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SPL db
03-16-2005, 01:02 PM
I was just thinking that there weren't many threads for vintage Onkyo units.

Maybe I'll find out why after a few posts... :D

I have an Onkyo A-7 integrated amp with a T-9 tuner

Anyone else have any Onkyo pieces?

Scott

mhardy6647
03-16-2005, 02:07 PM
Onkyo's analog tuners are generally held in high regard.

I always liked the A-5 and A-7 amps; nearly bought an A-5 in 1978, but bought a Yamaha CA-610II instead (which I still have).

I do have a few Onkyo pieces, but only one vintage one: a TX-2500II (IIRC) receiver. There's something wrong with one output (transient, fluctuating DC on one output only), but it's a handsome, hefty receiver for its class.

I have a few more modern Onkyo pieces too. Even in the BPC (black plastic crap) era, Onkyo made some better-than-average massmarket stuff, and (best I can tell) still makes better than average HT gear.

SteveP
03-16-2005, 02:10 PM
I've got a nice little A-7040 integrated amp. Not a 'big boy' but a pretty solid 50 wpc. Servo controlled feedback. I've gone through and replaced the old opamps in the preamp section and bypassed the phono equalizer so that now it has 3 line level inputs (instead of 1 plus 2 phono inputs). Got it set up running sound from the TV, DVD, and VCR. Nice little amp.

Steve.

RastaFish
03-16-2005, 02:18 PM
I saw an Onkyo TX-2500 in a thrift the other day, it was my first chance to really check out an Onkyo component. It seemed very solid for a lower-power receiver and had a nice "vintage" silver look and feel to it. I passed on the chance to purchase it (too many receivers already) but it was a very nice little piece. Wish I could have had a chance to hear it...

JoZmo
03-16-2005, 03:52 PM
T-4090 tuner here. Not in service right now but waiting in the wings if ever needed.

jwrags
03-16-2005, 04:19 PM
TX-4500 and TX-2500MKII and a DX-2700 CD player. Both receivers clean and working, but just hanging around waiting for me to do something with them. CD player is in use in the shed.

Best
John

Matt
03-16-2005, 06:00 PM
I have a TX8500 MK2. About 12 years ago I traded the repair of an 8080DB for this one. Both channels were friiiied! I rebuilt both amps had it running great. And then it got knocked off its shelf and landed on its face in the '94 Northridge quake. It still sounds great but not real pretty to look at. I keep hoping to find a parts unit. I also have an A-8019 int amp. One of these days I will get around to selling that one. I think their Integra line is good stuff, even the line of HT equipment.

stereofisher
03-16-2005, 07:28 PM
My daily driver. Have it on my livingroom system. Very good FM. Since I started listening to AM 740 on my portables, I wish it was a little better here. :worried: My recently aquired Pioneer QX 4000,their baby Quad has a very good tuner and gets it better. :thmbsp: That Canadean AM station is a lot of fun.

Eric

Philip Chan
03-16-2005, 08:35 PM
Best integrated from the 70s that I have ever owned.

johndoe3
03-16-2005, 09:15 PM
I loved my A-10 integrated amp and T-10 tuner so much that I bought an identical set from a used audio consignment shop. They are great units and so is my TX-8500 receiver. I love the Onkyo stuff! When I get a chance, I will pick up a nice TX-6500 MKII that has a couple of lights that are out. Otherwise, it's darn near mint.

ralarcon
03-16-2005, 09:24 PM
Hi, I'm a relatively new member. I have been lurking for a while and have gotten addicted to AK and its many forums. I have an Onkyo A-5 that I have owned, I think, since '77 or '78, It sounds great today, as good as it did originally. I have gotten bit by the vintage bug reciently and have aquired an A-10 that sounds terrific, also #2 T-9 tuners and a T-4 and they all sound fantastic. When I compare them to Yamaha state of the art Home Theater systems that I own, these old units have nothing to envy the newer units as far as sound quality is concerned.

waylyn5945
03-17-2005, 08:11 AM
Not exactly vintage as its an 80's model. An Integrated Integra A-8190, 150 wpc with a real warm bass.

SPL db
03-17-2005, 08:16 AM
Hi, I'm a relatively new member. I have been lurking for a while and have gotten addicted to AK and its many forums. I have an Onkyo A-5 that I have owned, I think, since '77 or '78, It sounds great today, as good as it did originally. I have gotten bit by the vintage bug reciently and have aquired an A-10 that sounds terrific, also #2 T-9 tuners and a T-4 and they all sound fantastic. When I compare them to Yamaha state of the art Home Theater systems that I own, these old units have nothing to envy the newer units as far as sound quality is concerned.

Welcome aboard!

Looks like I'm pulling them out of the woodwork! :D

Scott

bully
03-17-2005, 08:32 AM
I have several pieces of ONkyo gear. The TX-8500MkII and TX-7000. Both of those received damage in shipping, but work great.
2 of the T-9 tuners, and an M-5160 & M-5140 amplifiers. All sound great.
All of these are for sale, if interested PM me.

heathkit tv
03-17-2005, 12:32 PM
I no longer recall the model numbers, but do remember being impressed by some of their mid 70's units back then.

Anthony

krautmaster
08-19-2005, 01:34 AM
I have many Onkyo pieces that I picked up in Japan in the late 70's-mid 80's.
Onkyo was and still is pretty big in Japan, and most of their better stuff is still built there and not in China like alot of the cheap crap made today.

hakka26
08-19-2005, 02:30 AM
TX-8500. Almost had a 4500 MKII but the seller flaked. Do like what I have-my first 100+W unit.

dr*audio
08-19-2005, 08:08 AM
I have:
M508 Grand Integra Poweramp; very sweet sound with lots of depth.
DX-5700 Integra CD player (2 of these) I'll stand it up next to any player regardless of price.
DX-706 Integra CD player; sounds just as good as the DX-5700
Their Integra line is such a bargain; wonderful, high end sound at ridiculously low prices. The Onkyo stuff also has good sound, much better than competing brands at the same pricepoint, and better build quality.

Milo
08-19-2005, 07:19 PM
I'm using a TX-37 as the current frontroom AV integrated. As compared to my Marantz 2226B (universal measureing stick of other itegrated tuners) it's sound quality better, but it's tone is a bit obnoxous. I'd like it alot if I were into hip-hop, lots of power and bass very crisp and lively. Lots of power.
Marantz has a much more mellow sound, in comparison the onkyo seems to overexagerate. It ruins the story, because it just isn't believable.

Has a A7055 Amp by Onkyo which I tested with a Marantz 2020. If the tuner hadn't already been listed on ebay, I'd have kept them both, because that was a truely sweet combo. Both sold now.

Wintersmaster
08-19-2005, 11:28 PM
I can't say I know alot about equipment like most of you, but I know a few basics to look for quality. I bought my first piece of Onkyo equipment and although it's not even close to vintage (brand new) it speaks volumes about the quality of the brand. I won a bid for a DX-C390 CD/MP3 player on Ebay. It's not only beautiful to look at, but the sound is amazingly clear. I run this through a 1979 Yamaha Cr-640 and a set of MTX 600W speakers, and the sound is beautiful. I spent the last two months researching CD players, new and vintage, before making my decision. This one, for the price was a steal. If you search for it on Ebay, you can get it about $50.00 cheaper than Crutchfield. I hope everything Onkyo makes is as good performing as this.

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-XCZcyp8xojI/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=53100&id=morephotos&pi=4&i=580DXC390&display=XL#Tab

Toasted Almond
08-19-2005, 11:33 PM
Onkyo Integra M-5090 power amp @ 200wpc into 8 ohms, driving the 4 x 12" woofs in a pair of vintage AR-9's. Have also owned M-506RS and M-504 but I cut those loose when I picked up the big mother. They're all great amps.

daddydlb
08-20-2005, 12:27 AM
Not vintage per'se, but I have a M-501 amp (150 a side), P-301 pre-amp, tuner, cd and deck from around 1989. Nice sounding system. Use it in the living room for the HT system. Has performed flawlessly so far.

Rybeam
08-21-2005, 12:22 AM
I have an A-7070 amp and a T-4090 tuner. Nice looking set, same number of buttons. The tuner was top of the line that year, amp was second to a 120 watt model.
Thing I have noticed about this vintage of Onkyo, 1975-80 +/- is the weak adhesion of the lettering. I removed some of the lettering on the front of an earlier A-7070 I owned using only water.

edwin
08-25-2005, 11:58 PM
I have a Japan market gold colored 120 watt integra A-919 driving a pair Yamaha ns-690II speakers.

philliam
09-13-2005, 03:23 PM
A-7090 int. amp - stronger than dirt!
Integra A-8500 int. amp
TX-84 receiver

plus later model DX1800 CD player (single)

PT

JIMSYM
09-13-2005, 07:29 PM
Tx-8500MKII in the living room pushing A/D/S L-620's.

Toasted Almond
09-13-2005, 10:11 PM
I should be picking up a P-3060 or P-306 pre this Saturday. I can't remember the exact model number. My daughter has a TX-SR700 Dolby Digital receiver in her bedroom also. Not exactly vintage, but I got it direct from the senior marketing guy at Onkyo, brand new, for $50. My kind of guy.

uriah Heep
09-14-2005, 05:19 PM
A pair of integra 2056 tape decks and an EQ 35 equalizer. Solid value in the early 80's.

Uriah

stereofisher
09-14-2005, 05:58 PM
Very nice tuner! Not using her right now and have in "mothballs." May list her here instead of Epraying it. Very sweet Tuner. The best one I have ever had. Onkyo made some nice stuff. Serviced several recievers. Very well made!

Eric

HWF1
11-07-2005, 08:22 PM
Another Onkyo Intregra A-8190, I am quite satisied with this amp, great headphone jack and the contrabass works adds a lot of depth to music without ear bursting boom.

waylyn5945
11-08-2005, 09:53 AM
Another Onkyo Intregra A-8190, I am quite satisied with this amp, great headphone jack and the contrabass works adds a lot of depth to music without ear bursting boom.

You'll like the 8190. Not only a lot of bass but a hell of a lot more power than most people think!

mg196
11-08-2005, 10:35 AM
I have a T-4017 tuner that does a spolendid job!

HWF1
11-25-2005, 12:39 AM
You'll like the 8190. Not only a lot of bass but a hell of a lot more power than most people think!

Yes, it is a very good sounding amp and will deliver a lot of clean power. This is a very well built amp solid contruction, well thought out layout. The pots have a small hole in them as if were intended for cleaning. It needed some Deoxit and a relay busnished when I got it. It was fairly clean but after giving it a good going over it looks really good. I'll never use all the selectors, but they look cool :banana: . The contra bass is just what I wanted it extends the low end without adding boom to every thing esle. I love the way the tuba's and bass instruments sound with the extended base.

deadfan
11-27-2005, 10:12 AM
Hi, I use the TX2500MkII as my main receiver at home and I have a 4500MkII in the shiop to be serviced, I like the 2500MkII and hope that the 450-0 will sound great.

Question: On the 2500, when I switch from just the A speakers to A&B, the volume on A drops significantly. It's almost as iff the available power gets split between the speakers. Is this normal?

Thanks, Mike

bully
11-27-2005, 10:26 AM
Hi, Mike!
You should really enjoy the TX-4500MkII, it just sounds bigger than the 2500MkII but with the same 'voice'.
About the drop in volume when A+B is selected, it is common with one of the ways the speaker output is wired whether parallel or in series. I can't remember which one causes the situation. If I'm not all wet for your question.

