AM/FM Stereo Receiver (1996-98)
Tuning range: FM, MW
Power output: 80 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)
Frequency response: 10Hz to 40kHz
Total harmonic distortion: 0.5%
Damping factor: 40
Input sensitivity: 3mV (MM), 200mV (line)
Signal to noise ratio: 80dB (MM), 88dB (line)
Channel separation: 55dB (line)
Output: 200mV (line)
Speaker load impedance: 4Ω (minimum)
Dimensions: 430 x 136 x 309mm
Accessories: remote control
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Reviewed Sep 04th, 2016 by magmod93
Sadly, as much as I adore Technics equipment, I have to rate this receiver as poor. (one star).
Having done repairs and troubleshooting on these types for customers, I find flaws in design.
This is surprising for Technics.
The RSN- type of output IC's, along with insufficient circuit board traces, all seem to suffer from overheating and eventual destruction of the IC.
Basically, the ground return pin carries the whole current through the chip, the pin, and it's crappy trace loses connection, and POOF! - destruction.
And like the older style SVI- type IC's, are impossible to find for replacement.
However, the SVI chips were more firmly soldered to the board and much less prone to failure.
I think the SVI chips were better sounding too, and it's a shame Technics switched to the RSN chips.
Reviewed Sep 04th, 2016 by peter.77
I had this receiver activ for 15 years.
Very good reception and overall good sound quality.
In combination with Mission M 31i bookshelf speakers a nice warm sound. It still works , i keep it as a backup, its in a box now.
Reviewed Mar 18th, 2015 by RolandTR505
This reciever isn't fancy in any way. But it is very good at what it is supposed to to: Play music! I got mine for free as a thank-you-present from a friend when I helped him move to his new flat. He replaced all his equipment with a budget micro system from Phillips. Bad move I must say, but he wanted something smaller.
The SA-EX100 drives my pair of Proson Stratego Monitor 6 and it is a really good combination. For obvious reasons I don't now the purchase price on this one but I guess it wasn't very expensive. Consider this if you are going to buy one: No sub output. Connections for only one pair of speakers. The tone and balance controls are very small, difficult to grab for chubby fingers.
But, besides this small remarks it is an over all great reciever wich is easy to like.