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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Pioneer SD-1100

This Pioneer SD-1100 isn’t actually a receiver but I find it to be a fascinating piece of equipment that is closely related to the world of vintage receivers. It’s not something that the average stereo …

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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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Pioneer SX-636

This Pioneer SX-636 was a mid-range offering from Pioneer in 1974 and retailed for $350.00. It only produces 25 watts per channel into 8 ohms but, as Pioneer stated in their marketing brochure: “Not all …

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Sansui QRX-6500

This Sansui QRX-6500 was one of Sansui’s early contributions to the quadraphonic genre. It was manufactured from 1973 until about 1975 and produced 33 watts per channel into 8 ohms when all four channels are …

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Fisher 250-T

This Fisher 250-T is an early solid state model from Fisher. It was offered from about 1968 until roughly 1973. Power output is a little confusing. It is listed as a 100 watt receiver on …

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Technics SA-200

This little receiver is the Technics SA-200. It was at the bottom end of the Technics lineup back in 1978 and retailed for around $240.00 at the time. Despite being a “low-end” stereo it is …

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Nakamichi 730

This Nakamichi 730 came out at the beginning of the transition period when audio manufacturers were moving from silver faced analog equipment housed in wood cabinets to black metal cased, LED lit, computer run equipment. …

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Luxman R-3045

You can’t go wrong with most any vintage piece of Luxman audio gear. They made excellent equipment. This Luxman R-3045 is no exception. It may be a little lacking in the aesthetic department but, in …

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Sansui G-5700

The Sansui G-5700 is one of those ‘in between’ receivers that was made during the transition from analog to digital readouts. It has both a traditional analog dial as well as a digital tuner display. …

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