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tcdriver
07-22-2005, 06:04 PM
On Wednesday, my co-worker told me that he was getting rid of his old stereo. He told me he had a tube receiver that he would give me for free. Would I be intereted? "O.K.", I said. Yesterday he brought it to work, a late sixties Nikko sold-state stereo receiver. :lmao:

It needed a little work. I replaced the stereo lamps, reattached the antenna lead screw assembly and cleaned and lubed the controls that were frozen. It sounds pretty good.

Filmboydoug
07-22-2005, 06:20 PM
How about a nudie pic? :naughty:

tcdriver
07-22-2005, 06:32 PM
Not much worth seeing inside. Most, if not all, early Japanese solid state receivers were pretty primitive. The cover is bit of a pain to take off and put back on. Sorry.

Unican_Eric
07-22-2005, 07:36 PM
I must say, that is one nice looking receiver. :thmbsp:

Toasted Almond
07-22-2005, 08:35 PM
It may not be tubes, but a free, late 60's Nikko receiver is still better than a shitload of other things in life.

kdlsoft
07-22-2005, 11:44 PM
There have been about 3-4 of those pass thru Epay since the first of the year. It sure looks interesting but I've always had something else going at the time.

Enjoy!

tcdriver
07-23-2005, 02:17 PM
It may not be tubes, but a free, late 60's Nikko receiver is still better than a shitload of other things in life.

Amen!

Filmboydoug
07-23-2005, 10:42 PM
It for sure beats a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.

onepixel
07-10-2006, 05:28 PM
Well I have it now and I just love it!

tcdriver
07-10-2006, 05:57 PM
onepixel,

I am glad to hear that you are using it. I am very happy to know that it went to a good home. The best one can hope for when they sell some HI-FI gear is that it will be used and loved by the one who buys it. Good listening.

tc

bully
07-10-2006, 08:36 PM
I tried to find some info and checked Orion, no NR-501 listed.
I like Nikko gear. The vintage receiver set up right now is the 85 wpc NR-1050 driving two pair of speaker systems.

onepixel
07-10-2006, 09:12 PM
Actually it's just Nikko 501, I no "NR" on it.

Here is a pic from previous post.

http://audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=57796&page=3&pp=15