Newbie needs some expert advice

Discussion in 'Equipment Reviews & Opinions' started by Alguymcgee, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. Alguymcgee

    Alguymcgee New Member

    Hey guys, long time listener first time caller. I'm finally starting to make the leap from free hand-me-down gear to solid vintage gear. I just got a fully restored (to the nines) technics sl 1301 and I'm ready to get a receiver that will do it justice. Right now there is a jumbo jet, an hk 730 twin, and a sansui 7900z for sale. All three are in perfect working order (the sansui was even fully serviced recently). I don't care a whole lot about rarity, collectibility, or cosmetics... I mainly care about power (it would be nice to have something that goes to eleven but still sounds crisp and clear) and quality of sound/functionality. I don't need any of the bells and whistles on the jumbo jet either. I have a budget of $500. My question is, which of these three units sounds like the best fit? Or should I hold off and wait for something else to come around? Any input is greatly appreciated. Sorry for the long post!

    P.s. I have a pair of sansui sp710ms hooked up right now, but I plan on upgrading those too. Any inpu


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  2. kvining

    kvining Active Member

    Planet Houston
    I'd go with the Harman myself, the Sansui is much more powerful and all things considered it's a much better receiver than the Harman, but those push buttons are 30 years old and they are going to break. WTF is a "Jumbo jet"?
  3. faber12

    faber12 AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Northwest Ohio

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