Best Vintage pioneer speakers?

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by cbret3500, May 22, 2007.

  1. cbret3500

    cbret3500 Active Member

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    What are the best vintage pioneer speakers with the richest bass ... My CS-66A and CS-77 are great with high and mid range but they suck with bass...
     
  2. soop

    soop mid-fi but getting higher

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    Pioneer TZ-9 if you can find them, IMHO
     
  3. twocoaster

    twocoaster Well-Known Member

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    Undoubtedly many would say HPM-100's... they surely do provide bass when asked.:D enjoy the pursuit.
     
  4. 88gibson

    88gibson AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Never heard the Elite tz-9, but I would love to own a pair. As far as the hpm series goes, I would have to vote for the hpm-1500's! Gee I wonder why?

    :scratch2:
     
  5. Dusty Chalk

    Dusty Chalk Born-again Nihilist

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    Mine: HPM-200's.
     
  6. miklemke

    miklemke Well-Known Member

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    I have a pair of CS 77a's and think they sound muddy compared to the HPM 60's and 700's that I also own. Also the CS bass is lacking in comparison. The CS's have 12 in woofers and the HPM's have 10 in woofers. I would have thought the larger drivers would have favored the CS's, but they don't.

    The HPM 700's sound slightly better than the 60's, but they have foam surrounds that I had to replace. The 60's have the cloth surrounds that don't go bad.
     
  7. kfa888

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  8. ashnut

    ashnut mid-fi neophyte

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    Well, I can give you a *little* history on the S-1010. My first pair of speakers were a pair of Pioneer S-510s back in ~1982 in Maintz-Kastell, Germany. And there was an AV mega-store for military personnel and dependents (I was a dependent - my dad was in the Army). I saved up lots of paper route, birthday, and Christmas money to buy them. I recall spending about $150 for the pair - a lot for a 13 year old boy. I know that stuff on the military bases was sold far below retail, so I'd be willing to be the fellow paid half (or less) of retail for the S-1010s. BTW, the 510s are similar, but without the radiator and the mid driver was different. The tweeter and woofer are the same. Sad to say I no longer have them. Foam rotted and I chucked them. Wish I knew AK back then :-(

    And if you don't want to go vintage, go for these:

    http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pna/v3/pg/top/product/0,,2076_310069830,00.html

    If you have to ask how much they are, they're too much...
     
  9. kfa888

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    Ads posted on the S-1010 state they went for about $1650 back in the day.
     
  10. 2DualsNotEnough

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  11. siamac

    siamac PIONEER VINTAGE

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    Here Pioneer DSS-9 and S-1010 :

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  12. siamac

    siamac PIONEER VINTAGE

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    S-1010:

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  13. SPL db

    SPL db It's all about the music! Subscriber

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    Darn it Kelly, everytime I see your S-1010s, I want to get mine going! :D

    Too many projects on my plate right now to even think about them! :rolleyes:

    Scott
     
  14. Saint Johnny

    Saint Johnny Bon Ton Roule Subscriber

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    How much should one expect to pay for these?
     
  15. kfa888

    kfa888 Addicted Member

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    and every time you say that i wonder why you haven't :D
     
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    saltwater AK Subscriber Subscriber

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  17. nickrobotron

    nickrobotron una bella tazza di caffe Subscriber

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    A couple pairs of Pioneers I've heard, that probably won't be mentioned are CS-R700 and CS-63DX. Both are probably far from Pioneer's BEST, but both are affordable and sound really good!
     
  18. joekid

    joekid Well-Known Member

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    All I have are four CS 99A .
     
  19. ekmanning5

    ekmanning5 Time has told me...

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    I have a pair of the CS-63DX and they match up pretty nice with a Pioneer SX-650. :music:
     
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  20. Saratoga48

    Saratoga48 I need that radio

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    63DXs

    I have several pair of pioneers, wharfdales, advents, and I think the 63DXs are far and way the best of the lot.
     
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