How Many Kenwood/Trio Components Have you Heard/Owned?

Discussion in 'Kenwood-Trio/Kensonic-Accuphase' started by lha1992, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. jmchrislip

    jmchrislip Super Member

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    I have a C1 (Audio Purist) preamp. It works but I would like to have it serviced to bring it back to factory specs. Anyone know where I can have it serviced?
     
  2. jmchrislip

    jmchrislip Super Member

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    Is there anybody out there?
     
  3. theophile

    theophile Pheasant Plucker. Subscriber

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  4. undergroundr

    undergroundr Active Member

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    New to me - KR-7400.

    I've been running an M2 for some time and recently mated it up with a C1. I thought the M2/C1 were wonderful.

    However, the KR-7400 has blown me away. The sound is so open and beautiful compared to the separates. Especially the phono stage. It makes me wonder if the M2 and C1 maybe need a little work. For whatever reason, M2/C1 has been displaced in my LR setup by the KR-7400 despite the good reputation of the Basic series.

    I guess it could just also be a synergy thing with my speakers, Norman Labs Model 10's. Whatever the reason, I'm really enjoying the KR-7400. It even almost made Queen II sound decent last night!
     
  5. theophile

    theophile Pheasant Plucker. Subscriber

    An interesting assessment. :yes:

    Here's a thought:

    Firstly Whilst utilising the phono section of the 7400, if you take the signal out from the 7400's 'tape-out' sockets and feed it into the C1/M2, you might be able to find-out whether the superiority you are hearing with the 7400 is down to the 7400's phono stage alone.Taking the signal from the 7400's tape-outs, avoids the 7400's volume control and most of its preamp section. You then use the 7400 essentially as a phono preamp and the C1/M2 as per usual.

    Secondly another experiment: If the 7400 has ' Pre-out/ Main in' sockets on the rear panel, try taking the signal from the 7400's ' Pre-out' sockets into the M2, whilst still using the 7400's phono stage. This utilises the 7400's phono section/preamp section whilst isolating them from the 7400's power amp section.

    Thirdly, again whilst using the phono inputs of the 7400,try using the tape outs of the 7400, into the one of the C1's inputs (not the phono or tape inputs, use an 'aux' or 'tuner' input). When you have done that, take the signal from the C1's usual outputs (not the tape outputs) and feed that back into the 7400's 'Main-in' sockets.



    By doing this, you are effectively isolating for evaluation purposes( respectively) the 7400's phono stage, preamp/phono stage combination and poweramp stage. This will give you an idea of where the 7400's strengths lie.

    You might find that none of the above combinations sounds as good as the 7400 as a whole or you might find that the strongest stage of the 7400 works better in combination with the Basic series components.

    None of what I have described can damage your any of your components. Should you try this, please post your thoughts in this thread.
     
  6. undergroundr

    undergroundr Active Member

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    Yes, I should do more methodical testing before making bold claims. Maybe this weekend.
     
  7. UH1DG337

    UH1DG337 Member

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    DP-87 sold
    DP-M6010 won't play
    KX-97CW don't use
    KC-206 don't use
    KM-206 like the amp but don't use
    AT-57 why the hell did I buy that?
    KA-127 I think, I didn't have it very long, the kids poured water on it.


    I smoke the transformer in the amp some 20 yrs ago. I tried 1-800 KENWOOD
    asked for parts and they sold me a new one. Excellent service.
     
  8. Cosmin2000

    Cosmin2000 Active Member

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  9. igiveup

    igiveup Member

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    Hmm let me see if I can remember.

    700m (3) all at the same time (1980-2002) wish I still had them.
    700c (3) " " " " "
    700T (1)
    600T (2)
    L07M (2)
    L07T (1)
    Lo7c (1)
    DP1100D (2)
    DP 3020 (2)
    KX 2060 (2) with rack mount kits
    KX 1060 (1) With rack mount kit
    KA 9100 (3)
    Ka 8300 (1)
    KT 8300 (1)
    KT 7300 (1)
    KT 815 (1)
    600 Supreme
     
  10. oldsansui

    oldsansui Active Member

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  11. jwhvt

    jwhvt AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Beautiful quad, beautiful picture.

    I also only have one Kenwood left, my KR6030.

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    Wish I still had the KR6050 and KR6600...

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    I do have a Trio KW33 I'm working on now (really poor picture)..

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  12. fredgarvin

    fredgarvin Well-Known Member

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    The best of the two I had was a 70's era KA 8006. I briefly used a 2000's era receiver, cheap price, discrete amps and sounded OK. Bass was a bit wooly. I miss that 8006, it sounded better in almost every way than the Marantz integrated I tried from around 2000 that replaced the Kenwood receiver.
     
  13. evo96

    evo96 New Member

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    I've been running Kenwood 150watt mono's & pre for a couple of years now. Very good sound, worth keeping.
     
  14. scimitar12

    scimitar12 Active Member

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    Just the ones I have or used to own:
    KR-5030
    KR-6030
    KR-8010
    KR-7400
    KA-900
     
  15. Heard...who knows. Have is easier...

    KA-7100
    KT-7300
    KR-4400
    KX-830
    KX-720
    KX-710

    I like Kenwoods.
     
  16. tsjuus

    tsjuus New Member

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    Location:
    GMT+1
    own:
    L-02A and L-02T (Kenwood)
    700 M Supreme, 700 C Supreme and 700 T (Trio)

    sold:
    600 (Kenwood)

    looking for a Supreme1...
     
  17. Edwin Powell

    Edwin Powell Active Member

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    I had a Kenwood KR-3400 receiver when I was in college in the early '80s. Regretfully, it got away from me in the early 2000s. I recently replaced it with a KS-4000R, which will be the centerpiece of my re-creation of my college era system. Oh, and I have a pair of Kenwood speakers in one of my cars.
     
  18. xero-D-hero

    xero-D-hero Super Member

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    Kenwood KA-7300 Integrated (w/D7 Rack Handles).
    Kenwood KA-7300 Tuner.
    Kenwood LS-408B Speakers.
    Kenwood KL-555A Speakers.
    Kenwood Basic C1 Preamp.

    That's it,not all that much really,and while it's not necessarily TOTL gear,it's not the bottom of the barrel either.
    It's certainly the best that I can afford right now,and for sure I plan to acquire more of the nicer Kenwood gear in the future.

    Bret P.
     
  19. gort69

    gort69 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Currently own:
    KR-9600 (bought new)
    KR-9060
    KR-6600 x3
    KR-7600 x2
    KR-6060
    KR-7060
    KA-3500
    KA-5700
    KA-7100
    KT-5500
    KT-7500(fubar)

    No longer own:
    KR-4400
    KR-2600

    My favorites are the KR-9060 and the KR-7060, just because they're scarce and better looking in my opinion than their more common counterparts.
     
  20. jdell2000

    jdell2000 unit 55

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    I own just one, the brute KR-9050, 200+ watts. Love it!! Bought it a few months ago for 50 bucks in nice condotion
     

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