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Pioneer SX-980
Vintage AM/FM Receiver


Pioneer SX-980

Vintage FM/AM Receiver

A real shelf-bender, designed and built in Japan in the late 1970’s. The Pioneer SX-980 is an AM/FM stereo receiver with constant current loaded 2-stage differential amplifier, and direct coupled 2-stage Darlington single push-pull DC configuration power amplifier. Features include Pioneer turnover tone controls, 6dB-octave high and low filters, MM inputs for 2 x turntables, Pre-Amp out / Main Amp in links and outputs for 2 pairs of speakers.


• Tuning range: FM, MW
• Power output: 80 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)
• Frequency response: 5Hz to 100kHz
• Total harmonic distortion: 0.05%
• Damping factor: 30
• Input sensitivity: 7.5mV (mic), 2.5mV (MM), 150mV (DIN), 150mV (line)
• Signal to noise ratio: 76dB (MM), 90dB (line)
• Output: 150mV (line), 30mV (DIN), 1V (Pre out)
• Speaker load impedance: 4Ω (minimum)
• Semiconductors: 3 x FET, 8 x IC, 35 x transistors, 45 x diodes
• Dimensions: 526 x 176 x 440mm
• Weight: 18.8kg
• Accessories: FM T-type antenna
• Year: 1978

The last picture is from the 1980 Hi-Fi Year Book

Click here for information & specifications from the excellent website.

£545 (GBP)

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