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 Post subject: Mystery Receiver ID'd Realistic STA-16B
PostPosted: Jan Mon 21, 2019 10:57 pm 
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only picture I have of it:


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 Post subject: Re: Please ID this Receiver
PostPosted: Jan Mon 21, 2019 11:35 pm 
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Looks like a Pioneer SX-???

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 Post subject: Re: Please ID this Receiver
PostPosted: Jan Tue 22, 2019 12:35 am 
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Whatever it is, it looks to be a low end model from around 1974 or so. Looks like the volume control knob is missing or broken off. Probably not worth pursuing.

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 Post subject: Re: Please ID this Receiver
PostPosted: Jan Tue 22, 2019 12:44 am 
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Maybe this, looks kind of "radio shack like": https://picclick.com/Realistic-STA-16-V ... 97070.html

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 Post subject: Re: Please ID this Receiver
PostPosted: Jan Tue 22, 2019 1:11 am 
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I don't see a missing knob/control. I call it as two pushbuttons and a headphone jack along with input selector, volume, balance, bass and treble. I agree it's likely a basic receiver, with so few knobs and controls.
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 Post subject: Re: Please ID this Receiver
PostPosted: Jan Tue 22, 2019 1:16 am 
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Roger, I think you found it.... all 5wpc of it.

thanks everyone for your help


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Receiver ID'd Realistic STA-16
PostPosted: Jan Tue 22, 2019 1:29 am 
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So is your goal to acquire one like it?


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Receiver ID'd Realistic STA-16
PostPosted: Jan Tue 22, 2019 1:37 am 
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it is in a pile of stuff I will be looking at hopefully tomorrow. I was able to id everything else I am interested in but not the receiver.


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Receiver ID'd Realistic STA-16
PostPosted: Jan Tue 22, 2019 2:59 am 
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Well I am sure it deserves a fate better than the curb unless it is trashed out or something. Usually with the fuzzy pictures like that there is some further story along the lines of "this is the only picture of grampas stereo and I wanted to find one like it....".


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Receiver ID'd Realistic STA-16
PostPosted: Jan Sat 26, 2019 7:33 pm 
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Well, here it is in all of it's glory... STA-16B, 1977 build. looks even worse in person. would clean up to be a nice little desk top receiver if the OO had not engraved their SSN in the face of it :roll:

gonna revive it anyway after I get the 30+ years worth of dust and nicotine (resin*) off of it

* https://www.bing.com/search?q=the%20wil ... 35D2DB7AE0

Moderator please move to appropriate catagory, Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Receiver ID'd Realistic STA-16B
PostPosted: Jan Sun 27, 2019 7:16 am 
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I like Radio Shack's gear from that era. My STA225 sounds pretty sweet and has decent 50wpc output. Here's the STA16 from their '77 catalog.
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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Receiver ID'd Realistic STA-16B
PostPosted: Jan Sun 27, 2019 7:49 am 
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30-page high-resolution service manual...
https://www.hifiengine.com/manual_libra ... -16b.shtml

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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Receiver ID'd Realistic STA-16B
PostPosted: Jan Wed 30, 2019 1:58 am 
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a bit of cleaning, some de-ox-it, a bit of scrubbing, half a roll of paper towels, some 405, a few dial light bulbs, an old tooth brush and:

the fuzziness is just my camera ineptness :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Receiver ID'd Realistic STA-16B
PostPosted: Jan Thu 31, 2019 8:18 am 
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You've brought it from dumpster fodder to Diva, nice job! I guessed it would make a fine receiver for headphones.
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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Receiver ID'd Realistic STA-16B
PostPosted: Jan Thu 31, 2019 2:16 pm 
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Looks pretty, nice save!
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