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I have a good friend who has a pair of JBL L100's that he bought new when he was 18.  He has had the woofer refoamed and he refinished them and wants a receiver.  He has an old TT (don't knwo what kind), and CDplayer and I think he wants to be able to use an ipod, internet streaming etc.  He also wants to be able to go to surround in the future.

 

Don't know a price range, probably $200 to $600 or so.  Room size is probably not too big. 

 

Any ideas?  I got 1 response in HT on this. 

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That Yamaha would be a great buy. But if you may need a separate phono preamp to hook up the turntable.

For $650, this will do very well now and in the foreseeable future for what you are describing...

 

http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-RX-A740BL-7-2-Channel-AVENTAGE-Receiver/dp/B00J8HV5D2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1410321737&sr=8-2&keywords=yamaha+aventage

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That Yamaha would be a great buy. But if you may need a separate phono preamp to hook up the turntable.

For $650, this will do very well now and in the foreseeable future for what you are describing...

 

http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-RX-A740BL-7-2-Channel-AVENTAGE-Receiver/dp/B00J8HV5D2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1410321737&sr=8-2&keywords=yamaha+aventage

 

That is correct, a separate phono preamp would be required, but I believe this cost would be fairly minimal and worthwhile.

 

http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=phono+turntable+preamp&tag=googhydr-20&index=electronics&hvadid=50337785071&hvpos=1t1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=16040188152955396037&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_27g0id9x9y_b

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Will the CD or an anolog out on the Yamaha avr work a phono?

No, the phono doesn't produce enough juice on its own.

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Thanks.

 

Any other receivers?  I'd like to give him some choices.  Maybe a lower price that soemoen has experiance with. 

Try this one. $349 direct from HK and free shipping:

 

http://www.harmankardon.com/estore/hk/us/products/HK-3390/HK%203390_HK_US

 

Convince him that he should stay away from surround for music! Nice two channel receiver would be better.

 

Frank

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Frank1938, on 10 Sept 2014 - 3:08 PM, said:

 

tigerwoodKhorns, on 10 Sept 2014 - 2:52 PM, said:

Thanks.

 

Any other receivers?  I'd like to give him some choices.  Maybe a lower price that soemoen has experiance with. 

Try this one. $349 direct from HK and free shipping:

 

http://www.harmankardon.com/estore/hk/us/products/HK-3390/HK%203390_HK_US

 

Convince him that he should stay away from surround for music! Nice two channel receiver would be better.

 

Frank

 

That looks good, it's like they went back to the old (great sounding)  HK twin powered line.

 

I would like to hear that model.

 

I agree about keeping it 2 CH, you could always go that way later with a different setup.

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Thanks.

 

Any other receivers?  I'd like to give him some choices.  Maybe a lower price that soemoen has experiance with. 

Try this one. $349 direct from HK and free shipping:

 

http://www.harmankardon.com/estore/hk/us/products/HK-3390/HK%203390_HK_US

 

Convince him that he should stay away from surround for music! Nice two channel receiver would be better.

 

Frank

 

 

Hey, that looks like a great choice for the money. :emotion-21:

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Thanks.

 

Any other receivers?  I'd like to give him some choices.  Maybe a lower price that soemoen has experiance with. 

Try this one. $349 direct from HK and free shipping:

 

http://www.harmankardon.com/estore/hk/us/products/HK-3390/HK%203390_HK_US

 

Convince him that he should stay away from surround for music! Nice two channel receiver would be better.

 

Frank

 

 

Hey, that looks like a great choice for the money. :emotion-21:

 

I like this line of Harmans. I have an older (but pretty similar) 3380 which I love. Good honest sound. I haven't A/B'd it against any of my NAD amps but it does the job. And it's versatile with vintage gear like those JBLs.

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Thanks.

 

Any other receivers?  I'd like to give him some choices.  Maybe a lower price that soemoen has experiance with. 

This has some pretty good reviews from forum members....

 

 

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Outlaw Audio RR2150----->  CLICK HERE

 

•State-of-the-art stereo receiver inspired by the art deco table radios of the past

•High performance FM Stereo/FM/AM tuner

•Multiple inputs with separate record output bus

•USB input for playback of streaming audio output from compatible computers

•High quality phono input for both moving magnet and moving coil cartridges

•Processor/equalizer loop

•The only stereo receiver with a subwoofer output that includes selectable, analog bass management

•Front panel "speaker equalization" selector adds a half-octave of bass boost at a choice of frequencies to improve performance with compact bookshelf speakers

•Headphone jack with level control

•Front panel stereo mini-jack input for easy connection to portable devices such as iPod®

•Tone control defeat

•Precision, motorized volume control

•A/B Speaker Output

•Pre-Out/Main-In connections

•IR In/Out jacks

•Removable IEC style power cord

•Multi-device, programmable remote control

 

Dennie

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The HK's and the Outlaw look good.  HK has a newer model.

 

I think that internet streaming and the ability to hook up an external HD and be able to stream from it are going to be important. 

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Yamaha R-N500. Old school (built in phono pre, a loudness control, tape loop you can monitor) w/ networking and digi inputs. 80 watts/ch, prolly enough for those old JBLs, they're on the sensitive side.

http://usa.yamaha.com/products/audio-visual/hifi-components/stereo-receivers/r-n500_u/?mode=model

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The HK's and the Outlaw look good.  HK has a newer model.

 

I think that internet streaming and the ability to hook up an external HD and be able to stream from it are going to be important. 

The HK 3770 might be more what he wants but it doesn't appear to have separate amplifiers like the the 3390. But the 3770 has a DAC. Same price, so he can make the decision as to which better suits his needs. A $99 Apple TV will allow him to stream whatever he wants and has a digital connection. Just some thoughts.

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