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post #6736 of 13371
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Well Done!

Yes, very well done.  I am doing this same thing to a Marantz 2230 right now.  So far the Big caps, the power supply board, and both output boards are done.  Tone board is next.  And yes, the break in can be painful - the 2230 sounds a little harsh right now and in my experience it takes 50 to 100 hours to smooth out.  But it is worth it!

post #6737 of 13371

Nice work, ArgyBargy!

post #6738 of 13371

Thanks for the kind words, gents.

 

It was fun, but frustrating at times; the PCB burns easily and the copper traces lift with just a little nudging.

 

I definitely prefer working on Marantzes.

post #6739 of 13371
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Thanks for the kind words, gents.

 

It was fun, but frustrating at times; the PCB burns easily and the copper traces lift with just a little nudging.

 

I definitely prefer working on Marantzes.

You are welcome.  A Harmon-Kardon 330A was my first receiver when I was in my teens.  I loved it with my Audio-Analyst speakers - your post has made me want to get another one.  Best regards.

post #6740 of 13371
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Originally Posted by SpeakerBox View Post

 your post has made me want to get another one.  

...that's already been tuned up L3000.gif

post #6741 of 13371
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post

...that's already been tuned up L3000.gif

You have a refurbed 330A?

post #6742 of 13371

No, but I'd like one....


Edited by parbaked - 3/15/13 at 9:46am
post #6743 of 13371
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No, but I'd like one....

If I can find a good one for a reasonable price on Ebay or CL - it may be my next project. 

post #6744 of 13371
Anybody have experience with 70's JVC receivers specifically model VR-5551?

http://www.vintage-audio.com.ua/en/cat/219/642.html

A local guy has one in really great condition for $60 and id like to know if it will work with my HE-500 or would it be overkill?

I love these old receivers they have such a unique sound, so i thought why the hell not... suggestions?
post #6745 of 13371
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Originally Posted by xd00bx View Post

Anybody have experience with 70's JVC receivers specifically model VR-5551?

http://www.vintage-audio.com.ua/en/cat/219/642.html

A local guy has one in really great condition for $60 and id like to know if it will work with my HE-500 or would it be overkill?

I love these old receivers they have such a unique sound, so i thought why the hell not... suggestions?

I can't tell you much other than to say JVC wasn't particular well regarded at the time. That alone wouldn't be enough to turn me off though in that I see many receivers now being touted that were dismissed at the time. The thing that would make me leery of this particular unit is the graphic equalizer. Slide filters don't always age well and purists don't like that many filters in line anyway. I'd want to listen to them if at all possible. Otoh, $60 isn't all that much...
post #6746 of 13371

i think the bargains in the vintage receiver market is yamaha and lower powered pioneer and marantz stuff. though some people still seem to want too much for the lower powered marantz.

yam cr 820/1020 or pioneer sx 650/750 or marantz 2230/2235b

somehting in those ranges.

post #6747 of 13371

+1 on low powered Pioneer.

The headphone output is still really strong.

22 wpc Pioneer SA-7100 bigsmile_face.gif

 

 

 

 

 

post #6748 of 13371
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i think the bargains in the vintage receiver market is yamaha and lower powered pioneer and marantz stuff. though some people still seem to want too much for the lower powered marantz.
yam cr 820/1020 or pioneer sx 650/750 or marantz 2230/2235b
somehting in those ranges.

I'm going to have to disagree here unless you select VERY carefully and earlier on in the 70s. Later, many Japanese companies discovered that they could attain fantastic distortion numbers by using massive amounts of negative feedback. Good numbers on paper, but relatively unpleasant sonically. As I recall, Marantz was somewhat late to this party. Harmon Kardon more so (to their detriment in terms of sales from what I heard.) Scott is one that is often a bargain. Dynaco is fantastic. Of course premium companies like McIntosh and Crown and Tandberg had horrible numbers but sounded exquisite... Still do.
post #6749 of 13371

Dynaco tube gear was great. Their solid state stuff was awful.  

post #6750 of 13371
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Dynaco tube gear was great. Their solid state stuff was awful.  

Didn't ever have their solid state stuff... Unless you count Hafler. Hafler stuff served my professional needs very well.
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