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Ongoing Pioneer PL-530 project

Discussion in 'Pioneer Audio' started by DCH, Sep 11, 2018.

  1. BilboBaggins

    BilboBaggins AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Pictures? :)
     

     

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  2. DCH

    DCH Active Member

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    With the PL-A35 cover:

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  3. IMF_Pioneer

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    It just doesn't look quite right does it ?? Also the original non tinted unit shows off it's true beauty IMHO.
     
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  4. DCH

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    Honestly, other than the wrong model number on the sticker, I like it. I dig the tint.
     
  5. hertzdonut

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    DCH, congrats on the whole project. You've done a terrific job, and I like your choice of alternative dust covers. And I'm sure you could even generate a new label to cover the old. Carefully done, on the right paper, and Bob's your uncle.

    I hope you get many hours of listening pleasure out of it!

    As a former owner (and fixer) of a PL-530, I can appreciate the effort.
    Here's a gratuitous shot of mine (that's Cherry veneer I used to replace the vinyl with)

    - Jeff
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  6. DCH

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    Gorgeous. I may at some point in the future try my hand at re veneering this. Probably with walnut. If and when I do I hope it turns out as good as yours looks.
     

     

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  7. hertzdonut

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    Thanks, very kind of you to say so!

    I love Walnut, it’s an excellent choice. I have no doubt it will turn out stunning!
     
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  8. RanDibble

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    Anyone find a source of Walnut veneer that comes close to that used on pioneer speakers ?
     
  9. BoPtiljudrop

    BoPtiljudrop New Member

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    Stumbled in to this thread. Congrats with the restoration, you did really great. PL 530 is one of my favorites. Mine didn't have the cracked arm base problem, but I did a recap, a cleanup of the pot's, the foam pad renewal and I lubricated the center bearing. It was dry! I have a Dual 1019, a 1219 and a TD 124 mk1 spinning along with the Pioneer. All of them are wonderful turntables and a lot of time went in to them. Must admit, it is the Pioneer I use the most. A Denon td110 is an affordable all time favorite for this great table, wood'n silver, all seventies in one package.
     
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  10. Balifly

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    Is it the Denon DL-110 cartridge, you are referring to? :idea:
     
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  11. rcs16

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    I agree, nice read, lots of dead ash trees around here, wish I could donate a chunk (sitting on the wood pile) for a new plinth.
     
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  12. BoPtiljudrop

    BoPtiljudrop New Member

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    Oops, of course it is:D
     
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  13. Balifly

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    FYI

    Denon DL-110 is from 1983. :rolleyes:
     
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  14. DCH

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    Funny you say that, I've got a stack of milled oak curing outside from a tree we had taken down earlier in the year and I'm considering trying to make a plinth for this beastie out of some of it.
     
  15. DCH

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    Thank you kindly! I'm expecting my repaired 1019 today from Bill at FixMyDual and have a TD 125 MkII in my office - we have a fairly similar set of tables!
     
  16. BoPtiljudrop

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    To Many turntables? Impossible state! Still, impressive rescue of the Pioneer \m/
     
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