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    Question Is this amp special???(Technics)

    I was searching around for an older technics amp and what I found out was kinda odd...I have a Technics SU-V8X integrated amp, but it's not listed on vintagetechnics.com(it has everything that Technics ever made), or anywhere else for that matter. The face of it looks just like a SU-V6X(the one pictured on that site), but the power consumption is 650 watts instead of 420 watts. I opended the cover and the amp section is almost identical to a Technics SE-A5MK2, which is also pictured on that site. Is this some kind of hybird model?

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    I use to have a technics

    Quote Originally Posted by Weister42
    I was searching around for an older technics amp and what I found out was kinda odd...I have a Technics SU-V8X integrated amp, but it's not listed on vintagetechnics.com(it has everything that Technics ever made), or anywhere else for that matter. The face of it looks just like a SU-V6X(the one pictured on that site), but the power consumption is 650 watts instead of 420 watts. I opended the cover and the amp section is almost identical to a Technics SE-A5MK2, which is also pictured on that site. Is this some kind of hybird model?
    I use to think that my technics was special until I heard a denon and a marantz. I have never heard of that model before but I do remember that the power consumption of my technics was 420 watts. According to your power consumption of 650 watts that equates to the biggest power supply ever in a technics. You just might have a powerhouse on your hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weister42
    I was searching around for an older technics amp and what I found out was kinda odd...I have a Technics SU-V8X integrated amp, but it's not listed on vintagetechnics.com(it has everything that Technics ever made), or anywhere else for that matter. The face of it looks just like a SU-V6X(the one pictured on that site), but the power consumption is 650 watts instead of 420 watts. I opended the cover and the amp section is almost identical to a Technics SE-A5MK2, which is also pictured on that site. Is this some kind of hybird model?
    You got yourself some great vintage gear there! The 650 max power consumption may be decieving. These amps were type "A" amps and kicked off a lot of their power as heat. My guess is that it's in the 100-150 wpc range, but hey, why not fire off an email to Matsu****a, they might still have a manual lying around.

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    I believe you have an international model vs a US model. Visit the international site and see if you can find a manual there. Of course it may be written in German but you may get lucky.

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    Su-v8x

    Hi,
    This amp is special and so was the V6X. They have a wonderful smooth sound with plenty of dynamics. The sound has a continuity about it that just flows. There is plenty of detail too.
    Enjoy.

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