AR X-07 reciever
Posted 18 July 2012 - 03:15 AM
Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:34 PM
The receivers were rated 100, 60, and 40 continuous watts at 8 ohms, and were rated at DIN Power 1% THD (no freq range specified, although the P-10 was DIN rated at 1% THD @ 1kHz) at 4 ohms, 180, 100, 70 watts.
Further, they were rated for "Music" power at 4 ohms, 300, 200, 100 watts.
But the only 20-20k continuous rating with a THD spec was for 8 ohm operation.
I think they came and went very quickly. Judging from the lit, it was probably pretty decent stuff, perhaps roughly equivalent to Yamaha-level gear of the time. It was most likely re-badged vendor-supplied equipment, perhaps with a custom-tooled cosmetic front panel, which had a nice slope to it. But I don't believe AR had any in-house electronic designers at that time, so this line was probably vendor-designed.
"We need some electronics. Whattya got?"
"This stuff. No one else in your market is using it."
"OK, but can we re-design the looks and do a custom front panel?"
"Sure, but that'll add 16 weeks to delivery and the tooling will cost you $30,000."
"Can we give you $15k up front and amortize the balance into the first 3000 pieces of production?"
"OK, deal, but you have to take a minimum of 2000 units per year, for three years, or else you pay for any unabsorbed amortization."
That's the way it works in this business.
Posted 20 July 2012 - 09:05 PM
Here's a link to an AudioKarma thread that has some pics: http://audiokarma.or...ad.php?t=442997
I also do not recall ever seeing any of the audio publications of the period doing any reviews.
Posted 21 July 2012 - 02:42 AM
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