The Great Declutter Sale, part 5: Sony SLV-AV100 combination amplifier, receiver, and…VCR? Yours for $100!

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the-great-declutter-saleWe’re now in the “electronics” portion of The Great Declutter Sale, in which I’m letting go of stuff that I don’t use anymore at low, low prices. I’m also posting these to Craigslist Toronto, but I figure that my blog reaches a rather different audience, and it also lets me format things a little bit better.

This posting is about a strange bit of electronics call the Sony SLV-AV100, an odd creature that seems to have been designed specifically Japanese apartments, where space is the most precious resource:

The SLV-AV100 is a combination amplifier, AM/FM/TV receiver, and VCR. This sort of frankendevice is necessary when you’re dealing with an apartment that would be considered a walk-in closet in suburban North America. I bought it when I lived in a condo in downtown Toronto, not because the place was tiny, but because having all these goodies in one package was rather convenient, and because I like the oddball configuration of a product that wasn’t designed with the North American market in mind.

01 sony front

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You can read the full SLV-AV100 spec on this page (someone’s posted the entire user manual online), or here’s a quick list of the main points:

  • It drives 2 front, 2 rear, and 1 center channel at 70W each
  • 3 video inputs: video 1, video 2, and TV
  • 6 stereo audio inputs: video 1, video 2, TV, CD, tape, line in
  • Dimensions (W * H * D): 430mm * 157mm * 430mm (17″ * 6.25″ * 17″)

02 sony front right

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In the age of digital cable and Netflix, perhaps its TV tuner and VCR capabilities aren’t as useful as they once were, but if you’ve got a collection of home movies shot on VHS, or if you just can’t bear to part with your lovingly recorded episodes of Degrassi Jr. High, this is the device for you! And of course, its amplifier and terrestrial radio features work just fine. Here’s a live demo of the SLV-AV100’s audio in action:

Want it? I’m letting it go for $100. If you’re interested, drop me a line!

03 sony front left

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04 sony back

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06 sony left

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05 sony right

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