Discussion in 'Pioneer Audio' started by sandt38, Sep 6, 2004.
A couple of pairs that are in the stable
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...
Wow is that the jbl L100's at the side ?
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
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.
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.
SX 434, 535, 636, 737
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?
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.
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.
PL-610 with custom Black Walnut Isolation Platform...
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)?
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....
Here is a thread about the platform... Yes, I made it.
The url doesn’t work.
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...
Well just about all my equipment is Pioneer.
SX-828 Receiver, PL-12D Turntable
H-R100 8 Track
4 CS-05 Pedestal Speakers
2 CS-701A Cabinet speakers
and the only unit not Pioneer is a Teac A-4010S Reel to Reel
Updated systemioneer 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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