Dolby sound. Any recommendations? favorite this post Jan 3 Vintage HHScott 370r receiver $300 (89th ave and olive) pic hide this posting restore restore this posting. I have a 1990 Kenwood KR-V9020 and honestly i love it except the screen flickers now. Still, we have to have a standard and that will be it. I was unimpressed with this “revolutionary” speaker by Polk, and nothing has changed in that regard. I’m not too familiar with the KA-1000. He drove it with a Sony str 6060fw but now I’m older I think ther were under powered. As long as they are not spam they will show eventually. nice receiver. It looks like you're new here. It was a mid range receiver in Yamaha’s CR-XX40 lineup. Yamaha HTR-5860 XM-Ready 7.1-Channel A/V Surround Receiver (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer) AVENTAGE . $300. At 160 wpc, the Sui clobbers the 175wpc Nikko. New. The 9900Z is pretty badass and every bit as clear as my G7000 was with a lot more power! Many of those $6,000 amplifiers from the mid 80s that are only $1,200 today represent some of the best bargains going. Does anyone have any experience with them as to how good they are or how they compare to the vintage Pioneer or Marantz receivers? Another receiver that failed to meet its published power output specification was the Pioneer SX-1980. But I am running across some really good deals on vintage Sony receivers. I eventually, some years later. I have a Sherwood S-9910 (I need to take a photo) in the closet that is a gorgeous monster of a receiver… There you have it! You might call it a war of watts. Has may tell the seventies was my decade. Retro Cordless Telephone Handset, Classic Vintage Radiation Proof Wireless Bluetooth Telephone Handset Receivers Headphones, USB Rechargeable (Black) 4.0 out of 5 stars 57 $22.29 $ 22 . Kenwood KR-9050  – 200 WPC9. Surprisingly a Technics SA-1000 recently sold with a buy it now at $1500 which seems fairly cheap. I feel this is a legitimate monster receiver as well. I have plenty of respect for Marantz and Sansui, Kenwood, Nad, The Pioneer SX-1980’s can sell for up to $4000 and the Marantz 2500 and 2600’s up to or more than that. When introduced in 1977 the YAMAHA CR-2020 was the top of the YAMAHA receiver line and one of the most elaborate receivers on the market. This Receiver’s wattage output is in true RMS 130 watts and a balanced voltage amplifier. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! I am looking to find a make/model of a receiver from around 1977-80. He … No need to repost. Bluetooth functionality is nice, but beyond that, there really aren’t a lot of bells and whistles. Mike has your back above. Considered by many to be the best receiver/amplifier of the 1970s (translates best-ever – period!) The only identifiable parts I remember were 1. the 3/4ths circle knob they had on some (whereas most all receivers had full circle knobs) and 2. Manufacturers were quick to oblige and started making and marketing higher and higher wattage machines. I think their highest output receiver was the KR-9050 which was 200 watts per channel. I purchase CR-2040 Yamaha! I need spectacular for these speakers. I also have a SETTON RS 660 any idea how much they are worth? Just saying. The moment I cranked up the volume, it would clip constantly. When I had told him some of my newly-acquired components date back to the 1970’s he didn’t believe me, at first…, Too bad that there’s more & more misleading info on the internet, but I thought Kenwood also once made a monster flag-ship receiver with at least a 300wpc ‘rating’…. bulletin: Sony made about 100pairs oh Ss G 9! Yamaha RX-V1800 Receiver. I have a proton d940, I would like to know what it could be worth. 4 Kenwood KR9600? .. .0001 THD!!!!! This receiver will outperform most of your lust, I guarantee it I have a recording studio on my property, where I play w some very serious analogue speakers and ss and tube heads and still that str 7800. Bedroom, and with a fist full of money, I headed down to the local audio store, with the intention of audistioning, looking disappointed, negotiating and leaving with the well researched new kid on the block by David Palk. With each Yamaha AV receiver, you'll enjoy best in class audio quality giving you the ultimate entertainment experience. If anyone here is trying to get nicer sound with cleaner power which doesn’t really cost much you might try this route. The