Brian
11-27-2005, 10:52 AM
Interesting to see no one has the pre TX-xxxx series. I preferred the TX-xxx receivers and their related tuners and amps to the later TX-xxxx series. Big difference in looks and sound. The 3-digit series showed influences of tube voicing while the later series are much thinner sounding. Remember the Quartz Lock on the tuners and wow out of the box these more oft than not were DOA. Obviously they got it straightened out but it was a pain.

Deadear
11-27-2005, 02:57 PM
I have a TX-5000 that is in regular use driving a set of Paradigm Compact Monitors in the bedroom and really like the FM tuner in this unit it has good sound and an excellent FM frequency readout .

diediemydarling
12-04-2005, 04:43 PM
some onkyo stuff is made in japan, but some is also made in malaysia

Negotiableterms
12-04-2005, 06:06 PM
I have the ubiquitous T-9090MkII. Fine tuner, great for long-distance reception. At night, I can get San Francisco stations clearly, from 200 miles away... then a storm shows up and I get nothing, but that's true of every tuner I own.

Ironmatt
01-03-2006, 02:22 AM
i have an onkyo tx-8500 MkII, and tx-7000, tx-5000 and a 2500MkIIi would not sell/trade any of them for anything, they sound simply amazing!!! ALL in mint condition.

matsellah
01-26-2006, 09:09 PM
Hey All!

Not really sure where to get started on these boards, so I hope everyone will be patient. This thread seems as likely as any as I recently came into possession of an Onkyo TX-4500 (and a pair of Jensen TF-3As). I found these while cleaning up Dad's attic (slow down, Dad is 70 and I'm 45). I was really into audio gear back in the mid-70's when I was a teenager (who wasn't?!). These pieces were just lying there and I made the suggestion that I'd buy them. Dad said to just take them away!

I'm hoping I can find some resouces for this receiver. It's got a cracked plexi-glass face plate with a small piece of it actually missing, so it has to be replaced. The meters work, all the lights work and it's sounds so strong! (much better than the Kenwood KR-4070 I had back in my youth). I've opened it up and cleaned out the cobwebs, gave it a good look just to be sure and buttoned it all up and it fired right up.

Ownership of this baby makes me new to vintage audio, so I'm also looking for a source where I can get smarter about how to care for them and also to do a better job of cleaning them up. Isopropanol and q-tips can only do so much.

Any ideas, comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

yrly
01-27-2006, 01:31 AM
I recently acquired an Onkyo TX-8500, in excellent condition. I did give it a test run a few days ago and it did sound pretty good. What really impressed me was the build quality, excellent, especially for a receiver only rated 110wpc. Dual trannies, heavy as a boat anchor. I probably will eventually incorporate it into one of my systems.

daddydlb
01-27-2006, 01:38 AM
Not that vintage. Is the main system in the living room. Kids have access to it, M501, P301, T403, DX-C206, TA203. Been a great system. The 5 disc changer gives me a problem once in a while.

bully
01-27-2006, 08:01 AM
TX-8500 is supposed to be very fine. A guy I don't remember his handle over at AA said it was one of the best receivers.
I still have the TX-7000 and it is a great sounding receiver.

MattFLA
01-27-2006, 08:07 AM
I have the TX 2000 receiver. Nice 27 wpc with a good FM section. Very well built and nice sounding unit. Look pretty nice too. For some reason I just don't have it in any of my setups for a long time.



MattFLA

billyboyJBL
01-27-2006, 08:41 AM
have two tx-8500 units :D and love them both!!! picked up a 1500mkII today for $26.00 just to try a low powered unit. :banana: well see :thmbsp:

reggaenaut
01-27-2006, 09:56 AM
I had problems receiving my jazz station 88.3 fm in the Brooklyn New York area, largely because of what I believe are pirate statios in the local area. I have several receivers:Sansui 8080,4000,7070;pioneer780; Tube tuners:General Electric Fa-11;Scott 310-B. None of them could resolve the problem to my satisfaction. I saw a Onkyo T-4 tuner on EBay. I bought it for $40.00. The tuner is mint and the sound is wonderful plus I can now tune to my favorite station. I connect the tuner to a modified Eico 2536 tube receiver(el84 output). This tuner is my best hifi experience for the longest while.

shocley
01-27-2006, 12:43 PM
Mine is an A-7 integrated amp that still plays fine except for an occasional need for Deoxit on the selector switch and balance control. DC offset is under 15 mV, too. Along with the amp is a T-4040 tuner, used mostly to receive a local, ad-free, classical music station. .

My other unit is a TX-41 receiver, which I use to provide sound for DVD's in a bedroom.

Whitehall
01-27-2006, 01:40 PM
I've got a T-4090 boxed up and ready to ship to PunkerX as a donation to AK. It is a fine tuner (TOTL of their analogs) but I've got more than I need at the moment and have been intending to make a contribution to the board. It may not go out until next weekend though because of urgent eBay purchases have sapped the fun money funds.

He said he would check the alignment than offer it up with proceeds to go to AK.

Jack Lord
01-27-2006, 01:53 PM
I have a TX-2500. Looks and works great. Small tuner is fine as I am in an apartment but I will eventually upgrade to something more powerful.

Elmer Fudd
01-27-2006, 07:01 PM
I just recieved an onkyo m-5060 amp and a p-3060 pre-amp today. Can't wait to try them out. I have an onkyo a-10 integrated amp with a matching t-9 tuner in one of my systems. I have a tx-8500 in the office. Also have an a-8190 that I bought new around 1987 and a tx-2000 which was part of my first system around 1980.

bully
01-27-2006, 07:31 PM
I've since given the TX-8500MkII to SPL dB, and just this past week or two sold both the M-5160 and M-5140 on eBay.
I still have the two very fine T-9 tuners, and a T-4090 tuner. I do have the lightly damaged TX-7000--the thing plays incredibly well, and sure would be a contender for best-sounding 75-100 wpc receiver.

Some dadgummed nice gear y'all have!

Elmer Fudd
01-28-2006, 01:32 PM
I've been keeping an eye open for an 8500mkII. Just curious how it compares to the old 8500. Bully how did the tuner section compare between the 7000 and the 8500mkII?

jleon92f
01-30-2006, 03:24 PM
I have 2 Onkyo's , TX-2500MKII receiver and a 7055 intergrated amp, both still work great!

Johnny.

PoppaSteve
01-30-2006, 04:40 PM
Still have my Oinko TA-630D. Very nice cassette deck which I suppose I should bring up from the bowels of the basement.

Had one of their tuners for about an hour in the 70's. Bought it at Sound of Music (Best Buy's earlier incarnation) and found I didn't think it worked as well as the tuner stage on my Marantz 2215. So I took it back, and ran the 2215 into my Sony integrated as the tuner.

Beobloke
01-31-2006, 07:14 AM
So can any of you Onkyo dudes help me with a service manual or diagrams for the P3090 preamp and (particularly) M3090 power amp, pleeeease???!

:ntwrthy:

Dire McCain
01-31-2006, 05:08 PM
I have an M504 amp and M503 preamp and eq35 equalizer...I lucked out at the flea mkt...paid $30 for each piece...there were some dirty pots and some lights were out...
fixed in no time and darn...I love this stuff...not precisely 'vintage' but close enough...

Andyman
01-31-2006, 06:50 PM
I use a T-9 tuner in my main rig and have a TX-5000 as one of my spares.

Glad to see so many T-9 users here!

chekov
02-06-2006, 10:44 PM
I've got a TX-4500 receiver.
I rarely listen to the tuner (nothin' worth listening to except talk shows- and who needs high fidelity for that?).
It sounds fine with my CDs, but I LOVE the phono preamp. I always thought that people claiming that vinyl sounded better than CDs were just being "retro-grouches"... Until I played some records on this thing!
This receiver sounds good with CDs, but in my experience, it's performance with vinyl is amazing.
(I'm using it with a very modest phono setup- vintage '79 Connoisseur turntable with ShureM97xE cartridge. My speakers are equally modest- vintage '69 Fisher XP7's stacked with AR4x... but I'm happy!)

Nakdoc
02-07-2006, 11:13 AM
A7070 integrated amp.
TA2060, TA2080 cassettes. The Onkyo cassettes used the same mechanism as the Nakamichi BX series. You can buy them cheap since the all need idler tires. These are great, natural sounding decks!

bully
02-07-2006, 11:53 AM
I've been running one T-9 in the lower level, mated with the POA-2200/C-383/HPM-900 system. Up here, I have the other T-9 that I've been content to have sitting unused, because I have a nice ST-8080 in place. BUT, I've had that set up for about 3 years, and am feeling the need to rotate gear.

Charlie K
02-07-2006, 07:42 PM
I'm fortunate enough to own a A-10/T-9 rig, a Tx-2500 and the best damned audio piece I've ever heard to date, the venerable TX-8500. This receiver just fits my ears to a tee. I've owned CJ mv50/pv6, HKCitV/Pas3, Kora Design 30, Jolita, numerous Fisher 500c's, Fisher x-100-3 (favorite tube amp), Marantz 8/7, several Scotts and a bunch of SS amps and receivers. I think the big Onk delivers the best control with a smooth touch. The proverbial "velvet glove". Just my ears I guess. To each his own.

abpeep
02-07-2006, 07:52 PM
Have a TX-2500MKII that sounds much better than it has a right to. Does have a problem with the phono stage but I have mainly used it in the garage with the CDP.

Also have (not vintage) a TX-SV717PRO which I think was near TOTL of their A/V when I bought it - so far haven't had much of an urge to upgrade on the HT side.

Alan

Onkyonut
03-16-2006, 12:11 AM
I have a TX-6500 Mkll (100/rms), A TX-5000 (65/), A TX-2500 Mkll (40/) and a TX-2000 (27/) I've owned the 2500 since 1988 with no problems - Well made and reliable stuff!

billbillw
03-16-2006, 06:50 AM
I have an Onkyo A-809 integrated amp that I picked up last fall and a T-407 tuner that I got in January. I'm using both in my 2 channel system. These are both from from the 1991ish model years.

The amp is very well built and weighs in at around 37lbs. It needed some heavy external and internal cleaning and of course, the usual applications of Deoxit. Since going through it, the sound is very clean and dynamic. The tuner works very well too. They are both remote controllable too (using R1 cable). I've been more than happy with the performance of both.

billbillw
03-16-2006, 07:26 AM
^^^^I added specs for the gear above.

bigstereo
03-16-2006, 07:27 AM
:thmbsp: Nuff said

KingBubba
04-08-2006, 01:37 PM
I have an Onkyo TX-8500 MkII which is truly impressive but needs a tuning knob. Does anyone have one or know if others in the TX series share the same tuning knob? Ialso have an Onkyo Integra series TX 65 which will rock the house but should be on the list for ugliest component receiver.

Gary

Paul C
04-09-2006, 02:58 AM
I owned an Onkyo T-15 tuner and A-25 integrated amp (40 w/ch) since 1981. Never a problem. A few times I squirted cleaner in the volume pot on the amp. I sold it recently as it didn't have enough inputs for all I wanted to plug in.

I replaced that pair with an Onkyo P-3200 preamp, T-4000 tuner, and M5140 power amp (105 w/ch). These are c.1989-91 era. And I have a DX-C340 CD changer plugged into it, as well as VCR, DVD player. It's nice being able to jumper all of the Onkyo equipment and run off one remote.

