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February 28, 2010

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Keith Rennie

Nice find Angelo!
Thanks again for sharing your collection.
I'm lucky to have a 780 as well, but I think a cap or too needs replacing and I haven't built up the courage to do it yet. Good thing is there is lots of space to work in.
Cheers,
Keith

moogbass

I have three(!) Aimor boomboxes model number ST-804. How I came to have three is a long story, but they are built like tanks and have very good FM tuners. I don't remember testing the AM on them, so I can't comment.

Angelo

Moogbass: I would love to see a photo of one of those. When do you think they were made?

moogbass

Angelo: I think 1979 or 1980... I'll try to take a few pics tonight. The boombox(es) may be a little dusty, I haven't used them in some time. When cleaned up, at least one of them is minty (eBay term). The appearance of the Aimor is more "military" and less "street smart" like the JVCs. They have dual 6.5" Foster woofers, dual cone tweeters, and one Hitachi amp chip per channel, so the sound is quite good (and loud). The power transformer is huge for a boombox (it barely gets warm after extended high volumes), and the cassette flywheel looks like a small bagel. The Aimor ST-804 has surprising build quality for a brand that wasn't very common...

moogbass

Angelo: As promised...

Aimor ST-804 Face:

[IMG]http://i49.tinypic.com/2h8bhac.jpg[/IMG]

Aimor ST-804 Top:

[IMG]http://i47.tinypic.com/148ogpf.jpg[/IMG]

You can see with a soda (pop) can for reference, it's not small!

The controls are from left to right: 1) Stereo Wide, Stereo, Mono 2) Metal, Chrome, Normal Tape 3) Radio/Phono, Tape 4) Volume knob 5) Tone control 6) Balance knob 7) and the slider to the far right is the radio band switch. (All these are from memory, so I might have Tone and Balance interchanged.)

I should review this for Jeff too, but I have to finish the JVC RC-345 first.

Grant

For sale on ebay: SONY ICF-S5W SSP Best Portable AM MW Radio Ever Made!!! Better the GE SUPER RADIO, C CRANE ETC

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Auction ends Jun 12, 201114:40:01 PDT

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