A poor man's version of cheap power

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  1. Darren James

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  2. audiosignal

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    Nice! good bang for the buck good looking rear ends. What about for cheap speakers and cheap sources?
     
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  3. Darren James

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    Right now Facebook marketplace and craigslist are still good sources

    speakers?
    Cambridge Soundworks Tower series
    Klipsch RF series
    Boston Acoustics VR 2 and 3 towers only
    and if you have to, Sony SS series
    Also Yamaha towers are good deals as well... great full sound for TV and music
     
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    I just bought a brand new Marantz NR 1608 and can't believe how clean and easy the setup was compared to those old monsters. Many were good quality but what a pain to hook up.
     
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    Yep, been doing that for a long time.. poor man's power aint no shit.. they go so cheap sometimes. I bought a few duds too though, sometimes I wish I spend some good coin on a rotel pre and amp by now. Hard to unload the damn things too, I have a big ass Pioneer vsx-49txi I love, but the rest could go.
     
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    What models are they? I can make out the Yamaha V-something, and the Denon AVR-3808CI, but I can't make out the top one.

    Big AVRs can indeed be picked up cheaply.
     
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  7. audioman00

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    Looks like a big old denon maybe 5600 or 5806
     
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    Denon
    AVR 3600
    AVR 3808CI
    Yamaha V995
     
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    I wish
    AVR 3600
    AVR 3808CI
    yamaha V995
     
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    Cool I miss my 3600 it sounded so good even the wife mentioned it. That sucker has dual transformers as well.
     
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    My main amp is an old Yamaha RX-V2300 (because remote) that I got from my brother for some hotel points, 100WPC of pretty decent fidelity.
     
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  12. cpt_paranoia

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    Spotted an AVR-4306 for £150 today. Passed...

    And a Sony STR-DH800 for £50. Passed on that, too...
     
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  13. alanl

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    Yes, but sometimes "cheap" ain't cheap. I bought what seemed a bargain on Crapbay - an NAD 3140 integrated amplifier for just $75. That was the good news. A complete work-over including all new caps and power supply cost over $500. However, it was worth it- the sound (via another bargain) Dual 505 deck and my circa 1975 Micro Acoustic speakers produces - for my ears, wonderful sound
     
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  14. jami w.

    jami w. just being me thats all

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    i've got the vsx-1017tvk an love it!!!
     
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    I was at the GW a couple weeks ago and saw a guy at the checkout counter with a BIG old Yamaha amp, powerful for sure, which 'looked' in really great shape.

    It stopped me in my tracks... $25. Couldn't believe it really. WoW.

    That was a 'CRANKER' from the old days. Yamaha's were highly desired amps new.

    Good for him!! :) Great find!!
     

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