(Update- sold the T-4000 and replaced it with an Onkyo Integra T-4500 tuner. Moved the DX-C340 CD changer to the shop. Now have a DX-C370 CD changer)

Didn't have the original remote for the P-3200, but picked up an Onkyo RC-329s remote, which is for the TX-8511. It works everything well, except it won't switch CD's on the changer. 20 yr old Speakerlab towers with this, soon to be replaced.

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a384/PaulCoats/OnkyoTnrPreAmp.jpg


In the bedroom I have an Onkyo TX-850 receiver (c.1989) and another DX-C340 CD changer. For only 68 w/ch this receiver performs like a much more powerful receiver. I have an Onkyo dual well cassette deck with that setup, and an Onkyo RC-296s remote works all of that well, again, except for changing CD's on the changer.

(Update- The TX-850 is now pushing some KEF Coda III's in my grand daughter's bedroom. I replaced it with a TX-866 receiver, 80 w/ch)

Out in the shop I have a TX-901, 45 w/ch. (Update, gave this to my brother, he likes!) And a Pioneer changer (now also at my granddaughter's). The shop and bedroom systems are hooked up to Optimus Pro-X55AV speakers. These are the same size as the Minimus 77's, 5" woofer and 1" dome. These do well for what I am using them for.

Surprisingly, the TX-901 has the best FM reception, and is inside a metal shop building with only a 5' piece of wire for an antenna. Tried some other antennas, but the 5' pc of wire worked best. Go figure. :scratch2:

(Update- Now have a TX-906 out in the shop, replacing the TX-901. The TX-906 is 80 w/ch)

(Update- the other receivers have now had filter mods, and perform very well)

bully
04-09-2006, 09:21 AM
Time to update my original post.
I have sold my M-5160 & M-5140 amps.
I still have the two T-9 tuners, one in a system.
I still have the cosmetically damaged TX-7000 (superb sound).

Paul C
04-10-2006, 12:36 AM
Anybody ever use the ES-300 Surround decoder? I picked one up for a song. 30 w/ch for the rears. Comments?

nielsvanm2
04-10-2006, 10:40 AM
I've got a TA-630DM cassette deck. Seems very nice, great look!

jsjazz
04-13-2006, 07:24 AM
M-5150 pwr amp
P-3150 preamp
T-4140 tuner
Integra TA-2070 cassette deck

All very nice sounding gear

Paul C
04-13-2006, 11:44 AM
What is the 8 ohm w/ch power on the 5150?

bully
04-13-2006, 06:42 PM
I had the M-5160 (150 wpc) and the M-5140 (105 wppc). Have never heard of an M-5150, maybe a typo?

Paul C
04-14-2006, 10:07 AM
No, there was a M-5150.

What output chip in the 5160? The 5140 has STK4044V's running at +/-60 v. Perhaps the 5150 used a different chip or some other minor change.

Ronald1973
11-19-2006, 02:00 AM
I bought an Onkyo cassette deck, a TA-RW313, as a replacement for my ailing, aging Pioneer CT-W503R deck. Other than a couple of features missing that the Pioneer had, I don't miss it a bit, lol! Much better sounding unit and more solidly construced IMO!

Chrisssssssss
11-23-2006, 09:17 AM
Hey all,

The only onkyo that I have is a TUBE receiver that has a record player on top built in. It doesn't have a model number or anything on it, and I have been in process of restoring it. I have been looking for any information about it, but so far have not been able to find anything about it.

It is in relatively good shape overall and I kinda think that it is cool looking. sounds OK too. The only downfall is that it doesn't have an external input, so I cannot hook it up to any other source. The Phono stage 2 connectors on the back, one for the motor, and one for the cartridge input. I may try to fandangle something up so I can be able to connect it to another source somehow, just haven't quite figured out how... Any Ideas?

I can imagine that an original TUBE Onkyo piece is fairly rare and possibly highly collectible to an Onkyo fan, so I do not want to chop it up, maybe just slightly mod...

Anyone have any ideas about this? If there is interest, I will see if I can post a couple of pics. Let me know.

Thanks

bully
11-23-2006, 10:52 AM
I may be repeating myself, but I am down to just a few pieces of fine Onkyo gear.
3 tuners, two T-9 & a T-4090; the fine TA-R260, and the Onkyo timer AT-80.
The tuners were each TOTL, with the T-4090 being overlooked because it preceded the storied T-9090.

darth
11-23-2006, 06:23 PM
Model A-7 Integrated Amp from the 70's. It isn't as warm and tubey like my Marantz 2275 but still sounds excellent driving my old Advent Originals. I also had a TX-2500 and a TX-4500 mk2 receiver a while back.

Raphael
11-23-2006, 10:00 PM
Just picked up a nice T-4055 for $5. Sounds pretty nice and looks great!

1koolcat
02-11-2007, 03:02 AM
I picked up a TX-5000 receiver last month for less than $50. It sounds great. It sure made a pair of cheap OPTIMUS speakers sing and rock.

I plan on opening her up sometime soon to see if I can replace a couple of burned out lamps to make her perfect. :thmbsp:

drjuju
03-14-2007, 10:46 PM
I just moved a TX-108 out of the rack when its little surge-stopper delayed-action system power switch died. Really annoying. This is one
of those TX-xxx pieces, and besides the usual ports and I/O, sports dynamic
bass and transient augmentation. Solid, honest watts wih plenty of headroom.
Replaced with a beautiful specimen of an A-5, whose soundstage and detail
surpass the TX noticeably. It's driving a couple of fully-mint Epicure Magnus 5CD 3-ways. I'd keep the TX if I could get it fixed,but my Parkinson's disease
has made fine-work into a Chaplinesque silent peril movie. I've also got the QX35 (?) Graphic EQ (best nonpro I've used), the 6-disc CD/DVD changer, and
just got rid of a tuner. Also had a preamp a couple of years back. All of this stuff was Integra as I recall. Not the A-5, of course. It holds its own in sonic quality over brute power, but believe me it rattles the walls with those EPIs.

Cheers,
DrJuju

zr1gary
03-17-2007, 05:21 PM
Just acquired a A10 and a T-9...have not had a chance to try them out yet...

I'm in the process of moving some of my gear and have not decided if/where they will fit.

I do like the looks of them, but they are up against some tough competition...see pics....:scratch2:

stereofisher
03-17-2007, 09:35 PM
If I go seperates again I will get another Onkyo T-4. Best damned FM tuner I ever had. Sweet sounding. I have a Denon preamp I got on the "Bay" for $60. Its an AV and if I run across a pair of stereo power amps I will get another tuner. That preamp is built like a tank. Has a remote for volume. Have it between my cable box and aux on my Pioneer Quad receiver. Wife factor wanted a remote to control TV sound on a vintage receiver. Might make an intersting system someday.

Eric

theophile
03-18-2007, 02:04 AM
I just got my Onkyo P-303 preamp on Friday and it's a very,very good preamp.
Keep your eyes peeled for one of these Onkyo fans.:yes:

gadget73
03-18-2007, 08:57 PM
I have a TX-4500 (not the MK-II) reciever and a set of Onkyo Radian III speakers. They make a pretty good match, sound is nice and warm, and the tuner is pretty good. Not quite what my Allied is for selectivity, but the sensitivity is fine.

Raphael
03-19-2007, 12:24 AM
Just acquired a A10 and a T-9...have not had a chance to try them out yet...

I'm in the process of moving some of my gear and have not decided if/where they will fit.

I do like the looks of them, but they are up against some tough competition...see pics....:scratch2:


Yes . . I vote for squeezing them in and whatever pops out the other side I'll make space for here in SD! :D

I have the latest/last in the M5XX series of amps/pre-amps that were designed with the same quality principles and much the same architecture as the 80's units. My Japanese version M-588 and P-388 were made around '92 so although not 'vintage' used the same basic dual-mono design but with higher tolerance circuit components and modernized output control. It resulted in the best 500 series made with a SN ratio and damping factor to power ratio to prove it (has the power of the 506 with the weight of the 509).

Sorry . . it's the only older Onkyo I own along with the tuner and a 90's double deck but thought it was worthy of mention.

Pics here http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://www11.plala.or.jp/se_ke5583/ONKYO/amp/index.html&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=5&ct=result&prev=/search%3Fq%3Donkyo%2Bm-588%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG

buckleboy
03-19-2007, 01:18 AM
I picked up a used Onkyo TX-3000 that my teenager uses in his room. Actually a very nice receiver (see ad from The Ubyssey).

I also bought a flawless Onkyo TX-6000 from a thrift and use it upstairs. It has some nice features although I prefer the slide ruler tuners. 70 wpc.

bjarmson
03-21-2007, 04:37 PM
A couple of years ago I was looking for a tuner to install in my main system. After checking through the FMTuners website, I realized my need for a tuner didn't require the big bucks most high end tuners are going for (only listen to a couple of stations 99% of the time, and they are only 20-30 miles away). So I picked up a T-4055 on eBay for about $65 (w/ship). Listed by a Chicago audio place that claimed it had been gone over by a tech. Wow, it's not only beautiful (silver faced, grey glass that lights up a wonderful green and red when turned on), but it works and sounds great. Anyone needing a quality vintage tuner that doesn't cost an arm and leg should look at one of these beauties.

Raphael
03-22-2007, 01:17 AM
A couple of years ago I was looking for a tuner to install in my main system. After checking through the FMTuners website, I realized my need for a tuner didn't require the big bucks most high end tuners are going for (only listen to a couple of stations 99% of the time, and they are only 20-30 miles away). So I picked up a T-4055 on eBay for about $65 (w/ship). Listed by a Chicago audio place that claimed it had been gone over by a tech. Wow, it's not only beautiful (silver faced, grey glass that lights up a wonderful green and red when turned on), but it works and sounds great. Anyone needing a quality vintage tuner that doesn't cost an arm and leg should look at one of these beauties.

Yea - I have one too. Great looking piece in any light and I remember it sounding quite good too (It's currently unplugged due to a lack of space).

Lastplace
03-22-2007, 08:14 AM
TX-65

http://audiokarma.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=44005&d=1174442164

http://audiokarma.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=44006&d=1174442164

INTREPID7@MS
04-28-2007, 11:45 PM
Anybody know how many watts per channel the Onkyo TX 2500 receiver had? My Uncle has one but lost the specs years ago. Thanks

oicdn
04-29-2007, 12:58 AM
Here's mine:

Onkyo TX4500
http://pic40.picturetrail.com:80/VOL297/2096820/13881532/217796400.jpg

http://pic40.picturetrail.com:80/VOL297/2096820/13881532/217796406.jpg

+
Technics SL1400
http://pic40.picturetrail.com:80/VOL297/2096820/13881532/210079973.jpg

+

DT770/250
http://pic40.picturetrail.com:80/VOL297/2096820/13881532/210774164.jpg

=

eargasm
http://es.geocities.com/n3f3n/eargasm.jpg

This unit might be moving to the garage to power some towers when I have cleaning or yardwork to do...and get maybe a nice Marantz??? We'll see.

bully
04-29-2007, 08:13 AM
The TX-2500 is 35 wpc, 1977-80.

TOM1040
04-30-2007, 02:13 PM
I have the following:
Onkyo M-508 amp
Onkyo M-504 amp(2)
Onkyo P-308 pre
Onkyo P-304 pre
Onkyo P-388 F pre
Onkyo t-4500 tuner
Onkyo DX-788 F Cd player
Onkyo DX-C909 Cd player
Onkyo DX-C606 Cd player

I think thats it.

