Updated daily! Inventory listed below is located at "Cherry Vintage Audio" in Long Beach CA. For our Northern California inventory and location, please see listings at bottom of page.
NOTE: whenever necessary, all electronic items are: inspected/restored/repaired/cleaned/working
(unless marked as "fixer/parts only")
RECEIVERS / AMPS / PREAMPS / TUNERS
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Carver "The Receiver" MXR-150 (2002) 150W x 2 an elegant, powerful "Magnetic Field Power Amplifier" that was one of the early designs by Bob Carver. Lots of information available online including from Carver's own website. Very heavy, rack handles, good looking, excellent condition, walnut side panels.
Akai AA-R50 (1981) 63W x 2 In excellent condition, both cosmetically and operationally, this beautiful receiver was the top of the line Akai receiver for 1981-82. All controls are concise, smooth and quiet. Beautiful robust sound is both clean and powerful. Meters work perfectly, all LED meter lights are functioning. Silver face, faux walnut veneer case.
Tandberg TR-3030 (Norway, '81-'84) 20W x 2 very rare unit with original factory installed rack handles. Very nice, very well-built from a respected Norwegian company. Very quiet and sensitive FM section...all switches operate smooth as silk. Two phono inputs.
OPTONICA (SHARP ELECTRONICS, JAPAN)
Sharp Electronics Corporation of Japan was founded in 1912 and takes its name from one of its founder’s first invention, the "Ever-Sharp" mechanical pencil. Obviously, they also designed and sold much more over the years. By the mid-70's their electronic equipment (mostly gadget oriented items sold in catalogs and department stores) was well situated in the USA. Major decisions were made to move into the bustling high-end stereo component market. They absolutely hit a home run with their Optonica lineup. Unique, powerful and definitely well built, they are not as well known as many of their competitors. That is changing as more collectors are looking for Optonica.
Optonica SA-5406 (1979) 65W x 2 A stunning appearance with an all black face featuring designer quality (black aluminum pointed knobs with silver trim) and its trademark rosewood cabinet and a wide linear analog dial with pure white backdrop. Interior build is comparable to any of the best of Pioneer, Marantz, etc. Easily spotted in any setting because of its beauty.
Akai AM-U03 digital integrated amp & Akai AT-K03 digital tuner (80'-82') early 80's entry into the silver-faced, matching higher-end rack system units, 37W x 2 and digitized tuner with walnut veneer on metal cases...a VERY nice vintage system from one of the best of the Japanese electronics companies.
Another famous Japanese company that, besides designing and producing gobs of their own fine quality audio equipment, also manufactured OEM electronics for most of the major audio companies during the 1970's. Not as well known as some of the "big" names, they were a late entry into the "monster receiver wars" (the outstanding Toshiba SA-7150 at 150 watts per channel comes to mind). Bottom line: they used their own parts and mostly designed everything in house. A major plus!
Toshiba SA-735 (1978) 35W x 2 These are getting harder to find...this one is larger than your average receiver of the era, a wonderful build and sleek silver face, large well-lit tuning dial, twin meters and a full size walnut case.
LAFAYETTE RADIO ELECTRONICS
Founded in the 1920's, Lafayette was a radio manufacturer and retailer based in New York. The company sold radio sets, amateur radio equipment, CB radios, other communications equipment, electronic components and tools through retail outlets and by mail-order. By the 60's and 70's, Lafayette was competing strongly against the likes of Marantz and Pioneer by offering comparable high end stereo receivers. Today, they are highly regarded and have proved to be just as good as anything the "big boys" offerred.
Currently there are no Lafayette receivers in stock but we're looking!
The company started under the name of Osaka Denki Onkyo K.K in 1946. Onkyo grew as an innovator and fashioned itself into a force in audio, making the name Onkyo synonymous with sonic excellence and high-quality loudspeakers and components. Through the 70's, Onkyo receivers were critically acclaimed. They continue to attract collectors and are consistently rising in value (depending on the particular units)
Onkyo TX-4500mkii ('78-'81) 605 x 2 Among its many features are a thick beveled, real glass, front dial cover with 4 gold-tipped bolts holding it in place. This receiver is really a very nice looking unit when it is lit up. It also features a very good phono preamp circuit. Looks impressive sitting there with its wide 21" silver face and faux dark walnut veneer.
