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    

Marantz 2500 Vintage Stereo RecieverMcintosh 1900 Vintage Receiver - Box / Manual / Appears New - Wow No ReserveSansui G-7500 Pure Power Receiver Pioneer Sx1250 ReceiverA Pair Of Mac Mc30 Tube AmpsOld School Vintage Pioneer Sx 1050 Am/fm ReceiverPioneer Sx-1050 Stereo Receiver / Beautiful Condition, One OwnerNear Mint Saba Freiburg Studio A Tube Fm Stereo Radio Receiver , Motortuning !Vintage Sansui 1000a Tube Stereo Receiver, Works Good!Mcintosh Mac 1500Vintage Marantz Stereophonic Reciever Model 2275 Working L@@kNice Marantz 2238 Am/fm Stereo Receiver / Amplifier In Original BoxVintage Pioneer Sx-780 Audiophile Am/fm Stereo Receiver W/ Wood Trim - WorksMarantz 2330 B Vintage Receiver With Original Owners ManualSansui 9090 Stereo Receiver Vintage Great ConditionMarantz Model 4270 Receiver Stereo 2+quadradial 4 W/ Sqa2 Decoder No Reserve!Mcintosh Mac-4275 Minty. Trusted Seller, $.99 Start. No ReserveVintage Marantz Sr 6000 Dc Amplifier Stereo Receiver W/ Analog Display - WorksVintage Sansui Stereo Tuner Amplifier Solid State 5000x Am Fm Receiver AmpVintage Fisher 500-b Tube Stereo Fm Receiver Sansui G-901db Pure Power Dc Stereo Receiver 160 Watt Per ChannelMarantz 2325 Stereophonic Receiver Shown With Wood CabinetRealistic Sta-78 Am/fm Stereo ReceiverPioneer Sx-950 Vintage Stereo Receiver - Excellent ConditionVintage Sansui 8080db Stereo Receiver Sherwood S-7700 Iii Tube Receiver (for Parts Of Repair) 4 Tubes Open CaseTop Of The Line Kenwood Kr-9600 Am/fm Stereo Receiver Vintage Sansui G-5500 Pure Power Dc Stereo Receiver Marantz 4400 Vintage ReceiverVintage Technics Sa-700 2 Channel 100 Watt Am/fm Stereo ReceiverPioneer Sx-800 Vintage Vacuum Tube Stereo Receiver, Works GreatMarantz 2238b Receiver - Rare Vintage, Quality Sound - Original, Great ConditionSansui 9090db 9090 Db Stereo Receiver Amplifier -not Working For Parts Or RepairVintage Pioneer Qx-9900 Monster Quad ReceiverHh Scott 340b Tube Fm Mpx Stereo ReceiverSherwood S-8900 Vintage Receiver Serviced Variable Phono 50 Wpc * Nice!Marantz Vintage Receiver Model 2250Marantz Sqa-2b Adaptor Vtg Marantz 4240 Stereo Receiver Quad For Parts Or Repair...worksRare The Fisher 400 Vintage Tube Radio ReceiverHh Scott Am/fm Multiplex Stereo ReceiverExcellent Vintage Marantz 2238 Receiver Marantz Wc-22 Walnut Cabinet For 2230,2240,2250,2265 2270,4230,4270 Receiver Nr!Very Clean Pioneer Tx 9800 Stereo Receiver Doctor Owned!Vintage Lafayette Lr-1500t Receiver Nice & Clean Powers On .. Free Shipping!!Vintage Yamaha Cr-600 Natural Sound Stereo ReceiverVintage Marantz 2245 Stereo Receiver For PartsVintage Pioneer Stereo Receiver Sx-939 1970's Audio Head UnitBang & Olufsen Beomaster 4400 Solid State Stereo Receiver B&o DenmarkMarantz 2230 Stereo ReceiverMarantz Stereophonic Receiver Model 2230 220 Watts !! WorksVintage Marantz 4220 Quadradial Receiver For RepairVintage Sansui Qrx-5500 Quadraphonic Stereo Receiver Works Great 4 ChannelMarantz Sqa-2 Adaptor Vintage Pioneer Sx-550 Stereo Am/fm Receiver Amplifier AmpVintage- Marantz Stereophonic Receiver- Model 2230Vintage Marantz 2216b Receiver Led Swapped And Great Shape!Fisher 800-t RecieverMcs Modular Component Systems Series 5253 Stereo Receiver Yamaha Cr 1020 Reciever