Update:

Onkyo M-588F amp------best amp I have ever had!

bully
04-30-2007, 07:37 PM
An excellent collection of Onkyo gear!

theophile
04-30-2007, 08:48 PM
TOM,
You are in a unique position to comment on how your Onkyo pieces compare to one another,or to other gear you've owned.
May I therefore ask you whether you'd care to share your conclusions?
As a new(and quite impressed) owner of an Onkyo P-303 preamp,here's my take on it.

http://audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=105181

Sorry if it's long-winded.:boring:

mralarming
05-30-2007, 12:36 AM
I have:

Sony TA-E77ESD pre
Sony TA-N77ES amp
Sony SEQ-333ES
Sony CDP-C85ES CD changer
Sony TC-WR80ES cassette deck
Sony STR-DA777ES
Sony STR-DA7100ES


Onkyo Grand Integra P-308 pre
Onkyo Grand Integra M-508 amp
Onkyo Integra T-4150 tuner
Technics SH-8065 EQ - rare silver

Pioneer Reference M-90 amp
Pioneer Reference C-90 control amp
Pioneer Reference PD-M900 6 disc changer
Sony TC-WR950 dual recording cassette deck

Yamaha CX-1000 pre
Yamaha MX-1000 amp
Yamaha TX-1000 tuner
Yamaha KX-930 tape deck
Yamaha EQ-1100U
Yamaha RX-V1400
Technics DVD-A10

...and MUCH more

Cerwin-Vega D-9's and 2 pairs stacked DX-9's, Velodyne FSR-18 in decent shape - some minor scratches/peeling of the laminate in the rear, but complete with manual/remote. The bass from this thing is just devastating, especially in conjunction with the C-V's!! And no, the Pioneer stuff does not stay on top of the Velodyne when in use!!:no:

bully
05-30-2007, 05:45 AM
$100!! for Integra gear :banana:
Great deal!

mralarming
05-30-2007, 11:18 AM
Yeah......I love me some craigslist!! Bought from the original owner who brought them back from Korea. He either didn't have a clue as to what he had or he didn't care and just wanted a quick bill. I forked my Franklin over as fast as I could.....:yes:

krautmaster
06-10-2007, 01:20 AM
I have been thining out the herd a little lately, here's whats left in Onkyo

A-10 Integrated Amp 85 WPC
A-7 Integrated Amp 65 WPC
TX-8500 MKII 160 WPC MONSTER!!
TX-4500 MKII 65 WPC
TX-2500 MKII 40 WPC
T-9 Tuner
T-4 Tuner
T-4040 Tuner
P-306 rs Pre-Amp
And the biggest beast of them all and my 1st Onkyo acquistion (way back in 1986): Grand Integra M-508 Amp 220 WPC (out of the rotatation awaiting new filter caps--and they aren't cheap)

gullaz
06-10-2007, 08:59 AM
This year I have acquired three Onkyo integrated: A-10; A-7090 and very recently an A-7022 (the A-10 being my favorite).
See some pics in these posts:

http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=114353

http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=108051

ekmanning5
06-10-2007, 09:14 AM
In the last couple of weeks I picked up these two Onkyo pieces;
TX-4500 receiver,
TA-630dm cassette deck
I put them in my Living Room system replacing the Pioneer sx-3700. They are matched with a set of Polk monitor 10's. Sound quality is not noticably different and I think the black dial face and meters are an interesting look.

Saint Johnny
06-20-2007, 09:30 PM
I recently picked up a A-7040 amp with matching T-4090 tuner.
But I need to ask, rhetorically.

What NO aux. inputs??? But 2.....count 'em. TWO phono inputs!!! WTF?:scratch2:

Yamaha Nutz
06-20-2007, 09:47 PM
The only piece I acquired was 2-way Cassette player/recorder that rarely gets used.
Circa mid 90's...not what you would consider vintage

brokenbroken
06-20-2007, 10:14 PM
I still have a tx-4500 mk2 that I've had since I got used when I was a teenager. I just picked up an Integra M-506 amp.

theophile
06-21-2007, 02:10 AM
Saint Johnny,
I posted about 3 months ago about the very good Onkyo P-303 preamp which had two phono stages and only one 'tuner'(equivalent to aux)stage.

http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=105181&highlight=onkyo+p-303

I dunno why but I guess they were keeping things as simple as possible for sound quality reasons.

Saint Johnny
06-21-2007, 11:12 PM
Saint Johnny,
I posted about 3 months ago about the very good Onkyo P-303 preamp which had two phono stages and only one 'tuner'(equivalent to aux)stage.

http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=105181&highlight=onkyo+p-303

I dunno why but I guess they were keeping things as simple as possible for sound quality reasons.

Thanks Theophile, great little thread!
Highly informative. That's a good read.
That almost makes me want to go out and buy a high-end TT, dig out some of my ancient vinyl, from it's resting place. And give the 7040 dual phono stages a shot at the big time! Good God!!! I can not even remember the last I even played a vinyl record. Got to be at least 7 years now! :tears:

Saint Johnny
06-21-2007, 11:31 PM
Saint Johnny,
I posted about 3 months ago about the very good Onkyo P-303 preamp which had two phono stages and only one 'tuner'(equivalent to aux)stage. But if I use the tuner as aux, where do I pug in the tuner? (just playin' wit cha)

What I meant earlier was. If they're going to give us TWO phono stages, which I sorta can appreciate by the way, at least have the decency to include an aux. input in addition to the tuner input. But I guess I'm just being too picky.

How would Onkyo know that in a couple years, Sony, Phillips, etc. would invent the CD....hehe




Guy

krautmaster
09-15-2007, 11:10 PM
I have a pretty big collection of Onkyo equipment from the 70's and 80's. I got a lot of the stuff when I was stationed in Japan and on Guam. Some of the other stuff I've acquired through E-pray. here is my list broken down by systems I have set up in different rooms:

M-508 Grand Integra Amp - 220 WPC 65 lb MONSTER
P-506RS Pre Amp
T-4087 tuner

A-10 Integrated Amp - 85 WPC
T-9 tuner (recieved with a bent dial and cracked face due to crappy packing)
TA-630D cassette deck

A-7 Integrated Amp - 65 WPC
T-4 Tuner
TA-630D Cassette deck

TX-6500 MkII reciever - 100 WPC
TX-4500 MkII reciever - 65 WPC
Tx-2500 MkII reciever - 30 WPC

I had a great TX-8500 MkII reciever, but the A/C on my 68 Chrysler 300 convertible went out (not good in Phoenix), so I had to sell it to keep cool--It is sorely missed!
I also have several Marantz items, but that is a different thread.

A/D/Slover
09-16-2007, 09:00 PM
M 504....10 bucks at a grage sale....120 to fix
P 304 ....also 10 dollars
I also bought white van speakers for 10 bucks from the same sale.......Yea i sold those on CL for 40

but i was too late the tuner......


Also i own a Integra 3 motor single tape deck....which sounds good to me

REDone
09-16-2007, 09:18 PM
T4970 Integra Quartz Mosfet Tuner ... Would not class this as vintage & its the only piece of Onkyo I have .. but its the best sounding tuner I've heard .. I bought this advertised as a reference piece of kit from a German Radio station .. I understand why.

I have yet to buy more Onkyo stuff but would have no hesitation based on the above experience.

duramaxxx
11-11-2007, 08:28 PM
I have looked and it is hard to find info on it. Anyone have any specs on it other than the 160wpc. Pics too.

I currently run the M504/P304 with my 2 Sets of JBL L200's.

I have for sale a Sansui 9090 and a 9090DB, 2 Hafler 500's, a Carver TFM-15CB and more.

Thanks

YL1071
11-12-2007, 06:54 AM
As I wrote in another thread, I have just acquired a P 303 pre-amp, which is driving my Quad IIs.

Sounds good to me...

Paul

tarior
11-12-2007, 08:41 AM
Just one, a TX 8500. Very sweet receiver!:yes:

80sKid
11-17-2007, 02:19 PM
I have two Onkyo units that bear the “Integra” designation. In the bedroom is a TX-SV515PRO receiver, and in the basement an A-8500 integrated amplifier.

The 515 was the center of my home theater system something like 15 years ago. It’s now the center of the bedroom system (driving some small Energy bookshelf speakers). The 8500 has been used on and off in various systems.

Unfortunately, both have issues. The 515 has a problem with the left channel speaker relay not always clicking open on power-on (turn the unit back off and on again and that usually fixes it).

The 8500 is a really sweet amp that has a serious amount of power (more than the 85 wpc rms rating would indicate). That bass is ever so slightly "fat" but it's not a problem.

The 8500's issue is in the tone control circuit (some distortion). But when tone defeat is enabled it works flawlessly.

I have always loved really large volume knobs and Onkyo has generally been one of biggest purveyors of mega-sized attenuators. I find something very gratifying about grabbing a man-sized volume dial when crankin' it up!

For years I had a goal of getting some Grand Integra gear. But we all know how that stuff has really held its value.

Whitehall
11-17-2007, 08:25 PM
Just picked up a T-G10 tuner. It serves as my DX machine next to my "audiophile" McIntosh MR71 for local stations only.

Excellent controls and indications, sensitive and selective. Prefer the tube sound of the MR71 but the Onkyo is not bad at all.

bigstereo
11-17-2007, 08:46 PM
I've got the Integra M504. A fine amplifier imo. I love the look of it also.
Also the Integra DX6800 cd deck, copper chassis, again a real fine piece.
Both of these unit are in mint condition. I'm very pleased to have them in my collection.

gadget73
11-17-2007, 10:12 PM
I have a TX-4500 that I'm not gonna post pics of since there are several examples already. I have it hooked to a set of Onkyo Radian III speakers, which are somewhat less common. They sound quite good, if a bit bass shy. Some of that is the room, some is the 6" woofer. Overall its not bad at all but it definitely won't pump out the bass like a big driver does. The small footprint is nice, and overall they're very non-fatiguing to listen to.

http://audiokarma.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=66404&d=1193601092

80sKid
11-21-2007, 03:55 PM
Oooooh, cone tweeters! <g>

And what an odd speaker grille design.

ybaolywa
11-21-2007, 04:10 PM
This is about the only gear I have. It's the TX-25 receiver. Got it a garage sale. Front glass is cracked on the bottom. I like the way it looks and will keep it. But, replacing glass is a pain..:tears:

sleddogman
11-21-2007, 04:52 PM
Just gave an Onkyo Integra TX-85 (80wpc) with the nice dark wooden side panels, that I bought brand new back when, to a friend's teenage daughter so that she could get into vinyl (bless her soul.) I even still had the manual so that she'll know what all the buttons and switches are for too. :pawprint:

gadget73
11-21-2007, 05:07 PM
Oooooh, cone tweeters! <g>

And what an odd speaker grille design.

yeah they are a little weird. Definitely does not sound as good with the grille removed though. I'm not sure how the baffles on that grille function, but with them removed, the bass is definitely not as clean.

revenoor
11-29-2007, 10:53 AM
T-9090
P-3060R
P-304
P-308 (what no balance control?)
M-5060R
M-504 x 2
M-508 x 2

I plugged in the P-308 for the first time last night to listen to the Pro_Ject RM 5SE that the brown truck dropped off yesterday. My imaging moved back 6 feet. Had to shutdown for kiddie bedtime without finding out wtfo.

2chanman
11-29-2007, 11:45 AM
I have the A8067 Integra integrated amplifier and the T-9 FM/AM tuner. Also, I have an Integra 2 head cassette deck and an Onkyo 60w/channel AM/FM receiver that I cannot recall the model numbers of. None are in use at present.
2chanman

Raiko
11-30-2007, 02:26 AM
I just became a vintage Onkyo owner last weekend when I picked up a TX-4500 for $5 at a garage sale. It's in great condition and works perfectly except for one dial bulb that is out.