Onkyo TX-2500mkii ('78-'80) 40W x 2 excellent performer that excels in hitting the sonic "sweet spot" when combined with the right speakers. Slightly larger & heavier than most in this class, it has a beautiful faux dark walnut veneer on metal with an "industrial strength" front face design, new lamps enhance the elegant face design
Founded in 1947 by Herman Hosmer Scott (HH Scott, Inc)., it was one of the best brands of high fidelity equipment in the United States, primarily beginning in the tube era (late 50's and 60's) and on into the rise of solid state into the 70's. Like many excellent but smaller companies with limited advertising budgets, Scott wasn't able to compete with the giants (Pioneer, Sony, Technics, etc) in mass merchandising but instead relied on the excellence of their products and reviews by experts.
HH Scott 375-R (1981) 65W x 2, highly refined receiver with analog tuning dial and digital fluoroscan tuner/meters designed just as the industry-wide change-over into digital was beginning...Scott's history of acclaimed excellence is packed inside this excellent receiver, beautiful design and walnut case
Lux Corporation was founded in Japan on June 1925. By the mid 1970s and early 1980s Luxman came to prominence of the world hi-fi community due to the quality of sound of their equipment. Luxman's primary specialty was in making vacuum tube amplifiers of the highest caliber. In 1984 Luxman became part of Alpine Electronics, another Japanese electronics brand.
Luxman R-3030 ('76-'79) 30W x 2 when this elegant series was introduced, it was highly praised for it's "Duo-Beta" circuitry and "1st in the world flasher tuning system"...this gorgeous receiver is also more powerful than it's listed RMS wattage and, of course, the distinctive rosewood case.
Founded in Tokyo in 1947, Sansui initially manufactured electronic parts. By the 1960s, they had developed a reputation for making serious audio components. They were sold in foreign markets through that and the next decade. Sansui's amplifiers and tuners from the 1960s and 1970s continue to remain in high demand by audio enthusiasts.
Sansui 5000X ('71-'74) 60W x 2 (Note: this one has the upgraded power boards F-6013) During the early 70's, the 5000X was a very popular unit. Unlike the earlier 5000 series, the X puts out a conservative 60 watts per channel and weighs in at around 40 pounds. Tons of features including: dual tuning capacitors, two phono inputs, outputs for three pairs of speakers(!), all new lamps and a tuneable FM IF circuit that is due for an alignment otherwise all is good to go. This one was in protected storage for over 30 years and is in very clean condition. The beautiful and heavy Sansui (model C-7) wraparound walnut case is also in very nice condition.
Sansui T-707(tuner, 1983) manual or auto-search tuning, soft blue LED lit left/right tuning switches, black metal case
Most folks do not realize this, but Yamaha is one of the oldest companies in existence, (certainly when it comes to music gear) and was actually established in 1887. The company's origins as a musical instrument manufacturer is still reflected today in the group's logo—a trio of interlocking tuning forks. While it's surely open to debate, it's been said that Yamaha products are known as having about the best 'resale value' of any brand, regardless of the product class.
Yamaha CR-840 (1979) 60W x 2, One of Yamaha's class of higher quality receivers, sometimes metering out closer to 70 watts per channel (most vintage receivers with mid to high wattage ratings were found to be conservatively rated) beautiful design with its elegant double-tiered brushed aluminum faceplate, dark teak veneer case
Yamaha T-33 analog tuner (1988) an efficient and accurate FM tuner, backlit analog dial, black case
CONCEPT / REFERENCE / QUADRAFLEX / TRANSAUDIO
Today, it's not commonly known but, at one time, (late 60's through late 70's) all the house brands listed directly below (and almost all other well-known brands of the time) were sold by Pacific Stereo. As one of the largest stereo chain stores in the USA (especially in the West) they eventually faded away but not before they left behind a legacy of some very fine equipment they designed in-house but made in Japan. The Concept units were first tier (top of the lineup) followed in order of "quality" by Reference, Quadraflex and Transaudio. The Concept 16.5 stereo receiver (165 watts per channel) is considered by many to be the "Holy Grail" of vintage receivers.
