SOLD - FOR SALE: Toshiba Vintage SA-7150 Receiver. 150 per side! ***SOLD***
Item #118341Info: Toshiba Vintage SA-7150 Receiver. 150 per side! ***SOLD***
Feb 24, 09 9:11pm
Edited: Feb 26, 09 9:52pm
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SORRY THIS RECEIVER IS SOLD!
Here is a receiver that you won't find for sale very often. This reciever was an assault on what was the considered the state of the art of the day.
The elusive Toshiba SA-7150 Receiver. 150 watts per channel with no more than 0.05% THD.
First off... This receiver is massive and heavy tipping the scales at 27kg.
This was the first reciever to incorporate digital synthesizer technology.
A purebread receiver through and through as Toshiba manufactured all the parts for this unit.
Dual power supplies! One for the amp and one for the preamp! I don't know of many other receivers that do that (if any). Massive toroidal power transformer, with independent left an right power supplies, using separate pairs of high grade heavy duty storage capacitors. Each channel employing TWO 15000uf caps!
This receiver has to be seen in real life to be appreciated as the pictures really can't do it justice. It is a certified monster!
The sound is simply amazing. You can tell that it was designed with a low THD in mind. Very quiet background in between the music. Very impressive by any standards let alone a receiver.
The tuner is outstanding. Very convenient, being able to just hit one preset button and you are locked on your station.
Kind of a refreshing change from the age old dial and gyro tunings...
I've had this receiver hooked up for quite a while now in my reference set up which usually houses a Pioneer SPEC 1 preamp, the SPEC 4 amp and TX-9500II tuner.
Does it sound as good? Not quite... but very close. I had to go back and forth quite a few times to be able to pick out the differences. And there were sometimes that I actually preferred the Toshiba.
Now this isn't fair as the SPEC gear are separates and they were huge money in the 70's. This Toshiba on the other hand did list for $1200 USD in the late 70's.
This reciever came closer to the (what I consider perfect sound from the SPEC gear) than any of the other monster receivers I have. That includes the Pioneer SX-1250 and a Marantz 2500.
It is extremely powerful and can literally "crush" you with explosive music passages yet at the same time justify the best recordings in classical music.
I'm not kidding... this receiver is remarkable! I have way too many units and something has to give. The size of this beast is the only reason that I'm not keeping it. Otherwise it would stay in my regular rotation of gear.
Condition is very good. There are a few blemishes here and there but nothing really major... It still looks really good!
I have the original manual for it and it is in great shape.
Because of the weight of this receiver... Local pick up in Windsor is the only option here. I will not ship this beast. The thought of packing it makes me queezy! It's extremely heavy and the possibility of shipping damage is quite high.
Because of my work schedule it is impossible for me to meet anywhere for a transaction. If you can't make the trip down to Windsor please don't respond to the ad. If you come down to Windsor you will get a chance to audition it as well. Always a safe way to purchase gear anyway...
This receiver is also being listed locally in Windsor on Kijiji.
Thanks for looking and let me know if you have any questions.
Receiver and original owners manual
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