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.

 

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

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5 comments

 No.1 
SHAWN M GIBSON:

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?

October 13th, 2011 at 11:24 am
 No.2 
raiko:

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.

October 14th, 2011 at 1:57 pm
 No.3 
James:

Would you suggest/recommend a rookie not try
the Deoxit method on his own as a first try?

March 17th, 2016 at 12:48 am
 No.4 
raiko:

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.

March 17th, 2016 at 11:14 am
 No.5 
seth mabry:

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?

September 27th, 2016 at 10:50 am

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