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Old 06-27-2005, 12:18 PM
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Realistic STA-64B

hey all:

Just found one of these at the curb on recycling day. Besides a couple nicks in the wood veneer case, it's in excellent cosmetic shape and works just fine. I have to say it's kinda pretty for what it is.

Anybody have any info on this unit? Any idea who made it for Radio Shack?

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Old 06-27-2005, 11:29 PM
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From the horse's mouth

1979 Radio Shack catalog. Sorry that the scan is so... Impressionist. The nice folks at Tandy Corp. didn't print their catalogs on acid free, 24-lb paper for archivists like us. :-)

EDIT: turns out the 'auto correct' in the s/w bundled with this computer does a pretty good job with yellowed newsprint!
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It's most likely a Foster Electronics piece. They were Tandy's main OEM for that stuff.

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Old 07-01-2005, 09:44 AM
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Hey, thanks for all the info. And thanks a million for the scan, MH! Really cool to see the receiver in its "natural environment". The price seems surprisingly high for what it was, am I wrong? Not surprising that it's got a FET tuner - the sensitivity is very good for its size (much better than the Onkyo 2500 MkII, for example).
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Radio Shack's prices were ALWAYS high!
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Radio Shack's prices were ALWAYS high!
True, but the frequent 50% sales made the stuff very affordable. I got my first two pairs of "real" (keep your comments to yourselves, please) speakers at half price. Oh, and thanks for the scan, mrh. - Mark
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