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Show us your Realistic (Radio Shack) stuff

Discussion in 'Solid State' started by HTHMAN, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. HTHMAN

    HTHMAN Super Member

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    When I was young and the Shack was in full glory, I would not have had a piece of their equipment in my house. I did succumb to some speakers and a turntable a little later but never owned a receiver until the last year. My first was an STA-65C (built by Hitachi) but it did not work properly and I gave it away.
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    Recently I was rewarded with an STA-740 for free. It is quite obviously a Technics SA-303 with some slight cosmetic changes. Very nice receiver.
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    Show us what you have and the possible lineage of of your piece. We all know that the Shack did not manufacture their stuff but used various manufacturers to put out some competative products at quite attractive prices. Come out of the shadows and proudly display your Realistic gear.
     

     

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  2. glen65

    glen65 Member

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    Actually while some of their receivers look similar to
    a few of the other brands, most all of them were
    manufactured by these guys..
    http://www.foster.co.jp/en_corporateProfile/history.html

    It wasn't until about the 1990s when some of them were
    actually relabeled from brands like Pioneer.
     
  3. 63pontiacgp

    63pontiacgp "Tubes Smell Good" Subscriber

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    Bought this new almost 30 years ago and still works fine:D

    Mike

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  4. cnh2

    cnh2 Super Member

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    Here are two of my Realistic receivers:

    STA 95 (1978)
    STA 2270 (1985)

    Have to get something better than my cheap cell for pics! Sorry about the low resolution.

    That's an HK 730 under the 2270, and a Kenwood KR-5400 under the STA-95.

    The "bronze" metal face on the 95 is a nice touch but you can't really tell from the pics.

    cnh2
     

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  5. Alexmac

    Alexmac Active Member

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    here is a couple pics i found ...i have many more realistic peices...will try and find more pics.....the intergrated is an SA-1500 and the receiver is an STA-960...oh and the EQ is a 31-2020 10 band....the sa-1500 pic is not of my amp....for some reason it would not upload my pic
     

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  7. markw300d

    markw300d Super Member

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    My minty STA-90. It's a very nice sounding receiver. Ain't she purdy? :yes:

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  8. jancumps

    jancumps iRock

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  9. jancumps

    jancumps iRock

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    (some duplicates in the collage :) )
     
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  10. Alex Hayes

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  11. Clint

    Clint Ne'er-do-well

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    I'll post pics later but I have:

    Nova 4 speakers
    Mach Two speakers (two pair)
    STA-2000 receiver
    STA-2100 receiver
     

     

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  12. HTHMAN

    HTHMAN Super Member

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    Here is my Elac built Lab-60.
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  13. HTHMAN

    HTHMAN Super Member

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    Here is the CEC made LAB-300 that I gave to my grandson complete with Realistic/Shure cartridge.
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  14. whitey

    whitey No time for elitists....

    No pics right now but here's a list,

    Sta 84
    Sta 2000
    Sta 7
    TR 3000 RtR
    Mach 1
    Optimus 5
    2 pair Minimus 7w
    MC 1200 for future indignias
    Lab 2000 linear tt
    Lab 400 tt
    RD 8100 tt from what I've been told Canadian only release.
     
  15. Montycat

    Montycat AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I won't bother to show you my Minimus 7's, both metal (well maybe one pair) and Walnut. I've got a few of each in various iterations. You have seen those often enough. :yes:

    In addition to the pics below I also have a Realistic TM-150 tuner & SA-150 Amp and a tape source selector. Oh yeah, also a pair of Linaeum Optimus LX5 speakers.

    So the pics below are:

    Optimus LX4 (also Linaeum)
    STA-95 Receiver
    System 7 (STA-7 and Minimus 7)
    and my LAB-500

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  16. jaba

    jaba New Member

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    Here's my STA-2300 monster.

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  17. Rod Beauvex

    Rod Beauvex Look at the tiny bunny...

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    Foster? As in Mcintosh Stereotech 1200 Foster? *watches the prices of anything RS jump through the roof*

    Also, I want a system seven reciever. <3<3<3
     
  18. armdrop

    armdrop New Member

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    A few shots of some of my Radio Shack gear.The RD-8100 tt is a nice solid table.The STA-52B and the Minimus-5 speakers are hooked up to my computer.The SCT-29 cassette and 5 band eq are on my STA-2000.
     

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  19. markw300d

    markw300d Super Member

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    What a great gift! You are a cool grandpa :thmbsp:. I loved that Elac too.
     
  20. markw300d

    markw300d Super Member

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    I found this STA-2100 at a local garage sale. It needed a fuse, two lamps, some DeOxit and danish oil to bring it back to beautiful condition. When I was looking for info on it, I found this incredible website and I was hooked! ;). I sold it to a Realistic collector in Ohio who drove two hours to pick it up.

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    I was given this nice pair of Nova 10s by a little old lady that I did a plumbing job for. She had not played them since her husband passed on. Ya gotta love audio karma. :yes:

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