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#139269 - 07/14/06 07:41 PM Re: Vintage 2 Channel Stereo Receiver [Re: HomeDad]
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Homedad, that is sweet. Good price too. Enjoy the sound because it's different from anything else. I love my collection.

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#139270 - 07/14/06 08:26 PM Re: Vintage 2 Channel Stereo Receiver [Re: cgolf]
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cgolf, I'm envious of your collection I'm thinking of adding one more if I can find it at the right price, the Sansui 9090DB, such a beautiful piece of equipment.
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#139271 - 07/14/06 11:52 PM Re: Vintage 2 Channel Stereo Receiver [Re: HomeDad]
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It's beautifully designed alright and a powerful amp at 125W per channel as well which was unheard of in 1978.


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#139272 - 07/15/06 12:18 AM Re: Vintage 2 Channel Stereo Receiver [Re: jakeman]
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I'm keeping a Pioneer SX-1250 for the house and a Sansui 9090DB for the garage. I'm selling my SX-1050 because I just don't have anywhere to put it and the wife gives me the "look" when I try to justify it. The 9090 and the 1250 are my favorites!!

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#139273 - 07/15/06 08:09 AM Re: Vintage 2 Channel Stereo Receiver [Re: jakeman]
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125W per channel as well which was unheard of in 1978.




Wasn't this the time period when 200, 270 and 300 watt flagship receivers were common?
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#139274 - 07/15/06 09:48 AM Re: Vintage 2 Channel Stereo Receiver [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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I know the Pioneer SX 1280 had 185 watts per channel and was around in the 70s. I had a Pioneer SX 1080 rated at 120 per side, so I don't think this was uncommon at all.
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#139275 - 07/15/06 10:06 AM Re: Vintage 2 Channel Stereo Receiver [Re: Wid]
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Some of these monsters had unbelievable power and clarity. That's why they sound so crisp. The 9090DB has 125 wpc; the SX-1250 has 165 wpc and the SX-1050 has 120 wpc. At least that is what they awere rated. As I have them serviced and tested, I'm finding that they are about 10-15% higher in actual power output. Awesome!!!! [image]http://C:\Documents and Settings\Debi\My Documents\My Pictures\EBAY\SX-1050[/image]

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#139276 - 07/15/06 01:42 PM Re: Vintage 2 Channel Stereo Receiver [Re: cgolf]
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The Pioneer SX-1980 had 270wpc and cost $1300.00 in 1978. For anyone interested, here is a great site for specs, valuation, and pictures of some of these old receivers. Classic Audio
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#139277 - 07/17/06 12:04 PM Re: Vintage 2 Channel Stereo Receiver [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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The 70's were a time when many manufacturers started to put more powerful amps into integrated receivers. My first receiver circa 1970 had 20w per side. Sansui started to put bigger amps into their receivers around 1974 which was when the 9090db started production. At the time it was regarded as one of the most powerful well built consumer receivers. The quality went to hell in the 80's when they outsourced production and cheapened on parts, all of which led to the company's demise. I visit the AudioKarma Exclusively Sansui forum where users exchange info. Prices on ebay have been rising on this unit as people rediscover its attributes.
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#139278 - 07/17/06 12:34 PM Re: Vintage 2 Channel Stereo Receiver [Re: jakeman]
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In the past few months I have been through more vintage receivers than I care to admit. I have over 1000 transactions on ebay and have never had a problem until I started buying and selling these older receivers. Won't go into all the gory details but it's been messy. However!! I have come out OK and now own a beautiful Sansui 9090DB and a Pioneer SX-1250. Both of these units are in excellent condition and the sound is just unreal. Very smooth, warm and loud!! I like the sound and asthetics of the Sansui by just a tad but the 1250 will blow you out of the room. Both tuners are great and hopefully both units will last another 30 years. Now if I can just sell my SX-1050, which BTW is no slouch in performance or appearance.

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