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Sherwood S-8900A

Discussion in 'General Audio Discussion' started by quiet, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. quiet

    quiet AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Todays new unit is a Sherwood S-8900A from 1974.
    Rated at 60 watts and I believe it. It carries that load really well.
    I don't think it sounds anything like my 1970 25 watt Sherwood S-7100A, which I find thick, bottom heavy and overworked. I don't believe the 25 watts.
    This one is plenty fast with good even range from the bottom to the top.
    It's no toy. It stays.
    If you have a 7100 make the move.
    That's my first glance.
    Was $125 to the door
     

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  2. Rockon1

    Rockon1 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds pretty nice! I do like my 7100 though-it makes a great little receiver for the bedroom. Bob
     
  3. quiet

    quiet AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Yes it does, and the living room too. It's a fine unit. I'm sure someone will like mine plenty.
     
  4. mstrane21

    mstrane21 Well-Known Member

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    I have a 7100 and like it but never use it, but I had a line on a 7900 (very similar to yours) for $60 I believe that a guy sold out from under me. Still irks me when I think about it.
     
  5. quiet

    quiet AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Yep, not enough deals like that to feel otherwise.
    I've decided to go ahead and pay market now for what I want so that I have the use of it rather than wait for years to find out the price went up.
    I had a good idea of what to expect based on others experience here.
    The cost will be very little to move from one to the other.
    I suggest you do the same on this particular one.
    Doesn't always work this way.
    Had a VERY different experience trying to go for more power from the Harman Kardon 930. It was just for the exercise.
    I should have listened to others here.The 930 stayed.
     
  6. quiet

    quiet AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    It turns out this Sherwood S-8900A has no noise floor. Zero.
     

     

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  7. Moving Ahead

    Moving Ahead Active Member

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    If I'm right this is the last of the Made in USA units.
    the service manual is findable but is linked with the S7900a. Take care-You have to make sure you are looking at the right page.
    Full complimentary with Darlington outputs. Lots of tantalums thou.
    And yes I like the one I have too.
     
  8. quiet

    quiet AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Well, I suppose it will be fun while it last.
     
  9. Bob

    Bob AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    yes, last of the American made units. they vary due to am/fm, fm only.

    the phono stage is a single transistor.
     
  10. gdmoore28

    gdmoore28 Super Member

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    Quiet -

    Have I asked you before now where you are located in Arkansas? We have a good number of Arkies here - enough to establish a yearly gathering.

    GeeDeeEmm
     
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    quiet AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Central. Yes I saw the group thread.
     

     

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