Category Archives: Finance

Pioneer SX-5580 Broken Pot / Switch Shaft Repair / Fix

The Pioneer SX-5580 I am renovating was not looked after very well at some point, surprising considering how prestigious a piece of equipment it is and how much it would have cost.  One of the problems was some bent volume … Continue reading

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Pioneer SX-5580 Power Amp Module

Here are some photos of the power amplifier module.  As you can see, it’s big.  But then it would be at 120 watts per channel RMS. This is before cleaning and changing of the electrolytic capacitors.  Given heat, electricity (generating … Continue reading

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Pioneer SX-5580 Receiver Refurb

Here is what I’m working on at the moment, a Pioneer SX-5580 monster receiver (amplifier with built in tuner).  As far as I’m aware, it is identical to the SX-1050 but is in black instead of all aluminium. This photo … Continue reading

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B&O Beogram 1200 Turntable Renovation / Service

In order to raise some funds for this project, I’ve been buying various vintage bits and pieces; amps, turntables, speakers, receivers and fixing them up for sale.  This blog shows some pictures of the inside of a Bang & Olufsen … Continue reading

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Raising Finance – Harman Kardon 730 and Pioneer SX-5580

To raise finance for this project (damn money) I have been buying vintage HiFi, fixing them and then selling them on eBay.  At the moment I am working on a Harman Kardon 730 receiver (amp with built in tuner).  Plus … Continue reading

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