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04-23-2011, 12:43 PM
I have 3 h/k430s, 3 h/k630s, 1 h/k930, 2 citation 12s, 1 h/k festival 230 and an onkyo tx-6500mk2 which I was very disappointed with.

04-23-2011, 12:46 PM
I know the citation 12s aren't receivers but I had to add them. Oh and I also have a citation 11.

04-23-2011, 01:03 PM
Let's see...

1 – Fisher 500c
1 – Pioneer SX34
1 – Sherwood S-8000 III

Solid State
3 – Advent 300's
1 – Carver 900
1 – Denon DRA-295 (this one is probably not vintage)
1 – Harmon Kardon HK560
1 – Kenwood KR-4600
1 – Kenwood KR-3030
1 – Marantz 2270
2 – Maranct 2220
1 – Marantz 2230B
1 – Marantz 2240B
1 – Optimus STA-20
1 – Pioneer SX-550
1 – Pioneer SX-580
1 – Pioneer SX-727
1 – Pioneer SX-828
2 – Pioneer SX-1250
1 – Sansui 1000x
1 – Sansui G-4700
1 – Scott RS-250
1 – Sherwood S 7110
1 – Technics SA-80
1 – Vector Research VRX-3500
1 – Yamaha CR-640
1 – Yanaha CR-800
2 – Yamaha CR-820
1 – Yamaha CR-420

04-23-2011, 01:11 PM
WOW I have a lot of catching up to do. lol.

04-23-2011, 01:13 PM
What is your favorite. What speakers do you use. I have cornwalls.

04-23-2011, 01:14 PM
Just one.............................................

An early 70's 10wpc Marantz 2010 receiver.


04-23-2011, 01:26 PM
Dayum - I feel small and inadequate. Not counting the old tube consoles w/electrostatic speakers, I have only 5 Pioneer SX's, 1 Kenny KR, and 2 Yamahas with "Natural Sound." There are some supporting devices such as turntables, tapes (both kinds), and early '80s CDs, and a little over a dozen speakers, but I certainly don't have the like of some of the aural harems I've seen posted here. Some of you guys/girls could start audiophile whore-house ranches with private rooms in a secluded place and never run out of gear.

On a side note, a local guy who does buying and flipping owns a large 2-story brownstone which I have visited The entire basement and first floor is a collection of mostly audio gear, with a smattering of other household goods like sewing machines and such. There is basically only a path through each room with gear stacked along both sides all the way to the 9' ceilings. I went looking for DOA units worth repairing and stopped counting at about 130 systems when we went to look in the basement. He said he also had some more scattered about the second floor, which was also his living space and workshop. The lower 4,000 square feet was completely jammed (no pun intended). It was awe inspiring.

04-23-2011, 01:43 PM
I've had maybe 20 of them. What's left?
Yamaha CR2020
Sansui 9090db
Sansui 5000x

Given my space and storage limitations that's about 3 too many. I have a modern receiver, too, and its currently the only receiver in rotation here. Pioneer Elite SC-27. It really sounds better than the others.

04-23-2011, 01:51 PM
I've had a Pioneer SX-838, Marantz 2230. They've since gone to new owners.

Now it's just the Pioneer SX-950.


04-23-2011, 02:40 PM
No idea. Several.

04-23-2011, 02:44 PM
Pioneer SX-6000
Pioneer SX-750
Akai AA1150
Akai AT-2450
Akai AM-2600
So I have a total of 5. 4 integrated and 1 component units. :banana:

But I need more. :scratch2: :yes: :D :thmbsp:

04-23-2011, 02:55 PM
“What is your favorite? What speakers do you use?

I hate to admit that I haven't listened to any of them in years. I'm on a tube amp kick.

The systems I currently have connected:

Jolida SJ-502a integrated amp – B&W 804 Matrix speakers

Yakin MC-10L integrated amp – B&W 602 speakers

Jolida FX-10 integrated amp – B&W 601 series II speakers

Music Angle preamp - VAA 70 Mk III amp – Snell Type KIII speakers

Conrad Johnson PV-2ar preamp – Conrad Johnson MV-55 amp – ADS L780 II speakers

Obviously I have too much stuff. I have equipment and speakers that I've never even hooked up. It just accumulates after almost 40 years of collecting. I'll probably retire next year & the first thing I plan on doing is narrowing the field.

04-23-2011, 02:57 PM
I have five: Marantz 2275, Pioneer SX1250, Sansui 9090 and 9090DB, and a Sony STR-7800 SD. I like them all. The 9090 is getting overhauled, and when it comes back, the Sony will have to go.

04-23-2011, 03:01 PM
My only one worth listening to.


04-23-2011, 03:09 PM
Sansui R-410
Pioneer SX-450
Realistic STA-80
Realistic STA-7M 12 VDC Mobile

Haven't we done this before?

Jeff's Class
04-23-2011, 03:28 PM
Too many...almost :D

Nikko NR-1219
Sansui 9090
Technics SA-101
Concept 2.5
Pioneer SX-950
Pioneer SX-737
Pioneer SX-680
Pioneer SX-434

Have had and sold a Sony STR-6065, Pioneer SX-525, and Sansui GX-5000.


04-23-2011, 07:23 PM
sansui au-101
sansui au-555a
sansui au-710
sony str-6065
fisher- ????
crown ????

04-23-2011, 08:59 PM
Marantz 4300 quad X 2
Onkyo TX-4500 mk II
Technics SA-700 (currently out on loan)

I've always been more of a separates or integrated guy, so I don't know where these receiver thingies have crept in from :D :music:

04-23-2011, 11:32 PM
I have 2:

Marantz 2245
Yamaha 2040

04-23-2011, 11:44 PM
I've had a whole load come through, still have -

Marantz 2235B, restored by catrafter
Fisher 800C, restored by sloober
Fisher 500C
Fisher 400
Soundcraftsmen 9530
Akai AA-1175

The Fishers and Marantz aren't going anywhere. The Akai is a basket case.

04-23-2011, 11:45 PM
I have three:

Pioneer SX-780 - Works well, needs the balance pot replaced. I have a pot but didn't change it yet.

Marantz 2252B - I really like this unit but I can't get the A/B speaker switches to work without cutting out no matter what I've done. Haven't looked into taking the switches apart yet.

Kenwood KR-7600 - My favorite of the bunch. One day the sound cut out and it made a terrible hum. It's not been powered up since :sigh: It's cosmetically about mint with rack handles.......just a big, beautiful beast.....a perfect candidate for an Echowars resto :thmbsp:

Help EW!!

04-24-2011, 12:05 AM

1. Pioneer SX-2500 ~ 72wpc
2. Pioneer SX-780 ~ 45wpc(on loan to a friend)
3. Sony DE525 AV receiver ~ 100wpc X 5 (claimed, but I'm skeptical about current power ratings on AV equipment)

04-24-2011, 12:19 AM
1 - Yamaha CR-2020 since new.

Thinking I should get a nice Rotel RX 1603 sometime.:scratch2:

04-24-2011, 12:25 AM
I have 3 sherwood's (8600, 8800, 7650cp) a kendwood and a marantz plus a realistic integrated.

04-24-2011, 01:31 AM
Just 3 remain from the several dozen that have passed through here. Pioneer sx 535, an sx 1010, and a Marantz 2252b which are all in use. I decided I'd rather have my space back rather than stacks of old recievers. I can honestly say I don't miss any of them.

04-24-2011, 01:40 AM
Sansui G-8000
Sansui G-871DB
Sansui 9090DB
Sabsui Eight Deluxe

The rest are amps and tuners.


04-24-2011, 01:44 AM
I'm down to one vintage receiver and one vintage amp:

Work: Kenwood KR-7600
Home: Sansui AU-7500 (I have a TU-7500 plugged into it in the back so that it comes on whenever I turn on the amp--sort of like a receiver in two parts!)

04-24-2011, 01:51 AM
I've had maybe 20 of them. What's left?
Yamaha CR2020
Sansui 9090db
Sansui 5000x

Given my space and storage limitations that's about 3 too many. I have a modern receiver, too, and its currently the only receiver in rotation here. Pioneer Elite SC-27. It really sounds better than the others.

I'm kind of in the same boat.The 2020-9090db-2000x and a R-117 are all that will remain out of about 15 at one point.To each their own but after going through this journey for a few years I can't for the life of me understand why someone would want numerous(10+) receivers or amps.

04-24-2011, 01:59 AM

I decided to invest in one receiver after owning waaaay too many. My SX-850 has been to EchoWars and functions like a dream. It's all I need as far as I'm concerned. Sometimes I get tempted to screw around with separates and/or tube, but this keeps me in check with the cold hard facts (my income).


My income allowed for one more. Marantz 2250B (restored).

I still like my Pioneer more at this moment.

04-24-2011, 05:55 AM
More than I can use but not as many as I lust after. Current inventory:

Sansui 8080db
Sansui 5000X (currently in the capable hands of Avionic)
Pioneer SX-535
Pioneer SX-450 (Office system at work)
Kenwood KR-6050 (newest addition and my first Kenny)

Hey, it's all about conserving our vintage heritage!

SPL db
04-24-2011, 05:57 AM
Too many... :)


04-24-2011, 10:46 AM
What is EchoWars?

