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Needing a new receiver to power 2 floorstanding KLH Rave 12's, must have AM Radio tuner.

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Hello fellow audiophiles!

I'm looking to replace my 12 year old Sony STR-DE685 with something a little more powerful. My poor receiver's right channel is getting weaker, and not pushing my speakers nearly as well as it used to.

The speakers I'm using are good up to 300w RMS, however I'd like to keep the peak around 200-250w to help with longevity. An AM Radio tuner is a must, as I enjoy listening to the local AM Country station the way it was meant to be listened to. I don't need tons of inputs, all I have connected are RCA's straight from the computer.

Budget= ~$250-$300

Thanks!
   
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The speakers I'm using are good up to 300w RMS,

And what speakers would that be?
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KLH Rave 12
   
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Yamaha from the "Silver Era"?
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if you want decent 250 watts for $300 you are going have to go used... and $300 would maybe likely get you a nice /working monster silver yammy CR-1020 wonderful vintage receiver ...85WPC

http://www.thevintageknob.org/yamaha-CR-1020.html

but without super luck it ain't getting you a CR-2020

http://www.classic-audio.com/yamaha-cr2020-p-294.html
(100WPC)


either of those would drive them speakers just fine..... unless you are trying to host a rave at your house rolleyes.gif


If you don't want to go used .... then looking for model closeout / demo yamaha stuff might be an options... my wife and i got for $299 a year end closeout Yamaha RX-V573 a couple mos ago ...85~WPC ..very nice... and I like it.
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Wow I like the look of the CR-1020, How serviceable is one of those units? Seems like due to the vintage it'll need repair eventually.
   
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hi.. yes the Yamaha vintage receivers are quite nice looking indeed (imho)

so... service.. yeah... for me for example there is one good place here (san diego, CA) that does good work... you pay for it but they do good work... If you can't /don't want to work on these kind of things on your own you might well want to research if there is a good tech that will work on this kinda thing in your area? Some of these vintage amps /receivers are easier to keep running than others...some use parts that are near "unobtainium" and some don't


for example GOOOOOOOD luck if you fry and output module for a pioneer SX-1280 or SX-1980


AFAIK the yammys should have ok parts availability should something fail... I have been into vintage stuff for a little over a year...so far my "i did nothing to this thing but clean the controls with deoxit" Pioneer SX-780 I use at my computer daily is chugging away.. but on the other hand i have on a shelf in the other room a HH Scott 440A integrated amplifier ..that looks amazing and sounded amazing before something poofed and it is awaiting time / money to get it fixed... so yeah that yammy is what 30~ some years old the odds it is going to need attention is pretty certain at some point.

but these things are more repairable than today's mass market stuff...and they where built like tanks as demonstrated to the amount of them that are still out there working.


for laughs here is a shot of my SX-780 pc desk set up.... speakers are nice JBL L1 bookshelf speakers I paid $40 for the pair for.



my sx-780 isn't probably what you are looking for 45WPC..but real 45s watts ... so it can get these L1s rocking pretty good.
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Nice looking setup you've got there. I'm more into vintage components/things than newer anyways, so I'm intrigued by the suggestion to look into one of these vintage receivers, GREAT IDEA though. That's a nice looking setup you've got there! The matching equalizer and turntable are a nice touch thumb.gif
   
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