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Old 06-20-2012, 01:54 PM
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Picked up a Nakamichi SR-3A Stasis receiver

A hearing-damaged friend of mine had this in storage, and he was going to bring it out for use powering some speakers in his living room to add extra bass to his TV.

I offered to swap him an Onkyo home theater receiver I had kicking around for the same duties, and he said sure.

So I brought this home, not knowing what to think. I wired it up to the Klipsch Choruses and.... I'm impressed. I generally don't like receivers, but this one sounds like music. It's got more "guts" than the Crown D75 I'd been running before (and rated at 45wpc vs 35wpc).

Haven't tested the phono section out yet, but I'm certainly impressed. I'll A/B it with the Crown when I get the rest of my system put back together.

I seem to recall that Nelson Pass got angry with Nakamichi over their implementation of his design into these receivers, but it's quite nice.

Here's a pic I stole off the 'gon, mine's in pretty good shape, just no place to photograph it now.

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Old 06-20-2012, 02:08 PM
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I thought the design was licensed to nak? what was he mad about?
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:14 PM
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I believe that they made some design changes so it could be made cheaply and put into mass-market receivers with small powersupplies, relative to the giant monster that was the Nak PA-7 that also had a Stasis circuit.
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:46 PM
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oh, interesting,

when you have some spare time/space if would be interesting to see some pics of the internals of that receiver.
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:01 PM
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The picture's backround looks too tidy for that to be your room...

Great trade for you! And, hopefully for your friend as well.
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Old 06-21-2012, 06:27 AM
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Ooh I found one of those at GW a few weeks ago, sounded really nice, but I really couldn't figure out where I'd put it lol.
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:25 AM
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I had one of those for a while, but upgraded to a British amp. At the time, I thought it sounded good.
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:28 AM
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I have no idea what I'm going to do with it either...I like the Crown D75 better still (plus my wonderful Integra pre). For a receiver, it is truly impressive.

I'll grab some pics of the internals later tonight.

The guy I got it from was happy to have something with a remote, and happy to let me have something I thought sounded good.
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