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RCA SA-155

Stereo Integrated Amplifier (2002)

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RCA SA-155

Specifications

Power output: 1.8 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 20Hz to 25kHz

Input sensitivity: 2.5mV (MM), 200mV (ceramic), 160mV (line)

Output: 150mV (line)

Speaker load impedance: 8Ω to 16Ω

Dimensions: 64 x 236 x 175mm

Year: 2002

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re: SA-155

The SA-155 is a wonderful little unit that is amazing for its low power rating...my volume control seldom goes beyond the 10 o'clock position. I use mine mainly in the bedroom matched with Realistic Minimus 7 speakers hooked up to good CD and tape players ... this provides great music for very little money. In a small room these are more than adequate. I speak as one who's main system have a lot of NAD, Sony and Denon components. I also have a spare SA-155 which I use to test other components. Quite a bargain in my opinion.

re: SA-155

Radio Shack's SA-155 was marketed under four different brands during the course of its long run.

It began life as "Realistic" (cat. no. 31-1957) when it replaced SA-150 in 1994.

The following year it became "Optimus" (still as 31-1957) and remained so through 2000.

It was rebranded "RCA" (31-5000) in 2001, which lasted at least through 2002.

Subsequently, "RCA" SA-155 was reborn as "Radio Shack" (31-5032), though the timing is unclear as catalogues were discontinued after 2002. "RCA" may or may not have prevailed beyond that year before giving way to "Radio Shack."

Neither is it clear when SA-155 ceased production altogether. Packaging cartons often bore date codes matching that of the product contained within. I've seen a "Radio Shack" brand SA-155 carton with date code 08A04 (Aug. 2004), suggesting ongoing production to stock the 2005 marketing year at least.

At launch, a matching tuner TM-155 (31-1958) was offered, consistent with mini amp tradition. But it was dropped after 1998.

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