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Realistic STA-20

Solid State AM/FM Stereo Receiver (1975-76)

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Realistic STA-20


Tuning range: FM, MW

Power output: 7 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 1%

Input sensitivity: 3mV (MM), 150mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 60dB (MM), 60dB (line)

Dimensions: 16.25 x 5.25 x 12 inches

Finish: walnut grain case

Year: 1975

Price: USD $159.95 (1975)



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Reviewed Sep 16th, 2017 by Virginia

This Realistic AM-FM Stereo Receiver is a rare and excellent machine. I have used it as my primary amplifier for a number of years. At some point Radio Shack brought out the Olympus STA-20 AM-FM Stereo Receiver which is a very different machine in form. I like its looks and features which are typical of the Realistic stereo receiver-amplifiers of the time. It was a mid-range price device in a field of quality like amplifiers that Radio Shack was building.



re: STA-20

That newer STA-20 was an OPTIMUS. and I'd sure like to have the service manual for it, it needs at FM alignment. It's a doozy, AM sound is nothing to write home about like you'd expect for such a thing but the amp is pretty nice and the FM is also pretty good for weaker stations, once you get a simple wide dipole on it. I use it with one of my computers and cannot complain at all.

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