Marantz 2215B

Introduced in 1973 the Marantz 2215B receiver is one of the classic “baby” Marantz stereos. It originally retailed for around $250 but came down in price until its last year on the market in 1977. …

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Pioneer SX-828

The Pioneer SX-828 AM/FM stereo receiver was introduced in 1971 and was on the market until about 1973. It’s rated at 54 watts per channel and is basically a higher power version of Pioneer’s SX-727. …

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Harman Kardon 430

The Harman Kardon 430 receiver was introduced in 1976 along with the 730. It followed in the footsteps of the Harman Kardon 630 and 930 which were released a few years earlier. The 430 puts …

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Marantz 2220

The Marantz 2220 was an entry level model in 1973 but was still a very good performing receiver which retailed for about $300. While officially producing 20 watts per channel many report that it is …

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Pioneer SX-990

The Pioneer SX-990 is a receiver that spanned the transition from tube design to solid state design. It was produced in 1970-1971 and is all solid state. It retailed for $299.95 when it debuted and …

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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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