WTB 70s-80s stereo amplifier with approx 100 wpc

Looking for something from the likes of Marantz, Kenwood, Pioneer, Sansui etc. My budget is around $50. I need something that would be a good match for my 5jr+ series 2 speakers. Located in Elko, NV 89801. Thanks.

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  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,775
    50 bucks doesn't go too far with the name brands you selected.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,363
    Local sales. Thrift stores and the like. Pawn shops are great sometimes!

    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,645
    For $50, you could get something like an 80’s era Technics SU model... not good, but not bad. I should know, I had (still have) one.
    Not Tom or Trey or Jim just Micah
    KEF Q150s, NAD 1155 preamp and 4155 tuner courtesy of DaddyJT, NAD C352 playing power amp, BJC Belden cables, Technics SL3200, Marantz CD6004 courtesy of Clipdat, Salamander Archetype rack, Millenium Falcon :)
    I've always thought the goal of high-end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.

    Resident Child of Club Polk
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,765
    Look for JVC... Underrated and under priced for a Japanese built piece. They don't get the spotlight like the others you've listed...

    NAD comes to mind as well...
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,274
    edited August 2018
    While it sounds laughable to suggest this, triple your budget and look for a Mitsubishi DA series amplifier.

    If looking at receivers, look at something like the Sherwood RX-4109 as it easily falls in your budget and offers surprising amounts of SQ for the money.
  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,488
    You need to clarify what you're looking for. When I hear those brands & years, I think receiver, not amp.
  • monepolkmonepolk Posts: 1,045
    DSkip wrote: »
    While it sounds laughable to suggest this, triple your budget and look for a Mitsubishi DA series amplifier.

    If looking at receivers, look at something like the Sherwood RX-4109 as it easily falls in your budget and offers surprising amounts of SQ for the money.

    And some extra speakers to go with it
    https://stlouis.craigslist.org/ele/d/stereo-and-speakers/6685576081.html
  • I found a Technics SA-828 along with a JVC SEA-10 standalone EQ for $40 locally.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,548
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    Looks like you got just what you wanted.
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,645
    Auxient wrote: »
    I found a Technics SA-828 along with a JVC SEA-10 standalone EQ for $40 locally.

    Awesome! Now, sit back, and enjoy!
    Not Tom or Trey or Jim just Micah
    KEF Q150s, NAD 1155 preamp and 4155 tuner courtesy of DaddyJT, NAD C352 playing power amp, BJC Belden cables, Technics SL3200, Marantz CD6004 courtesy of Clipdat, Salamander Archetype rack, Millenium Falcon :)
    I've always thought the goal of high-end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.

    Resident Child of Club Polk
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,765
    Auxient wrote: »
    I found a Technics SA-828 along with a JVC SEA-10 standalone EQ for $40 locally.

    Don't worry about using the JVC EQ unless there's an odd hump in the room that needs quelled.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,548
    edited September 2018
    FestYboy wrote: »
    Auxient wrote: »
    I found a Technics SA-828 along with a JVC SEA-10 standalone EQ for $40 locally.

    Don't worry about using the JVC EQ unless there's an odd hump in the room that needs quelled.

    I'd probably omit the "unless..." qualifier altogether, but that's just me ;)

    (I.e., I am one of those jaspers with the strongly held opinion that parametric equalizers generally do more harm than good -- but some folks do like them)
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,765
    I can't argue that.
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