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Front View
EBay Auction #145276978
Date: August 11th, 1999

Front View
EBay Auction #287978695
Date: March 20th, 2000

Rear View
EBay Auction #145276978
Date: August 11th, 1999

Rear View (export model, note voltage selector, no Dolby slot)
Date: June 15th, 2001

Retail Price370
First Year1977
Last Year1979
Wood CaseWC-122
Silver FaceYes
Speaker ConnectionsTwo sets
Chassis GroundBinding Post
AC SwitchYes
Fusingrear, 4 amps
Switched AC Outlets1, 100w
Unswitched AC Outlets1, 200w
Power Consumption170 watts, 27 idle
Special Option 1DLB1 Dolby FM Decoder (US Models only)

Width17 1/4
Height5 1/2
Depth14 1/4
Weight26.4 lbs, 33 packed

RMS Power Per Channel38 @ 8 ohms, 48 @ 4
Damping Factor @ Load Impedance55
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)0.08% @ 8, 0.1% @ 4
Power Bandwidth20 Hz - 20 kHz
Intermodulation Distortion (IM)0.8%,0.1%
Input Impedance33k
Input Sensitivity for Full Output1.5 v

FM Tuner
Gyro Tuningyes
RF Sensitivity1.9 uV
300 Ohm Binding Postsyes
75 Ohm Binding Postsyes
75 Ohm F Connectoryes
50 dB quieting sensitivity, Stereo40 uV
50 dB quieting sensitivity, Mono2.8 uV
THD, Mono0.15%
THD, Stereo0.30%
Signal to Noise Ratio, Mono73 dB
Frequency Response30 Hz to 15 kHz, +/- 1.5 dB (stereo)
Capture Ratio1.0 dB
IF Image Rejection60 dB
IF Rejection90 dB
Stereo Subcarrier Rejection65 dB
Alternate Channel Selectivity (wide or normal)070 dB
Spurious Rejection90 dB
AM Carrier Rejection50 dB
Stereo Separation at 1 kHz45 dB
Mono Switchyes
Signal Strength Meteryes
Center Tuning Meteryes
Stereo Lampyes
Dolby Lampyes
Muting Switchyes
25 uS Deemphasis Switch (Dolby Associated)yes
Dolby Fm Decoding Optionyes
Quadradial Output (FM Discriminator output, unequalized)on some units
Illuminated Dial Pointeryes

AM Tuner
RF Sensitivity15 uV
Alternate Channel Selectivity46 dB
IF Rejection40 dB
Image Rejection45 dB
Signal to Noise Ratio50 dB
Spurious Response Rejection60 dB
Signal Strength MeteringYes
External Ferrite AntennaYes
Antenna binding Postsyes

Multiple Bass Adjustmentsyes
Multiple Midrange Adjustmentsyes
Multiple Treble Adjustmentsyes
High Filteryes
Gain Controlyes
Loudness ContourYes
Number of Tape MonitorsOne
Auxillary Input SourceYes
Phono Input SourceYes
Phono Pickup Impedance Control47 k, 100 pf
Cartridge Type SelectionMM
Tuner Source InputAM/FM
2nd Source Tape input (as opposed to a tape monitor)Yes
Tape MonitorYes
Preamp to Amplifier Jumper(s)yes
Headphone Jack(s)Yes
Speaker Selection NomenclatureSystem 1,2

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