Vintage Receivers

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Re: Vintage Receivers

Post by cdcm1959 » 28 Sep 2019 03:54

Hexenhaus wrote:
22 Jun 2014 10:51
Tinkaroo wrote:It is too bad you missed out on the Sony STR-7055. I have a 7065 and they are a nice line of receivers. Very well built.

I couldn't find much info on the Fisher 205, but perhaps if you can find a users manual it might have that info. It looks like a good quality built receiver from the early 1970's.

I found the following on a site dedicated to Fisher receiver/amps from the early days and someone wrote the following:

"Connecting a moving magnet phono cartridge to vintage receivers should be done through the phono low input rather than phono high, which is for ceramic cartridges."


My Rotel RX-600A has separate RCA plug ins for the two types rather than a switch, but the switch will do the trick. I had old receivers that didn't have a built in preamp, and some turntables still had ceramic cartridges in that period.
Yeah, it hurts about Sony str 7055 :cry:
I found only service manual on hifiengine.com about Fisher 205 and there is no even specs - only schematic. And thanks for the info about switcher for ceramic cartridges. Playing vinyl i'm using "Phono low" position. When i pull the switch to the "Phono high" position the sound became much louder as when you abruptly turn the volume strongly up. I like the sounding of my old new Fisher 205 definitly.
Now i'm thinking about this item PHILIPS 22AH797 - but no info in world's net
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Hi,
I found this flyer or sheet (identical to Philips 797 Receiver), but with Netherland brand ERRES SX 6797, It could have been for the Dutch market as ERRES and for the international market as Philips....

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Re: Vintage Receivers

Post by Bill_Ashton » 19 Oct 2019 22:44

At a "local" hifi show today picked up a very clean Sansui G-3000 receiver. Had a look to her that made you stop and say "Whoa!" when walking by. Like I really need another stereo receiver :roll:

Up close and personal, you can she she is from a time when Sansui was starting to cut back on the quality, but is clean enough so as not to make that too much a matter cosmetically. She has been worked on, recapped by owner, then recapped by tech and new outputs. Price was right, she was looking good, resistance was futile :( [album]
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Re: Vintage Receivers

Post by lenjack » 19 Oct 2019 22:56

It has that look, like the Pioneer Silver Series. I haunt the local thrift store, hoping someone dropped off an sx-780, selling for $50, that I can get for $15 because the balance and volume controls are intermittent. It has happened.

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Re: Vintage Receivers

Post by Tinkaroo » 20 Oct 2019 13:51

Bill_Ashton wrote:
19 Oct 2019 22:44
At a "local" hifi show today picked up a very clean Sansui G-3000 receiver. Had a look to her that made you stop and say "Whoa!" when walking by. Like I really need another stereo receiver :roll:

Up close and personal, you can she she is from a time when Sansui was starting to cut back on the quality, but is clean enough so as not to make that too much a matter cosmetically. She has been worked on, recapped by owner, then recapped by tech and new outputs. Price was right, she was looking good, resistance was futile :( [album]20191019_140209.jpg[/album]
That looks like a beautiful example of a G-3000 Bill! 8)

I haven't seen too many of the babies from the G series but they managed to carry the same styling off well through the whole series. The styling was attractive and popular, but a big change from earlier styles.

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Re: Vintage Receivers

Post by Bill_Ashton » 26 Oct 2019 14:25

Yes, the gent who organized the event brought a G22000, which was a sight to behold (and hear), and even that was not top of the range back then. Styling was almost exactly the same.

Quick review, all functions working, quite loud for about 26 watts @ 4 ohms, though doesn't quite have the sweet sound of older Pioneer...maybe due to her internal repairs? Both AM and FM are as hot as my Allied 395, big tuning meters are nice...I HAVE to get a better antenna up. Has just the right functions (save for front panel mic input and gain) so everything is usable, no extra dead switches and whatnot. Attachment of decks to rear panel, and especially speaker connections are dreadful, perhaps you need to take off the wood case to make things really tight?

Last line aside, perhaps the perfect college dorm or small apartment receiver, in the old school manner of no Bluetooth/HDMI and such...

