Sony TA 1010 amplifier. 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.
TA 1010 is a amplifier with an exceptionally original design from the early 1970s. TA 1010 is characterized by a soft and warm analog sound and still attracts fans till today, especially among amateurs of turntables and reel-to-reel players.
The enclosure has been totally revitalized, made of rosewood. The wood finish is Chinese oil produced from natural oils and natural turpentine-based beeswax. Potentiometers in perfect condition.
The front panel is made from brushed aluminum. The device has been fully reviewed and serviced, equipped with new aluminum legs. Collector?s model. The item is in perfect!
– power – 2 x 30W /4 Ohm, 2 x 15W / 8Ohm, stereo
– frequency response – 20Hz – 60kHz
– total harmonic distortion – 0.5%
– input sensitivity – 1,2mV (MM), 250mV (line)
– signal to noise ratio – 70dB (MM), 90dB (line)
– weight – 7 kg
– outout – 250V (Line), 36mV (DIN)
– dimensions – 42cm x 13cm x 25cm (szer. x wys. x gł.)
– produced in 1971/72
– produced in Japan