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#139239 - 05/25/06 03:08 PM Re: Vintage 2 Channel Stereo Receiver [Re: 2x6spds]
PaulM Offline
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I'm still using the first receiver I ever purchase back in 1977 (a Philips 7871). It looks a lot like 2x6's Pioneer, except it's a black version. I love it still. Only problem is it can be a bit difficult to fit into an entertainment centre or rack as it is a lot wider (21.5 inches) than the standard 17" or so width of most audio equipment the last couple decades. And with the big heat sinks hanging off the back of it, it is a bit deeper than most are today.

It's still going strong though.

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#139240 - 05/27/06 02:10 PM Re: Vintage 2 Channel Stereo Receiver [Re: PaulM]
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Speaking of old gear that sounds great I used to have a Carvin T100 50 watt x 2 tube power amp that I let go for next to nothing since it was too loud for my apartment. Luckily Carvin started making them again as a TS100 it is listed as a guitar amp, but is all tube pure power amp, no tone controls just presence. I am very close to buying myself one.
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#139241 - 05/31/06 03:00 AM Re: Vintage 2 Channel Stereo Receiver [Re: 2x6spds]
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My all-time favorite vintage receiver ... and someday, I'll have a 2 channel room with the great Fisher 800B receiver.


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#139242 - 06/03/06 03:36 PM Re: Vintage 2 Channel Stereo Receiver [Re: cgolf]
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What are the specs on these old recievers? Watts per channel and so on. Would be kind of neat to see a manual for one.


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#139243 - 06/03/06 03:39 PM Re: Vintage 2 Channel Stereo Receiver [Re: NEW2AXIOM]
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Sometimes obscenely high. In the mid-late 70s, there was a huge run up in (reported) amp power. Do a search on eBay for Marantz, and you'll see what I mean. 200 wpc and things of that sort.

Of course, my old Marantz was 20 wpc, so go fig. Same era. I had another one that was 52 wpc. And my big ol' Toshiba was something like 75 or 85.

Manuals? Yeah, got 'em. They're pretty much like manuals today, except printed on better paper and with real photos instead of line drawings. And less numbers in circles and squares and such.
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#139244 - 06/03/06 03:46 PM Re: Vintage 2 Channel Stereo Receiver [Re: Ken.C]
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Yeah, I remember some Pioneers at 270 WPC I think and a few others that were spec'd at 300 WPC! I miss the lit VU meters and soft glow of the tuner dial!

I think I've posted this once before, but I don't understand why power meters disappeared. You'd think that many manufacturers would have them to give the front panel some "wow" over the competition, and I wouldn't think they cost much.

Technics used to have some cool flourescent meters with a "dim" and "off" switch for the purists!


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#139245 - 06/03/06 03:49 PM Re: Vintage 2 Channel Stereo Receiver [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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I miss the all brushed aluminum Marantzes with the red and blue lights. Ah, my 2252...
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#139246 - 06/03/06 06:45 PM Re: Vintage 2 Channel Stereo Receiver [Re: Ken.C]
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Quote:

Sometimes obscenely high. In the mid-late 70s, there was a huge run up in (reported) amp power. Do a search on eBay for Marantz, and you'll see what I mean. 200 wpc and things of that sort.

Of course, my old Marantz was 20 wpc, so go fig. Same era. I had another one that was 52 wpc. And my big ol' Toshiba was something like 75 or 85.

Manuals? Yeah, got 'em. They're pretty much like manuals today, except printed on better paper and with real photos instead of line drawings. And less numbers in circles and squares and such.




Here is a old beast for ya. http://cgi.ebay.com/Monster-Marantz-2385...1QQcmdZViewItem
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#139247 - 06/03/06 06:52 PM Re: Vintage 2 Channel Stereo Receiver [Re: NEW2AXIOM]
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#139248 - 06/04/06 05:43 PM Re: Vintage 2 Channel Stereo Receiver [Re: NEW2AXIOM]
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I just bought a Sansui 9090DB which was one of their best and rated at 125wpc. I can't tell ya how great it sounds. So smooth. I also bought a Pioneer SX-1080 which should be here tomorrow. It will probably go into the house for 2 channel and the Sansui will go in the garage for that 2 channel setup. I'm selling a Sansui 8900, Kenwood 7400 and a Pioneer 950 all on ebay. I love the sound and look of these old receivers. I had a Sansui 210 back in the 70's rated at a mighty 20wpc!!!

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