Reference: 650FETR (by Quadraflex, 1978) 65W x 2...Top of the line in the Reference series and truly as rare as hen's teeth. Designed in USA, built in Japan, it was the first stereo receiver to feature "field effect transistors" and was hailed as a breakthrough design. Sold exclusively by Pacific Stereo, this is a worthy addition to any collection. Blackface, blue lamps, walnut side panels.
Concept 2.5 (1978) 25W x 2, As the brochure said: "The Concept 2.5 is nearly as great an engineering as the magnificent Concept 16.5...puts the full Concept audio quality into an affordable price range." (we tend to have tongue in cheek about comparing it to the 16.5 but ...it is a great low-powered receiver). Beautiful rosewood veneer case.
Reference: 450R (by Quadraflex, 1978) 45W x 2 second from the top of the Reference line from Pacific Stereo. This is a heavy, reliable and gorgeous well-built beast. Satin blackface with dark blue lamps, power meter and indicator lamps. Walnut side panels.
Reference: 240R (by Quadraflex, 1978) 24W x 2 described best as a "reliable workhorse", the 240R has the elegant look of all the Reference series by Quadraflex. Blue lamps, black face, walnut side panels
Reference: 180R (by Quadraflex) (1978) 18W x 2, armed with excellent specs, this is the "baby" of the Reference receiver family. Physically larger than most in this power class, the elegant black-face lights up with blue lamps and nice dark walnut side panels
Reference: 085R (by Quadraflex) (1978) 8.5W x 2, super cool powerful mini-receiver (built in Japan for Pacific Stereo) designed to compete with (electronics guru) Henry Kloss' famous KLH Model 8 and later Tivoli units except the 085R has phono preamp/FM tuner/aux inputs, black case, stereo tuning light, cool and rare!
MCS / MODULAR COMPONENTS SERIES (JC PENNEY CO)
In the 70's, as stereo equipment began to grow in popularity (thanks mainly to Pioneer and its massive advertising campaign in the USA) some of the major American department store chains eyed this expanding lucrative market. JC Penney was the smartest. They contracted primarily with top Japanese companies like NEC (Matsushita/Technics) and Foster to produce some really fine systems. Of course, back in the day, most folks had no clue about who was really making all the gear. No "hip audiophile" would have been caught buying stereo gear at Penneys so it was mostly the "average" consumers that were the buyers. Today, MCS gear is appreciated and some have even attained "must have" status among collectors.
MCS 3260 (1984) 60W x 2 Note: Modular Components Series were originally sold by JC Penney and generally designed by either NEC or Technics. The 3260 is impressive and huge, analog silver face with digital scanning tuner and digital meters, rosewood case
SAE / SCIENTIFIC AUDIO ELECTRONICS
After designing his first solid-state amplifier in 1962, Morris kessler and a partner started SAE (Scientific Audio Electronics) in Morris’ apartment in Los Angeles in 1967.
By all accounts, the best amplifier in the world at the time was the Marantz Model 9, a monophonic tube amplifier rated at 70 watts. When Morris’ first commercial product, the 60 watt SAE Mark 2 solid state amplifier was praised by J. Gordon Holt in Stereophile as a legitimate Model 9 rival, SAE sales took off.
Currently there are no SAE products in stock Marantz MR-235
In 1952, the first Marantz audio product was designed and built by Saul B. Marantz in his home in Kew Gardens, New York. The company had a major influence in the development of high fidelity audio systems. Marantz was acquired by Superscope in 1964 and then eventually partnered with Standard Radio (Japan) in '66. They reached the high point of their success in the mid to late 1970s. In 1992 Marantz was purchased by Philips, a large Dutch electronics corporation with massive global reach.
