View Full Version : ALTEC ASTRO 705A Receiver ?

08-25-2006, 11:34 AM
I recently came across one (a dude I know got it free at a garage sale), and I can get it for around $100.
Has a tube tuner, most likely tube preamp stages, and solid state outputs. (???)
Anyone here have any history, details, and/or sonic impressions re this baby?
I have found zip on the internet about them ( And I am a heavy "power searcher" ).

Thanks up front, if so.

BTW, I'll pop for the bucks based on its rarity and fabulous looks & feel....but I AM very curious about it.

08-27-2006, 08:06 AM
the later models that were SS, were made by hitachi
tube stuff is all USA Altec

09-28-2006, 11:37 PM
So are you stating that the half tube, half SS model I have is USA build?
It has lots of tubes, and TO-3 transistors on finned aluminum heat sinks at the chassis rear. It reminds me much of the layout & wiring of a top end Fisher tube set of the era. If this is a Japanese rig, it has nothing to be ashamed of.
PLEASE, if anyone can help supply more info, Thanks!