Best Vintage pioneer speakers?

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

  1. Ds2000

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    Pioneer ElitE TZ-9LTD. 1992 model, only made the one year. Subtle but significant upgrades to mid driver, x-over and cab.
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  2. Djcoolray

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    I agree with the HPM 150's....

    My brothers got a 1250 with a four speaker system sporting 150's and with the volume at center mast a large amount of tight bass is part of a large soundstage. Probably the best Pioneer speaker to use with an SX-1250 from what I've heard and my brother is always finding different speakers.
     
  3. welcomdmat

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    I don't see where the Pioneer CS-A700 speakers have been mentioned. I listen to ambient and neo-classical music at lower volumes (due only to listening space). The CS-A700 may be a basic speaker, but the separation of sound has these as my go-to speakers. I have a pair of JBL speakers that give a great sound with a unity of parts, but the CS-A700s give a stronger separation of parts listened to at the same time.
     
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  4. Thedonald59

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    I've had my HPM-1100s for 35 years now and they still peel paint off the walls. Awesome product!
     
  5. bberkom

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    I picked up a pair of these CS-A700's this year, rebuilt the crossovers with Dayton poly caps and new binding posts, and I use them in my classroom setup. I really love how they sound, not to mention how they look. Very efficient, and I agree the separation and imaging are excellent with these.
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  6. woofercooker

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    I have the CS 700g with the Dayton precision poly caps and agree bberkom and welcomdmat. More or less the same speaker but with vinyl wrap, very good imaging and separation. I also have the CS-A500 with Jantzen superior caps and they have even better seperation and imaging. Very good speakers in my opinion.
     
  7. woofercooker

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    Hey mhardy! The project 100A is more or less the same speaker on the far left in my avatar (MCS 8225) Uses the same tweet and mid the woofer part # is W 535 for the pioneer and W 530 for the MCS. Made in USA by United Speaker. Decent sound....
     
  8. manu et deo

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    I have some CS-77s and after the recap, a little demin insulation and resizing the port they get low enough for me;)
     
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  11. jameswicks

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    I'm looking to buy a pair of Pioneer CS-A700's to go with my Pioneer SA-1000, SF-700, and 2x SM-700's. If you all know of someone looking to sell, please send 'em my way.
    Kindest regards, Jim
     
  12. pognoot

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    I also have the HPM-150s hooked to an SX-1250. Nice pairing for sure!
     
  13. pognoot

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    Did you recap the 150s? I did mine, much smoother and better stereo imaging.
     
  14. centsless

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    No, I haven't yet. Is it much of a hassle to change them? I haven't even looked inside them to see what crossover is there. I have done several HPM-100' s. What caps are in there?
     
  15. Cruiser100

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    The problem with the CS-99A is the small cabinet design. People who’ve own them usually complain about the sloppy bass. They also have the tendency to resonate, which is incredibly annoying.
     
  16. malden

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    another vote for the CS-63DX. Very natural sounding and extremely efficient.
     
  17. biscuithead

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    Yes! Finally... All the talk about HPM-blah-blah and CS-boo-boo stuff bore me. Consumer grade Pioneer POS. Exclusive!

    These are the Pioneer speakers that have plagiarized their designs from REAL speakers and they look and sound like REAL Speakers!

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  18. Cruiser100

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    As I recall, Pioneer did not sell very many of their ‘exclusive’ monitors in the 1980’s because studios wanted JBL.
     
  19. biscuithead

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    I believe you are correct. I have never seen or heard of any studio having Pioneer equipment... it never really was a "professional" brand. It was mostly marketed for consumer home use...
     
  20. djnagle

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    Pioneer also owns TAD which are considered top of the line in any circle.
     

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