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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Marantz 2226

The Marantz 2226 is one of the great low powered Marantz receivers. At 26 watts per channel it’s not a powerhouse but the lower powered Marantz receivers are known for their sweet sound. Marantz introduced …

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Rolecor FAX-400

This is a somewhat mysterious receiver from the late 1960’s. It’s the Rolecor FAX-400 and it’s a tube receiver. It was the house brand for EJ Korvette Department stores. It was usually sold together with …

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Revox B780

Revox, the consumer division of Studer, is probably more known for their fantastic reel-to-reel machines, such as the B77 and PR99, than anything else. However, this German made Revox B780 is one fine receiver and …

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