Hello all! I thought it would be kind of fun to learn who has what for vintage audio here.
What is your preference for vintage audio equipment? Your favorite model/brand from the "Receiver Power Wars" Era.
Why do you use vintage equipment?
I will start this off...
I have 2 Pioneer SX-1280 Receivers from 1978 Both in near immaculate condition. Rated at a whopping 185WPC into 8 ohms with no more than .001% Total Harmonic Distortion.
Also I have owned 3 Kenwood KR-9600 Stereo Receivers Rated at 160WPC into an 8 ohm load with no more than .003% Total Harmonic Distortion.
BEAT THAT MODERN HOME THEATER STEREOS!
Now im not saying im not a fan of HT Receivers, I myself own 2 HT Receivers and indeed are awesome for movies games TV etc... But there is just that *something* that HT Receivers just dont have!
I've been going after another Vintage Beast: Pioneer SX-1980 Rated at 270WPC into an 8 ohm load with no more than .001% THD, OR the Marantz 2600 rated at a phenomenal 300WPC into 8 0hm load with no more than .001% THD
Whats YOUR favorite Vintage receiver? Favorite amp?
I hope this thread brings a lot of interest!