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The phiaton ps 500
You can get them for about $250. I won them
    
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Yamaha R-1000 receiver. I think these things were built in the early 80's and this one is absolutely pristine for $175. I've had my Audioengine P4's for 2 months but never got to hear them before tonight. For the sake of bookshelves and maybe a sub eventually, I'm very happy with the purchase.


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very nice.
    
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Look what just moved in next door, my neighbors cringed when UPS pulled this off the truck. Rotel was very generous when they rated this beast at 125wpc. IMO one of the best 2 channel receivers out there. Perfect for me, I listen to music daily and an occasional flick, and Rotel lets you update your own firmware, instead of putting it into the shop. Lots of power, with lots to spare.
Rotel and B&W are gold together.


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Holy crap that thing's a tank!!! Whats it weigh.. 50 or 60lbs??
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Holy crap that thing's a tank!!! Whats it weigh.. 50 or 60lbs??
Ha.. it is a little tank.. almost 50bs. Mostly the toroidal transformer and the heatsinks. The heatsinks are there because the unit is normally in the middle. I don't think the phono is moving from the top spot anytime soon. How do today's AVRs claim to have 1000w+ and weigh less than 20lbs.
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What's it sound like? I expect it so sound good.
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The sound is simply amazing. This unit doesn't do everything and is a little dated(7year might as well be 20 in hi/mid-fi gear) but what it does.. it does without a flaw. It also comes with a large set of pre-outs. Most newer ones stopped putting pre-outs on avrs. I can use 2 subs, 2 centers and make this 5.1 a 7.1.
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Ha.. it is a little tank.. almost 50bs. Mostly the toroidal transformer and the heatsinks. The heatsinks are there because the unit is normally in the middle. I don't think the phono is moving from the top spot anytime soon. How do today's AVRs claim to have 1000w+ and weigh less than 20lbs.
I can't think of any avr from a respectable company that would claim that and weigh that little lol
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The sound is simply amazing. This unit doesn't do everything and is a little dated(7year might as well be 20 in hi/mid-fi gear) but what it does.. it does without a flaw. It also comes with a large set of pre-outs. Most newer ones stopped putting pre-outs on avrs. I can use 2 subs, 2 centers and make this 5.1 a 7.1.
Sounds good (pun not intended). I have an arcam delta 90 amp that is older than me, it still sounds excellent.
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