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Petter
09-08-2008, 02:24 AM
Hi, as a new member from Norway, I would like to list my Pio stuff:
TX-9500 II
TX-9800
SX-727
SA-900
SA-1000 ( 2 )
SA-9500
CT-f950
HPM-1100
On my 'wish to buy'-list is HPM-100, HPM-150, CS99a, SA-9900, Spec and some big receivers. I sold my HPM-100's, and miss them already! Great speakers.

merrylander
09-08-2008, 06:41 AM
My systems are mostly Yamaha but I do have two Pioneer turntables. Due to space limitations I have a PL-88FS and a PL-44FS. Both are moving coil high output style with the "works in a drawer" design. Actually as the PL-88FS allows track selection I call it my 12 inch CD player.:D

I have a PL-05 and a spare PL-88FS around here somewhere as well.

YamahaFreak
09-11-2008, 01:08 AM
My systems are mostly Yamaha but I do have two Pioneer turntables. Due to space limitations I have a PL-88FS and a PL-44FS. Both are moving coil high output style with the "works in a drawer" design. Actually as the PL-88FS allows track selection I call it my 12 inch CD player.:D

I have a PL-05 and a spare PL-88FS around here somewhere as well.

LOL, wouldn't that be a LaserDisc player? :lmao:

merrylander
09-11-2008, 06:52 AM
LOL, wouldn't that be a LaserDisc player? :lmao:

Actually it is a surprise when you hear it. People tend to think the 'works in a drawer' TTs were nothing special, but Pioneer really pulled it off with these three units.

YamahaFreak
09-11-2008, 02:28 PM
Actually it is a surprise when you hear it. People tend to think the 'works in a drawer' TTs were nothing special, but Pioneer really pulled it off with these three units.

I've always wanted to see one of those. :yes:

lardawg
09-19-2008, 10:31 AM
SX-1080 (Modified), CT-F1250,SG-9800,PDR-19RW,Denon DP-52F & Legacy Studio Monitors:rockon:

YamahaFreak
09-19-2008, 05:38 PM
SX-1080 (Modified), CT-F1250,SG-9800,PDR-19RW,Denon DP-52F & Legacy Studio Monitors:rockon:

Modified? How so? I'm curious. :D

lardawg
09-19-2008, 07:18 PM
I sent it to Circle Stereo in Dripping Springs Texas. Bill (a Pioneer Guru):king: replaced all electrolytic caps in the regulated power supply & protection circuit, replaced caps & differential pairs in the driver section alinged driver section & tuner & tweaked the phono section for more gain. Now my baby rocks better new,pulls in stations like never before & the sound is much more clean & pure.:rockon::guitar:

lardawg
09-19-2008, 07:22 PM
Hey Yamahafreak, While your there I need a replacement headshell for my PX-3. Seems I'm more likely to buy the Hope Diamond for a $1 than find one of these any suggestions or a place I might look???????

YamahaFreak
09-20-2008, 10:18 PM
Hey Yamahafreak, While your there I need a replacement headshell for my PX-3. Seems I'm more likely to buy the Hope Diamond for a $1 than find one of these any suggestions or a place I might look???????

The only real place I can recommend is eBay. I don't think Needle Doctor carries headshells, but they might be worth a look. :scratch2:

sberger
09-20-2008, 10:25 PM
A beautiful, clean SX-737

http://auctionwagon.s3.amazonaws.com/G2SM37fc32f7-3888-406d-afa5-17dda722bf9e-7062.jpg

VintageFreq
09-20-2008, 10:28 PM
A beautiful, clean SX-737

http://auctionwagon.s3.amazonaws.com/G2SM37fc32f7-3888-406d-afa5-17dda722bf9e-7062.jpg

Oh YEAH....That's what I'm talking about!:thmbsp:

Mike :D

sberger
09-20-2008, 10:33 PM
Oh YEAH....That's what I'm talking about!:thmbsp:

Mike :D

Sweet, ain't she?:banana: And sounds even better...But I see that you know that already:yes:

YamahaFreak
09-21-2008, 12:23 AM
A beautiful, clean SX-737

http://auctionwagon.s3.amazonaws.com/G2SM37fc32f7-3888-406d-afa5-17dda722bf9e-7062.jpg

She's Gorgeous! :thmbsp:

sberger
09-21-2008, 12:43 AM
She's Gorgeous! :thmbsp:

Thanks! I think my wife is a little jealous at the attention I give here. But when I'm playing music, she smiles too...

gychang
09-24-2008, 09:30 PM
my guest room now has the cheapest Pioneer, brand new, got spoiled of "pioneer" sound from Elite in my main room...

With optical cable setup from my PC, playing .flac file on my DIY speaker, the sound is excellent. No complaints, clear, silent, and powerful and clean bass.... Impressed.

gychang

sberger
09-24-2008, 10:36 PM
She's Gorgeous! :thmbsp:

What's so great about this receiver is listening to music like Sprignsteen's "Born To Run" and actually hearing it again for the first time. You listen to this on this receiver and speakers from the 70's on vinyl, and man, it just cooks. Amazing...

baco99
09-25-2008, 05:44 AM
i know what you mean. even with a digital source, things seem better coming from my SX-750

compman_69
09-27-2008, 08:44 PM
Sx 1010

larryderouin
09-28-2008, 01:03 AM
My original setup from 1974.
SX-434, Dual 1219, Marantz Bookshelf speakers (need re-foam or re-cone) currently in storage.

Bedroom setup
SX-790, Dual 1229, JBL Bookshelf 2050's or Bose 201's

Main Setup
VSX 456
PD-M402
CT-W205R
DV-440
Dual 1249
Akai GX4000D
Bose Sub with 5 Double cubes

DEH 2800MP in Wife's Car, and in boat
DEH 3700MP in RV

Then there's a 1968 Magnavox Console in the Dining Room for her to use. Everything else is too confusing for her use.

oldschl
10-09-2008, 06:25 PM
SX-1980 Receiver
CT-F1000 Cassette
SG-9800 Equalizer
PL-630 Turntable
HPM-900's
P-D70 CD player (needs repair)

Hope to add some HPM-100's before Christmas:yes:

jayk
10-09-2008, 07:43 PM
i bought a pio Qa800a 4 channel amp back in '73, have used it since.
it now needs repairs so i very recently found and bought another one from another 'AK'er.

the 'new' one is so much cleaner, sound wise and cosmetically.
the old one was getting scratchy and hissy, some functions stopped working, etc.
it spent at least 12 years in an unheated barn, winters and summers, so it's no surprise it has issues.

i use it for both music and home theater.

Beaglemini
10-12-2008, 07:13 PM
Pioneer SX-636 (original owner from 1972 or thereabouts... too long ago to remember)
Pioneer PL-610 TT with XSV/4000 cartridge/D4000 stylus
JBL S38BE speakers (used to have HPM-900's but blew 'em up and they were too big anyway)
Non-descript Sony CD changer
Netgear MP101 wireless MP3 receiver
Dell XPS710 with an MP3 library of 12,674 songs (and growing)
Audio-Technica AT-PL120 attached to the Dell

CarverPower
10-14-2008, 10:45 AM
In the old setup I had an RG-9 but I have reduced many unsudes components in my new setup and the RG-9 os gone but I did aquire a VERY CLEAN CT-1380WR

Petter
10-19-2008, 09:36 AM
Hi, as a new member from Norway, I would like to list my Pio stuff:
TX-9500 II
TX-9800
SX-727
SA-900
SA-1000 ( 2 )
SA-9500
CT-f950
HPM-1100
On my 'wish to buy'-list is HPM-100, HPM-150, CS99a, SA-9900, Spec and some big receivers. I sold my HPM-100's, and miss them already! Great speakers.

Got a near mint set of HPM-150!

larryderouin
11-11-2008, 10:34 PM
My original setup from 1974.
SX-434, Dual 1219, Marantz Bookshelf speakers (need re-foam or re-cone) currently in storage.

Bedroom setup
SX-790, Dual 1229, JBL Bookshelf 2050's or Bose 201's

Main Setup
VSX 456
PD-M402
CT-W205R
DV-440
Dual 1249
Akai GX4000D
Bose Sub with 5 Double cubes

DEH 2800MP in Wife's Car, and in boat
DEH 3700MP in RV

Then there's a 1968 Magnavox Console in the Dining Room for her to use. Everything else is too confusing for her use.

Well, my oldest son finally moved out so the young'un took over his room, so DAD gets the Basement as a Man Cave/Fix-it room. So I took all my stuff and moved it all around.

BED ROOM: VSX 656, Bose 201's/151's

MANCAVE:
SX-790
Dual 1229
DV-440
CT-W205
SR-202
Onkyo 7 band EQ.
AKAI GX365D
AKAI 4000D
Nova 8B's
Technic SB-K14's

Fix-it room
SX-434 (re-capped/aligned 5 years ago, found the receipt in the case, had forgot about it)
Dual 1249
JBL 2050's

I'm surprised how well the 434 does with JBL's. The Bass is tighter than with the Marantz's. and it's not as "pushy" in the highs. separation is great.
Seems like they were made for each other. The Marantz's may go on my 790 when I ever get around to getting them reconed. 3 year olds, pencils and open speakers are not a good mix! Prevent Childhood "REDASS"....Keep those speaker covers on.

speakerfreak
11-19-2008, 06:16 AM
10'X13' Pioneer Audio listening room (So Far)


Chain of events - Ipod feeds ADC then to RG2 then to
Distribution Amp which feeds All 6 receivers which have 2 speakers
per unit 8 in front and 8 on the side on 4 wall hung shelves and
8 cabinets on the floor.

Turntable and Cassette are fed through SG 540 with the Turntable
being at line level by using a mag in line out converter from Radio
Shack.

Receiver Tone controls are set to flat and volume controls are
set at 12 O Clock more or less according to speaker efficiency.

This basically allows the whole system to act as one unit.
A choir if you will.


Receivers
SX 580, 780, 880, 980, 3700, 3800, 3900

Integrated Amp
SA 7700

Cassette
CTF 750

Turntable
PL 530

Dynamic Processor
RG 2

Eq
SG 540
ADC S S 5

Speakers
HPM 40 1 Pair
HPM 60 1 Pair
HPM 100 1 Pair
HPM 500 2 Pair
HPM 900 1 Pair
S-710 1 Pair
CS 201W 1 Pair
CS 201WA 1 Pair
CS 403 1 Pair
BIC Formula 2 2 Pair

Distribution Amp
Niles AVDA 3

Ipod Nano
8 Gig[/B]

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j201/gtw1776/DSC02336.jpghttp://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j201/gtw1776/DSC02331.jpghttp://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j201/gtw1776/DSC02332.jpg
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j201/gtw1776/DSC02334.jpghttp://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j201/gtw1776/DSC02337.jpg

PioneerKing
11-21-2008, 06:45 AM
Just joined yesterday, and I love this place already!

