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Pioneer SX-1980 (SUX-1980?)

Looks like this unit came out in 1978 - was that near the end of the "power wars" that the Japanese consumer audio companies were waging?

Not specifically about the SX-1980, but generally what I remember was tons of feedback, low, low THD, no spec for output into 4 ohms, and generally crappy sound.

Wikipedia entry cites Len Feldman test-bench report - claiming "most powerful receiver to date".

Soon after 1978, Harmon Kardon was putting out acceptable-sounding consumer gear, which seemed to have bass impact and dynamic-in-general that belied their power ratings. By then I was running Audionics and Hafler.

(In the summer of 1978 I'd picked up, cheap, a Yamaha behemoth of a receiver that sounded damned ugly after swapping out my Audionics CC2 - using the preamp in the Yamaha no less - that got sold along with some Infinity Qa loudspeakers)

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