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When will we know how it went down, which survived and why?

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When will we know how it went down, which survived and why?

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Well, she said I have until christmas, so I have awhile to make my decision :p Though I love them both

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Love the 9900. The sx5590 is attractive also.
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Well, she said I have until christmas, so I have awhile to make my decision :p Though I love them both

Merry Christmas!

 

Your gift this year is -1 receiver.

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What is it about women and stereo equipment???

I guess I'm lucky, my wife likes vintage gear. Actually she's been bugging me for months to get a vintage turntable, ever since I sold our old Music Hall without telling her!

I'm an all digital guy... but anyway got her a Thorens which I'll keep under wraps til Christmas.

This isn't the actual unit, but same model.
post #10746 of 13351
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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...

Wow, those are both great in their own way!

The SA-9900 may actually sound better (you would know), but the 5590 is the classiest of the Pioneer receivers!

My gut is that you'd be able to find another 9900. The 5590 is really special find that you can always sell for a premium...

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What is it about women and stereo equipment???

I guess I'm lucky, my wife likes vintage gear. Actually she's been bugging me for months to get a vintage turntable, ever since I sold our old Music Hall without telling her!

I'm an all digital guy... but anyway got her a Thorens which I'll keep under wraps til Christmas.

This isn't the actual unit, but same model.

I'd say you are BOTH very lucky!

Enjoy!!

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post #10748 of 13351
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I'd say you are BOTH very lucky!
Enjoy!!
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The color of the plinth doesn't quite match the SX-1250, so i may have to give the latter a slightly darker/redder stain than stock.
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Well, she said I have until christmas, so I have awhile to make my decision :p Though I love them both

 

Between now and then, :wink_face:your listening sessions could prove to be the real winner in all of this. Leaving you in a better place.

post #10750 of 13351
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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,

 

 

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I've got a fully restored SA-9100 and absolutely love how it sounds.  It also makes a fantastic headphone amp.  My primary LCD-3 rig is Gungnir->SA-9100->LCD-3.   

 

One thing to keep in mind... the SA-8100/SA-9100 are almost 40 years old.   No matter how functional it is, if it hasn't been re-capped, it most likely needs to be.   There are also some known flaky transistors in these that should be replaced, since 90% of the work is getting to them and the boards would already be out for re-capping.   On the up-side, it's totally worth restoring, especially if it's cosmetically good and you can get it for a decent price.

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I've got a fully restored SA-9100 and absolutely love how it sounds.  It also makes a fantastic headphone amp.  My primary LCD-3 rig is Gungnir->SA-9100->LCD-3.   

 

One thing to keep in mind... the SA-8100/SA-9100 are almost 40 years old.   No matter how functional it is, if it hasn't been re-capped, it most likely needs to be.   There are also some known flaky transistors in these that should be replaced, since 90% of the work is getting to them and the boards would already be out for re-capping.   On the up-side, it's totally worth restoring, especially if it's cosmetically good and you can get it for a decent price.I 

I haven't been inside the more complicated 8100/9100, but one beauties of the 7100 is the easy access to everything.

The 7100/8100/9100 are truly special in the realm of vintage amps...

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I haven't been inside the more complicated 8100/9100, but one beauties of the 7100 is the easy access to everything.

The 7100/8100/9100 are truly special in the realm of vintage amps...

 

I lucked out with these.   The SA-9100 was restored by EchoWars over at AK and I picked it up with the matching TX-9100 tuner that had also been completely restored and upgraded by PunkerX.

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I lucked out with these.   The SA-9100 was restored by EchoWars over at AK and I picked it up with the matching TX-9100 tuner that had also been completely restored and upgraded by PunkerX.

You are in good shape!

The later tuners were better, but the chassis are larger so they just don't match.

IMO you have the end game vintage amp/tuner!

post #10754 of 13351
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Originally Posted by Argybargy View Post

What is it about women and stereo equipment???

I guess I'm lucky, my wife likes vintage gear. Actually she's been bugging me for months to get a vintage turntable, ever since I sold our old Music Hall without telling her!

I'm an all digital guy... but anyway got her a Thorens which I'll keep under wraps til Christmas.

This isn't the actual unit, but same model.

 

Truth is SOME  women just don't like it when Men are happy on their own. And its not the same both ways so sorry if that sounds sexist but I assure you it is not lol. If its not them making you happy then they don't like it! Some always feel like they are competing with everything we do and lord help us if they aren't "winning". I made sure my wife knew right when she started dating about my hobbies. Video games, sports, and audio stuff and hell even WWE (my kids are now addicted to WWE). She was cool with that and understood not just tolerated it and almost 10 years later we've never had a problem with any of it. It can be expensive to say the least but as long as I don't use bill money or put us in the hole its never a concern or problem. I don't drink go out or waist money on stupid things so as far as hobbies go we can do a lot worse than audio gear... 

 

Just my two cents

 

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

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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:

 

I've got a fully restored SA-9100 and absolutely love how it sounds.  It also makes a fantastic headphone amp.  My primary LCD-3 rig is Gungnir->SA-9100->LCD-3.   

 

One thing to keep in mind... the SA-8100/SA-9100 are almost 40 years old.   No matter how functional it is, if it hasn't been re-capped, it most likely needs to be.   There are also some known flaky transistors in these that should be replaced, since 90% of the work is getting to them and the boards would already be out for re-capping.   On the up-side, it's totally worth restoring, especially if it's cosmetically good and you can get it for a decent price.

 

Ok, thanks for the heads up!! I'm very new to the vintage scene so that is very valuable information. The price is very good I think (help me out here folks) dude told me for both SX-980 & SA-8100 in good condition  for $225. Does that seem like a fair deal or is $200 closer to the right price. Honestly I have no idea so thanks in advance and again for all of your help!

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

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