View Full Version : Nikko NR1019

10-06-2003, 05:25 PM
What a nice old Nikko. . .Big boy. . .60 bucks. . .Everything works right. . .Happy camper. . .

10-06-2003, 05:39 PM
You will like that Receiver!!!

I have the 1019, and it delivers Big Time.

Super Bass, and nice Mids and Highs, IMHO.

Real nice components in that 1.

10-06-2003, 05:40 PM
Sorry, Meant that I have the 1015.

10-06-2003, 05:46 PM
I had another Nikko receiver, smaller. . .750. . .705. . .Dont remember the model but I liked it a lot. . .This is much bigger than I thought, about as big as my 950/1050 Pioneers but not as heavy. . .The controls are butter smooth and I like its laid back mellow sound. . .Doesnt run with my Pioneers at extreme volume levels but at low to normal levels I think I like its sound a little better. . .Great tuner. . .Both AM and FM. . .

Toasted Almond
10-06-2003, 05:48 PM
I got a 1219 and you are right! Damn thing set me back 10 bucks. These are brutes. I like the Nikko's from that time period.

Toasted Almond

10-06-2003, 06:13 PM
Nikko 1015

10-06-2003, 06:17 PM
I keep remembering my friends Nikko receiver back in the early 80s. . .He always had it on so low you could barely hear it. . .But I will always remember its warm hearty sound even at very low volume levels. I remember we could talk and have a conversation and still hear all the music, must be his speakers too. . . .

10-06-2003, 06:19 PM
BTW I just bought a mint Nikko PreAmp and Tuner. . .Beta and Gamma I think. . . .Black rack mount, white letters. . .

10-06-2003, 06:37 PM
Mine set me back a whopping $30!

(Don't think I overpaid, though)

10-06-2003, 07:52 PM
I guess at 60 bucks I got screwed. . .LOL. . .I dont think so. . .This might be a keeper. . .Too good to give away. . . .

10-07-2003, 07:58 AM
Far out, 'cause I have a near mint NR-1015. Besides a great, warm sound, I just love its' classic good looks. Perhaps even more than the big ones I have, the Nikko really puts me in mind of those crazy ol' daze of college & grad school.
Right now, it is the only receiver actually out and in a system.
Yikes :cool: :D

10-10-2003, 05:12 PM
I just added a Nikko Beta 20 PreAmp and Nikko Gamma one tuner. . .using my 1050 as the amplifier. . .WOW!! what a great combination. This little tuner is awesome. . .great sound from a 1 rack space tuner, heavy bugger. . .Both PreAmp and Tuner are small but heavy. . .They look lite but they are heavy. . .

10-10-2003, 05:14 PM
BTW I just bought the DVD player NIB for 40 bucks. . .A great CD player. . . . .

10-12-2003, 01:15 AM
I've been looking for a preamp to go with my Spec4 for a few months now. I sort of stumbled onto a Nikko Beta1 preamp and Nikko Beta2 silver! Man,,simple but nice looking..I would have bought them sound unheard but they were already sold :(

I hear that the Gamma tuners are highly regarded. I've been sort of checking out the Nikko stuff on ebay and its going for paltry sums..I wonder if this will be the next "sleeper" brand of vintage gear? These receivers look mucho nice and if they sound like they look...I'm gonna be keeping an eye out for it!

10-12-2003, 05:18 AM
I have often thought about Nikko being underated. . .I have always had excellent results with any Nikko I have had. This Gamma 1 Tuner belonged to Eric on the Tuner Info Page, I was told. . .It is without doubt the finest or one of the finest Tuners I have had and I own a 917 Kenwood which is at the top of the tuner food chain plus several KT-8300s that are known for their sound. This Nikko will run with either of these guys. One hell of a lot in a small package, not light about 15 pounds. The Beta-20 PreAmp is also wonderful. . . .I am impressed. . . .

10-12-2003, 12:45 PM
It was 1978 or 79, and a friend whose family had moved out to the Sacramento area moved back to our hometown. He had a big Nikko separates system. That was the first time I'd even heard OF Nikko, much less heard Nikko. My stereo at the time was based on my very good (underappreciated!) JVC JR-S501 and the CS-99A & CS-88A. I was VERY impressed by his stereo.

Nikko just doesn't seem to be a recognized brand in stereo. Clean designs, well-made with good parts.

10-12-2003, 06:50 PM
The two Nikko seperate pieces are good enough in my opinion that I am selling my SX1050 and I purchased a monster Forte' amp together will drive my JBL L-112s. . .I can't wait untill I am done. . .I am pushing the JBLs with my Nikko NR1019 receiver now using the Nikko Gamma 1 tuner in AUX. . .No comparison. . .What a special little tuner. I find myself just turning the dial to see what distant stations I can get. . .Fun. . .They hit the mark with this one. . .