My mint SX-1280

Discussion in 'Pioneer Audio' started by fernarias, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. fernarias

    fernarias AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Never posted this find so I'm posting for archival purposes. It's truly mint. Hardly been in the sun since the walnut still looks like new walnut. None of the screws have ever been touched. I'll enjoy it till it's gone. Enjoy.
     

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  2. Dave_1962

    Dave_1962 Lunatic Member

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    Drool-worthy_:D
     
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  3. beowolf9

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    Beautiful!!:thumbsup:
     
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  4. zebulon1

    zebulon1 Back repairing the PL's Subscriber

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    I never had one. Always wanted to find a nice broken one to repair.
    I changed my mind. I'll take yours instead.
     
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  5. Awesomeaudio

    Awesomeaudio AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Sooo goood !!
    Looks like it just came from the store.
    Take care of it. She's a beauty. :thumbsup:
     
  6. KingBubba

    KingBubba "Too Much Stuff" Subscriber

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    Get it rehabbed and then you can enjoy it until you are gone and it will pay for part of your funeral. :rolleyes:
     
  7. kevzep

    kevzep Its all about the Music Subscriber

    I second that, send it to rehab, it will outlive us all!!
     
  8. fernarias

    fernarias AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I can actually do the rehab myself. I just refurbished a SX-950 last month and 30 others in the last 7 years (even got good at diagnosing problems and fixing so that I had started to buy non working but good looking gear). All caps were replaced except the mains which test good and all the transistors were also replaced on the 950.

    I've been finding that the transistors test out of spec even if they are working, especially the power transistors and the non working ones that I have purchased have all been transistor issues. It's all the brands with out of spec output transistors Yamaha's, Marantz's, Sansui's and Pioneer. I've been seeing gains of 10 or less on one or two of the output transistors. I'm guessing the small gold filament that connects the silicon to the contacts is thinning over time. So, if you're doing a refurbish then just change the outputs while they are still available.
     
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  9. Glenz75

    Glenz75 Sansui and Pioneer Freak

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    Wow that is a really stunning fine example almost a time capsule :)
     
  10. kevzep

    kevzep Its all about the Music Subscriber

    Oh okay, well that's good then, should a nice experience working on something so nice and clean. Definitely worth doing.

    And it is a very nice example, like others have said, almost a time capsule...
     
  11. asilker

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    golly, that's clean
     
  12. Stevescivic

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    Out of curiosity did you buy this from a fellow in Victoria BC? I swear I saw an ad stating that the amplifier was opened but never used and your post reminded me of that ad.
     
  13. fernarias

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    Sacramento. The warranty card even has the name of the store where it was purchased, Best Products in Sacramento.
     
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  14. PabloX

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    Those meters.

    Very, very nice.
     
  15. MaxxVolume

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    That`s a beauty ! Congrats.
     
  16. Dave1384

    Dave1384 Stuck in the 70's

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    Sheesh.
    Why is it that among all the Pioneers I have owned ( just about every one from the 3 series to the 9) the biggest I have ever seen is the 1010 I own. I've never seen or heard any bigger ones. I just never find them.
    Sigh.
    That's a beauty.
     
  17. Emvil

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    Gorgeous!!!!!!
     
  18. fernarias

    fernarias AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I live in the center of California (the largest state by population) 2 hours from Sacramento and the Bay Area (about 8 million population) and 4 hours from LA (18 million population) and I while I was looking, I only came upon this one. I got lucky. I saw the ad when it posted(at work) replied/called the seller and then drove 2 1/2 hours the same day(I got home at 10:30pm that day). I moved fast because it was the only one that I had seen until that day.

    1280s are rare.

    Ps I own two 1010s (939s have been hard to find, 1080s have eluded me six times so I have given up on my collection).
     

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