Amended list of 150+ wpc receivers!

Discussion in 'Solid State' started by bully, Aug 10, 2002.

  1. bully

    bully member

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    Not exhaustive, but were there any others??

    The OVER 200 wpc gang:
    Technics SA-1000 330x2 $1,700
    Marantz 2600 300x2 1,600
    Sansui G-33000 300x2 (nyah, cheater, cheater ) 1,900
    Pioneer SX-1980 270x2 1,295
    Marantz 2500 250x2 1,595
    Sansui G-22000 220x2 (oops, two pieces here, too) 1,400
    any others??

    200-watters
    Sansui G-9700 200x2 $1,100
    Kenwood KR-9050 200x2 1,150
    Hitachi SR-2004 200x2 1,095
    Sanyo PLUS 200 ........ 200 watts per ch. $??

    The fantastic "160-watt class"
    Marantz 2385 185x2 $1,100
    Pioneer SX-1280 185x2 950
    Technics SA-5770 ........ 185 watts per ch. 800
    S.A.E. TWO R18 ........ 180 watts per ch. $??
    Rotel RX-1603 180x2 (?) totl 1,100
    Nikko NR-1415 175x2 totl 850
    Fisher RS-1080 170 watts per channel 999
    Yamaha CR-3020 170x2 totl 1,500
    Concept 16.5 165x2 totl 895
    Technics SA-5760 ........ 165 watts per ch 800
    Kenwood KR-9600 160x2 totl 775
    Onkyo TX-8500 MkII 160x2 totl 999
    Pioneer SX-1250/5590 160x2 totl 950
    Sansui G-8700 [160 wpc] 1978-80 ? 920?
    Sansui G-9000/901 160x2 totl 1,100
    Sansui 9900Z 160x2 (1981-82) 1,130
    Fisher RS-2015 150 wpc (1980-82) 800
    Project-One Mark 1500DC 150 wpc (80-84) 900
    Sony STR-V7 150x2 totl 900
    Yamaha R-2000 150x2 (1981-83) totl 900
    Carver The Receiver 150x2 (intro'd @ 130 wpc) 799
    Toshiba SA-7150 ........ 150 watts per ch. 1,100



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  2. bully

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    Should there be any additions to the list?
     
  3. kajguy03

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    How about some current price ranges on each of the Monsters?

    Chris
     
  4. kajguy03

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    You left out the Marantz SR9000G at 150 w/ch.

    Chris
     
  5. Bill

    Bill Active Member

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    Bully, the Fisher RS-2015 was rated at 150 WPC, 78-81.

    Bill
     
  6. bully

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    Put in the Fisher, verified through the OABB.
    The Marantz is still a mystery, I believe what your tech discovered, but might we find an advertisement or review? Rated output is what we're looking for, and that may put it in the 100-130 wpc list. I will be happy to add the SR-9000G wherever it is appropriate for our lists.
     
  7. bully

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    I've heard a rumor of another big Sanyo receiver. Any facts to the matter?
     
  8. bully

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    Have any other very large receivers come to light?
     
  9. waylyn5945

    waylyn5945 Active Member

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    And another excellent job and again my thanks & compliments. :thmbsp: :thmbsp: :thmbsp:
     
  10. Yamaha B-2

    Yamaha B-2 registered user

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    More If you show me yours I'll show you mine.

    Like on the 100-130wpc thread, let's post some pic's of these wonderful beasts. Here is my STR-V7. What a sweet machine!!
     
  11. uncooked

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    what about my Akai Ps-120m i posted pics of it awhile back, its gotta be up there i dont know the wattage numbers on it but its dials go up to 240+ and i could bury them fairly easy if i had some more power hungry speakers. It would blow any speakers that i own right now.

    550 watts coming in from the outlet.
     
  12. bully

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    Orion lists Akai receivers with the prefixes "AA" & "AS". The AA-1200 is listed in the other thread that lists receivers of 100-130 wpc. This thread is of the very large receivers of 150 and more wpc. I will update either list if we can verify output per channel. I rely on Orion, which is not complete or always accurate.
     
  13. uncooked

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    is the AA 1200 supposly the same as the PS-120m?

    i'am positive it puts out more then 150 "going by the meters anyways becuase ive had it up to around 180- 200 contant not just spiking up. and this was with the preamp at about 2 oclock and the amp inputs at about 3/4

    Its to bad there is no info on this amp. The manual for the preamp and tuner are both there but the amp manual isn't.
     
  14. nitrous

    nitrous 96 dB freak!

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    Are we excluding McIntosh amps from this list? (and the 100-150wpc list for that matter?) I have a MC 2155 which is conservatively rated at 150 wpc.
    I also have a Akai AA1175 receiver in the basement (c.1976.) <- wonder
    what that was rated at. :scratch2: :scratch2: :scratch2: :scratch2:
     
  15. yrly

    yrly Breaking records is good?

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    There is another big Sanyo of some sort. What its output is I don't know. I actually bid on it when it was up on ebay. I think I ended up bowing out because it was when I closed the deal on my second Fisher RS-1060 and did not want to overbudget on audio at the time. It was not a Plus 200 and not a JCX-2900K but was over 60lbs, which was what drew my attention to it in the first place. Don't want to be wrong here but it might have been a JCX-3900K... Another possiblility is that whatever its model was the formal model number given to the Plus 200. I will keep on the lookout.
     
