But then it was highly upgraded by Sony when Bando (the transformer people) introduced their game changing Toroidal transformers. Hence Sony began making them in Japan & this was the start of the toroidal revolution. In professional music circles this was considered a huge step forward as this design had formerly been highly sought and expensive. And now a formally modest made in Indonesia/china/korea model had this clean power giving heart - but also Sony gave the machine bigger capacitors and a revised signal path & there is a lot of class hi fi performance in these amps.Toroidal transformers lack a certain low end rumble that cause an interference which is on a sublime level to the human ear, nonetheless results in far less satisfactory listening. But here also it is the fact that it is Bando's transformer & not just any toroidal (as rapidly appeared ofc) that gives the huge edge since these are top quality. Pair this with the big increase in main and sub capacitor size & the model might still be a plain Jane but is impressive technically. This one is also Immaculate having had low use its unmarked, but has been serviced anyway. With the hood off we took some photo's inside. The Band is pretty big like the size of a small swede, and the polish tin gives some idea of the size of the main capacitors. Still not a monster, but certainly a bit of a wolf in sheeps clothing that has the gumption to push the sound and has a lovely clean signal - just ideal for a economic but good set up & will drive the slightly larger speaker better that most lost cost offerings out there. Great looking and clean inside and out - this is a bit of made in Japan magic from Sony. Everything is working 100% level and all parts are dead on spec - sounds great. Overseas buyers please see below. In many cases for local Europe buyers the existing quote will cover it - but please message.
It will not cover non local Europe nor any worldwide destination at all. The item "Sony TA-F246ET Hi Fi Integrated Amplifier made in Japan mint low use superb amp" is in sale since Saturday, June 26, 2021. This item is in the category "Sound & Vision\Home Audio & HiFi Separates\Amplifiers & Pre-Amps". The seller is "beachcomber11" and is located in London.
This item can be shipped worldwide.