I know, PioneerKing is stupid, especially since I know there are bigger Pioneer nuts here than me, but PioneerFan, and PioneerNut were already taken.

Main Media Room.....

SX-1980
RT-707
PL-560
PL-630
PDR-W739
CT-F1000
SG-9800
U-24

also a Sirius Stilletto 100 dock and Sony Minidisc Player/Recorder

All hooked up to a pair of JBL-4412s

Same Room...

Panasonic 50" plasma with

Dish DVR
Elite VSX-29TX
Elite DVR-7000


Hooked up to JBL 4410s front
JBL 4406s rear
JBL sub and center

Family Room...

Panasonic 42" plasma with

Dish DVR
Elite VSX-36TX

Hooked up to Bose 5 speaker system with sub.

Living Room/Pool...

SX-828
PD-M603
Sirius Conductor

Inside: JBL 4425 Outside: JBL SW36AWII

Son's Room...

SX-1010

XBOX360
Sony 36" Trinitron (280 lbs!)

Bose 201s

Daughter's Room...

TX-6700
SX-7700

Bose 302s


My room...

DVC-302D

Sony 43" projection


I think that's all. :music:

pioneervato
11-21-2008, 06:57 AM
Just joined yesterday, and I love this place already!

I know, PioneerKing is stupid, especially since I know there are bigger Pioneer nuts here than me, but PioneerFan, and PioneerNut were already taken.



And so is Pioneervato. :D

Nice collection of Pioneer gear and welcome to AK, PioneerKing.:yes:

PioneerKing
11-21-2008, 07:21 AM
Thanks!

I've been looking at the pics. Wow!

VintageFreq
11-21-2008, 09:59 AM
And so is Pioneervato. :D.....

Well.....DUH! :banana: (Sorry Vato....I couldn't resist!) Oh and welcome to you, PioneerKing!

Mike :D

MHJB
11-22-2008, 03:26 PM
Pioneer items
VSX-D912 Receiver
2-CS-63DX Speakers (left & right surrounds or played with mains through zoned speaker switch)
Rt-909 Reel to reel
CT-F700 Cassette
PL-200 Turntable

other items
2-Altec Model 14 Main Speakers
JBL-PB10 subwoofer
Wharfedale center and 2 left & right surrounds
Aiwa cd player
Vector Research Graphic Equalizer
Panasoic DVD/VCR
Olevia 38" LCD TV

My wife is pretty tolerant as this loud system sits in a 15' x21' room and it is unusual when she can figure out how to turn it on. The CS63DX's are certainly not as efficient nor is the sound quality as good as the Altecs. That being said they sound pretty good and they look awesome. I plan to get a zoned speaker switch with a volume control so I can even out the volume of the 63's better with the ultra efficient Altecs.

MPXNL
11-22-2008, 03:49 PM
Well take a look, a picture says more than 1000 words..........
http://www.pbase.com/mpx/pioneer

VintageFreq
11-22-2008, 05:30 PM
Well take a look, a picture says more than 1000 words..........
http://www.pbase.com/mpx/pioneer

UuuRah! :thmbsp:

Mike :D

siamac
11-24-2008, 11:25 AM
Well take a look, a picture says more than 1000 words..........
http://www.pbase.com/mpx/pioneer

Very nice page and super collection :thmbsp:

Here my livingroom setup:

http://img3.imagebanana.com/img/i6kuusls/IM004883.JPG

audioking
11-24-2008, 06:47 PM
My pioneer equipment consists of an SX-1250, an SX-636 and an SX-434

MHJB
11-25-2008, 07:13 PM
Hey siamac!

You have a really nice setup!

From your photo I know what reel to reel you have as well as that dynamite receiver.

What other components do you have there? I never the have seen the unit with the scope or the awesome turntable.

Tell us more about your system.

Thanks!
MHJB

siamac
11-26-2008, 12:57 PM
Hey siamac!

You have a really nice setup!

From your photo I know what reel to reel you have as well as that dynamite receiver.

What other components do you have there? I never the have seen the unit with the scope or the awesome turntable.

Tell us more about your system.

Thanks!
MHJB

I the last years I had almost every top of the Line Vintage component from Pioneer.
Now my collection got much smaler. But there still are a few left:

SX-1980
SX-1250
SX-3900
SX-737
SX-770
SX-1000TA
SX-1500T
QX-949
QX-747
RT-2022
PL-61
PL-630
PL-600
PL-12A
PL-L1000
HPM-150
DSS-9
CS-06
CT-F7171
CT-F9191
QA-800A
QM-800A
QC-800A
QC-800
QL-600A
SD-1100
SG-750
PD-8700
PD-6700
PD-7010
PD-7100
SF-500
A-90
CT-A7
F-99
TX-8500II
SE-405,505,305,500,Monitor10
JT-400
JT-215A...

http://img3.imagebanana.com/img/ez3lllck/Sandra345059.jpg

Edriz
11-28-2008, 03:35 PM
Let's see, Main system, SX-1980 "The Legand" , CT-F950, CT-F750, RT-707, PL-200, and recently accuired a SX-980 to use as back-up while having the SX-1980 cleaned and serviced.

I got the SX-1980 in Colorado in 1979 and never had anything done to it. Thought it time to have it cleaned. Getting dusty behind the glass. I can not be without music. Picked up the SX-980 on Ebay for a good price. That's it for my Pioneer.

I have all DBX sound gear. The 3bx series 2 range expander, 224 series 2 noise reduction and the 2015G equalizer with Bose 901 series 5 speakers. Play it loud Boys!!

fiftyone50
11-29-2008, 07:48 PM
I have 2 sets of Pioneer DSS-9's (Euro, same as USA DSS-E10)
Also bought an extra grille and crossover and made a matching center channel with the same mid and tweeter.

Best speakers ever.... I have multi thousand dollar MB Quart Q-line stuff in my car, with 1400 watts, and my living room pioneers running at 10 watts each sound so much better! When I kick the power up to 100+ watts, it's ridiculous how much more, and better sound, I get from some circa 1986 Pioneers....

coralsea
11-30-2008, 02:56 AM
Greetings!

Here is my beauty ( came to me recently straight from Japan)

4 channel preamplifier QC 80A (1973)
Amplifier Sa 910 (top of the line 1973)
I have got the Sa 910 not the Sa9100, which is an export model.

The Sa910 sounds much, much better in all areas then the Sansui AU D607G Extra.

Ed in Tx
11-30-2008, 10:10 AM
Some of my Pioneer stuff (with a Sansui QSD-1 in the mix) most of which I've owned since new. SF-850 I use to route sub-bass to the rear speakers in a mixer setup I made, a SD-1100, TX-9100, QC-800A preamp, and a CTF-1250 cassette deck.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p72/tblazed/stereoroom-piostack.jpg




Behind the cabinet all this sits on, are a pair of SPEC-4s with consecutive serial numbers I hand picked from a stack on a pallet when I worked for Pioneer, which drive 4 HPM-150s in my den. Wish I had room to get them out in the open from behind the cabinet to show 'em off. (Maybe someday! Been back there almost 30 years so why hurry!?)
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p72/tblazed/stereoroom-spec4x2.jpg

siamac
12-04-2008, 01:29 PM
That picture hurts :tears:

Those beautiful SPEC-4īs :D

fazman
12-08-2008, 12:34 AM
Here's my list...

Have...

SPEC 1 Preamp
SPEC 4 amplifier
CT-F1000 Tape Deck
TX-9500 II Tuner
SX-1250 (Back up)
VSX-49 TXi Surround Receiver
PDR-509 CD Recorder
SA-6800 Integrated
TX-6800 Tuner
CT-F650 Tape Deck (Garage)

Had...

SX-1980
SX-1250
SX-1080
SX-980
SX-950
SX-750
SX-3800
SX-939
SX-820
SX-880
HPM-100 (X3)
HPM-60
PL-17D
PL-15R

maruchan
12-13-2008, 04:08 PM
Oh.. pioneer that i have right now

Speakers:
CS-511

Turntables:
Pl-5
Pl-12
pl-55x
pl-512
pl-990

Receiver:
Had a Pioneer sx 850
vsx something gave it to my parents.. really good receiver..
want more pioneer stuff...

Nortonrider
12-27-2008, 10:08 PM
Just getting my foot back in after many years. Am using Marantz 2275 to drive HPM-100s. Please don't hate me for mixing brands! lol. Was using C99As but much prefer the "West Coast" bass.

Back in the old days in Germany had a 1978 PX-bought Rack System--SPEC1, SPEC4, TX9500II, and auto reverse cassette deck--can't remember the designator (CTF-1000?), which my wife arranged for me to give away when we moved to the US. I've been kicking my rear vigorously ever since for giving in, but what the hey...

I'm retired, so I don't have the resources to build the unapproachable system, but I do love music, classical to rock, even some opera and country, and the 2275 / 100 combo is music to my aging ears. The neighbors haven't chimed in yet, but I'm certain they've noticed some Beatles and Pink Floyd lately!

I really appreciate the 'Karma forums--for the comradeliness and knowledge. Thanks all.:banana:

Nortonrider
12-27-2008, 10:21 PM
Just getting my foot back in after many years. Am using Marantz 2275 to drive HPM-100s. Please don't hate me for mixing brands! lol. Was using C99As but much prefer the "West Coast" bass.

Back in the old days in Germany had a 1978 PX-bought Rack System--SPEC1, SPEC4, TX9500II, and auto reverse cassette deck--can't remember the designator (CTF-1000?), which my wife arranged for me to give away when we moved to the US. I've been kicking my rear vigorously ever since for giving in, but what the hey...

I'm retired, so I don't have the resources to build the unapproachable system, but I do love music, classical to rock, even some opera and country, and the 2275 / 100 combo is music to my aging ears. The neighbors haven't chimed in yet, but I'm certain they've noticed some Beatles and Pink Floyd lately!

I really appreciate the 'Karma forums--for the comradeliness and knowledge. Thanks all.:banana:

oldschl
12-28-2008, 02:08 PM
I've been working on completing a vintage Pioneer system: SX-1980 receiver, CT-F1000 cassette deck, PD-F70 CD player, SG-9800 equalizer, PL-630 turntable that works when it wants to, pair of HPM-900's and a pair of HPM-100's. Its been more work than I had at first thought, but worth it. Its easy to forget how old this equipment is!

Out Of Time
12-29-2008, 04:15 AM
I currently have in my main system a 5.1 VSX-D511. The only thing I don't like about it is that it only gives you capability for a single set of mains. No 'B'-pair. It's a decent performer otherwise. I drive Optimus Mach Twos ( mains ) with that. The Mach Two's are my second pair. My originals were purchased new in 1984 when that line was still Realistic.