04-24-2011, 11:41 AM
Well I just started collecting about 30 days ago

Sansui 2000A
Kenwood TK 140X
Marantz 2015
Realistic STA-790
HK A500
HK F500
Dynaco ST-70 x 2
Heathkit W4

ANd trying to decide on either a Kenwood KR-9600 or a Sansui 9090 to run our new Speakerlab K-horns.


04-24-2011, 11:45 AM
I have 6 vintage receivers, all Marantz, all in wood cabinets:

3 x 2270's (gold/engraved)

One day I'd like to add a Fisher 500c perhaps.

04-24-2011, 03:14 PM
Three at the moment - but last night i bought a beautiful black
Luxman R-1050, waiting for it...

The other ones are:
Pioneer SX-750
Fisher RS-1058
Nikko STA-7070

and one small Amp: Optonica SM 1515 + Tuner ST 1515

greetings, Frank

04-24-2011, 05:33 PM
I have (just into vintage stuff)

Luxman r-1120a
Pioneer SX-1050
Rotel rx-2001
Sanyo TCX 2900K
Setton RX-660
Technics SA-5760

and some low end stuff which will go to CL.

04-24-2011, 06:17 PM
Just an SX-750 so far.

Tarl Of Gor
04-24-2011, 06:40 PM
28 - give or take a few.

04-24-2011, 06:43 PM
way too many!

04-24-2011, 06:48 PM
Harmon Kardon 330C
Harman Kardon 430
Bang and Olufsen Beomaster 3000

04-24-2011, 07:13 PM
2 Pioneer SX 1250's both restored by Echowars,and a recapped Sansui 1000A receiver restored by ---- the name escapes me at the moment.
All 3 will peal the paint off the walls.

04-24-2011, 07:19 PM
RonaldW just validated all my expenses to my wife. Thanks!!!!!

04-24-2011, 07:24 PM
Too many here too!!!

Akai AA1125
Hanimex (by Coral) TA-7700
Hitachi SR302
Hitachi SR502
JVC 4VR 1000 Quad
Kenwood KR3600
Nad 701
Nad 7020
Nad 7130
Pioneer SX636
Realistic STA82
Realistic STA960
Sansui -
3 X 331
Sherwood 7210A
Sherwood 7910
Technics SA-400
Technics SA-5150
Yamaha CR640

04-24-2011, 09:11 PM
Have a few real receivers that are 'vintage'
Fisher 500B Working pretty well have some new coupling caps for it
Technics SA-600 Works and sounds fine all original I like it
Yamaha R-700 Works and sounds fine all original
Harmon Kardon 230(?) in repair - dead chan

04-25-2011, 12:29 AM
I don't have quite the budget to collect right now. Sadly no one just gives away receivers around here. It took months of searching craigslist just to find the one I have right now for the "low" price of 15 bucks.:sigh:

04-25-2011, 02:16 AM
3 is all i have space for :

akai aa-1175 - full working order
jvc rx-80 - needs some attention
aiwa - af-3090 casseiver - daily driver pc system - cassette needs belts

Jack the Re
04-25-2011, 02:36 AM
i bought my first amp in 76, brand new ka8004 cost a little of 300 dollars, i knew i wanted 60 watts, so it was a matter of price, i still have it, needs work, and what save it from being throw out was a sticker from welcome to the machine, i am listening to it now on a ka501 that i just bought, built in 1980. joining reading this forum has made think about my 8004, i bought another last week, and a ka8100 and ka7300 and several more. i had been out of work for 18 months recently got my job back, been going to thirft stores and found a pair of advent prodigy towers, 35 dollars, refoamed them and a pair of large advent that i bought in2007 my xwife had given me kewood krv5560 i hooked it up with a yamaha cdx1, this was in my family room, which had a ka7400 that i bought for 15 dollars tens years ago. i had be listening to a panasonic ke sa100 for the last ten years, i have several pairs of old advents, infinitys, etc it fun to look for them at antique stores and thifts. i am so glad that i didn't follow the advice of if you don't use it in a year get rid of it.... i could be content with so much less, but at least i know what i want, it sure fun to collect and listen and feel the old equipment live and breath,

04-25-2011, 04:47 AM
1 - Yamaha CR2040

04-25-2011, 09:41 AM
Hello all!

I have many because of this forum...

Pioneer SA-6800/TX-6800
Sansui G-5000
Sansui 771
Kenwood Ka-601
Mitsubitshi MGA DA-U520
Sony STR-V6 - My daily driver!!
Marantz 1060
Pioneer SX-580
Sansui A-909

I think I have even more, not including My other two surround receivers...

This is too fun

04-25-2011, 10:03 AM
Only 3, all Pioneer
2-SX-1980s and 1 SX-980

04-25-2011, 10:09 AM

I tend to pass stuff on to other people rather than hoarding what I'm not using. I've owned a few vintage receivers that are gone now. Right now, I just have:

Marantz 2010
Onkyo TX-38

Also I will be getting a Nikko NR-750 back from a friend who isn't using it anymore.

04-25-2011, 10:28 AM
Nikko NR-819
Pioneer SX-700T
Realistic STA-65C
Luxman R-1040
Onkyo TX-8522 (not really vintage)

The Onkyo gets used in the garage system mainly because it has XM. The others are stacked on shelves in the basement, waiting to be sold...

04-25-2011, 10:44 AM
Fisher 400
ITT SMX-500 and 600 (Re-branded pioneer tube)
Sansui 2000a, 5000x
Yamaha cr-620
Pioneer sx-828

Those are the highlights - there might be a few more - 80's kenwood - early 90's pioneer...

04-25-2011, 07:32 PM
I think I have 12 total. Not sure. I would have to go down and count them.

04-25-2011, 07:40 PM
Probably 37 or so. Some working some not tested yet.:scratch2:


just dave
04-25-2011, 07:41 PM
Hit. sr-2004

04-25-2011, 08:54 PM goes

Akai AA-8000
Luxman R-1030
Pioneer SX-880
Pioneer SX-450
Pioneer SX-3600
Pioneer SX-1000
pioneer SX-1010
Pioneer QX-949
Kenwood KR-7600
Kenwood KR-7600
Kenwood KR-5200
Kenwood KR-2600
Kenwood Super Eleven
Kenwood KR-2090
Kenwood KR-3090
Yamaha R-900
Yamaha CR-620
JVC -JR-S300
Sansui G-9700
Sansui G-701 (7000)
Sansui 6060
Sansui 5000A
Sansui QRX-7001
Sansui QRX-5500
Sansui QR-6500
Sansui QR-6500
Technics SA-80
Technics SA-404
Marantz 2215B
marantz 2235B
Toshiba SA-504
Onkyo TX-108

04-26-2011, 12:43 PM
Currenty 22, and some amps. Try to reduce instead of buying more... Not easy...

04-26-2011, 12:56 PM
4 currently in my sig line. 1967 Dynaco mkIII monoblocks & PAS-3X in the shop and slated for arrival late May/early June. I'm done shopping for awhile after i get those in rotation.

Dr Tinear
04-26-2011, 01:36 PM
All six of mine are vintage.

Realistic STA-18B
Heathkit AR-19
Harman-Kardon 330C
NAD 7020
Pioneer SX-880
Heathkit AR-1500

I really should sell one or two, but I can't decide which ones to let go.

04-26-2011, 04:31 PM
I have a few.

Pioneer SX-636
Technics SA-8000X
Sansui QR-4500
Realistic STA-2000

I had a Kenwood KR-3600, but my ex basically stole that from me. To avoid problems, I let it go. I really liked that receiver though. Had a great sound. I plan on picking up another KR receiver one day.

Right now, the STA-2000 is in my main rig, with my Mach One speakers. It's the only one I own with enough power to wake them up. At this point, I'm pretty happy with everything I own.

04-26-2011, 08:21 PM
Do you like the onkyo? I don't care for my 6500 mkII, it sounds harsh compared to the H/Ks on my Cornwall 2s. I think it needs some new caps but I can't justify it with the 930 sounding sooo good. If I heard one up to specs maybe I would like it. I can say one thing about it, it has a giant transformer in it. If I have to move it one more time I think I'll blow out my back. Same for the citation 12s, ugh!!!

04-26-2011, 08:27 PM
I need to learn how to use this, it put it with the wrong post.

04-26-2011, 08:38 PM
I had a Kenwood KR-3600, but my ex basically stole that from me. To avoid problems, I let it go. I really liked that receiver though. Had a great sound. I plan on picking up another KR receiver one day.

Move up the food chain! The TOTL KR-9600 is pricey and unobtanium, but I the next model down, the KR-7600 (80 wpc into 8Ω) is plenty powerful and affordable. I got mine from a local eBay seller for $91 a couple years ago. I think they go for $100 or slightly more these days.

Beautiful to look at AND listen to!

04-26-2011, 08:45 PM
Im happy with pioneer sx-9000,sony 1011-s,technics sa-700,616,da-10.:music:

04-26-2011, 08:46 PM
I love the way these vintage receivers look with the wood cases on them. I'm putting together a blackfoot 4x8 cnc router. I got it to build cornscalas but I think I'll make some cool cases for all my stuff with it.

