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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    Thanks, scottie, it's performing very well. Powerful, transparent and spacious, so I'm liking it a lot. The tone controls seem to have been implemented well, so even the loudness makes sense in some recordings! Love those VU-meters going back and fro while I'm working... Bass is very good. I...
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    I know about their tape decks (the vintage knob has a nice on-line collection), but in terms of amplifiers and other separates they never did as well (saleswise) as the really big names in Europe, did they? Or perhaps I just never paid much attention to the brand. Esoteric seems to be pretty...
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    Aha, now that makes sense.   Quote:  
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    Will do, but I haven't hooked up any speakers yet. And I don't think I'm going to fiddle with the insides... I don't trust myself with a soldering iron.   Quote:  
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    And it's got this cool reverse stereo switch (I guess for if you wire the speakers the wrong way?)   Playing with it and listening to it, I don't think it's in the same class as the kenwood ka7002, but it's more involving in a way. Maybe because it's a bit 'lighter' than the kenwood. It is...
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    Well, the teac bx500 arrived and except for a faint crackle in the volume pot which appears now and then it is in the condition the seller promised me it would be in. That is to say, very good, all the pot meter (alps) are fine, no channel imbalance, the vu meters work and so do the lights. With...
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    I think I'll use it at the office, while my kenwood ka7002 gets revised.
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    I decided to take a gamble on a brand that is only seen as a major brand in australia afaik: TEAC. I bought a TEAC bx500 for the measly sum of 25 euros. It's supposed to be in a good state (guy who sells it knows how to maintain audio gear) and a bit of a sleeper according to a number of euro...
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    A pair of fostex r20v2 just showed up at the office today :), courtesy of leeperry from whom I bought these. Plugged them into the Kenwood and instant synergy happened. Fiddling with the tone controls is now even more important, but, boy, do these sound good! the kenwood has tons of power and...
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    Oh man, that just breaks my heart!
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    I'd like a few of those... or just one...
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    I'd like a few of those... or just one...
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