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Lafayette LR-9090

AM/FM Stereo Receiver (1977)

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Lafayette LR-9090


The Lafayette 9090 is a highly sophisticated solid-state stereophonic high fidelity receiver that combines an AM tuner, a highly sensitive FM stereo tuner, and a high quality integrated stereo amplifier in one single, handsomely styled unit.

The receiver not only offers all the advantages expected from solid-state circuitry such as instant operation, low current consumption, and cool operation, but also provides extremely low distortion and noise, plus wide frequency response at its full rated power to ensure the finest sound reproduction.

Stereo inputs have been provided for reproduction from a wide variety of external program sources that you may wish to use - record players, tape recorders, tape players, etc.


Tuning range: FM, MW

Power output: 90 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.1%

Input sensitivity: 6mV (mic), 2.5mV (MM), 150mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 60dB (MM), 80dB (line)

Output: 150mV (line)

Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 16Ω

Semiconductors: 8 x IC, 2 x MosFets, 4 x dual transistors, 43 x transistors, 41 x diodes

Dimensions: 530 x 162 x 394mm

Weight: 17kg

Year: 1977



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Reviewed Mar 07th, 2018 by alexwarhead

90 wpc doesn't technically put this bugger in the monster category, but it does make it a difficult unit to say no to.
the overall layout and appearance of the unit is similar to it's lower output siblings from the same time, but they all look rather handsome in a simplistic, minimalist kind of way.
boasting a,b, and c speaker channels, 2 phono inputs with sensitivity high/low selection, 2 tape monitors, and a solid tuner section, and weighing in at around 35 lbs, this is definitely a decent alternative to higher priced brands.

it is lacking a main in/out and doesn't have the vu meters for power output monitoring that many prefer on their larger output units, but there is no way you will be disappointed with the sound quality.
another shortcoming is that the speaker selection is done via dial, not by independent buttons, so you can only combine a+b or a+c sets. still, not a bad way to go.

i drive mine with two pairs of hpm 100's (in parallel, 4 ohms total) and a pair of 4029 mach ones and they sound great!

if you find one serviced in 2018, i think $250-325 USD is a fair market price. i won't be letting mine go.

Reviewed Jan 03rd, 2016 by jalocha

OK Dzi?ki Super



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