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1971 TRIO-KENWOOD KR-6160 RECEIVER
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1971 TRIO-KENWOOD KR-6160 RECEIVER

IN NICE VISUAL & GREAT WORKING CONDITION.

55W. SERVICED & RECAPPED WITH UPGRADES


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This KR-6160 is the updated version of the 1969 Trio-Kenwood TK-140X that suffered from awkward looks 7 by now the Tuners were always not working. But the 1970 range sorted the Tuner & the other 2 in the range always had good working Tuners. Nicer looks too as you can see.

Please Note we swapped the KA-6000 main amp board for the one that was in this, as it's the same one the TK-140X Mk II uses, the UA1384 board. This involved a huge amount of planning as the wires & Thyristor needed doing right, if now both are working fine. See the close up pics, we did it nicely & all tested working good on Speakers. The KR-6160 with the KA-6000 board that was much upgraded including a new set of Resistors as well as Transistors & Capacitors is no lesser swap, if we liked the unique design of the other board to research on more as it was never used in a Trio amp, only the receivers.

On turn on with Speakers connected, there is a mild brief 'fff' noise, no loud clicking or thump noise, if this does assume you have the Amp turned on with Speakers A, B or C selected else it will make a noise as the Output Capacitors are not connected if set to 'Off'. If you're using it on Speakers you'll have it set on a speaker option anyway, but to explain.

KR-6160 is a great amp, 55w RMS power, a reliable FM/AM tuner that piucks up FM Stereo with ease & the 'stereo' word lighting. AM works fine with the Meter responsive. 2 pairs of Aux are useful for TV & DVD inputs & 2 Phono inputs if one Phono stage, for an idea to use a better turntable or an autochanger together. Decent Phono stage too. This really is one of the best early Trio-Kenwood Receivers before the range got heavily into ICs. Pre Out-Main In loop with a switch to select, so you don't lose the small connector leads earlier models had.

All Recapped & Upgraded on all but Tuner, 10000µf 100v main capacitor. Runs cool & sounds great. Midrange Tone feature helps match to more Speakers. The 2 inpts on the right are for Stereo Microphones using 6.3mm jacks & the Mic Volume is above. We put shielded cable for the Tone Board to switches stage as previously this was just unshielded cable which we thought a bit lacking.

High Grade amp with high grade fascia, no letter loss as the letters are embossed. Just a small chip on the left side of the wood case under a screw, beyond that easily a 9/10 grade. We put LED bulbs in this, the display even with old type bulbs could have done with an extra bulb for a more even display that only shows whem FM/AM selected, if that's how it was made. Fitted with new 3-core mains cable.

Original Speaker screws left as these are useable with the Gold 'McIntosh-Marantz' type blocks as there is a tab to keep them in place plus similarly useable with fork connectors. To fit 3 sets of 4mm connectors can be done as per the Sales Page Connectors info, all 3 sets we can add for an extra £60.

A medium sized amp 426mm wide x 143mm high x 315mm deep if 350mm Max Depth inc fittings.

THE AMP ITSELF WEIGHS ABOUT 10.8KG

THIS AMPLIFIER HAS BEEN FULLY SERVICED, CLEANED, CHECKED VISUALLY BY TAKING APART, RUN IN FOR HOURS AS WELL AS USED BY US!

WHY PAY EXTRA FOR A SERVICED AMPLIFIER WHEN OTHERS ARE CHEAPER?

All amplifiers & receivers we sell as "SERVICED" means they have always been CLEANED, CHECKED, FULLY TESTED, FULLY ADJUSTED, USED FOR MANY HOURS and are offered as good reliable amps ready for you to use. We've sold over 100 Amplifiers & Receivers now & buyers are clearly pleased with the item they get! A Serviced Amplifier is a Reliable Amplifier & will have had any problems dealt with before we sell it. Our checking is way beyond a basic PAT test, each amp is taken apart & examined. We are Qualified Electronics Engineers with over 20 years experience of Amplifiers. All amps over 20 years old need servicing as parts need attention to work properly or faults, failures, damage, noisy operation and unreliability may be present. Any faults we can repair & our work is of a very high quality. On each listing we put at least 12 large clear photos of all aspects of the item including the insides.


This is a Vintage Electrical item. No Warranty or Guarantee is offered or implied but be assured we have Serviced & Tested it to a very high standard before sale.

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