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Any recommendations for an older integrated amp - without the hiss

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Hi

 

I own an old NEC AUA-8300E integrated amplifier. I really like the sound through my speakers and headphones, but when the music is quiet - especially inbetween songs I can hear an annoying hiss. Does any one here own (or can recommend) an older integrated amp from the 70's or early 80's that has less background noise when listening to headphones (and still sounds great of course)? Preferably with a going price of under $400.

 

My input sources are a Music Hall turntable and a Denon 3910 SACD universal player.

 

Thanks.

post #2 of 7
Music tastes? Rock or Jazz? Cans?
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
Music taste is varied. Rock, blues, electronic. Headphones are HifiMan HE-500.
post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 

With the tone button (for treble and bass) pressed on the amp the hiss is quite bad. With this button not pressed, there is only a hum noise.

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Originally Posted by leftside View Post

I own an old NEC AUA-8300E integrated amplifier. I really like the sound through my speakers and headphones, but when the music is quiet - especially in between songs I can hear an annoying hiss. Does any one here own (or can recommend) an older integrated amp from the 70's or early 80's that has less background noise when listening to headphones (and still sounds great of course)? Preferably with a going price of under $400.

 

My input sources are a Music Hall turntable and a Denon 3910 SACD universal player.

Maybe the NEC's hiss can be fixed by a local stereo repair shop?

Have you tried post your amplifier questions on the websites AVforum & AVSforum?

post #6 of 7

Op, since when do you have this problem? 

A common cause of hiss is old resistors. It may need to be serviced to restore it to full health.

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Yes - I am thinking a servicing is in order. Thanks guys.

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