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Sony ST-S770ES

Beschrijving / Description

FM Stereo / FM-AM Tuner (1991-92)
The Sony ST-S770ES was the company's best hi-fi tuner, so it had to be good.
It was the top of the company's premium ES range (above the 500 and 300 series), with exceptional build quality and thoroughbred engineering in a large (430x95x372mm, 5.8kg) container. The ST-770ES, for example, despite the fact that the RDS (Radio Data System) had been around for a few years, did not have it installed, but the cheaper tuners in the range did. Why! Because Sony's engineers couldn't get the unit to sound as well as they desired with an RDS chip inside, they decided to remove it. In other words, it was built to prioritize sound quality over all else but, because it was made in Japan, it didn't mean it was devoid of the majority of the frills expected of a premium tuner.

If this tuner had sounded bad, it wouldn't have been such a big deal, but the Sony was one of the best-performing designs of its day. When you consider its extensive utility, it's easy to see why it's so unique: it was a jack of all trades and a master of many. Whether you were listening to FM, MW, or LW, the 770ES outperformed any regular hi-fi tuner by a little margin. Then you'd do a second take and wonder why, sixty miles outside the capital, that London FM station was coming through with such clarity. The answer was that it possessed a superior RF front end with superior sensitivity (Sony quoted 0.9uV with a 75 ohm aerial, IHF weighted) than anything its competitors could provide. The Sony drew in FM stations like they were going out of style, even with one of those wet piece of string internal ribbon aerials.

If this tuner had sounded bad, it wouldn t have been such a big deal, but the Sony was one of the best-performing designs of its day. When you consider its extensive utility, it's easy to see why it's so unique: it was a jack of all trades and a master of many. Whether you were listening to FM, MW, or LW, the 770ES outperformed any regular hi-fi tuner by a little margin. Then you'd do a second take and wonder why, sixty miles outside the capital, that London FM station was coming through with such clarity. The answer was that it possessed a superior RF front end with superior sensitivity (Sony quoted 0.9uV with a 75 ohm aerial, IHF weighted) than anything its competitors could provide. The Sony drew in FM stations like they were going out of style, even with one of those wet piece of string internal ribbon aerials.




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Specificaties / Specifications

Type: Mono/Stereo Tuner
Tuning Bands: FM, MW
Tuning Scale: Digital
FM Tuning Range: 87.5 to 108 MHz
MW Tuning Range: 531 to 1602 kHz
Sensitivity: 0.9uV (FM), 250uV (MW)
Signal to Noise Ratio: 86dB (FM), 54dB (MW)
Distortion: 0.08% (FM), 0.3% (MW)
Selectivity: 90dB (FM), 65dB (MW)
Output: 400mV (FM)
Dimensions: 430 x 95 x 372mm
Weight: 5.8kg

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€ 189,00