I have to admit that it looks like the designer of the unit designed the entire thing and then realized he had forgotten to integrate the dial glass so he just decided to screw it on to the front of the faceplate. When I first saw it at the garage sale I thought someone had modified it or broken the original glass and just screwed on another piece of glass. But, the owner said that that's the way it came. It just looks almost like a design afterthought. Still, a cool, clean looking receiver though.

bully
11-30-2007, 12:20 PM
An update. I still love the sound of Onkyo gear.
I still have two T-9 tuners and the T-4090 tuner. They are superb-sounding tuners!

dubwicht
11-30-2007, 11:58 PM
Hello there. I have an Onkyo TX-4500 receiver and the Pre/Power combo of the P-303 and the M-505. The receiver is reasonably good and the Pre/Power combination is very good. I bought all pieces on Ebay. It is amazing that great sounding vintage audio equipment of such quality can be bought for next to nothing. I laugh every time I visit a high end audio shop and look at the pricing of the new gear.

Cheers, Doug

bobinaz
12-01-2007, 01:58 AM
I had the tx-4500 years ago that I liked.
Now I only have the T-4 tuner. I like it. So does wifey. She likes to see the green light come on when it is locked on a station.
I also have the M-504 amp along with its matching P-304 preamp....not exactly vintage....but Onkyo just the same.

stugazz
01-10-2008, 07:51 PM
i am just trying to negotiate a deal for a tx-sv 717 can someone give me some input on this unit

beemer
01-10-2008, 08:46 PM
I have:

T-G10 Grand Integra tuner.
P-304 Integra preamp.
M-508 Grand Integra amp.

I'm looking to place a mint P-308 in the system, if you all know someone selling a P-308 in 8+ condition, PM me!

These Onkyo pieces have withstood the test of time very well. they are still great today!

Best,

Paul :thmbsp:

stugazz
01-16-2008, 09:07 PM
i just picked up the tx-sv717pro i can't find a manual to download anywhere can anyone give me some info for instance it has main speakers and remote speakers i know the wattage per side is 120 on the main now when i use the remote speakers with the main speakers does the wattage per channel change or does the remote speakers have a separate source of power

fiddlefye
01-16-2008, 10:42 PM
T-9 tuner, that's all I have for really vintage Onkyo. I like it a whole lot, but I need to to get it set up better as it goes crazy and keeps losing the signal completely whenever presented with a bit of multipath. I do have a somewhat more modern receiver, a TX810 that I bought to use at the cottage. For all of $10 it is absolutely astounding and it manages a healthy version of 45 w/ch, very enjoyable.

JT-3
01-16-2008, 11:10 PM
I got lucky and found a TX2500-II off a friend for $10, it was sitting in his basement for the last 20 years undisturbed. It looked terrible, I wasn't even sure it would turn on....but after a few hours of cleaning ( I laquered the vinyl rosewood cabinet, don't laugh!) it turned out very nice.

This unit is actually quite heavy and my only Onkyo receiver. Works great - no aux input though.

80sKid
01-16-2008, 11:19 PM
i just picked up the tx-sv717pro i can't find a manual to download anywhere can anyone give me some info for instance it has main speakers and remote speakers i know the wattage per side is 120 on the main now when i use the remote speakers with the main speakers does the wattage per channel change or does the remote speakers have a separate source of power

Most of the Onkyo units of that era work like this:

The "remote" speaker outputs are driven by the same amplifier that drives the surround channels. You can't use the remote room functionality when a surround sound mode is engaged in the main room. (Pressing the remote button disables surround sound in the main room, and vice versa, engaging a surround mode in the main room disables the remote room.)

You choose the source that you want to hear in the remote room by pressing the button labeled remote and then pressing the appropriate source selector.

On my 515 the volume of the remote room can only be controlled by use of the handheld remote control (absolutely no way to control remote room volume on the unit's front panel). It has a dedicated set of volume buttons for the remote room (does not share functionality with the main room volume controls).

Let us know if you have further questions.

ph2113
01-21-2008, 02:00 AM
I have an Onkyo A-7 integrated amp with a T-9 tuner too,
A-7:13.5kg,65W RMS @8 Ohms/ch,two huge 25ooo uF/55V caps inside,great AMP.

Now I have
Onkyo A7 Integrated Amp
Onkyo T9 Tuner
Luxman R-800 receiver
Kenwood KA-7100 Int Amp
Marantz 2238B receiver
Pioneer Prelude 4000A/M PL Turntable

Jack

voodoo93
01-23-2008, 11:35 PM
M-5090 AMP
P-3090 Pre Amp
TA-2070 Cassette Deck
T-9090 II Tuber

Original owner - all acquired 25 years ago - still in love with every piece - Amp has always beautifully driven a pair of JBL L-150As with Vinyl reproduction coming from a Denon DP-67L.

Chuck M
02-05-2008, 10:35 PM
I got my A-7 in 80 or 81. I use it daily and has never let me down.:thmbsp:
I had a T-4 tuner but it got lost somewhere down the line.

mrbruce
02-05-2008, 11:29 PM
I've just revived a TX-4500 MkII and am very impressed with the power; driving Advents. It cleaned up nicely and functions as expected.
Two small items remain - previous owner used a Pioneer knob as replacement for one of the smaller knobs and the meter lamps are out.
Anyone have an extra small knob and need a Pioneer knob?
And before I ask Dgwojo, anyone know the specifics for the meter lamps?
Thanks

Bruce

Fletch
02-06-2008, 12:36 AM
Picked up a A-25 Dual Servo Amp for $24 locally - currently hooked up to some Realistic Nova-5's - $14 in the kitchen. I need a tuner though. I'm waiting for the right one........it could be a while.

Will V.
02-20-2008, 03:25 PM
My first post here. I currently have an M-5140 power amp, driven by a P-3160 (I believe) preamp. It was my father's since new, and when he moved last year, he gave it to me. It was in storage a number of years.

I just hooked up the matching tuner, but no antenna yet. The matching dual tape deck is sitting in the corner of the room, I have no need for it, and sadly, the matching CD player is long gone. It was nice, as I recall. I have a Toshiba DVD player hooked up to it for DVD and CD playback.

Also sadly, the original Onkyo polyurethane-cone speakers are long gone, and a pair of B&W V201's have taken their place. I remember the original speakers were killer.

The system sounds sweet playing movies and CD's, and has rekindled my interest in hi-fi audio, which is why I'm here.

80sKid
02-20-2008, 07:47 PM
Welcome, Will.

The M5140 and p3160 are a popular combination. Plus, they seem to last forever. I'm betting those B&W speakers are better than the old Onkyos in most respects. They may not "crank" like the big ones, but they should have many other positive traits. (Although I am not familiar with the V201 model -- and I thought I knew all of B&W's models.)

Will V.
02-20-2008, 11:42 PM
Thank you for the welcome, sir. The B&W's might be better than the old Onkyos, but you know how your memory embellishes. The V-201's are small bookshelf speakers. They're really not too bad for their size. I think they're only rated at 65 watts or so, which makes me think I shouldn't crank the Onkyo too hard into them.

Next stop, I'm looking for a truly old-school Pioneer SX-9xx or 10xx. And some speakers that will handle that kind of power. :-)

krautmaster
02-21-2008, 12:08 AM
I was just thinking that there weren't many threads for vintage Onkyo units.

Maybe I'll find out why after a few posts... :D

I have an Onkyo A-7 integrated amp with a T-9 tuner

Anyone else have any Onkyo pieces?

Scott


I have quite a bit of Onkyo stuff around the house and shop:

TX-2500 MKII reciever (45 WPC)
TX-4500 MKII reciever (60 WPC)
TX-6500 MKII reciever (100 WPC)
A-7 integrated amp (60 WPC) with a T-4 tuner and TA-630DM cassette deck (black guages)
A-10 integrated amp (85 WPC) with a T-9 tuner and TA-630DM cassette deck (silver guages)

M508 Grand Integra Amp (220 WPC MONSTER!!!!)
P306 Rs preamp
T-4087 tuner

I had a TX-8500 MKII reciever (160WPC beasty), but I sold it several months ago on Craigs List because the money was right, and I thought the TX-6500 sounded better anyway.

levensnevel
02-21-2008, 02:30 PM
As per signature.
the 8037 is more than a match for both my speaker sets and the 4130? Well we have cable radio so I never checked her 'free to air 'radio stations reception. All in all a nice set and sufficient for my and missus levensnevel urrent needs with respect to audio

bumperboy
02-25-2008, 06:56 AM
Hi everyone,
I won this tonight on the bay (australia).
It's an Onkyo A-7050. Seller described it as being "almost mint".
Anyway I got it for $65.00 australian ($50.00 us?)

There's not much on the net about this beauty apart from an AK thread dating back to 2003.

I wonder if any of you Onkyo buffs had any info about it? All I know is it dates from 1973/4.

Sansui has always been my thing. The price and gorgeous looks of this just reeled me in. :thmbsp: Can't wait till I get it home :yes:

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k174/rubyacd/OnkyoA-7050-1.jpg http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k174/rubyacd/OnkyoA-7050-2.jpg

vintagegirl
03-28-2008, 11:07 PM
Hi there. I am new to the forum. I have an Onkyo TX-4500 receiver and an Onkyo CP-1036A turntable. There are hooked up to a pair of EPI-100s.

Also have a B&O setup from the late 70's/early 80's. Currently stored away.

jonman
03-28-2008, 11:43 PM
Hi there. I am new to the forum. I have an Onkyo TX-4500 receiver and an Onkyo CP-1036A turntable. There are hooked up to a pair of EPI-100s.

Also have a B&O setup from the late 70's/early 80's. Currently stored away.



Welcome to the forum. Vintagegirl

Mattwizz3
03-29-2008, 06:04 AM
I got a Onkyo Y-200D for $10 (Plus $26 postage) from ebay. I gave it to my sister and she is over the moon. Although, I'm not so sure about the sound from it. It can sound a bit crowded and dirty if you know what I mean, dosent seem to be easy to listen too. Maby its just the speakers I paired it up with, but at least it keeping the new owner happy.

80sKid
03-29-2008, 11:51 AM
Hi there. I am new to the forum. I have an Onkyo TX-4500 receiver and an Onkyo CP-1036A turntable. There are hooked up to a pair of EPI-100s.

Also have a B&O setup from the late 70's/early 80's. Currently stored away.

Welcome, Vintagegirl.

Onkyo makes a decent turntable, but their receivers are much better. Those EPIs are nice speakers.

Paul C
03-29-2008, 12:21 PM
Picked up a A-25 Dual Servo Amp for $24 locally - currently hooked up to some Realistic Nova-5's - $14 in the kitchen. I need a tuner though. I'm waiting for the right one........it could be a while.

I had an A-25, 40 w/ch, and it is a very healthy 40 w/ch, too.

This amp was one of Onkyo's "slimline" models, silver face, and a very clean, attractive amp. Even today, it would mix and match with some of the Onkyo silver face units and not look out of place.

The A-15 was similar. The A-25 used STK1050 hybrid chips for output, one for each channel. The A-15 used a single STK463 (I think) stereo output chip, which drove both channels. The A-25 had speaker output switching for Off (when listening to headphones), A, B, or A+B (in series). The A-15 had just Off, A, A+B.

Also, the A-15's phono stage was for MM cartridges. The A-25 had a pushbutton under the door, and indicator lights, for MM or MC cartridges.

