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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!

My Home Theater Thread

The real honest reason I am using my Bose, is because one of the JBL woofers blew out.
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i had my dads old pioneer SX-8100 i think...but some capacator blew out so that sucked...

Now i have a NAD 3020A integrated amp with matching tuner and a pair of KEF 103/3's with the KUBE. Not much power from the amp, but they sound great, wouldn't sell for anything.
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How can they be vintage if they don't have tubes? I remember back in the early 70's my friends brother brought him back a Sansui quad receiver from one of his stopovers on the way home from Vietnam. It was the only quad capable piece of audio gear I ever remember seeing.

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Tube is the only way to go for vintage though its so expensive! But, if you have the cash for it its worth it

My Home Theater Thread

The real honest reason I am using my Bose, is because one of the JBL woofers blew out.
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The only vintage "monster" receiver I've had was the Sansui 9090DB. Wished I'd not sold it years ago - although I did sell it for roughly 6 or 7 times what I paid for it.

Looking at a SX-750 just because it's available - ~$40-$50, but I really have no use for it.

EDIT: The guy who has the SX-750 is just using it for the tuner via the REC OUT jacks. I have a Sansui TU-S33 tuner that I may see if he'll trade straight up for. It'll fit better in his stack than the SX-750, and he was just voicing that issue Friday night.

Just because there is a knob doesn't mean you should turn it.
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I have a Kenwood KA-3500 intergrated amp with matching turner in my garage. It sounds great
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The only vintage "monster" receiver I've had was the Sansui 9090DB. Wished I'd not sold it years ago - although I did sell it for roughly 6 or 7 times what I paid for it.

Looking at a SX-750 just because it's available - ~$40-$50, but I really have no use for it.

EDIT: The guy who has the SX-750 is just using it for the tuner via the REC OUT jacks. I have a Sansui TU-S33 tuner that I may see if he'll trade straight up for. It'll fit better in his stack than the SX-750, and he was just voicing that issue Friday night.

Here you go SX-940 $40

http://norfolk.craigslist.org/ele/349468558.html

whoops it's SA-940

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Still using a Sansui G-7500 (90wpc) and have a Sansui Quad reciever set up in the garage.

Audio Karma is the site for all vintage audio: http://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php
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A couple of NAD 2200's bridged and bi-wired into each channel with Snell J-3's (so each mono-blocked amp is about 400 watts). Right now I am using a NAD pre-amp/tuner 1600 because of it's outstanding phono pre-amp.
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I have a mint Tandberg TR2045 that was fun for awhile, but no longer has a place anywhere ... would sell it cheap if somebody here wants it.

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Marantz 2252B receiver and 1060 integrated amp connected to Sansui SP-2000 speakers, that are about to be recapped. Why? Because you can't beat that 70's sound from this stuff and that "Blue Light" is way too cool!
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I have a Marnatz 2245 and 2 - 2230s.They all sound great.A decent TT with a Marantz is really hard to beat.Their is no classier look than a Vintage Marantz.BOB
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I use a Harmon Kardon 430 Twin Power (Solid State) Receiver. It's only rated for 20WPC, but I have read that this number is pretty conservative. It still gets very loud at 50%. It was in near mint condition and very lightly used by my dad.

A lot of people seem to rave about this receiver on the Klipsch forums and rave about pairing them with Hereseys. I use these with Boston Acoustic CR67 mains for Fronts and a JBL PS120 sub for my simple bedroom PC sound setup. The Vintage HK430 blows away my previous HT 5.1 Onkyo receiver I was using
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The only vintage "monster" receiver I've had was the Sansui 9090DB. Wished I'd not sold it years ago - although I did sell it for roughly 6 or 7 times what I paid for it.

The was my first receiver! Bought it at Clark AFB in the Phillipines back in 1970. Sure wish I still had it!

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I picked up a Sansui 9090DB for my home-office area.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Sansui.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sansui

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