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post #76 of 13101

Marantz 3800 preamp, 115B tuner, 510M amp (256 watts per channel)

 

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post #77 of 13101

WOW, Nice Marantz amp.  Blue on black VU meters are nice. 

post #78 of 13101
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Originally Posted by REB View Post

Nice set-up! The power amp is also a kenwood?
 

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I Sold The RSA amp because i find the vintage Kenwood 600 sounds wonderful. The KA 7300 Sounds great too.  and it is Cheap.  Easy to mod with fancy or cheap capacitors. 

 

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The Power Amp is a Pioneer Spec 4.  I am using it to drive 12 inch woofer.  NIce sounding amp, very warm, and tube like.  Bass response is not as deep and nice as the kenwood. 

post #79 of 13101

i do love kenwood myself. totally under-rated brand and always outside of the rader of vintage receivers and amps. i never saw a vintage kenwood power amp before but i do own a nice late 70's kenwood kr-720 receiver. even at 40wpc it sounds absolutely amazing and has very good push-pull control of the 12'' woofers in my 3-way technic floor speakers allowing for very accurate bass response. and how it handles high frequency extension is autonishing. i might take a pic later cause i'm letting my dad use it with pair of my 1970's pioneer cs-77a 4-way floor speakers.  

post #80 of 13101

hey Rex how does your Kenwood KR-720 compare to the Sui 5000x? i've always wanted to take a dip in Kenwood waters but never quite found anything interesting 'cept perhap the KR-9050 monsta. LOL so give me a lowdown on sonic differences btwn the Kenny & the 'Sui. thxs

post #81 of 13101

 i used my kenwood with my sansui for bi-amping my 2-way technic speakers. from what i remember the reason using my kenwood it gave a little more smoother midrange and highs and the clarity was better in the upper high frequencies and more controlled. my sansui sounded amazing as well and they sounded about almost the same but the thing that over lapped my kenwood was of course raw power and harder bass slam. if you want to get a pair of dual 5.5'' woofers to slam your lungs out and cause chest discomfort my 5000x is the one for the task. them together made the perfect match with my speakers untill i decided to give it to my dad. now i use my sansui au-d7 amp for my speakers.

gives me that clairty in the highs and midrange my kenwood had while giving me that bass slam i want sometimes when i'm in the mood when i feel like turning up my super bass and bass knobs(that's right. it has a knob to boost 10hz frequencies aka ''super bass'')L3000.gif
 

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hey Rex how does your Kenwood KR-720 compare to the Sui 5000x? i've always wanted to take a dip in Kenwood waters but never quite found anything interesting 'cept perhap the KR-9050 monsta. LOL so give me a lowdown on sonic differences btwn the Kenny & the 'Sui. thxs

post #82 of 13101

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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

This is fast becoming of of my favorite threads on head-fi biggrin.gif

Once you get bitten by the vintage bug...wink.gif.

 

post #83 of 13101

...your arms and legs will drop offblink.gif

post #84 of 13101
Yeah, I have been into vintage hifi basically my whole life! I was using 60's Dynaco tube gear when I was in college in the 80's. While most of my gear is pretty modern, I'm still a tubes-n-vinyl guy biggrin.gif. But I have been so enamored with my Fisher, I am considering buying another tube integrated, like maybe a Scott.
post #85 of 13101
Thread Starter 
I saw a Scott 222 go for a pretty good price on eBay recently. I almost pulled the trigger, but I didn't have any idea what it would have taken to bring it up to spec. Maybe I should have pulled the trigger anyway.
post #86 of 13101
Yeah, thats the one that interests me, due to the tube complement and the headphone jack biggrin.gif . They do seem typically to not be cheap, though. Going to do some eBay watching for a while...
post #87 of 13101
Thread Starter 
I recently scored a pair of klipsch epic cf-2 in a thrift store for 200.00. They aren't quite vintage(early 1990s), but those and my fisher are a match made in heaven. It's one of the most musical sounds I've ever heard. Since their efficiency is around 98, it takes very little on the volume knob to get these to ear blasting levels. The speakers, as big as they are, just disappear in my small 10x10ft office. It's really like being there. That whole set up only cost me 450.00. And I would put it up against any 10,000.00 two channel setup that I've listened to. Simply amazing.
post #88 of 13101
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

AYeah, thats the one that interests me, due to the tube complement and the headphone jack biggrin.gif . They do seem typically to not be cheap, though. Going to do some eBay watching for a while...


 




Well thanks Skylab. You just made me feel sick about not pulling the trigger. I think it went for about 200.00ish(lol).
post #89 of 13101
LOL! That seems like a good price, but it probably would have needed re-capping at a minimum. I have to buy mine where that has already been done, as I just don't have the time or patience to do my own repair work. Maybe when I retire tongue.gif
post #90 of 13101
Thread Starter 
That's whats kept me from getting it. But at that price, it might have been worth it. Well only having the fisher isn't a bad consolation prize.
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