Put your clothes on! A naked gear thread.

TimF

Junior Member
That is a nice looking amp! Nice and beefy tranny, and plenty of spooge on the caps there, haha!
 
That is a nice looking amp! Nice and beefy tranny, and plenty of spooge on the caps there, haha!
Yeah eZekiel did the mods in 2013 or so, before I owned it. He used great stuff tho, and did good work, but the white tape and hot glue are things I may have forgone. However, in the anti noise and vibration camp, it holds water. I’ll leave it as he thought it was important.
 
Here's an old piece that I picked up on Craigslist - a Threshold FET one preamp. This is one of those pieces that I lusted after in my younger days but couldn't afford. So I guess I'm reliving my youth.
Since taking these pictures, I've replaced all the electrolytics, upgraded the rectifiers, and upgraded the voltage regulators to more modern parts. It's a nice sounding unit.

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Here's an old piece that I picked up on Craigslist - a Threshold FET one preamp. This is one of those pieces that I lusted after in my younger days but couldn't afford. So I guess I'm reliving my youth.
Since taking these pictures, I've replaced all the electrolytics, upgraded the rectifiers, and upgraded the voltage regulators to more modern parts. It's a nice sounding unit.

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So clean.
 

Chops54

Junior Member
Wow, I have never seen one of these on the inside, and so clearly. How are the outputs cooled? It seems they’re on the bottom panel.
Pics one and two show the amp the right way up with the pre and power panels at the top of the enclosure. There are no big heatsinks. There’s a honeycomb under each output panel like a car radiator and air is forced through these by a fan on the rear of the amp.
 
@Ds2000 I'm digging your avatar. lol I've always had a thing for Onkyo & Integra amps....even before my stint as an Onkyo/Integra manufacturers rep from 2001 to 2009. Every year there was a national reps meeting somewhere in the U.S. where sections of the U.S. reps would go at a time. My favorite trip was to Catalina Island for a week as far as the atmosphere went but my favorite "time" was in Upper Saddle River, N.J, where their main office was in the U.S., in maybe 2009 in my final year as a rep. We were graced with the presence of Mr Kenji Miyagi, the President of Onkyo, who is a major 2 channel aficionado and could be called a true audiophile, for sure. It was right during the development of their Reference 2 channel line that would be shown at CES in January 2011 in the U.S but was about to be released in Japan. He was a pleasure to talk with about 2 channel audio and his knowledge was vast. He owned a lot of gear and used many lines to test against theirs and was pleased with what they were about to release.

I'm the proud owner of an Onkyo Reference stack including the P-3000R preamp, M-5000R amp, and C-3000R CD player. It's too bad they didn't bring the silver models to the U.S. as they look quite stunning....and I'm not usually a big fan of silver. They also had a few other pieces in Japan that didn't make it to the U.S. including an AM/FM tuner, the A-9000R integrated, and two other digital units that may not have made it to market there. Good stuff.

 
Pics one and two show the amp the right way up with the pre and power panels at the top of the enclosure. There are no big heatsinks. There’s a honeycomb under each output panel like a car radiator and air is forced through these by a fan on the rear of the amp.
Ah yes, I see the four panels there. Pretty neat setup
 

Kpatch

Junior Member
Wow, that’s sweet and clean. Ain’t she purty. Did you send that out for a tune up or have you looked after it yourself.
How do you like it, btw.?

I have two Kenwood KA8004s and I LOVE them. I like to run the big Spendors with them and they sound great. I have several other amps that are more muscular, more tubey, more glowy, more Mac-y, but I always go back to the Kennys.
If I’m not mistaken, the 9100 was next in line after the 8004s but a different, almost Pioneer sort of look. Sure is purty. I may have to get one.
 

mhardy6647

Señor Member
Wow, that’s sweet and clean. Ain’t she purty. Did you send that out for a tune up or have you looked after it yourself.
How do you like it, btw.?

I have two Kenwood KA8004s and I LOVE them. I like to run the big Spendors with them and they sound great. I have several other amps that are more muscular, more tubey, more glowy, more Mac-y, but I always go back to the Kennys.
If I’m not mistaken, the 9100 was next in line after the 8004s but a different, almost Pioneer sort of look. Sure is purty. I may have to get one.
It had not been tuned up, and now it is living with another member here, which is the result of a trade. I fixed and refinished the wood cab, so yes it is really nice looking. It works perfectly too. For sure it is one of the nicest looking components of that era.
 
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