Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

Discussion in 'Headphone Amps (full-size)' started by moodyrn, Feb 3, 2011.
  1. chickenmoon
    I'll recap the 7700 sooner or later, I'd like to do it myself but I am not sure if that's a good idea as I am no too skilled at soldering.
  2. richard51
    Wait till you discover some very good tech....You are not in a rush....I dont think you must improve your new founded skill in soldering in a so good amplifier first...:ksc75smile: But your are the captain...

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  3. atarione
    I really like this Kenwood KR-V106R I have owned for ~near about 5 yrs now... 100WPC .. nice ~warm sound actually for being Solid state it does a good job managing the rather unwieldy highs on my DT880's.

    This is also just an amazing (imho) 80s design with tons and tons of buttons (no knobs at all) and pretty big VFD display..

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  4. richard51
    Magnificent receiver!....Congratulations! Vintage is the way!:L3000:
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  5. mmmadog
    Was at the local used music store and they had a mint g9000. They wanted 1500.00. I thought they will have that for awhile at that price. Went in recently and it had a sold tag on it. I remember when people where tossing those big bulky stereos in the trash because of the smaller cooler stuff coming out.
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  6. KG Jag
    I've seem similar pricing at restored vintage shops in Austin. The big Sansui's and Pioneers have very big price tags. In part that is because there were only a limited number made of these top and second bananas in those (and other) quality lines. Most of us who lacked trust funds were limited by our budget and usually very happy to be able to pull down an upper mid line offering. Those units were far from shabby and usually offered the max bang for our limited bucks.

    Those who tossed out their (still working) classic 70's and early 80's receivers were probably the same people who traded in their original Mustang for the Mustang II, or their Falcon or Nova for a Maverick or Vega. Anyone with a good eye and/or who lifted receivers from the two eras would immediately detect the difference in build quality and durability between the two--all without even a single listening session. Truth is a great deal of these receivers were the casualty of a move + a non-musical spouse or SO.
  7. BobG55
    3 serviced Pioneer SX-1980 available

    For sale on Canuck Audio Mart/ US Audio Mart :

    $4500.00 US

    For sale on Canuck Audio Mart :


    $6500.00 CDN = $5108.66 US (fr. Currency converter, online 24/11/17)


    $6899.00 CDN = $5422.25 US (fr. Currency converter, online 24/11/17)
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  8. KG Jag
    EBay currently has two that have been recapped and serviced for $4,500 and $4,600.
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  9. Monsterzero
    Never knew that Pacific Stereo came out with their own headphones.
    Just picked up a pair of Concept(of 16.5 fame) planar headphones.Uses a Fostex T20 driver...a bit peaky in the highs,but sounds better than I expected.

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  10. Madbugger
    Hi All, I have quite a few vintage receivers that I use for headphone listening. I am looking into purchasing some DT880 600ohms and was wondering if any of them are up to powering them. My favorite piece is an NAD 7250PE which I use with an Aric Audio Unlimited tube preamp in the tape loop. The NAD manual states (The circuit will provide proper drive signals for all conventional stereo headphones regardless of their impedance) it seems to sound good with 600ohm AKG240's but I am wondering if I am missing something not using a dedicated headphone amp and if it will power the DT880's?
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  11. Monsterzero
    You will be fine with that combo,though I prefer tubes for Beyers.
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  12. Madbugger
    Thanks for the reply. I do use a tube preamp in the tape loop so I get some tube warmth and wider soundstage. I do have an mp301 all tube headphone/amp with older Russian 6l6 and Kenrad preamp tubes but to be honest I really like the mix of tube and solid state so far. Maybe the Beyers will be what I need for the 301 to shine?
  13. BucketInABucket
    So I have a bunch of receivers and due to real life circumstances I'm unable to keep all of them. Which ones should I keep and which ones should I get rid of?

    Fisher 500T
    Fisher 700T
    Yamaha CR-1020
    Sony STR-6060FW
    Rotel RX-802
    Akai AA-1200
    Harmon Kardon 930
    Goodmans Module 80
  14. Hutnicks

    Nice avatar bucket. Any chance or a second series on that one?

    As Always FWIW goes here. I would hang on the the Rotel, the Hardon Kardon and the Akai and Yamahoe. My reasoning here is very simple. I rate these as the most servicable and having the cleanest least obtrusive sound sigs around. The others you can deal off for major profit and keep the remainders in caps for a lifetime.
  15. KG Jag
    What are the conditions of each?

    Especially if working (well), I'd love to have an CR-1020. I have an 820.

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