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Technics SA-505

AM/FM Stereo Receiver (1979-80)

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Technics SA-505


Tuning range: FM, MW

Power output: 63 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 7Hz to 50kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.04%

Input sensitivity: 2.5mV (MM), 180mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 73dB (MM), 77dB (line)

Output: 150mV (line), 30mV (DIN)

Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 16Ω

Dimensions: 480 x 160 x 293mm

Weight: 9.5kg



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Reviewed Apr 03rd, 2018 by 71451RC

To say the SA-505 puts out 63 watts per channel is understated. Hooked up a mint condition SA-505 to a pair of Pioneer CS-88a speakers. I couldn't turn the volume above1 without getting blown out of the room. A loud but comfortable level was about half way between 0 and 1. Good clear sound. This receiver would excel with jazz or classical, but still does a good job with 60s rock (maybe it's the speakers). One warning: turn off the loudness switch before you increase the volume. You can cause your speakers make a nasty popping sound, which can't be good.



Jim Libert's picture

re: SA-505

Probably needs a re-cap or the switches cleaned. That Nasty Pop could take out a tweeter in the future if not attended to.

re: SA-505

That receiver is now long gone. Bought a SA-505A that only needed a service. The SA-505A is a rare, dual voltage, European version of the SA-505. Tonal quality is excellent, but the way the high and low boost works with the loudness switch is a bit different from the standard SA505. Am using it with a pair of Bose 601/III as my mains. A pair of Bose 601/I are my "B" set. I only run set "A" or "B" at a time due to the way the speakers work. It's a keeper !

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