The Pioneer SX-xx80 series came after the SX-xx50. The Pioneer SX-880 is a classic example of that generation of Pioneer receivers and was the last of the 800 series. It premiered around 1978 and retailed for about $425 at the time. The main aesthetic difference between the two series are the dark faced meters with white lettering. This change was made to improve visibility. The SX-880 produces 60 watts per channel with total harmonic distortion at 0.05%. It can handle a speaker impedance of 4 Ohms.
The tuning section utilizes a 3 gang variable capacitor tuner. Other features include:
- Bass and Treble tone controls with tone defeat.
- Low cut filter which cuts out ultra low frequency noise below 15Hz (like low pitch rumble from a turntable)
- Independent left and right power meters
- FM Muting
- Stereo and Mono modes
- Two tape in/outputs
- One phono input
- One Aux input
- Duplicate switch
- Loudness switch
So another great Pioneer "Silver Faced" beauty. Plays wonderfully and has been recently gone through here in house by our expert tech staff. It's a winner on every level. Has the look, sound and vibe of vintage Pioneer,... so good!
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Pioneer, SX-880 Receiver: $799 + applicable sales tax