Discussion in 'Pioneer Audio' started by sandt38, Sep 6, 2004.
Pioneer 580/680/780/880/1080 (2) 1280 (2) 1980 / 450/850/950/1250 sg-9500 eq
I have a Pioneer SX-1000 TD Stereo Receiver in my bedroom hooked up to a set of Bose 501's and some vintage Utah's of unknown model number, and then my LCD Projector rig has a Pioneer TX-6200 Tuner that is mated with a Hitachi IA-600 amplifier.
I recently picked up a TX-9100 to go with my SA-8100 which is powering system 2. I just had a tech clean and align the 9100. I really like the sound of it, and I think it looks pretty good, too. To me it says "Seventies stereo."
I have the sx-650 which was my first real stereo back in the day , then a few years ago I bought the sx-1980. then more recently I parked the sx-1980 and bought a spec 1 preamp which is being powered by 2 Altec 9440 amps for my main system
SX1080, SX1250 and an SX737 that I got recently from a neighbor. The latter will likely become my workshop system. The SX1250 is in my living room and the SX1080 is currently resting.
CT-S88R cassette deck from 1986.
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Picked up a Pioneer SX-737 about a month or so ago at an estate sale. The unit was paired with a set of KLH Model 6 speakers, which have recently been recapped. I've found that this is a very nice sounding amp with plenty of power for a moderately sized room.
The latest addition to my Pioneer rig:
For the first time in 25 years I don't have a pioneer receiver. I have been trying to thin the herd for years now . Sold my last pioneer receiver a qx949 a while back , tough to let it go. I do have a pl- 518 turntable .
Here is a pic of my recently paired up Elite A35R Integrated amp and Elite DV 45A DVD/CD/SACD player.
Other Pioneer gear in current use for HT;
CLD-D504 Laser Disc player
Pioneer SX-838 in spare bedroom/listening room.
SX-950 in basement rec-room.
RT-707 reel to reel in office system.
SP-FS51 speakers in main bedroom.
Just recap'd this old SA-9500. Pulled my pair of JBL 6332s from storage. Man! This old amp is really detailed across the spectrum, bass to brass. I can't believe how detailed this amp is! The JBLs are 4 ohm and not so easy to drive. Sounds is very very good, better then my Threshold S500/ Audio Research SP9 combo. WTF!
Finally got most of my "Champagne Series" gear racked up:
I'm using a 19" rack sourced from a local supplier of studio music gear and cantilever 2RU shelves for all but the DT-540 that sits on a 1RU shelf.
The turntable is a NAD 530.
It's missing the CT-9R, but it's still out of action.
Not yet wired up, but next will show it in action
Love The Pioneer!!!
GR-470 (to round it off)
My turntable is a Pioneer PL-540 that I found dusted down and forgotten in the attic of a music store, where it probably had been sitting since the 1980s. It wasn't working and the owner sold it to me for $20. I cleaned it, brought it back to life (very easy with the help from this forum), and have been enjoying my vinyl for over a year.
I already owned a MA-62a (mixing amp), now a new addition has come along: a SX-5560 (blackfaced SX-750).
This was previously owned by a friend of my father's who were both active in the dutch military in Germany ('70s - '90s). So this receiver was bought at the PX (most likely in Bremerhaven).
So far I'm extremely happy with it. The SX-5560 replaces a Sansui AU-5900 which in turn replaced a Dynaco ST-70 (VTA).
Those 'tables are gonna outlive us all. VERY good designs. The 630's speed issues are a bit of a thing, but it's a relatively easy fix as long as it's a cap issue. I have two 630's, a 560 and a 514. My first true TT was a 512. Workhorses, all.
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