Amp/Preamp Asylum: REVIEW: Pioneer SX-1980 Receiver by jaconde
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Model: SX-1980 Category: Receiver Suggested Retail Price: $1200 back in the 70's Description: Classic, vintage, respected top of the line receiver with huge power reserves Manufacturer URL: Pioneer Manufacturer URL: Pioneer
Review by jaconde ( A ) on September 19, 2004 at 01:19:17
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The Pioneer SX-1980 is quite possibly the most beautiful looking receiver ever made. At 270wpc, its more than a receiver, its an assault weapon! I had it hooked up to a pair of Bose 901 series IV because they're just about the only speakers that wont burst onto flames when you crank up the 1980. If you listen to classical music, dont bother reading this. The SET and tube lovers should surf elsewhere. But if you love hard rock, at rock concert decibles, and dont mind cops knocking at your door, snag one of these monsters off ebay! If the price is too steep for you, you cant go wrong with the SX-1280 or SX-1250 at 160wpc. My 1980 died around 1995. While I now own McIntosh equipment, I still bought an SX-850 on ebay simply for it's looks.
Product Weakness: Will cause small speakers and lab rats to explode! :)
Cops will know you on a first name basis.
Product Strengths: Ultimate hard rock machine.
Associated Equipment for this Review: Amplifier: SX-1980 Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): none Sources (CDP/Turntable): JVC turntable JVC cassette deck Speakers: Bose 901 series IV Cables/Interconnects: standard fare Music Used (Genre/Selections): Sabbath, Zeppelin, Purple, Priest Type of Audition/Review: Product Owner
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Topic - REVIEW: Pioneer SX-1980 Receiver - jaconde 01:19:17 09/19/04 ( 23)
- If you see men in blue coats hollering at you, go to them. They want you to come back home where you're safe. nt. - Kristian85 10:50:40 09/23/04 ( 1)
- Re: If you see men in blue coats hollering at you, go to them. They want you to come back home where you're safe. nt. - jaconde 10:12:49 09/24/04 ( 0)
great setup - he's got the Bose speakers as well! (nt!) - pburke 17:51:17 09/20/04 ( 0)
Who taught the trolls to register? (nt) - suits_me 17:10:22 09/20/04 ( 0)
The Da Vinci Code...I think this guy - srayle 13:21:19 09/20/04 ( 2) My 1980 died around 1995 - Gregg 13:07:15 09/20/04 ( 1)
- Re: My 1980 died around 1995 - Crazy Dave 07:28:16 09/22/04 ( 0)
Pioneer SX-1980 Receiver - rnhood 16:14:16 09/19/04 ( 3)
- Re: Pioneer SX-1980 Receiver - Robert C. Lang 19:15:07 09/22/04 ( 0)
Re: Pioneer SX-1980 Receiver - Maxxc 05:01:12 09/20/04 ( 1)
- Re: Pioneer SX-1980 Receiver - Crazy Dave 08:07:32 09/21/04 ( 0)
This is not a review - Alex F. 11:06:50 09/19/04 ( 9) Re: This is not a review - jaconde 21:58:11 09/19/04 ( 4) On the contrary.... - email@example.com 14:39:57 09/19/04 ( 1)
- Re: On the contrary.... - jaconde 07:23:02 09/28/04 ( 0)