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Realistic STA-7

Solid State AM/FM Stereo Receiver (1979-82)

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Realistic STA-7


Tuning range: FM, MW

Power output: 10 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 15Hz to 30kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.5%

Input sensitivity: 2.2mV (MM), 160mV (line)

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

Output: 150mV (line), 3.3mV (DIN)

Dimensions: 420 x 89 x 300mm

Weight: 8.5kg



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Reviewed Feb 20th, 2015 by

I have had this receiver since 1978,and it is built like a tank! Its low profile and stealthy black finish-and that cool green glow display! Sure,it does not have the best performance compared to other receivers of that time,but heck-the little guy is so much fun to look at...



re: STA-7

The Realistic STA-7 was Radio Shack's first slim-line stereo receiver. It had a long run from 1979 through 1982, replaced in 1983 by the STA-700. Originally matched with the metal cased Minimus-7 speakers as the "System Seven". Other than it's low output power of 10 wpc RMS, there is nothing to dislike about this model. Very heavy and well built. Manufactured by Tandy Electronics in Korea.

re: STA-7

How can I make this work with my digital tv.

re: STA-7 With Digital TV

To run the STA-7's audio thru your digital TV, you might use the TAPE OUT jacks on the back of the STA-7 to feed the audio to the TV, provided that the TV offers at least one standard RCA composite input, the audio input being represented by a pair of jacks grouped together which are colored red and white.

If such jacks are not to be found on the digital TV, then there may be an alternative solution.

If your digital TV has more than one HDMI input (beyond that used for cable or satellite TV), and if such an input is currently not in use, you may be able to use an RCA Composite to HDMI box (average $ 10.00 or less).

Run the STA-7's audio via TAPE OUT jacks to the RCA-to-HDMI box, then connect the converter box to your TV's unused HDMI input.

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