I have amassed some other stereo gear recently. I can’t offer the same labor warranty like I can on turntables, but I will guarantee functionality. I’ll refund your money if there are any problems. Jump to Cassette Decks ,CD Players, Speakers
Sansui 9090DB — $1200
One of the king-daddy classic “monster” receivers from the mid-70s. 125 watts per channel of mighty, clean and sweet vintage 1975 power. Like Wooderson say in Dazed and Confused, “We are talking some f****n’ muscle.” Beautiful tone, tons of overhead, this baby can push anything you throw at it. This particular unit is in perfect shape functionally, and almost mint cosmetically, with just a few very minor marks. Vintage receivers just don’t get much cooler than this.
Marantz 2215B — $300
Marantz receivers from their classic era deserve the glowing reputations that they enjoy. This is one of their lower powered (conservatively rated 15 watts) gems. Your not going to want to push giant floor-standing 3-way cabinets with these, but any quality bookshelf speaker will sound glorious with this unit. The controls have been cleaned, lights updated with LEDs. It’s working perfectly and sounds very sweet.
Sherwood S-7300 — $275
Sherwood flies under the radar in comparison to the Pioneers, Marantz and Sansui units of the early/mid ’70s in terms of name recognition, but they are very well-built and reliable units. This S-7300 from 1972 sports a solid 42 watts per channel, two phono inputs and a drop dead gorgeous real wood case. All functions are working perfectly with the exception of the AM radio (probably not a show stopper for most folks shopping here).
Pioneer SX-3400 — $175
A late ’70s entry level (15 watts) unit from the end of Pioneer’s classic era. Much like the Marantz listed above, this is an excellent sounding receiver which will power most bookshelf speakers with ease.
Harmon-Kardon HK 3480 — $150
A “modern” (2005) stereo receiver with a phono input (HK was apparently ahead of the vinyl revival curve). Comes with remote. Read a review here.
Nakamichi 600 (walnut case) — $400 (sold) A remarkable — and beautiful — deck from Nakamichi’s formative era in the early ’70s. Nothing made by any other company could touch what Naks were doing at this time, and these decks still sound fabulous 44 years later. Rugged transport, metal parts and outstanding design. For a great write-up on this model, look here. While there are still quite a few 600s in circulation, very few have the optional walnut case like this one. Cassette decks don’t get much classier than this one. Two heads, Dolby B NR only. Can record chrome tapes (type II) and normal tapes (type I), can play back metal tapes (type IV).
Onkyo TA-2026 — $75
Onkyo gear from the late ’80s has a great reputation and deservedly so. While other Japanese manufacturers were cutting costs (and quality), Onkyo stayed committed to making reliable, affordable, and sonically pleasing products, especially their cassette decks and receivers. This TA-2026 is a solid two head deck that does everything right. AMS, Dolby B & C.
Onkyo TA-R240 — $60 Sold Another reliable performer from Onkyo. This one has auto-reverse, AMS, Accubias, Dolby B and C.
Yamaha K-340 — $50
Solid Yamaha quality cassette deck, Dolby B, C and HX Pro.
Sony CDP-M555ES — $200
A 400-disc Sony ES edition CD jukebox with a deluxe remote and new belts! Large enough capacity to fit an entire collection (or optionally you can chain it with other units for even more). Reads CD text discs and/or you can input disc names and search your collection via the remote. Has optical digital output for feeding into a DAC. The last CD player you’ll ever need, and with fresh belts for years of trouble-free operation.
Cambridge Audio D500 — $150
Single CD player with outstanding sonics. Cambridge Audio has a reputation for high-end quality and this player certainly delivers the goods. Optical digital output for feeding into a DAC. New tray belt, perfect working order. With box, no remote.
Sony CDP-CX300 — $125
Another Sony MegaStorage unit, this one with 300 disc capacity, new belts and a remote. Keyboard input, optical digital output for feeding into a DAC.