I'm using an older Pro-Logic VSX-455 on my desktop PC driving some little firecracker !JBL P-20s I bought new back in '92.

My first Pioneer component was an A-5 Integrated Amp back in the mid 80's. Always wanted the A-9, though!

EDIT: Forgot to add the PD-5010 single drawer CD player in my 'vintage' rig. Got that last year for $7 dollars light at a thrift store. Probably a 9/10 condition wise. That model was pretty basic. No remote. No programmability to speak of. Simple red LED track number display. Single beam. Standard 16 bit DAC and 44.1 kHz sampling rate. Nothing fancy. Love the big thick gear-driven tray though... :D

rocksteady
01-02-2009, 06:00 PM
I recently started building my first system with the SA-750 as power suply, TX-540L as tuner, a PL-300X for turntable (but after some problems with it that's still unresolved, I'm thinking about getting a PL-740 to match my other equipment) and I'm currently waiting for my SG-550 graphic equalizer to arrive.
I'm thinking about running a pair of wharfedale dovedale 3 if my girlfriend approves them. Otherwise I have to find a pair of bookshelf-speakers.

I would like to find a rg-9 or sr-9 here in sweden but the supply of vintage Pioneer isn't that great.

jmitchnh
01-08-2009, 05:57 PM
Here's my Pioneer stuff:

Receiver: SX-770

TT: PL-560

Cassette: CT-F1000, CT-F2121, CT-9R

EQ: SG-750

Speakers: CS-F9000

Still looking for a mint SX-1080 and an early 80's (silver) CD player

brimat66
01-08-2009, 07:21 PM
Right now in pioneer I have

Receiver SX-650
TT 1977 PL-570
:music::thmbsp::music:

Edriz
01-11-2009, 11:26 AM
You can pretty much tell from my sig what's in my system, and in my posts know what happened to my original SX-1980.

But... I am once again the proud owner of a new PIONEER SX-1980 that will be arriving at it's new home, right here in Homer, New York in my living room this week.

As they say, once you've had the best. I'm hoping for a mid-week arrival and needless to say, I won't be leaving this residence until I sign my name on the dotted line and haul the beast in it's new home. :rockon:

tallmike
01-12-2009, 01:18 PM
I've got a PL-12d... absolutely mint condition.

Otherwise, I've got loads of the DJ stuff, but it doesn't smell so good :)

brhalltx
01-12-2009, 05:59 PM
I have a Pioneer VSX-D1SII receiver, CLD-3080 laser disc player, and at least three other Pioneer receivers and one other laser disk player stuck away in a closet.

kenart
01-15-2009, 01:19 PM
I have an SX-6000 Stereo Receiver driving a pair of CS-99A's and a pair of Bose 2.2 bookshelf speakers. Looking for a way to test or replace my tweeters in the CS-99A's. I picked them up for $125.00 off craigslist at a place about 40 miles away. Still feel I got a good deal. The rest of the speakers kick ass, and the cabinets are in primo shape, including the grills. They even have the Pioneer logos on them, and no breaks in the lattice.

broddie
01-19-2009, 01:19 PM
Pioneer SX-9000; B&O linear tracking turntable; AR3a loudspeakers;

boreas
01-21-2009, 09:31 AM
Well, I sorta doubt anyone's reading this thread any more but here goes!

I'm using:
SA-8500 II amp
PL-560 turntable
CT-F650 cassette deck

I also have an SX-780 receiver which came out of service in my system when I got the SA-8500 II and is now "in reserve".

Backlight
01-23-2009, 08:37 AM
I have in the main living room for just audio:

SA-8800 Intergrated Amplifier
PD-M95 CD Player (changer)
F-91 Tuner
PL-3F Turntable with Ortofon 320 Cartridge

On a set of Tannoy Mercury S (on 60cm stands) and all in mint condition.

In a second room (also the TV is there) I have:
SA-5300 Intergrated Amplifier (sounds quite ok for an entry level amp)
PD-M610 CD Player (changer)
F-208RDS Tuner

On a set of Tannoy Eclipse

silver7t1
01-24-2009, 01:36 PM
Hi, I'm a newbie here and really don't have much Pioneer stuff, a couple TT's and a PD 9010X CDP which I've owned since new in "85". I never knew that it was an Elite (the first one) because it's not marked Elite anywhere on it. It has a problem with what I call "drop outs" where the sound stops for approx. 5 seconds and then comes back. Is this common with these units and are there any shops that work on or specialize in older Pioneer CDPs ? Any leads or info will be appreciated,Thanks!!

megasat16
01-27-2009, 10:15 PM
Hi!

I am new here and needs help. I have

3 x Pioneer Elite M 91 Amplifier
1 x Pioneer Reference M 90 Amplifier
1 x Pioneer Reference Control (preamp) C 90 Amplifier

I just short circuited the C 90 main transformer while trying to fix the sloppy voltage selector in the back. I feel so stupid and wanted to find out the replacement transformer for it. I appreciate the Repair Manual or the replacement model for the transformer if you guys can point me in the right direction.

The M90 also has a scratchy (distorted) sound in one of the channel so I am looking to find a fix for it too. They are probably the one of the nicest SS amps Pioneer made before discontinued them so I would like to restore them to their original condition if possible.

Thanks

hrballenger
01-28-2009, 09:33 PM
SX-1980
CTF-1250, SG-9500, RG-2, SR-303, Teac A-4010GSL - - - All rack mounted
Pair of HPM150's
Pair of HPM1100's
Pair of HPM900's
A-5
Teac A-4010S
Technics SL-5100 with a Shure M97

All the above I have owned since new ( still got the original receipts and manuals even ) and are in use every day. I do all my own maintenance and repairs, keep 'em in pretty fair shape and clean. The 900's were recently woofer reconed by Speaker Exchange with OEM cones, the 150's and 1100's have fresh woofer surrounds and they all still have that wonderful wonderful sound and "punch". The 1980 needs some lamps and I'm probably gonna have to bite the bullet and re-cap it one of these days, but it's still going strong as ever. All I really seem to have to do to it at PM time is tweak the DC bias and offsets and apply a bit of De-oxit to those infernal switches ( if Pioneer had found a way to do away with the switches in that beast it would probably have reduced the weight considerably LOL. Also have an old Sansui AU-111 tube amp and a SR-202 that died years ago, just haven't had a reason to resurrect them.

sirianni
01-30-2009, 07:28 PM
Spec 1
Spec 2
Spec 4
Pl-71
RG-1
RT 2022
RT 1020L

Tarl Of Gor
01-31-2009, 06:09 PM
I bought all of my Pioneer gear when I was in the Navy stationed on a ship over on Guam. It was about half the price of what it was in the states.

I have:

SX-3900
SG-9500
CT-F950
RT-707
PL-L1000
DT-400
JBL L50

Have bought since:

SX-950
SG-9800
PDR-509
JBL L112

The original SX-3900 caught fire while I was playing a Black Sabbath tape on the RT-707. I have since replaced it and it is in the shop right now getting a tune-up.

BobHol
01-31-2009, 07:59 PM
Just picked up my first Pioneer A very clean A-77X integrated Amp.
Works flawlessly so far. No wood side panels and a few lights not working,
but it sounds very nice with my Allison speakers

Bob Holada

shacky
01-31-2009, 08:55 PM
The original SX-3900 caught fire while I was playing a Black Sabbath tape on the RT-707. I have since replaced it and it is in the shop right now getting a tune-up.


Cool :smoke:

Tarl Of Gor
01-31-2009, 09:31 PM
Ozzy would be proud.

shacky
01-31-2009, 09:55 PM
Ozzy would be proud.

Yes but would he know it :scratch2: Iomi and Geezer would be even prouder. Hope it was one of their early albums.

Tarl Of Gor
01-31-2009, 10:23 PM
Oh yeah, it was a reel I had made of their first 5 albums and was the first thing I played once I had replaced the SX-3900, only to find that I had blown the tweeters too in the JBL L50s that I had at the time!

erik92da
01-31-2009, 10:33 PM
Heres what I own:

Receivers
SX-424
SX-434
SX-626
SX-636
SX-680
SX-700T
SX-750
SX-1500TD

Amp
SA-8800

Turntables
PL-50
PL-71
PL-112D

Speakers
CS-88A
Project 100

I usually only use either the SX-750 or the SA-8800 with my CS-88As. Thats plenty of power for these speakers :yes:. The SX-424 is in the garage with a set of Minimus 7 speakers. The SX-636 and SX-1500TD get rotation as TV amp.

YamahaFreak
02-05-2009, 11:29 PM
Cool :smoke:

Wait, smoke or actual FLAMES?! :yikes:

Tarl Of Gor
02-05-2009, 11:47 PM
Flames, dude, FLAMES!!!!

G-Rock
02-07-2009, 09:38 PM
Sx-880
pl-400


G :thmbsp:

sirianni
02-09-2009, 04:05 PM
Pioneer Spec 1, Spec 2, RT2022, RT1020L, TX 9500,
PL-71, RG-1,

Duffinator
02-09-2009, 07:12 PM
Pioneer Spec 1, Spec 2, RT2022, RT1020L, TX 9500,
PL-71, RG-1,I'm surprised more people with Spec gear don't have a PL-C590 or PL-610/630 to match your gear. They are sweet TT's. :yes:

jhaan92
02-09-2009, 08:32 PM
Eh, I'm not rollin like RetroStereo....that man has way too much stuff for his own good! I only own a Pioneer PL-L1000 Linear Tracking Turntable, a Pioneer CT-F1250 cassette deck, a Pioneer RT-909 reel-to-reel, a Pioneer TX-7800 Servo Locked Tuner, and a Pioneer A-77X integrated amplifier....the rest of it is all orphaned equipment!


Jason

TonyTony
02-11-2009, 11:08 PM
I have
3 spec 1
1 spec 4
1 spec 2
9800 II tuner
EQ ( i forgot the number IT is the one without the lights )
1250 cass
sx 1980
pd 65 cd

and some other stuff

jgmacv
02-14-2009, 09:47 PM
Time to update

SX-D7000(2)
SX-3900
SX-D5000(3)
SX-3800
SX-580
SX-60
SA-8800
SA-1050
A-9 (2)
A-8
SG-9800
SG-9500
SG-550
SG-60
SG-9
SR-303(3)
SR-9
SR-60
RG-2(3)
RG-9
RG-60
CT-F750
DT-5
DT-510
DT-540
PL-7
PL-250
PD-M6(2)
PD-M70
F-90
F-70
PD-F907

http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo48/jgmacv/levisdeer176.jpg

That's all I can think of for now. Above is a sampling (how'd that JVC A-X9 get in there?)

pupsik46
02-17-2009, 01:17 PM
I have SX-3900. Nice receiver, needs some cleanup.

shacky
02-17-2009, 07:07 PM
My SX-950 is back in rotation after picking up nice faceplate to replace the one I had with a big ole gouge on the bottom front.