(1980) 35W x 2 Marantz continued production even after being sold to Philips. Due to contractual agreements, the MR-235 was one of the receivers that did not have the gyro tuning but retained the classic Marantz lateral-mosfet-powered direct-coupled amplification and excellent build and quality they have always been known for. Blue LED upgrade and beautiful real walnut case. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++HITACHIHitachi was Japan's leading technology manufacturer.
Founded in Japan in 1910 by Namihei Odaira as an electrical repair shop, it started by manufacturing electric motors. Eventually, by the 60's, they not only manufactured electronics for dozens of other major electronics firms, they also manufactured many types of products including parts for electronics, such as capacitors chips etc. Hitachi is famous for designing electronics from the ground up containing (almost exclusively) their own very high quality parts. In the audio community, some of their vintage receivers are very highly regarded.
Hitachi SR-803 (1978) 50W x 2 rarely seen in the USA, this is a rare and powerful silver-face receiver beauty. Superior build quality. Flawless walnut case.
Born as an offshoot of the massive Japanese conglomerate Matsushita, Sanyo is best known for taking over control of Fisher, the great American audio company, in 1977. (See the FISHER products listed below for more history) Although they were already producing some of their own fine audio gear, the Fisher deal kicked them into high gear. The Sanyo-Fisher components are now considered great classic designs with high quality performance.
The Fisher/Sanyo RS-1080 (175 watts per channel) is on everybody's list of the best "monster receivers" of all time.
Currently all Sanyo receivers out of stock
Note: Back in the 60's, Fisher was one of the names that audiophiles throughout the world turned to for their high standards in excellent electronics. As the 70's came along, Avery Fisher (founder) wanted to move on and, eventually, a great Japanese company called Sanyo came along and bought the Fisher line and all intellectual property. While some older purists fealt that this meant Fisher was in decline, most of the other audiophiles were excited to see this Sanyo-Fisher alliance jump into the market with some beautiful designs and very powerful receivers including the remarkable, very powerful Fisher RS-2015 (150 watts per channel) and the monster Fisher RS-1080 (170 watts per channel)
Fisher RS-2010 (1980) 100W x 2 Second to the top of the line RS-2015, the 2010 has gobs of power to spare. Very heavy, great build, good looking and highly underrated, it's huge silver face display has massive width, four cool meters and a built-in 5 gang equalizer. The backside is consumed with partially hidden heat sinks edge-to-edge. Very ice large walnut case.
Fisher RS-2007 (1980) 75W x 2 Powerful and great looking design with four meter windows and a very wide linear dial...one of the later Sanyo designs that have withstood the test of time. Online tests have found the RS-2007 rates out closer to 80 watts per channel. Massive heat sinks rule the rear on this excellent receiver. Blue dial lights and large walnut case.
Fisher RS-2003 (1981) 30W x 2 Another great build (by Sanyo) featuring a 5-band equalizer on the well-designed silver face, machined aluminum knobs, blue-green lamps and an attractive upper section with several meters and a very wide linear tuning dial. Large heat sinks protruding from the back of the beautiful walnut case.
Fisher RS-1022(1977) 22W x 2 Sanyo designed and built this powerful "little" receiver that outperforms others above its class. Mellow blue lighting on the FM tuning dial adds a touch of class. Full-size walnut case.
NAD and NIKKO separates
NAD 1020 Series 20 preamp (1985) simplicity and acclaimed performance is guaranteed by this rock-solid gun-metal gray preamp with spartan cosmetics but excellent engineering.
Nikko Gamma 1 analog tuner (1977) , 5-gang, FM only, black, rack-mount style is part of a matching set that includes the very powerful Nikko Alpha 130 amplifier (1985) 100W x 2, rock-solid power amp, black, rack-mount...both are bulletproof, attractive and as a set they are rare. Nikko separates sold as a set only.
