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post #5611 of 13404

Smooooth and euphonic.  Sarah McLachlan never sounded so good.

 

Got the 730 for $55 plus shipping due to a busted push button which I replaced from a donor 330C.  It sounded timid and restrained initially, but after a recap, Wow! The twin transformers really feed the bass notes; big soundstage; lots of headroom for complex passages.

 

Best value in vintage receivers IMO.

post #5612 of 13404
Thread Starter 
Lol, that's quiet arguable. There are great values everywhere when it comes to vintage gear. You still have the sansui, pioneer, yamahas etc of the world. Many will tell you even something like an sx650 easily competes with 1000.00 headphone amps. That's why I love this hobby so much. smily_headphones1.gif
post #5613 of 13404
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Lol, that's quiet arguable. There are great values everywhere when it comes to vintage gear. You still have the sansui, pioneer, yamahas etc of the world. Many will tell you even something like an sx650 easily competes with 1000.00 headphone amps. That's why I love this hobby so much. smily_headphones1.gif

Very true.  I'm itching to try out a Sansui 4000 or 5000.  I remember enjoying the sound of a low powered Sansui (can't recall the model) in a wooden case back when I was young and poor.

 

Too bad, space is so limited.

post #5614 of 13404
Thread Starter 
Yeah, the largest disadvantage other than age and maintaince is the size of these beasts.
post #5615 of 13404

that kenny is awesome.

 

any idea which ka models have the independent hp amps?

post #5616 of 13404
Thread Starter 
Thanks. I looked at the service manual of their other high end models(9100, and the supreme series 500, 600, 650), and none of them have it. So I believe it maybe the only one unless someone wants to correct me that have knowledge of another model.
post #5617 of 13404

found this in a Habitat for Humanity store in california @ $10. sony gx90es. not much information except it costed about $1000 in 1990. i'm just thankful it still works!

 

1000

post #5618 of 13404
Thread Starter 

Wow sony es for 10.00. That's 99% off the original retail. Not bad. There's a thrift store here that has the matching cd player for 35.00, but I passed since it was before the sacd era. I might go see if they still have it.

post #5619 of 13404

Came across this ad for a Pioneer SX-950 on Craigslist today: http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/ele/3174090819.html

 

Those blue LEDs are awful... blink.gif

post #5620 of 13404
No kidding! Who would do that to a Pioneer????? Blue is for Marantz and some Sansui.
post #5621 of 13404
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Came across this ad for a Pioneer SX-950 on Craigslist today: http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/ele/3174090819.html

 

Those blue LEDs are awful... blink.gif

Puked a bit right there....

post #5622 of 13404
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Originally Posted by doco View Post

found this in a Habitat for Humanity store in california @ $10. sony gx90es. not much information except it costed about $1000 in 1990. i'm just thankful it still works!

 

1000

Thats the last ES 2 channel receiver from Sony. Very well made. Copper back, alpine pots, 120 watts into 8 ohms. Nice score!!!!!!!!

post #5623 of 13404

Bleh, Marantz 2220 deal fell through. Anyone have suggestions for a good vintage preamp/receiver with preamp? I'll probably test drive my KA-7100's phono section when my table arrives on monday, but I'd like a backup in case the sound doesn't live up to my expectations. I'm looking at other Marantz receivers and some of their preamps (3200-3600) which are no doubt nice but pricey. I've no real power requirements, since I'm using headphones, though I would like headroom in case I do end up going that route in the future. I don't care about the brand as long as it's silver-faced, lmao. I love me silver faced vintage equipment.

post #5624 of 13404
What price range would you like to be in?
post #5625 of 13404
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What price range would you like to be in?

 

Around 300, I can stretch a little if needed.

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