Newbie needs some expert advice

Discussion in 'Equipment Reviews & Opinions' started by Alguymcgee, Mar 12, 2018 at 2:00 PM.

  1. Alguymcgee

    Alguymcgee New Member

    Hey guys, long time listener first time caller. I'm finally starting to make the leap from free hand-me-down gear to solid vintage gear. I just got a fully restored (to the nines) technics sl 1301 and I'm ready to get a receiver that will do it justice. Right now there is a jumbo jet, an hk 730 twin, and a sansui 7900z for sale. All three are in perfect working order (the sansui was even fully serviced recently). I don't care a whole lot about rarity, collectibility, or cosmetics... I mainly care about power (it would be nice to have something that goes to eleven but still sounds crisp and clear) and quality of sound/functionality. I don't need any of the bells and whistles on the jumbo jet either. I have a budget of $500. My question is, which of these three units sounds like the best fit? Or should I hold off and wait for something else to come around? Any input is greatly appreciated. Sorry for the long post!

    P.s. I have a pair of sansui sp710ms hooked up right now, but I plan on upgrading those too. Any inpu
  2. kvining

    kvining Active Member

    Planet Houston
    I'd go with the Harman myself, the Sansui is much more powerful and all things considered it's a much better receiver than the Harman, but those push buttons are 30 years old and they are going to break. WTF is a "Jumbo jet"?
  3. faber12

    faber12 AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Northwest Ohio

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