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Pioneer SA-706

Stereo Integrated Amplifier (1978-79)

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Pioneer SA-706

Description

The Pioneer SA-706 is a stereo integrated amplifier giving a continuous power output of 60 watts per channel.

The power supply of the SA-706 uses discrete and separate transformers and two 12,000uF electrolytic capacitors to separately feed the class A preamp and class B power amp.

Other features include outputs for 2 sets of speakers, separate bass and treble tone controls, loudness contour, separate watt meters for each channel, LED peak indicators to warn of speaker overload, electronic protection, 2-aux inputs, 2-tape monitoring and one-way tape duplication, plus DIN tape.

Specifications

Power output: 60 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 20Hz to 40kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.04%

Damping factor: 40

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

Signal to noise ratio: 86dB (MM), 95dB (line)

Output: 150mV (line)

Semiconductors: 1 x IC, 29 x transistors, 26 x diodes

Dimensions: 450 x 148 x 329mm

Weight: 11.1kg

Year: 1978

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Reviewed Oct 25th, 2017 by stephan74

Après changement de tous les condensateurs électrolytiques cet ampli est une merveille.
Très fin sans être trop analytique et donc encore assez chaud, il se marie très bien avec mes Klipsch Heresy et mes 3a.
Les basses sont propres et bien définies.
La section phono est également très performante.
Si vous en trouvez un pas trop cher, n hésitez pas à le remettre à neuf, le jeu en vaut la chandelle !

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Reviewed Oct 31st, 2016 by Apostrof

I have one from end of 70's it's an awsome integrated amp for his age , the sound is just clear, lot of details and bass are so deep. Very powerfull, can drive even my ditton 66! Even he is overpriced in used market, he just come from the best series of Pioneer. And of course beauty as well!

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Reviewed Jun 25th, 2016 by javito1

Sweet and fine quality sound

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Reviewed Jan 15th, 2015 by Starchilx

Vey nice unit, with fantastic sound. Absolutely love it!

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Reviewed Oct 15th, 2012 by Smoke Screen

Top integrated of he `78 budget line components.
Solid build,decent phonostage and poweramp. Like
its younger sistermodels SA708/SA710 they were not
bad at all for their time. Nowadays uninteresting
because way overpriced in some used markets.

 

Comments

re: SA-706

Hello. I just need to know if the output power stage of this amp is an all-discrete one or if it employs some kind of power IC. Anyone knows? Thanks!

re: SA-706

I couldn´t disagree more with Smoke Screen... If you find an unit in good shape at a reasonable price go for it, will not dissapoint you. Solid, no plastic, very nice looking unit with the vu meters, and the most important, sound it´s absolutely fantastic, cristal clear...
I have 3 differents amplifiers, HK 730, an old Sony and this one, and this pioneer is by far my favourite.

re: SA-706

"If you find an unit in good shape at a reasonable price...."

Right. Thats meanwhile a big IF around here because sellers usually
charge a rather hefty "retro" bonus to this unit. And that is exactly
why is wrote what i wrote.

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