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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Tandberg TR-1020

This unique stereo is the Tandberg TR-1020. Introduced in the early 1970’s it retailed for about $430.00. It was made in Norway and featured 30 watts per channel. It has a sleek minimalist look to …

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Sony STR-V2

This Sony STR-V2 is a somewhat unique lower end offering from Sony. Made in Korea it hit the market in 1978 and sold for around $260.00. The STR line included the V1, V2, V3, V4, …

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Luxman R-117

Some audio purists believe that quality audio died in the late 1970’s. However, the Luxman R-117 refutes this view. No, it doesn’t have a silver face. Yes, it was built in late 1980’s at the …

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Yamaha CR-640

The Yamaha CR-640 Natural Sound Receiver was a mid range offering from Yamaha in 1979. It was on the market until about 1981 and retailed fro $395.00. It has a slightly more modern look than …

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