04-26-2011, 09:18 PM
I have the following
Pioneer SX-1980x2
Pioneer SX-1280x2
Pioneer SX-1250x3
Pioneer SX-5590
Pioneer SX-1010
Toshiba SA7150x2
Hitachi SR2004
Onkyo 8500MK1
Lafayette LR120B
Rotel RX1603
Rotel rx1203
Yamaha cr2020
Yamaha cr3020
Yamaha R9x2
Sansui G22000
Kenwood KR9050x2
Kenwood KR9600x4
Kenwood KR7600
Marantz 2500
Concept 16.5x2
Concept 11.0x3

I have a couple of smaller units and also a bunch of separates and integrated units. I am running out of space to store all this stuff.

04-26-2011, 09:21 PM
I have whittled all of mine down to 3. A Toshiba SA-775 that has a really nice preamp section, a Kenwood KR-7600 and a Marantz 2250.
All are basically doing garage duty and get very little care.

04-26-2011, 11:11 PM
I have 3:
Sansui 2000A
Sansui 8080db
Yamaha CR-800

I like 'em all.

Enjoy the music,

04-26-2011, 11:17 PM
Damn, you made me go count.
I stopped at 35 receivers. I didn't include the separates.
See what happens when you learn to fix things and get lucky hunting?

04-27-2011, 12:39 AM
Move up the food chain! The TOTL KR-9600 is pricey and unobtanium, but I the next model down, the KR-7600 (80 wpc into 8Ω) is plenty powerful and affordable. I got mine from a local eBay seller for $91 a couple years ago. I think they go for $100 or slightly more these days.

Beautiful to look at AND listen to!

Haha, Definitely. That's why I just left it at something from the KR series. I liked the 3600, but if I'm going to go out of my way to obtain a receiver, I'm gonna at least get something with a bit of power. I really miss the 3600 I had though. If you look at the faceplate, you'll noticed the little thin strip of raised plastic around the tuner numbers. Most receivers have it. Like a trim. Well, the silver on mine had worn off in quite a few places. So I masked the whole faceplate off except for that little trim, and I layed a nice coat of gold over it. So the face was still mostly silver, but with this little gold trim to break it all up. Man, that was like the sharpest looking receiver I had. I loved that thing. Ah well. I plan on giving the next KR I get the same treatment.

04-27-2011, 09:50 AM
that would be 4 :D

Pioneer SX-1010
Kenwood KR-7600
Sony STR-7035
Sansui G-3000

Rod Beauvex
04-27-2011, 11:57 AM
A small Lafayette and a Yamaha CR-620, both need work. I use a modern HK 3490 for my daily use.

04-27-2011, 12:43 PM
About 40-45, mostly Pioneer SX-x80 series. But at least that many (of all brands) have come in and gone out the door over the years too.

04-27-2011, 01:02 PM
Newish guy here. Recently moved up to the 70's from my tube radios.

Marantz 2238, 2270 (champagne engraved), 2275.

Tube sets:
Blaupunkt Granada 2628?, Florenz and Sultan
Telefunken Gavotte 1153
SABA lindau 16
Philips something
Grundig 8080 console

Permanent Waves
04-27-2011, 01:20 PM

Don't use any of them, really should sell them. I like how they look, but not especially how they sound.

04-27-2011, 02:36 PM
What's in my sig. Not as many as a lot of you. All work but could use a visit to the shop for checkups. Budget, and space unfortunately is going to make me thin the herd so will probably let the 4270's go. Might even try to barter a trade for some repair services...who knows

04-27-2011, 02:43 PM
My vintage receiver collection:

Marantz 2285B (black face)
Marantz 3385 (black face)
Mcintosh MAC 4300V
Pioneer SX-990
Pioneer SX-5590
Pioneer QX-949A
Sansui 990
Sansui G-9000
Sansui G-22000
Setton RS-660
Yamaha CR-3020

04-27-2011, 02:47 PM
Sansui G-9000
Sansui G-7700
Sansui Model 3000A
Pioneer SX-626
JVC 4VR 5446

I use all of them at various points except the 3000A and the SX-626.......I should really sell the ones I dont use..
They are all in excellent condition and function well.....

04-27-2011, 03:15 PM
Marantz 2235B
Kenwood KR-2400
Kenwood KR-720

The 2400 is going to be used next winter during recap project of the 2235B.

04-27-2011, 04:44 PM
Pioneer 580,680,780,450,860,550,780,980,1050,1250,1080,750 ,440,d5000
qx800.qx949,838,3600,3500,3400,3400,850.sansui,g60 00,g7000,7070,221
551,441,8080,hk330,2 technics,pioneer 1010,4 other sansui recievers
somewhere in this 12 rtr and 16 pairs of speakers.hope
t0 find more this season,better to do this than drink!!!!

The Swede
08-17-2011, 04:04 AM
Heres a Swedish entry :

Marantz : Model 26, 2216B, 2218, 2226B, 2220, 2230, 2245, 2270

Kenwood : KR-5400, KR-9400 ( KA-601, KT-815 )

Harman/Kardon : 330B, 630

Technics : 5170

Sonab: R2000

/The swede

08-17-2011, 09:15 AM
Just 2 for me:

Pioneer SX-750
Sony STR-6055

08-17-2011, 09:44 AM
More than 170 now, without opening my spreadsheet and checking for sure. Graduated to two storage units last year.

08-17-2011, 09:45 AM
I have 3 currently.
Marantz 2238b
Pioneer SX-1050
Yamaha CR-2020

08-17-2011, 10:01 AM
2 Sansui 9090 and 1 Realistic STA 2100.

08-17-2011, 10:49 AM
Sansui 221
Sansui Eight Deluxe
L&G R-3800 (A Luxman actually)
Realistic STA-2500 (Not sure if its considered vintage yet?)

08-18-2011, 11:09 PM
picked up another Realistic STA-2000 yesterday.....but it is going to be rehabbed for gift....heck they just keep showing up on CL and are so reasonable I cant resist.....the Olson is on loan to one daughter....but in the past 12 months...I have bought and gifted a vintage Sherwood..Kenwood..and 2 Realistic..receivers....the ones in my sig have all been thru tuneups and work well and are all in systems except one my count is at 7....if I find something else...somthing has gotta go....and I really want a big Pioneer to round out my modest collection....:yes:

08-18-2011, 11:25 PM
I've never been a receiver guy, I've always preferred integrated amps and separates.
I have a Sansui 9090 and an Akai AS-970. (most of my gear has been self repaired or refurbed)
I have yet to actually bring them into the rotation. But they sure look nice at night~
Here's my 970:

08-19-2011, 01:06 AM
What I have so far. These are working:
Main system:
Yamaha CR 640
Pioneer SX 950 - My favorite Pioneer. Works good, but I'm going to recap it soon.
Realistic STA 2000 - my favorite
Realistic STA 2100

Bedroom alarm clock:
Realistic STA 52B

Living Room stereo:
Superscope R310

Audio/Video setup:
Superscope R350

Brother's system:
Pioneer SX 450

Systems that need work:
Realistic STA 90. FM tuner needs alignment.
Project One Mark 600. Works fine. The power meters, signal and tuning meters do not work.

08-19-2011, 01:12 AM
Never had a receiver.

08-19-2011, 01:14 AM
Sorry, posted twice.

I've always been into seperates (amps and seperate tuners). Just worked out that way.

08-19-2011, 09:18 AM
Sansui 9090DB, SX-1050, SX-1280 (these 3 are restored), Luxman R-117 and 2 Pioneer VSX-9700's ("Only" 20 yrs. old, may not be considered vintage)

08-19-2011, 01:52 PM
Not so many:

Marantz 2220B
Kenwood KR-4070
Technics SA300
Sharp SR104U - more of a table top radio but very cool looking

08-19-2011, 03:10 PM
3 receivers, 4 integrated amps and a whole bunch of other crap. No holy grails though.

08-19-2011, 03:27 PM
Pioneer SX-1980
Pioneer SX-1250
Pioneer SX-950
Pioneer SX-850
Pioneer SX-650
Pioneer SX-626 (x2)
Pioneer SX-525
Marantz 2230
Marantz 2215B
Marantz 2015 (x2)
Sony STR-4800 (x2)
Sony STR-212L
Technics SA-5560
Luxman R-1040
Luxman 600
Kenwood KR-6600
Kenwood KR-7340
Tandberg TR2030
Sanyo DCX-6000K
Yamaha CR-1020
Akai AA-1200
Rotel RX-602

I'd have to say that the SX-1250 is my favorite, but the moderatly powered Marantz 2230 and Luxman 600 both sound amazingly good! The one I like the least is the very "Natural Sounding" Yamaha CR-1020...

08-19-2011, 04:21 PM
Pioneer SX-1250
Pioneer SX-D7000
Yamaha CR-2040

08-19-2011, 06:15 PM
Vintage receivers include:

Kenwood KR-5600
Pioneer SX-939
Sansui G-6700
Sansui 9090DB
Yamaha CR-820

Really like each one.

08-20-2011, 03:44 AM
Every one of them. Nothing newer than 1979. Mostly Mid 60's to Mid 70's

FISHER 800C, 400
PIONEER SX-1010, SX-790, SX-434,SX-424, QX-9900

Then there are the consoles. Split about evenly between tube and SS. Newest is a 70 Maggie. Oldest is a 58 RCA. 5 FISHERS, 3 Maggies, 1 Grundig, 1 Nordmende, 1 RCA. But only 4 of the 11 would qualify as a receivers in a strict sense. 1969 FISHER Royal Electra with a 175-T receiver. '63 Nordmende Isabella with a single chassis. 2 of the Maggies have single chassis.


