Trio (Kenwood) KR-3600 Revamp and Veneer

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Re: Trio (Kenwood) KR-3600 Revamp and Veneer

Post by lenjack » 13 Nov 2019 22:06

I know it's not so, but when they look better, they seem to sound better.

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Re: Trio (Kenwood) KR-3600 Revamp and Veneer

Post by GreenNeedle » 13 Nov 2019 23:49

lenjack wrote:
13 Nov 2019 22:06
I know it's not so, but when they look better, they seem to sound better.
I can confirm that is absolutely true :)

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Re: Trio (Kenwood) KR-3600 Revamp and Veneer

Post by lenjack » 14 Nov 2019 01:03

In some ways, we are absolutely bonkers. #-o =D> :wink: :roll:

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Re: Trio (Kenwood) KR-3600 Revamp and Veneer

Post by rewfew » 14 Nov 2019 15:10

Nice veneer job. And I like this much better than the first veneer you used. Hope you post a picture of the completion. You really resurrected that receiver.

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Re: Trio (Kenwood) KR-3600 Revamp and Veneer

Post by lenjack » 14 Nov 2019 20:18

Visual and audio warmth. Yes, my imagination runs rampant. :wink:

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Re: Trio (Kenwood) KR-3600 Revamp and Veneer

Post by GreenNeedle » 17 Nov 2019 21:33

I had intended to keep on going with this process until I got "shiny, shiny" and as close to glass finish as is possible with Danish Oil but something stopped me. I looked at it one morning and it just screamed "this is how I should look," so I stopped.

The finish still has some grain visible but for some reason just looked "right."

It hasn't been buffed yet as it needs a while to fully cure. It is cured to touch but not to be generating loads of heat directly to it with buffing. It does have a sheen already though:
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Trio KR-3600 refinished in Santos Rosewood.
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Trio KR-3600 refinished in Santos Rosewood.
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Trio KR-3600 refinished in Santos Rosewood.
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Trio KR-3600 refinished in Santos Rosewood.
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Trio KR-3600 refinished in Santos Rosewood.
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Re: Trio (Kenwood) KR-3600 Revamp and Veneer

Post by GreenNeedle » 17 Nov 2019 21:40

And a couple of it in Situ:
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Now my thoughts turn to the turntable which will be re-veneered to match:
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Trio KD-1033 veneered in macassar ebony
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Trio KD-1033 veneered in macassar ebony
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That however will be in the following thread:
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I will post up some more pics of this in a couple of weeks time when I've buffed it a little.

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Re: Trio (Kenwood) KR-3600 Revamp and Veneer

Post by lenjack » 17 Nov 2019 22:41

Good idea not to over do. You can always do more later, after you have time to reflect on it.

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Re: Trio (Kenwood) KR-3600 Revamp and Veneer

Post by ravelax » 21 Nov 2019 18:10

Nice work, I agree with you the rosewood is more fitting for the receiver. The turntable though, I think looks great with the macassar ebony veneer!

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Re: Trio (Kenwood) KR-3600 Revamp and Veneer

Post by rewfew » 21 Nov 2019 23:12

The receiver looks excellent now. Great wrap around job. I'm with you on the turntable. I think it would look better with the same veneer as your receiver. Something about that ebony veneer looks cheesy, severe to me for some reason.