Pioneer SA 9500
Sansui, Phase Linear, Marantz, McIntosh, Carver, SAE, HH Scott, Yamaha, JBL
Randall Reed Studios ▪ Motley, MN 56466 ▪
Direct coupled design
Precise RIAA Equalization with ultra-precision grade
metallized film resistors and styrene capacitors
2 turntables, 2 tape decks, stereo tuner and 2 aux
Electronic protection for speakers
Impedance selector & level control for phono 2
Tape switch for easy duplication
Pre-amp out and power amp in connections for hooking up
other pre/power amps
Tone control system includes Turn Over switches to allow
selection of frequencies that Bass and Treble controls take effect
Volume control is equipped with a precision attenuator of
the type employed in measuring instruments
Frequency response of 10 - 80KHz
Pioneer SA 9500
Fantastic and beautiful! A quality integrated
amplifier with the optional walnut wood enclosure. This baby is
in excellent condition - clean enough to eat off of if that's your
thing. Sounds wonderful! Units have been
gone through, cleaned, adjusted and lubricated.
Pioneer introduced the "business class" SA 9500
integrated amplifier in 1975. This amp was designed for serious audio
applications in studios, as well as indoor and outdoor theater
applications. (See my Spec 1 remarks in next column). They were even used in concert settings. A look at
photos tells why. The SA 9500 was designed for heavy duty use with
emphasis on ease of connections for other equipment and speakers.
Conservatively rated at 80 watts RMS per channel into 8 ohms (100 wpc
4 ohms) with no more than 0.1% THD. It has no problem driving any kind of speakers at very loud volumes.
These are tanks. Nice clean design and typical over-built
Japanese craftsmanship! Made around 1975 - should still be
running in 2035.
This amplifier has been a very good seller for me and
it's been hard to keep it in stock. The standard SA 9500 sells
for $495 and the one with the wood enclosure sells for $595 - $650.
I have very nice SA 9500
with the original shipping box. It
has the wood enclosure. The wood enclosure has a few small dings
on the corners but looks pretty nice. Faceplate is clean.
Unit sounds great! Looks similar to the one I have pictured
here. 15 day warranty. Includes a copy of the manual.
$595 with wood
OUT 4-2-8. I will get some more in.
Spec 1 Replacement?
Don't want the expense and size requirements of a
Pioneer Spec 1 pre-amp and Spec 2 power amp? This SA 9500 has
virtually all of the same controls and specifications that the Spec 1
pre-amp has. No wonder as it was designed at the same time and
uses the same quality components as the Spec 1. I got out the
schematics and specifications and they're almost identical. Only
real difference is in the tone control system. The Spec 1 gives
you a bit more adjustment than the SA 9500. Since you can use the
pre-amp and power amp separately on the SA 9500, you can use the SA 9500 as a table
top Spec 1 if desired.
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