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Thanks. I think they both are the same internally although some claim the 901 sounds better. I don't know about that. But what I do like about the 901 vs the 9000 is the looks. Rosewood vs walnut on the 901. And more importantly the gun metal finish vs silver on the 9000. My only real complaint is the vinyl. I can't understand for the life of me why sansui chose to ditch the real walnut veneer. They started that with the g's and never looked back. One day I would like to strip it off in favor of a real wood veneer.biggrin.gif
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Stage 1 of clean up and maintainance is now complete. She's beginning to look like she should!





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Very, very, nice!

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Thanks, now my arms, hands, and fingers are sore along with my shoulders and upper back. You really won't understand why some charge a healthy premium for a clean up job until you tackle it yourself. 

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Great job on the clean-up!!

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Oval caps. Interesting...

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Well, I've brought a new friend home today, a Pioneer SX-1000TW. It needs a really thorough cleaning and some TLC, but it works and I think it'll turn out all right. It seems to have been the first SS receiver Pioneer made.

 

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Well, I've brought a new friend home today, a Pioneer SX-1000TW. It needs a really thorough cleaning and some TLC, but it works and I think it'll turn out all right. It seems to have been the first SS receiver Pioneer made.





[/quote Very nice. I've heard lots of good things about the early Pioneer, esp the 1500.
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Are there any sonic differences between the receivers and the amplifiers from the 70's? I'm thinking of getting a Pioneer SA-8500 II for my Audeze LCD-3/X . Love the vintage look and should have enough power to drive them from the headphone output. 

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Just scored a near mint Sony STR 6065 at a really decent price. Photos soon.

I have. Sony STR 7035. Picked up at the Goodwill. Nice clear sound. Good headphone out. I have enjoyed with both HD650 and Mad Dogs.
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Are there any sonic differences between the receivers and the amplifiers from the 70's? I'm thinking of getting a Pioneer SA-8500 II for my Audeze LCD-3/X . Love the vintage look and should have enough power to drive them from the headphone output. 

The SA-8500 II will be an excellent choice. Built from when Pioneer were doing very great things. It will have more than enough power from the hp-out for the Audeze. And yes it looks stunning.

 

If you get it, let us know how you get on :)

 

Sonic differences apply for different models, both receiver and integrate. Some receivers sound better than amps and vice versa. I personally lean more towards integrate amps at the moment. But if I could afford a high end Pioneer or Sansui receiver then I would!  

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The SA-8500 II will be an excellent choice. Built from when Pioneer were doing very great things. It will have more than enough power from the hp-out for the Audeze. And yes it looks stunning.

 

If you get it, let us know how you get on :)

 

Sonic differences apply for different models, both receiver and integrate. Some receivers sound better than amps and vice versa. I personally lean more towards integrate amps at the moment. But if I could afford a high end Pioneer or Sansui receiver then I would!  

So the SA just a SX 850 without the tuner? I hear many  good things about that receiver. In fact is this the same for all the models? SA7500 = SX750, SA9500 = SX950 etc?

Not too much information on available for this vintage gear.

 

PS: Can anyone tell me what model this is?


Edited by m17xr2b - 11/18/13 at 1:54pm
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The consensus on google image search is that it's an SX-5560, the euro version of the sx-750

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Hmm, might get that one instead of the SA8500 II. It looks so much nicer and for the same price(about 180USD), hope it will sound better even if the 8500 II has dual psu.

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Hmm, might get that one instead of the SA8500 II. It looks so much nicer and for the same price(about 180USD), hope it will sound better even if the 8500 II has dual psu.


Oh no!!!!!

 

The SA-8500 is in a completely different league. Unless you really want AM/FM radio, get the 8500!!!!!

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