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Hi all

I am concedering buying an

 

-Sherwood S-7910 Receiver

$700 AUS

In Good cosmetic and working condition 

 

What are they worth in todays market ?

Is it a good receiver for the money 

Or should I spend dose money on some other brand?

I have permanent disability so i listen to music all day long

 

I thought i get something to spice up my days, as I really enjoy Vintage gear❤️

 

Thank you all

For your responses 🙏🏼

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Rob001 said:

Hi all

I am concedering buying an

 

-Sherwood S-7910 Receiver

$700 AUS

In Good cosmetic and working condition 

 

What are they worth in todays market ?

Is it a good receiver for the money 

Or should I spend dose money on some other brand?

I have permanent disability so i listen to music all day long

 

I thought i get something to spice up my days, as I really enjoy Vintage gear❤️

 

Thank you all

For your responses 🙏🏼

 

 

 

 

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For that sort of price, it should come with a warranty. 50 years ago it was a pretty good 65w/channel receiver, with quite a good tuner and quite a good phono pre-amp section.

I guess it depends what you're plugging into it and what you're driving also (speakers, headphones).

If it's in top-notch condition, then it should give quite a few years of enjoyable listening. Would need to be top-notch for $700.

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Just now, rantan said:

Agree with @Cloth Ears.

 

However it isn't even close to being worth $700. Assuming it has had some sort of technician inspection ans is 100% functional, it would be a reasonable buy at $200.

I mostly agree with you @rantan. I never actually used one of these, but as an amp I would whole-heartedly agree. But the phono and tuner sections might be a hefty value add in the pre-amp over the power amp section.

 

If we were talking a Sansui Eight, then I'd be on more comfortable territory. But, if it's been refurbished, then it might last another 50 years!

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The thing is that nobody seeking a good phono section is going to be drawn to this.

 

It doesn't have cult/hipster cred like Sansui and others.

 

By any standards this is a 50-ish year old journeyman receiver and I am guessing this price is from some dealer who bought from somebody else.

for next-to-nothing.

This is not to say that it is unworthy for someone with modest requirements, but it is what it is and $700 is sheer fantasy.

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Hi

thank you for all your responses

Yes I thought so was over priced!

 

i did feel as he was taking advantage of me and my condition and tons of meds

cant focus

i get confused and overwhelmed 

trying really hard to find something 🤯

 

i will be using it with my 

-turntable and playing music through the Aux 

 

The last few sales on Hifi Shark are $400 in Australia 

ghat i just find out

i didn’t know to check 


someone told me for that price should be fully recapped !


i don't know how to approach him about 

it

 

it dose have a scratch on top of face place plate, that is concerning me?

a bit faded writhing as well?

 

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7 hours ago, Rob001 said:

i don't know how to approach him about 

it

 

It is easy. Just let him know you are offering $200, take-it-or-leave-it, with perhaps another $50 up your sleeve.

 

There really is no shortage of average 30+ years old receivers for sale

 

Ultimately it is your choice, but you came seeking advice and that consensus is around $200-250. Everybody is here to help and nobody is trying to be negative in any way, but if you choose to pay $700 or even $500 you will be paying well above its actual value.

 

Have a look around on your local gumtree listings, I am sure there will be may choices available to you.

Anyway, good luck,whatever you decide.

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For 700 you should look for a 70' Sansui or Marantz receiver.

 

Be aware that any amp/receiver that age in original condition will have old worn capacitors and will need them replaced with quality new capacitors if you are after long term trouble free operation.

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