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What's Pioneer in your rig?

Discussion in 'Pioneer Audio' started by sandt38, Sep 6, 2004.

  1. Falstaff

    Falstaff AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    SX 550 & an SX450 receivers
    PL115D Turntable
    CT F-900 and CT-F 755 cassette decks

    Would love to add some Pioneer speakers to the rig. Some day.
     
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  2. Mrsteele247

    Mrsteele247 New Member

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    SX 1000TA (hybrid tubes and soild state)
    PL 530
    HPM 100 200w
    SA 1050
    TX 950
    CT 850
    SG 550
    CS 99A
    CS 801
    CS 77A
    In repairs
    SX 1250
    HPM 100 dealer demo pair acrylic
     
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  3. kvining

    kvining Active Member

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    Nice shelves, could I ask where you got them?
     
  4. cason

    cason AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Sanus shelving. I believe I got them from Music Direct. Don’t know if they offer them any more.
    Bob
     
  5. kvining

    kvining Active Member

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    Found their whole line on Amazon. Those look like the 'Euro Shelves'.
     
  6. cason

    cason AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    They are indeed the Euro Sanus line. I’ve been very pleased with them.
     

     

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  7. rs732

    rs732 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    My rack system but not pictured is the RT-707,CT-F 900,CT-F 750, PL-510a

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  8. RichTassoni

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    A PL 115D and PL 514 turntable.
     
  9. Falstaff

    Falstaff AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    double post
     
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  10. RichTassoni

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    There's a pioneer PL 514 complete redone with all white birch wood and a redone PL 115 with New rose wood veneers.
     
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  11. IMF_Pioneer

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    In many respects the Reference (Elite) System is pretty much in the same bag as the earlier Spec series just a more recent series. I'm sure though that there were far more Spec 1, 2, 3 & 4's made than the Reference Series Components.

    I have a C73 as my current Pre Amp or as Pioneer call it a Control Amp which I picked up for next to nothing but as it's hiding inside a cabinet there's no need in finding other matching items. Anyway my main system is made up of a myriad of other items such as an Adcom GFA-5500 Mk I or a Spec 4 whichever I feel like using at the time for a while.

    I am though on the look out for the Gold Mute push button on my C73 as it was missing when I purchased it 8 years ago.


    Cheers.
     
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  12. Ricktptman

    Ricktptman Great Music deserves Great Gear & vice versa. Subscriber

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    I've collected a lot (for me anyway) of both. I have two C-91's (a CT-93, two F-93's and a very unusual F-91) and I think they're terrific. (The 91's run hotter than my Sunfire Signature amps though.)
    It's terrific gear. Neither takes a back seat to much at all. One's dollar went a LOT farther back then. I worry about hyperinflation in retail audio now. But the flipside is vintage Pioneer has healthy market value.......
     
  13. JamVal

    JamVal Super Member

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    PioneerCTF700.jpg
     
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  14. stevepaige

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    Always had a fondness for Pioneers as my Dad's receiver was a SX-1000TD.

    My 1st foray into buying any audio gear was Pioneer's impressive SK-550 boombox.

    Next was was a version of Pioneer's Progression IV mini component system.

    Most recently I have a pair of CS-44G 2-ways, one SX-3500 and one SX-1000TW.
     

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  15. footmount

    footmount New Member

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    Always a Pioneer blue series adict since the late seventies. Now, at age 56, I was able to put together the following gear:

    PL-255
    SX-3700
    CT-F900
    RT-701
    SG-9800
    RG-2
    SR-303
    CS-E600

    The CD player is a Sony. It works fine but an alien after all!. I enjoy listening to this stereo system a lot!

    The only original component from my young age is the open reel, the remaining are acombination of e-bay and garage sales.
     
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  16. Skid Vicious

    Skid Vicious New Member

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    Some amazing, beautiful gear on this thread. Well done.

    I sort of fell into Pioneer by accident, when I was living in San Diego I had a girlfriend that worked for Pioneer's cable systems group and every once in awhile they would have a blast email "Employee VIP sale", she forwarded me one and since I had just moved into a new swingin' beach pad I scanned it and saw a pretty much complete HT setup for crazy cheap. Most of that gear was pretty forgettable but I still have the VSX-D811S receiver, that's been a real workhorse over the years. Through her I got all Pioneer car audio for a fairly tuned Saab Turbo and a couple other cars. Last time I bought a receiver I looked at some Onkyo's and Marantz but ended up with a Pioneer Elite VSX-90 which has been pretty good. I'm leaving that alone since it's such a good "traffic cop" for all the various devices running through it and it has performed flawlessly, but I'm always on the lookout for anything interesting and Pioneer is always on my radar. Not the sexiest brand but IME they sound great and are rock solid.
     

     

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  17. Yodathedog

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    I just found my holy grail mini system.

    Pioneer A-P510 AMPLIFIER
    GR-P510 SOUND IMAGE CONTROLLER
    F-P710 FM/AM TUNER
    CT-P710WR DOUBLE CASSETTE DECK
    PO-P910M 6 DISC CARTRIDGE MULTIPLAY CD PLAYER
    CU-AP022 REMOTE CONTROL

    All in perfect working order. The previous owner was using a pair of Yamaha NS-A 635A 3-way bookshelf speakers. I’m gonna use Minimus 7s. Excellent sounding speakers and much more in scale with the components.
     
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  18. stevepaige

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    Yoda,

    Congrats on the pickup. What year did your system come out? And what were the amp specs?

    My Progression IV system came out in 1986 and I picked it up in San Diego in the spring of '87. It was 50wpc of a rockin' system. I wish that I never had gotten rid of it. At one time I had it connected to the speakers of a 1950's RCA console with horn tweeters and 10 inch paper cones. Man did that sound nice. I didn't dare turn it up all the way, but the speakers did sound better than the stock Pioneers that came with.
     
  19. FileFixer

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  20. Yodathedog

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    On page 81 of the 87 page (only about 5 pages totally in French) manual it says:

    32 watts per channel min. At 8 ohms from 40 Hertz to 20,000 Hertz with no more than 0.9% THD.

    It doesn’t say specifically, but the guy I bought it from said he got it around 1991-93.
     
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