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Pioneer SX-1080

AM/FM Stereo Receiver (1978-1979)

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Pioneer SX-1080


The Pioneer SX-1080 is an AM/FM stereo receiver with direct coupled DC power amplifier giving a continuous power output of 120 watts per channel.

The receiver features outputs for 2 pairs of speakers, turnover tone controls, 6dB/octave high and low filters, two large wattage meters and a current mirror loaded class-A SEPP phono equalizer with one-stage differential amplifier and new voltage proof IC equivalent to 15 discrete transistors.


Tuning range: FM, MW

Power output: 120 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 5Hz to 80kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.05%

Damping factor: 30

Input sensitivity: 7.5mV (mic), 2.5mV (MM), 150mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 76dB (MM), 90dB (line)

Output: 150mV (line), 1V (Pre out)

Semiconductors: 5 x FET, 8 x IC, 36 x transistors, 42 x diodes

Dimensions: 526 x 176 x 440mm

Weight: 21.3kg

Accessories: FM T-type antenna

Year: 1978


service manual  English - goldengateer


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Submitted by gschlautmann

this is what a stereo reciver should be. pleasing to look at with a wooden cabinet brushed aluminum large meters and substantial controls that you can feel as they move through the detents. i love the solid feel of the whole thing. i have better sounding amplifiers but none that make me feel the way this one does when turn this one on. im sure if i was to try perhaps a carver or a luxman that they may cause the same feeling but then again perhaps not.
in summary this is just a solid wonderfully built and beautiful component with tons of power and looks to spare buy this and you wont be disapointed.



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