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Anyone into low-powered receivers? I love those things and just dragged another one home last night. It's a minty mint JVC VR-5501 rated at a somewhat optimistic 8wpc. Ever the wood case is flawless. Doesn't sound nearly as good as my 15wpc Kenwood, which I personally think is a fluke of a product in a sea if sonic mediocrity, but perhaps with a little work it can do better. Looks fantastic, though. Everything works.

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I have a fully restored Sherwood S-7100A on my night stand that I absolutely love!  Only 17WPC channel - but the sound is killer.

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Anyone into low-powered receivers? I love those things and just dragged another one home last night. It's a minty mint JVC VR-5501 rated at a somewhat optimistic 8wpc. Ever the wood case is flawless. Doesn't sound nearly as good as my 15wpc Kenwood, which I personally think is a fluke of a product in a sea if sonic mediocrity, but perhaps with a little work it can do better. Looks fantastic, though. Everything works.

 

 

I am thinking of obtaining a low powered receiver. Any more low -powered receiver recommendations? 

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Originally Posted by Shaffer View Post

Anyone into low-powered receivers? I love those things and just dragged another one home last night. It's a minty mint JVC VR-5501 rated at a somewhat optimistic 8wpc. Ever the wood case is flawless. Doesn't sound nearly as good as my 15wpc Kenwood, which I personally think is a fluke of a product in a sea if sonic mediocrity, but perhaps with a little work it can do better. Looks fantastic, though. Everything works.

I like it. I could see that on a bedside table. 

 

I have a little Realistic SA155 amplifier. About 2 watts per channel and 1 watt of class A apparently. Thought it might be good as a headphone amp. Not to be... Sounds bloody awful haha

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Finally got some time to adjust and try out the Thorens 166mkii turntable.  Sounds darn good out of the 1250 phono, even with the brightish cheapo Ortofon 5ME that came with the table.

 

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Anyone into low-powered receivers? I love those things and just dragged another one home last night. It's a minty mint JVC VR-5501 rated at a somewhat optimistic 8wpc. Ever the wood case is flawless. Doesn't sound nearly as good as my 15wpc Kenwood, which I personally think is a fluke of a product in a sea if sonic mediocrity, but perhaps with a little work it can do better. Looks fantastic, though. Everything works.


I've got a Realistic STA-64B that runs my office system at work.  Think it's 12 WPC and for its purpose it is perfect.  Makes a great headphone amp and with having powered speakers running off it they sound great (Altec Lansing 2.1 system w/sub). 

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Finally got some time to adjust and try out the Thorens 166mkii turntable.  Sounds darn good out of the 1250 phono, even with the brightish cheapo Ortofon 5ME that came with the table.

 

I want a 1250.

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Spring Cleaning :   :      :   :

Will list the following Vintage Lovelies in February:

1978 Pioneer SX-650 (Decided)
1980 Pioneer SX-D7000 (Decided)
1978 Sansui G-22000 (Tentative)

You be able to ship?

 

Yes.

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There are a lot of good realistic units out there, but it's hit or miss.

I like the sony str-6065/6060/6120 lineups too. (Really like them. Alot)

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Somewhat off topic...can someone help with a few questions about speaker wire for these old receivers?

 

I want some sort of wire/post that is easier to wedge into that crazy spring clip design of the Pioneers. Obviously modern cable is essentially too large to fit and stay secure. There must be some fitting that will improve the fit. I would also be interest in some softer more flexible cable than the bluejeans wire that I'm using now. Any suggestions are appreciated.

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Somewhat off topic...can someone help with a few questions about speaker wire for these old receivers?

 

I want some sort of wire/post that is easier to wedge into that crazy spring clip design of the Pioneers. Obviously modern cable is essentially too large to fit and stay secure. There must be some fitting that will improve the fit. I would also be interest in some softer more flexible cable than the bluejeans wire that I'm using now. Any suggestions are appreciated.

 

 

I tried a few different methods, but I keep returning to bare 16AWG stranded wire for the best fit. I bought a roll from amazon just to have some around. When I get my speakers situated properly, I plan to order something a little more flexible from Robert (AphroditeCu29.com).

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Thank you sir...looking into that site now. 

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Do you think these could fit inside?

 

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That's basically what I use. Works well.
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