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post #9586 of 13507

ahhh Meewoo, plastic...the bane of modern society or its savior?? for sure, bright shiny metallic thingys are purrty & the black Luxman looks dull by comparison. however they sound very good & best of all , they come with a remote! call me new school but dang... i love ma remotes biggrin.gif

 

& the very best of all, they go for 1/2 the price (if not less) of comparable Pioneers & Sansuis. my buddy here has one & i like it. so much so im on the prowl to snag one if it comes up.

 

& arent some of the best "toys" plastic!!!?  evil_smiley.giftongue.giffloatsmile.png

post #9587 of 13507
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@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.


I think not only is it rare it's scarce. I've had mine a little over a year. After getting it, I put a saved search on eBay to see just how rare it was. And after more than I year a total of two have been listed with bce being the new owner of the second. The model 600 have been listed maybe a dozen times which is still really rare when you look at how often many other totl come up.
post #9588 of 13507
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Meewoo View Post

@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.


I think not only is it rare, it's scarce. I've had mine a little over a year. After getting it, I put a saved search on eBay to see just how rare it was. And after more than A year a total of two have been listed with bce22 being the new owner of the second one. The model 600 have been listed maybe a dozen times which is still really rare when you look at how often many other totl come up.
Edited by moodyrn - 9/1/13 at 10:10am
post #9589 of 13507

My dilemma is that I like the way modern monitor-style speakers sound, but I love the way vintage gear drives my headphones. I need to find a speaker that is both inefficient enough to give me significant volume control with the 780, and has a flat and detailed enough sound signature to satisfy me.

post #9590 of 13507
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My dilemma is that I like the way modern monitor-style speakers sound, but I love the way vintage gear drives my headphones. I need to find a speaker that is both inefficient enough to give me significant volume control with the 780, and has a flat and detailed enough sound signature to satisfy me.

efficient or inefficient?

post #9591 of 13507

I can't imagine a speaker being so efficient that you don't have sufficient volume control. What speakers are you using now?

post #9592 of 13507

@bce22

 

Congrats on your KA 907. I hope you get lots of trouble free enjoyment out of it. I considered pulling the trigger on that unit as a backup. I'm glad a head fier picked it up and I can see you are happily anticipating its arrival. Might want to put on a back brace when you move that unit into place. 

 

On another note, my KA 907 is in the shop. got some major fuzz coming from both the speakers and headphone out. My unit was fully recapped but I never opened the unit to check. I'm glad my unit is being looked at. My local repair guy is the best and I have decided to do whatever it takes to keep this KA 907 going. biggrin.gif

 

Looking forward to your impressions!

post #9593 of 13507
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I can't imagine a speaker being so efficient that you don't have sufficient volume control. What speakers are you using now?

I have some Mission 771s (small bookshelf monitors) hooked up right now, and nine-o-clock pushes the boundaries of acceptable volume.

post #9594 of 13507

What's wrong with that? My 750 is always between 8-9 with my headphones, but there is still plenty of adjustment there. The volume dial is still fine enough. 

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I have some Mission 771s (small bookshelf monitors) hooked up right now, and nine-o-clock pushes the boundaries of acceptable volume.

post #9595 of 13507
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Originally Posted by ssrock64 View Post

My dilemma is that I like the way modern monitor-style speakers sound, but I love the way vintage gear drives my headphones. I need to find a speaker that is both inefficient enough to give me significant volume control with the 780, and has a flat and detailed enough sound signature to satisfy me.

post #9596 of 13507
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I have some Mission 771s (small bookshelf monitors) hooked up right now, and nine-o-clock pushes the boundaries of acceptable volume.

 

85 dB sensitivity - They actually aren't very sensitive!

 

I'm guessing it's your room... Is it fairly small? Reflective?

post #9597 of 13507
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On another note, my KA 907 is in the shop.

@Bce22

I must correct myself, you are the fifth owner. I forgot to count Claybums's.

 

@Claybum

Sorry mate!

 

@Moodyrn

It's not rare.wink_face.gif

post #9598 of 13507
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& arent some of the best "toys" plastic!!!?  evil_smiley.giftongue.giffloatsmile.png

 

Hey, what "toy" are you talking about?wink_face.gif I said I hate BPC!!!!

post #9599 of 13507

What's a fair price for an sx880 in good condition? local pickup

post #9600 of 13507
I'd say if you got a nice looking and good working one for anything less than $300 your be OK. I wouldn't pay more than that for an 880 as you can get a nice 980 for $400.
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