Sony STR 6800 SD Dolby System receiver. Classic Vintage. Fully revitalized.
The company was established by Masaru Ibuka and Akio Morita in Tokyo in 1946 as Tokyo Tsushin Kenkyu-jo Research Institute, initialy providing service. A year later, it was transformed into a company called Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha (abbreviated Totsuko), whose main purpose was the production of telecommunications equipment and voltmeters. The 50’s turned out to be crucial for the company. At that time, a tape recorder and transistor radio were created, and in 1955 a decision was made to use the SONY logo on Totsuko products. The name came from the Latin word “sonus” – sound and “sonny boy” – used in the US to describe a little boy. The 1960s were a period of rapid development and international expansion for the company. Then also TA-1120 was created, which is the world’s first stereo receiver based on silicon transistors. In 1979, the iconic SONY product appeared on the market, a portable “walkman” cassette player. In the following decades, the company also introduced and promoted trademarks such as discman, trinitron and playstation.
The company’s rapid growth has boosted sales and reputation. In 1960, the decision was made to open the first foreign branches in the USA and Switzerland, making Sony become a true international corporation.
The STR series is one of the biggest commercial hits in the history of the Japanese company, at least in the audio equipment category. These models are distinguished not only by the beautiful design, but also by their longevity and reliability. Many lucky owners praise the sound and performance of the STR models, saying that these receivers work exactly like forty years ago. In the category of devices that combine an amplifier and a radio receiver in one enclosure it was a flagship model. The tuner itself is reportedly not just an extra gadget, in fact, according to users it works great even on a piece of a regular ‘wire’.
The STR-6800 is a receiver from the second half of the 70s. Its design, quality and efficiency often exceed the expectations of the most demanding listeners. The model is characterized by longevity and excellent sound quality. The sound is warm, soft and extremely pleasant.
The enclosure has been completely revitalized, potentiometers are in perfect condition, metal elements of the enclosure have been sandblasted and painted using the automotive wet painting technique. New teak side boards give the set an elegant and refined look. The front panel is made from brushed aluminum.
Collector’s item. The device is in perfect condition. New green illumination of the front panel.
The device has been fully reviewed and serviced.
– power – 2 x 80W at 8Ohm, stereo
– FM range 88-108 MHz, does not require re-tuning
– frequency response – 10Hz – 30kHz
– total harmonic distortion – 0.15%
– input sensitivity – 2,5mV (MM), 250mV (line)
– signal-to-noise ratio – 77dB (MM), 90dB (line)
– weight – 18 kg
– output – 250mV (line)
– damping factor – 40
– dimensions – 53,5cm x 18cm x 40cm (width x height x depth)
– year of production – 1976-78
– made in Japan