Pioneer SA-9800 Stereo Integrated Amplifier

Max. RMS Power into 8 Ohms per channel 100W (10Hz - 20kHz)
Total harmonic distortion at rated output less than 0.005% (full power, 1kHz, 8Ohm, DIN)
Slew Rate No data
Rise time No data
Phono inputs 2
Line level inputs 2
Number of tape loops 2
Phono equaliser Yes: MM & MC
Headphone output Yes, front mounted socket
Power consumption No data
Width x Height x Depth (cm) 42.0 x 15.0 x 42.5cm
Weight (Kg) 18
When manufactured 1979 - 1980
UK new price circa 400 (in 1979)
eBay price guide (full working order and in good condition) 300 - 475 Rating

The SA-9800 was Pioneer's top of the line integrated amp in 1979. It was a good looking beast with improved specs and higher power than it's predecessors and gained blue fluorescent power meters (which are personally not to my taste). Great classic amp, unfairly dismissed by modern audiophiles!

The double page ad below is from a 1979 magazine:-

Image attribution: Pioneer Advertisement (1979)

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