100-130 wpc receivers, Akai-Yamaha

Discussion in 'Solid State' started by bully, Aug 11, 2002.

  1. 30hz MAGIC

    30hz MAGIC Creator of earthquakes!

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    Had fun looking at this list. I want the Beomaster 8g like nododys business.
    I'm a sucker for vintage Beomasters. Unique, futuristic and rare.
     
  2. hardwareguy

    hardwareguy Active Member

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    Fisher RS-280, early to mid 80s

    100W/ch @ 0.05% THD. Uses two STK 0100-II hybrid ICs
     
  3. Sam Cogley

    Sam Cogley Last of the Time Lords Subscriber

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    Service manual claims 140 into 8 ohms and 150+ into 4 ohms, but that's also at 1% distortion. 120 into 8 ohms at .008% THD. I don't think I've ever seen anything else specified quite like that.
     
  4. sans-culotte

    sans-culotte Active Member

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    I own two of these. The Pioneer SX-1080 and the Akai AA 1200. I go back and forth between them. I might be inclined toward the Akai if I were forced to choose one or the other.
     
  5. RF2015

    RF2015 New Member

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    Very Usefull

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  6. RF2015

    RF2015 New Member

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    Thanks for taking the time to do this.
     
  7. ELzekio

    ELzekio Active Member

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    If receivers from 1986-1988 can be called "vintage" now because it's 2015 them. You can list the:

    JVC RX-8V (100 WPC)
    JVC RX-9V (120 WPC)
    JVC RX-950V (120 WPC)
     
  8. Athalwolf

    Athalwolf AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Let's start at the top of this excellent list. Akai AA-1200.

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    Lord my floor looks dirty with the camera in my S4. I vacuumed just last Wednesday.:confused:
     
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  9. Valveglow

    Valveglow Super Member

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    ^^^That AA 1200 is the nicest looking Akai I have ever seen.
     
  10. yotems

    yotems AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    i think the mcs 3325 needs to be removed from the idea of existence as i and no one else has ever seen it. i cant understand why it was supposedly produced in the years when the 3275 was their top tier model offered. the release of the 3125 was the biggest thing MCS had ever done and was intended to outdo their previous statement with the 3275. everything ive ever heard shows the 3275 was their largest receiver until the 3125. the 3125 wasnt even around for very long and it still has quite mess of information about it. the 3325 is a myth created by someone who imagined thats how MCS would code a 125 wpc receiver considering the way they coined the 3275.
     
  11. yotems

    yotems AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    and while the mcs 3125 is rated at 125 wpc @ 8 ohms and impressive specs, on the back it says 290w consumption, its been rated at 130, 145, and 150 by various sources, and the manual apparently warns of 200 watt per channel capability.

    this thing is certainly capable of ear damaging sound levels without clipping. it has incredible headroom. also the mcs 3275 has been rumored to bench in the 110-125 watt per channel range. the backside of the 3275 says 220 watt consumption. from what i can tell, all of the NEC made MCS units are underrated a good bit so they have headroom compared to what people think they have to work with.

    my mcs 3236 rated at 36 watts per channel says 95w power consumption and seems to have more around 45 quality watts per channel
     
  12. pioneerhifi

    pioneerhifi Kenwood Fan

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    Marantz TA-135AV - 135 wpc @ 8 ohms - 4.5A Consumption
     
  13. yotems

    yotems AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    mcs 3125. rated 125 watts rms x 2 (i think its a little conservative), frequency response 5hz-60khz, .05 THD.. weighs in at 56 lbs

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  14. superdog

    superdog AK Member

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    denonavr3000_11114_front.JPG Denon AVR3000 1992 110 wpc toroidal transformer.I've had a lot of monsters and this is no slouch.
     
  15. superdog

    superdog AK Member

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    That must be one rare puppy as I have never even seen one on the net until now.Nice!
     
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  16. asking you

    asking you Active Member

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    If you can choose go for marantz,nakamichi,sansui they have better built!
     
  17. ghostberry

    ghostberry Active Member

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    Hey Bully,

    I got a few in my collection:

    Nikko 130 (100 wpc)
    Nikko Alpha II (120 wpc)
    Harman Kardon Citation 19 (100 wpc)...
     
  18. Apolek

    Apolek AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Sony STR-AV950 (115 wpc RMS @ 8 ohm) c.1990

    Toroidal transformer, MM/MC phono input, 4 ohm capable, .006% THD. Got one for my wife's bedroom stereo to drive a pair of Rectilinear XII. Sounds quite nice.
     
  19. Glacierjohn

    Glacierjohn New Member

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    Sorry, I'm not selling, but I just had my CR2020 brought up to specs and aligned the tuner section. I forgot what a great receiver this is! I'm just listening to NPR and a local fm station through my 75 vintage L-65 Jubals, and enjoying every minute. I did test it on a few CDs and it compared nicely to my other system, McIntosh MX112 - MC225, Kyocera 710 CD player through B&W DM2000's.
     
  20. MarZutra

    MarZutra Super Member

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    Fabulous. Just starting the restoration of a pair of the Rectilinear XII for a mate of mine. Picked them up in Ontario with a single, and very beat, XI. I must say that I was taken with the sound of the Rectilinear product. The Highboy III are very nice as well and the XII are top shelf in my opinion. Kudos and I hope she enjoys them...
     
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