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post #10726 of 16753
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Originally Posted by palmfish View Post


Oh no!!!!!

 

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

 

+1. The 8500 is a beast of an amp. It's a better value for your money, unless you need the radio tuner and the glowing tuner face (which, admittedly, does look quite stunning).

 

Edit: Come to think of it, $180 was about what I paid for mine.

post #10727 of 16753
Thread Starter 
Yeah, the 8500 is next the totl 9500. Their integrated model numbers don't coincide with their receiver model numbers. The 8500 is to the 9500 what the sx1050 is to the sx1250. But their receivers are more powerful across the board but the build quality of their integrates are superb. I would love to get my hands on a 9800 or 9900 one day.
post #10728 of 16753

Did Pioneer ever make an integrated equivalent to the SX-1980? :veryevil:

post #10729 of 16753

++3...The Pioneer amps are VERY good!

post #10730 of 16753
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Originally Posted by calipilot227 View Post

Did Pioneer ever make an integrated equivalent to the SX-1980? very_evil_smiley.gif

Not really. You had to go to Spec separates to get that much power output, at least. The 1980 was kind of its own thing.

But I sure agree an SA-8500 is a much better choice than an SX-750, in spite of the latter being a very fine entry level receiver.
Edited by Skylab - 11/18/13 at 4:32pm
post #10731 of 16753
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Originally Posted by calipilot227 View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by palmfish View Post


Oh no!!!!!

 

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

 

+1. The 8500 is a beast of an amp. It's a better value for your money, unless you need the radio tuner and the glowing tuner face (which, admittedly, does look quite stunning).

 

Edit: Come to think of it, $180 was about what I paid for mine.

 

I just got contacted about purchasing a SA-8100. I don't expect it to be as beastly as a 8500 but what do you guys think about that and what would be a good price for clean functional SA-8100? 

 

Also for those that have owned or tried 

 

SX-3700 or SX-980 I have a pretty good lead on both. Would like to pick one up before this weekends local meet. 

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

:evil:

post #10732 of 16753
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Originally Posted by DemonFox View Post
 

 

I just got contacted about purchasing a SA-8100. I don't expect it to be as beastly as a 8500 but what do you guys think about that and what would be a good price for clean functional SA-8100? 

 

Also for those that have owned or tried 

 

SX-3700 or SX-980 I have a pretty good lead on both. Would like to pick one up before this weekends local meet. 

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

:evil:

IMO the SA-8100 is superior to any of the later Pioneer amps or receivers!

The build quality and sound of the SA7100/8100/9100 are notable.

The 9100 is arguably the best of the vintage Pioneer export iron.

post #10733 of 16753
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post


Not really. You had to go to Spec separates to get that much power output, at least. The 1980 was kind of its own thing.

But I sure agree an SA-8500 is a much better choice than an SX-750, in spite of the latter being a very fine entry level receiver.

The SA-9900, which is basically a Spec integrated, is the beast of the Pioneer amps = 120wpc!

 

 

post #10734 of 16753
Yup, always wanted to check one of those out. Still, impressive as that is, it has neither the power supply massiveness nor the power output of a SX-1980.

Always wanted an SA-9800, too...but just too much gear and too little space biggrin.gif
post #10735 of 16753
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Originally Posted by DemonFox View Post
 

 

I just got contacted about purchasing a SA-8100. I don't expect it to be as beastly as a 8500 but what do you guys think about that and what would be a good price for clean functional SA-8100? 

 

Also for those that have owned or tried 

 

SX-3700 or SX-980 I have a pretty good lead on both. Would like to pick one up before this weekends local meet. 

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

:evil:

German thread on the SA-7100/8100/9100.

With google translate you can learn what European collectors think of this series: http://www.hifi-forum.de/viewthread-84-19407.html

(lots of sweet pics too)

:beerchug:

post #10736 of 16753
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

Yup, always wanted to check one of those out. Still, impressive as that is, it has neither the power supply massiveness nor the power output of a SX-1980.
 

True, but it has handles so you can take it with you to parties!

:beerchug:

post #10737 of 16753
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post

True, but it has handles so you can take it with you to parties!
beerchug.gif

Sure...a party for body builders !!!! biggrin.gif
post #10738 of 16753
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Originally Posted by calipilot227 View Post

Did Pioneer ever make an integrated equivalent to the SX-1980? very_evil_smiley.gif

Spec 2 @250 WPC
post #10739 of 16753
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

Yup, always wanted to check one of those out. Still, impressive as that is, it has neither the power supply massiveness nor the power output of a SX-1980.

Always wanted an SA-9800, too...but just too much gear and too little space biggrin.gif

 

During a previous bout with flooding, I'm almost certain it was you I heard scream "All hands on deck!" way out West. :normal_smile : 

post #10740 of 16753

I actually got a SA-9900 recently, but I wasn't sure if I wanted it or my SX-5590 more. Wife said I could only have one and that I have to sell the other...

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