Realistic STA-2100 Receiver, Monster Power on a Budget! - SOLD

Sale price Price $699.00 Regular price $699.00 Unit price  per 

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Even people who aren’t into hifi know Radio Shack, and anyone who knows Radio Shack knows the Realistic brand. In the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, Radio Shack/Realistic/Optimus gear was competing head-to-head with the Pioneers and Sansuis of the world.  

The Realistic STA-2100 receiver was RS’s “monster” in 1978, sporting 120 watts per channel of solid state power and the same whiz-bang features offered by those mainstream brands for 2/3 the price. Multiple inputs and outputs to allow for tape loops, or external processors and EQs. VU meters add to the drama, showing you just how much juice you are delivering to your speakers in real time. 

These pieces look and perform very admirably.  Power delivery is clean and consistent, and the receiver sounds great with vintage speakers of the time… Large Advents, ARs, or JBL L100s come to mind. 

This unit has been fully serviced and cleaned. It sounds great!  Multiple caps and transistors have been replaced to make sure it is operating to original specifications. All the lights give the listener a neat and clean display.  The tuner pulls in stations very well also. 

And the price is just right. If you’ve ever wanted a higher powered “silver face” on a budget, this is it! 

$699 (plus applicable sales tax and/or shipping)