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Re: How can 30-year-old receivers sound better than new ones?
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2011, 20:24 »
interesting...
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Re: How can 30-year-old receivers sound better than new ones?
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2011, 22:34 »
I don't disagree with that.  I've had several amps / receivers since getting into DVDs and surround sound, and none can match the sound I got from my old Pioneer system.  I think it's also because they are trying to be do too much, and be everything in one box.  Stereo CDs sound sh*t through most AV amps, but most people haven't got the room, let alone the money, for separate amps and speakers, so go for the all in one option.
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Re: How can 30-year-old receivers sound better than new ones?
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2011, 00:46 »
I've got a lovely old hi-fi system with a NAD amp, Denon triple-headed tape deck with Dolby C, Aiwa turntable with pre-amp, and some Mission speakers.  I bought them back in the mid-eighties and they still sound much better than the CD/DAB/MP3 players we've acquired since.
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Re: How can 30-year-old receivers sound better than new ones?
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2011, 10:04 »
I agree with Simon. An all in one box is never going to sound as good as a dedicated amp.
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