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Pioneer SA-1000

Stereo Integrated Amplifier (1972)

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Pioneer SA-1000


Power output: 47 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 20Hz to 60kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.3%

Damping factor: 65

Input sensitivity: 2.2mV (mic), 0.15mV (MC), 2.9mV (MM), 58mV (ceramic), 200mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 80dB (MM), 100dB (line)

Channel separation: 50dB (MM), 55dB (line)

Output: 200mV (line), 30mV (DIN), 3V (Pre out)

Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 16Ω

Semiconductors: 2 x FET, 39 x transistors, 18 x diodes

Dimensions: 430 x 145 x 337mm

Weight: 12.8kg

Year: 1971


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Reviewed Aug 12th, 2018 by

I bought one of these on ebay as an as-is purchase. I never even had to clean a pot! This unit is superb! I also own a SPEC 1 and 4 and swear this sounds better. It is just so smooth and rich sounding. The only knock is the cabinet but I will be changing that. If you can find one of these for a couple of hundred, BUY IT~

Reviewed Feb 10th, 2012 by

A class A Pioneer project, still operate superb as integrated amp or separate, great equalistaion, and quality Phono stage.



Bought new in the early 70's.

Bought new in the early 70's. After years of daily service.. the output relay would drop out. I pulled it and went to my NAK system one. Still have both, including tuner and RT 2020 R to R. As of now, Using two vintage Crown DC 300's with a SoundCraftsman pre amp.
Now armed with a schematic (thanks to this fine site) I'll open her up and take a peek...

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Pioneer SA-1000

This is my amp since 1974. During 2010 the electr. capacitor has been replaced and with the service manual the amp was restored as new. This amp was a PIONEER CLASS A project and is still playng as a preamp with a power tube amp. The sound coming out is incredible. I hope this manual can help someone to do the same.

Pioneer SA-1000

Great amp! I bought one in 1973 and used the heck out of it until I burned something up in it. No repair could find the problem. I kept it for years eventhough it was useless, finally let it go two years ago.
I burned it up playing "Smoke on the water" somewhere in the late 70's, full blast on a pair of Marantz speakers. The neighbors were happey when it blew.
I'm happy to know yours is still kickin!

re: Pioneer SA-1000

Going down with Smoke on the Water, seems appropriate!

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Pioneer SA-1000

I'm sorry you lost your amp, with the service manual it was very easy to repair everythig,

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