08-20-2011, 05:51 PM
onkyo tx-6500mk2 which I was very disappointed with.

they are my favorite line of vintage receivers.
you say it's harsh.... have you tried different speakers?
But that's part of the entertaining aspect of this hobby, we all hear and like different things.

08-20-2011, 05:57 PM
None, unless an Onkyo TX-4000 counts.

08-24-2011, 05:45 AM
From 14 down to 7 (not counting ugly, or part units)
Marantz 4430, 2252b,2285b, 2330b
Kenwood NINE GX
Kenwood KR-11000GX
Sansui G-801

None of them get played much anymore
Since I've "seen the light" (McIntosh 2205, c-32, Mr-78)

08-24-2011, 09:02 AM
Toshiba SA-620
Advent 300
Fisher 400
Marantz 2230

Cactus Bob
08-24-2011, 09:04 AM
More than 170 now, without opening my spreadsheet and checking for sure. Graduated to two storage units last year.

Holy Cow!! :yikes:

08-24-2011, 10:25 AM
My current stable of receivers:

Marantz 2285B (black face)
Marantz 2385 (black face)
Mcintosh MAC 4300V
Pioneer QX-949A
Pioneer SX-990
Pioneer SX-5590
Sansui 990
Sansui G-9000
Sansui G-22000
Setton RS-660
Yamaha CR-3020

08-24-2011, 07:15 PM
Kenwood Model Eleven G :music:
Pioneer SX-850
Sansui QRX-7001
Kenwood KR-4600
Kenwood KS-3400
Technics SA-222
Sony STR-V15

08-24-2011, 07:34 PM
Too many, but I'll make room for a Sansui 3000/3000a when I find the right one. Then I'll be done. Maybe....

08-24-2011, 07:36 PM
I like receivers but I like separates a lot more. As far as receivers go, i've only got 3.

Pioneer SX3900, SX1080 and SX 1250. Don't really have any of them set up right now.

Currently, I'm running a Spec 1 and Spec 2 combo, a Spec 1 and Spec 4 combo and an extra Spec 2 that I picked up recently.

I also like the integrateds. I've got 2 SA 9800's also. I really like the smooth sound of these.

08-24-2011, 08:11 PM
Presently two:
Yamaha CR-840: heart of my office system, fine sound and cosmetics, pleasure to use every day.
Realistic STA-860: cosmetically nice, but needs power amp repair.

Used to have an early-70s Fisher. Still have Rotel RX-1050 but that doesn't count as vintage. And I have a Yamaha HTR-5650 for home theatre. But most of my systems over the last 20 years have included integrated amps or separates.

09-03-2011, 04:48 PM
Updated Collection:
Mcintosh 4100
Mcintosh 1900
Mcintosh 6100
Concept 16.5
Hitachi Sr-2004
Sony STR V-7
Luxman R-1120 (2)
Onkyo TX -8500 (2)
Pioneer 1250
Pioneer 1010
Wintec R1120
Luxman R-117
Yamaha 1020
Tandberg 2080
Jolida 502B
Kenwood 6200
Have to stop....

09-04-2011, 02:43 AM
What I have so far. These are working:
Main system:
Yamaha CR 640
Pioneer SX 950 - My favorite Pioneer. Works good, but I'm going to recap it soon.
Realistic STA 2000 - my favorite
Realistic STA 2100

Bedroom alarm clock:
Realistic STA 52B

Living Room stereo:
Superscope R310

Audio/Video setup:
Superscope R350

Brother's system:
Pioneer SX 450

Systems that need work:
Realistic STA 90. FM tuner needs alignment.
Project One Mark 600. Works fine. The power meters, signal and tuning meters do not work.

Just added: Sony STR 7025

09-04-2011, 03:46 AM
Technics SA-400
Kenwood TK-55

09-04-2011, 08:40 AM
In my main listening room I'm running a Sansui 9090DB. The living room currently has a Pioneer SX-939 although I've just gotten a Sansui G-6700 to try out in there. The bedroom system is being driven by a Kenwood KR-5600. My wife's office has a Yamaha CR 820. These are all vintage. I am currently using a Denon 591 for the HT in our cabin which will undoubtedly be separates soon.

09-04-2011, 08:45 AM
Have been through dozens, currently down to just two: A pair of McIntosh MAC-1700's. Neither in use.

09-04-2011, 04:59 PM
I have three that work.
McIntosh MAC 1900
Pioneer SX 1000TA
Pioneer SX 890

I mean four.
also have a yamaha CR 1040

09-04-2011, 07:58 PM
I have 4
Optimus STA-300
Realistic STA-2200
Yamaha R-9
Marants 2265B, siver face

09-04-2011, 10:02 PM
Marantz 2265B, 2245 (x2), 2238B & 4400 Receivers
Pioneer SX-980 (x2), SX-990, SX-880 Receivers
Sansui G-8000, 7070, 5000A, 1000x, 3300 Receivers
Sansui QRX-9001 (x2), QRX-7500 Quad-receivers
Sherwood S-9910 (x2), S-7250 CP, S-7225A Receivers
NAD 7250PE Receiver
Harman Kardon Twin Powered 930 & 330B Receivers
The Fisher 202 Futura Series Receiver
Sony 6060F, STR-6046A Receivers
BSR McDonald 40A Receiver
Harmon Kardon AVR 55 Audio/Video Receiver
ElectroVoice EV-1179 Receiver
Kenwood KR-5150, KR-4070 Receivers
Yamaha CR-3020 Receiver

95% in sublime condition and being sold due to imminent retirement. Giving AK members first dibs prior to placing at the usual sites. Would list individually in the classified section but entirely too laborious due to quantity of items. Hundreds of components going over the next few months nearly all in very collectable condition with some looking newly unboxed. PM me for further info. 80% of my stuff is listed at Google search Audioio's sonic invasion system.

09-05-2011, 01:03 AM
I've got two Pioneer QX4000's in the house. One in my office, one in my bedroom. Running a modern tube amp in my main system. Looking for a cheap vintage something to put out in the garage, for when I'm working on my motorcycles... one of these days something good will turn up at a thrift shop!


09-05-2011, 08:04 AM
Onkyo TX2500
Sansui 2000X
Pioneer SX650
MCS 3216, 3260
Sanyo DCX 3100X

09-05-2011, 10:17 AM
Let's see...

Akai AA-1150
Pioneer SX-780
Realistic STA-2000
Sansui 8080DB
Sansui 771
Yamaha CR-1020

09-05-2011, 10:55 AM
Sansui G-4500

09-06-2011, 06:41 PM
Love both of them

Living Room System - Marantz 2250
Main System - Technics SA 5760

10-08-2011, 06:22 PM
Well I know I started this thread and loved my vintage stuff when I started it but I have to say, the ming da m34ab tube amp I got makes all solid state sound like $%&@. You can't beat the sound of tubes period. It's like draining the water from your ears. I will never go back.

10-09-2011, 06:10 AM
Just picked up a yamaha cr2020 on the bay, needs some tlc but it'll join the cr-1020 the marants 2215 and the luxman cr-1055

10-09-2011, 06:51 AM
Way too many!! I'm down from 46 to 35!

10-18-2011, 10:51 AM
Standard family fare-
Pioneer SX-780-6000
Marantz 2015-2215-2226b
Sansui 1000A-800-(5000X-forever..for always..for love)
Lafayette lr1500 ta (2)
H/K 520-Akai 6200
Olson ra 195-ra 98 body loves music-and my body needs Iron

10-20-2011, 08:48 AM
Marantz 2285b Blk
Yamaha CR-1020
Sansui 9090DB
Luxman 1500
Sony STR-7055A (2)
HK 430

More to arrive in a month.

The SX-650 & the 2238 Blk are gone, and I miss them.

11-01-2011, 02:36 PM
I have a receiver 8080db, red LED at the beginning and remains continuously paepadenado, also has no sound. Just check the power transistors and are ok. I recommended as estubo unused for a long time.

11-01-2011, 02:58 PM
2 Pioneers SX980 ,SX3900 and 2 AVR's only the Pioneers are vintage though .

11-01-2011, 03:51 PM

1) Pioneer SX-1280 (Will be used shortly; waiting in the wings)
2) Pioneer SX-1080 (Drives the Magnepans out of the Sansui Six Tape Out)
3) Pioneer SX-636 (Kitchen)
4) Pioneer SX-770 (Office)
5) Onkyo TX-2500 (Bedroom)
6) Optonica SA-5206
7) NAD 7060
8) Sansui Six (Drives 3 sets of speakers, not at the same time; my main go-to)
9) Sansui G-5700
10) Sherwood S-7450CP (Living room)

11-02-2011, 04:46 PM
I currently have quite a few.....





Im sure i missed a few and i have sold, traded,gave away many more.

11-02-2011, 10:44 PM
At the moment I have 3 vintage ones:

Pioneer SX-1250, fully restored by me, in the game room powering a pair of JBL L-100s

Sherwood S-8000, tubes!, partially restored by me, with my daughter in LA. I sent her a link to the recent eBay auction asking $2500 for one, just so she doesn't do anything dumb with it

Revox B-285, partially restored, waiting for some time for me to finish the work

I also have a recent model Denon 4308 home theatre receiver in my home theater.

