give it a shot. I bet you'll be pleasantly surprised.
I have two Hitachi integrateds. A 1972 IA1000 which is very good sounding in a classic 70's way, and has an excellent phono stage with M/C capability. The other is a later generation HA7700 MOS-FET design that blows me away sometimes for how clean it and its rich powerful bass. Also a good phono stage with MC and adjustable loading for MM side (very unusual). I think Hitachi stuff is very good and very "under the radar".
Is that pole dancer trainer located off of Barbur blvd?
Greetings from the heart of PSU!
I did get it, and it plays flawlessly on both FM and with a iPod/iDo DAC hooked up to it. Very nice sound, plenty of thump and sounds great when turned up on Tom Sawyer on KGON this morning.............very nice condition with only a couple of smudges on it to take away from a 'mint condition' moniker. I'm happy with it for sure.
It is in Vancouver on Washington St. The guy's wife runs it and he is unemployed so his contribution is "fixing" vintage amps/receivers and selling them for a little cash flow. Unfortunately the first two had issues but third time was a charm. He's a great guy and was very sorry I had to keep coming in to swap them out.
Hoping we get a Portland meet going - I'll bring my little vintage Kenwood integrated amp along with some headphones.