Category Archives: Receivers

Articles where the focus is on hi-fi receivers. Receivers contain a preamplifier, amplifier and an AM/FM tuner, all in one.

Gorgeous Philips RH 750 Receiver & Why We Love Hi-Fi!

Just a very quick update, to welcome in 2018, and to share this stunning piece of vintage hi-fi gear.

I think we can all agree, it’s pieces like this beautiful Philips RH 750 receiver, with its warm tones and smile-inducing vintage looks, that make classic 70’s gear so desirable. Seriously, this is one of the best looking pieces of hi-fi gear I’ve ever worked on!… Read more

Sansui G-8000 Monster Receiver Service & Repair

Visitors to my website will know how much I enjoy working on classic and vintage electronics. One category of gear I love is monster receivers from the 70’s and 80’s. The Sansui G-8000 Pure Power DC Stereo Receiver is one of the biggest and baddest monster receivers, read on to take a look!

The Sansui G-8000 receiver was created at a time when Japanese manufacturers were competing to produce the meanest hifi beasts, like this Pioneer SX-1250 I restored. The G-8000 is not quite as mean as the SX-1250, but make no mistake, the big Sansui is a real monster.… Read more

Pioneer SX-1250 Monster Receiver Repair & Restoration

A lovely customer of mine named Frank rang me to tell me that his beloved Pioneer SX-1250 monster receiver had died in a cloud of acrid smoke. Naturally he was devastated, and he asked me if I could restore the old beast for him.

The Pioneer SX-1250 is a monster receiver in the truest sense of the term.… Read more

Pioneer SX-1250 Replacement Power Supply Capacitors

Now these Pioneer SX-1250 Replacement Power Supply Capacitors are serious capacitors!

The Nippon Chemi-Con parts have just arrived from my supplier and I’m now ready to restore the power supply of the big Pioneer SX-1250 ‘monster receiver’. Read about this complete restoration here.

These capacitors have a greater capacitance than the original parts. They will provide the benefits of greater energy storage, tighter bass and better impulse performance.… Read more