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Sherwood S300 III Stereo Tuner value?

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Posted on March 12, 2017 at 15:07:35
kbuzz
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Realized this morning i just have not used my tuner in quite a while. Anyone have any idea what a Mark III stereo version in very good cosmetic condition is worth. This one was restored a few years ago by one of the fm gurus.....

Thanks

 

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RE: Sherwood S300 III Stereo Tuner value?, posted on March 12, 2017 at 15:11:18
kbuzz
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Heres a front pic for #$@%#$ and giggles.....cosmetics are pretty good for the era and sherwood's in general as the ivory tends to grey out or get yellow...

 

It's sad that you don't have any good FM stations near you., posted on March 13, 2017 at 03:59:43
Timbo in Oz
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Sadly a good tube tuner is only worth having if :-

It's been restored and aligned,

You have some good FM stations doing minimal processing,

Doing music you care about

and, you have a directional antenna with enough gain to get the tuner into full limiting on all your desired stations.

In fact, all of this is true of any tuner, but a tubed tuner will need a good bit more gain from a directional antenna.

Leaving aside tube/valve sound, such tuner's RF front-ends are far more resistant to overload from strong out-of-band RF signals than almost any SS tuner.






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Tim Bailey

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RE: Sherwood S300 III Stereo Tuner value?, posted on March 13, 2017 at 06:19:21
kbuzz
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Tim. Thank you for the reply. This particular unit has been restored and aligned
As for quality Fm stations in my area. Well that's another story lol

 

RE: Sherwood S300 III Stereo Tuner value?, posted on March 13, 2017 at 07:35:44
fredtr
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Unfortunately they only sell for about $100. The condition will help, but there isn't much of a market. You can use ebay, and select completed items and it will show with prices in green which sold and for how much. The last one I bought, which was about 15 years ago, was also for about $100.

 

Post it in the asylum classifieds and see..., posted on March 19, 2017 at 15:05:38
rtbarr
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I might make an offer. It is quite attractive, and I still listen to my local NPR station quite a bit.

Please include in your ad copy the details of the recent refurbishment, as I think it adds a lot of value to know it is a working unit and will not require a lot of effort to use it.

RT Barr

 

RE: Post it in the asylum classifieds and see..., posted on March 20, 2017 at 06:03:43
kbuzz
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At request of the last reply please note the unit was restored and aligned by the well respected RadioX tuners. Has minimal hours since and is totally plug and play

 

It's a beauty -- Make sure it finds a good home!, posted on March 22, 2017 at 10:45:05
jedrider
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Even if it was not working, I think it has value as a nostalgic piece from a bygone era.

Copper chassis? That is something.

 

RE: Sherwood S300 III Stereo Tuner value?, posted on May 14, 2017 at 17:18:28
theaudiohiffle
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Those were wonderful units .... I lusted after one in graduate school but settled for an Eico. It's amazing that it is so "white". As you say, most of them are dull or yellow by now. Did your upgrader do something to the fascia?
Harry

 

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