Pioneer Dates of Manufacture

Discussion in 'Pioneer Audio' started by Dr. Strangelove, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. gthang

    gthang Member

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    Just seen this thread, my PL-518 is from September 1978. :thmbsp:
     
  2. avstooge

    avstooge New Member

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    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.
     
  3. Dr. Strangelove

    Dr. Strangelove Super Member

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    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:

    2001 A
    2002 B
    2003 C
    2004 D
    2005 E

    The month is still correct.

    However, 2004 and 2005 are hardly vintage components, eh?<g>

    I will update the chart...

    Doc
     
  4. avstooge

    avstooge New Member

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    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?
     
  5. avstooge

    avstooge New Member

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    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.
     
  6. shankar

    shankar shankar

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    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
    Bhandarkar
     
  7. SX-1010

    SX-1010 New Member

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    The productiondates on my components

    CT-F 7171 . 1975 march. VC

    SX-1010. 1974 sep. UI
     
  8. NealinNevada

    NealinNevada THE Bozak Museum of NV

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    I've got a few:

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  9. indyhawg

    indyhawg AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    SX-1250- February 1976.
     
  10. K7SSC

    K7SSC New Member

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    4ch reciever QX-646 sn# TG1202090 <EP> (July '73)
    Reverb SR-202 sn# OF59537 (June '68)
     
  11. Zygmo

    Zygmo Super Member

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    Pioneer RtR RT707 SN CH9319745. Sorry...this is all I have.
     
  12. oldsansui

    oldsansui Active Member

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    Pioneer SX-5570 = WD*
    1976, April :thmbsp:

    Thanks for the info.
     
  13. zebra03

    zebra03 All Audio - NO BS

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    HPM150's - August 1977

    Thanks Doc , where ever you are . :music:
     
  14. BocaJettyRat

    BocaJettyRat New Member

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    I just picked up a July of 1972 Pioneer SX-727 for 34$ thanks for the serial numbers information.
     
  15. suitekids

    suitekids Active Member

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    My PL-71 Turntable, VG= July 1975, Purchased new at Layfayette Electronics in Aug/Sept. 1975
    My SX-980 Receiver, ZC= March 1979, picked up 2nd hand
     
  16. suitekids

    suitekids Active Member

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    Oh yeah, earlier in the thread, someone had mentioned about the serial number plates being different, they are!! PL-71 plate from 1975 is one large metal plate with the Model number, wattage, voltage, where manufactured, and it's painted black with serial number stamped in the plate at the bottom, It's also metal riveted to the chassis, The SX-980 in 1979 has a separate single silver metal plate riveted to the rear under the model type data.
     
  17. loneraider

    loneraider Active Member

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  18. negroel77

    negroel77 New Member

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    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 .
    Goodbye!
     
  19. Stillhouse

    Stillhouse Active Member

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    Great information, thanks Doc!

    My SX-990(QJ) dates to October 1970.
     
  20. lovemusicvn

    lovemusicvn New Member

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    My Pioneer: PD1003542

    I was made in April, 1995.

    Thanks for your information.
     

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