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EXPIRED: FS: Pioneer A-09 Class A Integrated amp

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Item: Pioneer A-09 Class A integrated amplifier (100v only)
Location: Sunbury, VIC
Price: $2600
Item Condition: Immaculate considering its age
Reason for selling: Need cash for something else. Not allowed to spend any more money on hifi, so have to move something on 😞
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, COD Only
Extra Info:

 

Had always lusted after one, so bought one directly from Japan. Allegedly the best integrated Pioneer every made, heavily derived from the technology used in their Exclusive C7/M7 combo. According to thevintageknob.org, " one of the best and most "musical" integrated amplifiers ever made."  Please have a read of the details and specs here, a great read : http://www.thevintageknob.org/pioneer-A-09.html

 

The build quality is typical vintage Japanese with amazing attention to detail and craftsmanship. The amp itself is an statement in minimalism - no bells and whistles, just pure and simple design keeping the signal path short and pure. 

 

This one is in excellent overall condition for its age. No issues at all, works perfectly as it should. Beautiful rich and smooth sound that is never harsh. Being pure class A, may not have the bass punch and power of other high powered SS amps but its strength is the gorgeous mid range and treble. 

 

Note: This is an original Japanese unit which works on 100v, so will require a step down transformer to work here in Australia. Quality step down transformers are available from Tortech for very reasonable price. A 500w isolated stepdown should work just fine.

 

Happy to demo to genuinely interested buyers. Pick up preferred from Sunbury VIC. If needed, can pack it up well and safely for shipping in a double box, but the buyer will have to arrange their own shipping at their own risk.

 

Any question, please ask. Cheers!

 


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A tiny damage to one of the plastic grills at the back, and also some hairline small cracks on some of the grills. Grills still holding on well and not falling apart as such. This seems to be a common issue with these amps. I personally haven't seen one for sale without any damage to the plastic grills. This one is in fact one with grills in better shape than usual.

 

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Edited by MrMojo

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Noice!!!, didn't know Pioneer had it in them, even back then.  8 outputs per channel good heatsinking for the 25w of Class-A. And a honey of a volume control.

 

GLWTS

Cheers George

 

Edited by georgehifi

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That’s a fine example of an awesome sounding amp. Hard to find a more musical piece of kit for the asking price...won’t be selling mine in a hurry....could I do with another? Would I dare GLWS

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That’s a great price!! 

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That's one classy unit. Great pics.

 

Edit: This thing is over 20 years old?! What a beaut!

Edited by muzika

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Just a note as some have enquired: it has original speaker binding posts, so no banana plugs unfortunately. I'll try to take a pic of the back and add little later. Cheers.

 

 

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8 minutes ago, Musicman1963 said:

could I do with another? Would I dare

Yes you could vertical Bi-amp them.

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Cheres George

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Just recently bought one.....bummer paid over 3k for mine......stunning sound! 

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Hi, what pre are you using for this one at the moment?  thanks.

 

Oops sorry, this is an int-amp my bad.

Edited by Asedillo

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I had one of these in the early 2000s. Ran my (inherited) Apogee Scintillas (1ohm) without breaking a sweat.

 

Truly stunning.

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6 minutes ago, furtherpale said:

I had one of these in the early 2000s. Ran my (inherited) Apogee Scintillas (1ohm) without breaking a sweat.

 

Truly stunning.

Wow! Driving the Scintillas correctly is one of the toughest gigs in audio.

 

OTOH this would be sublime on efficient speakers as well

 

@Grizzly

Edited by rantan

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Just now, rantan said:

Wow! Driving the Scintillas correctly is one of the toughest gigs in audio.

It did a great job for the 18 months before the (also inherited) KMA160s returned from their round trip back to the US for a refurb.

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13 hours ago, furtherpale said:

It did a great job for the 18 months before the (also inherited) KMA160s returned from their round trip back to the US for a refurb.

Beautiful Mono's. Them and the KSA80 stereo.:thumb:

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Fricking gorgeous.

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