Vintage sand - did I score?

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Before I got around to opening up that Radio Shack receiver that I was going to repair I happened upon a Sony STR-V4 at a garage sale and picked it up for $30.

He had the thing hooked up to some rather awsome club speakers playing some Steele Dan. It has a little dirt in the volume pot but otherwise appears to be in great shape. It sounded so sweet I had to bring it home with me.

I hooked it up to my hodge-podge speakers and frankly they really perked up. I was surprised at the stereo image and the presence especially of the acoustic strings (standup bass, acustic guitar etc). I have not heard nice tight bass and open mids from these speakers before.

So I think I scored pretty well on this one. Any of you have experience with this unit?

I think I may gut the Radio Shack unit and use bits from it for a utility amp and the case for a Tube project. :)


It looks like this one (from ebay listing).


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