AM/FM Stereo Receiver (1976-78)
When you go to buy a new receiver, ask yourself these questions:
Does its FM tuner section guarantee high performance of spurious rejection as well as high sensitivity?
Does it include the very latest electronics circuit technology to assure a constant stable and high quality sound reproduction from small to large power output?
Are you going to be proud to own it for a long, long time?
Pioneer's new and elegantly designed SX-1250 AM/FM receiver provides a resounding yes to each of these questions - and then some.
No other Pioneer receiver provides such incomparable FM performance and sensitivity and then combines it with mammoth continuous power output of 160W per channel, min RMS at 8 Ohms, from 20 Hertz to 20,000 Hertz, with no more than 0.1% total harmonic distortion.
Tuning range: FM, MW
Power output: 160 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)
Frequency response: 10Hz to 50kHz
Total harmonic distortion: 0.1%
Damping factor: 30
Input sensitivity: 6.5mV (mic), 2.5mV (MM), 150mV (DIN), 150mV (line)
Signal to noise ratio: 75dB (MM), 90dB (line)
Output: 150mV (line), 30mV (DIN), 1V (Pre out)
Speaker load impedance: 4Ω (minimum)
Dimensions: 556 x 186.5 x 464.5mm
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Reviewed Nov 09th, 2016 by craigsx
What power turns normal speakers to mush....use the high end vintage speakers and it is pure distortion free sound.
I have the Marantz 2285, Sansui G8700db and Kenwood KR9700 all same wattage and this is by far the one I use daily. It looks better both lite up and at idle and ease of use is better too. Love switching between FM, Tap and phono with just a push of a button.
Reviewed May 08th, 2016 by curioustech
This receiver is a real Monster power. Advice to present and would be audiophile; (a) ensure you have plenty of wattage of your speakers and maybe new surrounds just to enjoy this piece of Electronic master piece. With massive heat sinks and all 650w of electronic ingenuity, it is an icon of the past wars of competition who's the best. (b) Enjoy this as analog is so much way ahead of the present compacted recordings etc.
Reviewed Feb 26th, 2016 by delbomberger
The 1250 took me back to the best times of my life, lets me hear things I hadn't been hearing through my speakers for a long time. It has that warm sound that I love and remember. When I found my first one, I had it recapped and it should be good to go for a very long time.
Reviewed Jan 30th, 2016 by Quang Tran
A genuine audio masterpiece of Pioneer. It surely reminds us, the U60, of the wonderful sounds of the past.
Reviewed Mar 01st, 2015 by slimjim00
My dream came true! I was already a proud owner of the Pioneer SX-850, now a SX-1250 just fell into my hands. It's near mint except the wood which has it's normal wear. It has already been recapped just needed another cleaning which I have spent all weekend cleaning every piece of it with great care. I have the speakers to support this and I have a QA-800 Quad amp coming next week. I listened to it before I bought it. It's the bomb! If you have a chance to buy on of these I highly recommend it as they are soooo choice! ;-) Happy Dayz. SLim Jim
Reviewed Feb 27th, 2014 by MOTHAIS
best for ever receiver....