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q227/shacky1973/IMGP3899.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q227/shacky1973/IMGP3892.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q227/shacky1973/IMGP3906.jpg

solserenade
02-22-2009, 11:51 AM
My first 'stereo' was a SX-780 (1980)
Now in use: SX-650

In closet (backup) PL-514 TT

automojo
02-22-2009, 11:55 AM
Wow-old 2004 thread:scratch2:

Duffinator
02-22-2009, 12:06 PM
Wow-old 2004 thread:scratch2:It's a current thread that started in 2004. :thmbsp:

dbsupercrew
02-22-2009, 12:35 PM
Current Pioneer inventory

SX-650
SX-780
SX-890
SX-950
SX-1280
SX-1980
DT-540
PL-100

Telepathic
02-23-2009, 11:05 PM
A Pioneer Elite VSX-56TXi is my poor mans pre amp. I use it to drive my center channel and surrounds. An Adcom 5500 drives my front speakers and a 5400 runs my back surrounds. It's an underated piece of gear IMHO. Built like a tank and a pretty decent sounding mosfet amp under the hood. My jack of all trades player is the trusty Pioneer Elite DV-47Ai. Love the I Link.

onepixel
02-23-2009, 11:17 PM
I'm surprised more people with Spec gear don't have a PL-C590 or PL-610/630 to match your gear. They are sweet TT's. :yes:

They would have a PLC-590 if they could find them. :D

This PLC-590 the only piece of Pioneer gear I have left. Gone are the PL-570, SL-D2, SX-950, SX-1050 (2), SA-9100, TX-9100, CT-F7171, SX-3600, HPM-100, SE-50. It was fun but can't keep them all!

Duffinator
02-23-2009, 11:28 PM
They would have a PLC-590 if they could find them. :D

This PLC-590 the only piece of Pioneer gear I have left. And you're saving it for me right?:beerchug:

rockin1150
02-27-2009, 02:25 PM
My newest addition, a Pioneer! vsx-3600. 100wpc @ 8ohms, sounds great! metal volume knob, remote..really cool for 1990.

philliam
02-28-2009, 08:03 PM
Not a lot of Pioneer gear has found its way to 'Philliam's House 'o Wayward Stereos', but the following is in constant use:

SX-550 driving old Advent 1's in the garage
HPM-100's and PD-M455 CD Player (on loan to a friend)
another PD-M455 in the living room rack
CT-F6262 (works, but somewhat outclassed by the in-house competition of a Nak BX-100 and TEAC R425)

Question: is the SX-550 (in great cosmetic & electronic shape) too good to be relegated to the garage? I have a mid-80's Onkyo TX-844 that could do the same job...just wonderin'.

pioneernut
03-03-2009, 10:15 PM
Ok my insanity has increased, but more vintage in the house even though I got duplicates of the SA-900 and TX-900.

Main System
M-91
C-91
F-91
CT-91a
PD-65
PD-F17
RT-707
PL-610
DSS-7

Future son's System - My original system
A-717
F-717
CT-S800
PD-7100

Work Bench
SX-1500TD
CT-S600

Son's current System
SA-900
TX-900
CT-F615

Future Daughter System crossing fingers wifey is due in June 09 :thmbsp:
SA-900
TX-900

Home Theater/Family room
DV-09
M-72
SP-99D

Total 23

donberry
03-08-2009, 12:22 PM
My Pioneer equipment;
Pioneer Spec 2

Pioneer Spec 1

Pioneer CT-F1000

Pioneer HPM-150 (I absolutely LOVE these speakers)

Pioneer HPM-100 (nice but not even in same playing field as the HPM-150)

Picking up a RT-909 at end of the month to complete the basic rack

stereofisher
03-08-2009, 06:50 PM
I like certain brands for certain things:

Amps:
System 1 LR Pioneer QX 8000 Receiver
System 2 Shop SX 850 Receiver
System 3 Bedroom SA 730 Integrated Amp

I just put the SA 730 amp online last month. Dont know much about this model. Have not gotten around to researching it. Looks like it is from the
80s. I have been looking for a compact component for my quarters for 6 months. Finally got two,a Sony and a Dual. Won on Ebay. Got the Pioneer from the landfill. Free! Cleaned the cabinet and fired it up on the bench. Worked,did not need to Deoxit the controls. Great sounding little amp. Put this laptop on it last night.

Did the same with turntables:
System 1 Dual 1229 Shure V15
System 2 Dual 1009 Shure M97
System 3 Dual 1009SK Shure M91ED

Just got the Dual 1009SK up and running. Took a 2nd 1009 off the bedroom set and replaced it with the 1009SK. The 1009SK adds cue,antiskate, and a better arm. Tracks lighter.

Tape Teac. You get the idea. Specializing on a given brand. Make it easier to repair. Motors are similar on most Duals. Clleaning and oiling motors is down to 15 minutes! I have a nice Miracord 50H on the bench. Nice unit with a completely different motor.

yamadog1998
03-11-2009, 11:25 AM
SX-780 Tuner
SA-7100 Amp
PL-510A Phono
DV-38A Elite Dvd/Cd

And Klipsh R-5 Towers X4

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg204/deadhead12_2007/001-1.jpg

BobHelms
03-13-2009, 12:54 AM
Sounds good to me...

db297
03-23-2009, 09:39 AM
Hi - I'm 54 years old, and just joined this group. I have just started putting together an audio system. Haven't really had one since I was in the Army in Okinawa in 1973, so it's been a long time.

I now have an SX-939 receiver, and 2 HPM-60 speakers.

I am currently bidding on a PL-530 TT on Ebay. Hopefully I'll get it.

I look forward to learning a lot from this group.

db

shacky
03-23-2009, 06:20 PM
Hi - I'm 54 years old, and just joined this group. I have just started putting together an audio system. Haven't really had one since I was in the Army in Okinawa in 1973, so it's been a long time.

I now have an SX-939 receiver, and 2 HPM-60 speakers.

I am currently bidding on a PL-530 TT on Ebay. Hopefully I'll get it.

I look forward to learning a lot from this group.

db

Nice setup :tresbon: How about some pics :yes:

Ed in Tx
03-23-2009, 06:48 PM
I am currently bidding on a PL-530 TT on Ebay. Hopefully I'll get it.



Does it have the original box and packing? Reason I mention this, I've seen quite a few beautiful turntables totaled beyond repair when people don't disassemble and pack the individual parts like the platter and dust cover properly, remove the tonearm weights and headshell and pack all that seperately, secure the tonearm with a twist tie, etc. Might want to check with the seller on that. Good Luck with it!

Ben-'JAMIN
03-25-2009, 02:55 PM
Sx-650
rt-707
ct-f2121
sx-202
se-505

musicdude2
03-25-2009, 09:30 PM
Sx-1250
plc-590
ct-f900

jhinkel
03-27-2009, 07:03 PM
I own a Pioneer sa-7100 integrated amp

db297
03-31-2009, 02:22 PM
Well, I'm just getting started after 25+ years. I now have:

SX-939 receiver
(2) HPM-60 speakers
PL-530 turntable

and I'm falling in love again.
db

jhinkel
04-01-2009, 09:32 PM
Good for you! Welcome to AK! :)

Petter
04-06-2009, 08:14 AM
TX-9500 II
TX-9800
SX-727
SA-900
SA-1000 ( 2 )
SA-9500
CT-f950
HPM-1100
HPM-150
Newly added:
RTU-11 open reel transport
MA-62A Mixing amplifier
2 x TAU-11 Tape amplifiers

cwall99
04-06-2009, 10:34 AM
Pioneer Elite VSX82-TXS (or something like that)

Tons of power into seven channels (okay, 130 watts), and its confgurable to bi-amp my front left and right speakers sending 130 watts to the woofers and another 130 watts to the mid-range and tweeters. I can push really high volume levels with no clipping, making it very listenable.

My left and right mains, B&W DM603 s3s, have two sets of speaker terminals to support bi-amping (and bi-wiring).

Onelongroove
04-14-2009, 11:54 AM
In my music room Im still using my Pl115d Turntable and an SA-408 amp. thirty odd years old and still working well.

scott440
04-14-2009, 08:25 PM
I have:

sx-8

pl-707

HPM 100

Petter
04-27-2009, 01:10 PM
Does carstereo count? Oh, I thought so...
But nvrmnd, just got some old goodies. Pio component from late -70's;
GM-4 and GM-120 amps, some casettedecks and TS- series speakers.
Just need the matching tuner and eq I remember Pio had. I had some of it back in the early -80's, and I missed that rich, mighty sound ever since.
Its classic silverface for the car!

gcarlberg
04-28-2009, 09:10 AM
For the record the following items are scattered thru the garage and office;
SA9500
SA9100
SA7500
SA7500 II
TX9500
TX9100
TX6500II
PL 630
PL 570
PL 550
PL 530
CT 9191
CT 2121
SG9500
SG9
RG1
SF850

Only BPC is allowed in the house

db297
04-28-2009, 10:19 AM
For the record the following items are scattered thru the garage and office;
SA9500
SA9100
SA7500
SA7500 II
TX9500
TX9100
TX6500II
PL 630
PL 570
PL 550
PL 530
CT 9191
CT 2121
SG9500
SG9
RG1
SF850

Only BPC is allowed in the house

Hey - I'll take your PL-630 & PL-570. They can be in my house. LOL
db

javamanad
04-28-2009, 08:05 PM
Currently in the "rack" SX-1250, SX-850, SX-1050, SX-650, SX-3600, SX-3700.

Speakerbox
05-03-2009, 07:47 AM
Pioneer Elite PD65. I'm very excited about owning a piece of Pioneer's Elite.

http://i335.photobucket.com/albums/m449/acmad_72/ellite.jpg

krf1
05-08-2009, 08:30 PM
I have, (and all are in active use):

SX-950
SX-790
SA-7700
SG-9500
TX-608
PL-630
PL-560
PL-12D

Kyle

sx1280jdr
05-18-2009, 10:55 AM
Wow! Lots a great lists here.

All the vintage Pioneer I have:
Sx-1280, SX-1080

Newer Pioneer:

VSX-1016TXV-K

Rod G-6000
05-18-2009, 11:05 AM
Only a few pieces here:

QX-8000A Quad
PL-510A TT
DV-C302D 3 Disc player

hennessy
05-25-2009, 01:18 PM
I started collecting Pioneer equipment from "black nineties" in March 2009. Probably they are not collectible yet, but the sound and build quality is relatively high. So far I got some nice pieces.

