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    Considering the ammount of people on this forum im a bit disapointed at the lack of advise and assistance being given ... was it something I said?

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    Your questions are about a pretty old piece of equipment that many may not even have heard of, let alone know technical details about. It's probably best to assume that most members here are not necessarily experts in Hi-Fi. We do have a few here who have experience of vintage gear, but they may not have seen your enquiries.
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    Be patient my friend. Hi fi forums are a place people wander in and out of.
    In time the right person will see your post and it may even be the person who over hauls your new to you hifi.
    For some reason all hifi forums have slowed down, this one is no exception. and people are racing around getting ready for Christmas and New Years.
    It looks well made but here in the U.S. Sharp is not a well respected brand much like Sanyo. So not all are going to try service it.
    I could see that powering a nice pair of Klipsch RB61. I know how you feel I once tried to find someone to service a well loved belt drive BIC turntable and was laughed out of the shop!
    By new years my bet is someone will contact you. This is really the most helpful bunch of guys anywhere and we have a lot of fun here.
    It may take time but the right person well respond. That all in one is 53 to 54 years old built in 65? I'm sure it is worth servicing if there are no critical proprietary parts missing or broken.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unite View Post
    Considering the ammount of people on this forum im a bit disapointed at the lack of advise and assistance being given ... was it something I said?
    I only got to your thread just now, give us a chance!

    Not that I can be much help. This is before my time. Yes it is a pretty minty looking example you've got but if you are intending to use it regularly then it's worth having it looked at as per the article.


    There are some people on this forum who will probably be able to give you chapter and verse on the unit: https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/
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    Easily 70's if memory serves. Made quite a few models. Din socket as Geoff say could be utilised for a CD player with a variable line
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    Comments taken fully taken on board guys...Grant when you talk about a variable line exactly what do you mean buddy..thanks to everyome for the help thus far..much appreciated...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unite View Post
    Comments taken fully taken on board guys...Grant when you talk about a variable line exactly what do you mean buddy..thanks to everyome for the help thus far..much appreciated...
    line out from the cd... some have a variable output so you can set it to the input of the amp. will often be a adjuster on the back.. it is a handy thing to have as some amps dont want full 2v output from cd
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    Also. Not exactly a tidy solution, but if the CD player has a headphone socket with volume control, you can take output from this to feed into the tape socket on back of the Sharp unit and then you'll have adjustable levels. You'd need a 3.5mm jack plug lead with DIN plug on other end, probably available from ebay for not much cost.
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    John,
    You will get a few more 'hits' if you google Sharp Golden Sound GS 5500, like: https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/sharp_gs_5500gs550.html

    My guess is it was not made for the UK market, or if it was in a very limited way, so you are unlikely to get much response other than generic advice on 1960s ''all in ones'', sorry. Alan
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    It was most likely very limited , the wood work dose not lend its self to mass production.
    It would be great to find its original speakers.
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