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Realistic STA-52

AM/FM Quatravox Stereo Receiver (1977-78)

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Realistic STA-52

Specifications

Tuning range: FM, MW

Power output: 12 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 15Hz to 30kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.2%

Input sensitivity: 2.5mV (MM), 280mV (DIN), 150mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 60dB (MM), 65dB (line)

Output: 250mV (line), 25mV (DIN)

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Reviewed Aug 20th, 2018 by

For what it is it is an awesome receiver. 12 watts on a pair of Polk M7's and a SL-3300 TT is what I have it hooked to right now and the sound is great. I have never had to do any repair work at all to it. It does need the LED on the pointer looked at after all these years. This has been in my family since at least 1976. It was my first introduction to home stereo. My Dad bought it at the local Radio Shack in the mall here in Columbus, Ga. Still have it and it still works great. Awesome sound for no money. I have A B&K 442 and a Sumo Diana hooked to a set of Polk SDA 2b's, AR 3's A-25's as well as a Fisher 500C, a Dynaco ST 70, Several Phase Linear as well as Parasound amplifiers so I am not some kid typing a review. I pretty much know good sound when I hear it.

 

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re: STA-52

The STA-52 was a 1977 redesign of the STA-47. Sold through 1978, replaced in 1979 with the STA-52B. Many stores displayed the STA-52 with a pair of Nova-6 loudspeakers, which was a great bang for the buck combination. On the opposite end of the spectrum we'd team the STA-2000 with T-100 speakers and LAB-300 turntable. The STA-52 was manufactured by Tandy Electronics in Korea.

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