MARANTZ: Model 2325 vs. Sansui 9090?

bb3blog writes as follows: Much like the beginnings of early high end audio when Audio Research and Conrad Johnson were the common catch words, Marantz and Sansui are two names that most likely crop up when talk goes vintage solid state receivers. Of course there was Pioneer, Sony, Technics and others that carved their respective […]

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LUXMAN: Vintage Luxman amplifiers inc L-210, L-530 – and more

I really like Luxman’s from the 80’s, they were there when the “audio-bug” bit me as a teenager. I bought my first Luxman gear with earned money in ’84! This was a kit with some swedish made speakers, branded with the Luxman logo but they actually looked very much like Snell E/III, only a little […]

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NAKAMICHI: CA-5EII + Nakamichi PA-5E (and the Nakamichi ST-7 FM tuner, in passing) test review

NB: This was originally published in 2010 Hello, and welcome to the next of my series of reviews of vintage equipment. First, I only write about equipment that I have had extended, direct and personal experience of either as an end-user or retailer – or both. I don’t get involved in measurements. During 34 years […]

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ONKYO: Their T9 tuner – calling all enthusiasts

So, I’m in the very early stages of putting together a turntable-focused system. I’m running an entry-level Technics SL-BD10 turntable that a friend from work gave me (soon to have a donated Grado green cartridge) and an 80s Technics receiver that another buddy lent me because my 4-yr old Onkyo doesn’t have a phono input, […]

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