As indicated in my signature, my two main systems both use relatively modern separates (except for the MR-78 tuner, which is vintage - that was originally restored by me, and recently repaired and aligned by Terry DeWick).

11-02-2011, 11:02 PM
I have three receivers right now:

Pioneer VSX 401 <--my first receiver was bought in 1992
Sansui G-6700 <--- bought last August, 2011
Sansui G-7700 <--- bought from ebay recently.

11-03-2011, 12:36 PM
I currently have

Sansui 9090DB
Sansui G-6700
Pioneer SX 939
Yamaha CR-820
Kenwood KR-5600

All are in excellent working order and in service in various rooms around the house. Life is good.

11-22-2011, 10:46 AM
Hey Now,

NAD 7120
Nikko 7075
Nikko NR-815
Yamaha CR-1020
Luxman RX-102

Finest kind,

11-22-2011, 12:07 PM
I have 3.

Pioneer SX-1250
Pioneer SX-D7000
Yamaha CR-2040

uriah Heep
11-22-2011, 12:44 PM
Pioneer SX 3900
Pioneer SX 7000
Sansui 771
Marantz 2220
Onkyo 4500
Sansui 6060

11-22-2011, 01:19 PM
OK, I'm in:

Kenwood KR-4070
Marantz 2225
Marantz 2230
Marantz 4415
Onkyo TX-1500
Pioneer SX-535
Pioneer SX-750
Pioneer SX-3700
Sansui Eight
Sansui 1000X
Sansui 7070
Sanyo Plus 55
Sanyo 2050
Technics SA-300
Technics SA-700

11-22-2011, 01:29 PM
Probably 40-45 receivers at the moment, variety of vintage makes.

But I've also had again that many come and go through my possession the last 7 or 8 years.

11-22-2011, 01:32 PM
Two in service - Sony STR-6200f in the family room and a Sony STR-7065 in the office.

Got a Sony STR-6060f for rotation and another STR-6200f awaiting a refurbishment when I get a spare $200 to $300 and can find a walnut cabinet for it.

11-22-2011, 04:38 PM
I'm just getting back into the game:

HH Scott Stereomaster 341
Kenwood KR 7400
Realistic STA 450
NAD 7020

11-22-2011, 05:17 PM
Mcintosh 1900
Revox B780
Revox B285
Marantz 2230
Nakamichi 730
Advent 300

11-22-2011, 06:47 PM
Sansui 771
Sansui 2000x
Yamaha R-300

11-22-2011, 08:08 PM

so far I have the Pioneer SA-7500 II and the TX-5500 II tuner and love every note that comes out of them! :banana:

11-22-2011, 08:20 PM
Every one of them. Nothing newer than 1979. Mostly Mid 60's to Mid 70's

FISHER 800C, 400
PIONEER SX-1010, SX-790, SX-434,SX-424, QX-9900 The 434 was bought new in 1975.

Then there are the consoles. Split about evenly between tube and SS. Newest is a 70 Maggie. Oldest is a 58 RCA. 5 FISHERS, 3 Maggies, 1 Grundig, 1 Nordmende, 1 RCA. But only 4 of the 11 would qualify as a receivers in a strict sense. 1969 FISHER Royal Electra with a 175-T receiver. '63 Nordmende Isabella with a single chassis. 2 of the Maggies have single chassis.


I just picked up a 1951 FISHER CORONET in the WARWICK Cabinet and a 59 FISHER 510 Consolette. The 560 companion is coming this weekend. So 14 consoles all together.
6-1-12 EDIT: Delete the SX1010, 400, QX9900, 1000A. Add a HK TWO Thirty, 2 Realistic STA-65C's, Fisher 500TX, 550T. Newest is my SX790(1978) Oldest is my 800C(1965). Plus a FISHER 101-R Tuner. Plus I got a 610 head unit for the Fisher 510 consolette (610 is AM/FM/phono. 510 is phono only.)

12-7-12 EDIT: Bought back the Sansui 1000A, got a Sansui 2000, and a Pioneer SX-737.

4-6-13 EDIT: Add SX-939, Scott 342 Fisher 101-R tuner, the 800-C is now in a 1963 Executive Console Cabinet(See Avatar).

Everything is now restored.

Of all the receivers I'd have to say it's a toss-up between the Sansui1000A and the 800C being my favorite TUBE Unit, and the 737 is my favorite SS unit.

10-10-13 EDIT: PIcked up a FISHER TA-600 (#593xx last series made in '61) back in August. Recapped, most of the signal path tubes replaced, new 6p14p-ev output's and now running in my 1961 FISHER Coronet II. Love the sound of this thing more than my 800-C. But I'm keeping both! Was moving stuff around in the basement and found the PIONEER VSX-456 Receiver the wife bought me in '96. It's not been used in 5 years, so probably hook it up down stairs and run it for a week or two to keep it in shape.


11-22-2011, 08:44 PM
Well, here's my basement system, recently posted in the "Members Systems" forum. 11 of these are wired for comparison via the switcher in the lower right corner.

11-22-2011, 09:41 PM
That switcher sounds like fun!

Having sold 3 and given away 2 this year, I am now down to:
Marantz 2250B
Marantz 2270
Marantz 2325
Marantz 2330(2)
Yamaha cr-2020
Kenwood kr-9600
Fisher 500c
Sansui 8080db
Sansui 8700db
Pioneer sx-980
Pioneer sx-1010(2)
Outlaw rr-2150(not vintage)
That's it for receivers. Actually prefer them to my integrated amps, but not my separates. They just look cool.

11-22-2011, 10:45 PM
Just a few:

Fisher 800C
Marantz 2245
Sansui 8080
Sansui 4000
Pioneer SX-1000TD
Realistic System Eleven (w/EQ for Minimus 7s) [not sure if I'd really count this as "vintage"... it's probably not even 30 years old :)]

The Realistic and the Sansui 4000 will probably be on the "sale list" soon.

12-05-2011, 10:00 PM
First post! I have 5 [soon to be 4]

Marantz 2245 in wood case [fully restored]
HK 730 [up next for restoring]
Pioneer SX-780
Yamaha CR-640
HK 430 [selling; being replaced by the 430]

I rotate one a month and really enjoy them all.

12-05-2011, 10:09 PM
2270, recapped
Sony STR-6200F
Concept 11.0
Sherwood S-7700III
Scott HHS-20 (sweet little garage unit with an amazing tuner!)

Well, here's my basement system, recently posted in the "Members Systems" forum. 11 of these are wired for comparison via the switcher in the lower right corner.

What's that one in the top left corner, blackface?

12-05-2011, 10:29 PM
Marantz 2275-main system
Marantz 2240- 2nd main, needs minor work
KLH Model 51- needs quite a bit of work
Technics SA-5270- my first vintage receiver bought early this year, serviced before I figured out I could do it myself
Realistic STA-64B- Has some buzz
Technics SA-80- nice small unit almost PERFECT condition
Old Panasonic 8 track receiver

12-05-2011, 10:43 PM
What's that one in the top left corner, blackface?
Mmmm, that's my Kenwood KR-11000G; one of my faves and a real beauty.
Shown here before I fixed the left slider for the low frequency filter.
Also mostly recapped and all but a few of the incandescent bulbs replaced with LEDs...

12-05-2011, 11:09 PM
Pioneer SX-1080
Realistic STA-2100

Love them both.

12-06-2011, 03:02 AM
How does it justify the collection of what ronald has or what watthour saw at ghis contacts place? Not to get J'ed but we really enjoy the music or just the kind of collection or deprive others from the enjoyment of good equipment and music!

Thought to ponder!

12-06-2011, 10:29 AM
Currently I have 4:
Marantz 2238b
Marantz 2250
Yamaha CR-2020
Sansui 8080db

12-06-2011, 10:44 AM

12-06-2011, 12:19 PM
Hey Steelman, your 9090DB is in good company here :yes:.

12-06-2011, 12:35 PM
One, and I don't use it. It's just a "just in case I need an amp or pre-amp" kinda deal..

Sansui QR-6500

12-06-2011, 01:15 PM
McIntosh MAC 4300. I think it's my favorite receiver.

RS Steve
02-06-2012, 10:57 AM
I may have lost count but here it goes. :rolleyes:

1 - SX1980
2 - SX1080
3 - SX950
4 - SX939
5 - SX6000
6 - SX780
7 - SX636
8 - SX990

9 - STA2100
10 - STA2100D
11 - STA2300
12 - STA2080

13 - G-8000
14 - 5900Z

15 - KR-7050

16 - STR-V5

17 - 2275
18 - 2270
19 - 2250B

02-06-2012, 02:12 PM
Pioneer SX-750
Pioneer SX-650
Pioneer SX-450
Pioneer SX-1000TW
Luxman R-404
Yamaha CR-820

02-06-2012, 02:59 PM
Sherwood S-9910
Toshiba SA-7100
Marantz 2252B

02-06-2012, 03:28 PM
Pioneer SX-1980 x 2
Pioneer SX-1280 x 2
Pioneer SX-1250 x 4
Kenwood KR9050 x 2
Kenwood KR9600 x 4
Kenwood KR7600
Yamaha CR3020
Yamaha CR2020
Yamaha R9 x2
Concept 16.5 x 2
Concept 11.0 x 2
Marantz 2500
Marantz 2230
Toshiba SA7150 x 2
Hitachi SR2004
Rotel RX-1603
Lafayette LR 120B
Sansui G22000

I think that is 31 big units and I have a couple of smaller ones laying around. Plus I have a couple of big amps and preamps also.

