Technics SA-8000x



Technics SA-8000x

 

Taking a step back into Quad territory this is the Technics SA-8000x Quad receiver. Not the most stylish receiver it was offered from late 1973 until early 1975. It is rated at 13 watts per channel into 4 channels and 36 watts per channel into two channels (though I have seen some ratings at 16 and 42 wpc). The manufacturer's suggested retail price was around $550.00.

The SA-8000x measures 19 5/8 inches x 13 3/4 inches x 6 1/8 inches. It accommodated both CD-4 (Discreet) and SQ (Matrix) decoding.

 

Technics SA-8000x Back

 

A reconditioned Technics SA-8000x recently sold for $299.95 (8-19-2011).

Vintage Technics SA 8000X CD 4 FM AM 4 2 Channel Receiver Fully Functional
Vintage Technics SA 8000X CD 4 FM AM 4  2 Channel Receiver Fully Functional $250.00
Time Remaining: 26d 19h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $250.00
Vintage Technics SA 8000x Quad Receiver Weak Channel Partially Restored
Vintage Technics SA 8000x Quad Receiver Weak Channel Partially Restored $180.00
Time Remaining: 21d 19h 26m
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Technics SA 8000x volume knob good shape
Technics SA 8000x volume knob good shape $25.00
Time Remaining: 10d 17h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $25.00

 

6 thoughts on “Technics SA-8000x

  1. I picked up my SA-8000X last week at a Salv. Army auction for $18.00. It appears to have spent much of its life in an enclosed cabinet,and while VERY dusty, it’s in great shape cosmetically. It seems a lil’ bit weak in the left channel and I’m curious to see if a good dose of Deoxit and some lube with bring the left side back online fully. Any input?

  2. I’d definitely try blowing out the dust and the DeOxit first. More often then not the DeOxit will do the trick. If not you might try the guys over at AudioKarma.org. They know there stuff and can probably help you out.

  3. A rookie can definitely try the DeOxit method. In fact it’s one of the first things to try, rookie and pro alike. It’s simple if the potentiometers are easily accessible. If they aren’t, well, then it can be a little more difficult. Sometimes you have to twist the plastic tube for the Deoxit in strange ways.

  4. I have the SA-8000, it was in storage for years, when it went in, it was working fine, now I can not even seem to get power to it, nothing happens at all when I turn it on. Any Ideas?

  5. I have an SA-8000 4 channel I bought new, that I still use everyday matched up to a Teac turntable, a Technics cd player and a set of Bose 701 speakers, got rid of my pioneer cassette player about 10 years ago haha

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