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Godzilla 28th August 2009 08:54 PM

30 year old Onkyo find works perfectly!

Found this Onkyo TX-5000 in someones trash a couple weeks ago. I recognized what it was from two blocks away. It cleaned up beautifully and works perfectly!

I drooled over these older Onkyo receivers when i was a teenager and am so happy to have one now.

My father has an old Tandberg (still working but scratchy/static sounding knobs) I may want to grab it one day... and i do see some of the beautiful old Luxman receivers on ebay all the time.

Just sharing my lovely find!


destroyer X 28th August 2009 09:19 PM

It uses to dilute paint and to turn some transparent plastic with white colour..opaque, not more transparent.

You were very lucky... i suggest you to use alcohol to clean glasses and into electronics to clean board solder flux..also to medical purposes.

Yep..some use to be drunk too....hic!

You're twice find that unit and to use alcohol without damage.



EBM_dude 28th August 2009 09:48 PM

Nice find! I love old school stuff as well.

Alcohol shouldn't do any damage to paint or plastics. It does attack Plexiglass aka PMMA, though! Never use acetone, methanol, petrol or anything clorinated to clean plastics or paint.

Edit: With alcohol, I meant ethanol. Rubbing alc is AFAIK propanol?

stoN_Cold 28th August 2009 09:57 PM

Godzilla lucky one!!!:mad:


Regards zeoN?Rider

Coreyk78 28th August 2009 11:23 PM

Nice find! I like the old Onkyos, I have a TX1500 that I got for free. My mom bought it brand new and my parents stopped using it when they "upgraded" to a newer bookshelf system. I happily took it off their hands :)

planet10 29th August 2009 12:22 AM


Originally Posted by EBM_dude (
Edit: With alcohol, I meant ethanol. Rubbing alc is AFAIK propanol?

According to Wiklipedia, isopropanol is often called rubbing alchohol althou it is medically defined as a specific mixture of ethanol + water.

I go thru a lot of isopropanol. Also good is water and a microfibre cloth.


DigitalJunkie 29th August 2009 01:37 AM

The bottle of 'rubbing alcohol' I have here on my desk says Isopropyl Alcohol 91%,fwiw.

EBM_dude 29th August 2009 06:21 AM

So it's indeed isopropanol. Hm. I think it's even less agressive than ethanol.

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