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Sony STR-5800

AM/FM Stereo Receiver (1976-78)

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Sony STR-5800


Tuning range: FM, MW

Power output: 55 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 10Hz to 30kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.2%

Damping factor: 40

Input sensitivity: 2.5mV (MM), 250mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 72dB (MM), 90dB (line)

Output: 250mV (line), 40mV (DIN)

Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 16Ω

Dimensions: 490 x 170 x 415mm

Weight: 15.4kg


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Reviewed Nov 23rd, 2015 by marceloxxx007xxx007

Very good receiver with good sound and 110 total watts.

Reviewed Aug 26th, 2013 by discjedi

This beaut was born in 1977 and weighs in at just under 34 lbs and kicks out jams at 55 watts per channel. MSRP was ~$450! and was considered top-shelf in the Sony line. If this beauty & beast is fully functional, it is definitely a hidden gem and way under-valued. It may not be as clean or full as Yamaha's Natural Sound or some Fishers of that era but it comes damn close. It produces very clean and crisp sound with very minimal distortion, if any. I was shocked out how clean the sound is esp. when paired with a decent pair of 2-way speakers. At 55 watts per, there is really no need to supplement this vintage setup with an amp unless you're running a club or want to run a 5.1 setup. This receiver configured with good speakers and input source (I got a pair of Pioneer 2-way bookshelf loudspeakers) will easily fill almost any living room. The EQ dials allow you to hone in on the perfect balance and range and are very responsive. If you are looking for an affordable, under-valued late 70s receiver with a decent array of inputs and fine-tuning dials that produces clean sound and looks amazing, look no further. I highly recommend this Sony classic that was highly desired at its release. The phono input will give maximum sound to any vintage or modern turntable allowing you to enjoy true analog sound.

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re: STR-5800

I bought a cosmetically mint one from the original owner and had it rebuilt and aligned.Sweet sounding and built like a tank.Beware of problems with hard to find volume control.

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