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Vintage Pioneer SX - 1980 Stereo Receiver - Overhauled (Not) 270 W


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Model: SX-1980Brand: Pioneer
Original Description:
This auction is for one vintage Pioneer SX-1980 Stereo Receiver. Please refer to the descriptions below. I have a total of 66 photos of this receiver available. Please contact me if there are any questions. Included Items
One Pioneer SX-1980 Stereo ReceiverSerial Number XK3602331SManufactured in November of 1977 Description
This SX-1980 is one of three that I own. Yes, I know. Owning three of these beasts is a bit much. Part of the addiction, I guess. The good news... is that I’m starting to thin the herd a bit. The even better news is that all three of my 1980’s (including this one) were overhauled by none other EchoWars of Audiokarma fame (EW has no affiliation with this auction). If you know Glenn’s work, you’ll know that this receiver functions better than new. The work performed was not a simple cleaning and DeoxIT job. Aside from the expected bias and offset adjustments, the dozens of cap, diode and transistor replacements, the relay replacements, the new heatsink grease that was applied to all of the driver and output transistors and the many other hours of work that was performed, the power amp boards were completely rebuilt and Glenn’s regulator cooling mod was installed. In short, this receiver is functionally better than new, with output power at more than 300 Watts versus the factory spec 270 watts. Good luck finding performance better than that from a garage sale find!
Additional Photos Please contact me for a Google Photos link for all 66 photos of this receiver. Specifications Detailed specs on the SX-1980 Receiver are available as a scanned image in the auction photos. Physical Condition This receiver is in very good physical condition with wear that is consistent with or better than would be expected for the age of the unit. The original wood cover is in very good condition. There are small dings on the top rear corners of the cover. There are dings on the top rear edge of the cover. There may be other small nicks and marks on the top and sides of the cover. The end caps are in very good condition, with minor nicks and marks. There may be nicks on the metal portion of the cover. The AM antenna is original and correct for this model. I mention this because the ball-and-socket antennas are often broken-off and missing or replaced with an incorrect type. There are nicks in the black paint of the heat sinks. The aluminum portion of the front panel is in very good condition. Not perfect, but not bad either. There are small nicks on the bezel of the front panel as well as nicks and scratches on the top edge. There are no scratches of note on the glass portion of the front panel. There are no broken / missing knobs or switches / controls. There is some visible wear to the knob or switch / control markings (the black screening). The tuning knob has some scratches on the face near the edges. In summary, this unit is in nice physical condition!
Functional Condition
This receiver is fully functional with no defects. All three pairs of outputs (Channels A, B & C) function properly. All switches and controls function properly. All lighting elements function properly. The indicator for each applicable function switch lights properly. The Signal and Tuning meters function properly. In summary, there are no functional issues with this receiver!
Warranty: As is, no warranty. This item is being sold as is, with no warranty, either expressed or implied. Notice: Please resolve all questions before bidding on this auction. I reserve the right to cancel bids from bidders with excessive negative feedback. Shipping: Shipping is additional and will be paid by the buyer. I ship to the U.S., only. Insurance is included on this shipment. Buyers from AK, HI, PR and U.S. territories must contact me for a shipping quote before bidding. I pack exceptionally well and will pack this beast for safe, damage-free shipment. The tuning knob will be removed for shipment to prevent breakage to the front panel glass. I do support local pickup for this auction in order to save the shipping costs. There is no charge for local pickup. Payment: I accept payment by PayPal for confirmed addresses. Alternate payment methods are also available. If you have any questions, please contact me. Thank you for viewing my auction. Good luck!



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