Pioneer SX-828 Receiver
(1972 - $469.95 MSRP)
Introduced in 1972 and offered until 1973, the Pioneer SX-828 was a higher power version of the SX-727. The Pioneer SX-828 has 60 watts per channel, RMS. There are six toggle switches to control certain functions, instead of the push buttons used on the SX-727.
The SX-828 was Pioneer's top of the line receiver in 1972 and 1973. Pioneer used real walnut veneers and solid walnut trim. List price for the SX-828 in 1972 was $429.95, but jumped to $469.95 in '73. The hefty construction of this receiver with extensive use of steel in its chassis resulted in a shipping weight of 32 pounds.