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Between the marantz 1152dc and the yamaha ca 1010 which one have the best headphone section.  What should I look for in vintage gear to let me know that its will be great with headphone.  Would using the yamaha ca 1010 in class A mode help speaker and headphone at all?  Thank you in advance.

 

In my experience - more power really helps.  Moving from a Sherwood S-7100A (17WPC) to a Sherwood S-8900A (60WPC) made a huge difference in my HP listening.  Much more punch and definition.  Power is not the only measure, but it sure helps! :L3000:

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I've been looking for something modest and well-kept for awhile after getting rid of my PAT-4 and SX780, and I may have a lead on a 1980-ish Modular Component Systems model that I think I'll go audition tomorrow. It's not the monstrous MCS 3125, but a smaller and earlier 3233. All I know for sure is that MCS equipment was sold through JC Penney, and that their designs were sourced from pretty much anywhere, making them really hit and miss. I believe the 3233 is a Technics-sourced model, but I could be wrong. I already have a decent setup for my HD650s, but I want to get back into vintage without spending too much. If it turns out to be in good working condition when I go see it tomorrow, what do you think is a fair price? Photo from the ad included below:

 

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A few of my vintage receivers...

My Sansui 8080DB

OfficeSystem1.jpg

My Yamaha CR-1020

BasementSystem2.jpg

My Sansui 771

771_2.jpg

My Realistic STA-2000D

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I have a few. I don't have enough posts to show them. I have the following. (They all work)

Sansui 8080DB
Sansui 771
Yamaha CR-1000
Yamaha CR-1020
Realistic STA-2000D
Pioneer SX-780
Akai AA-1150
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Can't wait for you to get those pix up!

:popcorn:

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The mod was nice enough to post them
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Originally Posted by AudioArby View Post

A few of my vintage receivers...

My Sansui 8080DB

OfficeSystem1.jpg

My Yamaha CR-1020

BasementSystem2.jpg

My Sansui 771

771_2.jpg

My Realistic STA-2000D

906b3d7d.jpg


 Nice collection I wish I had the space to collect a few of the vintage receivers . Some of them sure looked pretty . I guess  I am just going to be happy with my concept 16.5 . But it is turning out to be real honey .


Edited by buson160man - 8/8/14 at 7:44pm
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Although I never heard a Concept 16.5 they are very high regarded. The 160 WPC must be nice.
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Love the look of the Yamaha's.  Absolutely beautiful!  I didn't love the sound of the CA 810 I had as a headphone amp but it was pretty.  It probably would of been a great match with certain speakers however.

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I'm liking my Onkyo a lot now, I actually prefer it to Musical Fidelity M1Hpap, as ridiculous as that might sound. It has a more clear and bright sound, the soundstage expands a lot with proper recordings. Its almost as if it has a built in crossfeed circuit. I guess worse channel separation compared to headphone amps actually plays in favor of the sound. Bass is also wonderful on T1's, felt light at first, but now M1's bass feels almost muddy in comparison.
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Although I never heard a Concept 16.5 they are very high regarded. The 160 WPC must be nice.


Yes it is proving to be nice to have that kind of horsepower for headphone listening .Thanks.

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I'm liking my Onkyo a lot now, I actually prefer it to Musical Fidelity M1Hpap, as ridiculous as that might sound. It has a more clear and bright sound, the soundstage expands a lot with proper recordings. Its almost as if it has a built in crossfeed circuit. I guess worse channel separation compared to headphone amps actually plays in favor of the sound. Bass is also wonderful on T1's, felt light at first, but now M1's bass feels almost muddy in comparison.


What onkyo do you have ? I used to  have a tx 670 onkyo receiver a ways back . I bought the onkyo before they became a household name . From what I remembered it had 56watts per channel and sounded better than most of the name brand receivers back then . But it finally blew up on me and I had to dispose of it .

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Echo Audio in Portland just listed a G-22000 for the low, low price of $1795. They rate it a 7/10 but in my experience, they are pretty conservative with their ratings. I don't have room for that behemoth but someone else may be interested.

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Theres a nice Pioneer 1980 on Canuck Audio Mart for a measly $2000.00                  http://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/649138610-pioneer-sx1980-godzilla-receiver-biggest-pioneer-ever/

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Originally Posted by roadcykler View Post

Echo Audio in Portland just listed a G-22000 for the low, low price of $1795. They rate it a 7/10 but in my experience, they are pretty conservative with their ratings. I don't have room for that behemoth but someone else may be interested.

That's the same model beast that Silent One just sold.........a second sighting and a rare one at that. $1795 sounds reasonable all things considered.
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