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Item: Pioneer SM-Q 300 Valve FM, AM, SW Receiver
Location: Seddon, Melbourne
Price: $600
Item Condition: Good, considering age
Reason for selling: Surplus
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash - or Pack n Send or similar organised by you, but it weighs 12kg
Extra Info: This is a circa 1962 receiver. Quite rare - you seldom see them on ebay or similar. A curiosity with this model is that it has two separate MW receivers which you can run on separate stations - evidently this was to future proof in case stereo AM broadcasts started, using two separate frequencies for left and right. Also has SW.

 

This one was completely serviced by Resurrection Radio back in 1998 (see pic of reciept),  and more recently given a thorough going over by Dallas Clarke about 8 years ago after a capacitor decided to moonlight as a smoke grenade, although his receipt is less enlightening as to the work done. A house move resulted in it living in a pillow case on a shelf for the last 7 years, so its really time to let it go. I've had it since around 1994.
 

The only issue I'm aware of is that Dallas Clarke said the push button power switch isn't original and isn't rated at switching lots of amps at 240v, so he bypassed it. Hence it has to be turned on and off at the wall / power board. All lights work, and the tuning valve works too.

 

Link to list of valves used, and schematic, for those interested in such details: https://www.hifiengine.com/manual_library/pioneer/sm-q300.shtml
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Edited by Miguel
found the receipts for work done

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I have a similar one and it sounds lovely.  They are a work of art!

Get in there vintage lovers

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Wow wonderful bit of gear, I was born 1962 and if I was in Melbourne would consider this as I love Vintage gear 

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The whistle filter is a great idea, especially for country music stations! I have always hankered for its big brother, the yodel filter.

 

Good luck with the sale. As the fortunate owner of a Sansui equivalent, I can attest to the excellent sound of high-end components of this type.

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2 hours ago, Mat-with-one-t said:

I have a similar one and it sounds lovely.  They are a work of art!

Get in there vintage lovers

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How cool is that?! In a bespoke case! And two MW receivers too.

 

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1 hour ago, ThirdDrawerDown said:

The whistle filter is a great idea, especially for country music stations! I have always hankered for its big brother, the yodel filter.

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Yep - you just can't have a vintage amp without a yodel filter. Just what you need to filter out those pesky little yodels. Little buggers get in everywhere over time.

 

Pretty sure my vintage Accuphase hasn't got one of them - better check the upgrade options.

 

Hope you sell this classic without further ado. 

 

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