How many times have I said that?
I passed the big Kenwood kr-9600 to a loving family.
but just didn't have the symbiosis with the speakers and the house.
Could get harsh and sterile at louder levels,
and way too shiny.
According to the # code it's a September 1970 model!
(Third digit is year)
The sweet warm tube-like sound,
making me want to relisten old favorites.
Seems way more powerful then 35 wpc.
Even better through those burnt orange grille covers!
This rare 1977 sansui qrx-8001 was a score.
The quad (4-channel) board was out,
but ran perfect as a 2-channel.
The guy even dropped it off.
I love it.
Haven't had time to clean it up,
it'll wait in the queue.
The top Sansui qr-6500 is 1972.
No meters and a discrete looking tuner.
There are 3 front speaker outs,
vs only 1 on the later model.
The other cool thing is the preamp option,
allowing use of 2 external amplifiers.
A great excuse to keep scrounging for junk!
Thanks to Chip and family.
Now the screen size matches the speakers!
the canoe did find a new owner.
A little overkill on the pickup vehicle.