Pioneer SX-1000TW power specs?

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  1. audiojones

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    Beautiful - LOVE IT!! Goes really well with KLH Seventeens too. Hook it up to a decent antenna and the FM tuner will surprise you with its sensitivity.
     

     

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  2. jojo0416

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    Congratulations! I used to have one, my parents own it back in '72 and I put it in my room in high school. 8 years ago I had it serviced prior moving here due to blown-outputs and did not get it back. Those are warm sounding units.
     
  3. larryderouin

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    I got a Allied 395 a few months ago, and compared it with my 790. I like the sound of the 395(1000TW) better than the 790. The 395 sounds fuller in all regimes, where the 790 sounds flat and sterile. The 395 would compare favorably to a SX-727 or a SX-737 in power and sound quality. I would also equate the 395 with a Sansui 2000, 2000A, or 2000X. Very Tube like sound quality in the 2000's and the 395.
     
  4. WickedSharp

    WickedSharp Scratchy and crunchy is how I like it Subscriber

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    Control amp recap getting wrapped up.
    Only the Head amp is left.

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  5. Djcoolray

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    I'd have it tested using a scope to see if it's within specs before I start doing any work on it.....and replace only what needs be !
     
  6. WickedSharp

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    I know, I've heard that and it makes sense. I've never done a complete recap though and wanted to see if I hear a difference.
     

     

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  7. tuberadios69

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    I know this is an old post but how did the recap go? I picked up an absolutely mint Allied 395 on ebay last week just for kicks to listen with headphones in the bedroom. It works great and the wood case looks brand new. I've never seen such an immaculately clean late 60's era receiver before. Not even a speck of dust on the circuit boards inside! I'm thinking I'll end up doing a recap at some point so I'm curious how yours went and how it has held up. Since I have no speakers connected to the 395, I did put 13.5 ohm, 10-watt resistors (closest resistors I had to 10ohm/10-watt) on the speaker plugs even though I immediately switch it to headphones-only when using it. I'm presuming that's a good idea. Using a cheap T-wire antenna but did order a CCrane FM Reflect antenna for it a couple days ago.
    Cheers!
     
  8. larryderouin

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    With it in Headphone mode you don't need the dummy loads. Put it on a power strip and leave the power/speaker switch in Headphones, and use the power strip to power ON/OFF.
     
  9. tuberadios69

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    Thanks for the suggestion Larry. I put the resistors there just in case I ever forget to turn the switch all the way to headphones-only. I did the same thing with a Pioneer QX-8000A that the Allied 395 sits on top of. Just a precaution; both receivers are plugged into a Tripplite power strip that also has a few other items plugged into it including a bedside lamp and my alarm clock.
     
  10. kydog

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    I’ve always been partial to this Receiver
     

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  11. Drugolf

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    I have the Ta version - tube tuner section. Wonderfull sounding with AR2Ax speakers BTW. I think I really like cap coupled units.
     
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  12. WickedSharp

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    Recap went great. I love the receiver. Currently the daily driver in my home office hooked up the The Smaller Advents that I rebuilt.
     
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  13. tuberadios69

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    Glad to hear you are using and enjoying the Pioneer! To answer some earlier questions by others, the Allied 395 was tested as providing 35 watts rms per channel at 8 ohms with both channels driven at under 0.15% THD (presumably at 1khz) by High Fidelity magazine in Feb 1969 and confirmed by Consumer Reports in a 1970 issue where several other receivers were tested including the Pioneer SX1500TD. Very well made products that have stood the test of time!
     
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  14. BigCabDaddy

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    How is the phono preamp? That's what I want to know.
     
  15. Awesomeaudio

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    You took the words right out of my mouth.
    Spot on !
    I was totally amazed at the beautiful sound quality when I got mine. I have a soft spot for it and proudly display it in my living room alongside some other SXs.
     
  16. tuberadios69

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    Here's a picture of my Allied 395. That's a Pioneer QX-8000A below it. Both work extremely well with my Massdrop/Sennheiser HD6XX with Nordost Heimdall headphone cable.
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  17. Awesomeaudio

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    Sorry for asking, but I don't understand the cross between the Allied 395 and the 1000TW. I can see the similarities, but is the Allied still a Pioneer ?
     
  18. larryderouin

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    Yep. PIONEER OEM'ed the 1000TW with a slightly different Front panel (graphics) to meet Allied specs as the 395. Other than that it's a 1000TW. Think of Allied as a competitor to Radio Shack back in th late 50's thru the 60's and early 70's.
     
  19. Awesomeaudio

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    Thanks Larry. I'm guessing then, the Allied was a cheaper option to the "1000TW" ?
    Have to Admit, the 1000TW looks much better. Sorry Allied guys.
     
  20. tuberadios69

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    The Allied retailed at $299.99 with an optional oiled walnut cabinet available for $19.95. In its last two years of production, it was offered with the cabinet at that same price, by Radio Shack (who acquired Allied in 1971). The Allied 395 was also produced to compete with competitor Lafayette Radio who had a strong seller in their then top of the line LR-1500TA receiver. It too sold for $299.99. It also had a bit more power than the Allied 395 but was not, IMHO, as attractively designed and executed. When Radio Shack took over Allied in 1971, they only offered the Allied 395 (and other Allied branded OEM Pioneer receiver models) one more year. I don't know if this was because Pioneer terminated their OEM agreement originally signed with Allied or, if Radio Shack simply chose to keep with their own (inferior IMHO) sourced receiver line-up. The 70's era Radio Shack Realistic branded models had slightly less robust power supplies and therefore performed poorly (power output-wise) at the lowest bass frequencies. This was borne out in the numerous test reports published back then by various stereo publications.

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