Vintage Receivers

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Tinkaroo
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Re: Vintage Receivers

Post by Tinkaroo » 20 Aug 2019 09:51

vinyl master wrote:
20 Aug 2019 02:21
Gotta love those Sansuis, Tink! They are truly works of art, aren't they??? 8) =D>

By the way, have you showed her off here, too??? :wink:

https://www.vinylengine.com/turntable_f ... 85&t=79241

I don't know if we have a 4000 in there yet... :-k
Thank's Ghassi and Vinyl Master! =D>

Yes, I agree with you, they truly are works of art, plus they sound lovely too!

I took your advice and shared some photos in the Sansui thread.

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Re: Vintage Receivers

Post by Adamo0926 » 21 Aug 2019 06:28

Mr Sansui strikes again ! Another sweet receiver Tink

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Re: Vintage Receivers

Post by 2002afan » 21 Aug 2019 21:06

Hi Folks. Haven't posted in awhile due to four surgeries for kidney stones over the last three months. :( Glad that's over. :D
I still read postings but didn't comment because you guys and gals had everything covered. :lol:
For my therapy :wink: , I recently picked up (from a local seller) a mint one owner KYOCERA 851 receiver and a Carver C-1 preamplifier with Bill D mods installed. Both are in fantastic shape and sound great. 8) Pictures of the 851 as soon as I can get around to it.
Cheers,
WillO

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Re: Vintage Receivers

Post by vinyl master » 21 Aug 2019 21:49

2002afan wrote:
21 Aug 2019 21:06
Hi Folks. Haven't posted in awhile due to four surgeries for kidney stones over the last three months. :( Glad that's over. :D
I still read postings but didn't comment because you guys and gals had everything covered. :lol:
For my therapy :wink: , I recently picked up (from a local seller) a mint one owner KYOCERA 851 receiver and a Carver C-1 preamplifier with Bill D mods installed. Both are in fantastic shape and sound great. 8) Pictures of the 851 as soon as I can get around to it.
Cheers,
WillO
Sorry to hear about your surgeries, WillO..."Ouch" is all I can say! :shock: #-o

And none of us are immune from pain, minor or severe, in this life, sadly... :(

Hopefully, your ordeal will STAY over for you! [-o<

In the meantime, it looks like "sound therapy" is working for you! I'm sure we'd all love to see your new "babies" whenever you get the chance! I know for a fact that music is an amazing healing force, as well...Keep us posted on your recovery and any other new happenings, too...You're in my thoughts and prayers, for sure, my friend... [-o<

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Re: Vintage Receivers

Post by 2002afan » 22 Aug 2019 00:28

Vinyl Master, Thanks. I'm pain and stone free now. [-o< It took two doctors to get it right. I'm glad the first doctor, after two failed attempts recommended me to a doctor at Georgetown Hospital. He really knows his stuff. I go back in September to get my new diet plan. :roll:
Music is truly amazing. I was able to attend a Doobie Brother/Santana concert last week about two miles from the house. My wife and I both really enjoyed it. Ole Carlos can still play the "H" out of that guitar. =D>
I was actually looking for a Sansui when I came across the KYOCERA. After a little research, I pulled the trigger. The Carver was icing on the cake. Dead silent and super musical. It appears it has quite a following too. My Luxman Preamp is now collecting dust. [-X I'll get some pics up soon. Thanks for the kind words and keep that vinyl spinning. :)
Cheers,
WillO

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Re: Vintage Receivers

Post by spensar » 22 Aug 2019 03:28

KYOCERA-851 is a very interesting pick-up. Google shows it was $850 MSRP in the day. Great styling, need those pics!!

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Re: Vintage Receivers

Post by Paff » 29 Aug 2019 18:51

I'm gonna be joining this club very soon.

Someone on another forum was asking about those "new" tube amps that are popular nowadays, and I responded that he'd be better off getting a vintage amp or receiver, even if it was solid state. It got me thinking as well, and I started combing CL and E-bay for one of my own.

