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    

Technics Sa1000Vintage Fisher 400 Wide Band Fm Multiplex Tube Receiver W/ Manual Sounds Great! Vintage Sansui G-8000 Receiver Super Nice Cleaned Serviced Pioneer Marantz Pioneer Sx-1080 Vintage Stereo Monster ReceiverSansui G-7500 Receiver Vintage Stereo AmplifierSansui G-9000 Stereo Receiver Model G9000 VintageVtg Jbl L100 Speakers Vintage Fisher 800b Tube Receiver Parts Or Rebuild OnlyVintage Pioneer Sx1250 Sx-1250 Stereo Amplifier Receiver Audio Audiophile AmpVtg Japanese Pioneer Elite M-91 Hi-fi Solid State Stereo Receiver AmplifierPair Of Vintage Marantz Model 5 Mono Block Tube Amplifiers Amp Amplifier NrVintage Fisher 500-c 500c Tube Stereo Fm Receiver WorksVintage Sansui Qrx-7500 4 Channel Am/fm Stereo Receiver W/ Wood Trim - WorksParadigm Reference Studio / 20 V.2 Speakers AudiophileVintage Sansui 9090db Stereo Receiver As-is For Parts Or Repair No Reserve !Vtg Polk Audio Sda Crs Speakers W/ Boxes And Cable Great ConditionMcintosh Mac 4100 Am/fm Stereo Receiver Super Clean - Collector QualityThe Fisher Model 400 Wide Band Fm Multiplex Receiver Vintage 65 W Amplifier UsaSony Str-v6 Vintage Hi-fidelity Monster Stereo Receiver Strv6 Str-v 6 Very Nice!Vintage Marantz 2250b ReceiverExcellent Luxman R-1070 Vintage Am/fm Stereo Receiver In Box W/manual, PhonoMarantz Model 2230Pioneer Sx-950 Vintage Stereo ReceiverVintage Marantz 2252b Stereophonic ReceiverVintage Marantz Model 2238b 4 Channel Am/fm Stereo Receiver - Parts/repairTandberg Tr 2075 Mkii Receiver Good ConditionVintage Tandberg Tr 2075 Stereo Receiver Made In NorwayRealistic Sta-2100d Monster Vintage Receiver Working TlcVintage Marantz 2270 Stereophonic Receiver, In Good ConditionVintage Marantz Model 4240 Receiver Stereo 2 + Quadradial 4Vintage Bang & Olufsen B&o Beocenter 7000 Turntable Stereo Receiver W/ Remote++Hitachi Sr2004Champagne Marantz 2270- Professionally Serviced -led Upgrade- 60 Day WarrantyPioneer Sx-980Marantz Model Twenty-two (22) Stereo Receiver W/ Wood Case, Just ServicedMarantz Model 2238 B Stereo Receiver Wc Wood Case 9/10 Needs Nothing! AmplifierVintage Marantz 2230 ReceiverKenwood Model Eleven G Am/fm Stereo Receiver ~vintage~Vintage Pioneer Sx-750 Receiver Vintage Fisher 500c Fm Stereo Receiver, Wood Case, Not Working, Parts Or RepairParts/repair The Fisher 400 Wide Band Fm Multiplex Tube Receiver Powers-on As-isPioneer Sx-750 Stereo Receiver * Serviced * Tested * BlackMarantz 2015 Stereophonic ReceiverVtg Dbx 3bx Series Two 3 Band Dynamic Range ExpanderVintage Marantz 2235b Stereophonic Reciever- Parts Or RepairSansui G 8000 Receiver Checked Out And Works WellVintage Pioneer Stereo Reciever Sx-880 190 Watts *refurbished* **low Reserve**Yamaha Cr-1020 Am/fm Stereo ReceiverVtg Pristine Marantz 5025b Caussette Deck Player RecorderPioneer Sx-3900 UsedVtg Realistic Lab-420 Direct Drive TurntableToshiba Sa-7100 Stereo Receiver -working -beautiful Cabinet & Facia -vintageMarantz 2325 Receiver - W/ Led UpgradeVintage Marantz 2330 Stereo ReceiverSansui G-7000 Pure Power Dc Stereo Receiver In Great Working ConditionPioneer Sx-950 Stereo Receiver Looks Great & Sounds Amazing Rare Very Cool !!!!!Vintage Pioneer Stereo Receiver - Model Sx-750 - Great DealSansui Qr 6500 4 Channel Receiver 470 Watts W/ Box Owners & Service Manuals RareMarantz 2235b Receiver- Exquisite, Serviced With ManualThe Fisher 550-t Vintage Amp Fm Stereo Receiver Tested Works With Walnut Case