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    Default Still impressed with the vintage Nikko amp!

    I don't know what it is with this Nikko Alpha VI amp, (300w dual mono design) but boy oh boy do I ever enjoy it's musicality. It just seems to do it all right...balls to the wall with power, & nothing at all harsh or those SS attributes about it. It's very warm sounding & rather suductive (if you can explain an amp like that). I guess for now the Mac MC402 will have to wait till this baby putters out. After all it is original from 1980 but you'd never know it (I'm told it was actually manuf by Luxman for Nikko). If something does go on it I don't even know if I could get it repaired. Hopefully it'll keep on going for another 29yrs!!!
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    I guess we are as well.

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    Pittsburgh PA


    Vintage HIFI equipment rocks!
    Sunfire TGP, Sunfire Cinema Grand, Sunfire 300~2 (2), Sunfire True Sub (2),Carver ALS Platinum, Carver AL III, TFM-55, C-19, C-9, TX-8, SDA-490t, SDA-390t

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    Glad to hear you're still diggin' it. Very cool.
    HT/2-channel Rig: Sony 50 LCD TV; Toshiba HD-A2 DVD player; Emotiva LMC-1 pre/pro; Rogue Audio M-120 monoblocks (modded); Placette RVC; Emotiva LPA-1 amp; Bada HD-22 tube CDP (modded); VMPS Tower II SE (fronts); DIY Clearwave Dynamic 4CC (center); Wharfedale Opus Tri-Surrounds (rear); and VMPS 215 sub

    "God grooves with tubes."

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    Newark, Delaware


    I love it when you're hooked!

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    Northern CO.


    well looks like a hell of a amp!

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    Fort Lauderdale, FL


    It's naked. :) <blushing>
    Let me tell you something about life, around every corner monsters await. I know, I am one.

    If I owned hell and this place, I would rent this place out and live in hell.

    Mains: Anthony Gallo Reference 3.1
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