vintage MosFet, Class A design amps don’t have the monster power of the above classic amps – but they can easily sound much nicer/cleaner especially in a bi-amp set up. I have one of these sitting idle right now. Hi Lori, I may be interested if all functions are working. A total dog. A vintage Marantz 2230 stereo receiver is a very high-quality item that is also high on many people’s lists as far as classic stereo receivers are concerned. A product of the “Receiver Wars” no expense was spared in the design and engineering of this model and this is evident in the specifications, build quality and performance. If you’re looking to get the best possible audio … Dare I say better as well? Many think that the Pioneer SX-1980 is the most powerful receiver ever made but that’s actually not the case. I find the lower to mid level Yamaha AVRs bright, but not their integrated amps and 2 channel receivers, as a rule....even the newer stuff. After all, with 0.05% total harmonic distortion @ 110W per channel driven into 8 ohms from 20 to 20,000 Hz , this baby may not have a huge watts output, but if it’s pure sound your looking for, dollar for dollar this is the one! From what I understand it also was a special order unit. I once owned a Nikko NR-1415, 2nd on your secondary list. I have a TA-150 and though it may 35 years old, it’s still a better piece of machinery than 98% of crap currently on the market. RX-V . And the 7800 (all 76 lbs) together with the 80lb each g5’s Could not be beet!! I once owned a now vintage marantz model 7 Jordan thanks for your info I’ve been interested in putting an old school system together around a kenwood 707p I would appreciate your option in continuing along this path or going a different way thanks. The Best Stereo Receiver Updated January 29, 2020 After a new round of testing, the Sony STR-DH190 remains our top pick, and we have added the Wi-Fi–capable Yamaha R-N303 as an … Yamaha CR-1020 Receiver. Of course, all of them are highly collectible and bring high prices at auction. Purchased those along with a Yamaha cassette deck for $250. Of money, I have all my Yamaha original stereo set left in the boxes along with the two Yamaha speakers Model NS-500, rated 30 watts max power 80 watts impedance 8 ohms. Powering on the unit causes the lights in the house to flicker…. Yamaha RX-V385 5.1-Channel 4K Ultra HD AV Receiver with Bluetooth. The str 7800 was a beast. Sansui manager. Under rated at 85wpc with smooth mos-fet sound, similar to tubes. I had the good fortune to have a mother who was one of the VP’s at Sony of Canada, where I to worked in summers. Get the best deals on Yamaha Vintage Stereo Receivers when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.com. Yes, like vintage sports cars, vintage hi-fi gear will need repairs: It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when. I’m testing out a Kenwood kr 9050 and they make Thor happy but I’m not fully satisfied with the controls of the Kenwood. Of course, we need to stick to a few guidelines before deciding on our power list. It works great. RX-A3080 9.2-ch 4K AV Receiver with Wi-Fi®, Dolby Vision™ and More. Thank you!!!!! This list leaves out two Marantz receivers, the TA-165 and the TA-150. I have a Pioneer SX-D7000 Quartz Synthesized Stereo Receiver rated at 120 WPC. Vintage Yamaha R-700 Receiver $125 (west valley) pic hide this posting restore restore this posting. Marantz 2600     – 300 WPC3. Receiver is CR820, Turntable YP-D6 and Natural sound stereo cassette deck TC-520. It’s all to your on preference, I truly believe the Stereo’s built in the seventies and early Eighties have the best sound, provided it has good quality speakers, but then I believe that the best speakers made come from that area also. I have a question. Now im very happy with my Marantz my friends were shocked after they heard it. At full-rated output, the 105 watt/channel power amplifier reduces total harmonic and intermodulation distortion to … The actual power output of the SX-1980 under FTC testing conditions was 145 watts not 270 watts. Inflation adjusted $USD RRP: $3,680.00. Vintage Audio Bulbs Home » Specialty » Vintage Audio Bulbs JKL Components offers a diverse collection of hard-to-find bulbs as suitable replacements for a variety of vintage audio equipment including VU meters, Marantz, Pioneer and other classic receivers, church organs and audio panels. I've seen the occasional