Pioneer Dates of Manufacture

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

  1. captainclock

    captainclock Pacifist Otaku

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    I sure can, its a silverfaced unit, and I'm guessing its from the 1970s as the tuning dial backlight is blue and the tuner was mated with a Hitachi IA-600 Amplifier, Also the tuner in question does have an <E-P> mark on the tag which means my tuner came from a military store originally.

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  2. Awesomeaudio

    Awesomeaudio AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I can see the 1st two placements as UL
    That's a December 1974 unit.
     
  3. captainclock

    captainclock Pacifist Otaku

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    Well When I took a second look at the serial number a little bit ago I saw a UI which would of put it at September of 1974, but either way its still from 1974 and I'm glad I was able to get that sorted out, but it was rather odd that the 2 letter manufacture date prefix didn't have a space in between it and the string of numbers that followed it like the serial number on my SX-1000 TD did, which the SX-1000 TD I have is dated to February of 1969 or PB.
     
  4. Awesomeaudio

    Awesomeaudio AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    So it's an I rather than L.
    I thought I saw an L.
    Anyways. Close enough I reckon.. No pun intended :D
    Don't let the spacing put you off from model to model. If the serial is there that's all you need to worry about.
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  5. Aaron99

    Aaron99 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Thanks for responding. There is no plate in that location. However, there are two screws that could have held a plate at some point. There is no color variation that shows a plate was ever there.
     
  6. Awesomeaudio

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    If there are screws still there, chances are the plate had been removed for whatever reason.
     

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