Main system:
C-91
F-91
A-88X (preamp section rebuilt, power supply upgraded)
SA-900D (same as A-88X, but without wood)
A-331 (little modified)
GR-777 - two units, one heavily upgraded.
CT-42
PD-65
PD-7300 (output modified)
PD-7500 (output totally modified)
PD-M900
DV-59AVi
DT-555
Yamaha M-80 (Totally modified and rebuilt, added lots of silver, copper, polypropylene, teflon, and Black Gates - couple explosions in the process)

Also in the rig:
SP-99D
SP-700D
Another F-91
F-551
F-449
CT-S707 (some components upgraded, copper added)
SR-60
EX-9000 (sound path components upgraded)
CU-VSX158 Touchscreen Remote Control
Don't laugh - Toshiba SD-3950 Swenson modded - cheap CD transport.
Canare cables

For ear damage I use several highly modified Cerwin-Vegas with replaced speakers, custom crossovers, porting, and damping (Main pair: 500W RMS). For music listening - Infinity CS3007.

4player
06-01-2009, 05:16 AM
a complete prelude 700 with matching tx-5300 tuner,and a ct-f2121 tape deck

wtaylorbasil
06-01-2009, 07:34 AM
I have, (and all are in active use):

SX-950
SX-790
SA-7700
SG-9500
TX-608
PL-630
PL-560
PL-12D

Kyle

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Hi krf1, (or any member who can help)
As you have 3 turntables, you may have an answer. I have a PL 71 turntable with fitted arm and a Sony cartridge. Connected to a SA 8100 amp it palys fine. When I connect other Universal headshell one with ADC XLM Mk II and the other Audio Technica 95E cartridges, there is no output from the amp-just a light hum. When I connect each of the headshells to my Rotel RP3000 turntable, they all play fine through the same amp. Is the connection of the PL 71 different so the other two do not have outputs?
Your help will be greatly appreciated.
Regatds
William

Rendlan
06-03-2009, 04:47 AM
Got myself a SA-508 at a second-hand store the other day. Seems to have a problem with left channel playing intermittently. Probably a dirty pot or leaking caps?

Pioneer:

SA-508
T-6600 R2R

Speakers:

B&O Beovox X25

richd860
06-04-2009, 05:47 PM
I have had a few peices,and let them go(sorry).Currently I have :

sx 1250
sx 880
sx 550
sx450
A-90 amp (it's currently on the bay)


speakers
________

HPM 900
CS 77a
CS J821Q

I had:

tx 9800 tuner
C 21 pre-amp
sx 737


Gotta love Pioneer!!!!

neodoc
06-06-2009, 06:34 PM
The list is on my sig.

piosx
06-07-2009, 08:10 PM
Sx-1250
rt-909
sg-9800
hpm 100
empire 208 tt

piosx
06-07-2009, 08:11 PM
Just completed and happier than a pig in poo !!!

aussiedan
06-12-2009, 09:15 AM
Newb here too. Not much good stuff yet.
SSX 1000 reciever amp

PD F505 CDfile

SPL 100 turntable

CT F2121 cassette deck

CT 20 cassette deck

The reciever is defintly a SSX 1000 as written on the tag. Seems odd.
I have been collecting Pioneer stuff for about six months. I'll get there.
I agree, MadPioneer wins!!

retrodude
06-12-2009, 09:13 PM
first receiver I ever purchased SX-727, used in 1977
now have:
SA-708
SX-750
SX-580
SX-550

richd860
06-21-2009, 05:45 PM
I know that I posted my stuff here a couple of weeks ago,but on wed this week,I will have a new addition to the collection:an sx 1280!!! Can't wait!!!!

Stephen J
06-22-2009, 09:48 PM
Just gettin' warmed up myself ! I bought 2 vintage pair of Speakers CS 99A's and CS 701A's. :thmbsp: I had them hooked up to an h/k receiver in my garage to test them out and someone started talkin' 'bout callin the police. :butt2: So now they are in my house while I seek out a vintage Pioneer receiver to power them...SX 650...850 maybe.
S.M

Thorzdad
06-24-2009, 06:29 AM
My lone Pioneer piece is the SX-650 I bought new, back in '75 or '76. Still works great, though the lights sometimes flicker, especially at startup, and the volume pot is a little touchy, especially when turned down low.

The biggest problem I have with it is attaching any new peripherals, like a DVD player. You can't plug anything new into either of the two on-board power outlets, because the old outlets can't accept polarized plugs. No big deal, of course.

Tarl Of Gor
06-28-2009, 10:23 PM
The dungeon!

Petter
06-30-2009, 11:14 AM
[QUOTE=Petter;2191934]Got a near mint set of HPM-150![/QUO

Petter
06-30-2009, 11:15 AM
TX-9500 II
TX-9800
SX-727
SA-900
SA-1000 ( 2 )
SA-9500
CT-f950
HPM-1100
Got a near mint set of HPM-150!

Bought a SPEC-2 today.

Stephen J
07-01-2009, 06:12 AM
I am building from the outside in ....So far a pair of CS 99A's & a pair of CS 701A's....:music: I haven't found my ''Silverface''....receiver as of yet. I hooked those speakers to an h/k receiver to test them..:thmbsp: :thmbsp:
wow..best sound I've ever owned ! But then I'm a relative newbie :D
S.J

chicks
07-03-2009, 09:35 PM
Picked up my one and only Pioneer component, the first Pioneer I've ever owned, IIRC, last week at GW for $20. This PL-71 TT:

http://www.chicksolutions.com/speakers/100_1379.JPG

goandy89
07-03-2009, 09:39 PM
i have a set of pioneer cs-803's

VintageFreq
07-03-2009, 09:41 PM
Picked up my one and only Pioneer component, the first Pioneer I've ever owned, IIRC, last week at GW for $20. This PL-71 TT:...

Nice.........! :thmbsp:

Mike :D

DragonMaster
07-03-2009, 09:54 PM
My only Pioneer: DV-588A value universal DVD player. Bought for SACD compatibility, but it doesn't sound good.

Arkay
07-03-2009, 09:55 PM
Right now, the Pioneer in my main (living room) audio system includes a PL-C590 turntable, and in the HT/AV system are two Pioneer Laserdisk players, the LD-X1, another Japanese-market-only LD+CD player (whose model number I'm too lazy to go check), along with an Elite series 300-DVD carousel changer.

Awaiting "surgery" to replace a broken tonearm wire is the PL-L1. It will definitely go in the main system, once any form of manual for how to do that is procured and the procedure is done, or once I get the guts (or stupidity) to try to do it "cold". It is my understanding that there are some delicate balances in the assembly of that linear-tracking arm that shouldn't be attempted without proper knowledge of the procedures, so I haven't attempted it (yet).

Among the receivers used in rotation elsewhere I have:
SX-1250
SX-1010
SX-1050
SX-950
...and in the storage room are a few more Pioneer units, including a CT-950 and some more LD players and maybe one or two more units.

BwanaJim
07-03-2009, 10:16 PM
Just one right now.......
Pioneer vsx 9900s with a blown preamp but it sound's great in "direct" mode......

I like running "barefoot"

riverrat
07-03-2009, 10:51 PM
PD-65 Elite CDP. Bought it to flip, frankly but its such a nice piece that its in the rotation for now.

SA-7100 amp brought out of mothballs for time being as well. So more Pioneer than I've had in awhile!

sirianni
07-05-2009, 08:20 PM
I just bought the SPEC 4 had it serviced and Bi-Amped my DQ-10's

Dr Tinear
07-05-2009, 09:23 PM
I'm using an SX-880 as a stereo power amp and tuner in an A/V system. It sounds great driving a pair of Von Schweikert VR-2000 speakers.

I also have a small A/V system set up in the basement, with only two speakers, that uses a 1970-vintage SA-500 integrated amp. It sounds very good and plays louder than I would expect from an amp with a 10 WPC rating.

Kierkegaard
07-08-2009, 07:16 AM
I have an SA-9800, SG-9800, RG-2, TX-D1000, U-24, DT-400, a Thorens TD 166 MkII in stainless, and it's all driving a pair of B&W XTs. I guess it's safe to say I love silver ....

Duffinator
07-08-2009, 09:19 AM
I have an SA-9800, SG-9800, RG-2, TX-D1000, U-24, DT-400, a Thorens TD 166 MkII in stainless, and it's all driving a pair of B&W XTs. I guess it's safe to say I love silver ....
Beautiful setup. :thmbsp:

shacky
07-08-2009, 07:14 PM
I have an SA-9800, SG-9800, RG-2, TX-D1000, U-24, DT-400, a Thorens TD 166 MkII in stainless, and it's all driving a pair of B&W XTs. I guess it's safe to say I love silver ....

Where'd you get that cabinet? Very nice :thmbsp:

Kierkegaard
07-08-2009, 07:36 PM
Thanks Duff and Shacky ... the cabinet is by Charles Eames. I bought it years ago from Modernica (which I think went out of business), but I'm pretty you can also get them in different configurations from Herman Miller or Design Within Reach.

Locomotion
07-18-2009, 10:18 AM
My Pioneer equipment:
SX-1080 Receiver
PD-F407 CD Rack/Player
SD-T43W1 Hi-Fi Wide Screen Television 52"
DT-550 Audio Digital Timer
I Love It All!

squeekypete
07-18-2009, 01:52 PM
This is the stereo system that I have in my workroom. Pioneer: tuner TX-60,
Tape Deck:CT-F900,Int. Amp:SA-8800,EQ:SG-750,Tape Deck:CT-F750,
Processor:RG-60&Luxman CD Player:DZ-111.http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=160152&stc=1&d=1247943076

fastbike
07-20-2009, 07:23 AM
Currently have an SA-7800, SX-780, SX-750, SX-727, PL-51, PL-L800.
Planning on veneering all the cabinets. May decide to build new cabs instead.
Will probably sell the PL-L800. Too many TT's and I don't play this one.:music:

siamac
07-25-2009, 02:14 AM
Some PIONEER HEADPHONES .. SE-L25 ...:banana:

http://img5.imagebanana.com/img/3q4d0lo4/aa1200.jpg (http://img5.imagebanana.com/)

Petter
07-25-2009, 03:39 AM
Just picked up an sg-9800 equalizer from the bay. Collection is growing..

YamahaFreak
07-25-2009, 03:08 PM
Some PIONEER HEADPHONES .. SE-L25 ...:banana:

http://img5.imagebanana.com/img/3q4d0lo4/aa1200.jpg (http://img5.imagebanana.com/)
What, and not what's under them? :lmao:

siamac
07-25-2009, 03:56 PM
What, and not what's under them? :lmao:


http://img5.imagebanana.com/img/4zu6knu7/PL61111006.jpg (http://img5.imagebanana.com/)

YamahaFreak
07-25-2009, 04:05 PM
http://img5.imagebanana.com/img/4zu6knu7/PL61111006.jpg (http://img5.imagebanana.com/)

There we go :banana:

John C.
08-01-2009, 08:26 PM
Pioneer PDR-509 CD recorder.

