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Equipment for sale
Here is a selection of vintage audio equipment which has my seal of approval. They have been lovingly refurbished and tested by myself and are all interesting and good quality pieces - I wouldn't bother otherwise! Shipping for most items from Auckland is $20 - $40 to NZ only.

Quality stereo gear wanted
Fair price paid for worthy restoration projects and faulty items - consolidate your hoard!

Amplifiers
All amplifiers serviced and tested for perfect operation of all features.

Any general questions or to arrange viewing email me at fred@retrotronics.co.nz

Pioneer SX-690 Vintage Receiver

Handsome amp and tuner combo from 1978. Very good audio quality specs and plenty of power for big speakers.

Serviced and working well in excellent condition

Rated 30wpc (very conservative, measures 56)
9kg made in Japan
6 Month Warranty
Pioneer SX-690 Vintage Receiver
$450   enquire

NAD 310 Audiophile Amplifier

Compact and simple component with some nice class A circuitry, toroidal power transformer, proper binding posts etc. There is no phono preamp on this model. Separate power dual mono design.

Serviced and working perfectly in near mint condition.

25WPC 4 ohm capable.
6 Month Warranty
NAD 310 Audiophile Amplifier
$280   enquire

Rotel RA-860 Audiophile Amplifier

Uncommon high end model from respected brand. Twin transformer dual mono design. Excellent MM and MC Phono stage. Nice bright flouro level meters. Plenty of power for big or difficult speakers.

Serviced and working well in very good condition.

90 Watts per channel
4 ohm capable
13kg - Made in Japan - 6 Month Warranty
Rotel RA-860 Audiophile Amplifier
$380   enquire

Akai AM-2400 Vintage Audiophile Amplifier

Elegant Japanese model from 1976. Has adjustable tone curves like the high end Sansui models. Volume control is large soft click type. Original Toshiba metal case output devices. Phono stage on separate circuit board and controls have extenders for short signal path.

Plenty of inputs including two tape loops. High and low filters for vinyl.

Very well preserved, barely used. Serviced and working perfectly in excellent condition.

40 Watts per channel (underrated, measures almost 60)
Can drive 4 ohm speakers.
9kg. Made in Japan. 6 Month warranty
Akai AM-2400 Vintage Audiophile Amplifier
$420   enquire

Yamaha AX-730 Stereo Amplifier

Near audiophile beast from 1990. Pure analogue audio, no video or digital circuitry. Lots of spare inputs including 3 tape loops. Separate preamp and power amp. Two sets of big binding posts that can take bare wire or banana plugs. Useful subsonic filter and good phono stage for turntable.

Serviced and working well in good condition. Huge bang for buck here.

110 Watts per channel
Can drive 4 ohm speakers
12kg - Made in Japan - 3 Month Warranty
Yamaha AX-730 Stereo Amplifier
sold   

AMC 1100 Audiophile Preamplifier

Works as a source switcher and volume control for use with a separate power amp or powered speakers.

Has a unique mix feature with level controls at the rear which keeps all inputs permanently live. Never switch sources again!

Very well built with rubber wrapped controls and lots of gold. Excellent headphone output. Phono input is line level - external phono preamp required for connection to a turntable.

Serviced in near mint condition.

Designed in UK. 3 Month warranty
AMC 1100 Audiophile Preamplifier
$350   enquire

Pioneer A-400X Audiophile Amplifier

Fine example of this legendary Japanese minimalist component.

Serviced and working perfectly in near mint condition.

60WPC
Can drive 4 ohm speakers
8kg Made in Japan 6 month warranty
Pioneer A-400X Audiophile Amplifier
$480   enquire

Rotel RX-1000L Stereo Receiver

Compact and functional amplifier from respected maker. Built in analogue AM/FM tuner with lighted slide rule type dial, weighty flywheel. Has a good phono input and AUX and 2 tape inputs for other sources.

Serviced and working well in good condition

35WPC Can drive 4 ohm speakers
7.7kg Made in Japan 3 month warranty
Rotel RX-1000L Stereo Receiver
$320   enquire

Yamaha AX-396 Stereo Amplifier

Solid and capable modern era Japanese integrated component. Features a direct input to minimise signal path and 2 sets of beefy speaker binding posts. Good quality phono stage on separate internal circuit board. Pure analogue audio design, no video or digital processing.

Front flap hides the minor controls for a sleek look.
Working well in near new unused condition. Inside is pristine.

60WPC (conservative rating, over 90W of headroom)
Can drive speakers down to 4 ohms
9kg 6 month warranty
Yamaha AX-396 Stereo Amplifier
$360   enquire

Audiophile Power Amplifier

Nice implementation of the well proven Jaycar KC5201 Kit modules. Extremely solid power supply with a big toroid and overkill 6 x 8000mfd smoothing capacitors. Massive headroom and power reserve.

Can be driven direct from a cd player or ipod/tablet etc. Has a stereo volume control on the hardwood front panel. The rest of the chassis is aluminium with massive heatsinks which remain cool with normal use. Premium gold parts have been used for the input RCA's and the output binding posts.

Can also be driven from a preamp, smart tv, computer, mixer, DAC, bluetooth box, chromecast etc. This kind of performance usually costs thousands of dollars. Power supply components alone worth the asking price.

125 watts continuous (very conservative) .03% distortion
3 Month warranty
Audiophile Power Amplifier
$250   enquire