What vintage receiver do you have/want?

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

  1. William Bryant

    William Bryant Forum Resident

    Location:
    Meridian, ID
    They sounded great when they were new. I sold a lot of them back in the 80s. Did you look inside before you dumped them? Sometimes its just a couple of bad caps and you're back in business.
     
  2. gorangers

    gorangers Forum Resident

    Location:
    New Haven area
    That's a great looking Mac receiver. Makes my 1700 look very plain. Still love her though.
     
  3. Billion$Baby

    Billion$Baby RIAA AWARD COLLECTORS on Facebook

    Just picked up one of these today. TOTL SANYO JCX-2900K....Shocked at how much Clarity, Detail and Instrument separation this has. Up until now I had given LUXMAN (Ro70/1120 models) the King of the Hill status concerning those points....I think we have a new King. These things sell for DIRT CHEAP compared to Pioneer/Marantz/Sansui....even less than comparable Technics models. Last few 2900K that have sold on EBAY went in 350-375 range. I also picked up a KENWOOD SUPER ELEVEN yesterday (which normally sells for $1000) and this Sanyo just smokes it...and that particular Kenwood is no slouch either. Just goes to show you their are plenty of bargains out there that sound great that wont hurt your wallet too much. Might not be as Purty as some (although some Ice Blue LED's might improve it)....but Its a KEEPER!!



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  4. gorangers

    gorangers Forum Resident

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    New Haven area
    That's a beauty. It's fun to find those sleepers and hidden gems.
     
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  5. zberk

    zberk Member

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    Santa Paula
    Recently grabbed a Rotel RX-403 for $85 and it is terrific. Lotta punch and warmth, and I don’t see these too often. Really enjoying it.
     
  6. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Anyone here still searching for the quad decoder for a Sansui QRX-9001 quad receiver? It appears that a working part is almost impossible to find needed for repair ...
     
  7. Billion$Baby

    Billion$Baby RIAA AWARD COLLECTORS on Facebook

    There is a place in Washington State that specializes in the 9001 Quad...have a whole website dedicated to restoring these (and selling them). Im sure they could help.
     
  8. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

    Location:
    CT, USA
    A good friend of mine has a Sansui QRX-9001 in the shop for a few years now and the tech claims he cannot source the quad decoder to do the repair so my friend can again listen to the quad sound. For now, he can only listen to stereo on that quad receiver. It is doubtful this decoder is even available in the aftermarket since quad has been out of favor for almost 40 years ...
     
  9. Billion$Baby

    Billion$Baby RIAA AWARD COLLECTORS on Facebook

    Vintage Stereo Restorations | Sansui Repair ~ QRX-9001 Repair ~ Specializing in QRX-9001, 9090, 9090db and the Sansui QRX line
     
  10. Wngnt90

    Wngnt90 Forum Resident

    I'd take an Pioneer SX-1980!
     
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  11. Uglyversal

    Uglyversal Forum Resident

    Location:
    Sydney
    When I saw the thread I was going to say that I wasn't expecting to have someone beating me!

    That Pioneer is a wonderful looking beast. I also take a Marantz 2285. I have plenty of other vintage stuff I like so I'll just look at photos of those.
     
  12. ronm

    ronm audiofreak

    Location:
    southern colo.
    I started on the vintage receiver trip almost twenty years ago with a Yamaha CR620 (35 wpc) given to me by my older brother.It was eventually sold in my fanatical search to obtain TOTL units.Today all my 70s monster receivers are gone along with fifteen others and I developed an itch to get that Yamaha once again.Reason? The 620 is certainly no powerhouse and my initial thoughts were it was thin and weak.Then one night doing some late night listening using the variable loudness I came to appreciate Yamaha Natural Sound.It came across as clean and neutral.Thanks to eBay ten years later I picked up a nice example.Sorry can't post pics here.
     
  13. Manimal

    Manimal Forum Resident

    Location:
    Southern US
    [​IMG] This one. I would like to make an observation of this and these old receivers.. when the lights go down it’s important to note how the designers wanted to make these receivers blend in to the household evening environment. It’s just beautiful to see the soft golden glow of these things. Lost today
     
  14. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Most of today's average priced components are generally ugly anyway ...
     
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  15. 4_everyman

    4_everyman The Sexual Intellectual

    Well, if you should happen to find one, you might want to invest in a Hernia Belt, too. Those things are real back-breakers, but few things sound better.
     
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  16. crazy eights

    crazy eights Bad Moon Bopster

    Location:
    new york
    i may take a chance on a used luxman R115 this week on a whim
     
  17. tommy-thewho

    tommy-thewho Forum Resident

    Location:
    detroit, mi
    Always wanted an MCS 3125 for some odd reason.

    Never seen one or heard one in person.
     
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  18. EddieMann

    EddieMann I used to be a king...

    Location:
    Geneva, IL. USA.
    I HAVE seen and heard one. The problem was I couldn't get a good read on the sound quality as the owner had it paired with a bunch of Fisher speakers I wouldn't buy in a garage sale.
     
  19. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Apology for being poorly informed but I have not owned any receivers in over 30 years. What is MCS 3125? Is it a Mac receiver?
     
  20. Billion$Baby

    Billion$Baby RIAA AWARD COLLECTORS on Facebook

    MCS is the JC Penney store line. Should remember that from 30 years ago!! LOL
     
  21. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Back in the day, I only focused on name brand receivers like Sansui, Pioneer and Marantz and did not have much interests in any department store brands ...
     
  22. Billion$Baby

    Billion$Baby RIAA AWARD COLLECTORS on Facebook

    Don't have to own something...or be interested in something...to know something else exists, right? Didn't Mom and Dad give you those JC Penney, Sears and Radio Shack Christmas Catalogs? LOL
     
  23. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

    Location:
    CT, USA
    In the greater NY area, Sears and Penney have never been all that popular and I only went for the tools at the Shack stores ...
     
  24. nick99nack

    nick99nack Forum Resident

    Location:
    Statesboro, GA
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    My Sony STR-7055. Highly underrated, IMO.
     
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  25. Fender Relic

    Fender Relic Forum Resident

    Location:
    Central PA
    Listening to mine right now on a local FM station thru Large Advent bullnose speakers. Going to listen to a few LP's on JVC-QL-Y5F turntable in a few minutes. 70's all the way baby :cool:

    also in various rooms and garage ...

    Marantz 2252,2235b,1060
    HK-330c
    Sansui-7070...needs check up

    I'd like to try all kinds of other vintage receivers but tops on my list right now is a Marantz 2230.
     
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