Vintage Integrated Amps/Receivers

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  1. westermac

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    I'm in the process of assembling a modest turntable setup in my small bedroom. I have the turntable (Technics SL-1400 MK1) and speakers (Yamaha NS-344) lined up, but am lost when it comes to finding a solid, reasonably priced vintage integrated amp or receiver to complete the system. No doubt I could get better performance from a dedicated power amp/preamp combo, but cost and space are a big factor. Aesthetics is another reason I'd like to go the vintage route, since I like the idea of a purely vintage setup (Mani notwithstanding) and I do share a bedroom with a woman after all.

    Does anyone have a recommendation for models (or even manufacturers) to look for? The vintage gear forums are of no help since they're full of hyper brand loyalists who crap on anything that they didn't own in the 70's.

    I've been looking at some usual suspects (Luxman, Yamaha, Marantz, Kenwood) but prices of the more desirable models are a bit bonkers (all the baby boomers looking to relive their former glory no doubt). Ideally I'm looking for 75+wpc but that obviously limits my options. Thanks in advance.
     
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    I dont have any suggestions for you but if you feel like driving down to Indy there is an awesome vintage stereo shop who restores vintage amps and speakers, and they have a sweet showroom with tons of amps and speakers. The owner has a thing for Sansui.

    Their website sucks so the best way to check them out is Facebook.

    https://www.facebook.com/getchellamplifiers/

    Good luck with your search!
     
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