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post #1 of 2 Old 04-02-2011, 12:09 PM - Thread Starter
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I loved my TK140 (early 70's vintage) so much that I had it refurbished twice. But a recent distortion problem has convinced me to put it out to pasture. So Im browsing the Net to find a suitable placement. I'm not interested in surrounding myself with the sounds of crashing cars and AK147gunfire, so I do not see the need for 'home theater'.

I'm open to suggestions, but the Onkyo TX8255 or TX8555 looks suitable. See description here:

A couple of concerns though: 1) it has 8 ohm output, my speakers are 16 ohm; and 2) its phono input is compatible with 'moving-magnetic' cartridge, my turntable's Shure cartridge is 'magnetic'. Are there incompatibilities here?

What are some obvious Receiver alternatives?
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Don't worry about the speaker impedance. Your Shure cartridge is almost certainly "moving magnet," so you're fine.

Harman Kardon, Yamaha and Denon also make 2-channel receivers. The Onkyos are probably the best value.

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