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

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

  1. Alobar

    Alobar Pulling out of the Last Chance Texaco.. Subscriber

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    700M, 700C I bought new in 75. Buy something of quality you expect it to last for years.
     
  2. Edwin Powell

    Edwin Powell Active Member

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    Yeah, and that was back when things were built to last.
     
  3. Alobar

    Alobar Pulling out of the Last Chance Texaco.. Subscriber

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    It isn't that the quality isn't there today as well, but more of a built in obsolescence nowadays that wasn't there 40 years ago. I sometimes catch myself looking at higher end integrated (solid state) amps like the Yamaha A-S3000 http://usa.yamaha.com/products/audio-visual/hifi-components/amps/a-s3000_u/?mode=model which for $7000 probably is in the ballpark of what I paid for the Kenwood 700M/700C in 1975 dollars. I wonder how these new amps sound over my old Kenny, and in 40 years will someone be able to go through it and make it like new again? Doesn't matter, being retired and 60 I couldn't afford a new amp like that and if I could, chances are it would easily outlive me at this point!
     
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  4. Edwin Powell

    Edwin Powell Active Member

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    That's exactly what built-in obsolescence is—intentionally designing things not to last, presumably to protect future profits. I'm fully convinced manufacturers today put lots of circuit boards in their products in place of simpler and more reliable electro-mechanical components as de facto self-destruct mechanisms. Almost invariably, these control boards go out long before any mechanical parts give way but the control boards are priced such that it is usually more cost effective to replace the item than to repair it.
     
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  5. RonG

    RonG New Member

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    KR-9600
    KR-8010
    KR 6600
    KR 6030
    RX 1603
    RX 1203
    SA 404
     
  6. Eric West

    Eric West New Member

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    KA-995, KA-895, KM-206, CD-403, CD-324M, GE-89, KT-57, MV-7'S
     
  7. cleverdick

    cleverdick Active Member

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    Have KD-2055. Great little TT thanks to replacement motor mounts from Organ Donor Parts!
    Once had KR-2120. Horrible little receiver with useless power bandwidth and single-rail supply. Think early '70s Hong-Kong-made transistor radio in a wooden sleeve.
     
  8. rsyjr

    rsyjr Turntable Parts Guy Sponsor

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  9. Just added a KR-5200 to the collection, and may be seeing a KR-6200 soon.
     
  10. Broesel02

    Broesel02 New Member

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    Currently own:
    Kenwood L-07 C II, total rebuild
    2 L-07 M II, total rebuild
    2 L-09 M, total rebuild
    KT 7020
    KD 850
    this is my every day Music Machine

    still own:
    4 L-07 M II
    2 L-07 M
    L-07 C II
    L-07 C
    L-08 C
    2 L-08 M
    KT 7020
    Basic C-2
    Basic M2a with DRM Set
    KA 800
    KA 880 SX

    Owned
    KA 1100 SD
    KA 990 SX
    KA 880 D
    Basic M-1
    Basic M-2
    and some more

    Richard
     
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  11. Ds2000

    Ds2000 All About every cool stereo component. Subscriber

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    Well a few for sure

    2- L-07D
    1- L-02A
    1- L-02T
    2- KT-917
    1- KA-907
    1- KT 8007
    1- KA-8006
    1- L-1000T (current)
    1- L-01A
    1- KT-1000 audio purist
    1- L-07M (pr)
    1- L07M-II (pr)
    1- L-09M (pr)
     
  12. SiliconTi

    SiliconTi AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Currently have a KR-5010, a KA-7300 and a KT-7500.

    I like the 5010 quite a bit. The KA/KT pairing does not rock my world, though it looks great.
     
  13. rasenthiran

    rasenthiran Well-Known Member

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    Used to own before :

    Kenwood KA-9100,KA-5500,KA-4006

    Currently Own :
    Kenwood Model 600 Supreme
     
  14. kkd

    kkd Member

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    Love the ole Kenwood Integrateds and their matching tuners!

    600
    KA-9100
    KA-7300
    KA-7100
    KA-5700
    KA-5500
    KA-3500

    Also KR-9600
    Have a lonely 700C

    Did I say I love vintage Kenwood stuff? ;-)
     
  15. jpalkhivala

    jpalkhivala Member

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    Owned:
    Supreme 700C pre
    Supreme 700M amp
    Supreme 700T tuner
    Supreme Model 500 integrated
    Supreme Model 600 integrated
    Supreme Model 600T tuner
    KA-7100 integrated
    KA-9100 integrated
    KT-8300 tuner

    Own:
    KT-7500 walnut case in the box :)
    KA-6150 integrated
    KR-8340 Quad receiver

    Heard:
    (none)

    Would like to hear:
    L-series monoblocks
    TRIO KA-9300
     
  16. theophile

    theophile Pheasant Plucker. Subscriber

    You can't mean that you owned all of those and never heard any of them?
     
  17. Alobar

    Alobar Pulling out of the Last Chance Texaco.. Subscriber

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    But technically correct as none are kenwood speakers :beatnik:
     
  18. theophile

    theophile Pheasant Plucker. Subscriber

    Try listening to a Kenwood speaker without an amplifier if that is the thrust of your objection. Technically, that defies common sense.
     
  19. Big Tuna

    Big Tuna Too Much Power!

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    Then there's sentimentality, of which those will almost certainly pay for an item to be restored no matter what the cost. I've seen people put money into gear that's not worth squat, just because it was a family members item that was given to them and they want it to work again. I've got this early 80's Kenwood stack that doesn't work, but I'm sure it'll cost more to restore them than their worth, but I'm willing to get it looked at just to see if it's something simple. It's not sentimental to me at all, it's just the thought that counts and if it costs reasonable to get it fixed, I'd be willing to do so, then pass the karma, to a newbie who would appreciate it, seeing them smile and be happy would be payment enough for me.
     
  20. Alobar

    Alobar Pulling out of the Last Chance Texaco.. Subscriber

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    Technically I was simply joking with ya so maybe it's more like defying common sense of humor? :rolleyes: :D
     

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