vintage Yammy on CL for $50, plus or minus, but it's always hard to find specs on these things... Would you guys mind throwing some model numbers out there that might do the trick for me? It would have been carried by Sears or JC Penney. “The Fisher 500c was a wonderful receiver made in New York in the early 1960s. Oh, well *shrugs*. I would welcome any of your thoughts. I had a Harmon-Kardon hk3480 (120wpc max) and it was insufficient to properly drive my Cerwin-Vega E710 tower speakers. Didn’t Kenwood also manfacture a late 1970’s monster receiver which was also ‘rated’ at 330wpc? Mind you, the E710 speakers have a power rating of 200rms and the TA-150 has more than enough firepower to make them sing! Ready. Picked it up at a neighbors yard sale for $5, and cleaned it up and it powers my Cerwin-Vegas quite nicely. So I can report back this weekend on how they mate. The Technics SA-1000 takes the top spot with a massive 330 watts per channel. And now for something completely different. One of the best receiver for vinyl is distinguished by its classic, recognizable retro design, “on board” AM / FM radio and the most powerful streamer module. (DISCLAIMER all of the following IMNSHO, of course...), (sorry, cannot resist; my apologies to all who've seen these before...), http://www.classicaudio.com/value/yam/index.html, http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kyocera-Quartz-Synthesized-AM-FM-Tuner-AMP-R-861-RC-101-Remote-Control-Center-/280743164496?pt=Receivers_Tuners&hash=item415d98ba50, http://www.kallhovde.com/Njord%20Noatun%27s%20Vintage%20Audio%20Resources.html. I was mixed up with 30-40 year-old brand-name & part numbers. Here are some of the runner up receivers. I have to agree, Mike. No matter. Back in the late 70’s audio manufacturers engaged in a war. Sansui G-22000   – 220 WPC7. KA-1000 I think it was…. Unit is heavy to ship, but I’d like to maintain use of the vintage equipment rather than add to electronic “waste”. A friend of mine in Zürich bought so-called high-end British-made modern-day MosFet mono-blocks for around 2,000. bucks. He even abused that amp on occasion and it stayed strong. The Sansui SX1130 That was made in 1985 and this receiver was only made one year. Lol! Technics SA-5770 – 185 WPC. Thx, This looks like my lists from early Oughts at AudioKarma when I was the Vintage Forum mod. Marantz always underrated their power. Adding LED lighting the bring it up to 21st century values. I can’t find nobody who has this,,, If you are interested see my add on Kijiji Montreal…. Not sure why the Toshiba SA-7100 is so low on your list. Aventage. That was a beautiful piece. The Sansui 99z was part of a rack system no match for the other units is this review. Comments are manually moderated and may not show up immediately after posting. Marantz 2385     – 185 WPC11. The Most Powerful Vintage Receivers of All Time, Vintage Kenwood KR-9050 High Speed DC Receiver "Monster" 200w / manual, Vintage Monster Amp-Pioneer SX-1250 Receiver/Amp, Fully restored Sansui Model 9090db monster receiver, Vintage Sansui 990DB / 9090DB Stereo Receiver / Amp / Tuner / RARE MONSTER, SANSUI 661 Vintage Stereo Receiver Silver Backlight Works Tested with Speakers, Vintage MARANTZ 2218 Stereophonic Receiver Tested - Beautiful, Hosa DeoxIT D5S6 Contact Cleaner + F5S-H6 FaderLube bundle at Amazon. In the mid 70’s, l left the relative safety of my work bench Nobody mentioned the MARANTZ 4400B with the quad box and ociliscope ! Beautiful wood veneer sides too. They take our favorite content – whether from cable boxes, 4K gaming consoles, vinyl turntables, or streaming services – and amplify the audio through two or more speakers. I’ve got the Project One mark 1500 that’s on the “runner up” list, and I’ve gotta say, it’s an absolute beast. A orange stereo beacon light in the upper right hand corner of the analog tuner. Looking into fixing it. Of course, as you mentioned in your other comment, it isn’t really all about power output ratings. Our best Overall pick (Yamaha’s RS202BL) is a no-frills receiver from Yamaha that is routinely available for well under $200 and will provide 100W of clean, substantial power to your basic stereo setup. Anyone interested? why isn’t Luxman represented ? All I had to do was replace the foam surrounds on the HPM’s! And where I could sell it perhaps. I had a new 2238b that blasted the doors off the house and have a 2258b