The Onkyo T-15 (analog), T-25 (digital), and T-35 (digital) are great matches visually, and perform well.

The T-15 has a ferrite rod AM antenna on a ball joint on back, which I think can be disconnected. It just does not perform. This tuner very much needs a separate loop AM antenna. FM works great, and the servo lock feature really locks on a station.

I saw a T-15 on ebay just recently, and also T-25 and T-35 tuners.

If you will IM your email address, I can send you a pdf of an Onkyo brochure for the A-15/T-15 combo, and T-15 owner's manual.

http://audiokarma.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=56895&d=1186533904

http://audiokarma.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=56896&d=11865339049

http://audiokarma.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=56897&d=1186533904

hakemon
04-03-2008, 03:29 PM
This is my Onkyo TX-4500 MK II. I only know an extremely short history of it. I got it at a thrift store about a month ago, restored it (sorta, still need to replace a bolt, and replace lamps), but it's already managed to replace my Onkyo TX-820 receiver, completely, and drives 4 huge speakers.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v395/Evilweredragon/ent.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v395/Evilweredragon/deck1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v395/Evilweredragon/dusty.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v395/Evilweredragon/onk2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v395/Evilweredragon/onk1.jpg

Sorry for so many pictures, I just love this machine

spl779
07-13-2009, 02:29 PM
I own the following Onkyo Integra pieces:

M-588F Power Amplifier (X3)
P-388F Preamplifier (X2)
T-488F AM/FM Tuner
DX-788F CD Player
DX-C909 CD Changer
TA-207 Cassette Deck
TA-RW909 Dual Cassette Deck
CP-1280F Turntable (X2)
Onkyo Scepter 1001 Monitor Loudspeakers
Onkyo Scepter 3001 Floorstanding Loudspeakers

All are beautiful looking and sound fabulous.

Regards,

Steve

68custom
07-13-2009, 11:02 PM
bought these new in early 80s,traded tuner for a technic cassette deck which is long gone.however the a7040 still is used all the time ,well built unit that has only had its pots/switches cleaned once or twice
good IA no great IA

fiddlefye
07-13-2009, 11:59 PM
I like my TX-4500 mk II as well. Like yours it came from a thrift, with the sticker on it reading "not working" for all of $6. The "not working" was solved by cleaning some controls and the burned out bulbs were replaced by LEDs. Man does the display look great now! It's in my bedroom system for the moment, but really too big for the space and due to be replaced by a Scott receiver in a bit (I hope). Great sounding receiver and an excellent tuner in there.

This is my Onkyo TX-4500 MK II. I only know an extremely short history of it. I got it at a thrift store about a month ago, restored it (sorta, still need to replace a bolt, and replace lamps), but it's already managed to replace my Onkyo TX-820 receiver, completely, and drives 4 huge speakers.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v395/Evilweredragon/ent.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v395/Evilweredragon/deck1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v395/Evilweredragon/dusty.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v395/Evilweredragon/onk2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v395/Evilweredragon/onk1.jpg

Sorry for so many pictures, I just love this machine

80sKid
07-14-2009, 12:36 PM
I had an A-25...

http://audiokarma.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=56895&d=1186533904


For some reason, this is my first time seeing these pics of this slimline series of Onkyo models.

And I LOVE them! They are beautiful to me. :drool:

zr1gary
07-15-2009, 10:35 AM
I got my first Onkyos in 2007...an A-10 and T-9.

Now that I have used them for a couple years, I can say that I am impressed with the build and sound. To my ears and with the speakers in use, they are easy to listen to and I am always looking to try other Onkyo models.

Recently I acquired, from 'Donberry' an A-5 (thanks Don!), to go with a T-4 I have. Once again...great match.

One thing that I am really impressed by is the ability of the T-4 and T-9 to lock onto weak FM with just a length of wire for antennas....If you look inside the T-4....it is a big empty box, one circuit board and I wonder 'how the hell can this be any good'? I have some pretty good tuners, Pioneer, Luxman, McIntosh, Sansui, etc....I'm still impressed by the T-9 and T-4.

Anyone know if the A-7 had a matching tuner?:scratch2:
I'm guessing the T-4 was match to A-5?
T-9 and A-10?
Just guessing here.

kneeOhFight
08-08-2009, 04:46 AM
I have the M 5160 power amp, and a P 3160 preamp, and I can't overstate how pleased I am with both units. The 5160is a total sleeper-- I paid next to nothing for the thing, and it has never disappointed me...sounds amazing with any/all f the 4 pairs of speakers I currently own. I will buy the next 3 or 4 5160's I run across, and it goes without saying I'm on the lookout for the sexy and powerful Integra pieces.

Oh yeah...I've owned a TX-84 for 25 years..currently on the back burner, but it has never let me down either. I love me some Onkyo!!:music::thmbsp::music::thmbsp:

Danimal
08-08-2009, 08:41 AM
Somehow I missed this thread - Below are my A-7022 with the matching T-4055.

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_g0EAYPagimU/Snr3DYyCOtI/AAAAAAAAAWE/btivs4pTXqI/s720/IMG_6694.JPG

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_g0EAYPagimU/Snr3B_b7ENI/AAAAAAAAAV0/vvvxT7IVEi0/s720/IMG_6688.JPG

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_g0EAYPagimU/Snr3CGaAp8I/AAAAAAAAAV4/-bLnKs6OI7M/s720/IMG_6693.JPG

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_g0EAYPagimU/Snr3CiFVcsI/AAAAAAAAAV8/xaZlYYpThz4/s720/IMG_6695.JPG

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_g0EAYPagimU/Snr3C4peW_I/AAAAAAAAAWA/3PXfIL9--P8/s720/IMG_6689.JPG

timmo
08-08-2009, 10:32 AM
I have a TX2500MKII paired w/Sansui 2500's in the living room for morning fm listening. Tim

Freezer7Pro
08-08-2009, 01:59 PM
Well, it isn't exactly vintage, but I have a TX-8211R, mid 90's receiver, and I must say that it's a nice little piece. 48WPC, and very neutral sound. It's virtually indistinguishable from my main system.

ToasterBin
08-08-2009, 06:31 PM
Hi,

I have an Onkyo Integra M-506RS Amplifier and a P-304 Pre-amp. Love 'em.

jojo0416
08-08-2009, 08:24 PM
I had an Onkyo Integra A817-XX that I regretted selling years ago. Now I own an Onkyo Integra M-504, can anyone advise a good pre-amp to match this amp?

Thanks.

grillebilly
08-08-2009, 09:26 PM
SSSSHHHHHHH!!!!
vintage Onkyo is a best-kept secret.......tell everyone and it will be as pricey as Pioneer stuff.

Every model of the TX ?500 MK II line is a bargain and built like a tank, and sound at LEAST as good as the others in my signature,

gatorvrx
08-08-2009, 11:51 PM
I have two pieces, both near mint condition in and out, a 2500 MK II, and a TX 5000, which needs replacement 15000 uf caps. Anyone have some caps sitting around?

Rygen
09-14-2009, 07:25 PM
Just saw this, I have a Onkyo TX-5000:

http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/picture.php?albumid=462&pictureid=3126

cbrworm
09-14-2009, 09:42 PM
I've had a few older onkyo's that I can't remember the model numbers. I always dreamed of the M-508.

I had a TX-SV909Pro and a TX-SV919tHX which were modern monsters in the 90's. I unfortunately got rid of both of them when DD/DTS came around.

I still have an A-8087 integrated amp which still sounds very good, but rarely gets used.

I have in daily TV duty a TX-SR703 and a TX-SR805 which both work well, and the 805 helps keep the air conditioner busy.

I have never been dissappointed by any onkyo gear, and they are the only brand that I have bought repeatedly as the years have worn on. I have never had a failure that did not involve speaker wires touching each other.

Aside from 1970's pioneer gear, but that's a whole different story.

twc5964
09-16-2009, 06:43 AM
I have a Onkyo p-304 preamp I totally re-capped last year with nice capacitors.I used it for 6 months then shelved it once I got my Yamaha integrated.It's a very nice preamp.Now sitting gathering dust.

Oren Leavitt
09-16-2009, 11:54 PM
I have an Onkyo A-5 - bought for $25 at a garage sale in 2003 or so.
A good 50wpch with lots of headroom!
It upped and "magic smoked" one night, so it's on the workbench queue now...

PWILSON
10-28-2009, 12:42 AM
Anyone know each one is better preampliflier : Onkyo p301 ,onkio p3300, or onkyo p3200 ?

lico
10-28-2009, 07:28 PM
The Onkyo A-7070 I have is an excellent performer. Lots of punch, clean sounding. Simulated woodgrain cabinet, but I like the styling.




http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=176479&d=1256772282

PWILSON
10-28-2009, 11:15 PM
hy can anybody tell me each one its better choice ? p3300 ,p3150v ,or p301 they are onkyo preamplifliers . iwant to buy one of thoses . thanks for the help . pwilson

Mattwizz3
10-29-2009, 04:49 AM
I wrote a while ago (Page 8) that I had a Onkyo Y-200D that sounded a bit poor. Well, since then this ting has pretty much been fully re-capped as there were failures in the amp, Pre and power suppy which I just replaced one section at a time as they went. Just recently the preamp section went so I did a re-cap of that... WOW, yeah maby I should have done that a while ago. The sound is so much better, everyting has much more life and depth to it and somtimes the sound really jumps out at you. I have it set up in my room at the moment and its great, obviously at 8Watts a side you dont get a bunch of power. But at regular listening levels this thing is awseome.

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r223/mattwizz3/OnkyoY-200D2.jpg

Since this thing had the main power transistors sitting on just an aluminium fin as a heatsink, I removed all of them and mounted them on a large heatsink on the other side. They used to get quite hot but now they hardly get warm.

Hi, PWILSON. You might get a better response if you just make a new thread asking what one is better. I have no clue about those so couldent tell you.

darth
10-29-2009, 03:48 PM
I still have a Onkyo A-7 Integrated Amplifier in mint condition. Excellent build quality and sound is great too. I use to own both a TX-2500mk1 and TX-4500mk1 receiver but sold them awhile back.

retreatwi
10-29-2009, 06:03 PM
I just picked up an A 7090 and a T 4090 at the Salvation army for $10. They look to be in great shape. Only problem was I had to leave them at my brother's house in WI. I live in GA.

entex
10-29-2009, 06:26 PM
I own a mint Onkyo A-7 integrated amplifier. I use it to drive a pair of JBL 4312a speakers from my computer, plus a technics turntable that gets very little use. I have a HUGE digital music library, like 1.5+ Tb, so I use this amp a lot...every day, and I crank it for when I'm showering down the hall from my office every morning. This amp is a.m.a.z.i.n.g. It is so powerful, I run it with the -20dB muting button engaged permanently and never get above 10 o'clock on the volume dial without melting my face off. It is extremely clear and defined across all frequencies, and it has the most beautiful and cleanly organized insides I have ever seen...big components and easy access to every board. I have only good things to say about Onkyo...and the biggest plus is that they're vintage stuff is still relatively un-sought after, so you can still get it for cheap, unlike Pioneer, Marantz, and Sansui; and it's definitely on par with all those brands, though I'd say more even-tempered. It's not as bassy as a standard Marantz and not as bright as the Pioneer sx-... series, but it meets or surpasses them in terms of unadultered clarity and reliability.