02-06-2012, 03:30 PM
None. I'm down to one pre/power combo and three T-amps.

02-06-2012, 03:52 PM
A few...
Kenwood KR4010 on loan to a friend for his workplace
black 90s Toshiba for the garage
HTR 5550 for the TV
RX-V592 at work
RX 395 claimed by my parents...
1020 x 2, one in living room, one on the shelf for some attn (works though)
CR 600 waiting for re-cap parts, thanks to merrylander for the troubleshooting help... fixed!
CR620 tuner to fix still waiting...
CR 820 x 2, one works again (thanks to a couple AK members for the help!), need outputs on the other. both working now, now on the re-cap schedule
CR 1000 - crazy! partially re-capped, but uses de-oxit like it's going out of style... damn sliders. Unique unit though, that's why I have it. ;)
CR 840 - powers up but in protection. haven't looked at it yet... is now completely disassembled for cleaning - cat hair & corrosion.
CR 2020 - at my brothers - he just picked it up for me. It might not make it to my house now... but I might not need it because...
Coming soon...
CR 3020 - just closing the deal! :D Got it!

Several are about to be for sale to fund the 3020. :deal:

of course... :worthless:

... so I'll try and ad some when I get home from work... :yes:

I guess I should get some of those pix up...

02-06-2012, 04:22 PM
8...Marantz 2215B, Pioneer SX-636, Sansui 8080DB, Sansui 771, Harman-Kardon 430, Harman-Kardon 680i, Technics SA-400, Kenwood KR-6030. Hike!

02-08-2012, 04:06 AM
I have a Sansui 2000A (missing a couple of knobs...sigh) and a Nikko STA-501S.

02-08-2012, 05:48 AM
I'm down to 3, all in use.

Kenwood KR-5030

Pioneer SX-550

Sansui G-7500

02-08-2012, 08:00 PM

Sony 6045
Sony 6065
Pioneer SX-950
Sansui 9090DB
Sansui 890DB

Gave son my Sansui 881

02-08-2012, 08:16 PM
MCS 3235
MCS 3233
Pioneer SX 450
Pioneer sxv 300

02-08-2012, 09:27 PM
I only have three now -

Fisher 500C
Marantz 2235B
Soundcraftsmen 9530

Pretty sure these ones will be sticking around. I said that earlier in this thread when I had 6 receivers though. :D

02-09-2012, 04:40 AM
Too many to list..

SX-850, STA-2000D.

02-09-2012, 04:53 AM
Im down to four how.

2 Sansui 9090
1 Realistic STA 2100
1 Technics SU-V95

02-09-2012, 07:43 AM
All vintage and all in use:

Kenwood KR-5600
Pioneer SX-939
Yamaha CR-820
Sansui G-6700
Sansui 9090DB
Sansui TA-500

I could use one more for my office at work... Really.

02-09-2012, 08:59 AM
I just scored a Yamaha CR-620 off CL, so I'll update my list.

Yamaha CR-620
Pioneer SX-450
Realistic STA-80
Realistic STA-7M 12 VOLT mobile
Sansui R-410

02-09-2012, 09:45 PM
WOW I have a lot of catching up to do. lol.
I have begun to buy ANY pre-1980 receiver I dig out of the Goodwill clearance bins.I have about eight,HK,Technics,Panasonic,Maraantz.I plan to eventually sell most of them,but my last score,a like new Scott 382,I will probably keep.

02-09-2012, 10:29 PM
Too many, that's for sure. Had to turn my attention to integrateds to stop collecting vintage receivers. lol

Realistic, Marantz, Yamaha, Sansui, HK, JVC, Vector Research, Kenwood, Sherwood, Pioneer, Technics...Is that all?

If I had to prune down...which I'm thinking about:

Pioneer SX-838
Yamaha CR-800
HK 730
Marantz 2265

Would do me. Oh, I'd probably also keep the big Pioneer SX-3900 (my only close to monster class receiver).


02-10-2012, 12:18 AM
Pioneer SX-828, my first new audio purchase
Sansui 9090db
Concept 6.5
Fisher RS-1058
They all sound very nice for receivers:)

02-10-2012, 12:46 PM
Too many, that's for sure. Had to turn my attention to integrateds to stop collecting vintage receivers. lol

Realistic, Marantz, Yamaha, Sansui, HK, JVC, Vector Research, Kenwood, Sherwood, Pioneer, Technics...Is that all?

If I had to prune down...which I'm thinking about:

Pioneer SX-838
Yamaha CR-800
HK 730
Marantz 2265

Would do me. Oh, I'd probably also keep the big Pioneer SX-3900 (my only close to monster class receiver).

Hey, receivers are integrateds when you don't listen to the radio!:D

02-10-2012, 12:59 PM
I feel so inadequate, as I have NONE! I had a small one I bought in HS, but got rid of it when I bought an ONKYO A-5 Integrated Amp (still in use) in college. I've got a mid 90's Onkyo in my bedroom, but that hardly qualifies as vintage.

02-10-2012, 02:21 PM
Sansui 221
Sansui Eight Deluxe
L&G R-3800 (A Luxman actually)
Realistic STA-2500 (Not sure if its considered vintage yet?)

Recently additions:

Sanyo DCX-4000KA (Not that bad for a bedroom)
Onkyo TX-2500 MK II (Oustanding sound...I love this one)

02-10-2012, 02:30 PM
SX-580 (x2)

MCS (can't recall the model #)

DHC-220 (dead)

Some odd little 80s Technics

Wish list:
SX-1080 (power...and power meters!)
A Nikko of some sort (for the cool look)
A BIG Technics (power!)
A Superscope (for the pink lighting)

daniel thoma
02-13-2012, 12:30 AM
I have a Marantz 2235b which is going into the shop on Monday for a long-awaited tuneup and complete recap. I'm really looking forward to hearing any improvements. Also, I've finally found a "sweet spot" with the bass-mid-treble dials that sounds just right. This Marantz stereo can sound a bit too heavy and blooming in the bass.

I have my eye on a couple other vintage stereo receivers, but I'm also wondering if I should get separate units (preamp-power amp-tuner) instead. As always, everything depends on money. We'll see what happens this week.

02-13-2012, 02:15 AM
Sansui QRX-9001
Sansui 500A
Kenwood KR-9600
Kenwood KR-6600
Harman Kardon HK560
Harman Kardon 75+ Quad
Akai AA-1030

Now I really need some good speakers...

02-13-2012, 05:56 AM
1 Mitsu DA-U108 (main used in my room
1 Magnavox Astro-Sonic cabinet (with original receipts dated December 12, 1970)

02-13-2012, 09:15 AM
My only receivers are still at my folk's house. They are a mid 1980's JVC R-X330V Digital Synthesizer Stereo and a late 1960's or very early 70's GE Stereo Record Player/Radio (was my older Brother's 1st stereo, and as I have not used it in over 25 years, I cannot remember it's exact model #, etc but I remember he taped a 1943 Steel Penny to the head of the tone arm for extra weight, LOL!).

02-17-2012, 07:24 PM
So I now have:

Pioneer SX-1980 (2)
Pioneer SX-1280
Pioneer SX-1250
Marantz 2285
Sansui 9090DB

I think that's probably enough, although all of them except the 1250 are in use, three of them daily, and the other two often.

02-17-2012, 10:11 PM
What is EchoWars?

The geenyus who fixes sick receivers.:yes:

02-17-2012, 10:16 PM
I have 2:
Pioneer SX-636 - My prized Receiver. Probably run of the mill as far as Pioneer goes though. It's still in fantastic shape electronically and decent cosmetically.
Akai AA-R31 - Meh, I think it needs a recap. Sounds very thin. Very little bass even with the knob turned all the way up.

02-22-2012, 08:05 PM
Owned and are now gone:
Sansui 9090DB
Sansui 881

Current stable:
Onkyo TX-8500
Sony STR-V5
Pioneer SX-939
Pioneer SX-737 (up for sale)
Advent 300 (using as pre-amp with an H/K PM665vxi Integrated)

Looking to acquire soon:
Kenwood KR-7600
Pioneer SX-1010
Harman Kardon 930
Concept 6.5 or 11.0
Yamaha R-9

02-23-2012, 09:45 AM
OK I'll play,
Sansui eight
Kenwood 80
and soon a 1250

Thats it for non tubes gear.


02-23-2012, 10:59 AM
I have 4 Marantz's: 1-2230 recapped & listened to regularly, 1-2230 in need of a recap, 1-2220b listened to regularly, & 1-2245 waiting on restoration. Love that Marantz sound. :music::music::music: JOHN

02-23-2012, 01:13 PM
NAD 752
(4) Heathkit AR-1500
Heathkit AR-1650
Luxman R-113
Luxman R-114
(2) Luxman R-115
(3) Luxman R-117
(2) Luxman RX-102
McIntosh 1700
(2) Marantz 2250B
JVC RX-206

All work great except for one of the Heathkit AR-1500s which is a parts donor.

02-23-2012, 03:38 PM

If I find any fully working receiver for under $10, I'll buy it. In three years of scouring the thrifts, I have yet to see one that fits those criteria.

