Posts tagged "gear"
This Kenwood was a crusty mess, and several components were fried, but I was happy that I could bring it completely back from the dead.
I restored this amp for a friend of mine, including a complete recap and replacement of other miscellaneous parts. The job turned out to be a complete success, and I'm sad I can't keep it for personal use.
I did a decent amount of repair work to this Kenwood receiver, compared to my usual restoration routine. And I remembered to actually take photos of the whole process this time. Lots of photos!
I picked up this turntable at a thrift store for only $15—the first time I've ever found anything remotely worth keeping at a thrift store. It needed a good cleaning and a few repairs, but nothing too major.
Another vintage Sony receiver that I couldn't pass up. It didn't require much work at all, just a good cleaning and one burned out bulb. Unfortunately I couldn't find much information on this model.
Does this guy look familiar? It should, because I used to own a Harman Kardon 430 which has a very similar design. Despite being part of a fairly sought after line of HK receivers, I could hardly dig up any information on this unit.
Even though Nikko isn't very widely known from the era, this receiver turned out to be a fun little restoration project with a lot of reward.
Another 1980s receiver, except this time a little more obscure. Nakamichi made some of the most high end consumer stereo receivers of the decade, back when every other brand was racing to the bottom.
A cute but capable little slimline amplifier with support for both moving magnet and moving coil phono cartridges. Seems to be the last of an era when Sony made high quality stereo equipment.
I decided to catalog as many modern turntables as I could. The result is a chart featuring over 50 different brands and models along with prices and specifications. Hopefully this proves useful to anyone shopping for a new turntable.