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    Techics SU-7600 "Sweet"

    I recently pulled out my 1970's Technics SU-7600 integrated amp to use with my monitor audio S1 speakers. Its 41wpc and prbably puts out almost twice that rating. I've forgotten how good this amp was. I also have an early 1980s Yamaha A-400 40wpc amp and compared the 2. The Yammy sounds awful.

    The Technics is warm, detailed with great high frequency sound. It weighs a ton for a 40wpc amp. They dont make them like this any more. I paid $175 for it back in 1978 and it listed at $225. I hope it never breaks down.

    http://www.classic-audio.com/technics/SU-7600.html

    http://www.hifigoteborg.se/technics_su7600_spec.htm
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    Nice Br,

    I have a Sansui AU 6900 intergrated not being used right now but hope to put together a Vintage system one day. It is a sweet amp also. I think it's around 40wpc also.

    Years back I was running a Pioneer SA 8100 as my main unit powering some horn loaded Wharfdales, I wish I never sold that system.

    Anyway, enjoy the retro sound.
    Back in my day, we had nine planets.

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    I ran Altec Lansing speakers, 2 ways with 8" woofer and JVC direct drive TT with a Sure V series cartrige and a Sanyo tape deck. Great sounding speakers for the price. Also still have my vintage Hitachi Tuner. I was a poor college student back then.
    Pass Labs X250 amp, BAT Vk-51se Preamp,
    Thorens TD-145 TT, Bellari phono preamp, Nagaoka MP-200 Cartridge
    Magnepan QR1.6 speakers
    Van Alstine Ultra Plus Hybrid Tube DAC
    Martin Logan Original Dynamo Sub
    Parasound A21 amp
    Vintage Luxman T-110 tuner
    Magnepan MMG's, Grant Fidelity DAC-11, Class D CDA254 amp
    Monitor Audio S1 speakers, PSB B6 speakers
    Vintage Technic's Integrated amp
    Music Hall 25.2 CDP
    Adcom GFR 700 AVR
    Cables- Cardas, Silnote, BJC
    Velodyne CHT 8 sub

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    Smile Technics

    Hello does anyone know anything about Technics SU-Z980 Integrated amp,How much power a channel year made.It looks just like SU-V98 integrated amp Thanks Carl59

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    Nice

    Quote Originally Posted by blackraven
    I recently pulled out my 1970's Technics SU-7600 integrated amp to use with my monitor audio S1 speakers. Its 41wpc and prbably puts out almost twice that rating. I've forgotten how good this amp was. I also have an early 1980s Yamaha A-400 40wpc amp and compared the 2. The Yammy sounds awful.

    The Technics is warm, detailed with great high frequency sound. It weighs a ton for a 40wpc amp. They dont make them like this any more. I paid $175 for it back in 1978 and it listed at $225. I hope it never breaks down.

    http://www.classic-audio.com/technics/SU-7600.html

    http://www.hifigoteborg.se/technics_su7600_spec.htm
    Some of this old equipment sounds very nice in non-critical applications. I have a nice Marantz 1070 amp I bought on eBay a few months ago; a bargain at what I paid (less than $80?).

    Hang on to the Technics if you've got the space. You would like get <$100 selling it on eBay.

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    I have no intentions of selling it. Its very nostalgic and brings back alot of memories from college and when I was dating my wife. Besides, it still sounds great and better than alot of new amps I have heard. It has this very nice warm sound.
    Pass Labs X250 amp, BAT Vk-51se Preamp,
    Thorens TD-145 TT, Bellari phono preamp, Nagaoka MP-200 Cartridge
    Magnepan QR1.6 speakers
    Van Alstine Ultra Plus Hybrid Tube DAC
    Martin Logan Original Dynamo Sub
    Parasound A21 amp
    Vintage Luxman T-110 tuner
    Magnepan MMG's, Grant Fidelity DAC-11, Class D CDA254 amp
    Monitor Audio S1 speakers, PSB B6 speakers
    Vintage Technic's Integrated amp
    Music Hall 25.2 CDP
    Adcom GFR 700 AVR
    Cables- Cardas, Silnote, BJC
    Velodyne CHT 8 sub

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    The SU-Z980 is a 120w intergrated with digital volume control and with digital power meters and inputs for VCR, TV, Tape, CD, Tuner and Phono. Its a 1980's model.

    It also has pre out and main in. I believe its a Class A amp.
    Pass Labs X250 amp, BAT Vk-51se Preamp,
    Thorens TD-145 TT, Bellari phono preamp, Nagaoka MP-200 Cartridge
    Magnepan QR1.6 speakers
    Van Alstine Ultra Plus Hybrid Tube DAC
    Martin Logan Original Dynamo Sub
    Parasound A21 amp
    Vintage Luxman T-110 tuner
    Magnepan MMG's, Grant Fidelity DAC-11, Class D CDA254 amp
    Monitor Audio S1 speakers, PSB B6 speakers
    Vintage Technic's Integrated amp
    Music Hall 25.2 CDP
    Adcom GFR 700 AVR
    Cables- Cardas, Silnote, BJC
    Velodyne CHT 8 sub

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    Class A -- not

    Quote Originally Posted by blackraven
    The SU-Z980 is a 120w intergrated with digital volume control and with digital power meters and inputs for VCR, TV, Tape, CD, Tuner and Phono. Its a 1980's model.

    It also has pre out and main in. I believe its a Class A amp.
    The Technics "New Class A" or "Class AA" technologies aren't true Class A. I like an explanation of how they work sometime, I quite sure they are Class A as the term is generally used. I found this diyAudio Forums thread on the subject.
    Last edited by Feanor; 06-05-2008 at 01:05 AM.

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    Interesting thread on the technics.
    Pass Labs X250 amp, BAT Vk-51se Preamp,
    Thorens TD-145 TT, Bellari phono preamp, Nagaoka MP-200 Cartridge
    Magnepan QR1.6 speakers
    Van Alstine Ultra Plus Hybrid Tube DAC
    Martin Logan Original Dynamo Sub
    Parasound A21 amp
    Vintage Luxman T-110 tuner
    Magnepan MMG's, Grant Fidelity DAC-11, Class D CDA254 amp
    Monitor Audio S1 speakers, PSB B6 speakers
    Vintage Technic's Integrated amp
    Music Hall 25.2 CDP
    Adcom GFR 700 AVR
    Cables- Cardas, Silnote, BJC
    Velodyne CHT 8 sub

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