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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

Cambridge A60 Audiophile Amplifier (sold)

Nice compact English piece with toroidal transformer and minimal signal path. Also known as Arcam or A&R. Superior to similar Nad amps of the era.

Serviced and working well in very good condition.
Includes cables for CD player/turntable and ipod.
33WPC
Cambridge A60 Audiophile Amplifier
sold   

NAD 3240PE Audiophile Amplifier (sold)

Nice example of this classic British piece from 1989. Runs cool and reliable like a low power amp but has short term power reserves of over 150 watts for considerable headroom and capability to drive big speakers.

Features 2 sets of binding posts, separate preamp and very good phono stage.

Serviced and working like new. Well preserved in excellent condition.

Power output: 50 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz
Total harmonic distortion: 0.03%
NAD 3240PE Audiophile Amplifier
sold   

Sony TA-FB920R Audiophile Amplifier (sold)

Very nice high end piece from the late 90's Features Mosfet output stage, toroidal transformer, 2 sets of big binding posts, tone defeat etc.

Front flap conceals minor controls for a super clean look.

Serviced and working like new in excellent condition.

Power output: 80 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)
Frequency response: 7Hz to 100kHz
Total harmonic distortion: 0.008%
Damping factor: 100
Signal to noise ratio: 94dB (MM), 105dB (line)
Output: 150mV (line)
Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 16Ω
Dimensions: 430 x 150 x 410mm
Weight: 10.3kg
6 Month warranty to Auckland buyer
Sony TA-FB920R Audiophile Amplifier
sold   

Akai AA-1070 Quadraphonic Amplifier (sold)

Oversize trophy component from 1977. Use as a mutlizone or quad amp to play 4 channel vinyl or as a very good stereo amplifier.

Serviced, lighting updated to led. All working well and in very good condition. Awesome centrepiece for a 70's retro setup.

Power output: 70W/ch (stereo), 35W/ch into 8Ω (quadraphonic)
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz
Total harmonic distortion: 0.3%
Dimensions: 520 x 182 x 409mm
Weight: 17.6kg
3 month warranty to Auckland buyer.
Akai AA-1070 Quadraphonic Amplifier
sold   

Technics SU-V3 Stereo Amplifier (sold)

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   

JVC 4VN-880 Vintage 4 Channel Amplifier (sold)

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

3 month warranty to Auckland buyer
JVC 4VN-880 Vintage 4 Channel Amplifier
sold   

Yamaha A-720 Audiophile Amplifier (sold)

Power, specs and features, this one has it all. Separate preamp, excellent MC capable phono stage, speaker switching for 3 pairs, tone bypass. Class A.

Serviced and working perfectly in near mint condition.

Power output: 105 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz
Total harmonic distortion: 0.005%
Dimensions: 435 x 147 x 399mm
Weight: 10.2kg
Made in Japan 1 Year warranty to Auckland buyer.
Yamaha A-720 Audiophile Amplifier
sold   

NAD 3020i Audiophile Amplifier (sold)

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
NAD 3020i Audiophile Amplifier
sold   

Marantz PM-300 Stereo Amplifier (sold)

Rack mount Japanese showpiece from 1980. Sensitive VU meters and 3 band tone control. Inputs for a turntable, tuner, tape and aux.

Serviced and cleaned in excellent condition. Working well.

40wpc (measured)
Can run 4 ohm speakers
8Kg 1 year warranty to Auckland buyer.
Marantz PM-300 Stereo Amplifier
sold   

Technics SA-T670 Vintage Receiver (sold)

Whoever chose this model for the NZ assembled flagship in the 70's did well. An excellent high power design and virtually indestructible.

This is a nicely preserved example, the best I've seen. Front panel is near mint. A little shrinkage of the vinyl wrap.

Serviced, cleaned, and working well.

Power output: 60 watts per channel continuous into 8Ω (100W headroom)
Frequency response: 10Hz to 40kHz
Total harmonic distortion: 0.03%
1 year warranty to Auckland buyer
Technics SA-T670 Vintage Receiver
sold   

Technics SU-V450 Audiophile Amplifier (sold)

Excellent Japanese component from 1989. Has tone defeat, CD direct, big strong binding posts and other higher end features. Can easily drive 4 ohm speakers if required. Phono input for turntable and multiple spares for line level devices.

