This is another of the Pioneer classics. It’s the Pioneer SX-1250. As you can see it has the trademark Pioneer styling of that era with silver knobs and white meter face.s It was introduced in 1976 and, at that time, was Pioneer’s top of the line receiver. It put out 160 watts per channel and was priced at around $900.00. It weighs around 73 pounds!
It also features:
- Step Attenuator Volume Control
- Shielded FM Section
- Dual Power Supply with Step-Start Circuit
- Toroidal Power Transformer
- 5-Gang Tuning Capacitor
- Signal strength meter
- Tuning meter
The Pioneer SX-1250 sells for over $3000.00 in excellent working condition and they are extremely popular with collectors today. In fact, this may be one of the most desired vintage receivers out there. In terms of looks, engineering, name recognition and performance it’s hard to beat.