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RE: Pioneer SX-1980 - is it really worth this much?

This receiver was the flagship of mainstream audio at its pinnacle during the late 1970s. This was prior to the digital age, and it was common for students in high school and college to acquire great sounding audio systems. Using integrated receivers from Pioneer, Marantz, Sansui, Yamaha, Onkyo, Kenwood, Harman/Kardon etc.. (JBL and Infinity loudspeakers were big during that time too. As were rock stations like KMET and WMMS. Not to mention "Orchestra Wars" between the Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, and New York Philharmonic.) Mainstream music in those days had quality sound (Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, Boston, Led Zeppelin), there wasn't a sizeable gap between mainstream and high-end audio.

I don't think there is a lot of high-end solid state marketed today that to me sounds significantly better. (Tubes are a different story.) If I were to construct another system (as if I don't have enough), it would have late 1970s vintage in mind.
   


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  • RE: Pioneer SX-1980 - is it really worth this much? - Todd Krieger 00:06:06 06/26/17 (3)

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