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Old 25th January 2013, 01:54 AM   #1021
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For old school amps I really like the Harman Kardons, I have the 40 watter its a CA240 sitting in a closet, just a beautiful heavy design. I swear it has more power than modern 100 watt amps. Anyway am I the only H/K amp-o-phile or are there others out there?
I recently bought a CA260 in near mint shape.

Id rate the condition 9/10 few nicks here and there.

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Old 30th January 2013, 04:22 AM   #1022
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Anyone ever see one of these ?

JVC KS-A150

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Old 30th January 2013, 05:26 AM   #1023
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Wow- I have seen the HK amp, that was a blast from the past. I don't remember much about it other than we thought it was coolest thing we had ever seen. I haven't seen a JVC amp like the one pictured, but in 1986 I bought a Sanyo (it's in the garage somewhere) from Federated, long before they closed down that had a similar screen printing on top of 50W + 50W!
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Old 12th February 2013, 12:52 PM   #1024
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I have an audiomobile sa400 that I bought new in the late 80's early 90's what are they worth.
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Old 18th February 2013, 12:26 AM   #1025
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I just installed 2 Proton D230s that have been sitting in my basement since the late 80s when I had a car audio shop...I think they had been refurbed since about 30% of the 230s failed while the 275 was bulletproof...long time ago. Point is they WORK. They go LOW. They are QUIET. Bulky though. I like old stuff that works. Call it nostalgia; when you're 67 you better appreciate it.
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Old 3rd March 2013, 04:58 PM   #1026
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I just bought Harman Kardon CA140Q with broken power supply for 4$, and I'm working on repairing it.
I also have the Rockford Fosgate 4.6x in best condition, it's insatalled in my car with Nakamichi MB-75 .
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Old 6th March 2013, 03:01 PM   #1027
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Picked up a Zapco Studio 150 yesterday locally here in Toronto area.

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^^ I don't care what anybody says. Some of the sexiest sink extrusion went down in Cali.
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Old 15th March 2013, 08:35 PM   #1029
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Dropped into an old skool stereo shop recently here in Toronto called Stereo king. They had all kinds of new old stock car amps, telephones and some stereo equipment.
Picked up a new old stock Mitsubishi CVX-3 amplifier, Made in Japan, fresh from 1986 :laugh:
Paid only $40 for it.

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Old 29th March 2013, 07:06 PM   #1030
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I think it is like classic cars, If you find one that looks like new and was a favorite in the day it is worth something to a collector.
I do not think that they were any better in general, that is like saying that a 1965 Mustang is better then a 2013 mustang. I am sure if you drive them both today you will find that the new one looks cooler, handles better has a smoother and quieter ride and has more features that make it a better car. I would say the same about the newer amps. The fact that cheap labor and modern factories turn out a less expensive product does not mean that it is an inferior product. I am sure a well designed amp with modern architecture built in a modern factory and good quality control testing will out perform and cost less then an old school amp.
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