Serviced and working well in near mint condition.

Power output: 50 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz
Total harmonic distortion: 0.003%
7kg 1 year warranty to Auckland buyer
Technics SU-V450 Audiophile Amplifier
sold   

NAD 312 Audiophile Amplifier (sold)

Classic English model from the mid 90's. Has big speaker posts, tone defeat, gold connectors, separate preamp and other high end features.

Serviced and working perfectly in excellent condition.

Power output: 25 watts per channel into 8Ω (very conservative)
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz
Total harmonic distortion: 0.03%

7.5kg 1 Year warranty to Auckland buyer
NAD 312 Audiophile Amplifier
sold   

Pioneer SA-700 Vintage Audiophile Amplifier (sold)

Heavy and very well built trophy piece from the mid 70's. Big power supply components and steel output devices indicate a higher level design. Phono stage is moving coil capable, unusual for this age. Also has pre-out facilities for external power amp options.

Serviced in good condition.

27WPC Very conservative
8Kg
3 Month Warranty
Pioneer SA-700 Vintage Audiophile Amplifier
sold   

Rotel RA-311 Vintage Amplifier (sold)

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
sold   

Pioneer ES2000 Vintage Receiver (sold)

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
Pioneer ES2000 Vintage Receiver
sold   

Rotel RA-713 Vintage Audiophile Amplifier (sold)

Very well built piece of audio history from the 70's. Good phono stage and spare line inputs for modern devices. Enough power for big speakers and useful filters for playing vinyl.

Serviced and working well in very good condition.

Power output: 45 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)
Frequency response: 10Hz to 60kHz
Total harmonic distortion: 0.1%
10kg Made in Japan 3 Month Warranty
Rotel RA-713 Vintage Audiophile Amplifier
sold   

Marantz MR215 Vintage Receiver (sold)

Handsome stereo amplifier with built in analogue tuner

Serviced in near mint condition with new lighting. Working perfectly. Includes original manual booklet.

Power output: 21 watts per channel into 8Ω (conservative)
Frequency response: 18Hz to 30kHz
Total harmonic distortion: 0.1%

9.5kg 3 Month Warranty
Made in Japan
Marantz MR215 Vintage Receiver
sold   

Audiophile Power Amplifier (sold)

Nice implementation of the well proven Jaycar KC5201 Kit modules. Extremely solid power supply with a big toroid and overkill 6 x 6000mfd smoothing capacitors. I measured 186 watts into 8 ohms both channels driven. Massive headroom for the right source and speakers.

The gain of this one has been set to .7V rms for full power. Can be driven direct from a cd player or ipod/tablet etc. 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.

Can also be driven from a preamp, smart tv, computer, mixer, DAC, bluetooth box, chromecast etc. This kind of performance normally costs thousands of dollars, yours for pocket money.

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

Kenwood KA-3004 Vintage Amplifier (sold)

Interesting Japanese amp from 1973. Nice aluminium faceplate and knobs.

Serviced and working well in good condition. Missing black tops off some of the switches, still work fine.

Power output: 14 watts per channel into 8Ω (very conservative)
Frequency response: 20Hz to 50kHz
Total harmonic distortion: 0.5%

3 Month Warranty
Kenwood KA-3004 Vintage Amplifier
sold   

Akai AM-2200 Vintage Amplifier (sold)

Made in Japan 1976 Good phono stage and Aux input for devices.
Serviced and working well in excellent condition.

Power output: 20 watts per channel into 8Ω (conservative)
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz
Total harmonic distortion: 0.5%

3 Month Warranty
Akai AM-2200 Vintage Amplifier
sold   

Kenwood KA-3700 Vintage Amplifier (sold)

Late 70's silver face minimalist. Everything you need is here without gimmicks.

Serviced and working like new in near mint condition. Barely used, stored most of it's life.

20W conservative (measured 30)
.08% Distortion

3 Month Warranty
Kenwood KA-3700 Vintage Amplifier
sold   

Acoustic Research A-04 Audiophile Amplifier (sold)

Interesting American amplifier from the 80s. Has big binding posts, tone defeat and an excellent phono stage with gold rcas.

