Discussion in 'Pioneer Audio' started by Dr. Strangelove, Jan 10, 2006.
Does anyone know of a method to tell the age of Yamaha components? :scratch2:
Don't know, but mine was built 10/76.
just checked my "new" Pioneer gears and found out that both the PL-620 and the SA-510 have the diamond with the EP mark on them..
Serials are :
PL-620 : BE 139145 that reads as May 1981
SA-510: AH 9431372F that make it a August 1980 one
DrSL : lots of +K for the great job on this site.
The SX-1250 ran from 1975 to 1978.
Thanks for the chart, Doc. I have an SX 535 that I wanted to date...very interesting. It's a VE..., so May 1975.
For what it's worth:
Aluminum tags with aluminum rivets.
I bought this "matched set" on ebay. I assume they were originally purchased together. From the list above it would seem to be 1983.
Thanks for the info.
I have noticed that some of the various tag styles were used at the same time.
Finally look at my Pioneer SX 1250 serial # and it was built in Dec 1977 -----must of been one of the last. They were built from 1976 - 1978.
The number is XL3630569S ----- anyone out there know how to decode the rest of the numbers.
Thought I'd add my 'new' sx-1050 receiver. This one says VK3900080M
Now according to the chart this means November 1975. Thought these came out in '76? Made in Japan of course. Thanks for any info on this.
Here,s one for ya; no serial no. on my SX 1050. I've looked and there is no serial no. on my reciever, no tag, nofoil sticker, nothing!
Well...I wonder why someone would remove a serial number? :scratch2:
Odd to me also, however as this unit os over 30 yrs old I'm not really suprised. Things happen. BTW I purchased this at a "Flea Market" for 30 Bucks.
Now that you've got a sizeable amount of numbers, you could enter those numbers into a spreadsheet and then do some sorts and filters. If there is a method to the numbering system, it should show up.
I've checked all my gear and all have the <EP> mark also (lone one being the PD-7010 CD player). I was in the Air Force from 79-90, so I'm wondering if any civilians were buying pioneer gear in the 70s - early 80s?
First and foremost, thank you Dr. Strangelove for providing the information for us to find out the date of manufacture of our Pioneer rigs.
I have an SX-1250 and my serial number is WA3901390M
Given this, I realized that my SX-1250 was made in January of 1976. So I guess I have one of the first ones off of the line.
I am new to this forum and grateful to have the opprtunity to access it's broad resources.
I recently bought a pair of Pioneer CS63dx speakers. One serial # starts with TA-WE (assume this one was made in 1973) and the other one is NA-WA. Is it safe to assume that one starting with NA was made in 1967 or was it made by another company as mentioned by Dr Stranglove in the the quote below?
Please let me know & thanks for any replies.
Thanks for putting this together! My limited contribution:
SX-1000TW | QI 51636 | Sept. '70
SX-680 | YF 3603031Y | June '78
Thanks a lot for this post... it's helped me determine the year and month of production of my Pioneer PL-707 TurnTable
Serial Number: EA 17191 H so January 1984, right?
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