Pioneer SX-980 Vintage Receiver - SOLD

Sale price Price $1,050.00 Regular price $1,199.00 Unit price  per 

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The Pioneer SX-980 is an AM/FM stereo receiver with constant current loaded 2-stage differential amplifier, and direct coupled 2-stage Darlington single push-pull DC configuration power amplifier.

Features include Pioneer turnover tone controls, 6dB-octave high and low filters and outputs for 2 pairs of speakers.

The SX-980 features separate bass and treble controls with turnover switches from 200hz and 400hz bass, 5k and 25k treble, tone on/off, filter switches for 15hz and 8khz, FM muting, two tape in/outputs, duplicate switch, two phono inputs and one aux input, phono two selector is also the mic selector, mode stereo and mono, loudness on/off, mic input and muting switch, both signal and tuning meters, as well as both right and left channel output meters which display wattage.

The SX-980 retailed for about $600 – $650. It weighs about 41 pounds and measures 21  11/16  X  6  5/16  X  17  5/16 inches - it's a beast!


Tuning range: FM, MW

Power output: 80 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 5Hz to 100kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.05%

Damping factor: 30

Input sensitivity: 7.5mV (mic), 2.5mV (MM), 150mV (DIN), 150mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 76dB (MM), 90dB (line)

Output: 150mV (line), 30mV (DIN), 1V (Pre out)

Speaker load impedance: 4Ω (minimum)

Semiconductors: 3 x FET, 8 x IC, 35 x transistors, 45 x diodes

Dimensions: 526 x 176 x 440mm

Weight: 18.8kg

Accessories: FM T-type antenna

Year: 1978

This unit has been thoroughly cleaned, tested and updated here by our expert in-house tech. Its performance is exceptional. If your looking for a vintage silver faced Pioneer to up your MCM setup this one checks ALL the boxes. Has enough power to fire the toughest load although it's magic, as expected, with vintage JBL, Infinity and Yamaha speakers. Just the right about of grunt and grace!

Come experience this beautiful vintage Pioneer here at our Lawrence showroom or purchase with confidence online via this website.

Pioneer, SX-980 Vintage Receiver: $1,199 + applicable sales tax