View Full Version : Nikko 701 Receiver


SoCal Sam
08-19-2007, 04:11 PM
Check out my Nikko 701. They don't make 'em like this anymore...

bully
08-19-2007, 04:16 PM
that's a golden oldie!

Damage
08-19-2007, 06:01 PM
What with the McIntosh knobs? Is that how it came?

Filmboydoug
08-19-2007, 08:25 PM
Those are Nikko knobs. I'm just pleasantly surprised at the faceplate color. Only seen black before...

onepixel
08-19-2007, 08:32 PM
Cool...that is a very unsual color! They usually look like these 501s.
http://onepixeldesign.com/stereo/nikko-sta501_front.jpg

Sam...how do you like the sound?

Hey Filmboy...very cool sig!

PeterFCassidy
08-19-2007, 09:36 PM
Incredible. I had a Nikko NR-1015 receiver that was just terrifyingly bad looking - but yours is the outer limits of ultrabadness.

Peter

Check out my Nikko 701. They don't make 'em like this anymore...

CUlater
08-19-2007, 11:27 PM
Nikko definitely marched to a different beat...

I present my STA-9010. I like the pseudo-TV-screen tuning dial and meter.

http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/5595/attachment1735d511ck6.jpg

Actually, its a nice performer and fairly hefty...Nikkos are generally underappreciated IMHO.

SoCal Sam
08-19-2007, 11:52 PM
I bought this little gem untested because I liked the looks so much. The knobs are solid aluminum and all are countersunk. Even the top halves of the concentric controls are countersunk. The faceplate has solid aluminum trim pieces, the lettering is engraved, and the dial is glass.

I powered it up and it issued the lightest of magic smoke so I'm going to have it checked out before I give it a listen. This gem is definitely worth saving!

SoCal Sam
08-19-2007, 11:57 PM
Cool...that is a very unsual color! They usually look like these 501s.
http://onepixeldesign.com/stereo/nikko-sta501_front.jpg

Sam...how do you like the sound?

Hey Filmboy...very cool sig!

The black Nikko's are beautiful as well. Don't know what it sounds like yet, mine will need some much needed attention.

toxcrusadr
08-20-2007, 12:38 PM
I have a black face 501, it sounds real nice with some Genesis 20's playing CDs. The tuner sux though.

Filmboydoug
08-20-2007, 11:43 PM
OK, we have established that the 501 and 701 are beautiful. This 1101 on the other hand... ish.

toxcrusadr
08-20-2007, 11:59 PM
Ow.

The pink one in the original post though, we're talking Mary Kay dude...

:-D

tcdriver
08-21-2007, 12:47 AM
The sections that look pink are faded. The original color was black. For some reason the paint when exposed to too much sun will change color. This is a pretty extreme example.

bully
08-21-2007, 10:35 AM
Hey, Peter! I love the look of my NR-1015!! :yes:

SoCal Sam
08-21-2007, 03:24 PM
The sections that look pink are faded. The original color was black. For some reason the paint when exposed to too much sun will change color. This is a pretty extreme example.

Actually, the color is more plum than pink. The color is even all over and that includes behind the knobs.