Pioneer Sx-434 Sweet Vintage Stereo Receiver Circa 1974 Phono Preamp
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The Pioneer SX-434 entered the market in 1974 as the successor to the Pioneer SX-424 and was in production untill the end of 1975. The specified power output may be only 15 watts per channel, but don't let the power spec ratings fool you....this receiver packs a punch, sports a gorgeously lit tuning scale and an excellent FM tuner to boot. The SX-434 is a superb instrument for those who demand performance at a price their budget can afford. This receiver is designed with the precision and quality that are part of the Pioneer tradition, with many of the same features that have made Pioneer receivers such an overwhelming popular choice among knowledgeable HI-FI enthusiasts. The SX-434 shares the same characterists and signature sound as its bigger brother the SX-939 (much like a Marantz 2215 does a 2275) and if you are looking for a nice vintage receiver for the office, apartment or spare room, or simply your first vintage receiver to experience the delicious sound of yesterdays components this SX-434 may be the one for you. This receiver may be understaded and minimalistic but to many enthusiasts thats a plus, many feel the less features they pack into a unit the less prone they are to break and the less that gets in the way of the sound. The 434 has features like direct coupled output circuitry for improved power bandwidth and frequency response. Headphone jack, Click-stop Bass and Treble tone controls, selectable FM interstation muting and Loudness control. It also accomodates 4 speakers and offers plenty of line source inputs, these include: Auxiliary (CD), Tape deck with Tape monitor function, Microphone input, the now extinct in new receivers (and much sought after) Phono input. All lamps, indicators, Meters, switches and controls operate flawlessly. FM reception is stellar with great sensitivity/stereo separation and AM is also very good and right on the dial. This receiver with its mere 15 watt per channel rating will put most new 100W surround receivers to sh
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