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Pioneer SA-8800

Integrated Stereo Amplifier (1979-81)

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Pioneer SA-8800


The SA-8800 has the impressive feature which is the NSA (non switching amplifier), created specially by Pioneer.

This is a type of amplifier that adopts the merits of both class A and class B amplifiers, and it excels in keeping down the heat loss and allows the transistors to operate all the time in the active region.

For this reason, a high output power with a very low distortion factor is yielded all the way up to the high frequencies.


Power output: 80 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 5Hz to 100kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.05%

Damping factor: 55

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

Signal to noise ratio: 90dB (MM), 110dB (line)

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

Semiconductors: 3 x IC, 6 x FET, 73 x transistors, 49 x diodes

Dimensions: 453 x 155 x 425mm

Weight: 15.6kg

Year: 1980


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Reviewed May 24th, 2019 by

Outstanding well built example of Pioneer's best! With plenty of clarity and headroom power to spare, a very user-friendly and intuitive design that is timeless. If you find one in decent to excellent condition - jump on it!

Reviewed Jan 28th, 2019 by

Beautiful sound and appearance!!! Great amp!

Reviewed Dec 13th, 2017 by

Nice powerful amp.

Reviewed Nov 19th, 2017 by

Very Nice for The Look . Sound Stage not present as any middle class 80' gears from Japan. Sound quality average nothing special.

Reviewed Feb 26th, 2017 by

A true classic.

Reviewed Jan 14th, 2017 by

Amplificador de sonido dulce y agradable. Suaviza las frecuencias en los estremos, asi consigue un sonido suave y calido. Funciona muy bien con altavoces con puerto reflex trasero cuando te ves obligado a tenerlos muy pegados a la pared trasera, ya que al suavizar los extremos facilita la colocación de estos mas cerca de la pared sin provocar resonancias indeseadas.
Lo he estado comparando con otros amplificadores que tambien poseo (Cyrus two + psx, Sony tafa 50 ES..) y no te cansas nunca de su sonido. Quizas no dispone de la fuerza del Cyrus, ni de la nitidez del Sony, pero es un amplificador fantastico y con unos buenos altavoces (yo lo tengo conectado con unas ProAc Response 1.5) y una buena fuente su sonido es una delicia. 100% recomendable.

Reviewed Feb 25th, 2016 by

Beautiful building but bad sound

Reviewed Apr 18th, 2014 by

We were given one of these units by a good friend of the family over 10 years ago. This amplifier is one of my favourite. Lots of Head Room to power a set of 15 inch speakers. You can throw anything at this amp and it never distorts due to its high wattage power suplly. When play HI fidelity it reproduces a warm sound unlike some others which are harsh on the same set of speakers. and its built like a work of art. You pick this amp up and you know its made for quality and power.



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Gracias hermanos,increíble éste sitio.....thanks so much.


i have pioneer sa-8800 which i bought from a japan surplus shop and it has a 110V input and this type has no mic input. it really has a sound that for quality a ive been needing to hear. not until lately, when i turned it on, i didnt hear the relay ticked. and there was no audio coming out from all channel. now my problem is? when asking for the service manual on pioneer sa-8800, they always keep on giving me the one that has a displAY ON ITS front panel and the inside component was totally different. people please help me get my sa8800 back... please
i could send some picture of him if anybody interested... thanx


thank you very much

Pioneer SA-8800






Pioneer SA8800

A recent power surge from a lightening strike took out the .25in dia x 1.125in Long, 800mA fuses in my SA8800. The Pioneer PN is AEK-111.

They have been difficult to track down. Does anyone have a few laying around they would like to sell me or better yet know of a supplier.



I see no problem using a .25in x 1.125in 1 amp fuse which are sold at electronic supply stores

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