  16. sanyofreak

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    unobtainable, and really rare too !?!

    yrly,
    I know it was a while ago, but I dont know how I missed whatever it was (big Sanyo) that You bid on (my loss). Aside from Stereo Review's year end buyer guide from 1981, which verified the existence of the Sanyo Plus 130 as the companies TOTL receiver at that time. Another AK member who worked in the field at the time, rumored that he saw ad brochure's for the JCX-3900, I cannot verify that there was anything really bigger than the JCX-2900K (a formidable contender in the 120W class). It has been over two years since I have seen the only Plus 130 on ebay, and have never (4 years) seen a Plus 200. Sanyo was really putting forth an effort to compete at the end of the Vintage era, so it makes sense that they would have offerings for the receiver "wars". Since they never gained respect or marketshare, I guess few of these high enders ever sold. Orion lists the plus 200 ( I think) and this is how it was added to the the AK listings, but is there anyone out there that actually has an example of a JCX-3900, Plus 200, or Plus 130 for that matter ???? I am of the belief at this point, that having any of these three, may qualify You as possibly having one of the rarest Vintage receivers on the planet. As a crazy obsessed fan of Sanyo Vintage, I am kind of bummed here, since even though few and far between, we've seen a couple of Fisher RS-1080's, Akai AA-1200's, Yammie CR-3020's, Huge Optonica's, Hitachi SR 2004's and other pretty obscure TOTL's, but not the Sanyo's. We know G33000's existed, and even Marantz 2600's are not all that rare, just really expensive, I suppose the neighbors and friends just said "wow" if You would have carted one of those home in 1979, but to spend a grand or so on a Sanyo apparently was just not "cool". Cool for me if I ever find one, but I think it is a fleeting hope. Still enjoying my JCX-2900K, very sweet machine indeed, and for right now, what is in my mind the TOTL Sanyo vintage receiver.
     
  17. yrly

    yrly Breaking records is good?

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    I remember the auction for this big Sanyo clear as day. I even have enough of a recollection that if I was a better artist I could actually draw it. My strategy has been to find improperly listed stuff, stuff listed so vaguely that it does not turn up in the average search, in fact I would never have ended up with that RS-1080 for $20 if I had not watched closely. If I recall the Sanyo only went for $150 or so, but having the other in the wings I did not have enough spare cash for both at the time. I would not however doubt they exist, I would think they would but in small quantity, or they are out there and one is needed to get the ball rolling. I am almost certain what I saw was a JCX-3900K, I know it was not a Plus series, I know what the 2900K looks like and I have seen advertisements for the Plus 200 in some old magazines I have (I actually have a two page ad detailing the Plus 200 somewhere I can try and dig out if you are interested). I would still lean towards even the Plus 200 being out there, after all I waited two years before a Fisher RS-1080 finally came up. Then after the first (mine) got $200 a few more surfaced on its heels, look how many MCS 3125s are out there at the present. Counting the one RS-1080 in Europe that was 5 in the period of a year after two years of no shows (actually when CUlater gets his 3 will be in the hands of AK members). I have only ever seen 3 Fisher RS-1060s cross ebay, the first of which was mine, there were two early this year if I recall, my second was acquired before it could ever get to ebay. Come to think of it how many Project One Mark 1500s have there been? I have seen 4 since I got the first Fisher RS-1060. One was parts only, totally messed, and the other three that I know of I bought. There was a good deal of time between there, at least a year, but I rememebered what it was like internally and knew I was buying one as soon as I saw it. They don't fetch a great deal of money (which is why I bought all three), and it seems you don't see very many either. Of course if something as odd as my Audiograph 2A100 was built I would find it hard to believe that Sanyo did not turn out at least of few of them, even if not many. BTW how many GTE 2600s have we seen? MCS Guy has one and I have one, mine was the only I have seen on ebay. Just keep watching and hopefully one will turn up, might just take some time. They may be rare but I have a feeling they are out there.
     
  18. sanyofreak

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    Keep looking

    The encouraging words really help, patience is certainly a virtue in this area. Of course, I believe there were some of the big Sanyo's that were produced, the question remains did any survive(?), and that is the hope as well. Few surface, and with these threads, the value gets pushed up. If and when we ever see one, the ad will certainly state "Very rare", at this point, which will inflate the price further. So goes the quest. Right as well of the MCS 3125, which has gained well deserved respect, and commands higher pricetags than several years ago. It is good to know AK'ers are on the watch however, perhaps the time will arrive and one will show. And when there's one, there are more.
    Yrly best of luck on the 797 from the other post - If you get it up - I bet You will not get rid of it - one piece of beautiful machine that does what it does perfectly. And 60 watts my @$$, nothing quite like it.
     
  19. CUlater

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    List is of receivers only. I forget who, but someone was doing a separate list of integrated amps a while back...should show up on a thread search...

    I have an Akai AA1200 and AA1175 - 1200 is 120w/ch and is listed on the 100-150w/ch list around here. 1175 is almost the same receiver minus the power meters, rated at 75w/ch. Nice dual power supply receivers, with one of the smoothest tuners around. Lets keep that last bit to ourselves, so it doesn't ruin the bargains on this underappreciated brand... :D
     
  20. CUlater

    CUlater Member #287, thereabouts

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    Picked up the RS-1080 tonight. Really minty, no dust, fingerprints, burnt out bulbs, ...nothing, just perfect. :banana:

    That is, I barely could pick it up. Can't imagine anyone shipping this successfully, which is why I was willing to go so high on a local one.

    OMG. :yikes: This sucker can make speakers become seismic destruction tools. What impressed me was as it reached truly painful levels, even WITH the bass control turned up there was absolutely no flicker in the front panel lights. Stout, beer-can-size capped power supply in there...

    This is going to be fun...biggest problem is deciding on which speakers can be sacrificed to the sonic gods... :rockon:
     

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