Kenwood guru.

 

It cost some $$$, but I'm already in love. Best amp I own!

 

Nice!! congrats!!:beerchug:

 

Are you going to have your KA-917 recapped?

I know it's not fair to compare no-recapped 917 to 600, but how do you compare the tones of these 2?

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Very nice........welcome to the Oregon Kenwood club.

 

Does my KT-8300 tuner get me in?

post #10240 of 13402
Those are jaw dropping, make my Sony look amateur lol. Sad how Kenwood have fallen, I still have the kra-5070 I bought new as a teen in 94...rated for 100wpc good for 120...those were the days...
post #10241 of 13402
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Nice!! congrats!!:beerchug:

 

Are you going to have your KA-917 recapped?

I know it's not fair to compare no-recapped 917 to 600, but how do you compare the tones of these 2?

Actually, the KA 907 is recapped. The ebay seller I purchased it from did the work himself. I have no idea of his skills or the quality of his work, but the amp sounds real nice. However, I have to give the nod to the 600. It's quite excellent. Both are pretty neutral, detailed and dynamic. The 600 punches harder. It's more transparent and I hear the textures of the instruments like no other amp I have. 

 

Even though both amps have been recapped, it still might not be a fair comparison given they were worked on by different  people. Echo Wars over at AK has a great reputation.

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Does my KT-8300 tuner get me in?


Very nice! What's that at the bottom with the meters?

Good to see yet another Oregon guy!
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Very nice! What's that at the bottom with the meters?

Good to see yet another Oregon guy!

That's a sweet little Hitachi amp - nice!

Deserves a prettier tuner (sorry club Kenwood/Oregon)...

 

Styling reminds me of this vintage Hitachi receiver/turntable combo:

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post #10244 of 13402

So I'm looking to make a splash with Mr. Speaker's Alpha Dogs, and likely the Bifrost DAC..

 

But the amp, I was looking to maybe power speakers one day, and while the Emotiva Mini-X is my first choice right now, I'm debating going vintage.

 

There's a Kenwood KR-9600, SONY STR-6120, and Marantz 2235 all for sale near me. Aesthetically, I love the look of the Sony.

 

Any input on the sound the headphone out will produce versus the Mini-X or say an Asgard 2?

 

I'll probably go listen, but are those three decent receivers in this boards' eyes?

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More Kenwood love

 

 

My first barter town purchase. Kenwood model 600 with complete recap by Echo Wars, the local Audio Karma Kenwood guru.

 

It cost some $$$, but I'm already in love. Best amp I own!

 

BIG congrats! Man I cannot tell you how many times I looked at that listing and almost bought that amp even though I absolutely don't need it.  VERY nice piece!!!

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