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CAF 2018: Just Audio and Our Glorious Past

By | November 13th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

All right, I’ll be honest. Seeing this exhibit might have made me pee in my pants just a little bit.

Here I was, walking through all the exhibits in the downstairs atrium at the 2018 Capital Audiofest, and suddenly I was confronted with racks and racks of vintage audio gear—most notably a nearly pristine display of ‘70s receivers. I’ve mentioned this many times over the years, but I have a truly special place in my heart for old ‘70s AM/FM receivers from the Japanese electronic giants since this was my introduction to this hobby more than 40 years ago.… Read the full article

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Kenwood Super Eleven

By | January 16th, 2017|Categories: Hifi-Collector|Tags: , |

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

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Kenwood KC-6060 Auido-Lab Scope

By | August 11th, 2016|Categories: ItisHifi - Vintage|Tags: , |

Check out the Kenwood KC 6060 scope. Jeffrey Jackson pointed one out to me in his barn but I only just started researching it. This is a cool gadget. I’m sure in the 70’s guys would get baked or whatever and watched the patterns but it also has some helpful features.
 This video is so cool. If I ever see one out in the wild I will pic it up.

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