PHILIPS LABORATORY (PHILIPS)
Philips was originally based in Holland but, in the 60's and 70's, were not very well known in the world of HiFi in America. They made a splash in the USA when they bought the grand old American brand called Magnavox. Shortly thereafter, they began to market a series of fine receivers under the "Philips Laboratory" name using internals that were first rate (pc boards that compete with only McIntosh). They used only first rate parts and put them all together showing brilliant production engineering (something lacking in so many imported units) They were produced in the USA in the late 70's and are now attracting collectors world-wide.
Philips AH-7861 ('77-'81) 45W x 2, very rare, gorgeous design, blackface, black aluminum metal machined knobs with silver edges, another of the "under the radar" units in the Philips AH series of excellent receivers
Philips AH-786 ('77-'81)) 45W x 2, another "under the radar" premium silver-face beauty (identical to the 7861 except for front face-plate), knurled aluminum knobs, excellent build quality, powerful beyond the listed power ratings
Philips AH-7831 ('77-'81) 22W x 2, smaller sibling with black-face, silver metal knurled knobs, stippled black metal case, definitely pumps out more juice than the conservative listed wattage rating
JVC / VICTOR / NIVICO
JVC was established in Yokohama, Japan in 1927 as the Japanese subsidiary of the U.S. firm, Victor Talking Machine Company. Born as a company that manufactured phonographs, they also pressed the first record in Japan. In the 1960s, JVC established the Nivico (Nippon Victor Corporation) brand, known for their unique speaker designs. Some of their stereo receiver designs, like the "Super A" series, yielded maximum linearity and the least distortion yet kept the amp section running at maximum current.
JVC receivers currently out of stock
TECHNICS / MATSUSHITA / PANASONIC
Founded in the 1920's, the huge Japanese conglomerate Matsushita had interests in many electronics companies. The most well known would be Technics and Panasonic. Technics was introduced as a brand name for premium loudspeakers marketed domestically by Matsushita in 1965. Eventually, Technics became a premium brand bringing classics like the SL-1200mkii turntable and the absolute monster receiver at the top of the list: Technics SA-1000 (330 watts per channel)
Technics SA-5570 (1977) 85W x 2, has an incredible 10-40,000 Hz range for extremely deep bass and high top end capability, rare, premium unit, beautiful sculptured walnut case, new lamps, big wide-band power output from its direct-coupled amplifier section. A trult nice receiver!
Technics SA-5570 (1977) 85W x 2, big wide-band power output from its direct-coupled amplifier section...more powerful than its sibling SA-5470 (below) yet retains the same beautiful silver face design, similar specs, larger transformer and massive size...gorgeous sculptured walnut case
Technics SA-5470 (1977) 65W x 2, big wide-band power output from its direct-coupled amplifier section...slightly less powerful than its bigger sibling SA-5570 (above) yet retains the same beautiful silver face design, similar specs, large transformer and massive size...gorgeous sculptured walnut case
Technics SA-425(1982) 50W x 2 As the analog experience slowly morphed into digital, the Japanese (and others) didn't want to shock buyers so they cleverly added digital undertones while keeping the "analog face". This one does that, with digital and analog tuning choices, digital meters, etc. Beautiful design, walnut case.
Almost needing no introduction, Pioneer was exactly that: a pioneer in the world of high fidelity because they led the way when it came to advertising, especially during the 70's. They targeted the college crowd and were in almost every magazine with ads that made you believe that it was the "hip" thing to have: a stereo system in the dorm, in the house, everywhere! Of course their products were mostly first rate and even today, vintage Pioneer gear attracts collectors world-wide.
Pioneer SX-1050 ('76-'78) 120W x 2 @ 8ohms (170W x 2 @ 4 ohms) The SX-1050, besides being one of Pioneer's very best stereo receivers, marked a significant design change from the SX-950 and SX-850. Many of the features incorporated into the SX-1250 are also found in the SX-1050, such as the toroidal power transformer and the massive power supply with step-start circuit...excellent condition (no damage of any kind, flawless walnut case) and comes with original box and copy of original full color 6 page brochure.
