This is the stylish Pioneer SX-950. This receiver was offered by Pioneer from 1976 through 1977. It had a list price of around $600.00. This model was in the upper end of the quality range and sold well. The 950 is rated at 85 watts per channel into 8 ohms. It weighs just under 42 pounds.
- Weighted Analog Flywheel Tuning – NICE!
- Signal Strength Meter
- Tuning Precision Meter
- Stereo Signal Indicator Light
- Bass Level Control
- Treble Level Control
- Switchable Bass Cutoff Level For Precise Sound Control
- Switchable Treble Cutoff
- 4 Gang Tuning Section for Incredible Sensitivity!
- Switchable FM De-emphasis – Cleans Up Noisy Signals
- FM Mute Swtich for Quiet Tuning
- MPX Filter Cleans Up Noisy FM Reception
- Loudness Switch – Improves sound quality at low listening levels.
- High Filter Switch – Eliminates annoying hiss and static.
- Low Filter Switch – Reduces low end noise and protects your speakers.
- Stereo/Mono Switch
- Audio Mute- Instantly Reduce Volume
- Flat Switch – Aids in Adjusting EQ Settings
- Inputs For Aux (CD Players), Tape1, Tape2, Phono1, and Phono2
- Pre In/Out Jacks for Adding Equalizers, etc.
- Full Dubbing Capabilities Between Tape Decks
- Headphone Jack on Front Panel
- Drives A, B, C, or A+B Speakers
The Pioneer SX-950’s now sell for $600.00 to over $1200 depending condition.
9 thoughts on “Pioneer SX-950”
The weight stated in this article is incorrect for the SX-950. It weighs 41.6 pounds, not 55 pounds.
It also neglects to mention a handy feature — the Adapter switch which can be used for an EQ or RG processor, which is preferable to using the Pre-out/Main-in jumpers.
Thank you for the info. I’ll make the correction now.
Why is this receiver so valued?
Because they sound so damn great!
THESE RECEIVERS WERE OVERBUILT TO LAST 40 PLUS YEARS-THE COMPONENTS WERE FIRST CLASS AND NO EFFORT WAS SPARED TO ASSURE QUALITY THROUGHOUT-THESE RECEIVERS WILL ONLY GO UP IN PRICE-LOOK ON THE WEB AND SEE WHAT THEY SOLD FOR 5-8 YEARS AGO-AND NOW-IF YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO GET A GOOD WORKING ONE WITH MINOR ISSUES-GET IT NOW OR PAY MORE LATER
I just bought an sx-838. does anyone know how the bass turnover switch works. Do you set the tone for each of the two frequencies, or does the switch mean you are setting the tone for only one of the two frequencies and the other goes back to neutral? Honestly I don’t understand it.
You are setting the tone only at the frequency you select, not both simultaneously.
I had a sx-950 in the seventies. Don’t know what happened to it. I still have the HPM-100 speakers.
I purchased an SX 950 on Ebay fully restored to like new condition for 1000.00 and I think I made a good purchase . It takes me back to a more relaxed and peaceful time in our world and the 85 WPC is plenty to run the HPM 900 series that I have i also have the s710’s and the s910’s all of which sound great. Pioneer rocked back then and still do today. Thank You!