68custom
11-01-2009, 11:47 AM
i have a a-7040 that i bought new and has performed flawlessly for 30 yrs.I never even turn it off.also have run four mission 707s full bore for many hours with no problems.good build quality and in my opinion bullit proof,esp for a 50 wpc ia

slowpat
11-02-2009, 10:28 PM
I have the P-304/M-504 combo in like new condition (love those meters.) Then I went out and got a M-5030 (although the glass is cracked in one corner :( And I have two T-9's (I think they sound better than the Pioneer TX-9500II), TX-8500, TX-6500 MKII. I'm listening to a small Onkyo shelf system with BIG sound as I type this.

jojo0416
11-02-2009, 10:54 PM
I had an Onkyo Integra A-817XX that got me started me with vintage gears, which I drive hard daily with no sweat. I regretfully sold it to finance another good amp.

Borrowed picture:

chicks
12-08-2009, 01:00 AM
Just saw this, I have a Onkyo TX-5000:

http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/picture.php?albumid=462&pictureid=3126

Just saw one of those at the GW today, dirty but unscratched. What a beast! Heavy as hell, measured 21" wide! They wanted $25 for it, but I just don't have the room, and doubt it would sell for much more.

just dave
12-08-2009, 05:07 PM
I've got a tx-8500mkII and man its really sweet.Great sound and build quality.

wiredbecker
12-08-2009, 05:20 PM
Yeah I've got a TX-2500II and it just started puking DC to the speakers upon warmup

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_FwBdMdPeh0E/SgKKU0ZC0OI/AAAAAAAAAQs/KtcJ7oYn2hU/s1600/Onkyo7_0001.JPG

Intermittent issues are a drag to diagnose.

jaykoly
12-09-2009, 12:01 AM
Currently running an M504 amp and a P304 preamp in my main system. I have a 7040 integrated amp, several onkyo tuners, 2500 receiver.

OldJBL
12-09-2009, 12:31 AM
I have an Onkyo TX-84 that is still in use in our basement entertainment area. It drives a set of JBL L60T speakers quite nicely. It may not be vintage by many standards but I am the original owner and it was one of the first quality pieces of stereo gear I bought after college. It lead to buying a pair of JBL L100t3 speakers which lead to Sony ES stuff and that started my love affair with quality audio. So in a way, that little TX-84 is responsible for putting me on the path to a lot of enjoyment in my life.

Goldstrat
12-09-2009, 09:30 AM
I have an old TX-2500 that has been in our family since the 70's. I really like it but it has some issues now. The right channel does not work when listening to FM but does when listening to CD on the aux input. This receiver has been through many houses and great parties for years. I would love to get it recapped and use it in my office.

Redstar74sg
12-09-2009, 11:03 AM
I have this rather hard to come by Onkyo Receiver. I think that the model is called Y-11K. It has a surround sound mode with 4 speakers - but 6 combinations of surround sound mode.

just dave
12-09-2009, 04:57 PM
So is it quad or just 2 pairs of speakers on at the same time?

hakemon
12-09-2009, 05:27 PM
Yeah I've got a TX-2500II and it just started puking DC to the speakers upon warmup

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_FwBdMdPeh0E/SgKKU0ZC0OI/AAAAAAAAAQs/KtcJ7oYn2hU/s1600/Onkyo7_0001.JPG

Intermittent issues are a drag to diagnose.

That's what my 4500 MKII does... I found the issue at the preamp stage, and zoned it down to one transistor pack, sadly I can't get the damn wirewrapped board out to removed the part to replace it.

hakemon
12-09-2009, 05:29 PM
I don't really call it vintage, but along with my 4500 which is on the work bench (for the past year mind you), I also have a TX-820.. It's not vintage, but it's yesteryear enough..

I use it as a powerful headphone power amp, as it's headphone jacks, like the older amps, is wired to the main output transistors.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RbuhXI84d0

highping
12-09-2009, 09:38 PM
TX-4500 tried to get the tuner knob off today, and was unsuccessful.

Dave1384
12-09-2009, 09:51 PM
Favorite Rig: TX 6500mkll

wiredbecker
12-10-2009, 08:05 PM
That's what my 4500 MKII does... I found the issue at the preamp stage, and zoned it down to one transistor pack, sadly I can't get the damn wirewrapped board out to removed the part to replace it.

Noted. Thanks for the response.

planckzoo
12-10-2009, 08:46 PM
i bought a Onkyo Integra A 8017 at a thrift store early this year, I have been very impressed with it. Very nice sound, it has 75 WPC.
I have enclosed a lousy picture of a very nice amp. One of the lights is burned out on the CD/AUX button, but that is not a big deal to me.

planckzoo
12-10-2009, 08:54 PM
Lousy photo, nice amp.I am a mostly vinyl guy, and my Technics 1200 sounds great on this Onkyo.

silverlord
12-10-2009, 09:09 PM
I have a TX-8500. A true monster. Amazingly well built.I'm probably going to unload it soon.No room at the inn!!

Redstar74sg
12-11-2009, 08:16 AM
So is it quad or just 2 pairs of speakers on at the same time?

It's largely two pairs of speakers on at the same time - Front and Rear, and the 6 combinations on the knob for surround sound are fixed levels of mixture between front and rear speakers.

Dwartz
12-11-2009, 02:04 PM
This thread made me check craigslist on a whim, and I just picked up a TX-2500 and (cough) a couple 8-track recorders the guy threw in. The TX-2500 is a pretty machine. If my wife asks, I'm blaming you guys. ;)

BBQDad
12-16-2009, 08:33 PM
I have several Onkyos:

1-- TX 2500 MK II 40 WPC
2-- TX 4500 MK II 60 WPC
2-- TX 8500 MK II 160 WPC
1-- EQ 35 Equalizer

These units are all vintage late '70s early '80s.

The 8500 drives two pairs of New Large Advents and does it with ease. Turn it up past nine o' clock and you had better be standing back. There is never any sense of strain. Highs and mids are even and crisply defined, and the bass is great: solid, clear, perfectly controlled. Great soundstage.
:yes:

just dave
12-17-2009, 06:27 AM
I have a 8500mkII also and love it,great sound and great build quality.

ants2au
12-17-2009, 04:17 PM
I have a pair of Onkyo Radian III speakers.
pick them up in a local council cleanup.
Definitely early '70 vintage, if not earlier.

Anyone knnow anything about these?
I found some specs on the net that say they are 96db at 0.5m
Seem very efficient.


I was just thinking that there weren't many threads for vintage Onkyo units.

Maybe I'll find out why after a few posts... :D

I have an Onkyo A-7 integrated amp with a T-9 tuner

Anyone else have any Onkyo pieces?

Scott

audiojones
12-17-2009, 08:09 PM
I had an Onkyo A-7022 integrated amp. Really loved it - had a great build, lots of power (a conservative 65 wpc @8 ohms) the most flexible and useful control layout I have ever seen this side of the Pioneer SX / SA series plus beautiful looks in a compact package that would fit on any shelf.

I ended up selling it because it was just sitting around and not being enjoyed, and that just ain't right. Hopefully the person who bought it will find a matching T-4055 tuner to go with it - now that'd be a nice setup. Love that champagne faceplate...real purdy!

Spy-Fi
12-29-2009, 08:31 PM
New owner Onkyo Integra M-504. I also have an Onkyo TX-SV545 A/V control receiver.
Note: Anyone have a copy of the M-504 manual on file? Also, the VU lamps are burned out and replacements are en route. Any tricks/tips to installation? Thanks

marcelturda
12-30-2009, 11:42 PM
New owner of this sweet thing: Onkyo TX 8500 MKII.
This thing is sooo amazing!
I am impressed the way they built this receiver! The sound is so well balanced.I have an Marantz 2230, Marantz 2250B, Akai 2450, JVC A-x5,Sansui 5050, but this "Thing"
is way better than all these together.

Danimal
12-31-2009, 12:33 AM
I had an Onkyo A-7022 integrated amp. Really loved it - had a great build, lots of power (a conservative 65 wpc @8 ohms) the most flexible and useful control layout I have ever seen this side of the Pioneer SX / SA series plus beautiful looks in a compact package that would fit on any shelf.

I ended up selling it because it was just sitting around and not being enjoyed, and that just ain't right. Hopefully the person who bought it will find a matching T-4055 tuner to go with it - now that'd be a nice setup. Love that champagne faceplate...real purdy!

I had the matching set and they were near mint. I regret selling them already. One of the nicest sounding set ups I have come across. I sold it to a very good friend. He gave it to his mother for Christmas. They were stunning pieces sonically and visually.

marcelturda
01-01-2010, 09:37 PM
Hi,
Do you have any idea , how much was the original price of onkyo 8500 MkII?

just dave
01-01-2010, 10:50 PM
I'm not sure but I think 1100.00 bucks.

audiojones
01-01-2010, 11:57 PM
I had the matching set and they were near mint. I regret selling them already. One of the nicest sounding set ups I have come across. I sold it to a very good friend. He gave it to his mother for Christmas. They were stunning pieces sonically and visually.

That's what I'm talkin' bout, Danimal! Just looking at those beauties makes me regret selling mine! All those great looks and performance to boot - Onkyo really had it together at one time. :drool:

sempai
01-02-2010, 03:13 AM
I love my TX-4500.
This is the receiver that got rave reviews and launched Onkyo into the big leagues. If you have had the opportunity to listen to one you know why.
Mine is currently driving a pair Genesis 1's. I love the sound although some might find this combination a little bright and they might be right. I'm looking at picking up some Dynaco A-25's or Large Advents (maybe both) to mellow out the sound.
I love my TX-4500.

just dave
01-02-2010, 08:50 AM
New owner of this sweet thing: Onkyo TX 8500 MKII.
This thing is sooo amazing!
I am impressed the way they built this receiver! The sound is so well balanced.I have an Marantz 2230, Marantz 2250B, Akai 2450, JVC A-x5,Sansui 5050, but this "Thing"
is way better than all these together.

I really love mine. It's built like a tank and I love the analog and digital tuner combo.:music:

mcp1
01-02-2010, 09:35 AM
This thread made me check craigslist on a whim, and I just picked up a TX-2500 and (cough) a couple 8-track recorders the guy threw in. The TX-2500 is a pretty machine. If my wife asks, I'm blaming you guys. ;)

I owned the 2500 Mk II and it was a beauty. I felt the highs were a little pronounced, so speaker matching is important. A great match with many vintage speakers that are a little soft on top.

Marty

grillebilly
01-02-2010, 02:21 PM
New owner of this sweet thing: Onkyo TX 8500 MKII.
This thing is sooo amazing!
I am impressed the way they built this receiver! The sound is so well balanced.I have an Marantz 2230, Marantz 2250B, Akai 2450, JVC A-x5,Sansui 5050, but this "Thing"
is way better than all these together.

SSSHHHHH!! let everyone think Marantz, Pioneer and Sansui were the best vintage receivers.
I'm with you guys, love the old Onkyo gear.
The 8500 MK II sold for a grand according to my Blue book. Dual Mono design, and built like a tank...quite an impressive beast.

ianniele
01-03-2010, 03:01 AM
Found a Onkyo C-100 cd player on the street curb the other day.Done a few adjusting and the thing works fine.By the way i think that this is a fairly rare player because there is nothing about it on the net. Ian

aabottom
01-17-2010, 09:22 AM
I have the A-5 integrated amp. I've been using it for 31 years. The volume and balance control induce noise and static.

I'm thinking about getting some new potentiometers- any suggestions?

In the meantime I'm likin' my new Yamaha RX-797 stereo revceiver.

grillebilly
01-17-2010, 09:58 AM
I have the A-5 integrated amp. I've been using it for 31 years. The volume and balance control induce noise and static.