Great for needledrops.

Hendrix416
08-13-2009, 11:58 PM
So far: TX-6500 II tuner
CT-F6262 tape deck
VSX-D209 A/V multichannel receiver

Other equipment includes
Technics SH-GE70 eq
JVC CD+G video CD player
RCA LAB-1500 turntable
Realistic Optimus 50 and0
Realistic Optimus speakers

Doing my best to find someone who will trade my receiver and eq for a matching integrated amp I like my speakers but if I ever come across some HPM100s the other speakers...er they will probably go into the other room.

fastbike
08-17-2009, 08:30 PM
Sa-7800, sx-780, sx-750, sx-727, sa-1050, pl-l800, pl-51, pl-12d

gatorvrx
08-17-2009, 08:42 PM
Picked up an SX 939 today, so I've got an SX 780, 838, and 939. HPM 100 speakers, and that's about it......... So far!

Metalownz
08-18-2009, 12:33 AM
I just got my Pioneer SX-980 on Saturday for $50.00. Works and looks flawlessly.

scott440
08-21-2009, 08:09 AM
Pioneer Spec 1
Pioneer Spec 2
Pioneer pl-707
Pioneer hpm-100

moermusic2
09-01-2009, 08:30 PM
SA 9500II integrated
PDR 555 RW recorder

plus some (starts with S) stuff Sony PSX6 TT, CE 275 disk changer, TCK35 deck

gatorvrx
09-01-2009, 08:39 PM
Right now I have a few systems in various rooms with Pioneer components:

Pioneer SX 838 w/HPM 100's
Pioneer SX 939 w/Polk M5's
Pioneer SX 780 w/New Large Advents

Love them all for what they are.

Tarl Of Gor
09-01-2009, 10:06 PM
Just added:

PL-530
SX-680

siamac
09-13-2009, 01:29 PM
Arrived yesterday: TX-7100


http://img5.imagebanana.com/img/gtiicqlk/TX7100003.jpg (http://img5.imagebanana.com/)

http://img5.imagebanana.com/img/nd6slq7/TX7100008.jpg (http://img5.imagebanana.com/)

krowmagnum
09-16-2009, 04:27 PM
My humble little collection recently started. About $100 in all of it.

SX-450 Receiver
SX 251R Receiver
CT W351R Dual Cassette Deck
CS-99a Speakers
HPM-1100 Speakers

Dr. Strangelove
09-16-2009, 04:31 PM
Arrived yesterday: TX-7100



I am not sure which I like more: Siamac's components, or Siamac's photos of his components!

Doc

siamac
09-20-2009, 10:16 AM
Thank you :thmbsp:

http://img5.imagebanana.com/img/ggieayrt/pplc1700007.jpg (http://img5.imagebanana.com/)

Metalownz
09-20-2009, 10:24 AM
Thank you :thmbsp:

http://img5.imagebanana.com/img/ggieayrt/pplc1700007.jpg (http://img5.imagebanana.com/)

Damn! Thats an amazing turntable! I used to have a PL55D i think, and it looked similar to yours. How does it sound?

siamac
09-20-2009, 10:32 AM
It sounds great, better than any other TT, I had before.
I loved my PL-55X, too, but not the vinyl veneer :no:

http://www.siamac.de/images/793ee299fe13b8301.jpg



www.pioneer-vintage.de

Metalownz
09-20-2009, 06:39 PM
It sounds great, better than any other TT, I had before.
I loved my PL-55X, too, but not the vinyl veneer :no:

http://www.siamac.de/images/793ee299fe13b8301.jpg



www.pioneer-vintage.de

Thats the same exact model i had. It had alot of issues, and i ended up giving it away.

Ziplock74
09-20-2009, 07:15 PM
a Pioneer SX-650 and a PL-516 automatic return tt.

jwfabrie
09-21-2009, 01:27 AM
Thank you :thmbsp:

http://img5.imagebanana.com/img/ggieayrt/pplc1700007.jpg (http://img5.imagebanana.com/)

Whow! That is one great lookin TT :thmbsp:

siamac
09-21-2009, 01:21 PM
Thank you ! The next is yours !

:beerchug:

KC4ZOC
09-21-2009, 10:49 PM
http://img5.imagebanana.com/img/4zu6knu7/PL61111006.jpg (http://img5.imagebanana.com/)

:jawdrop: Siamac, that is one rad system! :rockon:

My modest stack;
VSX 498 Digital Dolby THX Main Sys
DV C302D 3-up DVD player
CT W205R Dual cassette deck with hi-speed synch-dub
:sigh:

Yeah, it's modern, if you want to call a 12year old system modern. Nope, it ain't vintage. I am a late starter just gettin into the vintage stuff.

Les

Edriz
09-25-2009, 12:05 PM
Well, lets see
SX-1980
PL-200
CT-F950
CT-F750
SG-9800 EQ and a
RT-707

I think thats about it but I'm eyeing a PL-7 turntable too

creative86
10-08-2009, 08:30 PM
Long term collector but I've been doing some serious weeding out this past year.
Currently I am running:
SX-1250 Receiver
SG-9500 Equalizer
RG-2 Dynamic Processor
SR-303 Reverb
SP-101 Surround Processor
MA-100 Multimixing Amplifier
TVX-9500 TV Sound Tuner
DT-500 Timer
RC-760 Remote Control Center
P-D70 CD Player
CT-F9191 Cassette Player
HR-100 8 Track Player-Recorder
RT-1020 Reel to Reel
PL-570 Turntable
(4) HPM-100 Speakers, 100 watt versions
(4) HPM-100 Speakers, 200 watt versions
Various vintage Pioneer headphones, including the pretty one.

Live_Wire
10-08-2009, 09:28 PM
Just one piece. A daul tape deck, CT-W616DR. Works quite well and I like it :)

paul w
10-09-2009, 05:42 PM
As mentioned in the introduction section, I joined this forum to get some info about my old (and much cherished) stereo system, a Pioneer Prelude 600, bought way back in 1976.

The amp is an SA-5300, the turntable is an SPL-110, and the speakers are SCS-12.

I also added a Pioneer tuner, TX-5300, bought off ebay a few weeks ago. I've read a few reviews and it's not the greatest tuners, but it matches my system as the case is exactly the same as the amp; same dials and everything, so it matches quite well.

paul w
10-09-2009, 05:43 PM
Have to add, looking at all the stuff here, I really like the style of the era.

MarkW1973
10-10-2009, 01:33 PM
SX-650, SX-780....and more to come :-)

hatrack71
10-10-2009, 01:53 PM
Pioneer in my collection:
SM-83
PL-31D
HPM-100s

Based on the performance of these, I'm always on the lookout for more!

jrhallra
10-15-2009, 06:00 PM
Hello All, Newby here my system consist of the following

Sansui 909db
Poineer HPM-100's
Pioneer SG-9800 EQ
Nakamichi BX-300 Tape Deck
42' VIZIO Flat Panel

bobble
10-22-2009, 02:00 PM
Hi from the UK. :wave:
After almost 20 years being stored and carried from home to home, I'm now using my PL-570 TT and SX-650 receiver (with some IMF Super Compact 2 speakers) . :D
I'd forgotten how good these sound; now I'm debating some minor restoration work if I can find somewhere to put them. :scratch2:

More-modern .... I'm considering a Pio LX home cinema receiver when I've saved up enough for an Oppo blu-ray and M&K speakers to upgrade my current Denon amp, Onkyo DVD & Jamo's. :thmbsp:

Hendrix416
10-26-2009, 07:44 PM
Current system:

TX-6500 II
SA-5800
CT-F6262
Sony MDS-JE320 MiniDisc Player
JVC CD/VCD/CD+G player
Compaq Pesario Tower
DirecTV
RCA Lab-1200 Turntable
Realistic Optimus 1000 speakers

Stu.
11-02-2009, 07:24 AM
Just want to say great forum, I canít say how excited I was to find there is a forum dedicated to Pioneer hi-fi


DV-444S

I love this little DVD player brought it from new, I was told that it was one of the first DVD players to have a GUI for mp3ís ,not sure if this is true ?

PD-S904
A300R

Also had these from new, I love the 904 and itís outlasted many other systems Iíve had.

A-Z960M
PD-Z960M

Brought these recently as an impulse buy on eBay, a classic piece of pioneer black death from the early 90ís.wanted one of these since I was a kid and I have now got it hooked up though some new TDL studio 10ís, they can be quite heavy on the bass but this makes it great fun and I really enjoy listing to this system!

SX-535

Recently brought this on looks alone, but Iím amazed at its performance for such an old piece of equipment! Being used daily in the bedroom (or should that be nightly!)

bliss53
11-02-2009, 07:46 AM
Very short list.

Pioneer Reciever SX-737
Pioneer Elite Kuro Projector PRO-FPJ1

asteve76
11-02-2009, 03:01 PM
Just took possession of a rig my brother gave me.
He's had these since new (prob early 90s) and according to him cost around £1100

F-Z570L Digital Synthesizer Tuner
A-Z370 Amplifier
GR-Z370 Graphic Equalizer
CT-Z370WR Twin Cassette Deck
PD-Z970M Multiplay Compact Disc Player
S-Z370 3 Way Speaker System
S-X7A Surround Speaker System

I'm now looking to add to this set up with the following (maybe)

SP-Z570 Sound Field Processor
CLD-M90 CD CDV/LD Player

sidbartos
11-04-2009, 10:25 AM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/38242085@N02/4074779211/

My SX-535, PL-115D, CS-G203's

Anyone know how to put pictures directly in a post, not just a link? I can't seem to figure it out no matter what I try

TommyV
11-04-2009, 09:13 PM
Pioneer TX-7500 tuner.

Pioneer PDP-5080 plasma upstairs in HT.

Pioneer BDP-51FD player downstairs in 2ch analog setup for all my movies and CDs.

paul w
11-06-2009, 12:03 AM
Amp is SA-5300, turntable is SPL-110, speakers are SCS-12, and just got a TX-5300. Turntable and speakers owned since new...1976.

SX-1010
11-09-2009, 12:38 PM
The heart of my system is a SX-1010.
And it is combined with a CT-F7171

Just love the design on the 1973-74-75 's

Pictures are on the way

bendoggie
11-15-2009, 04:27 PM
hello to all from this newby. My Pioneer goodies are:
Elite M-90 Amp
Elite C-90 Preamp
Elite F-91 Tuner

mjcmt
11-18-2009, 11:39 AM
Pioneer Elite A-35R integrated amp (Model A209 in UK)
4 ohm stable amp, 45wpc @ 8 ohms, 65wpc @ 4 ohms
Mosfet amp section
5 audio inputs, plus MM phono input

Great little integrated w/ a smooth tube-like sound that allows music to flow through. Enjoyable to listen to.

