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Originally Posted by 5aces View Post

She is on her way over to Meewoo's place now to help him toe in his speakers...

bce22 is still reclined on his patio lounger, ordering more ale and listening to his Sansui.

send her over here first, i want to switch the au-517 for my sta-2100D.  Time to give the Realistic A little love.  I picked up some fishermans pumpkin stout.  I'll crack one tonight but i can share.

post #9572 of 12924
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Originally Posted by bce22 View Post

send her over here first, i want to switch the au-517 for my sta-2100D.  Time to give the Realistic A little love.  I picked up some fishermans pumpkin stout.  I'll crack one tonight but i can share.

 

Hmm...I feel thirsty. tongue_smile.gif

post #9573 of 12924
Mother.
Sister.
Sweetheart.
Wife.

Motorcycle.
Stereo.
Fast women.
Squandered cash.

All at the same time, sometimes apart.
One in my bosom, one in my heart.

Music holds it together, along with a good companion.

Jerky Boys Drinking Problem
Edited by 5aces - 8/31/13 at 2:46pm
post #9574 of 12924

So I received notification that the Kenwood KA-907 i purchased is on the way and will be here this week.  This one I am really excited about.  This model is really rare and is very very similiar to the highly regarded Kenwood Supreme 600 which is considered by many to be a marvell of amp design.  This amp is from 1980.

 

Its rated at 2 x 150 watts RMS into 8 ohms conservatively. It weighs a hefty 57 lbs and it's a dual mono design. Supposedly has a truly excellent phono stage.   Moodryn and Meewoo have one also. I This deal was too good to pass up at $400 shipped.  Here is the link to the vintage knob.  If interest read up on the supreme 600 as well.  If you click ont the 600 select the user button on the bottom left hand side to read some great info.

http://www.thevintageknob.org/kenwood-KA-907.html
http://www.thevintageknob.org/kenwood-Model_600.html
 

 

Here are some pictures of the unit.  The inside shots i can't find for some reason so the ones i linked are not from my kenny.

 

 

 

 

 



Oh yeah... That there is seriously 4x18000uF caps!
Edited by bce22 - 8/31/13 at 2:50pm
post #9575 of 12924
I have a chance to buy a Sansui G4700 for $100.
Has anyone heard one of these?
post #9576 of 12924

Ive heard some of the lower G models.  I'm not a big fan.  They are not bad receivers by any means but there prices are out of line.  For 40-50 I would by it.  For $100 Id look for something else.  A vintage yamaha, realistic, onkyo, kenwood, sherwood or pioneer integrated.  Don't pay the premium for the name.                Its all about the models.....not the brand 

post #9577 of 12924

Can somebody enlighten me on how related my SX-780 is to the rest of the Pioneer range? Was it a replacement for the SX-750? A low-end reciever with an awkwardly midrange model designation? A wolf in sheep's clothing? I need to do a bit of work on the headphone out before I can get to critical listening, but through my speakers it's been sounding pretty good.

post #9578 of 12924

Personally i think if you want to move up the Pioneer receiver ladder don't jump until you can score on one of these:   

 

Pioneer SX-1010

Pioneer SX-1050

Pioneer SX-1080

Pioneer SX-1250 (my first choice and expensive)

Pioneer SX-1280

Pioneer SX-1980

 

There are other brands to consider for solid state receivers such as yamaha, kenwood, sony, onkyo, sansui, luxman, realistic, SAE, Setton and more.  Pioneer (and sansui) aren't the only bands at the show.biggrin.gif

 

If you are willing to also look at integrated amps (power and pre amps) you can double youre shopping list and can find some beautiful amps.  They can sound wonderful but are missing that classic FM tuning dial and face.  If that matters not check out the Pioneer SA series, Kenwood KA series, Yamaha CA series and Sansui Au series.  And you can realy go vintage crazy and look for a fisher or HH Scott vintage tube amp or receiver such as the fisher 400, 500, 800 x-100 or Scott 299, 222c or 399.  Just stay away from these companies Solid State stuff unless you're really schooled and know exactly whatmodels are good..


Edited by bce22 - 8/31/13 at 8:47pm
post #9579 of 12924

me thinks the Luxman R117 is one of the best (semi)vintage receivers out there & its also reasonably priced (for now) if u can find one. should give the 1x50/80's a darn good run for the money. besides price, bonus is it comes with a remote too. at 160wpc, it should be able to drive alot of speakers.

post #9580 of 12924
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Originally Posted by ssrock64 View Post

Can somebody enlighten me on how related my SX-780 is to the rest of the Pioneer range? Was it a replacement for the SX-750? A low-end reciever with an awkwardly midrange model designation? A wolf in sheep's clothing? I need to do a bit of work on the headphone out before I can get to critical listening, but through my speakers it's been sounding pretty good.

No kidding, my vintage tech who sells refurbed stuff as well (my favorite store to visit in town by far) said the X80 series sounded the best to him over every other brand or Pioneer series. Except for the 1980, which he said was not the same sound. Of course, as we all hear differently YMMV but it was an interesting observation. Your 780 he pointed out as his favorite period.
post #9581 of 12924
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Ahh, my man Meewoo, white shag carpet in a paneled rec room, sizzling company and you're straining for the make of loudspeaker? rolleyes.gif

I know the underwear brand , if that matters...lahwf !

 

 ROFL!!!

 

You made me realize that I need to increase my testosterone level, big thanks!!!wink_face.gif

 

BTW, you changed avatar again I like those fantasy pics!! Keep coming!!!

post #9582 of 12924
The cool thing about the Pioneer SX-x80 series is that even the entry level models sound pretty good. I have an SX-680 in my bedroom driving Infinity Infinitesimals and that sounds killer.

But there are many gains to be made once you get to the SX-980. The 980 is a huge step above the 780 is build quality (I had a both a 780 and a 980 for a while; I have never seen or heard an 880). And then as you go 1080, 1280, 1980, you get more all the way up. I've never heard or seen a 1080 either but I think the 1280 and 1980 are the ony two with the toroidal transformers. I also would not swear to this but I think the 980 is where discrete output transistors are used versus the Darlington Power Packs like the 580/680/780 use (altho again these sound quite good).
post #9583 of 12924

@bce22

 

Why buy Kenwood? They have terrible quality control, check my proof.

 

 

Seriously, congrats!!! But you proved it's not rare, you are the fourth owner in this thread.

 

@scottie

R-117 is not vintage, it's plastic black crap (PBC, PBC)!!!!!  Although I am glad that I own one.

post #9584 of 12924
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

The cool thing about the Pioneer SX-x80 series is that even the entry level models sound pretty good. I have an SX-680 in my bedroom driving Infinity Infinitesimals and that sounds killer.

Wow - kudos to the Marketing Guy who came up with " Infinity Infinitesimals " smily_headphones1.gif

 

post #9585 of 12924
They are remarkable sounding little speakers, the original Infinitesimals. I love them. It's almost impossible to believe that the sound they produce could come from such a small speaker.
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