Kenwood Owners Show Us Your Kenwoods!

Discussion in 'Kenwood-Trio/Kensonic-Accuphase' started by Retro Stereo, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. tubeornotube

    tubeornotube Well-Known Member

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    My avatar says it all..

    Also have a KD-2055

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  2. hopjohn

    hopjohn Kenwood Krazy Subscriber

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    My newly restored KA-5700. This is the second KA-5700 in the collection. I've had it a few years collecting dust, but it was forced into a full restoration and subsequent duty when the Pioneer SA-510 blew the tweeter out of my beloved JBL L20T. This will be going into the bench setup to replace the Pioneer that's being decommissioned.

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  3. punprankster

    punprankster AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Here is my new to me Kenwood Model 500. Using it to feed my also new to me Sony SS-M7s.
    Looking for a matching 600T to complement it so if you're looking to offload one give me a shout out.
     
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  4. redjr

    redjr AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Very, very nice.
     
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  5. LPplayer

    LPplayer McFan Subscriber

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    Though kinda hard to see in my avatar, my KA6000 and 6060 scope always made for a great light and sound show in the 70s. When I took the 6000 to a McIntosh clinic, Dave O'Brien couldn't help but smile and say, "Well it's working great...today." He said that a lot. ;)
     
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  6. BC3

    BC3 New Member

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    I have the same. How rare are these?
     

     

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  7. dly66

    dly66 Active Member

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    Here is my recapped and re-lamped KR-7400. The stereo light was so faded and hard to see I replaced it with a red LED and the new dial lighting is LED. When acquired it was sizzling bacon and half the dial lights were out. Fortunately the Alps power switch had unused contacts so was able to swap things diagonally and have a working switch. It cleaned up nicely. Very clean and quiet in the tuner and audio circuits after the overhaul. With muting in or out makes little difference it can pick up a lot of stations on FM.

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  8. dly66

    dly66 Active Member

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    For those not familiar with the sizzling bacon in the alps power switches Kenwood used in this vintage the contacts wear out and the power will start arcing across inside the switch. Apparently as it gets worse you will get a sizzling sound like bacon being fried and the lights will blink like crazy. If it can establish a stable arc it will go quiet and stay on. Can't be good for the receiver. Will probably do the triac mod in the future so the switch will last a lot longer.

    When the person demoed it I think it took 10 or more seconds to stabilize. With a nice discount on the asking price I took it off their hands. Had some other issues DeOxit took care of those.
     
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  9. lha1992

    lha1992 Kenwood Collector Subscriber

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    Man, it's been a while since I posted in this thread I'm glad to see all the folks getting into the old Kenwood gear still! Rock on you guys and let's keep seeing some awesome gear! ☺
     
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  10. gort69

    gort69 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Model 600 Supreme undergoing a fairly extensive repair and overhaul

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  11. redjr

    redjr AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    ^^ How can anyone let an amp like that deteriorate in the dust bin? I know it's an era gone by, but really. You're doing fabulous job on the restor. Looks great so far. :)
     
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  12. redjr

    redjr AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    gort69 - What brand and size are those blue PSU caps that you are using? I have a KA-701 that needs a little TLC, and I thought I would start there.
     
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  14. lha1992

    lha1992 Kenwood Collector Subscriber

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    That is a beauty there sir and nice work! I have hunted for one for years and still hunting haha. Just saw my first one yesterday at Northwest Audio Repair shop owned by John Ledbetter down in Renton. Again nice set you have sir!
     
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  15. mikepick

    mikepick New Member

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    Thanks to the help of the audiokarma community, I got my KA-3500 up and running as detailed here: Batwing transistor questions (KA-3500)

    I finished a wooden case replica recently as well, and here are pics:

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    Had to share the bottom view as well, as you can see I overestimated the vent size and so have some overlap with the feet.

    Also, I didn't have a big enough piece for the bottom in my scrap pile, so I laminated two pieces together. :D Figured it didn't matter too much as it is not visible.
     
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  16. Mr.White

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    Got this KW-60 a year ago and finally had it serviced. Sounds great!

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  17. Meaudio1

    Meaudio1 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    image.jpeg My kr-5150
     
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  18. Moving Ahead

    Moving Ahead Active Member

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