Vintage Receiver
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  1. sd_ducksoup on February 24, 2010 3:32 pm

    The folks who think “vintage will blow you away” are likely talking about vacuum tube amps/receiver and I think you’ll find the 2226 is a solid state receiver (I had a 2276 — 76 W — long ago), so it’s not any better (and probably worse) than the new Yamaha stuff you just bought.

    Many of the new high-end receivers are getting great reviews vs. the “golden ear” standard equipment of the reviewers, so “blow away” is a relative term…

    Whatever you get, get it on approval so you can try it for a day or so and then take it back if it doesn’t sound good with your room and speakers.

    Good Luck!

  2. stratsandlespauls on February 27, 2010 12:21 am

    As Ducksoup said most likely when someone says vintage they are referring to tube. Most audio enthusists would frown upon your IPOD, as keeping the signal in the analog domain is keeping the music to it’s truest form. Depending on the quality of the D/A of the CD or IPOD you choose will make a difference in the output you hear. Having said that the best way to pick out equipment is based on how it sounds to your ears. A/B several setups.

  3. Henk M on February 27, 2010 7:24 am

    I would say go ahead n buy the “vintage receiver”, I am still using a Marantz 1060 amplifier bought in Amsterdam back in 1975 and its just right for smaller rooms. Its connected to a DVD, tape deck and a VCD player, and a pair of old Sony speakers, sounds just fine.

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