Nikko 9095

Discussion in 'Solid State' started by vintageaudio, Nov 19, 2005.

  1. vintageaudio

    vintageaudio AK Member

    Can anyone tell me the specs on this receiver?

    much appreciated
  2. bully

    bully member

    Orion sez late 70s, 65 wpc. I like my Nikko receiver a lot.
  3. bolly

    bolly Banned

    not a 9095, but

    I have a Nikko STA-9090 :yes:
  4. bolly

    bolly Banned

    she's a fairly hefty unit too
  5. vintageaudio

    vintageaudio AK Member


    thanks so much for the quick answer...really appreciate it.

    I recently picked up a bunch of old stuff....

    Nikko NR 1015
    Nikko 9095
    Technics SLP 420 CD Player
    Technics M234X Cassette Deck
    Micro Acoustics FRM-1 Speakers

    in the process of cleaning them up, checking them out and hope get them all working real soon!!

    thanks again
  6. bully

    bully member

    Far out! Mine is the NR-1015, and it is a great 85 wpc receiver, and I have it set up with the Advent Loudspeakers and a pair of Marantz DS-900s.
  7. vintageaudio

    vintageaudio AK Member


    Advents are great!!!

    I left a mint pair of Walnuts with my Ex-wife.
    Along with a Citation 17 and 19.

    But I sure miss those Advents....oh yeah and a pair of Fried Model Qs downstairs....

  8. vintageaudio

    vintageaudio AK Member


    I see you have a pair of IMF...would that be the company that was started by and those initials---stand for---Irving M. Fried?

    Great speakers if that is the case!

  9. Nat

    Nat AK Subscriber

    IMF does stand for I. M. Fried, and the TLS 50 and the Qs are both related to him, but TLS 50s were british and the Qs american. Fried was a hifi dealer (Center City Lectronics) in Philadelphia in the late 50s and early 60s. Amoung other things, he introduced the Decca cartridges and the Quad ESL to the US, but eventually got invovled with John Wright and transmission lines and became the foremost apostle of TLs in the US. I think as the US distributor he suggested the name since it might help with sales in the US, which was a pretty important concern for the British then (and now). I think that Bud Fried had a lot of input into IMF designs, but Wright was really the head of the concern. In the mid seventies IMF and Fried went seperate ways -- I can't remember if IMF was bought by a swimming pool chemical company(!) and then went under (come to think of it, that's a joke) and then Fried started his own company, or whether he started his own company, and IMF, having lost its US distributor was weak enough to be taken over by the chemical company. But after IMF went bust, Wright popped up in TDL, which made similar TL speakers, and did well for a good long while, but seems to have also fallen by the wayside (perhaps a result of the death of Wright).
    Fried, on the other hand, started making resistive line tunnel speakers, a simplification of transmission lines, which allowed smaller, lighter and much simpler boxes and stuffing. They were, and are, fine speakers, probably not the equal of full TLs, but much cheaper for relatively comparable levels of performance. The Q was either the first or one of the first of these designs and was a great speaker for its size and price. I bought a very early pair, but eventually replaced them with a pair of TLS 50s, which were superior in many ways, but didn't have the grunt that I always secretly wanted -- just not really great for rock.
    I own a pair of Betas now, which I use in the kitchen, and am often surprised at how big they sound.
    Incidentally, Fried was one of the few designers who understood series crossovers, and so if you try to figure out one of his crossovers, it may not make any sense if you assume its a parallel crossover.
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2005
  10. vintageaudio

    vintageaudio AK Member


    thank you so much for all the info....
    I remember Fried company in Phila.
    And I did enjoy those model Qs for a long, long time.

    I understand that Bud Fried just died this past March at the age of 84.
    He was quite a innovator and audiophile right up to the time of his death.

    RIP Bud.


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