Pioneer SX-3800 (1980) 60W x 2 This was Pioneer's second to the top of the line "fluroscan" receiver. It represents Pioneer's transition from analog to the more contemporary digital receivers. In fact, the SX-3800 has both analog and digital features...an old school analog tuning dial, the mechanism is mechanical, as well as a five digit digital tuning display. The displays use fluorescent bulbs hence the nickname "fluoroscan". And, of course...a beautiful walnut case.
Pioneer SX-990 (1971) 28W x 2 hailed by the Pioneer marketing as a "technological masterpiece" at the time, and even going so far as to say "a full 100 watts at 8 ohms over a frequency response from 10 to a fantastic 100,000 Hz". In the real world, this is a great looking receiver that has enough power to make most folks happy.
Pioneer SX-680 (1978) 30W x 2 One of the most popular receivers Pioneer ever made, the SX-680 is a great looking, dependable workhorse. Silver face, walnut case.
Pioneer SX-550 (1978) 22W x 2 We can't seem to go very long without getting another of these very popular receivers. More powerful than rated, it's beautiful design and reliable build will always have its place. Walnut case.
Pioneer SX-535 (1975) 20W x 2 visually stunning with its black linear dial and back lighting resulting in blue FM station numbers makes this SX series instantly recognizable. And, of course, a full walnut case.
Pioneer TH-303 (1972) 12W x 2 (easily powers most efficient speaker systems) unique, very clean and rare Pioneer FM stereo receiver with built-in 8-track player, fully functioning, strong tuner, blue lamps, gorgeous walnut case
Back in the 70's, Sherwood didn't do a lot of advertising (unlike Pioneer, Marantz, Sony, etc) and therefore they are not as well known except among those who know about the high quality that Sherwood put into their electronics. Most of theirs ads started out "We're really number four?" And, they did seller fewer receivers than the big boys. In fact, most of their production runs were only 500 to around 1500 units at a time. Still, they were considered higher end and were sold in the same audio stores that sold Marantz and McIntosh.
Sherwood S-7300 ('73-'76) 40W x 2 As it was with most of the better quality Japanese-made stereo receivers, the listed rated power was very conservative. Some bench tests reveal the 7300 to produce close to 52W x 2. This rare beauty is hardly ever seen in the pre-owned HiFi marketplace. The S-7300 is heavy and beautiful (green lamps) It sports a wrap-around real walnut case.
The name Kenwood was invented by one of the original partners (William Kasuga) as being the combination of "Ken", a name common to Japan and America that had been tested and proven acceptable to American consumers (as in the name of Kenmore appliances) and "Wood", referring to the durable substance as well as suggesting a relation to Hollywood.
Aside from that, Kenwood /Trio has a long history of producing some of the best and most reliable audio components to ever come out of Japan.
Kenwood KR-720 (1980) 40W x 2 High speed DC mid-size reflecting the advance of digital refinements slowly moving into the analog scene. Slim and beautiful replacement for the very popular KR-4070. Walnut case.
Kenwood KR-4070 (1978) 40W x 2 We have taken the liberty to nominate the KR-4070 as the "Best all-around vintage stereo receiver ever made" (really?!)...and while that's debatable, this is probably the most popular mid-size receiver Kenwood ever made. Seemingly bullet-proof, reliable and having a great looking silver face, we managed to retrofit a good looking rosewood case on this one...and, just to top it off, we've dropped in some cool blue LEDs for the tuning dial and retrofitted a nice rosewood case.
Kenwood KR-9340 (1974) 40W x 4 @ 8 ohms (Note: flip the "2 channel" switch and this becomes 80W x 2 in stereo mode!) This was the top of the line in '74, a 56 lb. massive quadraphonic/stereo beast of the somewhat rare kind with knobs, buttons and meters everywhere. This was, at the time, Kenwood's latest, greatest and last quad.
