Audiokarma Featured Sponsor

Go Back Home Audio Stereo Discussion Forums > Solid State

We appreciate your help

in keeping this site going.
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-07-2011, 02:23 PM
cnh2's Avatar
cnh2 cnh2 is offline
AK Member
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: New England
Posts: 1,486
Realistic STA 2270, not bad!


I picked up one of these a while back for very little coin. Wasn't sure what I was getting into with a mid 80s Realistic. I wondered how it would compare with my '70s stuff?

Well, this is surprising me some. 65 watts x 2. I have it running a fairly efficient set of RSL 40s (3 way 12" JBL-esque array). Good power, good bass, clean highs, nice imaging. What's not to like? Pretty surprising considering this is not TOTL and mid 80s? It is a Japan made unit that draws 350 watts from the wall, though. Some of these Realistics are real sleepers, it seems. Nice tuner performance, as well!

ADS L520, Yamaha CR-800, Sony CDP XE400, Technics TT
JBL L80t, Jolida JD 303, Jolida CDP
Anyone who cannot imagine a horse galloping on a tomato is an idiot!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2011, 05:06 PM
cfinchrist's Avatar
cfinchrist cfinchrist is offline
God bless America.
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Oregon
Posts: 1,327
That's cool. I've been thinking about trying a realistic receiver myself.
Next- Fisher RS1080, Speakerlab DAS 7's
Next- Technics SA5560, JBL L26
Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2011, 06:59 PM
Copa1934's Avatar
Copa1934 Copa1934 is offline
My ears are bleeding
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Great Northwest
Posts: 9,166
Originally Posted by cfinchrist View Post
That's cool. I've been thinking about trying a realistic receiver myself.
STA-2500, original owner. I've replaced the power switch and the volume pot. So other than typical wear and tear it's held up quite well. No doubt in my mind it delivers all 100wpc cleanly. Still have my first Realistic CD player, only the third one sold by RS, and still fully functional. Well one gatcha, door likes to close on it's own from time to time. I think it's possessed. Bought a STA-2100 this past summer, cleaned her guts up and she cranks! Loves the old Mach One's.
RS-1080, SX-680, 9090DB, STA-2500, STA-860, RX-V795

RS 40-4024a, 5b, 7b, Min-7, LX-5II, JBL L3, L88, HPM-40 (2nd Gen), Infinity 4000, Allison CD7, Advent1, V.A. Haydn (first Gen)

Sony DVP NS755V, Technics SL-1700, Sony WEGA DLP 60"
Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2011, 01:23 AM
AnalogDigit's Avatar
AnalogDigit AnalogDigit is offline
Realistic fan.
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Des Plaines, IL
Posts: 7,904
Realistic receivers are great and for the most part can be picked up very cheap. I'm a pretty big fan of them.
Realistic STA 52B, STA 2000, STA 2100 receivers.
Realistic MC 1200, MC 600, Nova 8B, Mininus 7 speakers.
Sansui SR2500, Pioneer CS 88A speakers.
Sony STR 7025, Superscope R340.
Aiwa AD F770, Onkyo TA 2058, Harmon Kardon CD 391, JVC KD-A7 cassette decks and other stuff.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:54 PM.

Friends of Audiokarma
We appreciate your help in keeping this site going.
Sonic Craft
Parts Express
Analog Engineering Associates
Capacitor World
Okki Nokki
Hudson Valley Hi Fi
Vintage Home Audio
Organ Donor Parts
Parts Connexion
Wargos Electronics
Take Five Audio
Audience AV
Sound Stage Direct
Simply Speakers
Howard Products
The Tube Store
FM DX Antenna
RSL Speakers
Many Moons Audio
Audio Doctor
BOI Audio Works
Yesterday's Audio
DeWick Repairs
MCM Electronics
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
ęCopyright 2002-2015, All rights reserved.