New Receiver

The receiver I use to hook my TV to some speakers finally gave up the ghost – here’s the replacement I got from a friend. Pimpin’ ain’t easy.

4 Responses to “New Receiver”

  1. Pitt says:

    Nice. Some of that old Realistic gear was actually pretty decent for its day. The amps were made by Marantz, I believe- possibly some sold under the Super Scope brand, too.

    I have the turntable pictured on the upper left, page 20-21:

    http://www.radioshackcatalogs.com/catalogs/1982/

    A friend gave it to me, replaced the Shure cart ($16) and it plays beautifully. Apparently these decks were made by Technics.

    What you really need are the late 70’s/ early 80’s units that started to have all sorts of digital phosflourescent displays and about a thousand buttons. It amazes me that anyone would have paid the equivalent of one-quarter of a decent new car back then for a receiver from Radio Shack.

    While perusing a local thrift store, I scored a pair of Pioneer 3-way speakers last week. Paid $10 for the pair. Got them home, googled the model number- they were about 7 or 8 years old, and cost $200 when new. They’re about the nicest sounding set of storebought speakers I’ve ever owned.

  2. Pitt says:

    You really need to get a second set of speakers and try out the full quadrophonic effect with some good period music. Keep us posted how it turns out.

  3. matt says:

    Not just quadrophonic – Quatravox(tm)!

  4. BrianN says:

    My parents had the same reciever when I was growing up. I think until after I left for college. Wonder where that went?

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