Sony ST-J75 FM Stereo Tuner


The ST-J75 was Sony's top tuner in 1982.
Image is scanned from a UK brochure dated Autumn 1982.

The ST-J75 was Sony's top tuner available in the UK in 1981/82. It is not an "ES Series" tuner because Sony did not start using the ES suffix for it's top equipment until around 1983/84. The ST-J75 incorporated Sony's "Direct Comparator" technology which would be carried on into the Company's top ES series tuners through to the late 1980's/early 1990's.

I like the clean, purposeful yet restrained styling which is reminiscent of the Pioneer TX-D1000 from the same period. It had very good specs and strong RF performance as you would expect from a top Sony. The sound quality although good was perhaps not the ultimate. These nevertheless underrated tuners are good value on the used market today (see the eBay price guide in the table below).

Wavebands FM only
Number of FM gangs/Varactors No data
Number of FM Presets 8
Number of AM gangs N/A
Signal Strength Meter 5 Segment LED meter
Multipath/Deviation Meter No
Switchable MPX filter No
FM IF Band Switch No
Frequency Response 30 Hz to 15 KHz, +0.2 dB, -0.5 dB
Sensitivity, stereo, s/n 46 dB 40 uV
Ultimate S/N Ratio 86dB (mono), 81dB (stereo)
Capture ratio 1.5 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion, Mono (DIN) 0.05% (at 1KHz)
Total Harmonic Distortion, Stereo (DIN) 0.07% (at 1KHz)
No. of 75 Ohm aerial inputs 1
Width x Height x Depth (cm) 43.0 x 8.0 x 31.5
Weight (Kg) 4.8Kg
When manufactured 1982
UK new price No Data (Estimate: circa 300)
eBay price guide (full working order and in good condition) 25 - 75 GBP
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Image attribution: Earthshine eTrading Ltd. Used with permission.



Image attribution: Earthshine eTrading Ltd. Used with permission.



Image attribution: Earthshine eTrading Ltd. Used with permission.


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