Petter
11-21-2009, 03:32 PM
just added this pic in a norwegian hifisite, so why not here too?

siamac
11-22-2009, 05:48 AM
Nice mermaid :D

Petter
11-22-2009, 09:19 AM
Nice mermaid :D

hahahaha, shes vintage as well!

larryderouin
11-23-2009, 03:47 AM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/38242085@N02/4074779211/

My SX-535, PL-115D, CS-G203's

Anyone know how to put pictures directly in a post, not just a link? I can't seem to figure it out no matter what I try

Open a new tab/window. Open up photobucket (or your photo dump of choice).....
Put your pics up @ Photo where-ever. Once there the pic will have a list of HTML options. One of them is an IMG. Right click the IMG link. It automatically copies. Then tab back to your AK post and PASTE the link in the text. It's already formatted. Preview the reply. Post if OK.

I just sold my 535 to a guy (another Submariner) who had one with a bad channel. He absolutely loves them. This one I re-capped, new diodes, etc. So he got a darn near new running unit for a bit more than I paid for it.

What are you using for a cart on the 115D. I've got a 400v.3 Stanton and a V15F Pickering with an elliptical on a spare headshell. Good CHEAP carts and the styli hold up well.

Larry

PunkSweeper
11-23-2009, 05:28 AM
Pair of HPM-40's, second-gen with white coated carbon fiber cones.

I like 'em.

vdplag
11-28-2009, 06:47 PM
So far: All Pioneer

SX-1080 receiver
PL-530 turntable
HPM 100's
RT-1011L
SGH-9800 equalizer
RG-1 Dynamic Expander
SR-202W

dbsupercrew
11-28-2009, 06:51 PM
SX950:music:
SX950:music:
SX650:music:
SX1050:music:
SX1280:music:
SX1980:music:

moinau
11-28-2009, 07:03 PM
SA8800
HPM100
PRO-940HD Elite
DV-58AV Elite Player
:music::music:

sidbartos
11-28-2009, 07:22 PM
Open a new tab/window. Open up photobucket (or your photo dump of choice).....
Put your pics up @ Photo where-ever. Once there the pic will have a list of HTML options. One of them is an IMG. Right click the IMG link. It automatically copies. Then tab back to your AK post and PASTE the link in the text. It's already formatted. Preview the reply. Post if OK.

I just sold my 535 to a guy (another Submariner) who had one with a bad channel. He absolutely loves them. This one I re-capped, new diodes, etc. So he got a darn near new running unit for a bit more than I paid for it.

What are you using for a cart on the 115D. I've got a 400v.3 Stanton and a V15F Pickering with an elliptical on a spare headshell. Good CHEAP carts and the styli hold up well.

Larry

For the 115D Im just using a A-T 95E..it needed a new cart when I bought it so I was trying to go with the most budget choice but still good quality. I upgraded from a cheap 80s pioneer TT that just had a a little snap in stylus so Im very happy with the whole system so far.

Tarl Of Gor
11-28-2009, 08:56 PM
sidbartos,

To add pics click on the Go Advanced tab below. Then on the next page that comes up you can either click on the tab above where there is a link that looks like a mountain and you can upload the pic from a picture hosting site. Or you can scroll down to where it says Mangage Attachments and can just add a thumbnail of the pic.

Juiceman
11-30-2009, 12:03 AM
Lets see...

SA-9100 Amp
TX-9100 Tuner
VSX-7300 Video\Audio Receiver
VP-1000 Laser Disk Player

krowmagnum
11-30-2009, 05:12 PM
Finally got an all Pioneer system I'm pretty happy with.

So far... :D

BPC Pioneer CDP
SX-780 receiver
SG-9500 Equalizer
RG-1 Processor
SA-9500 Amp (needs work)
CS-99A speakers

Hopefully I'll have a pair of HPM-100's by the time the SA-9500 is fixed.

ralphstock67
01-01-2010, 11:47 PM
Pioneer is the best!!!

My rig ( all mint, all pioneer)
sx-1050 reciever
ct-f8282 cassette deck
pl-12d 2 turntable
sg 9800 equalizer
cs-63dx speakers
cs-a700 speakers

also own
sx-750 reciever
sx-828 reciever

wish list
cs-99a speakers
pl-500-600 series turntable

danj
01-08-2010, 12:31 AM
UPDATE:

Gone are the SX-626 (had a major failure) and SX-780 (given as a gift to a dear friend).

Current Pioneers are:

PL-570 turntable (original 1970s model). I've had this a long time and plan on having it until either it or I shuffle off our mortal coil.

CT-F505 cassette deck. I like this vintage deck because it's so easy to work on. It had a dead channel, rewind didn't work, and it played too slowly. After a few hours troubleshooting and repairing it's working fine. This may be a entry level but its sound is first rate now that it's all aligned and calibrated to factory-or-better specs. The 505 is a CT-F500 with slightly different cosmetics - black trim and meter faces instead of the silver & yellow of the 500.


http://i720.photobucket.com/albums/ww206/djohnfot/records/008.jpg

Always looking to add to the collection.

M0t0wn
01-11-2010, 09:25 PM
Just rearranged my Garage system today.
Mainly Pioneers, from the bottum up; the amplifier is a SA-9500 then a CS-F1000, SG-9500, the latest addition a TX-D1000, next a NAD 5330 CD player and on top a RG-1.

Of to the side not in the picure but hooked to the amp up is a CTM5R, a casette player that holds 6 cassettes.
I-pod Doc is also connected just not visible.
In the summer a PL-50 TT is hooked up.

HPM 100 are on shelves, there are two pioneer bookshelf speakers hooked up for when I am working in the back yard.

I just got a new (used) vehicle and I need to spend some time on that to sort it out so that I can put my old car up for sale.

Thank you all helped fixing up the SA-9500 and the CS-F1000


http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=188912&d=1263169854

Hunt55
01-11-2010, 10:28 PM
After finishing paying college tuitions, I decided to bring my old pioneer stereo system up to date and run it with my new Sony flat screen and surround sound.

Original syscom system: SA-1040, TX-940, CT-940, PL-740, DT-540, SG-540 and CS-A9000 speakers.

Collected over the last 18 months:
A-80, CT-F1250, CT-F1000, MA-100, CA-100, CT-90R, SG-90, DT-510, DT-400, SR-303, RG-2, TX-D1000, U-24 and CS-99a speakers. All in excellent or mint condition and working with the exception that I need to have the CT-90R brought peak working condition.

Looking to add HPM-100 speakers (200W), C-21 and SA-9800 (silver)

Wishing for F-26 tuner and CT-A9.

calasanz
01-22-2010, 05:35 AM
I, too, love Pioneer stuff!

CT-F500, CT-F600, PL-6A, PL-51A, PL-512, PL-514, PL-560, PL-L1000, SA-5800, SA-7600 (Japanese market version of the SA-606?) SA-708, SA-710, SA-9800, A-D3 (Japan ver. of the A-307R), SM-83, TX-410 and SX-590.

At the top of my wish list are a silverface CD player and HPM-100...

Hunt55
01-22-2010, 06:35 AM
I, too, love Pioneer stuff!

CT-F500, CT-F600, PL-6A, PL-51A, PL-512, PL-514, PL-560, PL-L1000, SA-5800, SA-7600 (Japanese market version of the SA-606?) SA-708, SA-710, SA-9800, A-D3 (Japan ver. of the A-307R), SM-83, TX-410 and SX-590.

At the top of my wish list are a silverface CD player and HPM-100...

There is a set of HPM-100s on ebay now. Not a lot of photos but look good. I am looking for a linear turntable. How is the PL-L1000?

moermusic2
01-22-2010, 06:52 PM
just added a second 9500 ll amp. first one on the bench for function board overhaul. 9100 tuner also a recent aquisition.

SX-1010
02-10-2010, 04:06 PM
Pioneer SX - 1010
Pioneer CT-F7171


All in great shape. I use the sx-1010 on an everyday basis.

Yhe veener on the components are in an astonishingly great shape .

These are now 36 years old.

Daniel Walte
02-13-2010, 04:08 PM
pioneer pl-1000 turntable still going strong bought in 1984 in germany. very nice turntable always sounds great, powerfull motor but always have to maintain very stable leveling of to achieve all things expected with it. Geuss thats do to linear tracking mechanism. Tracking at .8 gram with a grado cartridge stably.

70salesguy
02-13-2010, 04:16 PM
I just added this in the last few weeks.


http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd167/winnabowflash/Pioneer%20album/MVC-007F-6.jpg?t=1266099359

YamahaFreak
03-04-2010, 10:00 PM
I just added this in the last few weeks.


http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd167/winnabowflash/Pioneer%20album/MVC-007F-6.jpg?t=1266099359

OMG I want that clock. :D

lovemysansui
03-09-2010, 11:27 PM
sx-580
sx-1280 as sweet as the day it came out the box
sx-1980 redone cover and faceplate looks awesome
just recently got 1280 & 1980 couple months ago only ran a couple hours at low volume to make sure they functioned properly now just sitting on shelf with luxman c-1010 waiting to find some bad a@# speakers as soon as recoupe from the crunch these took out my wallet but ohhhh its gonna sound sweet cant wait

70salesguy
03-10-2010, 11:44 AM
I acquired this a few weeks ago. It didn't look like this when I got it, most of the switch levers were bent and it didn't work very well either. I was able to clean it up, straighten the levers and find the problems with it.

It performs beautifully now, I have it hooked up to my vintage Teac A2300-SX RTR and a pair of JBL L-200s and listening to them right now!

I have a soft spot for these SX-828 receivers. They were the TOTL unit from Pioneer when I went to work as the 70salesguy. I had a Pioneer SX-6000 receiver at the time, and later I bought a SA-9100 and a TX-9100. But I always had a fondness for the beautifully clean styling of these receivers and was glad to pick one up at a good price and bring it back to par.


http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd167/winnabowflash/Pioneer%20album/MVC-006F-3.jpg?t=1268242669


I thought I would add a photo of it in use right now! You will notice the Tape Mon 1 switch is down so I can play the Teac RTR. It is sitting on top of my 1934 Victrola.


http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd167/winnabowflash/Pioneer%20album/MVC-008F-4.jpg?t=1268243318

Metalownz
03-10-2010, 12:10 PM
I acquired this a few weeks ago. It didn't look like this when I got it, most of the switch levers were bent and it didn't work very well either. I was able to clean it up, straighten the levers and find the problems with it.

It performs beautifully now, I have it hooked up to my vintage Teac A2300-SX RTR and a pair of JBL L-200s and listening to them right now!