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Re: Vintage Receivers

Post by Bill_Ashton » 26 Oct 2019 14:29

I forgot to add, by serial number appears to be September 1977 build, which is early in series. Appeared in just the 1978 Sansui catalog.

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Re: Vintage Receivers

Post by Bill_Ashton » 26 Oct 2019 16:06

Here is the G3000 "in situ" (note the terrible mess of cables in the rear :( )
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Re: Vintage Receivers

Post by Bill_Ashton » 26 Oct 2019 16:38

And...just to give a view on the gigantic size of the mighty Sansui G-22000, here are a couple views from a local hifi show a couple of weeks ago. You will note on the side view how it splits in the middle, I understand it can be run side-by-side.
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Re: Vintage Receivers

Post by lenjack » 26 Oct 2019 17:02

Those were the days when the manufacturers were out to "out-button" and "out-meter" each other. Looks great.

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Re: Vintage Receivers

Post by AsOriginallyRecorded » 26 Oct 2019 19:57

That unit definitely has "curb appeal", a real "Hello gorgeous" look about it. I love the balanced look of these Sansuis, with an attempt to have equal numbers of controls from the center line out. The yellow gold highlight is very attractive as well, really popping the front panel and control knobs and buttons aluminum beauty. I've seen a couple of black early Sansui models, but this is one of the few silver front ones I have seen, and it is a beauty. Congratulations on a great find. :mrgreen:

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Re: Vintage Receivers

Post by cafe_liegeois » 26 Oct 2019 20:54

Here's a few pics of my Sherwood S-8800a. A beautifully laid-out receiver from the early 70's. Quite advanced for its time, especially considering it was Sherwood's first foray into semiconductor technology. They obviously hit the ground running with all silicon transistors, FET's in the FM input and even two integrated circuits in the IF amplifier and limiter.

The design still is much the same as that of their earlier valve equipment, including the steel cover with 'walnut-grained leatherette', as they used to call it.

47104

47106

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47107

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Note that this is the 'export' model - the indication '110 V' has been painted over on the type plate - with a split primary in the mains transformer so it can be used with 110 or 220 volts by changing connections inside the unit.

A scan of the data sheet:

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This nice little receiver is loaded with features. It has a switchable loudness circuit, output sockets on the front for headphones and a second tape recorder, front-panel controls for the sensitivity of the phono input and the FM muting, and an electronic protection circuit for the output transistors which resets on switching the receiver off and on again. There are two switchable stereo speaker outputs and an additional mono output with the two channels operating in a bridge circuit.

All in all, a beautiful machine and very solidly constructed with a weight of almost 12 kg.

At the tender age of 50 years, it is still in pristine condition and would be a serious contender at any 'concours d'élégance'. Needless to say it works flawlessly and sounds very nice.

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Re: Vintage Receivers

Post by Bill_Ashton » 26 Oct 2019 21:15

Beautiful receiver!. She does seem to look older than early 70's, but definately has that vacuum-tube look.

(FM only, just like a receiver we sold at Radio Shack at that time, which was probably sourced from Sherwood, the Realistic STA-45B. We were told that the next one replacing it also had AM (MW) radio directed from the Federal Trade Commission, as there were some area's in the US that did not have FM available to them...)

Spec shows what would be considered a "hot" FM section at its time, and also pretty selective. A great piece!

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Re: Vintage Receivers

Post by Tinkaroo » 26 Oct 2019 21:25

That looks like a nice early solid state Sherwood! 8)

It would actually date from about 1967-68.

I found pictures of one that someone had done a restoration on that shows the insides and the myriad of discrete components it was built from. It would have been a lot of work to solder all the individual components by hand as was done at that time.

My Yamaha CR-1000 is also an FM only model and I think there were a few others but it is rather the exception.

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Re: Vintage Receivers

Post by Adamo0926 » 26 Oct 2019 23:02

Bill_Ashton wrote:
26 Oct 2019 14:29
I forgot to add, by serial number appears to be September 1977 build, which is early in series. Appeared in just the 1978 Sansui catalog.
What speakers are those in your set up ?

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Re: Vintage Receivers

Post by Bill_Ashton » 26 Oct 2019 23:23

Bang & Olafson Beovox M75's...

And there are Bose 901 Series II's poking out from behind them (not currently connected)

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