Kenwood KR-5600

Produced from 1976-1978 the Kenwood KR-5600 was one of Kenwood's mid range receivers. Above it were the KR-6600 and the monster KR-9600. Below were the KR-4600, KR-3600 and entry level KR-2600. The KR-5600 retailed for around $250.00.

The KR-5600's blue lamps and wood side panels make it a very nice looking receiver. It's rated at 40 watts per channel at 8 Ohms. Kenwood had a history of making fine Ham radio equipment so the tuners in their mid to late 1970's receivers are excellent.

The KR-5600 is built well. It has direct coupled amplifier stages and a fully complimentary power output stage. User controls include negative feedback Bass and Treble controls, Loudness control and High filter.

The faceplate is made of brushed aluminum and the large tuning knob is balanced. There are meters for signal strength and tuning.

There are two inputs for phono and tape as well as an Aux input. There are outputs for two sets of speakers.

The KR-x600 receivers were Kenwood's flagship line in the mid 1970s and the KR-5600 fit in at the upper mid range of that line. It's a great receiver for those that don't want to spend Marantz style money and yet get performance at a similar level especially if you're looking for an exceptional tuning section. You can find a nice KR-5600 for around $200.

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Sony STR-7065

Produced from 1972-1974 the Sony STR-7065 is a nice looking, aesthetically well balanced, receiver. It's Direct coupled power amp produces 60 watts per channel. It retailed for about $550.00 and was a direct competitor with Pioneer, Marantz and McIntosh.

The brushed aluminum face, beveled knobs and green dial give it a sophisticated look. The sleek optional wood case is well designed too.

The older Sony receivers fly under the radar these days and are underrated by most enthusiasts. The performance of the STR-7065 compares favorably with all the other top end receivers of its era.

Some of the features include:


Inputs for phono and aux
2 Tape outputs
Seperate tone controls for each channel
High and low filters
Loudness compensation
Preamp and power amp input
Headphone jack
Optional wooden cabinet.
Outputs for 3 sets of speakers


The build quality is excellent though it does tend to encounter some problems due to age. The green dial face loses its color, probably because of heat buildup around the lamps at the edge of the dial. The power switch can also fail due to heat related issues. So, be on the lookout for these potential problems when purchasing one.

The Sony STR-7065 measures 18.5 x 6.2 x 14.8 and weighs almost 34 pounds.

Overall the early Sony receivers are excellent. If you find one in good working order you will most likely not be disappointed. A really nice one should run about $250 to $400.

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