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Pioneer SA-8500 Mk2


Pioneer SA-8500 Mk2

Integrated Amplifier

Packed with an array of useful features found in up-market Japanese audio from the 1970’s, this classic ‘Made in Japan’ shelf-bender has just had pots and switches serviced and is in full and perfect working order.

Physical condition is unmarked and very near mint (see close-up pictures).

The notable difference from the original 8500 is that this Mk2 version has dual power supplies.

• Power output: 60 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)
• Frequency response: 5Hz to 50kHz
• Total harmonic distortion: 0.05%
• Damping factor: 30
• Input sensitivity: 2.5mV (MM), 150mV (line)
• Signal to noise ratio: 75dB (MM), 95dB (line)
• Output: 150mV (line), 1V (Pre out)
• Semiconductors: 47 x transistors, 29 x diodes
• Dimensions: 420 x 150 x 376mm
• Weight: 13.9kg

The close-up pictures should tell you everything you need to know. The last picture is from the 1979 Hi-Fi Year Book, when this heavyweight retailed at just under £300 - a huge price ticket in 1979.


Payment accepted via PayPal, Bank Transfer, Personal Cheque or cash on collection.

Economical worldwide shipping via UPS or FedEx - Expertly packed, tracked and insured.


Please contact us either by telephone on 01883 340073
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if you are interested in purchasing this item.


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