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|Suggested Retail Price:||$20-60 on auction|
|Description:||70's Vintage 35 watt/channel receiver|
|Review by email@example.com (A) on September 08, 2004 at 20:34:48|
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for the STR-6055
I had purchased this receiver via EBay and was highly pleased when it was delivered to my home. The condition was excellent, and none of the controls had any noise. The Sony STR 6055 receiver is conservatively rated at 35 watts RMS per channel. It has inputs for Phono, aux and tape. I am using it in my study (12x14') and it is driving my original 70's vintage Dynaco A-25 speakers. The overall performance is excellent and the bass response on FM is amazing! Just recently my son-in-law, who is a professional musician, visited and we listened to a new "hot off the press" CD that he had recorded. He thought that the quality of the sound from this system was one of the best he had heard. While anytime you bid on used equipment you do incur some risk, I feel the Sony STR 6055 is worthy of serious consideration.
|Product Weakness:||Dial face is unlit, but this is a minor item.|
|Product Strengths:||Excellent build quality.|
Excellent FM performance
Excellent tonal balance
|Associated Equipment for this Review:|
|Preamplifier (or None if Integrated):||None|
|Sources (CDP/Turntable):||Technics SL-2000/Grado Black/CD Player|
|Music Used (Genre/Selections):||New Age Guitar/Electronic|
|Room Size (LxWxH):||12 x 14 x 8|
|Room Comments/Treatments:||Heavily furnished|
|Time Period/Length of Audition:||one hour|
|Other (Power Conditioner etc.):||None|
|Type of Audition/Review:||Product Owner|
Nice succinct review, John! Those burned-out dial lights are the fuse-bulb type popular in a lot of the Marantz units of that era. Faceplate removal is a bear, however. Or so it was on the 6800SD. Bluenose, it will be worth the expense to restore your 6055 back to vintage glory. As for those fallacious followups from sucks_me & gruntv, they merely elucidate their disputatious myopia!
> He thought that the quality of the sound from this system was one of the best he had heard.
i liked the switching functions-L ch, R ch, etc that allowed you to hear only that channel in mono. otherwise, my a25s werent efficient enough for them.
on either sergio mendes' album-primal roots or pais tropical, there is an orchestral gong that caused distortion that was disconcerting. i called my friend and told him i thought i needed a new cartridge or stylus. he advised me to turn it way down and listen for the distortion again. if it wasnt there, then the amplifier was distorting. he was RIGHT on the money. i promptly sold the sony and bought a sherwood s8900a (60wpc) and was happy for a long time. after that came separates.
My very first stereo consisted of a Sony STR-V35 (I think that's right), Dual TT and the old Genesis 1+ speakers. It would have been in about 1975. This is probably a freak occurance, but within about 6 months of buying it I was listening at lower levels and it shut down and flames came out of the top. Yes, actual flames about 1 1/2 - 2" above the top. Weird. Other than that I thought it was a fine unit.
were some of the best I ever sold. They rarely came back even after warranty expired. The best of the bunch, IMHO, is the STR-7065, the later series from the 6055. All Sony receivers did not stand out when put beside the Pioneers, Sansui or Technics of the day in terms of flashy looks. They did make up for it with solid engineering and excellent sound.
Buyers tended to be doctors and lawyers in the day.
I still have my STR7065 with its beautiful wood cabinet and the heat sinks on the back. It has a lovely tuner section but the unit has stopped working and I assume it would not be worth fixing. Both nephews used this unit until they bought newer gear and I can't just toss it. However they lost the box and manuels. I used it with a technics sl1300 and H.H. Scott 196 speakers from Mass, I believe.
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