four star - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Amplifiers > Solid State

Solid State Talk all about solid state amplification.

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 19th October 2013, 05:31 PM   #1
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Default four star

Anyone ever hear of an older solid state brand called “Four Star”?
Found one in my usual “diving area” the other day . It’s a simple small receiver with rca inputs for a tape deck and that’s it the model is an FS-303. I can’t find anything on it anywhere. I’ll post pics later today
  Reply With Quote
Old 20th October 2013, 12:54 PM   #2
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Default Pics!

Here are the pics of what I'm talking about......
haven't had a chance to listen to it yet but it looks a little old......ish
I've tried searching on the net for this brand and all I come up with are four star ratings and such.... Mildly frustrating.

Also....what's the loc - Dist switch on the back? something to do with the antenna?
Attached Images
File Type: jpg speaker.jpg (35.3 KB, 96 views)
File Type: jpg rear switch.jpg (48.1 KB, 95 views)
File Type: jpg rear id.jpg (41.2 KB, 89 views)
File Type: jpg front id.jpg (34.5 KB, 88 views)
File Type: jpg front.jpg (46.2 KB, 89 views)
  Reply With Quote
Old 20th October 2013, 06:14 PM   #3
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Coffs Harbour, on the east coast
It looks very much like a generic Taiwanese product of the 1970s. The "Four Star" is probably "Brand engineering" like the original Realistic range from Radio Shack/Tandy.

Other than find the retail network distributing them, I don't think you'll find much, unless the service organization can be found too.
__________________
regards

Last edited by Ian Finch; 20th October 2013 at 06:16 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 21st October 2013, 08:24 AM   #4
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Coffs Harbour, on the east coast
Just a PS: This is quite an old amp. Powering it up without replacing electrolytics first will likely result in smoke and a return trip to the dumpster - that's if the previous owner hasn't just done same thing. The Loc.-Dist. switch is indeed a manual local-distance setting for RF sensitivty of the FM tuner. Early sets had problems with wide ranging signal strength, inadequate aerials, low transmitter power and interference in some regions. This adjustment often improved reception.
__________________
regards
  Reply With Quote
Old 21st October 2013, 08:28 AM   #5
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: The Jurassic Coast, England. GB
Send a message via Skype™ to JonSnell Electronic
The logo on the 1sr pic is "Crown". A very successful Japanese company from the 70s
__________________
www.flyingmole.co.uk For World Wide support for Flying Mole, Class D, Refurbishment and Repairs. www.jonsnell.co.uk
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Star ground? mossen Chip Amps 9 3rd October 2011 01:58 PM
Star ground help g(f(e)) Tubes / Valves 26 24th December 2007 10:08 PM
Co Star Productions jb4play Music 0 11th December 2005 11:49 PM
Star Gazing 2litre Multi-Way 1 24th July 2005 04:40 AM
Star ground naula Solid State 13 16th October 2003 07:43 PM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 12:26 PM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2