Technics ST-G7 AM/FM Stereo Tuner


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The Technics ST-G7 was Technics best tuner of the 1980's (and beyond) and possibly the best Technics tuner ever. Selling for approximately 375 GBP in 1984, it was a high-end design costing around 3 times the price of an "ordinary" Technics tuner of the period.

It was a technical tour de force upon launch and Technics engineers really pushed the boat out with this one. The claimed technical specification is superb and so is the subjective performance. I have one of these in my own personal collection and it has just about the lowest noise and least interference of any tuner I have used. Sound quailty is ruthlessly neutral. This is not a tuner that will flatter poor quality compresssed pop music broadcasts but give it a good signal from BBC Radio 2, 3, 4 or Classic FM and it can sound superb. Particularly notable is the extended, powerful bass (when present in source material). It sounds remarkably clean and clear throughout the frequency range. The only criticism I can make soundwise is that there is occasionally a touch of sibilance on vocals. This is a tuner that runs the exceptional Trio/Kenwood KT-917 very close for performance - and that's really saying something!

The Technics ST-G7 is excellent value at current prices.


Image attribution: Technics Brochure.


Image attribution: Technics Brochure.


Image attribution: Technics Brochure.


Image attribution: Technics Brochure.

Wavebands FM and AM (Medium Wave only)
Number of FM gangs 5
Number of AM gangs No Data
Center Tune Indication Quartz Lock indicator
Signal Strength Meter Yes, Displayed in dB
Number of Presets 16
Multipath/Deviation Meter No
Switchable MPX filter No
FM IF Band Switch Yes, 2-way (wide/super narrow)
Illuminated analogue tuning dial No, LCD digital display (backlit)
Flywheel assisted tuning knob N/A
Frequency Response 20Hz - 18 KHz (+ 0.2,- 0.5 dB)
Sensitivity, mono, s/n 30 dB 1.1 uV (75 Ohm)
Stereo 46dB quietening sensitivity 28uV
Ultimate S/N Ratio (DIN) No data
Ultimate S/N Ratio, stereo (IHF) No Data
Dynamic Range 116 dB
FM capture ratio 1.0 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion, Mono 0.01%
Total Harmonic Distortion, Stereo 0.02%
No. of 75 Ohm aerial inputs 1
Power Consumption 11W
Width x Height x Depth (cm) 43.0 x 9.7 x 27.6
Weight (Kg) 4.1 Kg
When manufactured 1984 to 1985
Country of manufacture Japan
UK new price 375 GBP (estimate based on US price)
eBay price guide (full working order and in good condition) 70 - 150 GBP
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