Sony STR-GX10ES in the house

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  1. telemike

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    Impulse buy off eBay. Always wanted one of the monsters. Looks about a 9/10, very clean. Will check bias soon. She does run hot. More power than I need. I have Wharfedale Diamond 10.2's, Sony DVP-S7700 and a JVC turntable.

    Can't say yet if it's sonically better than my Pioneer Elite SX-A9-J. The pioneer is well made but boring looking.

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    Nice!. I recently purchased one as well minus the Rosewood side panels. Powers on, but no sound or display lights. Will get it looked at and curious to see how she sounds. Supposed to be very well regarded
     
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    Has a nice soundstage. Good depth.
     
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    Listening to this, I am hearing a tightness and depth to bass I haven't experienced before with the Wharfedale 10.2's. The mm phono preamp is great.
     
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    Have the little brother STR-GX9EX, precise sound and they do run warm.
     
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    Serial 802160
     
  7. telemike

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    80ES and 90ES end of the line
     
  8. Coastsider

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    I am fortunate to have acquired two of these beasts over the years. It is the last and best of Sony's ES analog receivers. I have one of the paperback book sized remotes but sadly have not been able to find a battery for it.
    Here is the Vintage Knob page:
    http://www.thevintageknob.org/sony-STR-GX10ES.html
     
  9. telemike

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    Bias was around 24mv,. Reset to 7.4mv. main caps will need replacing and I may do that this winter
     
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    Running much cooler with bias set correctly.
     
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    I have Serial Number 800452
     
  12. telemike

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    Had main filter caps replaced. Tighter bass now. Plenty if punch. Just love the sound of this, moreso than the STR-GX80ES I also have. Seems like a deeper and more detailed sound.

    Also now have the remote commander too.


    Have dual silent 120mm fans on top to keep her cool
     
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    What main caps did you use and was it an exact fit?
     
  14. telemike

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    12,000uf United Chemicon from Mouser. My tech got em in. They are shorter but the diameter fits.
     
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  16. SoCal Sam

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    Over the years, I've owned three 10's and a virtually identical 9. All of them ran a little hot. I used to have a CDP-X55ES sitting on top of mine and it would cook a little. Agreed, nice sounding combo with first class looks. None of mine came with the original remote but luckily, a variety of Sony receiver and Audio System remotes can control most of the basic functions. Never did check the bias on mine, bet they drifted like the OP's.
     
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  17. telemike

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    Mine is cool as a cucumber

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    Have the remote now
     
  19. NAD80

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    Curious what battery does the remote take?
     
  20. telemike

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    4 AA batteries

    It's programmable too. Set up VTR to be my Sony DVP-S7700 DVD
     

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