What's Pioneer in your rig?

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

  1. warhorse

    warhorse New Member

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    A couple of pairs that are in the stable
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  2. cdmccul

    cdmccul New Member

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    I started my love of Pioneer 30 years ago when my brother went off to college and spent his first big money away from Dad... A Pioneer system to drool over (to my 11 year old eyes). He's still got it, but it's 8 hours away now, so I don't know model numbers). 12 inch 3 way speakers, receiver with gold buttons, and the 7 cassette player.

    Then I got some Pioneer car audio over the years... Just random stuff, but somewhere I still have the head unit Mom bought me when I was like 15.

    And now my home theater is powered by a VSX-1123. It was marked down to $521 at Best Buy, but found it on Amazon for under $250. They matched the price, and it came home with me.

    I also have a VSX-516 in a box waiting to go into either the new garage, or the basement game room...
     
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  3. allanmatters

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    Wow is that the jbl L100's at the side ?
     
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  4. Yodathedog

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    Picked up a pristine VSX-D509S at an estate sale for $20. And I just happened to have the remote. It doesn’t have HDMI, so I may pass it on


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  5. MicTod

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    My 'Pioneer' is a 1978 vintage sx780 receiver. I am hoping to find a replacement wooden case for it and was led to this forum for that purpose. I am hoping to hook up with anyone who might be able to direct me to one, and I would also like to talk older so-call 'Silver Age' Pioneer receivers in general. Nice site, this.
     
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  6. Yodathedog

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    I'm also using a pristine original condition SX-780. I love the look and performance of those 70s receivers. Have you tried eBay for a case? I know some people hate eBay, but l've been a user for 20 years and have had a mostly positive experience.
     

     

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  7. martind28

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    SX 434, 535, 636, 737
     
  8. MicTod

    MicTod New Member

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    Does your unit also have a 5-sec (+-) delay when powering it on before the speakers are enabled? I have always wondered why the unit was built with one (if it was). Circuit protection, maybe?
     
  9. MicTod

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    All in working order? Are you a seller on Ebay? That's a lot of units to own at the same time unless you just love Pioneer, like myself.
     
  10. Yodathedog

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    Most likely the protection circuit. Next time you turn it on, listen very carefully to the top of the cover. After a few seconds you should hear a faint click. That's the protection circuit. Saves a lot of heartache electronically.
     
  11. sgleich

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    PL-610 with custom Black Walnut Isolation Platform...
     
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  12. Yodathedog

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    Pretty.
     
  13. MicTod

    MicTod New Member

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    That's what I always kinda thought, tho I had another receiver for years, lower in power, that did not have this feature. I wonder if it's to protect the Darlington pair transistors (sanyo STK 0050 output transistors)?
     
  14. MicTod

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    nice custom plinth. Did you make it yourself? Or is it just (as you say) an 'isolation platform' and not integral to the TT? This intrigues me....
     
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  17. biscuithead

    biscuithead Me likes the eargasm retroplasm... Subscriber

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    What's Pioneer in your rig?

    - Nothing, I have ears.

    Ok, the truth...

    I have still run a PL-61 every now and again... but I only kept it because it was my first tt, and I really like the two lower/raise tone-arm buttons.

    I started with Pioneer, the chattel of the proletariat... then I was lucky enough to hear the rest of the story...
     
  18. Pioneered

    Pioneered Well-Known Member

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    Well just about all my equipment is Pioneer.
    SX-828 Receiver, PL-12D Turntable
    CT_F7171 Cassette
    H-R100 8 Track
    SR-202W Reverb
    4 CS-05 Pedestal Speakers
    2 CS-701A Cabinet speakers
    and the only unit not Pioneer is a Teac A-4010S Reel to Reel
     
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  19. sgleich

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    Fixed it.
     
  20. Sparky 65

    Sparky 65 New Member

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    Updated system:pioneer SX-626(it was free,left for trash pick-up) it's hooked up to a Garrard Type A TT and Klipsh KG4 and Polk Audio 5.The Marantz 2220B os pn the sidline for now.Serial number for sx626 TI 31758532,2220b is 2021.
     
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