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The Pioneer PL-115D is a great turntable dating from the mid to late 1970's. It features a substantial plinth that keeps vibration and resonance to a minimum. This table starts automatically when the arm is moved over to the record. Cueing is manual, but the arm is automatically returned when a record is finished. There's adjustment for tracking weight via a counterweight, and and a small knob to the right to set the anti-skating adjustment.
A cartridge can be mounted via a standard 1/2" mount headshell.
The Marantz 2215B has a relatively modest 15 watts per channel, and certainly isn't as big and powerful as some of it's bigger, but similiar, Marantz receiver brethren, but it still has that wonderful Marantz sound. The five main control knobs have a wonderful sense of symmetry on the classic brushed silver Marantz faceplate. Also present is the classic Marantz blue dial.
The 2215B can be paired with a WC-116 or WC-15T wood cabinet.
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The SX-5590 is very similar to the Pioneer SX-1250, but it's different in one very obvious way - it's black face vs. the silver face of the SX-1250 and most other Pioneer receivers from the 1970's. The SX-5590 was manufactured for 8 months in 1976, and less than 2,500 of these "special edition" receivers were built during this period. Furthermore, they were available only to U.S. military personnel stationed overseas through European post exchanges (a.k.a. "PX's").
In this post, we feature an another amazing, all out restoration of this wonderful receiver by eBay member Skibjr. (Check out his restoration of a Pioneer SX-1280 here). Skibjr sells on eBay. Check out his latest listings here.
Teac, more often known for their reel to reel tape machines, also made this Teac AS-200 Integrated Amplifier in the late 1960's. The machine is wrapped in a wood veneered case, and the wood veneer carries through to the flip down front panel, and even in the square buttons. Yes, there is real wood veneer (not vinyl!) inlaid in those small square buttons.
Some other interesting features are 2 Phono and Aux inputs, selected between '1' and '2' via small knobs under the flop down panel. Build quality is very high, with a tremendous attention to detail which carries through to the internals. Inside there is an amplifier section which is capable of 40 watts per channel, via two modular amplifier boards.
The rest of this series also contained an AF-200 electronic crossover, an the AE-200 power amplifier.
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This Kenwood KD-1033 is a great, simple turntable. It's a manual table, meaning you pick up the stylus and place it on the start of the record. Then, move the lever to play to set down the arm to start them music. The table had a nice, weighty metal platter and a reasonable arm that accept a standard 1/2" mount head shell.
If you're looking for a less expensive, reliable turntable that still sounds good, you won't go wrong with this one.
Manufactured from 1971-1973
20 Watts Per Channel RMS (20 Hz to 20 KHz, both channels driven, 1% THD)
Damping Factor @ Load Impedance 40 at 8 ohms
Output Impedance(s) 4 to 16 ohms
Built in 1975 in the Tandberg Radio Factory, located in Oslo Norway, the Tandberg TR-2040 is a receiver that is a little different from what you might find in similar units from Pioneer, Sansui or Yamaha receivers of the time. For one, this receiver is FM band only, and has a distinctively un-Japanese look to it. The differences are more than skin deep, though.
Unusually, the FM radio has six presets which can be selected through the square push buttons on the right hand side of the receiver. The presets are set by using the small 'tuning' knob under each preset button. A neat touch is that the signal meter moves to the number of your preset when it is selected.
Sound quality is excellent, and this receiver produces a respectable 40watts per channel.
New Price: 4,000.00 NKr. (1975) ~ $700 at 2013 exchange rates.
Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg) 9.6 kg / 21 lb 2.3 oz (21.145 lb)
Dimensions (WHD) 515 x 143 x 320 mm / 20.3 x 5.6 x 12.6 inch
The JVC QL-F4 is a turntable that combines exceptional platter rotational accuracy with a fully automatic mechanism for easy day to day operation. To do this, it uses a core-less motor, a direct-drive mechanism and the renowned JVC Quartz technology is the secret behind it's performance, and its low wow/flutter of 0.025% wrms.
(1) Auto-repeat offering from 1 to 6 plays at the twist of a rotary control, with the 'R' setting offering infinite replays
(2) Auto-lead in which raises the tonearm, moves it over the edge of the record, and gently lowers it to the lead-in groove to start playing
(3) Auto-return which sets the tonearm automatically to its rest when a play is completed, then shuts the power off. As a bonus, the moment you move the tonearm manually, the QL-F4 can be operated as if originally designed for manual operation.
This wonderful receiver from Sansui features their meticulous attention to detail and a powerful 45 Watts per Channel / 8 ohms amplifier. The front faceplate has been machined from metal, as have the knobs which have split knobs to enable control of each channel separately. This Sansui 771 sounds great, with the characteristic warm 'tube-like' Sansui sound.
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