View Full Version : Pioneer SA-1270

12-19-2007, 04:17 PM
It's not mine. I wish it was though. It's my grandma's. She's had it since the mid 80s I think. I'm kinda just wondering how good is it? Specs?

12-19-2007, 04:20 PM
Picture? Never heard of that model.

12-19-2007, 04:21 PM
No pics. Maybe next time I'm at my grandma's place I'll try and snag a pic or two.

12-23-2007, 04:46 AM
Nobody's heard of this model before??

12-23-2007, 04:56 AM
AK:Pioneer Forum:Component database:

1986 sa-1270 Amplifier, Integrated, Audio/Video 105w (per channel)


There's one on ebay, hijack a copy of the picture and post it, my picture area is filling up with tech stuff.
echhhhhh can't "image protected by ac****".......... phbbbbtttttttt.....

12-23-2007, 06:45 AM
Here's the link to the auction.... can't hijack the pics as they are hosted by Auctiva..

I have seen these before... these were the start of some really ugly looking pieces by Pioneer IMO... nice to see that although the asthetics were suffering the power levels were very respectable... 783QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

12-23-2007, 06:52 AM
Ah, I know that was part of a Pioneer rack system sold around 1986. My grandfather had one, it had the amplifier, tuner, dual cassette deck, and turntable in a typical-for-the-era rack and two large though thinly-built 12" 3-ways. For the kind of background FM and easy listening they used it for, it was perfectly fine. The system still worked perfectly in 2006 when he sold it in an estate sale (he went to assisted living, though now lives with my mother out west.)

Todd in Cheesecurdistan

12-23-2007, 12:12 PM
My grandma has all that stuff and the CD changer which is that magazine style thing(w/e it's called).

12-23-2007, 05:47 PM
I owned the Amp and the matching tuner, TX-1070, for I would have to say 10 years. It was a nice setup. Sold it only because I was getting into vintage gear. I actually bought the amp and tuner new but not as part of a rack system. My wife and I purchased them new at Radio Shack in Conway, NH in 1987 while we were there on our honeymoon. I had them hooked to my HPM-40's and the system served us fine.

12-23-2007, 06:47 PM
I picked up one at a thrift for $20.Integrated amp.Wasn't bad for what the run of the mill stuff it was but nowhere near the sound quality of the bigger 70's units.Gave it to my daughter for her bedroom as she mostly listens to cd's until a spray bottle was left on top on its side and dripped a drop or two of water through the vents and fried it.Was not worth the expense to me to fix.Gave it to someone.