I'm just finding it amusing that a Pioneer SX-1080 is now a sought-after piece of audio gear.
I grew up in the 80's. I vividly remember that my father had one of those. Googled the pix, and yep, that's exactly it. I also remember that the volume knob got 'scratchy' over time and it was eventually replaced with something else.
I liked the lights and toggle switches, and so I rescued it from the dust-bin and used it for a summer as the warp-drive controller or navigational system in my spaceship that I had in the basement of our house. That SX-1080 played an important role in many missions to other planets, as well as fending off countless evil aliens.
What, didn't every 8-year-old boy have a spaceship in their basement?
And now, 25 years later, I wonder if it's still in my parent's basement somewhere.... I'll have to go look. Funny if that thing still fires up, and to see if I can correct that scratchy volume with a bit of Radio-Shack cleaner....
Thanks for the memories!