My "primary" audio component. I acquired it from original owner 3 years ago with all paperwork and schematics. This was Pioneers finest acheivement and was, at the time of it's introduction, the world's most powerful home audio receiver, delivering 270 Watts Per Channel Continuous RMS. It was quickly dethroned by Marantz with the introduction of the 2600. The SX-1980 weighs 78 Lbs! It has a toriodal transformer that has miles of windings inside and is reminiscent in size of a transformer you see on a power pole, HUGE! I absolutely love the sound produced by this vintage beast. This photo is from the thread "Hello Everyone, I am new to this Site" in the AudioReview Forums.

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