Realistic receivers

Discussion in 'Solid State' started by bobspets, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. rcaman

    rcaman cornbread george

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    i have a sta-2000d that i rebuilt sounds good terrible fm reception. but my sta-2080 runs circles around it. i have a kenwood model eleven gx a sanyo jcx-2900k a sta-2200 the realistic sta-2080 to me beats all of them. also have a pioneer sx-535 great little receiver 2 sansui,s a 5050 and a 5060 not impressed with these sansui receivers. and a couple more i love the sta-2080. i did have to replace the driver transistors it was running hot but now runs cool all day at any volume.
    i bought the sta-2080 new. steve
     
  2. Brian

    Brian An Old Geezer

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    Not sure of your budget but I had a set of W70Ds and a Marantz 19 back when they were in production and after the pair sans with my brother until something like 1983. The synergy was great and better than most of the other Marantz receivers. The 2230 also did very well. Others I liked were:
    Sony STR 6060, 6045, 6120
    McIntosh 1700, Stereotech 1200, 1900
    Sherwood 8900
    Onkyo TX666, TX333
    Fisher 500TX, 500T, 600T

    Today, I would start likely with a Sherwood or Sony as I have a sampling of each and a set of earlier W70s and each of these brands samples I have seem to be consistently good with them.
     
  3. Copa1934

    Copa1934 My ears are bleeding Subscriber

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    Biased? Muahhh?

    STA-2000 (gets plenty of use driving Mach One, Mach Two, 5b, 7b, Haydn and whatever speakers get "rotated" into the mix. Have my one working TT hooked up to it and my vintage CD-2000 http://www.radioshackcatalogs.com/html/1986/h002.html which is still functional. Have a STA-2500 (purchased new) that I'm going through and updating caps and such. Beast I can't wait to get up and running again.
     
  4. LairdMcDuff

    LairdMcDuff Don't Panic!

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    I like Realistic receivers - classic stuff is mostly Foster/Fostex. I have a STA-2100, a STA-2000 and numerous others. My son is trying to pry the 2100 (not the "D" version!) from my hands. He might win soon - I have a Technics 5770, and my main system has a Pioneer SX-1250, not to mention my Kenwood KR-9050.
     
  5. valsteve11

    valsteve11 New Member

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    Realistic 2100

    TOP OF THE LINE WITH TOROIDAL TRANSFORMER 1979 ONLY.2100d DOES NOT HAVE IT.I OWN A 2100 FABULOUS !:music:
     
  6. LairdMcDuff

    LairdMcDuff Don't Panic!

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    I have a STA-2100 (NON-"D") and I love it. I also have a STA-2000 - sweet, but not as sweet, but I would NEVER turn down a STA-2000. I love most things Realistic Silver Faced. And I have numerous versions. Even my first-ever stereo receiver! :music:
     
  7. mentalQtip

    mentalQtip New Member

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    realistic sta-225

    Hi guys.
    I have a sta-960 that I love. Wonderful sound.
    I also have a sta-225 that I'm puzzled by. It just sounds bad/boring. I've never had a receiver sound like this.
    I bought it from goodwill and it was covered in something kinda brown, and I mean covered, came off with simple green tho. It just sounds dull and none of my other receivers sound so lackluster.
    Any ideas as to what could be the problem?

    Boy do I love that sta-960 tho.

    Thanks

    Joseph
     
  8. DirtFarmer

    DirtFarmer Active Member

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    Since there's (inexplicably) no dedicated Realistic forum, I say "Bump"!
     

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