05-01-2004, 04:30 PM
Anyone know the STR-4800? I have an opertunity to pick one up cheap right where I live. Reminds me of my ST-4950 Sony tuner and if that is an indicator I am on it. . .
I know you Sony guys are out there. . . . How much power etc???
05-01-2004, 07:56 PM
SONY RCV, STR-4800SD
Manufacture Years: 1977 - 1982
05-01-2004, 08:00 PM
Thanks. . . About what I figured, it must be made during the time period that my ST-4950 tuner was made as they look just alike. I think I can get this guy for ten bucks, everything is supposed to work perfect. I might gamble a little.
05-01-2004, 09:13 PM
I've got one and it's a nice sounding unit. I haven't really played it much, but did hook it up for a while after seeing your tuner posts.
I picked it up largely because of the good things I heard on the STR-6800, and because I had a Sony TA-2650 50wpc amp for about 15 years. I actually like the looks (many don't) and think it would be a nice addition for you.
I really should give it a longer term listen, but with my Sherwood S-7210, Pioneer SX-737 and assorted Marantz 22xx's in play it's a tough lineup to crack:dunno:
But what the hay, $10.00 can't buy a couple a decent lunch; it's a steal!
05-01-2004, 11:19 PM
That generation of Sony receivers had nice sounding amps, but has noisy phono stages. Lots of hiss. Other than that, nothing special.
05-01-2004, 11:32 PM
I've not played with this series but anytime I can pick up a decent listening receiver for $10.00 I'd go for it. Most recently, putting together an setup to give to the music teacher of my kidd's school since the system in the class room is not much more than a boombox. Probalby will be the Pioner SX525 and a set of Smaller Advents I have a line on and a CD. It will be the school's reward for putting up with my son for 4 years, especially the music teacher. Total cost; about $100 with the receiver being only $10.
Another system I've looking st is for a student at the school whose family doesn't have 2 nickels to rub together and this kid is MUSICAL - I mean GREAT. He is in the process of getting offers from most of the universities for their music programs. Haven't decided yet but he does have a small collection of vinyl according to my kid and plays them on an old portable record player. I have the H-K 630 that I may build the system around and know of a Dual 701 table that is available for a swap. Also have a line of a set or AR4x speakers. Total cost for this will be less than $130.
05-02-2004, 02:23 PM
Understand now that I didnt take this pic. . . A little over ten bucks . . 15.99 to be exact. I pick it up. You can see the resemblance to the ST-4950. . .
05-06-2004, 04:26 AM
For a lower line Sony from the period this 35 watter is a great sounding receiver and at 15.66 I have a new back up. FM stereo light is out but stereo does work and the light for the tuning needels is out other than the previous owners SS# ingraved on the face top and a max volume mark beside the volume knob the thing is in great shape.