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Pioneer SA-8800 (Japan Version)

Pioneer SA-8800 (Japan Version)

I have bought this cute Amplifier last month. Actually I didn´t have the chance to try it as I wished (bothering neighbors). It seems to give more than I can expect! What do you think?

Some Specs:

Effective output (both ch driven, 20Hz ~ 20kHz) 45W +45 W (4Ω)
40W +40 W (8Ω)
THD (20Hz ~ 20kHz) 0.1% or less (at the time of an effective output)
(Output 20W, 8Ω) 0.05% or less
(Output 1W, 8Ω) 0.05% or less
Intermodulation distortion less than 0.1% (at the time of an effective output)
(Output 20W, 8Ω) 0.05% or less
(Output 1W, 8Ω) 0.05% or less
Output bandwidth (IHF, both ch driven) 5Hz ~ 30kHz (0.1% distortion)
10hz ~ 80kHz frequency characteristic 0-1dB +
1V / 50kΩ: / Power amp in impedance input sensitivity
4Ω ~ 16Ω: Speaker A · B output terminal
Speaker A + B: 8Ω ~ 16Ω
Headphone: 4Ω ~ 16Ω
Or more (20Hz ~ 20kHz) 25 Damping factor (8Ω)
S / N (IHF, A network, a short circuit) 100dB or more

Equalizer amplifier circuit system: two positive and negative power supply, three-step hardwired-connection
Control Amplifier Power: 2 positive and negative, FET first stage
/ Phono1 impedance input sensitivity, 2: 2.5 mV / 50kΩ
Tuner, Aux, Tape PB1, 2, DIN: 150mV / 50kΩ


Re: Pioneer SA-8800 (Japan Version)

Hi everyone!

I am from the Philippines. I also have this great sounding amplifier from my late father-in-law (God bless his soul). Unfortunately, the amplifier section got burned. I wanted to ask help if there is anybody who can send a copy of the service manual. The technician cannot identify the values of the burned resistors and transistors. The models in the database of Hifi Engine are not aligned with the commercial models available in the U.S. or Europe. The Pioneer SA8800 here in Hifi Engine has a fluorescent VU meter. I will try to post the picture of my Pioneer SA8800's damaged portion. I cannot seem to paste the picture

Thanks and best regards,

Re: Pioneer SA-8800 (Japan Version)

Hello Oliver John, unfortunately I sold this amplifier last year. I can't help you even with pics of its interior.
The amplifier was made at late 1977 and for internal market of Japan. There is nothing on the WWW that can help you.

Send you my best regards from Argentina