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 Post subject: Wintech stereo
PostPosted: Mar Sat 07, 2020 8:09 pm 
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I saw a Wintech R1060 stereo at an estate sale today. It's an AM/FM/TV receiver. It has one knob for VHF and one for UHF TV audio reception. Looks like it is rated at 60 wpc. It had a $200 price tag on it. Even knowing nothing about it at the sale, that seemed a bit steep to me. The person running the sale couldn't tell me anything about it. Anyone one familiar with this maker, or what this model would be worth?

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 Post subject: Re: Wintech stereo
PostPosted: Mar Sat 07, 2020 9:36 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Wintech stereo
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I saw this one for sale on ebay for $150 BIN or make offer. It's a Wintec, not Wintech. It is a bit unusual to have a VHF/UHF TV audio tuner in a receiver like this.

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 Post subject: Re: Wintech stereo
PostPosted: Mar Sat 07, 2020 10:34 pm 
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Made 1978-81. Quite well made. Google Wintec (correct spelling) R1060 for lots of info. $200 is high. Before I spend more than $50 on any stereo receiver I want to hear it play. If the seller can't do that then I assume it's a parts unit until proven otherwise.

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 Post subject: Re: Wintech stereo
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That's a new one. Looks to be pretty nice also.


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 Post subject: Re: Wintech stereo
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Keep in mind it's not going to work on today's digital TV signals without a converter box!


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 Post subject: Re: Wintech stereo
PostPosted: Mar Tue 10, 2020 5:03 pm 
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Wintec made solid items that were reliable and sounded good. But they never got really big as a brand name.
Unfortunately the TV audio band is useless today due to the changeover from analog to digital TV broadcasting.

$200 seems like a high price for an estate sale. I bet it won't sell at that price.

Note: Some estate sale companies periodically hold a "warehouse sale" to clear out the items that didn't sell immediately. Watch for when those happen. That's where I get a lot of great items for $50.

I wouldn't pay more than $50 for this particular item, but then I'm good at repairing vintage stereo gear, so I usually search for items that "need repair"

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 Post subject: Re: Wintech stereo
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Wintech was usually priced competitively compared to Yamaha, Pioneer, etc, but with more features. They would be bundled with speakers and a turntable. The R1060 info is from audio associates catalog (late 70s, '77 or '78), a chain from VA and MD. They were more upscale listing Tandberg and McIntosh gear as well as ADS and Klipsch.


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