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Concept 16.5

Stereo Receiver (1977-78)

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Concept 16.5


The magnificent Concept 16.5 is the ultimate expression of the Concept design philosophy.

Engineered to exceed the performance of expensive component separates, the Concept 16.5 is without peer as a receiver. It is the only high powered receiver with fully independent dual power supplies; two oversized Dower transformers and four 10,000uF electrolytic capacitors help provide the 16.5 with an awesome power output.

And because neither channel ever interferes with the other, the sound of the 16.5 is uniquely unstrained.

All of the outstanding features standard on the Concept line are incorporated in the 16.5, plus some others that are unique. The 16.5 uses a precision 5 gang tuning assembly; and there are two phono inputs with a convenient switch.

Individual industrial-grade relays are used to switch the speaker systems. The Concept 16.5 is truly the ultimate in sound reproduction.


Tuning range: FM, MW

Power output: 165 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.1%

Damping factor: 450

Input sensitivity: 1.9mV (MM), 160mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 78dB (MM), 85dB (line)

Output: 600mV (line)

Weight: 30.5kg


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