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NAD 1700 Monitor Series Vintage Preamp Tuner

Sale price$790.00
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Nad 1700 Monitor Series Vintage Preamp Tuner Preamplifier

NAD 1700 Monitor Series Vintage Preamp Tuner

SkyFi 479

Pickup available, usually ready in 24 hours

479 South Broad Street
Glen Rock NJ 07452
United States


Super cool vintage preamp tuner from NAD. My favorite era from NAD featuring the top of line Monitor Series models. Complement this with a matching CD player, tape deck, or amplifier for a killer system. They even made matching rack handles if you can find a set.

Just serviced to ensure long term reliability. Controls cleaned and lubricated, all functions tested.

Cosmetic Notes:
Scratching on top surfaces from rack mounting

Single Owner

RCA inputs and outputs, coax antenna input, captive power cord.

General Sound:
Smooth, uncolored, undistorted natural and clean

Cosmetic Condition:
6/10 = Fair. Three to four minor scratches, or one major scratch.. See our detailed rating description here.

Working Condition:
Working perfectly and tested in our lab and listening room.

Just the unit and power cord.

Will be packed using our highly developed in-house process and custom packing materials.Reviews:
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Frequency response:
20Hz to 20kHz

Total harmonic distortion:

Input sensitivity:
0.1mV (MC Phono)
1.4mV (MM Phono)
80mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio:
76dB (MC Phono)
76dB (MM Phono)
100dB (line)

10V (Pre out Max)

17.13" x 4.72" x 11.54" (435 x 120 x 293mm)

15 lbs.

Approximate Age:

Link to Manual:
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Recommended Cables:

Kimber Kable - RCA Interconnects - Better

Kimber Kable - RCA Interconnects - Best

Testing Process:

We start with a visual inspection of all internal components to make sure that there are no signs of heat stress or damage. Capacitors are checked for telltale signs of predictive failure including bulging, shrunken wrappers, or physical leakage. We also inspect the PCB’s for discoloration from resistors or transistors that may have been running hot. On vintage units we often spot check select capacitors for value and ESR.

When we first power on a preamplifier we connect its RCA output to a Sencore PA81 Power Analyzer which simulates real world loading conditions and gives us an oscilloscope interface. The first order of business is checking that the volume control works smoothly throughout its entire range with acceptable channel balance. This is accomplished by feeding a 1KHz sine wave into one of the preamp’s line level inputs while monitoring the preamp’s output on an oscilloscope. We then switch to a 1KHz square wave to test the tone controls, loudness function, and filters where applicable. During this step we are watching for equal alteration of the test signal by both channels. This also helps us identify dirty controls that will need treatment. Once the basic line stage functions are verified, we test each input individually. This is especially important for devices that use relays to select their sources. If the preamp is equipped with a phono stage we test that as well. We use an inverse RIAA filter which allows us to feed a reference test signal into the phono input with the proper RIAA equalization and level. A square wave or sine sweep is used to verify that the device’s phono stage is faithfully reproducing the RIAA curve. If the preamp under test has balanced inputs and/or outputs these are tested as well.

We finish up our bench testing with a listening test with our bench amplifier and reference speakers. During this test we check for hum or hiss that may not have shown up in earlier testing. We also check that all of the tone controls and filters perform as expected. If the preamplifier has remote control functions these are also tested. Preamps with tube circuits or complicated power supply topologies are connected at our long term test rig for extended stress testing under real world conditions.

SKU: 101180
Nad 1700 Monitor Series Vintage Preamp Tuner Preamplifier
NAD 1700 Monitor Series Vintage Preamp Tuner Sale price$790.00