Pioneer SX-750

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  1. IBSO52

    IBSO52 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I purchased a lot awhile back and finally got around to taking some pictures and cleaning up the 750.

    It's pretty dirty but other than that plays nice and just needs a little TLC. The case isn't in the best of shape. I think I'm going to try and build a new case tomorrow.
     

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  2. Jibe01

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    Would be interested to see your progress. I recently bought an SX-750 on CL for $95. Front glass panel was cracked. Fortunately I found a local glass company that cut a new glass panel with a hole for the tuner knob for only $10.50 (I had gotten a quote for $35-50 from another source). Everything seems to work fine, except the tuner is off a little, and like yours, the vinyl on the case is peeling in some places. I'm thinking of veneering it with real wood.
     
  3. rkgren1

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    I thought the same thing. That peeling veneer is an opportunity.
     
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    That is my favorite generation of Pioneer receivers. Never owned one, but many friends did during the 70's, and I was jealous.
     
  5. Jibe01

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    Same here. Owning one really takes me back. My brother in law had a really nice Pioneer set up in the 70s. When he was drafted, he was fortunate to be sent to Germany instead of Vietnam. He brought a really nice system while in the Army. When I bought the SX-750 and brought it back to my office it was dirty, and had cracked glass. After I fixed the glass and polished it up, I turned it on and played it through some PSB Alpha 1s I have. My coworker said , "Man, that thing looks brand new!". Sounds great and looks great!
     
  6. turnitup

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    Just finished mine tonight. New LEDs, new vinyl veneer, thorough cleaning, and replacement of the power switch. Rather big project, but like the outcome. 53C83A82-E3E8-4F89-AC93-286A6855E68A.jpeg
     
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  7. Jibe01

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    Great looking results! Nicely done.
    Unfortunately, mine has developed problems with the power switch. Lights flicker when turned on, and sounds scratchy.
     
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  9. HunterMcD

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    I love my 750. Been seeing daily usage for the last few years. Only had to clean the pots once.
    Nice job!
     
  10. slow_jazz

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    great job there.

    congrats...
     
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  12. IBSO52

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    I finally got some time to work on my 750. The case was in bad shape as you can see from previous pictures so I decided to try and build one. Decided to use Walnut and still need to poly it. My next step is to try repaint the metal grate / vent as it has some rust.

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    Case looks great. I am going to do the same for my SA-7800.
     
  15. nerpissad

    nerpissad död åt vek punk!

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    @IBSO52:
    Did you make the wood panels yourself or did you veneer the old ones? I own the black version (SX-5560) of this receiver and it is also in need of a touch-up.
     
  16. Awesomeaudio

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    Walnut is beautiful. Can't wait to see it lacquered. You should use a satin laquer.
     

     

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  17. Awesomeaudio

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    Haha, yes the old "dust deck". I've had the same reservation about that non sensical bit of design.
     
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  18. IBSO52

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    I did it myself used some scrap walnut I had laying around to make the new case
     

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