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1968 TOSHIBA SA-15Y RECEIVER
IN DECENT VISUAL & GREAT WORKING CONDITION.
30W. SERVICED & RECAPPED WITH UPGRADES
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Multivoltage 100-120-220-240v. A Rare early Toshiba receiver from 1968, years before their main 1976-77 ranges got sold in the UK, this was likely sold in Japan & Europe only originally if belatedly appeared in the 1971-72 Hifi Yearbook.
A larger amplifier size & some good looks here with the Blackout front, the tuner light is green when on. We did have LEDs in the tuner light section but it was too bright & flickery so put the original Filament type bulbs which looks fine.
Great sounding Amp, we've had this on the Tannoy Golds for a few days & it matches very nicely. A clean accurate sound with crisp detail & a pleasing Deep Bass for the earlier era. In comparing to a Sony STR6120 this had deeper bass & a more relaxed sound than the more upfront Sony.
We've done quite a lot to this one, Recapped on all but Tuner & new Transistors on all including the output TO3s to lose transistor hiss etc. As with these early Capacitor Coupled amplifiers, for our upgrades, to turn on & leave it to settle the voltages for 1-2 minutes before using Tone or Switching Sources, after that it's fine.
Inputs Phono, Tape Head (obsolete), Aux 1&2 if the switch for either is on the back only. Pre Out-Main In, Tape Record & Playback. speakers 1 we've fitted with 4mm sockets & Ext speakers requires an odd 2 pin plug, if not many would run 2 speaker pairs on a 30w amp. The two 'Protection' buttons are a 1.6A resettable circuit breaker on the Power Amp HT.
Phono stage on this is more detailed than many Phono Stages plus the extra gain on Tone Treble gives more scope to play duller records. Unexpectedly lively sounding here.
Tuner works well on FM Stereo. The AM antenna was cracked off so we 'staple' repaired it to be solid, these aren't lifting handles as later tuners have stickered. Tuning Meter works & FM Stereo lights when a signal is received, no tedious Auto Stereo muting as you can use 'Mono'. Tuner here is an unusually good one picks up Stereo very easily & gives a good crisp sound. Quirk of design is the 'FM ST' bulb is usually on as the Tuner is on, even though the source may be Aux or AM.
Great looking fascia, high Retro Bloke appeal on this one with the blackied out perspex fascia. In use Power On connects the Speakersm to use Headphones move to Ext/Phones setting. Mode has Stereo - Reverse - Mono.
The walnut case we gave a quick sand, stain & spray varnish & it looks very smart, if there are chips here & there if not visible from the front. Right corner rear edge chip & other scattered marks, the top is otherwise nice for 50 years old.
A larger sized amp 494mm wide x 178mm high x 342mm deep if 380mm Max Depth inc fittings.
THE AMP ITSELF WEIGHS 13KG