Have you tried cleaning the pots first? I would bet most any piece of gear that old needs them cleaned. Very common problem. Check out the Deoxit thread.

markshan
01-17-2010, 10:17 AM
Here is a cool old Onkyo piece I picked up at a garage sale this summer. It sounds great but with it's built in crossovers and tri-amping it won't work with just any speakers.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d11/markshan/Onkyo1.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d11/markshan/Onkyo5.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d11/markshan/Onkyo4.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d11/markshan/Onkyo2.jpg

aabottom
01-17-2010, 11:09 AM
Have you tried cleaning the pots first? I would bet most any piece of gear that old needs them cleaned. Very common problem. Check out the Deoxit thread.

Thanks for the reply.

As I recall, I tried that a few years ago with marginal success. If I could get some new pots for $50, I'd rather spend my time replacing the pots than cleaning the old one.

indyhawg
01-21-2010, 08:47 PM
I bought a TX-3000 a few weeks back off Craigslist. I am very happy with it.

krowmagnum
01-21-2010, 08:56 PM
I have 3 old Onkyo receivers in my collection.

TX-2000
TX-3000
TX-4500 MKII

I haven't spent much time listening to the 2000 & 3000 but the 4500 MKII is a nice unit. Definitely a sleeper.

ianniele
01-22-2010, 03:40 AM
Hi all found a onkyo 100 on yhe street the other day. Had it checked uit and it plays really goed.Tried to find info on the net but ther was none,so if any of onkyo owners know anything about the player i would love to hear about it. Ian :yes::D

NYBill
03-10-2010, 12:10 AM
Hi,
Do you have any idea , how much was the original price of onkyo 8500 MkII?

Originally the MSRP was $999.99. That was in Mahattan, NYC. They were getting about $900.00 in the high end stores. As soon as it became known that the jumpers could be removed to make it an Integrated Amp...they flew off the shelves. I paid $629.00 for mine in Druker's Wholesale in Newark, NJ. I hope this helps. NYBill.

Danimal
03-10-2010, 12:32 AM
That's what I'm talkin' bout, Danimal! Just looking at those beauties makes me regret selling mine! All those great looks and performance to boot - Onkyo really had it together at one time. :drool:

Someone has these units for sale over in Barter Town.... I'm just sayin.

Smokin' price on them, too!

jaykoly
03-10-2010, 02:10 AM
Run a M504 amp and P304 preamp combo daily. Solid performers, Amp looks great too!

Also have 7040 and 7070 integrateds, TX1000U Tuner.

t40killa
03-21-2010, 08:24 PM
I have had some of their more recent gear only.

Currently running a TX-SR805 HT receiver. This thing is a beast!

I also had a TX 8511 stereo receiver when I was in college.

bakes
03-21-2010, 11:33 PM
An Onkyo A-25 integrated amp carried me from college in 1981 through last year in my living room system, when one channel started pegging the power meter. Still have it (and the companion T-15 tuner), but she needs a bit of work. Usually just wiggle around the big flat IC sticking up from the circuit board and it behaves, but not sure what the issue is this time.

blhagstrom
03-21-2010, 11:46 PM
An Onkyo A-25 integrated amp carried me from college in 1981 through last year in my living room system, when one channel started pegging the power meter. Still have it (and the companion T-15 tuner), but she needs a bit of work. Usually just wiggle around the big flat IC sticking up from the circuit board and it behaves, but not sure what the issue is this time.


That really sounds like a bad solder joint. Have you checked closely?

cfinchrist
03-22-2010, 01:56 AM
I really like my Onkyo Integra A-701D (105 watts per side), it sounds really good and is supposedly 2 ohm stable; it's built like a tank so i would not doubt it.It is a Japan only release, and the American equivalent is the A-8800. I also have a Integra DX-5500 which is a very good sounding CD player.

thunderbird3370
03-24-2010, 07:52 PM
I am running a onkyo integra set, lets start with the integra dx-530 cdp, going to the integra P-304 pre-amp, going to the integra M-504, also have the integra t-4087 tuner too, this set is hooked to a pair of HPM-100's, this is one awsome sounding set--it makes my chest cave in from all the bottom end it produces, and also the mids and highs are out of this world--this set is a keeper!:thmbsp::banana::music: the bird

cactuscowboy
07-18-2010, 12:45 AM
Looks like I just joined the club. I found an Onkyo TX-4500MKII at a yard sale this morning for ten bucks. Seller claims it's in working condition. At the least it needs a thorough cleaning and detailing.

Cole
07-20-2010, 03:28 AM
Count me in too. I recently picked up an Onkyo TX-3000 which unfortunately has some loose internal wiring thus no sound out the left channel. I thought it might be an easy fix but its beyond my skills I'm sad to say. :(

cactuscowboy
07-20-2010, 10:24 AM
I spent a some time cleaning and detailing the TX-4500MKII yesterday. I also hit all the pots with contact cleaner. I've got it hooked up in my main system and it works flawlessly. Sounds terrific. :banana:

vega2k
07-20-2010, 02:47 PM
Here's some pics of my newly acquired TX-8500 MK II.

Can any one help with the specs on the selection lamps (Lock, Tune, FM, Tape , Phono, etc.) and the dial pointer lamp? I have the SM, but I just could not figure it out.

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk91/frvega2000/Vintage/IMG_2702.jpg
http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk91/frvega2000/Vintage/IMG_2701.jpg
http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk91/frvega2000/Vintage/IMG_2698.jpg
http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk91/frvega2000/Vintage/IMG_2699.jpg

Now I just need to figure out where the heck I'm going to put it. :scratch2: :banana:

aabottom
07-20-2010, 05:55 PM
Here's some pics of my newly acquired TX-8500 MK II.

Can any one help with the specs on the selection lamps (Lock, Tune, FM, Tape , Phono, etc.) and the dial pointer lamp? I have the SM, but I just could not figure it out.

...
Now I just need to figure out where the heck I'm going to put it. :scratch2: :banana:
My living room would be fine.

jhoak
07-21-2010, 05:29 AM
Yep. A few weeks ago I picked up a P-306RS & M-506RS pair. They're cosmetically "challenged" but after a liberal application of DeoxIT they're sounding pretty good. They're driving a pair of Klipsch La Scalas. :)

http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af174/jeffhoak/Living%20Room/M-506RS.jpg

http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af174/jeffhoak/Living%20Room/P-306RS.jpg

Oh yea... They got a whole bunch of new bulbs too. It's nice to be able to see those big meters dancing from across the room. ;)

davidguilbault
07-22-2010, 05:22 AM
Hi Onkyo folks. Just got a Onkyo CP-1130F turntable with Grado G+ cartridge (no stylus) at Goodwill for $30. Can anyone enlighten about this TT and/or suggest good matching cartridges? I can't find any info on this model online. Thanks.

grillebilly
07-22-2010, 03:53 PM
Hi Onkyo folks. Just got a Onkyo CP-1130F turntable with Grado G+ cartridge (no stylus) at Goodwill for $30. Can anyone enlighten about this TT and/or suggest good matching cartridges? I can't find any info on this model online. Thanks.

I had a similar (1030F) as my workhorse for almost 30 years. I was very happy with it. It had a problem with the speed control once but was easily cured with some deoxit on the control wheel.
As far as cartridges go you may want to try the tt forum. You will get a load of suggestions. I ended up with a AT 440 MLa
http://www.needledoctor.com/Audio-Technica-440MLa-Cartridge?sc=2&category=363
due to their suggestions, for my main tt.
shop around for best price

tututpouet
08-06-2010, 09:48 AM
Among the 80's integrated amps Integra series, what are the best gears to look for please ?

slowpat
08-13-2010, 05:36 PM
The amp and the pre-amp are very very desirable. You can check the auction site for completed listing. But any further discussions on value should be done in the Dollar and Sense section, so you may want to open a new thread there and you will get all types of value input from other AK'ers. Welcome to AK, and hope you stick around...

theophile
08-13-2010, 05:51 PM
The amp and the pre-amp are very very desirable. You can check the auction site for completed listing. But any further discussions on value should be done in the Dollar and Sense section, so you may want to open a new thread there and you will get all types of value input from other AK'ers. Welcome to AK, and hope you stick around...

The other thing about the Dollars and Sense forum,is that you cannot offer your own merchandise for sale.

s_sheridan
08-13-2010, 06:41 PM
Thanks for the comments slowpat & theophile.

I'll check out the Auction Site and the Dollar and Sense section though.

Thanks for the advice.

s_sheridan
08-15-2010, 11:26 AM
For my fellow Vintage Onkyo aficionados, here is a couple pictures of my 1989 Vintage Onkyo System that I bought in Okinawa. Sorry the picture quality isn't the greatest.

Vintage_Hi-F
08-15-2010, 11:49 AM
For my fellow Vintage Onkyo aficionados, here is a couple pictures of my 1989 Vintage Onkyo System that I bought in Okinawa. Sorry the picture quality isn't the greatest.

Nice setup. :thmbsp:

s_sheridan
08-15-2010, 12:20 PM
Thank you.

dmfreitas
08-15-2010, 08:10 PM
My Onkyo setup was purchased new in 1986 while in the military stationed in Japan.
Onkyo M506RS Power Amp
Onkyo P306RS Pre-Amp
Onkyo T-9090 Tuner

Everything works well for a system that is 24 yrs old. It could use a good cleaning (service) as the pot switches have a little bit of noise. Other than that I am very happy for the system.

Anybody that lives in the Los Angeles / San Diego area know of a good repair shop for a good cleaning??

slowpat
08-15-2010, 08:19 PM
My Onkyo setup was purchased new in 1986 while in the military stationed in Japan.
Onkyo M506RS Power Amp
Onkyo P306RS Pre-Amp
Onkyo T-9090 Tuner

Everything works well for a system that is 24 yrs old. It could use a good cleaning (service) as the pot switches have a little bit of noise. Other than that I am very happy for the system.

Anybody that lives in the Los Angeles / San Diego area know of a good repair shop for a good cleaning??

Those are nice pieces...there's not much to clean in the amp, and if you're handy, I think you can clean the switches and potentiometers in the pre-amp. Just buy a can of De-Oxit from Fry's, open the cover, and get into those pots.

just dave
08-16-2010, 08:09 AM
For my fellow Vintage Onkyo aficionados, here is a couple pictures of my 1989 Vintage Onkyo System that I bought in Okinawa. Sorry the picture quality isn't the greatest.

Where's the turntable:scratch2:

thedo
08-17-2010, 11:16 AM
For my fellow Vintage Onkyo aficionados, here is a couple pictures of my 1989 Vintage Onkyo System that I bought in Okinawa. Sorry the picture quality isn't the greatest.

Does anyone know if Onkyo made other EQ that also had the wood side panel beside this EQ-540 ?

s_sheridan
08-17-2010, 11:19 AM
Thanks. What Amp and Preamp do you have?

thedo
08-17-2010, 01:18 PM
Thanks. What Amp and Preamp do you have?

They are not my main listening gears anymore, but I love them since they were my dream audio gears back in the 80s when I was still in college. I remembered I always stopped by Circuit City or Roger Sound Labs every Saturday to look at the Onkyo components, M504, P-304, M-508, P-308, Luxman LX-104, Luxman GX-101, ...etc and drooled.... They was completely out of my reach at that time.
Can't believe it's been 25 years already....

thedo
08-17-2010, 02:46 PM
Thanks for the comments slowpat & theophile.

I'll check out the Auction Site and the Dollar and Sense section though.

Thanks for the advice.

Hi, how much do you want for your Onkyo gears?