Friday, November 12, 2010

21. Technics SA-5270 Receiver From 1977

This line of Technics (Panasonic) receivers are just plain beautiful! I swear the light just glows on these. I've had a couple of them and they feature a good tuner section and above average looks, great fit and finish. The series includes: 5770, 5570, 5470, 5370, 5270, 5170 and 5070. The 5270 was on the lower end. It featured 35 watts per channel and a total harmonic distortion of .3%. It retailed for about $280 back in 1977, which in today's dollars is roughly $1000! You can get one for under $50.00 easily.

6 comments:

  1. Dials,meter movments and printed digits are much prettier than red bright meaningless LEDS

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  2. This was my first reciver I bought when I was a sophmore in High School. Purchased from Illinois Audio which I would later work for.
    They dont make it like that anymore and I wish I still had it.

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  3. Just got my SA-5370 back from the repair shop.I bought it in 1977 when I was 19. Wow. The sound I was missing for so many years.The FM has a slight problem but the phono and all other settings work perfectly.Great receiver and better than 90% of the newer ones on the market.

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  4. I have the 5370 receiver and like it very much. I'm curious about your photo here. The color of the display looks very cool compared to mine, which glows cream colored. I'm using the 12V 150mA Fuse Type Lamps. What are you using to get that cool color, (or is the white balance off on your camera?)

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  5. I got a technics Sa 5270 and I was wondering if you can hook up a record player up to it or is it just am/fm thank you.

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