Tandberg TR-1020

This unique stereo is the Tandberg TR-1020. Introduced in the early 1970’s it retailed for about $430.00. It was made in Norway and featured 30 watts per channel. It has a sleek minimalist look to …

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Sony STR-V2

This Sony STR-V2 is a somewhat unique lower end offering from Sony. Made in Korea it hit the market in 1978 and sold for around $260.00. The STR line included the V1, V2, V3, V4, …

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Luxman R-117

Some audio purists believe that quality audio died in the late 1970’s. However, the Luxman R-117 refutes this view. No, it doesn’t have a silver face. Yes, it was built in late 1980’s at the …

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Yamaha CR-640

The Yamaha CR-640 Natural Sound Receiver was a mid range offering from Yamaha in 1979. It was on the market until about 1981 and retailed fro $395.00. It has a slightly more modern look than …

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Pioneer SD-1100

This Pioneer SD-1100 isn’t actually a receiver but I find it to be a fascinating piece of equipment that is closely related to the world of vintage receivers. It’s not something that the average stereo …

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Marantz 2225

This is the classic low power Marantz 2225. Yes, it only puts out 25 watts per channel but, in this case, that’s a good thing. The lower powered Marantz receivers are known for their great …

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Pioneer SX-636

This Pioneer SX-636 was a mid-range offering from Pioneer in 1974 and retailed for $350.00. It only produces 25 watts per channel into 8 ohms but, as Pioneer stated in their marketing brochure: “Not all …

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Sansui QRX-6500

This Sansui QRX-6500 was one of Sansui’s early contributions to the quadraphonic genre. It was manufactured from 1973 until about 1975 and produced 33 watts per channel into 8 ohms when all four channels are …

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Fisher 250-T

This Fisher 250-T is an early solid state model from Fisher. It was offered from about 1968 until roughly 1973. Power output is a little confusing. It is listed as a 100 watt receiver on …

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Technics SA-200

This little receiver is the Technics SA-200. It was at the bottom end of the Technics lineup back in 1978 and retailed for around $240.00 at the time. Despite being a “low-end” stereo it is …

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