70 receivers sound

I grew up listening to 70s receivers and I remember those sounds. If I get lucky someday I'll get a Pioneer or Marantz from that heyday. As for now I'm looking to put together a system in the midrange and possibly later build my own speakers. I listened to 70s and 80s rock and now I have the opportunity to enjoy retirement jamming to that good old rock and roll.

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Build your own speaker enclosure, now...
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The old days

were pure analog. Some receivers today have Pure/True Audio setting where all stuff digital is either switched off or bypassed. Sound will be stereo only, none of the surround simulation. Google for it. And of course you're gonna feed it with a turntable, right? CD is digital so don't just blame the receiver.

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I don't know about the available selections but...

I see Frys have vinyl but it ain't cheap comparing to some cd. But from the sound of it...OP may have the collection already.

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Kenwood KR-5030

I have an opportunity to buy a Kenwood KR-5030 in excellent working condition. Is this a decent receiver and what are my options with adding an amplifier. I'm a newb and I'm looking for that old sound.

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Of course old sound...

come from vinyl and tubes. I believe in the old day Marantz was top dog but Kenwood was pretty good. I really like the looks of those old equipment, you have gold, silver, black, but now I see nothing but seem.

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