02-23-2012, 07:18 PM
Too many, if you ask my wife

02-24-2012, 07:43 AM

If I find any fully working receiver for under $10, I'll buy it. In three years of scouring the thrifts, I have yet to see one that fits those criteria.

There're not screamers, but they sound nice fulfill thier function:
Yamaha CR-620 $50, a little more than $10
Pioneer SX-450 $3 at a yard sale
Sansui R-410 $12.50 including two Kenwood LSK-200D speakers

I bought these new in the 70s, 80's.
Realistic STA-80
Realistic STA-7M 12 VOLT mobile

03-01-2012, 12:35 PM
Sansui 9090db, Pioneer sx1250, pioneer sx950, sansui 5000, sansui 5000a x 2, sansui 5000x x2, sansui 6060. 9090db best, followed by any 5000 series, followed by pioneer sx950 followed by pioneer sx1250 followed by sansui 6060. AR3a, AR5, Large Advents.

03-01-2012, 12:51 PM
Only ONE receiver....

Yamaha CR-1000

03-01-2012, 01:07 PM
only ONE as well, my primary amplification, a nearly mint,
low-use by original owner 1990 TOTL PIONEER VSX-D1S;

03-19-2012, 06:05 AM
Five Luxman R117s. I can't believe that there is any better receiver in terms of sound. I am hard pressed to find reasoanbly priced separate amps and preamps that match the sound that this gem is capable of.

Oh yeah, Sansui 9090, and B & O 5500, 6500, and 7000 series Beomasters. I know, I know nobody likes B & O. If you don't use their speakers they are really quite acceptable.

03-19-2012, 09:23 AM
Added another one to the list.

Pioneer SX-7, an early 80's sleeper: 60 WPC at 8 ohms from 20 to 20000 Hz with no more than 0.009 % total harmonic distortion. It even has a MC phono input.
Specs out as a respectable tuner too:
Useable Sensitivity ......... Mono; 10.3 dBf (IHF) (0.9 uV, 75 ohms)
50 dB Quieting Sensitivity .. Mono; 15.7 dBf (IHF) (1.6 uV, 75 ohms)
............................. Stereo; 37 dBf (IHF) (19.5 uV, 75 ohms)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio ....... Mono; 80 dB (at 85 dBf)
............................. Stereo; 75 dB (at 85 dBf)

It sounds great hooked up to my Optimus-2B speakers. Everything seems to work; it doesn't seem to need DeoxIT treatment. Let's see how long the integrated circuits and the "Computer Controlled" work. I got it cheap.

There're not screamers, but they sound nice fulfill thier function:
Yamaha CR-620 $50, a little more than $10
Pioneer SX-450 $3 at a yard sale
Sansui R-410 $12.50 including two Kenwood LSK-200D speakers

I bought these new in the 70s, 80's.
Realistic STA-80
Realistic STA-7M 12 VOLT mobile

03-19-2012, 10:00 AM
I'm up to one! :banana: I've got a Yamaha RX-330 that came from my parents house. 40wpc, and working well. I should probably look into changing out the caps in it. I've got it set up in the garage with some EPI 100's. Good thing I picked out a good system for them back in 1979.

03-19-2012, 10:44 AM
I have way too many receivers. I am an admitted hoarder.

03-19-2012, 04:35 PM
Nice 500C, I listen to my 800C every single night, love it!

05-10-2012, 03:15 PM
Let's see, I have a Marantz 2238B, in process of restoring. (2) Pioneer SX-780's, a SX-434. Kenwood KR-3600, KR-3400. Akai 1050. Total of seven.

05-11-2012, 01:14 PM
Only 3:

Marantz 2252B
Sony STR-7035
Sansui 7070

Each one completely original.

Not to mention an Onkyo BPC from the '80's (decent enough, just nothing special).

05-11-2012, 05:25 PM
2 receivers. Both Sony
2 amps. Both Sansui

05-11-2012, 07:06 PM
Two fine specimens:

Pioneer SX-737
Pioneer SX-950

05-11-2012, 07:10 PM
2 Technics: SA-303 and 404
1 Sansui G9000
1 HK TA5000-X tube
1 Marantz 2250

1 Onkyo M504 amp ("vintage" yet?)

So I guess 5, or 6, depending.


05-11-2012, 07:53 PM
As of right now:
Pioneer SX 650
Lafayette LR555
Technics SA202
Technics SA80

05-11-2012, 08:43 PM
As of right now. 2 Pioneer SX-1010s, a SX-980.
Kenwood KR-9600
Sansui 8080DB and an 8700DB
Yamaha CR-2020
Marantz 2250B, 2270, 2325, 2330(2)
Fisher 500c
Outlaw RR2150

05-11-2012, 09:06 PM
i have 3 vintage receivers currently

Pioneer SX-780 (set up @ my computer desk)

Pioneer SX-450 (wife is using this one)

Sansui 350A (in bedroom)

05-11-2012, 10:26 PM
Onkyo TX-4500 in my bedroom
Allied 495 (Pioneer SX-990 in another box) in the garage
KLH 24-AM at work

05-11-2012, 10:47 PM
Lafayette lr-5555
pioneer sx 525
two pioneer sx 650
pioneer sx 450
fisher rs-2010
sansui 771
onkyo tx-4500 mkii

05-12-2012, 10:01 AM

Sansui 881 (main system)
Marantz 2270 (work)
Marantz 2226B (bedroom)
Marantz 4270 (in amp duty for main channels in home theater system)

05-12-2012, 10:15 AM
Pioneer SX-1250 from 1977
Yamaha RXV-992 from 1999

That is all for me.

05-12-2012, 10:23 AM
Pioneer SX-1250
Rotel RX-503
Nikko NR-1415
and a few misc POS in the garage

05-12-2012, 12:18 PM
Pioneer SX-1050
Pioneer SX- 850
Marantz 2215
Marantz 2245

05-12-2012, 12:20 PM
Kenwood Eleven III
Pioneer SX 950
Marantz 2226B

05-12-2012, 07:46 PM
After thinning out the herd I still have:

Pioneer SX-850

Pioneer SX-950

Pioneer SX-1050 (2 of 'em)

Pioneer SX-1250

Marantz 2245

Heathkit AR15

Realistic STA-47 (garage stereo)

Now that I'm down to just the things I really like I'm finding it hard to let go. :scratch2:

05-13-2012, 02:16 AM
More than I am using, to be sure:

Concept 11.0

Sony STR-6200F, with the wood case :thmbsp:

Recapped 2270

HH Scott HHS-20 - Scrappy little garage unit with a great tuner. I'm going to recap it one day!

05-13-2012, 04:55 PM
I'm always amazed that one of the premier Japanese manufacturers of high end vintage stereo equipment is hardly ever mentioned here at AK (or at least not many members in this thread say they own any) The Lux Corp. was one of the first companies in Japan to start selling imported radio's in Japan when they first became available in the late twenties. Then they began making their own "electronic parts" to produce high end stereo equipment that was very well respected and sought after in the audiophile community of the 70's and early 80's. I remember my first "real" stereo I bought at a "high end retailer" back in the late seventies namely Myer Emco of the Washington D.C. area. They only sold two manufactuers of recievers ... Yamaha and Luxman. It really wasn't until the mid 80's (when sold to Alpine) that the name Luxman began a slow decline. I have two vintage recievers and only two. They are both Luxman's from around 1980. They have a warm wonderful sound quality that's deep and rich to the ears and very pleasantly "intense" even at low listening levels. Check out the liquid filled heat sink in this fine example of vintage Japanese recievers the Luxman R-3055 & R-3045.
Here's a little text from Wikipedia ...
"Lux Corporation was founded in Japan, in June 1925, by T. Hayakawa & his brother K. Yoshikawa. It began life as the radio equipment department of Kinsuido Picture Frame Store in Osaka, until then an importer of picture frames, and was founded just ahead of the time when radio was first broadcast that year.

At the time, Japanese radio listeners were dependent on technology originating in the United States and Europe. Importing radio equipment and parts was a very forward-looking enterprise (much today's cutting-edge businesses) for Lux, and passersby often crowded the store to hear the inviting sounds of the radios on display.

However Lux Corp. decided that in order to compete effectively as a supplier it had to not only sell equipment but manufacture parts in-house to reduce the costs of importing. So began the creation of the Luxman brand. As a result of this pursuit, Luxman became famous for the output of various quality transformers and switches in Japan, and today is one of the oldest manufacturers in Japan of electronic components. This is reflected in the company's motto Ultimate Fidelity since 1925.

In the mid 1970s and early 1980s Luxman came to prominence of the world hi-fi community due to the quality of sound of their equipment. Luxman were primarily specialists in making vacuum tube amplifiers of the highest caliber. In most cases Luxman designed equipment combined the quality and warmth of vacuum tube sound with powerful electronics and often beautiful aesthetic designs. Pre and Power amps such as the Luxman C-05 and M-05 with their champagne gold finish, highest-calibre electrical designs (pure copper interconnects, Class A amp design, separately powered channels with dual AC cables, copper-plated chassis), beautiful sound and rock solid build became the dreams of audiophiles everywhere.

