Tag Archives: Sony

Sony TA-2000F Preamp Overhaul

From Rain City Audio: This venerable Sony preamp was seen at Rain City Audio last September 2015 when it came in for an evaluation. That check-up revealed a clean bill of health at the time, but over the past several … Continue reading

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1967 Sony TFM-116L Transistor Radio Repair

From Rain City Audio: This cute little Sony 11-transistor portable AM/FM radio, the TFM-116L, recently came through the shop. It’s owner purchased it new back in 1967 while he was stationed overseas with the armed forces, and had been listening … Continue reading

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Sony ST-J75 Recap and Alignment

Cross-posted from the Rain City Audio Repair Blog: The Sony ST-J75 is a pretty well regarded, great sounding stereo FM tuner from the early ’80s. It’s one of the first forrays into digital tuning, with a frequency read-out, programmable memory, … Continue reading

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1974 Sony STR-6200F Receiver Overhaul and Alignment

From the Rain City Audio Repair Blog: I recently got to work on a pretty big, fairly rare Sony receiver from 1973-74: the STR-6200F. It’s a powerful receiver featuring 60W per channel of power available, with quite a few inputs … Continue reading

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Sony TA-5650 Full Re-Cap and Adjustment

Cross-posted from the Rain City Audio Repair Blog: I recently got to work on another of the Sony VFET line of integrated amplifiers, the Sony TA-5650. I’ve had one through the shop previously, and this one came in for the … Continue reading

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Sony TA-5650 VFET Integrated Stereo Amplifier Overhaul

Cross-posted from the Rain City Audio Repair Blog: I recently got to work on a very interesting piece of vintage stereo gear from the golden age of hi-fi in the ’70s, the Sony TA-5650 VFET Integrated Stereo Amplifier. It’s a … Continue reading

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VD-1221 Replacement Substitute Diodes

We’re lucky that these days you don’t need to stock very many diodes in the parts drawers for refurbishing most vintage gear – pretty much everything except for the main power supply rectifiers can usually be replaced with some combination … Continue reading

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Sony TA-4650 VFET Stereo Amplifier Inspection and Upgrade

This Sony TA-4650 was shipped to me from Canada for a shop visit on its way to its ultimate owner in California, who just bought it on eBay. He had it sent to my shop for an inspection and a … Continue reading

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Sony TA-4650 VFET Stereo Integrated Amplifier Check-Up

This repair cross-posted from Rain City Audio: I recently had this Sony TA-4650 in the shop for a check-up. It was reportedly giving static in one channel. That’s trouble on an amp like this – Sony used an ambitious new technology, the VFET, a … Continue reading

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1958 Sony TR-610 Transistor Radio Repair

I just finished a new project over at Rain City Audio – 1958 Sony TR-610 Transistor Radio Repair

This Sony TR-610 came through the shop to have its electrolytic capacitors replaced. It was a quick service and this iconic 1958 transistor radio came back to life just in time, only having missed a few Mariners games! With up-rated replacement capacitors and a new battery, it will last for a very long time.

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