I have a soft spot for these SX-828 receivers. They were the TOTL unit from Pioneer when I went to work as the 70salesguy. I had a Pioneer SX-6000 receiver at the time, and later I bought a SA-9100 and a TX-9100. But I always had a fondness for the beautifully clean styling of these receivers and was glad to pick one up at a good price and bring it back to par.


http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd167/winnabowflash/Pioneer%20album/MVC-006F-3.jpg?t=1268242669


I thought I would add a photo of it in use right now! You will notice the Tape Mon 1 switch is down so I can play the Teac RTR. It is sitting on top of my 1934 Victrola.


http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd167/winnabowflash/Pioneer%20album/MVC-008F-4.jpg?t=1268243318

Absolutely gorgeous.

lab1dobie
03-10-2010, 04:48 PM
I'm rebuilding my system now. :banana: Right now I have:
Pioneer Elite A-35r integrated amp
Pioneer PL - 514 turntable - going with a Clearaudio Aurum or Ortofon 2m Blue
Teac A-3300 SX reel to reel
JVC XL-Z444 CD player

Speakers yet to be determined. Either PSB, Paradigm or Vandersteens.

YamahaFreak
03-11-2010, 09:40 AM
Beautiful receiver! I've got a lead on an SX-626 for a trade, if the guy will ever get back to me...:yes:

70salesguy
03-11-2010, 03:26 PM
Beautiful receiver! I've got a lead on an SX-626 for a trade, if the guy will ever get back to me...:yes:

That certainly is another wonderful receiver. It was probably a tie between the SX-525 and the SX-626 as far as which one I sold more of. The 525 was a great receiver on a budget, but quite a few people would "step up" another notch to the 626. In my store, we probably sold fewer SX-727 models than anything! That was because most people would go ahead and "pony up" the difference to get the TOTL SX-828.

All of the SX-x2x line were excellent units. I would heartily recommend that anyone take a good opportunity to pick up one of these receivers.

In spite of all the other more expensive and higher-powered gear that I have, I'll always be very fond of those silver-series blue dial Pioneer receivers. My "new" SX-828 pairs very well with the pair of JBL L-200s that it is driving right now.

Hope you get that SX-626! :thmbsp:

VintageFreq
03-11-2010, 04:03 PM
...All of the SX-x2x line were excellent units. I would heartily recommend that anyone take a good opportunity to pick up one of these receivers...

Got a 727 in the upstairs system! :music::thmbsp:

Mike :D

YamahaFreak
03-12-2010, 08:35 PM
That certainly is another wonderful receiver. It was probably a tie between the SX-525 and the SX-626 as far as which one I sold more of. The 525 was a great receiver on a budget, but quite a few people would "step up" another notch to the 626. In my store, we probably sold fewer SX-727 models than anything! That was because most people would go ahead and "pony up" the difference to get the TOTL SX-828.

All of the SX-x2x line were excellent units. I would heartily recommend that anyone take a good opportunity to pick up one of these receivers.

In spite of all the other more expensive and higher-powered gear that I have, I'll always be very fond of those silver-series blue dial Pioneer receivers. My "new" SX-828 pairs very well with the pair of JBL L-200s that it is driving right now.

Hope you get that SX-626! :thmbsp:

Thanks for the info, and I will be pursuing it. I could get it for as little as a trade for some battery chargers and a hard drive:D

Mozart1220
03-19-2010, 03:00 PM
My computer audio runs into my Klipsch KG 1.5's powered by an old Pioneer SA -620 amp I bought from a friend back in 1984. Not the highest end amp obviously, but it's been a workhorse. The pots need some cleaning but other than that it's working as well as when it was new. I just can't seem to part with it.

I'm also using the SG-50 EQ I found for $5 at a pawn shop about 10 years ago.

avionic
03-19-2010, 03:23 PM
The CD in my Yamaha CDP

ie. Sons of the Pioneers...:D

tombik
03-20-2010, 05:16 PM
My most favourite and personally used are my:
Pioneer cs-x3 speakers
Pioneer SX-650 receiver
In the car I am using Pioneer DEH-P4100SD
And our family uses Pioneer Kuro PDP 5090 TV

the architect
03-20-2010, 08:27 PM
pioneer pl-55x
pioneer sa-7500
pioneer tx-6500 II
pioneer rg-1

...also have sx-737 (not in use)

Mozart1220
03-24-2010, 10:00 PM
I just added this in the last few weeks.


http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd167/winnabowflash/Pioneer%20album/MVC-007F-6.jpg?t=1266099359


I thunk I used to own a deck like that! Does it have a quad playback?

Rad12008
03-27-2010, 08:24 PM
my system im building
DT-500
TX-D1000
RG-2
SR-303
SG-9800
CT-F950
RT-909
SPEC-1
SPEC-2
PL-L1000
it was my brothers sense 1980
and jbl 150 speakers:thmbsp:

ibdplummer
03-27-2010, 09:12 PM
PD-F407 25 disk cd changer , today at g__dwill for $12.50 , works perfect , needed one to match my receiver,VSX-D601 , CS-77A spkrs, "nearly Mint" ! SX-650,barely dirty !"not using" boxed-up in original box and packaging !:banana::music::thmbsp:

BOUXY
04-02-2010, 10:47 AM
Pioneer Rig:Hmmmmmmm let me think,ah yes I do have a middle of the road rather than a totle one......SA-7500,TX-7500,SG-9500,SG-9800,CT-F500,RT-707,RG-1,CS-99A's and cheating on this one Marantz SD-3000 alongside a SX-434! Oh yes I forgot that I picked up 90% of this up for the grand sum of under $100 Canadian at various thrift stores and garage sales in my local area.A little cleaning and it all works very nice as well as sounding awesome!

Rob357
04-13-2010, 05:38 PM
My Pioneer Rig

SX-680
SX-950
SX-1050
CT-F950
HPM-60

Lots of other vintage stuff as well.

Rob

sansuisammy
04-15-2010, 06:15 AM
I'm lucky enough to have a PLC-590 TT. It may not be the highest end, but I just loooove it!.:banana:

Ed in Tx
04-15-2010, 08:11 AM
I'm lucky enough to have a PLC-590 TT. It may not be the highest end, but I just loooove it!.:banana: Which tonearm do you have on it.. the PA-1000?

mfhale
04-15-2010, 09:48 AM
SX-1010 (my first working piece of vintage gear)
HPM-40 (could stand to be veneered)
Series 3000
- SA-3000
- TX-3000
- CT-3000
- PL-3000 (dustcover is in BAD shape)

Tower Boss
04-15-2010, 10:00 AM
Series 3000
- SA-3000
- TX-3000
- CT-3000
- PL-3000 (dustcover is in BAD shape)

Some great Pioneers! :yes: Nice to see another set, no turntable with mine though.

205734

Regards,
Mike

mfhale
04-15-2010, 10:23 AM
Some great Pioneers! :yes: Nice to see another set, no turntable with mine though.

205734

Regards,
Mike

Just picked up the 3000 gear yesterday. Needs the pots cleaned and a fresh stylus, but otherwise in pretty good shape.

I needed another system like another hole in the head, but I'd never seen a complete set before. Too bad the stand was long gone.

pioneervato
04-15-2010, 11:51 PM
In recent months I have added a beautiful SX-3800 and a PL-707. The 3800 is pulling duty in the living room and the PL-707 is spinning the grooves in the bedroom.

Masterdraco
04-25-2010, 07:04 PM
My pioneer rack cassette decks ctf 9191 ctf 500 ctf 750 ctf 700 ctf 2121 turntable pl41 receivers sx 3700 sx 1050 sx 650 sx 780 working on an sx 1250 sx-9 sx 60 equalizer sg 9500 reverberation amplifier sg9

shacky
04-25-2010, 10:20 PM
In recent months I have added a beautiful SX-3800 and a PL-707. The 3800 is pulling duty in the living room and the PL-707 is spinning the grooves in the bedroom.

As I recall that 3800 has one of the best phono specs ever :thmbsp:

pioneervato
04-25-2010, 10:43 PM
As I recall that 3800 has one of the best phono specs ever :thmbsp:

S/N 115 dB for the phono section. Pretty damn good for sure.

AvFan
04-28-2010, 11:36 PM
My modest and recently assembled rig includes:

SA-8500II
TX-8500II
PL-610

My son has my pair of CS-88s at college and his friends can't believe something so ancient can sound so good! Long gone components include a SX-525, PL-12DII and a CTF-2121 sold to a friend many years ago who still has it.

eagledriver
05-02-2010, 12:39 AM
I have a few pioneer items I've had since the early 80's and added a few more recently. Been a pioneer nut as far back as I can remember. Started my first system at age 21 with an SX 1050, PL 115D and a set of Bose 501 II's.

Right now I have:

DT-500 digital timer
SX 3900 receiver
RT 909 open reel deck
CT F1250 cassette deck
SG 9800 eq
SR 303 reverb amp
PL 1000 turntable
PD 6030 compact disc player

Recently picked up
PL 600 turntable
Spec 1 pre-amp
Spec 4 amp
Spec 2 amp (waiting on delivery)
TX 9800 tuner
HPM 100 speakers
RG 2 range expander

I'm in the process of gathering all the hardware to put together 2 JA-R2S rack systems with the Spec Equipment and the tape decks. Finally got all of the trays and handles just missing the steel cover for the TX 9800 tuner.

Just got the CT F1250 back from the shop and I'm in love with this thing all over again. Hadn't used it in years and had forgotten how much fun it was.

johnr1311
05-03-2010, 08:30 PM
Just got my first receiver - Pioneer SX-850

The A speaker inputs were working when I got it and they started cutting out and now they arent working. The B sides still work fine. Any ideas of how to solve this?

pioneervato
05-03-2010, 08:36 PM
Just got my first receiver - Pioneer SX-850

The A speaker inputs were working when I got it and they started cutting out and now they arent working. The B sides still work fine. Any ideas of how to solve this?

Sounds like dirty contacts to me. Lots of info on using DeOxit to clean your pots and switches. Do a search and should find all kinds of info. Here is a link where you can start.

Nice looking 850!

http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=207005

johnr1311
05-03-2010, 08:51 PM
Thanks for the link, and the compliment!

conv60
05-03-2010, 10:23 PM
SX 750 and just picked up a PL 518 TT last week, I am loving it.

Ron13a
05-08-2010, 12:06 PM
I just updated my sig to reflect my newest acquisition. A pair of HMP-100s!!!! Woo Hoo! After a couple of years of rocking the HPM-40s I have finally moved up to the big guns.

As you can see in my sig, all my gear is pioneer.

Tris
05-10-2010, 11:16 PM
Just got a 1972 sx-990 from a record shop in San Francisco. Compared to the 12 wpc hitachi I had before this, the sx-990 is perfection, the pots and buttons need some serious de-oxit work but no other problems to report. Just got it three days ago and already love it.

indyhawg
05-23-2010, 09:06 PM
Sx-1250
pl-112d

pioneervato
05-23-2010, 09:45 PM
Sx-1250
pl-112d

:thmbsp: on the 1250. Great receiver.