Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Pioneer TX-9500II AM/FM Stereo Tuner

Pioneer TX-9500II AM/FM Monster Stereo Tuner In Mint Condition

TX-9500 :
Pioneer introduced a line of tuners in 1975 that would set the style for its tuners for the rest of the decade.  The TX-9500 was the top of the line model and had a list price of just under $ 400.
It had superb performance specifications--so good in fact this tuner is sought out by avid Pioneer listeners and collectors.
But it is also the tuner's good looks and quality feel of its controls that makes this tuner such a pleasure to own and listen to even today.
It was sold again in 1976.
TX-9500 II : 
The TX-9500 II replaced the TX-9500 in 1977.
It had improved specifications but the price remained the same.
It was the top-of-the-line in a four tuner lineup.
It remained in production through 1978. 
More than two decades later is being snapped up by serious Pioneer 

Inside it's one of the most circuit-packed AM/FM tuners Pioneer have ever built. And outside it's one of the cleanest and most simple to use.
The Pioneer TX-9500 has a new streamlined look, logically-arranged switches and controls, and a scientifically-designed tuning system that makes it all look so easy.
But it's what's inside that counts: dual-gate MOS FETs and a 5-gang variable capacitor boost FM front end sensitivity to a superb 1.5uV (IHF). The FM IF has 7 ICs with differential amps, 4 ceramic filters (with 2 elements each) and a wide-band linear detector to pinpoint selectivity at 85dB or better and beef up the capture ratio to 1.0dB (IHF). Even in stereo the S/N is a super high 75dB, with total harmonic distortion of 0.2% at 1KHz.
Thanks to the PLL MPX (phase lock loop multiplex) demodulator, stereo separation stretches to a wide 35dB over the 50 to 10,000Hz range. Stability? Even in signal-weak or signal-strong areas your station comes in clean and fresh.
Planning to record off the air? Hit the switch for the built-in 440Hz test signal generator and check the output level against your deck's VUs for optimum adjustment before the music begins.


  • Type: Mono/Stereo Tuner
    Tuning Bands: FM, MW
    Tuning Scale: Analogue
    Sensitivity: 1.5uV (FM), 300uV (MW)
    Signal to Noise Ratio: 77dB (FM), 55dB (MW)
    Distortion: 0.5% (FM)
    Selectivity: 85dB (FM), 30dB (MW)
    Frequency response: 20Hz to 15kHz (FM)
    Output: 650mV (FM), 200mV (MW)
    Semiconductors: 5 x FET, 15 x IC, 12 x transistors, 19 x diodes
    Dimensions: 420 x 150 x 395mm
    Weight: 9.5kg

Pioneer TX-9500II
(1977 - 1978)
A nice stack of silver Pioneer and probably the other best of the1970s. The bigger TX-9800 came too late with down-sizing already lurking just around the corner.
Not on par with a Sony ST-A7B but the pricetag was quite different ! 
Like Sony's A7B, Pioneer's 1970s super-tuner was the F-26 which I'll soon bring it online since I have finally found its beautiful original japanese catalog.
Anyway - all about the TX-9500II technicalities and structure at the FM Tuner Info website


  1. My brother passed away and I have his vintage stereo equipment and it is in great condition and it has sentimental value to me, however, I am looking into selling it. Can you help me put a price on these items:
    Pioneer TX -9500II, Pioneer Turntable PL-630, Pioneer Stereo Amplifier SA-9500II, Pioneer Tape Deck RT-707,
    Pioneer Cassette Tape Deck CT-F1000 and two large speakers that I need to get model numbers on. Thank You, Dixie Coggins

    1. Hello
      You have excellent vintage Pioneers !
      The price depends of condition,
      Please check priceson EBay

  2. After getting everything out of the bodes, I found the speakers HLM 100 in perfect comdition, the Pioneer 3Motor 4-Head Tape Deck RT 707 , Pioneer PL -630 Quartz All Direct Drive Full Automatic TurnTable ..All in great working condition. I found these items priced on E-Bay and I am thinking about selling them, however, I wanted to ask you if I should sell them or will their value increase? Thank you for your advice. Dixie Coggins

    1. Hello,
      you have rare vintage components,if in excellent cosmetic and working condition,i think the prices will be high,please look on EBay,or ask on vintage hifi forums

      Regards Vladimir