Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by fullcollapsetx, Sep 23, 2007.
Do u guys think a receiver from like 8 years ago that was near top of the line then is worth buying?
I think it depends on the price and what you plan to do with it.
Depends on the brand.
8 year old Panasonic, probably not.
8 year old McIntosh is still better than most of what's out there now.
Most likely no. Especially if it isn't a really high end piece. You're better off getting a new receiver, especially with newer features and technologies that are around now vs 1999.
what are your intentions?
Stereo, quite likely. 'Home Theater', meaning to me something that has a bunch of channels and likely switches a ton of audio/video sources....quite unlikely.
Depends on what it is. Denon stops making replacement parts after 5 years.
But like people said.
What do you plan on doing with it?
Remember it won't have DD5.1 or DTS processing.
The only old receivers or integrated amps I buy are vintage stereo stuff.
IMO an old "surround sound receiver" isn't worth it to me. But then again, you might be able to buy one for a cheap price.
I love me some McIntosh amps!
Is it a Kyocera R-851?
If so I'll buy it...
I'd buy it also
what's with the kyocera?
It's a receiver but it has an excellent little MOSFET amp (about 80 watts/channel) and a great preamp with a 3-way semi-parametric equalizer
depends on what it is, and what you want it to do.
Fuck yeah it does.
I need to fix the one I have... Fucking cable shorted and took one of the resistors on the output out...
But, it is an awesome little receiver... One of those pieces of old equipment that just gets better with age...
I want one myself
I don't even remember when my dad got it... I do know we drove like 14 hours and he payed a shit ton for it in like 87 or so......
i feel the same way, with my 20 year old akai... i love it more, than any receiver i've played with in the past 10 years... but i need to get a more up to date receiver... i don't think i can ever sell it though, because they truely don't build them like they used to.
I love my Akai Direct Drive Turntable
I have it hooked up to an older Kenwood Kenwood KA-3300 Integrated amp and a set of Cambridge Soundworks Model 6 speakers.
Sounds so sweet to my ears.
I rock my Klipsch KG2s (1981) and M&K V-2B Sub with an Onkyo A-5 (1978).
Also run an Onkyo A-RV401 from the early 90s for when I need more muscle
Running audio gear older than I am FTW
this thing is older than a lot of OTer's, and it still looks band new inside.
Old pic, but my A-5 and matching T-9, world's first quartz-locked tuner