Well, let’s delve into the obscure for a little bit. This is the Wintec R1030 made by Wintec of America in Long Beach California back in the late 70’s. You don’t see this brand very often and collectors don’t exactly clamor over it either. Still, they are actually well built receivers with great FM tuners and solid controls. Ok, so it’s ugly. Not all receivers are perfect. It actually looks like some sort of early computer to me. The red lights on the left are for signal strength and tuning direction. It outputs 30 watts per channel.
The Wintec R-1030 has speaker settings of A, B and A+B and it also has a mid tone control in addition to the usual bass and treble controls. It features a Hi filter, Loudness button, FM mute button, Tape monitor A and B buttons and two Aux inputs. Apparently these units were manufactured by Luxman though I haven’t verified that yet. If so, that would attest to the build quality of the Wintecs.
Despite its performance the Wintec receivers tend to be on the ugly and therefore slightly undesirable side. Because of this they don’t really command much in the marketplace. The monster R1120 has some followers but the smaller units such as this R1030 sell for fairly low amounts. This unit sold for $75.00 in average working condition.