Sony STC-7000 rare!???

Discussion in 'Tuners' started by vtomike, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. vtomike

    vtomike AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I can't find much info on this unit. It sure sounds good. I am running an Acurus A-250 and my Sansui 8080db from this preamp/tuner.
     

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  2. johnda

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    Wow, it sure looks good to me. It reminds me of the 60 and 70 series receivers. So it's a tuner/preamp? Very interesting. It was probably designed to work with the Sony basic amplifiers. I think it is from that era and is probably built like a tank with excellent components. I would love to latch onto one myself!

    Oh man! I just checked. You have a real killer there! See this link:
    http://www.thevintageknob.org/SONY/sonyvault/STC7000/STC7000.html

    Congrats!
     
  3. vtomike

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    It is from 1972 and cost about $550.00 but that is all the info i have.
     
  4. thefragger

    thefragger Certified Crazy.

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    There's a 'specs' link on the right side of that page that johnda linked here.

    Very impressive. I can't believe that there's no amplifier in there.
     
  5. jhoyt

    jhoyt Incomprehensible space llama

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    It has the same "look" as my Sony integrated, TA-1140, from 1972. I love the performance of mine, yours has got to be killer!

    That is WAY cool!
     
  6. Brian

    Brian An Old Geezer

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    No, not rare, just not many out there :). It is from the early Sony period when they were trying to win their status in the marketplace as an upscale brand. You have a real keeper. Sony has 2 power amps at the time that will go so well with it. Also, from the time period was the TTS3000 tt that is as rare and is a very good table, well worth searching out.
     

     

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  7. Raynald

    Raynald Addicted Member

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    The tuner section is apparently the same as the excellent ST-5130 tuner.
     
  8. analog addict

    analog addict Glory or Death!

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    I have one.....

    And I really love it. It's playing in the background through a pair of EICO HF-20's and JBL 4312c's....:music:

    I'd love to find the Sony TA-3200F, since I also have a TA-2000....:thmbsp:
     
  9. JT-3

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    gorgeous, congrats!
     
  10. reggaenaut

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    Nice find vtomike. The first I have seen one on the forum. Interesting a tuner preamp.
     
  11. Brian

    Brian An Old Geezer

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    There is a super long Sony thread with references to it as well as a couple of others. I think at one time I estimated there were 4 owned and in use by members.
     

     

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  12. vtomike

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    Well, digging up an old thread. I am finally taking this in tomorrow for a full restoration. 10 years after i started this thread.
     
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  13. Blue Shadow

    Blue Shadow I gotta get me a new title

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    Thanks for keeping us up to date on this unit.
     
  14. nedseg

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    I'd be interested to know if you find it sounds/works better after the restore...I assume a re-cap as well?
    My 7000 (bought new) is currently in pieces for refurb/renew to be used in a guest bedroom with a pair of powered speakers (jbl305s)...nice mix of old an new tech.
    I also have the original service manual for it, too, which is handy - actual paper!
    It looks nice next to the (Japanese market) 2000F, too!
     
  15. prisoners

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    I had one bought from a former member here. The word “mint” is thrown around a lot but this one truly was, even had the factory box. It’s the only piece of gear that I really regret selling.
     
  16. vtomike

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    Dropped off at Vintage Audio in San Diego. What's 3 or 4 months after waiting 10 years.;)
     
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  17. Bucky Badger

    Bucky Badger May all your Curds squeak loudly and proudly. Subscriber

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    She really does look nice. Really.... Congrats.
     
  18. scoloheros

    scoloheros Well-Known Member

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    I like the quality and simple layout. I have the 7055 that looks much like yours.
     
  19. reggaenaut

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    Great attitude. Please keep us informed as to the results.
     
  20. dlrhawks

    dlrhawks New Member

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    Yep. Reminds me of my STR-6050 and STR 6055.

    LOVE those old Sony's. Own an ST-2950SD and a TA-2650 too. I am quite surprised how loud they get for being roughly 40 wpc units.
     

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