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Modern Tuner/Receivers?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by schmee, Dec 1, 2020.

  1. otterhound

    otterhound Poster Extraordinaire

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    There is a place here in Manheim , Pa. called The Turntable . Max and his associate repair these items . His service guy used to do repairs at the old Glick Audio . Yes , they do work on integrated circuit panels .
     
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    Yes, sounds like a clean solution.
     
  3. 4wotitswurth

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    Stereo geeks would sneer, but I’ve been using yamaha receivers for the last 20 years and still have the first one I bought, htr5440. Got two others, latest RXV477, still way below top of the line and a few years old. All are being used and still working perfectly. Maybe a bit under powered for some. Often going for low prices on AMAZ when the next model change arises. Oh yeah, mine are hooked up to Polk mains and a Polk center.
     
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    I wanted to chime in and say I have that sony amp. I purchased it about 18mo. ago and couldn't be any more happy with it. I mainly use it for TV and movies. Modern, with bluetooth and yet very simple in operation. I got no need for more than two audio channels, and it does it well.
     
  5. Mrbob135

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    I've had great luck with Onkyo. Denon also seems to be highly regarded in the receiver department. Just make sure you know what you want for features and what you don't want before you go shopping, and read up on the reviews.
     
  6. schmee

    schmee Doctor of Teleocity

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    I checked them out, after that video the price went up, but still reasonable. I hate scrolling through functions though....
     
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    Nickfl Friend of Leo's

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    These appear to be out of stock right now but assuming they get them back in anytime soon they would work to restuff the cans at a reasonable price:

    https://tedweber.com/ec206-600/
     
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    Try "Just Radios" They stock lots of high voltage e-caps.

    Good Luck, RM
     
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    I heard it may be the toroidal transformers but don't know. Oh and in my case 185 watts per channel into Klipsch Cornwalls. :cool:
     
  10. Ron C

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    I had success going this route in 2018.

    That year we auditioned a bunch of new (from $150 to $2500) and vintage receivers and ended up with two higher end Kenwood models from the mid-70s. One was $100 from a local audio repair shop that checked it thoroughly but only did light tune-up and parts replacement. The sound quality was glorious, functionality was good, but the smell wasn't. Eventually that aired out though.

    The second was a completely rebuilt Kenwood KA-7100 integrated amp that sounds, functions, and looks fantastic inside and out and only cost me $380. The work was done by a guy who sells on eBay, seller name "shoda2019". Just incredible attention to detail. I just checked eBay and he doesn't have one for sale now, but you may want to reach out to him to see if he either has one in the works or if he'd be willing to do a rebuild on an item you find.

    No affiliation with the seller. I just can't forget him because his work ranks up there with a setup on my Martin M-36 (by Ed Clark) as one of the most impressive examples of workmanship I've experienced.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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