Kenwood KR-6160 (1970) 70W x 2, at the time, this was Kenwood's flagship receiver, powerful, heavy and capable of being used as separate preamp, 3-pairs of speaker outputs, complimentary rosewood case
Kenwood TK-140X (1969) 40W x 2 This was Kenwood's "top o' the line in '69" and weighs a ton! Interesting design features a faux walnut section on the front face with an unusual switch layout. The green lamps look perfect for the rather small yet good looking linear dial. The case is walnut veneer on metal
Kenwood KT-815 tuner (1979) a VERY highly rated excellent tuner with great specs, large metal case
Kenwood KT-7100 tuner (1971) A rare and beautiful design with very nice walnut side panels, beautiful green lamps, heavy machined and knurled knobs, overall in very good condition
Again, needing no introduction because everybody, everywhere knows that name. One of Japan's largest conglomerates, they have so many products in so many categories that it's pointless to list them. However, the flagship Sony PS-8750 turntable and STR-V6 receiver (120 watts per channel) were standouts and are very highly prized today.
Sony STR-V4 ('78-'80) 50W x 2, Built like "tanks" (as the saying goes), this receiver was made to last a lifetime. The V4 is quite restrained in its appearance (like Yamaha's receivers), rather classy than brassy. The green glow and chrome frame is carefully balanced with the different finish textures...class. Nice dark walnut side panels.
Sony STR-V1 ('78-'80) 15W x 2 Although this was the "baby" of the very attractive STR-Vx family, it's still very attractive (as are all in this series). It can handle enough (one pair of speakers, one turntable, one accessory) to be the anchor and fill most needs for a small, yet fully functional vintage stereo system. Walnut side panels.
Sony STR-7055 (1973) 35W x 2, generally agreed upon as a high quality build, this one is a collector's dream, in excellent condition...a high water mark for Sony styling - classy, understated, and with lovely wooden case (slotted vents on top), packed with everything that Sony's engineers could come up with at the time.
(1978) 60W x 2, ultra heavy-duty and premium unit with blue/green aqua
lamps, floating lighted red dial pointer, simply a neat piece of quality vintage Sony electronics
(1978) 35W x 2 claimed to have one of the best tuners ever made (it does pick up most stations without an antenna!) features include acoustic compression switch (presence, low, loudness) hi-low filter buttons, a-b switch for speakers, fm-muting etc. Sony's quality & engineering was really in its prime during this era. Walnut side panels.Sony ST-80W
(tuner, 1969) Part of the all-time Sony design icons and well-remembered stereo separates...small sized, terribly good-looking, not that bad sounding, lightweight and - successful : Sony sold many of these
worldwide. None of these represented full-size high-fidelity, nor sonic powerhouses, of course, but their imprint on small-size audio design was big enough to launch a continuous series of "me-too" products from other brands throughout the 1970s.++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Soundcraftsmen was a manufacturer of high end stereo components located in Santa Ana CA. The company was founded in 1961 by Ralph Yeomans. Early Soundcraftsmen components included tube-type receivers and amplifiers but they went on to also design and produce some truly amazing speakers under the "Lancer by Soundcraftsmen" name. In particular, they featured some really fine equalizers (an area of electronics that was pushed to the limits of excellence by Soundcraftsmen). Long gone from the audio world, their vintage units are still growing in value.
