Friday, March 18, 2016

63. Yamaha CR-840 Natural Sound Stereo Receiver Made in Japan From 1979 - 1980

The simulated dark wood case and silver face with greenish lights are so attractive! It features a nice tuning section and 60 watts per channel of Yamaha power. So far I have nothing to complain about, which is a nice change. I have not had very good luck with Yamahas. This is maybe my 3rd or 4th Yammie receiver and it's been a good one. Back in 1979 it would run you $500, which today is over $1600. I like it. I have it hooked up to a pair of JBL 4401 speakers and use it for my 2nd computer set up. Here it is:

62. The Pioneer PL-71 Turntable Made in Japan 1974 -1975

This is the 3rd one I've owned. It's also the roughest one I've owned of the three. The 1st one was mint, this one was abused. I had to take it to Bill Ennis the "Turntable Daddy" in Charlotte to get it running properly. In 1974 they were $300. That's about $1450 in 2016. I have about $330 invested in this one. They are just beautiful. Real wood is rare on Japanese turntables. Here is a picture of my 3rd PL-71:

61. Rega Planar 3 British Turntable Built From 1977 to 2000

This is one of the most popular turntables ever. One of the longest running too. It's so popular that it has it's own Wikipedia entry:

There is already so much info available online regarding this low priced high performer, I'll simply skip to mine. Here it is with an acrylic platter and a green vinyl pressing of Starfish by The Church: