Sunday, February 15, 2009

Tuners - Pioneer TX-9800

One of the best tuners ever made, the Pioneer TX-9800 is another 5-ganger with a unique auto-tuning feature that allowed it to fine-tune itself after you let go of the knob. The blue meters were a precursor to the Fluroscan to come.

How did it sound? Very nice. Similar to the Sansui 9900. Wish I could do a side-by-side for a more formal evaluation, but if your question is: "Does tuner quality matter?" my answer is yes - it CAN make a difference.

If you have any info, photos, video links, or stories about the Pioneer TX-9800, please leave a comment or email me.

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  1. I just bought a Pioneer TX-9800 for $110 today... Good Deal?

  2. "I just bought a Pioneer TX-9800 for $110 today... Good Deal?" If it is in good working and physical condition, then you got it for a very good deal, yes. The average blue book on the 9800 is at $170. Thanks for writing in!

  3. i have an oldd rack system that has been in my attic for several years. was working great when i put it up and I put it up in the original styrofoam and plastic in the original boxes. It is a TX 9800 tuner, SG 9800 EQ, CS 922 speakers, Spec 4 amp, spec 1 pre amp,CF 1000 cass deck, Technics SLD 3 turntable and the rack. I want to sell it but have no idea what it is worth and want to get a fair deal. The turntable and cassette needed belts but everything else worked. Used to bring down the house when i had it hooked up to mt Bose 901-IV's. look forard to hearing back.

  4. I have an old Pioneer rack system. want to sell it and get a fair deal but have no idea what it is worth. It is a TX 9800 tuner, SG 9800 EQ, spec 4 amp, spec 1 pre amp, CF 1000 cass deck, CS 922 speakers, Technics SLD 3 turntable and the rack. The turntable needed a belt and so did the cassette when I put it up. It really rocked the house when hooked to mmy Bose 901-IV's. look forward to some fed back. Thanks,

  5. I have a Pioneer rack system. Rack, TX 9800 tuner, spec4 amp, spec1 preamp,, cs 922 speakers,, sg9800 eq,CF 1000 cass deck, technics sld3 turntable. Any idea what it would be worth?? Thanks,

  6. Dan..I'm interested in your system..



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