Serviced and working well in good condition.

58WPC into 8 ohms .03%THC 4 ohm capable
Phono stage is moving coil capable with select switch at rear.
3 month warranty

7.6kg Made in USA
Acoustic Research A-04 Audiophile Amplifier
sold   

Sony STR-DB930 Receiver (sold)

Full featured, powerful home theatre style receiver. Nice higher end model with radio text, gold rca's etc.
Phono input for turntable, works great as a regular stereo amp with bonus extra zones and power.
Near mint condition. Manual but no remote.
110WPC into 8 ohm. 4 ohm capable.
3 Month Warranty
Sony STR-DB930 Receiver
sold   

Denon PMA-717 Audiophile Amplifier (sold)

Good value medium power unit from 1985. Has excellent phono stage with moving coil capability.

Serviced and working well in near mint condition.

35WPCH .05%THD
Made in Japan
3 Month Warranty
Denon PMA-717 Audiophile Amplifier
sold   

Yamaha AX-500 Audiophile Amplifier (sold)

Powerful, respected Japanese component from 1989. Has tone defeat, moving coil capable phono preamp, separable pre and power amp stages, heavy binding posts and other pro/audiophile features.

Serviced and working well in excellent condition.

Power output: 85 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz
Total harmonic distortion: 0.01%

7.7kg Made in Japan

3 Month Warranty
Yamaha AX-500 Audiophile Amplifier
sold   

Kenwood KA-4000 Vintage Amplifier (sold)

Extremely well made Japanese component from the late 60's. Solid binding posts for two sets of speakers. Inputs for two turntables and multiple line level devices.

Solid aluminium front panel which is engraved and filled - a rare and high end feature. Knobs are solid aluminium and secured with two grub screws each. Tone controls are actual 11 position switches with hand wired components.

Serviced and working well. Lightly cleaned and refurbished. Presentable condition. Note wood chip off right cheek.

Power output: 32 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)
Frequency response: 20Hz to 50kHz
Total harmonic distortion: <0.5%

3 Month Warranty
Kenwood KA-4000 Vintage Amplifier
sold   

Akai AA-1050 Vintage Receiver (sold)

Hefty, well appointed Japanese showpiece from 1978. Has inputs for two tape machines, two turntables as well as Aux. No less than 3 sets of speaker terminals with the ability to run two sets simultaneously.

Serviced with new some new caps. Switches and controls cleaned and treated. Some worn lettering otherwise excellent condition including dark wood veneer cabinet.

50 WPC
480 x 155 x 390mm
13Kg
3 Month Warranty
Akai AA-1050 Vintage Receiver
sold   

Yamaha AX-590 Audiophile Amplifier (sold)

Powerful, full featured pure stereo integrated from the 90's. Tone/selector bypass for CD input and tone bypass for other inputs. Excellent phono stage with MC capability. Pre-outs, two sets of heavy binding posts. Full tape routing for two machines, variable loudness contour.

Serviced and working well in good condition.

100WPC .015%THD 10.4kg

3 Month Warranty
Yamaha AX-590 Audiophile Amplifier
sold   

Pioneer SX-424 Vintage Receiver (sold)

Sweet looking basic amp with built in AM/FM Tuner. Has phono and line level inputs as well as microphone and heaphone jacks.

Refurbished with new dial lamps, cleaned switches and pots and upgraded with modern speaker connectors for easy hookup.

Power output: 12 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)
Frequency response: 20Hz to 70kHz
Total harmonic distortion: <1%

3 Month Warranty
Pioneer SX-424 Vintage Receiver
sold   

Kenwood KA-4000 Vintage Amplifier (sold)

Extremely well made Japanese component from the late 60's. Solid binding posts for two sets of speakers. Inputs for two turntables and multiple line level devices.

Solid aluminium front panel which is engraved and filled - a rare and high end feature. Knobs are solid aluminium and secured with two grub screws each. Tone controls are actual 11 position switches with hand wired components.

Serviced and working well. Lightly cleaned and refurbished. Presentable condition.

Power output: 32 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)
Frequency response: 20Hz to 50kHz
Total harmonic distortion: <0.5%

3 Month Warranty
Kenwood KA-4000 Vintage Amplifier
sold