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Sharp Optonica VZ-3000

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Sharp Optonica VZ-3000

Specifications

Power outputs: 25 watts per channel into 4 ohms

Total harmonic distortion: 0.1%

Frequency response: 40Hz to 20kHz

Tuner: superheterodyne FM/MW/LW tuner

FM tuning range: 87.6 to 108MHz

MW tuning range: 520 to 1620kHz

LW tuning range: 148.5 to 285kHz

Cassette deck: 2 head, 4 track, 2 channel stereo

Record player: microcomputer control, linear tracking, full auto, belt drive

Speakers: 2 way bass reflex speaker system

Dimensions: 597 x 170 x 378mm (main unit), 220 x 220 x 378mm (speaker)

Weight: 14.6kg (main unit), 4.7kg (speaker)

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service manual (en) - fmmech

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Comments

Vz3000 saved from the flood but record door sticks

Hello,
We bought this Vz3000 unit in 1982 in Brisbane, Australia for $730 which was an astronomical sum at the time. We enjoyed listening to our large collection of classical records. A few years later, the record door only opened intermittently and after a couple of 'expensive' repairs was working but still not smoothly. With the advent of digital equipment, we stopped playing records after about 10 years or so and since the late 1990s have used it mostly for cassette tapes and the radio. It does these functions beautifully with all the controls working smoothly (except for the record player) and has a great sound. The unit is still in pristine condition.

During the Brisbane floods in January 2011, we 'saved' it along with some precious possessions while our house was destroyed. We are now in a rebuilt home and it is in pride of place but the record door now will not open at all. It still plays the tapes and the radio but we would love to see it working again and be able to play some of our old record collection which we also saved. We have downloaded the manual from this website but it is too technical for two oldies like us. If anyone in our part of the world knows how to repair these beautiful machines, we would like to hear from them.

Thank you and greetings from Oz.

re: Vz3000 saved from the flood but record door sticks

Hi
I read your post and have just got one from Ebay.

I used to work on these many years ago, and yes, they are fairly difficult. I shall see how I go and perhaps will be able to advise.

Regards,
Paul

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