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 Senior Member

    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

    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

    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 Member

    Southern Germany
    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.
  8. WestGrooving

    WestGrooving Forum Resident

    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 Forum Resident

    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

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

    vinyl_puppy Der Weaselschnitzel

    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. Ray Blend

    Ray Blend

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

    Rotel RX-154A
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  13. sberger

    sberger Dream Baby Dream

    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

    Fisher 400

    Harman Kardon 730
  14. GuildX700

    GuildX700 Forum Resident

    1981 Realistic STA-2080:

    1976 Realistic STA-90
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  15. draftingmonkey

    draftingmonkey Deranged Mutant

    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
    Harmon Kardon 430
  20. Bolero

    Bolero Senior Member

    North America
    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

    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.
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  22. GuildX700

    GuildX700 Forum Resident

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

    MrRom92 Forum Supermodel

    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.
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  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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