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Technics SA-EX100

AM/FM Stereo Receiver (1996-98)

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Technics SA-EX100

Specifications

Tuning range: FM, MW

Power output: 80 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 10Hz to 40kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.5%

Damping factor: 40

Input sensitivity: 3mV (MM), 200mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 80dB (MM), 88dB (line)

Channel separation: 55dB (line)

Output: 200mV (line)

Speaker load impedance: 4Ω (minimum)

Dimensions: 430 x 136 x 309mm

Weight: 7kg

Accessories: remote control

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Reviewed Sep 04th, 2016 by guest

Sadly, as much as I adore Technics equipment, I have to rate this receiver as poor. (one star).
Having done repairs and troubleshooting on these types for customers, I find flaws in design.
This is surprising for Technics.
The RSN- type of output IC's, along with insufficient circuit board traces, all seem to suffer from overheating and eventual destruction of the IC.
Basically, the ground return pin carries the whole current through the chip, the pin, and it's crappy trace loses connection, and POOF! - destruction.
And like the older style SVI- type IC's, are impossible to find for replacement.
However, the SVI chips were more firmly soldered to the board and much less prone to failure.
I think the SVI chips were better sounding too, and it's a shame Technics switched to the RSN chips.

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Reviewed Sep 04th, 2016 by peter.77

I had this receiver activ for 15 years.
Very good reception and overall good sound quality.
In combination with Mission M 31i bookshelf speakers a nice warm sound. It still works , i keep it as a backup, its in a box now.

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Reviewed Mar 18th, 2015 by RolandTR505

This reciever isn't fancy in any way. But it is very good at what it is supposed to to: Play music! I got mine for free as a thank-you-present from a friend when I helped him move to his new flat. He replaced all his equipment with a budget micro system from Phillips. Bad move I must say, but he wanted something smaller.
The SA-EX100 drives my pair of Proson Stratego Monitor 6 and it is a really good combination. For obvious reasons I don't now the purchase price on this one but I guess it wasn't very expensive. Consider this if you are going to buy one: No sub output. Connections for only one pair of speakers. The tone and balance controls are very small, difficult to grab for chubby fingers.
But, besides this small remarks it is an over all great reciever wich is easy to like.

 

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re: SA-EX100

Since it is not possible to comment or edit your reviews, I need to make a comment here instead.
It seems that the guest reviewer above, had a point when writing about poor quality on this model. My SA-EX100 died and went to the recycling bin a few weeks ago. No bang or poof, it just refused to start. At first, it started to sound strange. I took a closer look and realised that it was a noise from the fan. I loosened the screws on the rear and lifted the fan out. Gave it a cleaning and some oil and the problem was solved. A couple of months later the receiver refused to start. I did not bother to investigate this time, nor to leave it in for repair.
If I could edit my review I would change it to two stars. The sound was ok but the build quality obviously wasn't. I got mine for free and have nothing to complain about really, but I recommend everyone who is searching for used gear to look elsewhere.
Very sad, since I have a very good experience with other Technics gear.

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