Beautiful Kenwood Kr-6400 Receiver-NM-45 W/C-Fully
Offered for sale is a Kenwood KR-6400 stereo receiver. This receiver was introduced in 1974 and is very conservatively rated at 45 watts per channel. It's from the line consisting of the KR-1400 (10 W/C), the KR-2400 (13 W/C), the KR-3400 (16 W/C). the KR-4400 (25 W/C), the KR-5400 (35 W/C), the KR-6400 (45 W/C) and the top of the line KR-7400 (63 W/C). Note that the KR-6400 is just one model down from the top of the line. The two phono inputs and the microphone input makes this a very versatile receiver. The KR-6400 is a masterful receiver throughout from its low-noise pre amp to its direct-coupled power amp to its high-performance AM/FM-stereo tuner section to its tape-through circuit. Not a quad receiver but its four channel ready. The high build quality makes it a very reliable performer. Beautifully styled from its well laid out front silver face to the handsome real walnut veneered side panels. The owner manual and schematic is available free of charge on Hi Fi Engine. The complete 46 page service manual is available at www dot Listed Buy. com for a shipped cost of $21. To view the complete manufacturer's specifications zoom into the last picture. When I first acquired this receiver it played and sounded perfect but did have some minor issues. The tuning flywheel was off center and would rub the top part of the metal bracket at every turn and stop. Both of the meter lights were out and the stereo indicator light was out. The potentiometers were quite dirty and somewhat scratchy. The insides were very dusty. When I took the flywheel off I noticed the metal middle portion of the flywheel in which the tuning shaft passed through was cracked and there were pieces missing, which caused the shat to be off center. Wasn't sure how to fix it so I took the flywheel and removed the metal center portion leaving what looked like a donut. I filled the middle with some water putty and let it dry and then drilled a hole through the center for the tuning shaft. Put the flywheel assembly back together and presto, it was fixed, good as new. Changed both meter lights, the circuit measured 6.7 volts so I used 7.5 volt small globe bulbs, same globe as the original. The 10% under voltage should nearly triple the hour rating of the bulbs. Turns out the stereo indicator light wasn't burned out but was real dim, it was barely noticeable when it came on. Tried several wire terminal 5mm bulbs and they were also dim, including a 3 volt bulb. Went with a 5 mm LED bulb and it was the perfect brightness. Cleaned all the controls with deoxit and now they all work very smoothly and quietly. Dusted out the insides with an air compressor and cleaned the surfaces with Q tips and alcohol. The insides are now very clean. Cleaned both sides of the faceplate. Had to remove the plastic dial panel in order to service the flywheel so I cleaned both sides of it. Removed the bottom cover and cleaned all the grime off the top of it. Rubbed the metal cabinet top with some metal polish and fine steel wool, it now looks very nice, not quite perfect but not far from. The face plate is practically perfect with no noticeable marks, dings, scratches or worn lettering. This particular is now in very nice near mint condition. Tested the FM, AM, all the controls, phono section, aux input and all the speaker terminals. FM sounds fantastic. It tunes perfectly, the FM meter centers right at the peak of the signal strength, just like it should. Pulls in even fringe FM stereo stations effortlessly. AM actually sounds fairly good, unlike most of the receivers I test. Would rate the AM significantly above average. Has a great phono section, records play and sound perfect. Aux input works fine. All the speaker terminals work. All the lights and controls work. Did not test the microphone input, the headphone jack or the tape inputs/outputs but found no reason to suspect they wouldn't be working. Its great styling, more than ample power and proven reliability makes it a great primary receiver, regardless of the size of the room. There are currently three of these receivers currently listed in BIN format on e Bay. The shipped prices are $185, $444 and $744. The working condition on the least expensive is not addressed in the listing. The most expensive is completely refurbished, both electronically and cosmetically. The middle priced of the three is described as being in good working condition but has a few chips in the wood side panels, other than that it looks pretty nice from the pictures. None of the three come with a warranty. My BIN offering is a bargain comparatively, considering it is in terrific condition, fully working and comes with the peace of mind of a 30 day unconditional warranty. I normally don't allow returns after fourteen days from delivery but I am so confident in the condition of this receiver I am offering a 30 day no questions asked return period (including return shipping! ). That's as good as getting a 30 day warranty absolutely free. I pack very well and just a couple of the over 1000 receivers I have sold were damaged during shipping but if your receiver arrives damaged simply return it for a full refund and I'll deal with the insurance claim. HOW CAN YOU GO WRONG? Free shipping offer valid for the lower 48 US states only. International purchasers will be responsible for shipping charges from the e Bay global shipping headquarters located in Kentucky, USA through the e Bay global shipping program. Alaska, Puerto Rico and Hawaii residents are subject to a $50 shipping surcharge.
August 13 on ListedBuy