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Pioneer SX-880

AM/FM Stereo Receiver (1978)

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Pioneer SX-880


Tuning range: FM, MW

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

Frequency response: 5Hz to 80kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.05%

Damping factor: 30

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

Signal to noise ratio: 76dB (MM), 95dB (line)

Output: 150mV (line)

Speaker load impedance: 4Ω (minimum)

Semiconductors: 5 x FET, 9 x IC, 37 x transistors, 37 x diodes

Dimensions: 480 x 140 x 320mm

Weight: 12.2kg



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Reviewed Aug 30th, 2019 by vglory88

Undeniable classic, SX-880 is a better receiver than SX-780, offering discrete output transistors, adjustable bias settings and adjustable DC offset settings for right on the spot performance. The sound is easy on the ears, smooth and sweet.



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re: SX-880

Just picked up an 880 for $40 at the local thrift store, actually works but the phono is funky.....anyone know of a place that can service this thing in the DC metro area? Thank, Frank (a new member)

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My Pioneer SX-880 receiver was left on inside a cabinet with minimal ventilation. Overheated, now powers on but can't get anything to work on it, including the radio. (Radio came on after a cool down period at a very low volume (green light for AM radio was on) but then shut down. Gernal panel lights come on when you turn it on but nothing works on it.
Any suggestions on whether it is scrap or not?

re: SX-880

I think the Pioneer SX-880 is a souped-up model of the SX-780. The most common point of electrical failure in the SX-780 is the voltage regulator circuit that provides power to the tuner. If the tuning meters aren't working that's probably where the problem lies. It's usually an easy fix.

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Just acquired an SX-880, any chance somebody has a copy of the Operation/Owners Manual they'd be willing to share?

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Hello Outback Bub...

You can download the owners manual and service manual on this site.
Look under < Pioneer> and you will find the manuals.

I just signed up on here tonight and got the manuals downloaded.

Good Luck and hope your SX-880 works fine. Nice receiver.


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Just got a Pioneer SX-880 and love it. I downloaded the service manual but am also trying to find a digital copy of the owners manual. Can someone help please!

Thank you,

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Anybody out there have the User Manual for this amp?

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Hello... would someone be kind enough to send a PDF of the user manual for the SX-880 (Pioneer).... thank you

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Thank's !

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VĂ­ctor hear from Chile.

Wich speakers recommend for this Pioneer SX 880?


Pioneer SX-880 Owners Manual


Does anyone have a Pioneer SX-880 owner's manual that you could send me? I just received an 880 receiver and would to know all of its features.

Brad Thompson
Ann Arbor, MI

Seeking SX-880 Owners Manual

Anyone know where to find a SX-880 Owners Manual ?

Thank you,

Mike Cecchini
Bethesda, Maryland

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Thanks for the manual I really need it :)

Pioneer SX-880

Hard one to find.....thanks a 1,000,000


thank you , i really need this manual..

SX 880

Thank you for providing this manual!
Claudio from Brazil

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Would someone happen to have the SX-880 manual that they could share with me? I recently bought this receiver and want to know all there is to know about it.

Many thanks to whoever can give me a hand.


Dino from San Antonio

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