Those are some really nice Sony components.
Hey guys what is the plural of Sony? Is it Sonys, Sonyies, Sonies?:D
From my personal collection of vintage Sony ES components: TA-F808ES from 1998 (MSRP $1,700). It provides 90 watts per channel into 8 ohms, 120 watts per channel into 4 ohms.
Features a very clean phono section for MM and MC cartridges, heavy weight metal and vibration damping polycarbonate "Gibraltar" chassis, and remote control. The face plate of this amp is extruded anodized aluminum that is 1/8" thick along the front part and and 3/16" thick along the top part. Some Sony ES tuners can be connected to the tuner control port on the rear of the unit and controlled by the amps remote. Sony charges $47 for the cable. Fortunately I found one on eBay on for $20. This TA-F808ES is used with the Sony ST-R730ES tuner shown in the 5th and 6th pictures.
Weight: 51 pounds, 10 ounces. Dimensions: 17"W x 6-3/4"H x 17-1/4"D.
The transformer in this thing is pretty big for a tape deck.
Ever seen the inside of a Pioneer CT-F1000 cassette deck? About a decade older than yours...
Nice photo, BTW!
quite a bit... Hold that thought; I'll dig out the manual and check. :-)