A receiver is a home audio component integrating an amplifier with a radio, known as a tuner. The first firm to produce a consumer product combining these capabilities was Harmon/Kardon, which shipped its Festival TA230 stereo receiver in 1958. Beginning in the mid-1960s, when stereo LPs began to replace mono vinyl records, the receiver became the powerhouse of the budding audiophile's hi-fi system, which also included a turntable, a pair of speakers, and perhaps a reel-to-reel tape deck. One of the most acclaimed solid-state receivers of the 1960s was the 35-watt Fisher 500-C, introduced in 1964 for a retail price of $369. Marantz, another important manufacturer, released its Model 18 receiver ($595) in 1967.

Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

The Vintage Knob

The Vintage Knob

The Vintage Knob is an extensive resource on all types of audio electronics organized by manufacturer, from Aiwa to… [read review or visit site]

Most watched eBay auctions    

Vintage Yamaha Cr-2020 Natural Sound Audiophile Stereo Receiver W/ Wood Trim #3Pioneer Sx-3900 Am/fm Stereo ReceiverVintage Mcintosh Mx110 Am-fm Stereo Tuner Preamplifier Z-series, No Reserve!Vtg Marantz Sm-7 150 Wpc Amplifier Amp Esotec MonsterVintage Pioneer Sx-1280 Stereo Receiver Nice Example Amp Multi Voltage Repair Pioneer Sx-1250 Vintage Receiver Working Read DescriptionPioneer Stereo Receiver Model Sx-850 BeautifulYamaha Cr-1020 Natural Sound Vintage 1970's Powerful Stereo ReceiverVtg Sony Ta-n77es Power Amp Amplifier Parts Repair Es Monster Sansui 9090db - Mint Condition - (no Reserve) Vintage Pioneer Sx-1250 Stereo Receiver Nice Example Amp Multi Voltage Repair Realistic Sta - 2100 Vintage Stereo Receiver Sansui 1977 Vintage Stereo Receiver Model 8080 Db Great ConditionSansui G7000 Stereo Receiver Amplifier G-7000Vintage Marantz 2270 Am/fm Stereo Receiver For Parts Or Repair 1973Marantz 2240 Vintage Stereo Receiver, Decent!Pioneer Pl-530 Vintage TurntableRealistic Receiver Sta-2100d *fresh RestorationHafler 9505 Transnova Power AmplifierMarantz Stereo Amplifier Model 1200 1200b Amp For Parts Or RepairPioneer Sx-3900 Vintage Receiver - 120wpc - Great Condition - (no Reserve)Vintage Pioneer Sx-980 High Quality Receiver, Working As Shown In Videos Beauty!Nakamichi Ta-4a High Definition Tuner Amplifier Nelson Pass Stasis CircuitryVintage Realistic Sta-2100 D Power Stereo Receiver NiceVintage Pioneer Sx-1250 Stereo ReceiverEstate* Early Pioneer Sm-b200 Stereo Master Tube Receiver (4) Mullard Ecl82Marantz Vintage Stereophonic Receiver Model 2270 Pioneer Sx-1050 Receiver - Fully RestoredPioneer Sx-1250 Vintage Receiver For Parts Or Repair Scott 340b Tube Receiver With SchematicKenwood Kr-7600 Am/fm Stereo Receiver,serviced And TestedRealistic Sta-2100d Antique Vintage Stereo Receiver Amplifier *not Working*Vintage Pioneer Sx-650 Stereo ReceiverSansui G-9000 RecieverMint! Vintage Pioneer Sx-535 Am/fm Stereo Receiver W/original BoxFisher 500c Vacuum Tube Receiver Marantz 2230 Stereo Receiver70's Sansui 2000x Am/fm Stereo Reciever-35 Wpc- Works, Needs Tlc To Be 100%Vintage Sherwood S-8900 Fm Stereo Receiver1973 Kenwood Kr-5200 -am/fm Stereo Receiver- 30watts X 2 -works & Sounds Great !Marantz 2275 Stereo ReceiverVintage Marantz 2238 Stereophonic ReceiverVintage Sansui Stereo Receiver 881 **powers On**Tandberg Tr-2040 - Great Condition Blue Lights Vintage Receiver RareVintage Stereo Receiver Sansui Receiver 9090Eico Classic Series 2536 Fm Stereo Tube Receiver 18/36 Watts Gz34a And Em84 Vtg1966 The Fisher 550-t Stereo Receiver Fm Am Vintage Integrated Amplifier Nice Pioneer Sx-1010 Classic Silver Era Vintage Receiver - A Real Beauty! Near MintFisher 800c All Original With ManualsSansui 8080db Vintage Stereo RecieverPioneer Sx-880 Am/fm Stereo Receiver. 60 Watts Per Channel Rms. Tested.Vintage Fisher 500-c Stereo Tube Receiver W/ Original ManualVintage Harman/kardon 430 Twin Powered Stereo Receiver Vintage Marantz 2230 Am/fm Stereo Receiver Tested Great Working Condition! Nice!Vintage Fisher 550-t Stereo Receiver,wood Cabinet,owners Manual,usa, RepairRealistic Sta-2100d Antique Vintage Stereo Receiver Amplifier *not Working*Marantz 2330b Stereo Receiver Led Upgrade With Wood CaseVintage Mcs 3285 Stereo ReceiverPioneer Sx-434 Am/fm Vintage Stereo Receiver Tested Very Nice AudiophileVintage Pioneer Stereo Receiver Sx-580 Tuner