He had Marantz on his personal system. Which may explain why he never used some of his collection.
CONDITION: THIS IS OPEN BOX and looks barely touched so I very carefully removed it from the box and the clear tape holding the paper wrap had "yellowed" from age. There is NO DUST, NO MARKS, on metal or wood - NOT A BLEMISH on the Face top bottom or sides.
(it really looks new and gave me goose bumps frankly when I found it). NOTE: Black Back has a small 3/4 vertical smudge/scuff near inputs. I did not try to conceal it.
Was only plugged in to clean power for 2 minutes and was turned on for photos and every dial and pot and light and meter moves "like new". I even wore gloves to keep my oils off of it. I can't tell you how nervous I was to even put it back in the box. I cannot conform or guarantee that its never been used either, but this sure appears to be a unit that he opened, and put back in the box Which probably explains why there is no dust on it but styrofoam flecks.
But I will NOT open the unit. I don't want to mark the pristine screws.I don't even want to mark the speaker or audio inputs with anything. PLEASE NOTE: I DID NOT connect any speakers as I truly don't want to blemish the perfect terminals. I will leave this decision for new owner, who may elect to keep it all original condition. This unit is pristine and the new owner get the honor of hooking up speakers.
If they even want to turn it on or they kay choose to keep storing it as a collectible. BOX CONDITION : The box has some fading and normal wear on outside edges but its dry, structurally sound and also super clean and dry inside.
The original styrofoam is also solid. I will also drive up to 50 miles to meet someone in SF Bay Area. The item "Pioneer SX 1980 Vintage Stereo Receiver Mint Condition Open Box" is in sale since Thursday, January 16, 2020. This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\Vintage Electronics\Vintage Audio & Video\Vintage Stereo Receivers".
The seller is "apronthriftgirl" and is located in Sebastopol, California. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.