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Vintage Preamplifiers

Vintage Preamplifiers

If you don't have a an integrated amplifer, check out our listings for vintage preamplifiers. Preamplfiers allow you to adjust more

Vintage Cassette Decks

Vintage Cassette Decks

If you love the functionality and sound quality of your old cassette player you will love these vintage cassette decks. more

Vintage Stereo Parts

Vintage Stereo Parts

If you own vintage stereo equipment then you understand that you will eventually need to replace a component on your more

Vintage Amps & Tube Amps

Vintage Amps & Tube Amps

On this page you will find manufacturer listings for vintage amplifiers and tube amplifiers. Some of the most well more

8 Track Players

8 Track Players

The Stereo 8 Cartridge or far better know as the 8 track tape, had an outstanding reputation for about 20  more

Vintage Radios

Vintage Radios

Use this page to show for vintage radios by manufacturer.

Vintage Receivers

Vintage Receivers

Use this page to shop for vintage receivers by manufacturer.

Vintage Turntables

Vintage Turntables

Basis Audio is one of the leading turntable manufacturers of the world, which guarantees high quality systems to the music-lovers. more

Vacuum Tubes

Vacuum Tubes

When a vacuum tube is used as a signal amplifier, it is so configured that an input signal is provided more

Reel to Reel Tape Recorders

Reel to Reel Tape Recorders

A reel to reel tape recorder is a piece of audio equipment that records and plays back sound via a more

Vintage Speakers

Vintage Speakers

There are many audio enthusiasts who would prefer to listen to a pair of vintage loudspeakers or a vacuum tube more



VintageStereo.net is the spot for vintage stereo equipment enthusiasts. We provide information, product listings and discussion related to vintage audio gear.

The question a lot of people ask is why is vintage audio so popular? You might think that just because the technology used in this equipment is old that it can’t possibly sound as good as today’s audio gear. Or perhaps the aesthetics of newer equipment over a vintage home stereo appeals to you more. The primary reason people are into vintage stereo equipment is the sound. Because of the way this type of gear works, particularly the tube equipment, you are able to experience a sound which truly creates an emotional involving experience.

There are many types of components that make up a good retro stereo system. Some of these include: Vintage Stereo Receivers, Vintage Stereo Console, Vintage Radios, Vintage Preamps, Vintage Amplifiers, Reel to Reel Players, Vintage Record Players, and Vintage Speakers just to name a few.

When putting together your first vintage stereo system you will want to start off with a good tube amplifier from a good manufacturer. Some of the best are Pioneer, Sansui, RCA and Fisher. All of these amplifiers still produce amazing sound even by today’s standards. One of the best out there for beginners is the Dynaco Stereo 70.

 

I`ve been in this hobby / obsession for over 40 years and never heard such a smooth but still detailed sound

The Dynaco Stereo 70 vacuum tube amplifier was first built in 1959 and was in production until the mid-1990′s. This amp was a solid amp and the most popular tube power amp ever made. It sold over 300,00 units during its run. The Dynaco Stereo 70 could purchased as a kit or pre built. Although you can pick one of these up for a relatively cheap price, the sound is quite excellent and parts are readily available. If you want to spend 2-3x’s the price you can start looking at McIntosh tube amplifiers. Wikipedia has a nice right up on vintage tube amplifiers.