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Pioneer SX-9000

Stereo AM/FM Receiver (1970-72)

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Pioneer SX-9000


Tuning range: FM, MW

Power output: 50 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 10Hz to 35kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.5%

Damping factor: 30

Input sensitivity: 1.6mV (mic), 2.5mV (MM), 160mV (DIN), 160mV (line)

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

Output: 0.5V (Pre out)

Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 16Ω

Semiconductors: 5 x IC, 1 x FET, 53 x transistors, 22 x diodes

Dimensions: 522 x 194 x 344mm

Weight: 15.7kg


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re: SX-9000

I would love to know if the protection fuses on the rear panel are slow blow or fast blow.

re: SX-9000

They should be fast blow types.

re: SX-9000

I have five of these units. Very underrated and extemely flexible. I would call this "Mid-Fi" at first blush with the capacitor coupled circuits, but I have heard music more detailed on some albums (White Album) than I have on more "Hi-FI" equipment. (And I have most of the high end Sansui, Pioneer and Kenwood from the 70's along with newer gear). If you get a chance to pick one of these units up - do so. Very inexpensive and almost all circuits are repairable by the hobbyist.

re: SX-9000

I picked on up that had both fuses blown I assumed the power transisters were bad however when I removed and bech tested I could find nothing unusual but I replaced and Unit came on for a few seconds then b lew one fuse and short time later the other,,I have the schematic 2yrs college electronics 2 yrs building plating rectifiers for steel mills ,I have some knowlegde what I would like is a way to identify the exact problem with my sx 9000 i love the old units plenty of raw power currently using sansui 5000 till the pioneer is ready ... send me in direction to look ,Im all ears

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I've just picked up a SX9000 and I'm having trouble with the fuse for the RIGHT channel blowing. I also check the transistors for the channel and they seem to be good. I checked the output capacitors and they tested okay. Let me know if you solved your problem and if so, what was done to fix the problem. This receiver has lots of circuits and troubleshooting it can be big task.


re: SX-9000

The problem is likely in the bias circuit if all the output and driver transistors are good. Those Nichicon 50 or 100 ohm trimmer potentiometers that Pioneer used in this era are very trouble prone. They have a tendency to open or be intermittently open.

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