Pioneer SX-535

This Pioneer SX-535 was a modest offering from Pioneer in the mid 1970’s and retailed for $299.95. On the market from 1974 until about 1976 the SX-535 produced 20 watts per channel into 8 ohms. …

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Pioneer SD-1100

This Pioneer SD-1100 isn’t actually a receiver but I find it to be a fascinating piece of equipment that is closely related to the world of vintage receivers. It’s not something that the average stereo …

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Pioneer SX-636

This Pioneer SX-636 was a mid-range offering from Pioneer in 1974 and retailed for $350.00. It only produces 25 watts per channel into 8 ohms but, as Pioneer stated in their marketing brochure: “Not all …

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Pioneer SX-880

The Pioneer SX-xx80 series came after the SX-xx50. This Pioneer SX-880 is a classic example of that generation of Pioneer receivers and was the last of the 800 series. It premiered around 1978 and retailed …

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Pioneer SM-B201

This Pioneer SM-B201 Stereophonic Amplifier was built in the early 1960’s. It has FM and AM tuners and produces 14 watts per channel. In the pre-MPX days of AM-FM simulcast stereo one channel was on …

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Pioneer SX-D7000

In 1980 Pioneer introduced the Pioneer SX-D7000 and made a statement that it was heading into the digital future. It’s similar in many ways to the SX-3900 except that Pioneer did away with nearly all …

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Pioneer SX-3700

From that slightly awkward time that lies between the fully analog and fully digital eras come the Pioneer SX-3700. It was 1980 and digital displays were just catching on and Pioneer sought to capitalize on …

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Pioneer SX-580

This little Pioneer SX-580 was the bottom of the line from Pioneer around 1979. It only produces 20 watts per channel and has minimal features. Still, it’s a good little receiver for an entry level …

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Pioneer SX-737

The Pioneer SX-737 was a mid to higher end stereo in their lineup of the SX-424, SX-535, SX-636, SX-737, SX-838 receivers. Produced in 1974 it churns out 35 watts per channel. Pioneer advertised it by …

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Pioneer SX-525

In 1972 Pioneer introduced the SX-525 and continued production up until around 1974. The SX-525 is a low to medium powered receiver designed for those on a budget. Pioneer’s advertising language at the time stated: …

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