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Sencor S-4800

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The Sencor S4800 is one of the most unique ghettoblaster designs. It has a pair of sturdy, metal grab handles on the sides. Combined with its industrial, military appearance, it looks like something that came from the deck of a submarine!


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It has a total of 5 display screens. First, there is a digital alarm clock at the top:

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Then we have 2 meters at the top which measure voltage and tuning strength (or VU levels when playing a tape).

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The meter at the lower left is intended to help you set the FM preset stations.

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You set the presets using the little screw-holes on the front of the box. Sencor provides a "driver" to do this.

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Here are the buttons for the FM preset stations.

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And the meter at the lower right is actually a tuner dial. The numerals are printed onto a rotating cylinder. And it has a light bulb inside it, which is permanently lit when the power is on.

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The tuning knob has a very smooth, silky movement, unlike most boomboxes. One finger is all it takes.

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Functions include Loudness, Stereo Wide, and separate bass and treble. The Light button is near useless, because it only lights the clock.

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According to the owner's manual, it produces a maximum of 2 x 4.6 watts into 4 ohms when using AC (or 2 x 3.5 watts when using batteries). Sound quality is pretty good. It has very good bass, even at low volume levels. Stereo separation is very good. In fact the overall sound signature is similar to a Sanyo M9994 (but not as powerful).

It measures 52cm long, 32cm high, and 19cm deep. The woofers are 16cm and the tweeters are 5cm. It has a voltage selector for 110 or 220 volts. It also can take 8 D-cell batteries, and 2 AA batteries for the digital clock. It weighs 16.5 lbs (7.5 kg) without the batteries.

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Variations of this model include the "De Luxe" version which is painted a different color (silver), but has no technical differences:

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Another version of this model is the Sencor S-4850, which has extra knobs for L+R Rec Volume. However, it is missing the FM Preset buttons. So they blacked out the preset display window, and made the tuner dial black as well, to match.

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No schematic or service manual has been found for any of these models. If anyone reading this knows where to get it, please let us know.
Here are some links with photographs showing a complete tear-down of this model:
http://www.stereo2go.com/topic/sencor-s-4800(external link)
http://magnitolia.blogspot.com/2013/05/sencor-s-4800.html(external link)


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