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Pioneer TX-9500

AM/FM Stereo Analogue Tuner (1975-79)

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Pioneer TX-9500


Inside it's one of the most circuit-packed AM/FM tuners Pioneer have ever built. And outside it's one of the cleanest and most simple to use.

The Pioneer TX-9500 has a new streamlined look, logically-arranged switches and controls, and a scientifically-designed tuning system that makes it all look so easy.

But it's what's inside that counts: dual-gate MOS FETs and a 5-gang variable capacitor boost FM front end sensitivity to a superb 1.5uV (IHF). The FM IF has 7 ICs with differential amps, 4 ceramic filters (with 2 elements each) and a wide-band linear detector to pinpoint selectivity at 85dB or better and beef up the capture ratio to 1.0dB (IHF). Even in stereo the S/N is a super high 75dB, with total harmonic distortion of 0.2% at 1KHz.

Thanks to the PLL MPX (phase lock loop multiplex) demodulator, stereo separation stretches to a wide 35dB over the 50 to 10,000Hz range. Stability? Even in signal-weak or signal-strong areas your station comes in clean and fresh.

Planning to record off the air? Hit the switch for the built-in 440Hz test signal generator and check the output level against your deck's VUs for optimum adjustment before the music begins.


  • Type: Mono/Stereo Tuner

    Tuning Bands: FM, MW

    Tuning Scale: Analogue

    Sensitivity: 1.5uV (FM), 300uV (MW)

    Signal to Noise Ratio: 75dB (FM), 50dB (MW)

    Distortion: 0.5% (FM)

    Selectivity: 85dB (FM), 40dB (MW)

    Frequency response: 20Hz to 15kHz (FM)

    Output: 650mV

    Semiconductors: 3 x FET, 11 x IC, 34 x transistors, 23 x diodes

    Dimensions: 420 x 150 x 365mm

    Weight: 9.1kg

  • Type: Mono/Stereo Tuner

    Tuning Bands: FM, MW

    Tuning Scale: Analogue

    Sensitivity: 1.5uV (FM), 300uV (MW)

    Signal to Noise Ratio: 77dB (FM), 55dB (MW)

    Distortion: 0.5% (FM)

    Selectivity: 85dB (FM), 30dB (MW)

    Frequency response: 20Hz to 15kHz (FM)

    Output: 650mV (FM), 200mV (MW)

    Semiconductors: 5 x FET, 15 x IC, 12 x transistors, 19 x diodes

    Dimensions: 420 x 150 x 395mm

    Weight: 9.5kg


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Reviewed Jan 25th, 2019 by vglory88

Wonderful high fidelity tuner.
Owned since 1977, always been happy as a baby with this great sounding machine.

Reviewed Aug 25th, 2017 by rtksjones

I rescued my TX9500 and repaired and recapped it. This tuner provides near CD quality sound. I've never heard a tuner that so faithfully reproduces music. The highs are crisp, the lows are punchy, and the mids are smooth. I paired this with an SA9500 and I will never sell this pair. Wow.



re: TX-9500

Hi. I have TX 9500 II Radio. We cleaned it and looks good however stereo light did not work. What should I do?

Need service Manual for TX-9500II

I would love to have a complete service manual on file. I do have the schematics already.

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tx-9500 ii

i just uploaded the manual it's wating for approval.

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