JKent Posted October 7, 2021 Report Share Posted October 7, 2021 Don't get me wrong. That's a nice amp and should pair well with your similar-vintage speakers. I just think it's more likely that the amp would have issues. I've acquired many old amps and receivers over the years and always have a pro check them out. Look at it this way: Your speakers have 1 or 2 (I've never been inside the 18) caps that, if they go out of spec, may cause changes in the crossover point that may or may not be noticeable. If you have to pay a technician to replace them I think you get very little bang for your buck (or euro as the case may be). OTOH, an amp has dozens of capacitors and numerous other electronic thingies, any one of which may go bad after 40 years and exposure to dirt and damp. Failure of any one of those components "may" cause others to malfunction and in the case of an amp, you're talking about an instrument that's constantly plugged into 220 volts in your home. That could be bad. In my experience Technics equipment is well-made and reliable. My technician uses only Panasonic (Technics' parent company) capacitors in his repair work. If you like the amp why not get the honest and professional folks at Uniaudio to check it out (or, if they don't do that work maybe they could recommend a technician who is familiar with older amps). Just a suggestion. Of course your speakers will work perfectly well with a newer amp. It all depends on how much you want to have "vintage" gear. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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