NAD 7220PE

Introduced around 1987 this NAD 7220PE Power Envelope receiver was one of NAD’s lower end offerings at the time. It is rated at just 20 watts per channel into 8 ohms. NAD’s goal was to …

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Kenwood KR-1000

The Kenwood KR-1000 Galaxy Commander receiver has some, shall we say, unusual styling. It hit the market in late 1982 and was indicative of early to mid 1980’s aesthetics with a lot of colorful lights …

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Pioneer SX-440

This little guy is the Pioneer SX-440. It retailed for $299.99 and was later discounted to around $220. Released in 1969 it predated the silver face era and instead featured a gloss black faceplate (Pioneer …

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Sansui 6060

The Sansui 6060 Receiver hit the market in 1976 and retailed for around $420.00. It was near the lower end of the Sansui lineup in the mid 1970’s. By 1978 it was reaching the end …

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Marantz 2216B

In 1978, Marantz introduced this little guy. The Marantz 2216B receiver. It only produces 16 watts per channel and was designed to fill the lower end of the Marantz offering that year. It retailed for …

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NAD 7020

NAD, or New Acoustic Dimension, was formed in 1972 by Martin Borish and others. Bjorn Erik Edvardsen did most of the engineering. NAD’s initial concept was to build audio components that rivaled the performance of …

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Proton D940

This Proton D940 from the early 1980’s is an interesting receiver. It has a lot of similarities to the NAD receivers of the time. That’s because NAD and Proton used the same manufacturer in Taiwan …

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Sansui 881

Released in 1974 the Sansui 881 retailed for $529.95 and was the top-of-the-line receiver in the Sansui lineup at the time. Others in the line included the 771, 661, 551, 441, 331, and 221. At …

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Onkyo TX-4500 MKII

In 1979 Onkyo introduced the Onkyo TX-4500 MKII. It retailed for $479.95 and was the mid range offering in their lineup. Onkyo took the design of their TX-4500 stereo and optimized it, renaming it the …

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Heathkit AR-17

This little receiver is the Heathkit AR-17. Measuring just 10 3/8 x 3 x 12 inches it packs a small punch with just 10 watts per channel RMS from 25-35,000hz at +/- 1dB and 5 …

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