Although not the biggest receiver Pioneer ever made, it was the biggest for its day, and in 1976 it represented the flagship for the line. Rated conservatively at 160 watts per channel at 8 ohms, it's big even by today's standards. But, as you know, sound quality and power don't always go hand in hand. Some people don't like the Pioneer "sound" as much as others. Personally, I've always like it, and it ranks right below classic Marantz for my tastes. The sound is typical pioneer - warm, neutral, clean. This one is still part of my collection and it's definitely a "keeper." Have any more info, photos, video links, or stories about your Pioneer SX-1250? Please leave a comment or email me, and I'll add them to this post.