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Cheap, handsome mancave amp suggestions

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Never thought I’d start a sentence with “cheap, handsome man...” Sounds like me, come to think of it. 🧐

 

I’d like an old (70s - early 90s) amp for the mancave. Will be using it only for streaming duties into bookshelf speakers. 

 

Here’s the ideal parameters:

 

$300 max

Bouncy needles

Glowy bulbs

Somewhat acceptable sound

 

Bonus points:

Black colour

 

Imagine if you were the set dresser for some Nick Hornby movie about Hugh Grant working in a Chelsea record shop in the late 80s or something 😂 

 

What do do you suggest??

 

Also, if you’re selling one of these things in Sydney - I’m interested! 

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Ha!

I moved out of Sydney to hoard all my Yamaha amps away from the likes of you!

 

Seriously, there are usually some good amps like this around.........................good luck in the hunt!

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Guest Muon N'

I misread, and was going to say a George Clooney Amp :$

 

With that criteria and budget I think it will be difficult, but maybe you will find something in the Philips, Akai, Teac or JVC brands...maybe Technics or Rotel, in black could be harder to find. Vintage receivers might be the go, but again in black.... could be difficult.

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Yeah I thought it was a bit much. Doesn’t need to be black. Or true hi-fi. There’s a few on eBay I’m toying with. Thank you for your response 

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Answer for could be a Sansui. $300 budget could net you a nice amp/tuner combo, Say a Au-2900 matched with a TU-3900 .

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Here's the same tuner with a AU-4900

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Not that hard to find either of these little amps as they pop up on eBay all the time, the tuners less so.

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Haven't seen those at that price for a while, but not impossible, and would sound nice :thumb:

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Guest Muon N'

Or even a real one for that matter ;)

 

Edit: thought you are hip to it.

Edited by Muon N'

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On 30/09/2019 at 6:46 AM, Muon N' said:

was going to say a George Clooney Amp

Trouble is, these only play the left channel.

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