that’s a screamer too. Squired the Klipsch corner horns and still command my respect. This can be inconsistent and some manufacturers such as Marantz probably under rated their receivers power output. Best of all, you can pick up a used Yamaha RX-Z1, Marantz SR-14EX, or Denon AVR-5803 on the audio classifieds or eBay for a fraction of their original retail price, making them a compelling alternative to paying retail for lower-end current models that don't have nearly the gravitas of these products. I really have no idea what could be called the best vintage receiver. Had a Marantz and a Harman Kardon receivers and didn’t like the sound as much, so went back to the SX1010. I have a yamaha cr3020 vintage all controls function .It was given to me about 10 years ago it has been stored in garage ever since til recently its fairly dusty what do you recommend i do in order to get a good amount on one side lower edge paint is chiped about 2×3 area the vents on top there is 2 slight dents the rest is in good condition, Dear Buddy, Anyways it’s about the reproduction of the great music from the same area. After losing my classic Conrad-Johnson & Audio- Research amp & pre-amp due to mypast criminal american family I’d discovered relative audiophile bargains on Ebay & Ricardo here in Europe; for example – loads of cheap, very good working early 80’s & & late 70’s Technics & Kenwood mosfet -classAA integrated amps & high-current receivers. favorite this post Dec 31 Stereo equipment vintage retro speakers receiver phono CD CR-1000, a beautiful sounding beast. This Pioneer SX-D7000 Receiver blows the walls out loud at even the lowest volume settings. Thorens TD125MKII, SME3009,Shure V15/ Teac V-8000S, Denon DN-790R cass, Teac 3340 RtR decks, Onix CD2...Sumo Electra Plus pre>SAE A1001 amp>Martin Logan Summit's. Brent Butterworth I don't blame Denon, Harman Kardon, Marantz, Onkyo, Pioneer, Sony, or Yamaha … So far, the 'warmer' sounding receivers I've found are the Pioneer SX-X2X and X3X, and SX-1010 models. Free shipping on many items | Browse your favorite brands | affordable prices. Ok, you vintage Yamaha guys (mhardy...., keiko, among others), to compete my garage rig, I'm looking for a vintage Yammy to sit between my Squeezebox and Monitor 10s. In fact, the FTC actually issued a cease & desist order Pioneer for its false advertising of the SX-1980 magazine ad. How I wish I still had them, really miss listening to my music !! It utilized a variant of the 6L6 power tube 7591 which provided 32wpc powering most efficient speakers at … Watt ratings don’t tell the story. I've regretted for over 30 years letting go of my Sansui 8080db. 75 RMS @ 8 ohms. i just bougth the Marantz TA-165 with the speakers SP-1500 and really sounds great, now you can find some receivers but nothing like mine, i used to have the HK3490 and was good and after 10 years of used passed away lol. It measures 25 inches long, 22 inches deep and 7 inches tall and weighs in at a back breaking 90 pounds. I am happy with my Sansui 9090DB @ 125W and can accommodate 3 pairs of speakers. Crafted and engineered to provide the ultimate in home theater experiences. Also, Marantz is notorious for understating the power output of it’s receivers and amplifiers. A Yamaha 5.1-channel A/V receiver supports two front speakers, two rear speakers, a center-channel speaker and subwoofer, giving you surround sound for music, movies and TV shows. You know, one of those beautiful, wood panel models. Some of the lower output equipment sounds better than the more powerful units. For example, a Yamaha 2-channel receiver, also known as a Yamaha stereo receiver, supports two speakers and is for listening to music only. The most powerful vintage receivers ever made. The Best Vintage Stereo Receiver Under $200 September 5, 2020 June 7, 2019 by admin The stereo receivers are an important part of your music system and many users believe that vintage models were better performers than their modern counterparts. Tube amp and a marantz 2500 receiver with four of the best custom speakers you could buy that were stolen by one of my idiot sons druggy friends, never to be found. Your email address will not be published. I really recently went into a junk/antique store and found a Sansui 9900Z, 2 Pioneer HPM-1100 speakers, and a Pioneer TL1100 linear arm turntable. Sansui G-33000   – 300 WPC4. I am looking for a good vintage receiver, particularly Pioneer or Marantz because I know they sound great. 