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Old 11-07-2011, 02:23 PM
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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!

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Old 11-07-2011, 05:06 PM
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That's cool. I've been thinking about trying a realistic receiver myself.
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Old 11-07-2011, 06:59 PM
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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, SA-2001, STA-2000, RX-V1500, RX-V795, Adcom GFA-555 (not hooked up YET).

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Old 11-08-2011, 01:23 AM
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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.
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