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Old 09-18-2012, 12:08 AM
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Flawless SX-1280 craigslist score

Totally got my dream monster amp today off the old craigslist. I saw the sx 1280 minutes after it was posted yesterday evening with an incredibly fair price (Compared to what they been getting on ebay). I sent an email and got first dibs. Upon meeting the owner and seeing the amp in person I was shocked to find a minty, scratch less and recently internally cleaned monster!!! The owner warned me that the phono channels were faulty but I said I didn't mind and payed cash and hurried out before the guy changed his mind.
I got it home and with a quick deoxit spray I fixed the phono channels and now I'm listening to one of the "end of an era" Monster receivers and loving it.
Totally stoked!!!!!
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The last is a shot of the new sx 1280 with my sx 980 on top that will soon make its way to a new home ( I only allow myself to keep two working receivers or shit would get crazy. The other keeper is my sa 9500)
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:21 AM
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That is awsome congrats listening to my 1250 right now i love vintage
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:25 AM
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Nice score..

I just love the internal layout of these monster receivers SX1250, 1280 and SX1980...
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:48 AM
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Awesome grab! A nice unit indeed.

It's not a score unless you mention how much $$$ you paid.
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:55 AM
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What is your opinion on how it sounds compared to the SX-980?
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:09 AM
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:19 AM
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That's a keeper for sure! Congrats and enjoy!
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:20 AM
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Nice amp....that thing is huge...
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:26 AM
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Nice !
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:39 AM
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Very Nice...I picked up a SX-1250 last month...Started to order caps...
will be Recapping this in the fall.
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:15 PM
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What is your opinion on how it sounds compared to the SX-980?
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Awesome grab! A nice unit indeed.

It's not a score unless you mention how much $$$ you paid.
Thanks for the kind words yall!

Tuna,
I feel weird putting the price out in the open cause I have a feeling the former owner may be a member. Lets just say I got it for what a "good deal" on a sx- 1250 would be.

I absolutely loved the sound my sx-980 put out and in my opinion the sx- 1280's wider tone range just expands on where the 980 left off. More options and much more power. I havent been able to crank it yet though....... but I had it to the 8 0'clock position and woke my roomate on the floor above me .
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:46 PM
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if he's a member than he wouldn't advertise on CL.
You feel like me after getting a nm SX-1980 for 100 bucks.
Nice score
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:11 PM
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if he's a member than he wouldn't advertise on CL.
You feel like me after getting a nm SX-1980 for 100 bucks.
Nice score

Why not?
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:03 AM
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if he's a member than he wouldn't advertise on CL.
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Maybe the former owner is an AK member but not a subsciber?

Hence he does not enoy the benefits of Barter Town, where most of the good deals appear to happen on AK.

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Very nice! I have a fully restored (by AK's MattSD) SX-1280 and I love it. Great receiver. Congrats!
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