Vintage stereo receiver How to find good one

  • Vintage stereo receiver It is harder to find but it not impossible.
  • Best places to find vintage stereo receiver is garage sales, thrift stores, estate sales, parents and grandparents.

vintage stereo receiverFrom our experience people who bought vintage stereo receivers do not always got good deal it is chance you take. Good vintage stereo receiver is not sold cheaply. Now a day’s most people know the value of good vintage receiver. The only problem when you are buying is you have no idea if it-is in good condition or not and you may overpay.

Find vintage stereo receiver

  • Do your homework and if you pick from Marantz, Pioneer SX, Sansui,  Kenwood KR, TechnicsRotel RA, Sherwood, Harman KardonYamaha CR and many others of 70 and 80’s vintage most likely you not go wrong by by choosing in this order.
  • So if the unit is somewhat working that is a good sign because it may not require major expenses.
  • Much emphasis primarily through the internet and YouTube suggests that in order to have good quality sound from your vintage receiver you must replace “all” capacitors is not true. “If it is not broke do not fix it”.
  • Most repairs may require a replacement of  electrolytic capacitors in the power supply, noisy transistors in audio path, example 2sa725, 2sa726,2sc1312, 2sc1313 in preamp circuits, replace lamps if needed, cleaning speaker relay, and cleaning/DeoxIT and lubing the controls and switches.
  • It definitely depends on the unit condition. Receiver that stored for many years most likely will need less work.
  • Others were running constantly in a closed environment which makes many capacitors go bad capacitors do not like heat.