Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners
Jul 31, 2012 at 7:31 PM Post #5,611 of 18,772

Argybargy

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Smooooth and euphonic.  Sarah McLachlan never sounded so good.
 
Got the 730 for $55 plus shipping due to a busted push button which I replaced from a donor 330C.  It sounded timid and restrained initially, but after a recap, Wow! The twin transformers really feed the bass notes; big soundstage; lots of headroom for complex passages.
 
Best value in vintage receivers IMO.
 
Jul 31, 2012 at 7:43 PM Post #5,612 of 18,772

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Lol, that's quiet arguable. There are great values everywhere when it comes to vintage gear. You still have the sansui, pioneer, yamahas etc of the world. Many will tell you even something like an sx650 easily competes with 1000.00 headphone amps. That's why I love this hobby so much. :)
 
Jul 31, 2012 at 8:04 PM Post #5,613 of 18,772

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Lol, that's quiet arguable. There are great values everywhere when it comes to vintage gear. You still have the sansui, pioneer, yamahas etc of the world. Many will tell you even something like an sx650 easily competes with 1000.00 headphone amps. That's why I love this hobby so much.
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Very true.  I'm itching to try out a Sansui 4000 or 5000.  I remember enjoying the sound of a low powered Sansui (can't recall the model) in a wooden case back when I was young and poor.
 
Too bad, space is so limited.
 
Jul 31, 2012 at 8:45 PM Post #5,615 of 18,772

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that kenny is awesome.
 
any idea which ka models have the independent hp amps?
 
Jul 31, 2012 at 9:18 PM Post #5,616 of 18,772

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Thanks. I looked at the service manual of their other high end models(9100, and the supreme series 500, 600, 650), and none of them have it. So I believe it maybe the only one unless someone wants to correct me that have knowledge of another model.
 
Jul 31, 2012 at 11:05 PM Post #5,618 of 18,772

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Wow sony es for 10.00. That's 99% off the original retail. Not bad. There's a thrift store here that has the matching cd player for 35.00, but I passed since it was before the sacd era. I might go see if they still have it.
 
Aug 1, 2012 at 11:42 AM Post #5,620 of 18,772

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No kidding! Who would do that to a Pioneer????? Blue is for Marantz and some Sansui.
 
Aug 1, 2012 at 11:51 AM Post #5,621 of 18,772

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Aug 1, 2012 at 11:59 AM Post #5,622 of 18,772

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found this in a Habitat for Humanity store in california @ $10. sony gx90es. not much information except it costed about $1000 in 1990. i'm just thankful it still works!
 

Thats the last ES 2 channel receiver from Sony. Very well made. Copper back, alpine pots, 120 watts into 8 ohms. Nice score!!!!!!!!
 
Aug 1, 2012 at 5:00 PM Post #5,623 of 18,772

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Bleh, Marantz 2220 deal fell through. Anyone have suggestions for a good vintage preamp/receiver with preamp? I'll probably test drive my KA-7100's phono section when my table arrives on monday, but I'd like a backup in case the sound doesn't live up to my expectations. I'm looking at other Marantz receivers and some of their preamps (3200-3600) which are no doubt nice but pricey. I've no real power requirements, since I'm using headphones, though I would like headroom in case I do end up going that route in the future. I don't care about the brand as long as it's silver-faced, lmao. I love me silver faced vintage equipment.
 
Aug 1, 2012 at 5:19 PM Post #5,624 of 18,772

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What price range would you like to be in?
 

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