Monster receivers – if you follow my site you’ll know I love them, kind of. Nothing screams statement hi-fi gear louder than the classic monster receivers of the 70’s and 80’s and this Marantz 2330 is up there with the best of them.
The Marantz 2330 is a heavy receiver, actually very heavy for its moderate size – it’s dense.… Read more
Check out this video I made showing before and after overhauling this incredible, super-rare Marantz 2330 receiver.
First part of the video shows me opening the Marantz 2330 up for the first time and discovering the terrible state she was in. Second part shows after the overhaul I’ve just finished.
A full article on the Marantz 2330 will drop in the next few days, but can you believe people started offering to buy this baby as soon as I posted the video!… Read more
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
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