1. OK, so what are the top ten most powerful vintage receivers of all time? Best regards from México city. It was produced from 1979 to around 1981 and retailed for about $500. The Pioneer SX-1980 housed a more massive power supply than the best of today's receivers. Give these vintage Sony a try, you too will be amazed. I've been on a vintage receiver binge for months. I thought they sounded ‘dry’ & ‘lifeless’. Been looking for a nice carver receiver for a while send me some pictures please thanks. They sound clean anyway, but I noticed he went back to listening his unmodified early ’80’s Technics 80wpc receiver most of the time. This is not bias this is based on bench testing so I would have to say Technics SA1000 was probably not the most powerful receivers made. 45 years so and all works flawlessly. $50. Have a Kenwood KR-3600 AM FM Receiver with Toshiba turntable. AVENTAGE. I love these old products and the music they make, because there’s just nothing like them. I picked the Hitachi SR 2004 because it was on the A power receiver list and it has all the features I love. Marantz 2500     – 250 WPC6. Aventage RX-A3080. Pioneer SX-1280  – 185 WPC12. If you demand the very best from your equipment, then the Aventage RX-A3080 … We’ll also use the rated output into 8 ohms specified by the manufacturer. Great sound on the most part and all the power I would want when I need it. You could make the argument that the Sansui G-33000 and Sansui G-22000 shouldn’t be on the list because they are essentially separates but I think many collectors still consider them as “receivers” even though they are not truly integrated. The sound is good but it is an all digital fluorescent display unit not analog which I don’t like as much. Anyway was this a high end unit? Most Receivers power rating were exaggerated to get more sales, Sansui was under rated on a average of 10%. It was one of the first FM stereo tuners to use multiplex, which is the same system for FM stereo used today. Each company tried to outdo the other. Ground breaking, paradigm-shifting designs and technologies peppered the … If I were a manufacturer I’d rate my products like Bryston or NAD in the ’80’s/’90’s – at RMS + 2+dB dynamic headroom. Any help would be much appreciated. Pioneer SX-1980  – 270 WPC5. However, the salesman did the A / B comparison with Klipsch La Scala, and opposite to the Polks I was impressed and nothing has changed in that regard. yamaha cr-620 about 100-150 on ebay now. The consumer seemed to have an insatiable appetite for more and more watts in their receivers. Interestingly, I'm picking up some Monitor 10s this Friday and one of the vintage receivers I've collected is a Yamaha CR-800 (the predecessor of the 55 watt x 2 CR-820). U should correct the column naming the Technics SA-1000 receiver being the most powerful. Hi, most of the Kenwood models labeled KA were amplifiers rather than stereo receivers and this list only dealt with receivers. I had a 117 and it was more powerful that a number listed above . The sound out of this power house unit is so clear no matter how high you turn the sound up on this unit with the Proper Speakers connected to this system it will sound crystal clear , Most of your newer stuff is in peak watts not RMS watts. I was one of the ones that suggested the Monitor 10s for your garage audio setup, I'll now suggest a Kyocera R-851 receiver as an alternative to Yamaha. I recently restored my fathers jbl sovereign c60 and console. Any idea what the interest and value of this would be? The store has plenty of vintage receivers in stock, as well as a few recent receivers and lots of great speakers to play the receivers through. Second, since this site covers vintage receivers we’ll stick to those considered “vintage” which of course is a definition we apply loosely. Onkyo TX-8220 – Best Stereo Receiver Under $200. We are old & we are very interested in Technics SA-1000 Receiver /Technics Turn Table with Strobe Lights/The Top of the line Technics Speakers…. Rotel RX-1603           – 180 WPCNikko NR-1415           – 175 WPCFisher RS-1080          – 170 WPCConcept 16.5            – 165 WPCTechnics SA-5760        – 165 WPCKenwood KR-9600         – 160 WPCOnkyo TX-8500 MkII      – 160 WPCPioneer SX-1250/5590    – 160 WPCSansui G-8700           – 160 WPCSansui G-9000/901       – 160 WPCSansui 