Discussion in 'Pioneer Audio' started by Dr. Strangelove, Jan 10, 2006.
Just seen this thread, my PL-518 is from September 1978. :thmbsp:
I have two components that do not follow this chart.
DV-79AVi s/n = EIMP000215CC (was manufactured in Sept, 2005)
VSX-59TXi s/n = DBNN001030CC (was manufactured in Feb 2004, I think)
I will post the rest of my Pioneer s/n's as soon as I finish collecting them.
Yes, Pioneer has started moving away from the chart. The good news is that they are putting the year and month on the sticker.
It does look like Pioneer went to:
The month is still correct.
However, 2004 and 2005 are hardly vintage components, eh?<g>
I will update the chart...
Here are the rest of my Pioneer S/N's:
GR-777 s/n = OK3910742C
CS-705 s/n = FC01746V
CS-705 s/n = FC01743V
SX-626 s/n = TD3733946
I believe all of these do follow the chart for manufacturing dates.
Note that the components in my previous email that do not follow the chart are Pioneer Elite components. Do the Elite products follow a different numbering scheme perhaps?
Not too old yet (only 4 or 5 years), but they have now been replaced with new Pioneer flagships and are no longer readily available via authorized dealers.
My other post had all of my "vintage" stuff listed, and please note ALL are still in service and problem-free.
I am thankfull for your single minded devotion to maintain records,Even Pioneer does not maintain such records, You are doing a great job,I salute you with my heart
The productiondates on my components
CT-F 7171 . 1975 march. VC
SX-1010. 1974 sep. UI
I've got a few:
SX-1250- February 1976.
4ch reciever QX-646 sn# TG1202090 <EP> (July '73)
Reverb SR-202 sn# OF59537 (June '68)
Pioneer RtR RT707 SN CH9319745. Sorry...this is all I have.
Pioneer SX-5570 = WD*
1976, April :thmbsp:
Thanks for the info.
HPM150's - August 1977
Thanks Doc , where ever you are .
I just picked up a July of 1972 Pioneer SX-727 for 34$ thanks for the serial numbers information.
The serial # on my pioneer sx 1280 is X L 3400021 S MIGHT HAVE BEEN THE 21st UNIT built in December 1977.
Not sure when production of the SX 1280's started Does anyone know?
Hello! I write from Argentina , where my experience with Pioneer started 7 years ago. In my country the electricity supply is 220 volts, but there are a considerable number of these modules that have joined Pioneer new in the 80s and 90s used (usually from Japan and the US ). In my collection I own about 75 different modules Pioneer models , and even repeated . From reading this forum, I generated a list of models and serial number of my models , where I have found that most devices that have 110v or 120v begin their numbering with 36 ......
Other special features found in my list , is that the Cassette Tape Decks multivoltage begin with the number 93 ......
Now, I will be looking for some other peculiarity in my modules .
Great information, thanks Doc!
My SX-990(QJ) dates to October 1970.
My Pioneer: PD1003542
I was made in April, 1995.
Thanks for your information.
I have a PL-41 that does not have the 2 alpha characters at the beginning of the serial number. Anyone have an idea how to date this or what the dates of manufacture were on this turntable? I got it from the daughter of the original owner who said it was purchased "around 1970".
SX-3500 - S/N AG3604815Y - built July, 1980
SX-1500T F - S/N OK20276 - built November, 1968 - is this an early build? Not sure how to decipher the numerical digits in the S/N - would that be the 276th off the line, or the 20,276th? I doubt they built 20K+ units. ??
I am assuming "Dr. Strangelove" is no longer with us, except in spirit, since he hasn't been here since late 2009?
Very interesting thread - excellent work from the Dr.
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