Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Just arrived. Pioneer SX-1010 receiver. Wow!

This was the top of the line in 1975. It was the first shot in the 'monster receiver' wars of the seventies. It was $700 canadian when new, which would be around $3,900 today (by my crude calculation). Rated at 100 watts/channel, this model regularly bench tests at over 120 watts/channel. It's the biggest receiver I've ever had, the first with a 5 gang tuner. It weighs 50 pounds! I'll have pictures tomorrow, weather permitting. It is one of the best sounding pieces I've had the pleasure of owning, and I'm enthralled by it's power and musicality. It's driving the Rogers Studio 1s with authority, like it won't accept anything less than all the music.

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