Pioneer SX-1010

There is really nothing special about the Pioneer SX-1010. Well, of course, it was THE receiver that started the Monster Receiver wars of the late 1970’s. And, it’s probably one of the best built receivers …

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Pioneer SX-626

This Pioneer SX-626 is a great looking receiver and was the mid-range offering from Pioneer around 1971. It was out of production by 1973. While it is considered mid level it really is built with …

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Pioneer SX-424

People tend to focus on the big, powerful receivers when looking at vintage stereos, but, there are some little guys out there that are very appealing as well. Not everyone has the space or desire …

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Pioneer SX-750

Here’s another of the classic Pioneer receivers. The Pioneer SX-750 was an upper mid range receiver  with a perfect complement of features and performance for someone wanting good performance while, at the same time, not …

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Pioneer SX-850

This classic receiver the Pioneer SX-850 was made from 1976 to 1977 and, while not the top of the line, it was one of their higher end offerings. It has the tradition mid to late …

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Pioneer SX-1000TD

This is the Pioneer SX-1000TD which is one of Pioneer’s first all solid state receivers. There were a couple other similar models in the SX-1000TW and SX-1000TA. I believe the TA model actually had one …

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Pioneer SX-980

Here is another late 1970’s classic receiver. It’s the Pioneer SX-980 and was produced from 1978 to 1979 and was the last of the 900 series receivers from Pioneer. The SX-980 is basically a slightly …

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Pioneer SX-3900

This is the Pioneer SX-3900 which was Pioneer’s top of the line Fluoroscan receiver. It’s the big brother to the SX-3800 and was introduced in 1980 at a retail price of about $800.00. It represents …

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Pioneer SX-450

The smallest receiver in the Pioneer lineup during the mid to late 70’s was the Pioneer SX-450. These entry level receivers were only rated at 15 watts per channel but were still built with quality …

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Pioneer SX-1080

You’ll recognize this receiver by its styling as a late 70’s Pioneer. In fact, it’s the Pioneer SX-1080, a direct descendant of the SX-1050.  The SX-1050 was produced in 1976-1977 while the SX-1080 showed up …

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