Hi Guys, I am found more often over in the Sansui forum, but as I fairly good client base for repairs restoration and servicing, I get to work on a lot of different brands, I still feel I am somewhat a Sansui specialist, but I am catching up on Pioneer!! I have always respected the Pioneer brand and have owned a few units in the past, a SX626, CT-F950, SX980 are a few, but I always remained fairly loyal to Sansui, I have owned AU999, G7700's, AU9500, two G9000's, a G22000... Last year I did a major on a SX1980, and I have done servicing and repairs to a bunch of SX-X50's. 750,850, 950, 1050... During this time I learned a lot about Pioneer, and those X50 series are some pretty dam fine sounding receivers... However, very recently restored/recapped a very nice and very mint SX1010. Once I completed it, I used it to listen to music in my lab, and I have to say, for me its the most impressive Pioneer receiver I have ever heard, what a solid sounding amplifier!! Its so lush, just brilliant, you just want to turn it up, the sound pulls you in....its seductive!! Then, there's the tuner, I live 35 miles away from the stations I listen to, and there are hills involved, and I live down a bit of a valley, there are only two tuners I have come across that can pull stations in from there, both McIntosh, the MR78 and the MR80, but now there's three!! The SX1010 has an extraordinary tuner, its insane, its better sounding and more sensitive than my restored and aligned MR78!! There you go I said it!! Well, it went back to the owner, and he loved it, but his situation changed, and I had to opportunity to buy it!! I am now the owner of this very fine SX1010, this one is a keeper, it will never be leaving, its here to stay!! A few pics, the wooden veneer is in excellent condition and there is hardly a mark on the face plate... I love the blue tuner dial and meters, its got a very elegant look in my opinion. Pioneer knocked it out of the park with the SX1010!!