12-07-2009, 08:51 PM
Anyone here have any experience with the Sherwood HP series integrated amps and tuner? I looked at an HP 2000 amp and HP 5500 tuner today, a little steeply priced I thought but interesting units. I noticed the amp, at least, was made in USA, didn't get through the pile to the tuner but I assume it was also US manufacture? Were these Sherwood's last hurrah for US production? The owner dated them to 1978 which I think is pretty late for US electronics. At any rate, I would surely appreciate some feed back on this series as they look to be substantially built.
12-07-2009, 11:43 PM
From what little info I've found, I'd say go for it.
12-08-2009, 11:47 PM
I own 3 of Sherwood HP 2000 ( 120 watts) and 3 of the HP 1000 (60 watts) Control Amplifiers and a HP 5500 Tuner and the Micro CPU tuner. So I am a liitle biased but I would rate it as very good gear. The HP 2000 has 120 watts a side .08 THD and a Damping Factor of 70 @ 8 ohms. Uses a stepped volume contol, resistors instead of a pot and use excellent part though out with a computer style modular build layout. It was Sherwood last TOTL model in 1977 and had a MSRP of $ 700 and the last of the USA bulit models. I use mine to drive a variety of different speakers: HeathKit AS-1348, Pioners CS-99A, Allison CD-9 , Advents, Time Windows, JBL Control 4311 and a few home bulit speakers and it never fails to impress with a kinda of tube like warmth. The Tuner well most of Sherwood tuners are pretty top notch the HP 5500 was part of this series. I would buy it.:thmbsp:
12-08-2009, 11:48 PM
I wouldn't mind seeing a few pics of your sherwood!
12-09-2009, 07:59 AM
I have an Sherwood HP1000 integrated amp that I never got working. I found it had an extreme number of cracked solder joints so make sure it works and try tapping it sharply to see if the output is affected.
Looks seriously cool though, built like an older computer with plug in assemblies.
10-01-2010, 09:28 AM
I own 3 of Sherwood HP 2000 ( 120 watts) and 3 of the HP 1000 (60 watts) Control Amplifiers and a HP 5500 Tuner and the Micro CPU tuner. So I am a liitle biased but I would rate it as very good gear.... ...The Tuner well most of Sherwood tuners are pretty top notch the HP 5500 was part of this series. I would buy it.:thmbsp:
another thread dug up from the dead... :D
ok, i would really appreciate if you could tell me how the sonics & reception of the hp5500 compares to that of the micro cpu?
10-01-2010, 09:39 AM
Interesting factoid - the HP series of Sherwood was only around about a year - legal complications from Hewlett Packard resulted in them changing the designation to CP.