Sony TA-2000F Preamplifier - Rare Japanese Market Example

$1,799

This gorgeous vintage Sony preamp was sourced from Japan and properly converted to 110V operation.

It would make a great foundation for your vintage Japanese system. 

Condition is very good for its age and it presents super clean overall.

Works as it should all around, with great detail and dynamics in our test systems here in the shop.

This piece came through our lab where it went our usual maintenance procedure to ensure good working condition.

The meters are superb and a rare feature in this era for a preamp. Both are super responsive and awesome looking.

And finally the wooden case really finishes off the unit, with a warm deep patina, and virtually scratch free finish.

Please contact us if you would like to see the matching tuner.

Sony TA-2000F Preamplifier Owners Manual

The SkyFi Testing Process for Preamplifiers:

We start with a visual inspection of all internal components to make sure there are no signs of stress or aging. Capacitors are checked for telltale sings of bulging or leaking, resistors are checked for signs of overheating or cracking, and transistors are checked for signs of stress or damage. Special attention is paid to the power supply which is the most common source of failure for preamps. We then power up the unit and run a simple 1k sine wave while monitoring the low voltage output on an oscilloscope for signs of distortion or noise to get a baseline.

At this point we will lubricate and clean all switches and potentiometers (that are not sealed) with a high quality contact cleaner, and then re-test all functions for any signs of noise or scratching.

Final testing involves putting actual music through the preamplifier We have learned over time that some issues are only noticeable to a trained ear while listening to a familiar source material. Our test bench has reference vintage KEF speakers that we are super familiar with which will quickly reveal any discrepancies. Some preamps will then move into the listening room where they will be tested with our in-house reference system.

Please click here for detailed specifics regarding our specialized packing process that separates us from the rest.

Item

Included

Original Box

No

Manual

No

Remote

N/A

Cables

Yes - Power

Physical Condition

8

Working Condition

 20

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