Kenwood KA-5700 Integrated Amplifier

Kenwood KA-5700 Integrated Amplifier

Great news! Another highly collectable Kenwood item. This is a small story about my Kenwood KA-5700 integrated amplifier manufactured in 1978. This is a matching unit for the previously reviewed tuner KT-5500. Actually, both units are from the same model line and both have gorgeous wooden cases. As to the original price – I could […]

Kenwood KT-5500 Tuner

Kenwood KT-5500 Tuner

Today I have on our display a highly collectable Kenwood piece. This is a Kenwood KT-5500 tuner manufactured in 1978. The price for the new unit was around 175 dollars, so it was quite an investment back there almost forty years ago. The KT-5500 tuner has 3 gangs and 2 ceramic filters. The KT-5500 has […]

Toshiba PC-2460 Cassette Deck

Toshiba PC-2460 Cassette Deck

I’ve got quite interesting cassette deck from my friend for repair. It seems not hard from the glance, but… Rotten and broken belts, noise and hum in the right channel, rusty jacks. But the biggest problem – damaged faceplate. After several attempts to fix the noise and hum in the right channel output we decided […]

Lossless vs. Compressed

Lossless vs. Compressed

We are music lovers. And we love quality music recordings. How far the enthusiast can go to get the best sound possible? Well, this is the question of personal preferences, level of demand, and budget. The majority of REVINTAGES team prefers FLACs. We also may use MP3s, but only as a “mobile format”. We also […]

AKAI AP-B20 Auto Return Turntable

AKAI AP-B20 Auto Return Turntable

We are quite busy here at Revintages. We’ve got another turntable for a little maintenance.  The new toy is Japanese semiautomatic turntable from ’80s – AKAI AP-B20. Although it is very simple and basic – this is a great, fully functional device for novice vinyl collector. Maintenance  done: Belt replaced Mechanics cleaned and lubed Contacts […]

TECHNICS SA-300 Stereo Receiver

TECHNICS SA-300 Stereo Receiver

Full Name: TECHNICS SA-300 FM/AM Stereo Receiver Nice receiver of the excellent SA series. Carefully refreshed and cleaned. It uses an Integrated Circuit as output amplifier, which considered a poor solution by some reviewers. Successfully sold. Additional Materials: Buy Technics SA-300 (now in SOLD section) Operating Instructions Manual with Connection Diagram YouTube Video 1 (English) […]

AKAI GX-4000D: SOLD

AKAI GX-4000D: SOLD

Another beauty has met new family: the AKAI GX-4000D I’ve restored got sold (eBay). REPAIRS AND RESTORATIONS: Fixed the loose flywheel Cleaned the front panel, although could not fix the dent Replaced main belt and counter belt Cleaned scratchy Phones Volume control and Line In Recording Level control Cleaned contacts with Deoxit and lubed mechanics […]