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Thread: *FREE* Sony STR-6055 Vintage Receiver NOT WORKING

  1. #1
    Join Date: Apr 2014

    Location: Oxfordshire

    Posts: 540
    I'm Geoff.

    Default *FREE* Sony STR-6055 Vintage Receiver NOT WORKING

    PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT WORKING. DO NOT PLUG IT INTO YOUR SPEAKERS UNTIL MENDED!!

    Nice old Sony receiver that if working, I believe are well thought of. Lovely build quality - the internals of the switches are beautifully engineered etc.

    It worked briefly when I first plugged it in but now only emits a series of worrying cracks, pops etc.

    I have removed the internal fuses to use in something else but it is otherwise complete.

    Sadly, I don't have the skills to repair it and I don't think it would be economically viable to get someone else to do it for me. Much too nice a thing to go to the tip though.
    Cosmetically, the front panel is very good. The top is a bit tatty but looking at google, there seems to have been an optional wooden sleeve you could get (this one doesn't have it).

    So if it's any use to you, come and pick it up from just outside Bicester (M40, J9) - sooner the better. If you fancy bringing me a cheap bottle of wine to soften the pain of what I bought it for (it was working then!), so much the better but it's entirely discretionary. I'm just trying to save it from scrap.

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    Join Date: Oct 2012

    Location: The Black Country

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    I'm Alan.

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    Hi Geoff, I've had stuff off you in the past so let's turn this on its head:

    If you can get this up to me I'll give it a service, throw in a bottle of plonk and it's completely reversed

    As you say far too nice to scrap.

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    Join Date: Apr 2014

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    That's very generous of you Alan. Thank you.
    I'll drop you a PM.

    I'll find something else to put on here instead!

    Geoff

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    Join Date: Jan 2018

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    That's the way! Nice one Firebottle!

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    Join Date: Apr 2014

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    Sadly, despite a couple of attempts at repair, this is still poorly so if anyone wants it, please come and pick it up.

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    Join Date: Apr 2016

    Location: Gravesend and France

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    I'm paul.

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    I use the very same unit in my listening room. I would have it and get my mate to fix it but too far for me to collect. So did Alan try to fix it?
    Sony STR 6055 Denon DP80 Stax UA-70 Shure Ultra 500 in a Martin Bastin body with jico stylus Zu omen

    Office system, DIY CSS fullrange speakers with aurum cantus G2 ribbons Najda dsp as dac Akai AM-U02 Jvc QL-A51 direct drive turntable
    SAE1000LT leema sub. JVC Z4S cart is in the house

    Garage system another Sony receiver, cassette deck and full range drivers in free air


    System components are subject to change without warning and at the discretion of the owner.

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    Join Date: Oct 2012

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    I did find a capacitor that was breaking down in the ancillaries power supply section, perhaps there are more?

    Usual problem of tracing an intermittent fault

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    Join Date: Apr 2016

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebottle View Post
    I did find a capacitor that was breaking down in the ancillaries power supply section, perhaps there are more?

    Usual problem of tracing an intermittent fault
    Yes I can imagine what a problem it could be. I've spent many an hour trying to fault find vrf air conditioning systems and water chillers. The old chillers had step controllers and it was a case of bridging out switches and sensors until the step controller went through its sequence and finally continued to run. The new stuff is electronic but even now not always as clever as they need to be and tell you where the problem lies.
    Sony STR 6055 Denon DP80 Stax UA-70 Shure Ultra 500 in a Martin Bastin body with jico stylus Zu omen

    Office system, DIY CSS fullrange speakers with aurum cantus G2 ribbons Najda dsp as dac Akai AM-U02 Jvc QL-A51 direct drive turntable
    SAE1000LT leema sub. JVC Z4S cart is in the house

    Garage system another Sony receiver, cassette deck and full range drivers in free air


    System components are subject to change without warning and at the discretion of the owner.

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    Join Date: May 2012

    Location: Dagenham Essex

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    I'm I'mteachingmarcotheartofpishanto.

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    I have the same unit with the wooden case , Its a quality unit and deservs saving , PLEASE someone save it !!!!
    I am also to far away re collecting
    Music , fills the gaps between silence !

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    Join Date: Dec 2016

    Location: Salisbury

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    Do you know Kevin Green in Bicester? He works on old Audiolab / Maclaren kit but can look at this for you. He doesn't charge too much for great results.

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