An engineer Atsushi Miura married Mari Yoshikawa, Mr. K Yoshikawa's eldest daughter and became a part of the founding 'Luxman' family. Atsushi Miura's father was an audio engineer and was head of Luxman for many years in Japan. In the early 1980s Atsushi took over the reins from his father to run Luxman. Sensing the Japanese audio industry was heading towards cheaper mass produced components and against the founding philosophy of Luxman, Atsushi sold Luxman to Alpine in 1984, before starting the Airtight audio brand."

05-13-2012, 05:22 PM
I'll keep it strictly receivers.

Concept 3.5
Concept 4.5
Fisher 400
Fisher 500c
Fisher 201
Harman Kardon 730
Harman Kardon 330i
Kenwood KR-3090
Kenwood KR-6030
Kenwood KR-6050
Kenwood KR-9400 x2
Marantz 2015
Marantz 2235B
Marantz 2238B
Marantz 2385 (working on right now)
Marantz 2500 (works but no transformer)
Nikko 701-B
Nikko 7075
Pioneer SX-434
Pioneer SX-535
Pioneer SX-636
Pioneer SX-737
Pioneer SX-838
Pioneer SX-939
Pioneer SX-1010
Pioneer SX-450
Pioneer SX-750
Pioneer SX-1250
Pioneer SX-780
Pioneer SX-880
Pioneer SX-980
Pioneer SX-1000TA
Pioneer SX-1000TW
Realistic STA-52
Realistic STA-78
Realistic STA-870 (Still have since HS)
Sansui 5000A
Sansui 5900Z
Sansui G-7000
Yamaha CR-1020

05-13-2012, 05:27 PM
Wow. Just wow.

05-14-2012, 10:51 AM

The other are AMPS, sorry, my house is small

05-24-2012, 11:01 PM
When I bought my stereo back in 1978, I spent countless hours at the stereo shop auditioning receivers, turntables, cartridges, cassette decks, and speakers.

Yes---the cassette deck effort was a colossal waste.

The turntable/cartridge work was, IMHO well-rewarded: I still have my Dual 1237 TT equipped with my MicroAcoustics MA282e cartridge/stylus, and they still work beautifully.

The speakers were New Large Advents, which I still have, re-foamed, and they still sound great.

The receiver was an Onkyo TX-2500 MkII, 40 WPCH/8 Ohms

I could not afford what I really wanted: The TX-8500 MkII.

I guess I am satisfying an old desire: I have several vintage receivers, all Onkyos...

One Onkyo TX-2500 MkII---40 WPCH/8 Ohms (My old, original receiver from 1978.)

Two Onkyo TX-4500 MkII---60 WPCH/8 Ohms

One Onkyo TX-6500 MkII---100 WPCH/8 Ohms

Two Onkyo TX-8500 MkII---160 WPCH/8 Ohms (These babies will rock out!!)

I suppose one day I will acquire a TX-1500 MkII just to complete the collection.

I always have liked the sound of my system enough that I never have felt the need to experiment with a bunch of other stuff.

Well, OK... I would like to have a pair of Magneplanars. I heard them once at a party way back when and was seriously impressed with the imaging and soundstage. Did not have the money then... If I ever get a room big enough to let them unwind... :yes:

05-24-2012, 11:04 PM
One! :D

05-25-2012, 09:19 PM
ive got a few kicking nices by far is my big rotel 1603.also have a pioneer sx 1250,kyocera 861,and a harmon kardon 930.these were all totl in there respective make and model reciever series and vary from a high of 230 wpc to 70 wpc.all are capible of driveing my ar9 4 ohm speakers to wonderful sound levels

Brett a
05-25-2012, 09:53 PM
I have one. A Sony STR-7045 (

I hooked it up for my wife to use in her office.

I've had too many to recall in years past. I used to be fond of old Yamahas.

05-25-2012, 10:04 PM
Realistic STA-20
Harman Kardon 930
Kenwood KR720

05-26-2012, 05:04 AM
I have:

Sansui AU555A
Sansui G4700
Sony STR-V5

loose ends
05-26-2012, 08:41 AM
Pioneer sx 1250
Pioneer sx 1010 (2)
Pioneer sx 939
Pioneer sx 939
Pioneer sx 890
Pioneer sx 750
Sansui 9090
Sony str 5800sd
Yamaha cr 1020
Yamaha rx v663 (2)
Pioneer vsx d1s (2)
Marantz 2250

05-26-2012, 09:05 AM
I have:
Onkyo TX-1500 MkII
Onkyo TX-6500 MkII
Kenwood KR-V7020
Kenwood KR-A5040

I used to collect Radio Shack/Realistic Receivers from the 70's but have since thinned the herd down to:
STA235 (I like the midrange control on this one)

05-26-2012, 09:42 AM
I have had a Pioneer SX-950 for about 30 yrs - still works great, has had some updating.
Also have:


And my very first stereo I bought with my own money back in 1974: (Don't laugh)

05-26-2012, 10:51 AM
I do not have near as many as most and less than I did.

Pioneer SX-1250
Pioneer SX-980

Kenwood KR-9400
Kenwood KR-8010
Kenwood Eleven III

Yamaha CR-2020
Yamaha CR-620

Marantz 2238

These are the ones for many reasons that are my favorites. Always ready to welcome a new find but not wanting to add to the number really. Have paired down on speakers and turntables some but a cool receiver is so hard to say no to.

05-26-2012, 12:02 PM
One 1989 Sony stereo music receiver (not including the Sony 5.1 receiver).

The middle of the line at the time, $400. Bought it new at Circuit City for the wife. She never used it. It's a really 'heavy' amp.

It's really sounds pretty darn good!! And it still works today as good as the day I bought it. Just perfect.

We rarely used it. But I did use it for 7 months a couple years ago when both my other amps crashed out. I plugged it in and I was really quite suprised at how good it really did sound. It was! I just never remembered it sounding that good.

Sony made some quality gear back in the 80s.

05-26-2012, 03:21 PM
I've thinned the heard over the last year, but these are whats left. Most aren't vintage, however all but two are 20+ years old
Denon AVR-800
Yamaha RX-300
Yamaha RX-530
Realistic STA-12
Realistic STA-2250
Scott 370R - My first vintage "looking" unit, the STA-2250 has a digital tuner
Yamaha RX-V367
Pioneer VSX-520
Sherwood S-7100A - Recent gift from my father, he purchased new

I've sold recently:
Pioneer VSX-9700
Pioneer SX-302R
3-4 Sony BPC receivers I bought just to flip or as gifts for friends.

Most of the ones I have are on (near permanent) loan to family members. The Yammys are my favorite, I run an AX-900 in my music system. I'd LOVE a vintage CR or CA Yamaha, and one of their high power amps.

05-26-2012, 09:49 PM
I've had to many to count. My current list is:

Harman Kardon Citation Receiver
Harman Kardon 730 with original box, packaging, and manual (like new!)
Harman Kardon 670 great sounding 60w per ch.
Harman Kardon AVR 7200
Onkyo TX 8500
Onkyo TX 8500MKII
Sansui Z9000X
Tehcnics SA 5760

Harman Kardon Integs./Amps 660, 665, 665Vxi, 4x- 775 mono blocks bridged, 770.

Still looking for a nice example of a Sansui 9090db

I am not including matching tuners, and tape decks, TT. :D

just dave
05-26-2012, 09:59 PM
Hit. sr-2004

sansui G-9000

analog fan
05-26-2012, 10:40 PM
Two. Wait, no, three.

05-27-2012, 12:25 AM
I am down to just one, a Marantz 2245 that has been reworked by AKer Jailtime. Every thing else is seperates.

Dario Jones
05-27-2012, 01:51 PM
I have a Onkyo tx 8500 mkii, sony str-6065 and a Realistic sta 2100 that I am looking for a power switch.

05-27-2012, 02:52 PM
Family Room - Yamaha CR-2020 with Polk Monitor 7Bs
Bedroom - Yamaha CR-2040 with NS-670s
Shop - Yanaha CR-800 with Polk Monitor 10Bs
Playroom -- Yamaha CR-3020 with NS-690s Mk1

Awaiting repair and sale Fisher 400, Yamaha R-1000 and R-2000

05-27-2012, 05:31 PM
Kenwood KR 7400
HH Scott Stereomaster 341
NAD 7020
Yamaha R 30
Realistic STA 450

05-28-2012, 10:19 AM
Sansui 4000
Sherwood S-7100A
Luxman L80V
Yamaha CR-640
Kenwood KR-9600
Lafayette LR-4000 (quad)
Tandberg TR-1040
Kenwood KA-7300
Pioneer SA-6500II
Sony STR-V45
Technics SA-110
Onkyo TX-25
Zeneith ?

Too many, but I just can't resist them.

05-29-2012, 08:28 AM
Sansui and Marantz

Marantz 2270
05-29-2012, 10:09 AM
Marantz 2270 Livingroom
Technics 7100 Garage
H/K 770+ and Sherwood 7100A in the studio.

06-01-2012, 01:09 PM
I have a Marantz 2215B (with a pooched phono input to b repaired),
a Harman Kardon 590i (for sale)
and a Luxman R-115

06-01-2012, 01:58 PM
Lets see, three so far.

Sony STR-V5
Sansui AU555A
Sansui G4700

06-01-2012, 02:05 PM
1964 Kenwood TK-55
1974 Sherwood S-7200
1981 Yamaha R-300

1978 Technics SA-400