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Marantz 2285 Receiver

21 Mar

Marantz 2285 Receiver

Marantz 2285 Receiver (1977)

The Marantz 2285 (and slightly modified 2285B pictured below) were the most powerful in the long range of 22xx series of Marantz silver face receivers in the 1970's.    It features a sensitive FM tuner, a highly selective AM tuner, a low distortion preamplifier, and two direct coupled power amplifiers on a single chassis, while retaining a flexibility comparable to that achieved using separate components.

Selected Specs:
85 Watts Per Channel into 8 ohms.
60 Damping Factor
17KG Total Weight.

 

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Sansui 8 Deluxe Receiver

19 Mar

Sansui 8 Deluxe Receiver

Sansui 8 Deluxe Receiver (1973)

The Sansui 8 Deluxe was the top end of the series consisting of the Sansui 6, 7, 8 and finally this 8 Deluxe.  It's power output was 60 watts per channel RMS into 8 ohms or 80 watts per channel into 4 ohms.  The Eight Deluxe offered a speaker protection relay over the standard Sansui Eight, as well as a higher power output.

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Kenwood KR-11000GX

2 Mar

Kenwood KR-11000GX Receiver

Kenwood KR-11000GX Receiver  Photo:Starsky on eBay

 

Kenwood KR-11000GX

This is the European version of the more well known KR-11000G and the Model Eleven G.  The major differences being that these often featured switchable 110v, 220v transformers and the black faceplate.  The KR-11000GX was a popular purchase for military personnel on overseas bases in Europe.

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Sony HP-610 All in One Receiver and Turntable

16 Oct

Sony HP-610 Receiver and Turntable

Sony HP-610 All in One Receiver and Turntable

Many that know vintage audio will say (and rightly so) to steer well clear of all-in-one units.  Particularly those by SoundDesign and similiar ilk.  But every rule has its exceptions. and this Sony HP-610 is one of them.  Instead of the usual all-on-one cheap components, and flimsy build quality, the Sony combines a quality components and a very well built cabinet.

The receiver is a nice, Sony built, silver faced unit that produces about 30 watts per channel.   The turntable is a very well regarded German made Dual 1210.  The pair is housed in a heavy duty, wooden cabinet that skips the usual vinyl veneer for real wood.

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