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I worked for Pioneer when the 1980 was a current model.

I was a service engineer. The concensus among my team was that the 1980 was the worse sounding model in its line. It got very harsh and strident at higher volumes and measured terribly on the bench. I think its physical size, output rating, and retro hipster appeal is was attracts people to it today. I find the high prices being paid today laughable and even worse given that I know what the landed cost was. I don't think any serious experienced audiophile would give one a second look, just as it was when the unit was new.



Edits: 06/26/17 06/26/17

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