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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    Gorgeous! What's the sound sig like?   Quote:  
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    Nice! What are the specs?
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    Quote: Got if from an Ebay ad for a kenwood/trio receiver (something 9600).    
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    I keep being amazed by the (seeming) (differences in sound signature of the kenwood ka7002. I would say that it is a warmish amp, as you would expect of an early 70s Japanese overengineered amp, but I am now listening to an audiophile recording of vivaldi's four seasons and I've had to lower the...
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    Oh wow, that's a hefty price already! But it is probably worth it and hifi equipment is much more expensive in Australia (sadly; when I worked in Canberra, I looked up a hifi shop to buy a pair of k701s, but declined when the shop owner politely informed me they would be $1000 AUD....). I have...
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    Quote: Agreed. I also feel that specific discussion of the usage of tone controls of vintage gear is reasonable in this thread, but I will abide by Moodryn's decision as well.   Meanwhile, I am still struggling (in a pleasant sense) to make sense of the kenwood's sound signature. It...
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    To revisit the tone control/eq issue: I noticed that when I use my kenwood ka7002 I really need the tone controls to adjust the sound to different recordings. I am not sure why, but there seems to be much more sensitivity (for lack of a better word) with regard to differnences in recordings. The...
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    The good news is that I just heard from the repair guy that the sansui amp will be ready next week and that everything will have been fixed for a reasonable price. If that is the case, I'm gonna send him my other vintage stuff as well to clean, upgrade and revise.   That pioneer is a beauty...
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    I bought it through a local site (similar to craigslist in the states). I let the seller know, but he never responded. i paid only 50 euro's, but still... mostly, buying vintage audio from that site works just fine. This one time it didn't.   Quote:  
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    I had that happen with a sansui 555a. The seller put it in a large cardboard box (not a snug fit at all, the amp could move around) and that was it. the amp is now at a repair center to see whether it can be salvaged.   Quote:  
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    Listening to keith jarrett, jack de johnette and gary peacock live at the blue note through the Kenwood: It's like I'm there.
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    That's even better! Hope you can get it fixed.   Quote:  
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    Ditto for mine: two phono imputs, two aux, one tuner, two tapes, one mic.
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    Quote: Very nice! And that for $20... Design-wise, It is strikingly similar to my ka7002.  
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    That's good news! Can't wait to see the results.   I do envy those of you in the States though. It seems so much easier to get hold of nice equipment for fair prices. I can't recall a sansui 9090 up for sale here!   Quote:  
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    I was fiddling around with the kenwood kt7002 and put on solitude (duke ellington classic) from the soundtrack of kansas city. That version is recently (well, ten years back or so) recorded and features a bass, piano, clarinet, trombone, cornet, trumpet, bariton, tenor and alt saxophones, guitar...
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    No sorry, I've got a digital version . I use the Kenwood at my office, putting a pick-up there would be pushing it. Explaining vintage audio on my desk is tasking enough .   Quote:  
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    Now listening to Julie London (Her Name Is Julie 2) on which she is only accompanied by bass and guitar. The guitar is something special through the Kenwood. It sounds like I've never heard it sound before. There's a very metallic quality to it, but in a very good way. There's is also a...
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    Just gave my Kenwood ka7002 a thorough cleaning and many of the problems I heard (hiss, crackling, disappearing channels) have disappeared. Been listening to Black Moses by Isaac Hayes. It's the perfect vintage sound for a perfectly recorded 70s album.
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    She likes Beyers too...

    I never realized btw how old the design of the present beyer cupholders is  
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    Got the kenwood set... here's a pic (sound of crying wallet in the background):    
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    This thread is bad! for my wallet... Just made an offer on a mint kenwood kt7002 amp and ku7001 tuner... they looked very good and the amp's build quality (and sound quality) is supposed to be extraordinary.
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    The Next Step? (HD650 v K702 v DT990 v DT880 v anything else you can think of :P)

    They do sound neutralish with a powerful amp (and synergy, they are picky). With a wrong amp or without one they have the ability to sound like utter crap.   Quote:
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    But you can !   You're right, it is a strange phenomena. Headphone sales have skyrocketed over the past decade or so, but the quality of headphone outs has decreased significantly. It does make you wonder whether all the dedicated amps are necessary... (he swallows, remembering he just...
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    just made an offer on a sansui tu719, almost totl (the tu919 was ahead of it). Great looking tuner with very good fm capabilities. Let's see whether I get it!
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