1980-81 Kenwood Super Eleven – 125 wpc into 8 ohms, a true monster. Not the heaviest, not the biggest, but the black face and knobs combined with the multitude of superfluous controls (reverb, echo) this beast holds its own as one of the last of the true monsters. … Read the full article
My Thorens TD-160 got a brand new, reproduction dust cover today. There’s a nice gentleman in Torrance, CA who makes these and sells on CraigsList for $100, which I think is a fair price for a clear acrylic, well-fitting dust cover. The cartridge is a Shure V15 Type II and the stylus is a Shure VN-7, both have only a few hours of use – were bought as NOS off eBay by the previous owner this past summer.
How does it sound?… Read the full article
Well… after collecting vintage audio for a couple of decades, I finally discovered a store that sells vintage gear, and it’s practically in my back yard!
Cherry Vintage Audio is in Long Beach, California and is owned by a knowledgeable, amiable man named Albie. He has solid state amplifiers, tape decks, turntables, receivers, pre-amplifiers, and speakers, as well as various other items like speaker selectors, stereo manuals and brochures.