Since no one listens before they buy, selling today's receivers is a numbers game, and sound quality takes a back seat. It's a strange turn of events, but mainstream manufacturers long ago gave up on the idea of selling receivers on the basis of superior sound quality. I'm not claiming today's receivers sound "bad," but since almost no one ever listens to a receiver before they buy one, selling sound quality is next to impossible.
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October 7, in Hi-Fi Systems Reviews. Let us observe a moment of silence for Kenwood, a once great company that has since abandoned the American home audio market I believe they still sell car stereos. From the early seventies to the mid-eighties Kenwood originally known as Trio battled toe-to-toe with the likes of Pioneer, Marantz, Sansui, and Technics among others, for marketplace dominance.
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Log in or Sign up. Vintage Kenwood receiver recommendation? Messages: 47 Location: Palmyra, PA.
Back in the "golden age" of high-end audio hardly a month went by that you couldn't find and read a negative review in The Absolute Sound or Stereophile which excoriated a particular manufacturer's newest offering. Nowadays it's hard to find an equipment review that doesn't describe its subject in glowing terms. What's changed?
Purveyors of Electronic, Musical and Vintage goods from then, now and in between. Since Everything was cleaned inside and out including cleaning inside and out including all contacts, switches and controls.
The Concept In fact, many vintage receiver collectors regard the The circuitry was designed by Dick Schram, who went on to greater glory as the founder of Parasound.