What vintage receiver do you have/want?

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Daedalus, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. Daedalus

    Daedalus I haven't heard it all..... Thread Starter

    I havebeen using vintage Sansui 9090db and a Marantz 2325 with great enjoyment and have been looking for a clean Yamaha cr-1020 to add to the collection. Love the big sound of these old units. Any fellow sufferers out there with stories to share?
     
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  2. masterbucket

    masterbucket Forum Resident

    Location:
    Georgia US
    I am currently setting up a unit that duplicates my hifi stereo from humble beginnings.
    Everything will be early 70's orientated.
    A place to escape with a cool drink and go back in time if only temporarily.
     
  3. geoffr

    geoffr Forum Resident

    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I have a lovely Marantz 2230 in the living room and a just restored Fisher 400 in my office. Good for now.
     
  4. A Fisher 500 ....
     
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  5. ls35a

    ls35a Forum Resident

    Location:
    Eagle, Idaho
    I'd love to have either a Harmon Kardon 430 or an Onkyo TX4500-MKII.

    Maybe a Tandberg 2080.
     
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  6. Mlle. Aurora

    Mlle. Aurora Senior Member

    Location:
    M√ľnchen
    I'm using a Luxman L-235 which has a great sounding phonostage built in. Looking for a bigger one, like an L-525 or 55a.
     
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  7. tmtomh

    tmtomh Forum Resident

    I've got a fully restored 2230 and enjoy it quite a bit.
     
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  8. WestGrooving

    WestGrooving Forum Resident

    Location:
    California, U.S.A
    I wouldn't mind one of those vintage Fisher or Marantz receivers folks here rave about. Years back I bought a new looking 70's era big/heavy JVC JR-S400 receiver from a thrift store for 40 bucks. It actually came with original manuals, product line brochures , paperwork, extra fuses, etc.
    Puts out a big full sound... fun to listen to. Paired up with a $30 Dual CS505-2 Turntable and $25 Boston Acoustic A60 speakers.
     
  9. Bronica S2A

    Bronica S2A Active Member

    Location:
    St. Clair, MI
    I'm using a Sherwood S-8600 in the living room, getting an S-7600 rebuilt as I speak. They are high-fidelity items, nothing to look down anyone's nose at or be 'nostalgic' about.
     
  10. Leviethan

    Leviethan Forum Resident

    Location:
    Portland, OR
    I have a Concept 6.5. I really want a Fisher 400.
     
  11. vinyl_puppy

    vinyl_puppy Forum Resident

    Location:
    Santa Rosa, CA
    I have, although not currently in my possession, a Marantz 4400. It's out having its internals restored. Been waiting about a year and a half for the tech to get it back to me. The day will come... the day will come... until then :realmad::rant:while I read that others are enjoying their classic units.
     
  12. Sid Hartha

    Sid Hartha Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The Midwest
    I listen to my quadraphonic LPs and open-reels with this:

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    Rotel RX-154A
     
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  13. sberger

    sberger I like dirty records

    Got these three left from what used to be a pretty large lot. Would like to try some of the earliest Sherwood solid states.

    Sony STR-6120
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    Fisher 400
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    Harman Kardon 730
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  14. GuildX700

    GuildX700 Forum Resident

    Location:
    USA
    1981 Realistic STA-2080:
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    1976 Realistic STA-90
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  15. draftingmonkey

    draftingmonkey Deranged Mutant

    Location:
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    I wouldn't mind owning a Sansui G-33000 if I had the room for it (and the back to carry).
    The ones I have that I rotate in and out of various setups are:
    Harman Kardon 730
    Fischer 800-B / 800-C
    Sansui 9090DB
    Pioneer SX-1080 / SX-980 / SX-880 / SX- 780
    Yamaha CR-2020
    Concept 16.5
    Have a number of other ones scattered around but to lazy to remember the numbers.
     
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  16. Fiddlefye

    Fiddlefye Forum Resident

    At the moment I have the following:

    Marantz 4300 (Quad)
    Onkyo TX-4500 MkII
    Onkyo TX-810
    Technics SA-700
    Advent 300

    Enough for me, given I'm not really a receiver kinda guy. When nice ones have turned up for free or nearly so I have a hard time turning them down, though. I've gifted quite a few over the years as well.
     
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  17. Nate

    Nate Forum Resident

    My Hifi buying days started in the 70's, with a nice but lower powered Pioneer receiver. I liked the higher powered Pioneers, Marantz and Tandberg receivers. Over the years I've owned those other receivers, and wouldn't mind one day an Onkyo, as I was looking at one for a bit back in, I guess 1977.

    Never was interested in a Technics or Sansui. Not sure why not.
     
  18. sushimaster

    sushimaster Forum Resident

    Don't forget the lava lamp!
     
  19. sushimaster

    sushimaster Forum Resident

    Harmon Kardon 930
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    Harmon Kardon 430
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  20. Bolero

    Bolero Forum Resident

    Location:
    Ontario
    all my stuff is old. I think it's in my sig line

    hmm, maybe not. well here it is

    Fisher 400
    Sansui AU-7700
    Luxman RX-101
    NAD 7140
     
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  21. GuildX700

    GuildX700 Forum Resident

    Location:
    USA
    Just to add some sonic impressions, the STA-90 really has a wonderfully balanced sound, its 45 WPC is stronger that one would expect, the tuner sounds lush and pulls in stations very strong, the aux in with a CD player sounds great, but.... I don't care much for the phono section. It also has a lot of flexibility for tape dubbing. Overall an amazing unit for its time, it was dubbed "the sleeper" as it far exceeded its specs.

    The STA-2080 has more oomph at 80 WPC and the phono section is much more to my liking, the tuner does not sound as good as the STA-90 though, but a CD player sounds great running into the aux input, and having a tone control bypass is a plus. For the minimal dollars I paid, (less than $100 each) for these 2 receivers they were an outstanding bargain. I prefer either of these to my newer current model Yamaha RS-700.
     
  22. GuildX700

    GuildX700 Forum Resident

    Location:
    USA
    I have 2, one on each side.....stereo!
     
  23. MrRom92

    MrRom92 Forum Supermodel

    Location:
    Long Island, NY
    I recently got a Harman/Kardon 75+ circa 1973 and I've been enjoying it a ton
     
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  24. Daedalus

    Daedalus I haven't heard it all..... Thread Starter

    Some great eye candy in this thread. I really like the look of that Sony and the Realistic.
     
  25. laughalot

    laughalot Forum Resident

    Slightly off track. Its not a receiver but I would love a JVC AX5 or AX7 or AX9 Amplifier. Sold mine many years ago and have regretted it ever since.
     
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