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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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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Marantz 2225

This is the classic low power Marantz 2225. Yes, it only puts out 25 watts per channel but, in this case, that’s a good thing. The lower powered Marantz receivers are known for their great …

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