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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Harman Kardon 930

You can spot an early 1970’s Harman Kardon from a mile away. This top-of-the-line Harman Kardon 930 is no exception. The blackout dial face, classic green dial lighting, brushed aluminum bottom panel and red illuminated …

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Kenwood KR-8050

The Kenwood KR-8050 FM/AM Hi-Speed DC receiver as Kenwood called it was introduced in 1979. It was an advanced stereo electronically and fit into the monster receiver category by pushing out 120 watts per channel …

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Marantz 1530

The Marantz 1530 came on the market in 1978 and lasted for a few years before being moved off the shelves via discounting. It retailed at about $340 in 1978 but by 1980 was down …

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Pioneer SX-535

This Pioneer SX-535 was a modest offering from Pioneer in the mid 1970’s and retailed for $299.95. On the market from 1974 until about 1976 the SX-535 produced 20 watts per channel into 8 ohms. …

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JVC R-S77

This JVC R-S77 is another transitional era receiver, produced at a time when manufacturers were moving from silver faces, wood cabinets, knobs and analog dials to digital displays, colorful LED’s, sliders and push buttons. The …

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360 / Bose

Bose 360

If you’re ever in the mood to stir up a polarizing debate then bring up the quality and performance of any Bose equipment. Some hate it, some love it, and there are not many opinions …

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Toshiba SA-850

The Toshiba SA-850 is a sleek looking receiver. While other audio manufacturers were loading up the front panels of their receivers with a bunch of knobs, switches and buttons, Toshiba was going for the clean …

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