High Powered 80s receivers

Discussion in 'General Audio Discussion' started by smiklich, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. SoCal Sam

    SoCal Sam Lunatic Member

    Messages:
    16,767
    Luxman R-117 -- 160 wpc
    NAD 7600 -- 150 wpc
    NAD 7400 -- 100 wpc (?)
    Sony STR-GX10ES -- 150 wpc
    Sony STR-GX9ES -- 120 wpc
    Onkyo TX-85 -- 80 wpc (cool looling display)
    Carver The Receiver -- 130 wpc
    Carver MXR 130 -- 130 wpc
    Carver HR-772 -- 150 wpc
    Concept 12.0D -- 120 wpc
    Kenwood Galaxy Commander -- 120 wpc
    Yamaha R-2000 -- 150 wpc

    From memory...
     
    Wolverine and Nightwisher like this.
  2. luxmaster

    luxmaster AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    1,248
    Location:
    West Coast, BC
    Pioneers VSX 9500
     
  3. Aspen

    Aspen Active Member

    Messages:
    284
    Location:
    London, Ontario
    Yamaha R-9 - 125 watts, I use mine most everyday and it has an excellent tuner.
    Yamaha RX-1100U - 100wpc.
     
    BilboBaggins likes this.
  4. smiklich

    smiklich AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    41
    Location:
    Rome ,NY
    That concept 12.0d Looks like something I would like to have
     
  5. EyeGee

    EyeGee Big Ears

    Messages:
    107
    Location:
    Northern California
    McIntosh receivers starting with the 4100 were all sold in the 80's. They're all conservatively rated at 100 wpc.
     
  6. yesshows77

    yesshows77 Active Member

    Messages:
    440
    Location:
    Brownsburg, IN
    Nakamichi TA-4A
     
  7. frahengeo

    frahengeo AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    731
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Yes. I forgot about the TA-4A.

    In the 80's my local hi-fi store was pushing these. I wish I had listened.
     
    Nightwisher likes this.
  8. Robisme

    Robisme Sansui Enthusiast Subscriber

    Messages:
    11,442
    Location:
    Martinez California
    I have to disagree about their quality going down hill as a blanket statement. I have a 120 WPC S-X1200 that I use often. Also, my AU-X711 is awesome. They made amazing gear up through 1999.

    The Z-9000X is a high power 80's receiver.

    Rob
     
  9. ilusndweller

    ilusndweller Super Member

    Messages:
    4,881
    The following may be early 90s. I dont feel like researching. I can recommend them both (my Nak TA-4A on the other hand is an expensive doorstop that is stuck in protection).

    Yamaha rx-950
    Denon 1025-RA.
     
  10. Dingman

    Dingman Do you know where your towel is?

    Messages:
    1,775
    Location:
    Des Moines, Ia
    that looks like a mean machine and I like your posts. Fun to read. Not sure about the x-balanced something-or-another, WTF.
     
  11. Dingman

    Dingman Do you know where your towel is?

    Messages:
    1,775
    Location:
    Des Moines, Ia
    Man, you guys need to start including some nudies. Good golly, this is a bit boring without. You can say this-or-that, but lets show some pics.
    (unless someone wants to whine "google" or "server space" - have at it, don't care)
     
  12. Danddd

    Danddd AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    915
    Location:
    Wheaton, IL
    To me, one of the best looking receivers, ever... The Kyocera R861, 120 watts per channel and usually did better.
    [​IMG]
     
    SkyRanger, drumbum and Ds2000 like this.
  13. smiklich

    smiklich AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    41
    Location:
    Rome ,NY
    they are nice reasonably priced also but I read somewhere they have tuner problems but I agree one of the best looking ones
    [​IMG][/QUOTE]
     
    drumbum likes this.
  14. Robisme

    Robisme Sansui Enthusiast Subscriber

    Messages:
    11,442
    Location:
    Martinez California
  15. SoCal Sam

    SoCal Sam Lunatic Member

    Messages:
    16,767
    The 12.0D has a fully sythesized FM tuner which means that the tuner is as fast as any modern digital tuner. The presets are kept by a standby transformer so there is no battery that inevitably leaks causing PCB damage. The amp section features a toroidal transformer and metal die T-03 outputs. Great sounding amp section, it is in my top ten.
     
  16. tanker 200

    tanker 200 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    679
    Location:
    Northwest Washington
    The Realistic STA-2500 was not much to look at but it was TOTL for '85, 100 wpc and sounds pretty nice

    [​IMG]
     
    j31088 likes this.
  17. smiklich

    smiklich AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    41
    Location:
    Rome ,NY
    I think the wood sides on a receiver really make it look so much better .It seems in the 80s they got away from the wood and aluminium and went to plastic ...Kinda a shame quality and pride in the product went down so much but there are people who would disagree with me on this I'm sure
     
    Dingman likes this.
  18. smiklich

    smiklich AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    41
    Location:
    Rome ,NY
    It also seems ..Correct me if I'm wrong but there were a lot more manufactures of stereos back then ..It looks like the technics 1010 is a 80s receiver that gets respect
     
  19. bergun

    bergun Active Member

    Messages:
    395
    Location:
    Seattle-Tacoma Area
    You beat me to the punch!! I have both of these fine Yamaha receivers and they are great sounding receivers from the mid 80s. The R-9 was Yamaha's top of the line receiver in 1985/86, followed by the RX-1100u in 1987/88. I still have them and will never sell them off since they are great performers and built like a tank.

    I just hope that someday I'll be able to have the alloy faceplates refinished to bring them back to their full glory.

    Also, Yamaha's second best receivers from the same period's line-up, the R-8 and the RX-900u are top performers as well.
     
  20. Danddd

    Danddd AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    915
    Location:
    Wheaton, IL
    [/QUOTE]
    I have a Kyocera R651 that I bought new in 1982. I've had repairs done to the amplifier section and the tuner repaired. It is such a nice musical receiver that I keep it mostly for nostalgic sake. It is powering some OLA Advents and Phase Tech 745s in my basement old school system.
     

Share This Page