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Old 04-23-2009, 06:15 PM
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Just received a Sanyo 2050 Receiver

I'm going to set it up and test it out tonight with some JBL2600 speakers. I'm hoping that it has a good FM radio.
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Old 04-24-2009, 03:05 AM
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Old 04-24-2009, 08:09 AM
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Yeah, I've been interested in Sanyo stuff for awhile.

Pics please!
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:14 AM
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Sorry, I don't have Pics yet, but it really sounds good! The JBL2600s (connected to Speakers B) did'nt have quite all the bass I had hoped, but I also connected some KLH 120 as Speakers A, and using both, the unit was very impressive. It has a large volume control in the middle that goes from 0 - 100. I never got it past 10 as it was too loud. Everything seems to work OK on this Sanyo 2050, but there are a few things that I noticed that seem a little unusual. To tune the FM, I found that it was better to turn off the FM Stereo, and then to tune in the station using the tuning meter. The Signal Strength meter seems to only work on some really loud and obnoxious AM stations. Once an FM station was tuned in though, after a few seconds, the green quartz-lock light would come on indicating that the station was locked, and then I switched it back to FM stereo. This was all using the built-in little FM tube Antennae on the rear of the unit. All of the function lights seem to work, but the radio dial is not lit, not even the selector needle. I've replaced light fuses on an old Superscope receiver in earlier days, but don't know if this one has lights that need to be replaced, or if that is just the way they were made. The Power meters, Signal Strength, and Tuning meters are all lit. Did I mention it sounds great! Even the wife and cats liked it! I've read some online info (what little I could find that suggest that this receiver is 50 WPC. That sounds about right. I'll get some pics and post later.
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Old 04-24-2009, 12:34 PM
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Old 04-24-2009, 12:41 PM
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Very nice looking receiver. congrates

I believe the antenna on the back is AM, but I could be wrong.
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Old 04-24-2009, 12:51 PM
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The ferrite bar is indeed the AM antenna. A simple piece of wire, ~3ft. will serve as an FM antenna, or you could hook up an indoor dipole.
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Old 04-24-2009, 12:59 PM
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I was lucky enough to be able to fix a Sanyo 2033 receiver for a guy I work with a while back, and found it be a pretty good unit.

The FM section wasn't anything special on that one, but my buddy has been happy with it since it's been fixed.

Use a decent antenna, and you should be fine.
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Nice Sanyo. I used a Sanyo integrated amp for years and it had a great sound.

Reminds me of the Plus-55 receiver. Had one of those too, but the power switch was toast.
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Old 04-24-2009, 01:53 PM
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Thanks for the info about the AM Antenna. That would explain alot. I believe that I still have one of those old T wire antennas downstairs. I'll try it tonight.
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Old 04-25-2009, 05:34 PM
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Cut off about 5 feet of some old 300 Ohm Antenna wire, and connected, and it works much better. This morning, I took off the covers to see If I could get the radio dial to light. At first, I could find no lights for the dial, but soon found some on the sides of the dial. I looked for blown fuses, but could not find any. I even removed the bottom. I then decided to check the voltages applied to the bulbs, and when I was checking the one on the left side, they all of a sudden came on. I re-inserted the lights to the sides, and they immediately went out again. I tried jumpering around one of the bulbs, and then the right hand bulb worked as they are wired in series. It looked ok, so I went ahead ans soldered a small jumper around the non-working bulb, until I can find a replacement (the bulb will have to be desoldered anyway).
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Nice piece and a fun project

Funny thing is that a lot of our gear has Sanyo parts inside. Yous has them on the outside too
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The cats given its stamp of approval. The receiver looks good!
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Old 04-26-2009, 06:07 AM
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Sweet picture of your cat.....congrats on getting a nice receiver.
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Old 04-26-2009, 09:24 PM
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The cat thinks it's her new receiver. I figured out today that the signal strength meter only works for AM, and the Tuning meter only works for FM. I don't know if other vintage receivers are like that or if it is just a Sanyo thing.
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