I ended up finding a Harman Kardon 330c, for $89 shipped. The seller claims it's "super clean", yet the photos show anything but. Still, I was actually hoping it would need a little work 'cause that's half the fun. It's definitely gonna need a physical cleaning, and he mentions "noisy volume control", so at the very least it's got a De-Oxit date planned upon arrival.

I'll try to take photos for all you receiver-p**n enthusiasts here.

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Re: Vintage Receivers

Post by Paff » 04 Sep 2019 17:08

Got my H/K 330C yesterday. If working on it is "half the fun" like I claimed, then I certainly got a fun one; absolutely no sound out of the box.

One of the speaker fuses was blown, and I didn't have a replacement last night so I'm gonna get some after work. But the headphones were dead too, and they're behind those fuses so there's something else. I'll be DeOxing tonight too, and I'm hoping that fixes it, otherwise the soldering iron, DMM, and Mouser Catalog have to come out...

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Re: Vintage Receivers

Post by 2002afan » 12 Sep 2019 04:10

spensar wrote:
22 Aug 2019 03:28
KYOCERA-851 is a very interesting pick-up. Google shows it was $850 MSRP in the day. Great styling, need those pics!!
I hope the picture turns out OK. If not, I'll take another when it returns from getting serviced.
Cheers,
WillO
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Re: Vintage Receivers

Post by truedeth » 13 Sep 2019 00:15

Here are mine and my dad's receivers.

The Technics SA-5370 is a beast of a thing from 1977. It weighs 10.5kg and has an output of 48watts at 8Ω. It is really nice and has a pleasing glow to the radio dial and all the shiny round metal buttons and knobs.

My dad's is a JVC R-X60 from 1982. It has cool features like digital tuner, built in antenna, 8 station memory, a video/aux, equalizers, and bouncing lights while music plays with the output power level meter. It's slightly more powerful than mine at 55watts and only weighs 8.5kg.
Both I got for a great deal and needed major scrubbing to get to a shiny finish again.
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Re: Vintage Receivers

Post by vinyl master » 13 Sep 2019 02:11

Very nice, truedeth...Technics made some decent stuff back in the day and sure beats most of the AVR/Surround Sound/Home Theater stuff you see nowadays...Of course, I have a thing for lighted dials, as well! :wink:

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Re: Vintage Receivers

Post by C2H3Cln2 » 20 Sep 2019 04:51

Most recent find: ONKYO Integra TX-65 computer controlled tuner amplifier.
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Re: Vintage Receivers

Post by Tinkaroo » 20 Sep 2019 13:19

C2H3Cln2 wrote:
20 Sep 2019 04:51
Most recent find: ONKYO Integra TX-65 computer controlled tuner amplifier.
That looks like a beautiful receiver! 8)

Can you tell us a bit more about it and how's the tuner section?

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Re: Vintage Receivers

Post by C2H3Cln2 » 20 Sep 2019 18:00

Here are some technical details:

Features:
Tuning range: FM, AM
Tuning Range: FM 87.9 -107.9 MHz, AM 530 - 1620kHz,
16 Station Preset
60 Watts per Channel, min. RMS at 8 Ohms both Channels driven from 20 -20000Hz, 0,25% THD
Phono IN, CD IN, Video/AUX IN, Tape Monitor
Subsonic Filter, Loudness, Dynamic Bass Expander
Frequency response: 20Hz to 30kHz
Total harmonic distortion: 0.025%
Damping factor: 50
Input sensitivity: 2.5mV (MM), 150mV (line)
Signal to noise ratio: 76dB (MM), 80dB (line)
Output: 150mV (line)
Semiconductors: 14 x FET, 73 x transistors, 21 x IC, 130 x diodes
Dimensions: 450 x 140 x 460mm
Weight: 11.5kg

It took me a while to experiment with all the dials, buttons and ideosynchrasies of it ( like the muting of the receiver when first turning on the receiver... I guess to prevent any unexpected loudness ) everything works as it should. FM Reception is clean and strong with a loop antenna. I think it was top of the line in the 1980s. Not sure if I want to make it my primary source, by replacing the vintage Pioneer system I use now, but, maybe in another room in the house.

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