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Modern Receiver for vintage speakers

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Posted on March 15, 2017 at 13:48:35
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Giving a functioning pair of Fulton FMI-80's to my friend, and need to purchase a modern receiver, with FM S, HD, digital ready with HDMI. Maybe a AVR. Know about the HK 430, but cannot take a chance on old gear.

Total cost under $400-500, new.
Is there a decent unit like this out there?

In the interim, will loan him a separates system from my office (I retired). PS Audio 4H, GAS Son of Amp, mod I, his DVD player or a Sony I got in the GW, maybe a Panasonic DVD/VCR. Unit in my office which was a tiny box, sounded very good, and sounds good in our bedroom.

 

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RE: Modern Receiver for vintage speakers , posted on March 15, 2017 at 14:53:58
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Check out Yamaha!

 

RE: Modern Receiver for vintage speakers , posted on March 15, 2017 at 16:33:53
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Outlaw for a little more money is real audio equipment.
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RE: Modern Receiver for vintage speakers , posted on March 15, 2017 at 17:01:50
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Tell it to the OP. I didn't ask the question,he did!

 

Onkyo, posted on March 17, 2017 at 06:13:35
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Their lower priced stuff has gotten decent reviews IIRC. Check them out.

 

Neighbor got this one , posted on March 17, 2017 at 14:35:21
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And he's quite pleased with it.

 

RE: Modern Receiver for vintage speakers , posted on March 18, 2017 at 19:19:18
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Not sure on current street price, look at the Marantz entry A/V receivers. I have a 1605, it's rated at 50 watts but they seem to be quality watts, driving 3 Revel in-wall speakers fine in a medium size area. I was using an Okyo before that, I'm much happier with the sound of the Marantz, having more of a natural presentation of sound. Personally I think the richer sound would match vintage speakers better but that's a guess and subjective. The unit has been flawless and feature packed. It's an attractive option as well.

 

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