Pioneer Find

Discussion in 'Pioneer Audio' started by Cassidy77, Feb 18, 2017.

  1. larryderouin

    larryderouin Do I get Food, Med's, or more gear this Month? Subscriber

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    Surround kits for the HPM-150
    http://www.simplyspeakers.com/pioneer-speaker-foam-edge-repair-kit-fsk-15jbl.html
    I'd use this one over most from E-PREY.

    If it were mine, I'd Spend the $$ and have the 1980 done by one of AK's TECH's (Echowars, etc.) who know the 1980 and it's problem areas, and know how to repair/update them with the latest parts, and modules. You'll end up waiting a while longer (due to long waiting times) but you'll get a 1980 that is an extremely stable, and powerful unit that will kick ass on just about anything out there. Plus these guys here have designed most all of the upgrades, mods, and workarounds for the 1980 that are out there.

    Larry
     
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  2. onwardjames

    onwardjames Hoardimus Maximus Subscriber

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    GOOD GOD!

    Do what Larryderouin said, get that beast to Mattsd (who knows those 1980's well) or Echowars, or any of the great techs.

    As if you didn't know, they gave you around 2-3 thousand dollars worth of gear, conservatively.

    Welcome to AK.
     
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  3. Cassidy77

    Cassidy77 New Member

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    We did. One channel was dead, the other sounded awful. So far an output transistor was found to be bad. He has order a set NOS off eBay. The power supply checked out. Here are the numbers off the power supply.
     
  4. Cassidy77

    Cassidy77 New Member

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    I contacted pacific stereo. They have about a 24-36 month wait for a full recap and restore. I'd like to eventually get that done and added my name to list.
     
  5. Cassidy77

    Cassidy77 New Member

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    I just wanted to say thank you to the great group on this board. Zebulon1 did a fantastic job installing the new board and getting this up and running. Thanks for the wealth of information.
     

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  6. danrclem

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    I missed this thread the first time around. That's an awesome score! :thumbsup:

    The only thing that I ever got from my in-laws was a hard time. :biggrin:

    Well I did get their daughter that's been with me for almost 43 years and that's worth more than a high dollar stereo outfit.
     
  7. larryderouin

    larryderouin Do I get Food, Med's, or more gear this Month? Subscriber

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    Dan; Especially if she treats you better than the in-laws :naughty:
     
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  8. onwardjames

    onwardjames Hoardimus Maximus Subscriber

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    Two things, my lucky man -

    1) Did you say Zebulon1 did the work??

    2) Who did your refoams on those HPM's ??

    Oh, I guess THREE things - The table that the receiver sits on.........how steady is it?? Because something scares me about those two mostly empty cubicles below, top heaviness/inverted pendulum and all.
     
  9. MannyE

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    Just so you know the SX-1980 is the equivalent of finding a Cobra in a barn.
     
  10. Stevescivic

    Stevescivic Active Member

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    OMG you lucky man! A SX-1980??!!! Geez I wish I had in laws or parents that had stuff like that in their home...

    Congrats on the find!
     
  11. Cassidy77

    Cassidy77 New Member

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    Yes. Zebulon1, installed the new power supply board and a fixed some damage done during shipping.

    The speakers, I did one and it's "ok". The other the magnet shifted and I sent it off to speaker pros in California. I think that's the name I can double check. They did a fantastic job on the recone. It sounds better the the old cone. Although I think there is still some warping in the old cone.

    A local furniture guy made th stand. It's solid and it's also has two tabs that are attached to the wall.
     
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  12. Wolverine

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    Holy Cow!! Those are great pieces!!! You will do well to restore them to their former glory.
     
  13. onwardjames

    onwardjames Hoardimus Maximus Subscriber

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    Zeb completely restored my SX-1010. Can't say enough about the work. Sorry the shipping apes damaged that amazing 1980.

    Might eventually consider completely reconing the other woofer. Stuff like that drives me bonkers. Best of luck/congrats on an amazing gift from the family.
     
  14. Cassidy77

    Cassidy77 New Member

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    I would like to ship it off but I am finally enjoying it. The other speaker distorts if the volume gets up a bit but it's not terrible. I feel like I have fallen into a rabbit hole. Started out with an at lp120, now trying to decide to upgrade it or replace it, but which do you do first.
     
  15. hugo454

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  16. Idunno

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    Congratulations on your latest acquisitions and on joining a fantastic forum!
    This place is full of very useful information and great members who can help you out.

    I've have also joined the ranks as an SX-1980 owner and have just acquired some HPM-100's. Would have loved some 150's like yours but in the UK these things are pretty rare.

    You may want to read about my journey which may help in some way to the refurbishment of your unit and possibly give you some ideas.

    www.sx1980.com

    Regards and enjoy!
     
  17. gbroot

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    The real wedding gift came "somewhat late" but now the wait is over. Enjoy!
     
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  18. rxonmymind

    rxonmymind AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Sweeeet. Congrats and wishing you many years of audio bliss. A 1980...Lol. That's awesome.
     

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