Turntables    Amplifiers    Cassette Decks    CD Players    Guitar Amps    Tuners    Speakers    Communications    VCRs    In Progress    Tubes    Pro Audio    Cartridges and Needles    Speaker Stands   

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.

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

Technics SU-V3 Stereo Amplifier

Interesting, well made stereo amplifier with good specs and not short of power.
Good phono input and spares for CD player, ipod etc. Flouro VU meters.

Serviced and cleaned in good condition. "B" speaker terminal broken so can only connect one pair of speakers. Good bang for buck here for someone wanting looks, substance and excellent sound.

Frequency response: 2Hz to 100kHz
Total harmonic distortion: 0.03%
40 Watts per channel, 4 ohm capable
7.3kg Made in Japan
Technics SU-V3 Stereo Amplifier
sold   

6 Channel Audiophile Power Amplifier

Custom made chip type amp in the tradition of Gainclone, T-amp etc. Incorporates 6 x Texas Instruments LM3876 with built in muting and protection.

Arranged as 3 x dual mono with 2 big toroidal transformers and 4 x 10,000mfd smoothing capacitors. Extremely solid power supply.

Overkill heatsink slabs and oiled hardwood panels, this is a quality build worth at least twice the asking price.

Use as tri-amp with active crossover, multi-zone or run multiple speaker pairs from a mixer in a studio type setup. Also perfectly fine to use two of the channels as a conventional stereo power amp.

6 x 56WPC in to 8 ohms (100W headroom)
.1% distortion 20 -20khz
1V sensitivity, can be driven from most sources.
6 Channel Audiophile Power Amplifier
$280   enquire

JVC 4VN-880 Vintage 4 Channel Amplifier

Hefty Japanese trophy piece from the 70s. Useful as a 4 channel amp with matrix decoding or in 2 channel mode for audiophile duty.

Fully serviced with many parts replaced. Lighting updated to led.

Power output: 55W/ch into 8Ω
Frequency response: 20Hz to 50kHz
Total harmonic distortion: 0.5%
Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 16Ω
Dimensions: 138 x 420 x 362mm
Weight: 12kg

JVC 4VN-880 Vintage 4 Channel Amplifier
$450   enquire

NAD 3020i Audiophile Amplifier

Updated version of the famous British 3020. Features gold phono inputs, heavy binding posts, separate preamp/power amp and soft clipping. Excellent for driving high end headphones or exploit the very good phono stage with a turntable.

Serviced and working perfectly in excellent condition.

20WPC .03% distortion
1 year warranty to Auckland buyer
NAD 3020i Audiophile Amplifier
$320   enquire

Pioneer A-400 Audiophile Amplifier

Famous Japanese minimalist component from 1990. This is the highly regarded original model with better binding posts and other advantages.

This one is in good condition but the logo and the record switch markings have been removed, looks even more stealthy! Serviced and working well.

Power Rating 60 Watts per channel (8 Ohms)
Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.03% at 20Hz-20kHz
Frequency Response: 5Hz-100 kHz (CD, Tuner, Aux, Tape)
Signal to Noise: 88 db
8Kg 1 year warranty to Auckland buyer
Pioneer A-400 Audiophile Amplifier
$320   enquire

Audiophile Power Amplifier

Nice implementation of the well proven Jaycar KC5201 Kit modules. Solid power supply with a big toroid and overkill 6 x 6000mfd smoothing capacitors.

The gain of this one is 1.7V rms for full power. Needs a preamp/mixer/dac etc. to drive it to full power.

Has a stereo gain/volume control on the hardwood front panel. The rest of the chassis is aluminium. Premium gold parts have been used for the input RCA's and the output binding posts.

Selling for less than the value of the parts.

Rated at 125 watts .03% distortion, clips at over 180W for excellent headroom.
3 Month warranty
Audiophile Power Amplifier
$240   enquire

Rotel RA-311 Vintage Amplifier

Cute and compact Japanese stereo amp from the mid 70's. Good phono stage for running a turntable and spare inputs for modern devices or tape deck etc.

Serviced in good condition
20WPC very conservative
3 Month Warranty
Rotel RA-311 Vintage Amplifier
$240   enquire

Pioneer ES2000 Vintage Receiver

Handsome Japanese model with full dial lighting and rosewood finish case.

Good phono stage for a turntable and spare inputs for modern devices.

Serviced in good condition. Updated with standard speaker clips for easy hookup.

30WPC
3 Month warranty
Pioneer ES2000 Vintage Receiver
$240   enquire

Desktop Power Amp

Component from a good mini system able to work stand alone. Good for digital sources, small room or minimal computer setup. Has huge analog volume control. Plug in a pair of speakers and go.

Includes nice 2.5m aux cable

25wpc into 8 ohm speakers
Desktop Power Amp
$80   enquire