Currently out of stock for Soundcraftsmen electronics
We have sold several sets of these popular mini-systems listed directly below and now have more in stock. They are of excellent quality, were made in Japan and sold exclusively by Radio Shack
Optimus SA-155 (stereo amp, 1993) upgraded version of the extremely popular SA-150 mini-amp designed in Japan and sold by Radio Shack for decades, built-in phono preamp, this was sold as a matching unit for the matching Optimus TM-155 (stereo tuner, 1993) with backlit tuning dial and great performance in a small package. Both units are black color. (Note: add a small pair of efficient speakers for a really cool mini vintage system...these two units are being sold together only)
Realistic SA-150 (stereo amp,1989) popular and well-built, mini-amplifier with phono preamp, easily drives a pair of efficient bookshelf size speakers, this was sold as a matching unit for the
Realistic TM-150 (stereo tuner, 1989) popular matching tuner for the SA-150 amp, this has a lighted tuning dial, walnut case. Both units are silver with walnut veneer cases (Note: add a small pair of efficient speakers for a really cool mini vintage system...these two units are being sold together only, two sets available)
RADIOS / EQUALIZERS / SPEAKER SELECTORS/CURIOS
Panasonic RE-787 (Matsushita, 1967) 8W x 2 very cool working mid-century modern styling table-top FM stereo receiver with the very rare matching satellite speaker, electronic and manual tuning, cool looking design with walnut cabinets
GE AM/FM radio (1956) cathedral style "old timey" look, solid state, mellow dial lamp
SOLD...SOLD...SOLD...SOLD...but not forgotten...
(here is a partial list of electronics that have found a new home in 2016, listed by most recently sold first:)
Onkyo TX-2000...Sansui G-3500...
SAE TWO T6...SAE TWO C3D...SAE TWO A14...Kenwood KR-2600...
Technics SA-700...Pioneer SX-780...Harman Kardon Soundsticks II...
JVC R-S77...JVC VR-5541...Kenwood KR-6050...
Reference by Quadraflex 210-EQ equalizer...Yamaha CR-620...
Quadraflex 878...Yamaha R-300...Sanyo DCX-3300KA...
Hitachi SR-304......Kenwood KR-4070...Kenwood KR-5600
Pioneer SX-780...Soundcraftsmen PE-2217 equalizer/preamp...
Toshiba SA-7100...Philips AH-7851...Sanyo DCX-2500L...
Fisher RS-1060...Pioneer SX-525...Fisher RS-1035...
Sherwood S-7200...Kenwood KR-9600...HH Scott 330-R...
JVC R-S11...Luxman LV-105 amp...Luxman T-102 tuner
Luxman D-351 CD player...Dynakit Stereo 70 amplifier...
Pioneer SX-550...Toshiba SA-320...
Carver C-4000...Kenwood TK-140X...Sanyo JCX-2400K...
Hitachi SR-904...ADC SS-1 SoundShaper MKii...Sansui R-50...
Pioneer SX-1500TD...Technics SA-700...Hitachi SR-504...
Sansui G-4700...Pioneer SX-780...MCS 3253...Kenwood KR-4070...
Sanyo 2050...Pioneer SX-939...Pioneer SX-450...
Lafayette LR-3500...Pioneer SX-626...Technics SA-404...
Sansui 661...Yamaha CR-640...JVC R-S33 Marantz 2225 ...Luxman R-1040
Pioneer SX-525 ...Pioneer SX-550...Technics SA-5160 ...Pioneer SX-990
Sherwood S-7450CP...Technics SA-200...Yamaha CR-620
Kenwood KR-4070...Sony STR-6065...Kenwood KR-8010...Kenwood KR-2600
Sansui G-5500...Kenwood KR-6600...MCS 3245...Pioneer SX-1000TD
Fisher 222...Reference 180R by Quadraflex...Kenwood KR-5600...Optimus TM-155
Optimus SA-155...Realistic SA-150...Realistic TM-150...Kenwood KR-4070
Tenna HL-3105...Pioneer SX-950...Pioneer QX-9900...Nikko STA-7070
Realistic STA-85...Akai AA-1150...Philips 7841...Philips 7831
Fisher RS-2015...Technics SA-101...McIntosh MC2120...McIntosh MX117
Sansui 4000...Kenwood KR-3600...Fisher 400 FM
MCM Electronics TC-25...Niles SPS-6...SIMA SSW-L4EX...Sansui 771
Sansui 331...Realistic STA-65C...Realistic STA-2600
Technics SA-5170...Kenwood KR-5030