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Old 05-05-2009, 06:24 PM
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Kenwood Supreme 700M/700C

Meet my new friends 700M and 700C. I'm just getting to know them a little but so far I really like what I hear...and see.
I first struck the deal on these last December but circumstances prevented us from closing the deal until just this past Sunday May 3rd. Rather than ship, he and I agreed to meet which meant a round trip of 400 miles for my wife and I and almost as far for him. I'll tell you, it was worth every single mile and more. I'm not sure they'll beat out my Yamaha's as my daily drivers but the Kenwood's are certainly healthy gear and absolute TOTL in their day.

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Old 05-05-2009, 06:40 PM
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Good looking Kenwoods. I'd be interested in your evaluation. Especially since I view Kenwood on the opposite side of the fence as Yamaha in some theories. Like the 700M with a damping factor of 40.
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That's some big looking iron you got there. Post up some specs!

We want nudies too... grunt.. me like seeing big transformers n caps.. yeah!
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That's some big looking iron you got there. Post up some specs!

We want nudies too... grunt.. me like seeing big transformers n caps.. yeah!
Specs you can have, nudies yer gonna have to wait! That power amp is 60lbs and I'm too freaking to be moving it around much. She's awfully sexy in the nude though, seriously!

The power amp is rated at 170wpc into 8ohms, draws 1200 watts at full power
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Old 05-05-2009, 07:16 PM
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That's some big looking iron you got there.
Yea, I keep telling him that's why his back always hurts, hoping he'd leave some of this stuff for me. He claims his wife carries this stuff, but ....

Hey Mike! Killer looking rig now. Yup, a full review and nudies is needed. Must have.
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slobber, slobber, drool, drool, pant, pant, pant

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Old 05-05-2009, 07:32 PM
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Hey Mike! Killer looking rig now. Yup, a full review and nudies is needed. Must have.
The next time they're out of the rack I'll get nudies of both. These babies are stacked
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Old 05-05-2009, 07:45 PM
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I,m a sucker for large VUs ,,that amp is very classy looking
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Thumbs up I have to pick up my lower jaw

Well all freakin' righty then!! Fierce, Bad A$$ and drooly comes to mind

I bet they could make some sweet love to my ML's
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Old 05-05-2009, 09:50 PM
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Well all freakin' righty then!! Fierce, Bad A$$ and drooly comes to mind

I bet they could make some sweet love to my ML's
Thanks Stuwee, I appreciate your enthusiasm

I think the more juice you can feed your ML's the better and I don't think the big 700M would be up to the task. Those speakers deserve some Bryston or Crown amplification
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Old 05-06-2009, 01:40 PM
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Congrats over here as well. BTW, the Sony CDP-302 is a favorite of mine. It has the same tray mechanism is the later ES models and the linear motor is very fast. It sounds decently good although I'm sure later DAC's have it beaten for smoothness.
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Old 05-06-2009, 02:07 PM
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I love that cd player. It was a $9 thrift buy, came with the original remote as well. It's not as smooth as some but sounds excellent.
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The thread blew up, self-destructed, died an annonymous death
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Old 05-18-2009, 09:25 PM
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Agreed, driving stats' is probably the toughest load out there...

The supremes were introduced around '73 so it's really a bit early to expect them to drive those loads, although they are pretty capable in there own right.

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Thanks Stuwee, I appreciate your enthusiasm

I think the more juice you can feed your ML's the better and I don't think the big 700M would be up to the task. Those speakers deserve some Bryston or Crown amplification
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Old 05-18-2009, 09:33 PM
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Talking

I'd still love to hear'em with the Logan's since they ain't mine and all that Hehe!

I bet they would sound sweet

btw, I got the Yammie on, cruisin' at about 120watts right now, not even getting warm on top, I love that amp
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Old 05-18-2009, 10:13 PM
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Try anything by Nelson Pass for stats... the early Thresholds can drive them with ease.

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I'd still love to hear'em with the Logan's since they ain't mine and all that Hehe!

I bet they would sound sweet

btw, I got the Yammie on, cruisin' at about 120watts right now, not even getting warm on top, I love that amp
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:14 PM
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Try anything by Nelson Pass for stats... the early Thresholds can drive them with ease.
I wish! I used to drool over at Sound by Singer in NYC, they had a couple 100lbs monster monoblocs sitting between a superb pair of newer Logan's, had the Thresholds right on the carpet on these little amp stands no meters, just overload lights, and they were blinkin' just every now and then I got the piss-shivers on that session!!

I came this close / / to winning a nice Nakamichi Stasis made by Mr. Pass, damn shouda/coulda/woulda's !!
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:51 PM
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I mentioned threshold because I've seen some of the older gear sell for about what a clean 700' amp goes for.

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I wish! I used to drool over at Sound by Singer in NYC, they had a couple 100lbs monster monoblocs sitting between a superb pair of newer Logan's, had the Thresholds right on the carpet on these little amp stands no meters, just overload lights, and they were blinkin' just every now and then I got the piss-shivers on that session!!

I came this close / / to winning a nice Nakamichi Stasis made by Mr. Pass, damn shouda/coulda/woulda's !!
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