The Pioneer "ELITE" Gear Thread!

Discussion in 'Pioneer Audio' started by Retro Stereo, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. Retro Stereo

    Retro Stereo Moderator Moderator

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    Just like the title says, post the Pioneer "ELITE" gear you own. In other words, it "HAS" to say the word "ELITE" on the front of the component.

    I just posted another thread for SPEC gear and noticed I had a couple of Elite components in the picture I posted, so I decided to do an Elite gear thread as well.

    I'll star us off here, although I used to have much more Elite gear, this is what I still have left:

    Pioneer Elite PD-65 CD Player (3 of them)
    Pioneer Elite DV 45A DVD/CD/SACD Player

    That's it.

    Here is a picture of the Pioneer Elite PD-65 & DV 45A in action with my SPEC gear and Infinity RS 2.5 Speakers:
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    So, let's see your "ELITE" gear and the systems you are using it in!

    Pictures would be great too!






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  2. thisOne

    thisOne Listen...

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    All I have is a Laser Disk Player, the CLD 97 (not my photo, but it looks just like that)

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  3. Fred Sanford

    Fred Sanford Addicted Member

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    The only Elite pieces I have are LaserDiscs, too- CLD-59, DVL-90 & DVL-91.

    Pic of the '91 in place, I'll take shots of the others soon:

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  4. Retro Stereo

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    Gotta love those rosewood side-panels!

    :yes:





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  5. Chazzer

    Chazzer In Hordious Remissionous

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    How about the "pre-Elite" Elite gear.......M-90, C-90, F-91, LD-S1 etc. etc.:D
     
  6. pioneernut

    pioneernut I need help

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    I'd say the M-90, C-90 and above would count. They marketed it as Elite on all the brochures, but they put Reference Standard on the front panel instead of the word Elite. When the M-91, C-91 they stuck on Elite name on Front.

    So in my humble opinion what I have qualifies as Elite :D

    M-91 C-91 F-91 CT-91a M-72 PD-65 PD-F19 SP-99D DV-09
     
  7. ARIKIP

    ARIKIP New Member

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    In Europe and Aus/NZ our top end Pioneers were branded "Reference" but were Elite components. I have owned an A-717 Amp,F91 and F93 tuners and a CT-95 cassette deck.
     
  8. Speakerbox

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  9. Dr. Strangelove

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    I believe theodoric has a nice collection of Urushi components. Have not heard from him in a while.

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  10. jwfabrie

    jwfabrie Well-Known Member

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    My Urushis:
    M-90a, C-90a, PD-91, CT-91a, F-91 and A-91d,

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    The last pic is not the obvious Elite equipment; but I know the PD-95 was marketed in the US as Elite.. it's paired up with the A-09, D-07 and F-701.
    That F-93 in the second picture went to a new owner not to long ago.. I already had the F-91 to go with the A-91d and had no real use/desire to keep that one..

    Just this evening I was able to pick up a C-73/M-73 combo for a very, very fair price.. theys sound nice and look good, dunno if I like them better than the C-90a/M-90a, but I surely like them anyway!
     
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  11. Dr. Strangelove

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    I do like the Urushi Elite.

    And, remember: Not all Elite is Urushi, but all Urushi is Elite.

    Doc
     
  12. wajobu

    wajobu Boing Boom Tschak Subscriber

    Yeah, I kinda miss Theodoric...
     
  13. NealinNevada

    NealinNevada THE Bozak Museum of NV

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    Just one piece of Elite gear here...a DVR-7000 and it cosmetically matches the "silver era" Pioneer equipment quite well. I gave $79 for it, looked unused in original box, and it sold for $2000 in 2001 :yikes:!
     

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  14. PacificStereo

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    Nice 2.5's there, Retro!

    I was one of the first Elite dealers in the US. No photos, but there's Elite in the sig...
     
  15. Retro Stereo

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    Hey thanks!

    You're going to have to work on those pictures though because.....

    :worthless

    :D




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  16. mhconley

    mhconley The Dude Abides

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    Does newer Elite count? I use a Pioneer Elite VSX-56TXi receiver for my home theater. I have used Elite receivers in my home theater since I purchased my first, a VSX-09TX (Urushi) in the late 90's. Between the 09 and 56 I owned a VSX-26TX. I'm looking for an SC-05 ICEpower receiver now.

    I also had a DV-59AVi DVD player that was recently replaced with a Sony PS3.
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    Lastly I am looking to pick up a new 50" Elite 1080p plasma before they are gone for good.:tears:

    And PacificStereo - I purchased my very first stereo system when I moved out of my parents home in 1978 from Pacific Stereo - and various other components until they went out of business. I remember it was a Pioneer SX-550 receiver and a PL-200 turntable. My dad knew people at Cerwin Vega and got me a pair of 313's. Those were the days...

    Martin
     
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  17. opossumcrush

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    VSX-14 one of the least desirable piece of gear that I own. [​IMG]
     
  18. Fred Sanford

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    Does it have an AC3/RF input for LaserDisc 5.1? If so, it's desireable to somebody, somewhere...

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  19. opossumcrush

    opossumcrush The Central Scrutinizer Subscriber

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    Yes it does.
     
  20. Duane

    Duane AK Member Subscriber

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    That's what I did back in April. Wasn't even looking to buy one, but a friend of mine was visiting from Oregon and wanted to do some checking on Panasonic Plasma sets since they live in an area where it's impossible to see anything without driving long distance. Anyway, we walked in to one of the local BB stores and they were selling the Elite Kuro sets with a big discount. I had heard that Pioneer had stopped making them and I just bit the bullet. It is an amazingly good looking set.About as natural looking as anything I've ever seen except for a good front projection CRT.
     

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