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    Pioneer SX-850 Score

    The bug bit again when presented the opportunity to pick-up a Pioneer SX-850. Cleaned up pretty nicely though I still have a few things to do before it is all done. Only had a chance to briefly test it but it sounded good but won't really give it a good listen until everything has been cleaned.

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    great score, Kid!

    Rock On!
    If everybody had everything they wanted, the world would be a pretty boring place :)

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    Thank you!

    As you can see from the time elapsed between my OP and your reply that vintage gear does not get alot of attention here but I still put up some posts anyway.

    I am sure there are many members here that would be blown away by some pics and info on the SX-1980's you mentioned in your other post. The 1980 is a rare beast as you know and nothing of its type has been built before or since that equals it IMO. A local guy here has posted one on E-Bay and I think the current bid is close to $900.

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    Sure, kid Yeah, I recently saw a 1980 go for $2800 & change a few weeks ago! If you do a completed items search, it will come up. You can only do a completed items search if you are a member, and logged in. I cherish my 1980's. One is my primary unit in my set-up and the other one I got for my brother. A couple pics for you enjoyment, the first one is my rack with the 1980 on top. massive size just dwarfs all the other components, lol! speaker at left is the 1975 Kenwood Model Seven, those are the cats meow of vintage speakers, weighing nearly 130 lbs each and costing nearly $3000/pr in 1975!
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    If everybody had everything they wanted, the world would be a pretty boring place :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie04SiR
    Sure, kid Yeah, I recently saw a 1980 go for $2800 & change a few weeks ago! If you do a completed items search, it will come up. You can only do a completed items search if you are a member, and logged in. I cherish my 1980's. One is my primary unit in my set-up and the other one I got for my brother. A couple pics for you enjoyment, the first one is my rack with the 1980 on top. massive size just dwarfs all the other components, lol! speaker at left is the 1975 Kenwood Model Seven, those are the cats meow of vintage speakers, weighing nearly 130 lbs each and costing nearly $3000/pr in 1975!
    Charlie

    Nice pics!
    Most people would give their right arm for one of those pieces. I don't think I have ever heard of anyone having two!

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    I want one I want one I want one, I have a 626, not as powerful but sounds nice.

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    Is the 850 a sought after model? A guy had one on Craigs listed for over $200.00. On the other hand the List in my area has a lot of old gear listed high. So unless you can find info it's hard to tell what's classic and what's just old
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    Kid do you know much about belting for these old PIO's? I have a couple sitting around that need drives...namely an old LXI...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Peabody
    Is the 850 a sought after model? A guy had one on Craigs listed for over $200.00. On the other hand the List in my area has a lot of old gear listed high. So unless you can find info it's hard to tell what's classic and what's just old
    For people who are into vintage Pioneer's the SX series is appreciated and usually commands a good price. Like Marantz 22XX series they are fairly common and as you go up in the series the price goes up. The 850 has been selling pretty consistently in the $150-$200 range depending on condition. Given that the one I have is cosmetically in very good condition and was re-capped it would probably go toward the upper end. People who like the SX series recommend you do not consider anything below the 750 model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poppachubby
    Kid do you know much about belting for these old PIO's? I have a couple sitting around that need drives...namely an old LXI...
    Not sure what gear you are talking about when you mention belting. The SX-850 is a receiver. Are you trying to rehab a cassette deck or a turntable?

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