Sony ST-S730ES Tuners

Sony ST-S730ES Tuners 

DESCRIPTION

Vintage Tuner, 1980s

USER REVIEWS

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[Oct 19, 2019]
audiodrummer


Strength:

Excellent sound quality, reception and rejection of noise and distortion. Good ergonomics and feature set including wide/narrow reception, auto noise reduction, useable AM, and station memory. Well made unit.

Weakness:

No major problems noted. Very reliable.

Purchased:
Used  
OVERALL
RATING
5
[May 11, 2003]
Pory
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

Solidly built. All buttons are easy to operate. Front panel is tastefully done. Excellent sound and reception.

Weakness:

No remote.

I found this gem at a second hand store. I didn't know a thing about this particular unit but bought it for the price (and curiosity). After hooking it up I spent almost 2 hours immersing myself in the warm rich sound of this tuner. I had no idea a separate tuner could make an FM/AM sound sooo good. My current Yamaha and Denon doesn't even come close.

Similar Products Used:

Yamaha, Denon

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Apr 26, 2003]
Hohobooks
AudioPhile

Strength:

Sound, look, ergonomics.

Weakness:

The side panels don't look too bad but I wish they were real wood. Doesn't have its own remote.

This tuner may very well be Sony's best. Made around 1988, its specs either match or beat the ST-SA5es which costs about twice as much in the used equipment market. The sound is rich, full and detailed. I would put it on a par with the Yamaha T-2, Luxman T-117, etc.. The built quality is superb, solenoid switches have a firm positive feel and the multi-color display is well tastefully done.

Similar Products Used:

Pioneer, Yamaha, Luxman

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Dec 23, 2002]
tomh
AudioPhile

Strength:

Great selectivity, sensitivity and ability to capture adjacent stations. Very musical sound quality with a good detail and a very lush "fat" mid range. this one appeals to those who can hear the quality of tube equipment. This sounds like a tube tuner, but it is solid state. Hats off to Sony.

Weakness:

Somewhat "cheezy" simulated rosewood side panels.

Very straight forward high quality FM tuner from Sony. This tuner compares favorably with my vintage Marantz 150, the one with the scope, and my Dynaco tube FM 3. The tuner has a smooth tube like sound quality. Most digital tuners sound rather dry. This one sounds very musical and has all of the convenience of a modern tuner.

Similar Products Used:

Marantz 150, with scope and the Dynaco FM 3.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 04, 2001]
Dana
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

Excellent reception, smooth controls and solid construction

Weakness:

slow recall from preset to preset

If you can find a mint condition used Sony 730ES tuner, you are getting a better quality tuner than most built today.If you already have one, hold on to it.

Similar Products Used:

luxman, sae

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
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