9900Z            – 160 WPCYamaha CR-3020          – 160 WPCFisher RS-2015          – 150 WPCProject-One Mark 1500DC – 150 WPCSony STR-V7             – 150 WPCYamaha R-2000           – 150 WPCCarver The Receiver     – 150 WPCToshiba SA-7150         – 150 WPC. RX-S . I have had a MXR-130 for many years, but the tuner stopped functioning so I’m considering having unit repaired, but unsure what service price tag plus 2-way shipping will be. The Yamaha R-N303BL stereo receiver belongs to the budget line. When I was a teenager in the States my neighbour was the school DJ, using a single 120wpc Realistic receiver. Raiko, you are certainly correct – this a classic receiver list, not an amp list. If you want 7.1-channel sound without wires running across your room, the RX-V685 lets you use MusicCast wireless speakers as surrounds. No comparison. I have the Pioneer sx1010 that mostly delivers all the power I need and has the best sound and I’ve backed it up for extra power with the Phase Linear 700 that I can use the preamp of the SX1010. Buying guide for best receivers Audio-video receivers, better known simply as receivers, are the heart of home stereo and home theater systems all over the world. I asked Innovative Audio founder Gordon Sauck to supply me with three receivers, starting with a good-quality model with all of today’s must-have technologies: HDMI switching, video scaling, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby TrueHD, etc. This is a product of Yamaha … The 10 Best Yamaha Av Receivers 9,362 reviews scanned Product comparison table # Product Name Popularity Score Quality Score Sentiment Score Sales Volume; 1: Yamaha RXV6A AV Receiver 9.7 Sansui G-9700    – 200 WPC8. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Airplay, and proprietary MusicCast multiroom are also all about our subject. And Gwen tryed combo’s 5times the price and this combo still won. It seems that the classic ‘moster-receivers’ hardly had 200wpc (fair RMS) rating. This ebony classic is the Yamaha CR-840 receiver. … Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Vintage Yamaha Stereo Receiver Cr-800 … I’m having it professionally recapped and sorted out. Hi, I would like to sell my receiver ELECTROSOUND am/fm stereo amplifier 32 :32,in Mint condition. https://classicreceivers.com/the-most-powerful-vintage-receivers-of-all-time the Pioneer SX-1250 was the top-of-the-line model for the 1976-1977 Pioneer Receiver range. Finally gave it away when I acquired my first Sansui g-9000. First, we’ll stick to receivers only and not separates. Manufactured between the years of 1974 and 1972, this stereo receiver provides 30 watts per channel. Even my 25wpc Sansui au-555A clobbers the Nikko. Wasn’t Realistic also a bit conservatively rated?. Technics SA-1000 – 330 WPC2. I have a Carver MXR130 receiver that I would like to re-home. Every Sansui ever made at any watt level beats the Nikko. I will be replacing the my work horse Pioneer SX-D7000 Quartz Synthesized Stereo Receiver with a Hitachi SR 2004 powered at 200 WPC based on its specs. The top rated AV receiver from Yamaha, the AVENTAGE, is a dramatic and inspired leap forward in audio/video component design. Of course its size matches its power output as well. I’m not a true audiophile just a guy who enjoys his music. The Yamahas are true to their moniker (Natural Sound Receiver). However, the Sony offering the str 7800(0k all you nansayers, look it up”) DK Greene. AVENTAGE brings studio grade sound and sophisticated video enhancements to your home with unparalleled attention to detail in design, engineering, and fabrication. Most Kenwoods KR-7600, 9600, etc., HK X30 series, etc. I wouldn't count on vintage being less expensive than modern, a lot of the more desirable vintage receivers sell for as much or more than a new receiver with a warranty, the vintage receivers that sell cheap are cheap, if that's the sound you like though, go for it. The only other receivers that were under rated were Marantz on a average of 5%. The 2040 needs a trip to the tec-doctor. Despite the gloomy two-channel music times that lay ahead unbeknownst just a few years hence, the late 1970s–mid 1980s period was a great time for stereo components. After I had modifed/tweaked them with better parts they quickly reminded me of my last tube gear which costed as much as a used airplane.

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