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post #7126 of 13507
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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post

Oh my god does this sound phenomenal!  Can't even use the loudness switch it hits so hard.  I'm only running it through my XB500 since that's the only phone I have at work today.  Wait till I try it on my Denon's and Q40's. 

 

I can't believe how lucky I am to have stumbled on this sub-category of the site and for the wisdom y'all have imparted to us (in the form of hyping vintage to the point of us HAVING TO BUY ONE).  Thank you! 

 

Are you running the XB500 from the speaker taps? If so, you're a madman (in a good way)!

post #7127 of 13507
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Are you running the XB500 from the speaker taps? If so, you're a madman (in a good way)!


Nope, from the headphone jack with an adapter. 

post #7128 of 13507

Aside from size considerations, I can't imagine why NOT use something like this for a listening station.  Seriously. 

 

I get the need for portable amps, but other than that, this is the way to go for me.  Now I'm plotting getting my next one!

 

For less than $100 I found my best amp from a time when Pink Floyd was king. 

 

SMH...........in a good way.  wink.gif

post #7129 of 13507

So how do I find out when this was built?  It has a serial number of 712602 but no date.

post #7130 of 13507
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Originally Posted by moodyrn View Post

Here's a couple of pics I snapped right after I replaced the bulbs with LEDs. The cheapest I could find a set for was 80.00. Not bad but more than I wanted to pay. So I reluctantly decided to build my own. I've done it before, but its a very long process. The power meters were the most difficult to replace. You have to pretty much take the whole amp apart in order to reach them. Most pics I've seen online, people actually skipped over the, and only did the indicators and dial lamps. Very few pics I've seen actually had the power meter lamps replaced(of course Skylab's were one of them), and I understand why.





Here's one from the Atlanta meet thread taken by MattTCG

 

Nice!  Good job with the DIY LEDs.  Next refurb, I'll probably go this route.

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Thanks
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I can't quite read the stripes on the resistors. What values did you use?
 

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I used 56ohm for the dial lights and 100ohm for the rest. 5mm bulbs for the indicator and dial lamps and 3mm for the power meter lamps.
post #7134 of 13507
Thanks.
post #7135 of 13507
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Originally Posted by ardgedee View Post

 

Isn't it? I really think it's one of the unheralded receivers of the era, and unlike flagship models from Pioneer, Sansui, etc., it's still available at accessible prices.

oh hell yes!!! This Harman Kardon 670 has very very little background noise and the sound is better than my Kenwood KR-7400 (background noise), Marantz 2220B (no background noise at all, who ever had it used it for a little bit and then put it back in the bx where it sat for 30+ years, it even fused to the styrofoam on the bottom plate of it) , Harman Kardon 430 (background noise). it is just AMAZING. it's extremely big and heavy and the amp is incredible. whoever bought this when it came out must have had some money... I think it was thee top of the line back then for HK? I need to get two 8v fuse lamps to replace the two that are burnt out. however I don't yet know if the meter light is different (anyone know?) anyways cleaned it straightened the two switches in the front, fixed the tuner and it is just great just great. I'm very happy with it! the same day I found a Sansui 771 I was interested in at an antique store in Lincoln City, OR but glad I found the 670! 

post #7136 of 13507
Anyone know much about the Kenwood KA-3500 headphone wise? Got a chance to pick up a clean looking one for $55 at the local Goodwill.
post #7137 of 13507
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Anyone know much about the Kenwood KA-3500 headphone wise? Got a chance to pick up a clean looking one for $55 at the local Goodwill.

If its even close to the KA-5700 I just bought the headphone out will sound outstanding. Can you bring the connectors and phones with you and try it? That's what I did. The guys in the pawn shop thought I was nuts. rolleyes.gif
post #7138 of 13507

there is a Technics SA-800 and a Kenwood Model Eleven near me on Craigslist I have asked about. what one would be better?

 

post #7139 of 13507
I don't know anything about that Technics but if that Model Eleven works completely then that is a pretty sweet piece.
post #7140 of 13507
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Originally Posted by moodyrn View Post

Here's a couple of pics I snapped right after I replaced the bulbs with LEDs. The cheapest I could find a set for was 80.00. Not bad but more than I wanted to pay. So I reluctantly decided to build my own. I've done it before, but its a very long process. The power meters were the most difficult to replace. You have to pretty much take the whole amp apart in order to reach them. Most pics I've seen online, people actually skipped over the, and only did the indicators and dial lamps. Very few pics I've seen actually had the power meter lamps replaced(of course Skylab's were one of them), and I understand why.





Here's one from the Atlanta meet thread taken by MattTCG

I had the good fortune of hearing Moodys rig at the meet last week and it was....jaw droppingly good. My T50RP's absolutely blossomed! Needless to say I will be joining you lads ASAP in the vintage club.

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