Pioneer CS-811 Opinions Please

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by DFAdams, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. DFAdams

    DFAdams New Member

    I just bought a pair of Pioneer CS-811 speakers. They're rough, but for the price I couldn't pass them up. I don't know anything about this particular model, but I suspect it is a middle of the line speaker, possibly 80's vintage. Any and all info on these would be greatly appreciated.

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  2. DFAdams

    DFAdams New Member

  3. IXLR8

    IXLR8 AK Subscriber Subscriber

    They are from the later mid to late 70's. The model above yours is the CS-911 and one below, and yours proved very popular during their day. They are often over shaddowed here by the wonderful Pioneer HPM speakers but they cost the same or more back then. How do yours sound to you?

  4. HatchetJack

    HatchetJack Chillin' The Most

    I have not listened to that particular model but usually the mid 80's Pioneer
    sound kinda good. If they were mine, I would heat up that cone with a
    hairdryer and see if it will pop back out. A shop vac hose might pull it
    out or bend a lttle barb in the end of a pin/needle and pierce it and pull
    it out that way then dab a drop of shoe goo or black silicone and see what
    they sound like. Might be ok for garage or basement party speakers or even
    flip them to double or tripple your money.
  5. DFAdams

    DFAdams New Member

    I haven't even hooked them up. They need some serious repair work, a couple of cones, surrounds, and I'm sure the crossovers need recapped, but they were dirt cheap and it'll give me something to do, so I bought them.
  6. DFAdams

    DFAdams New Member

    I may flip them down the road, but right now they're just something to play with.
  7. BrocLuno

    BrocLuno AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Well, do you best as this will be a good test speaker for ideas. The dust caps can be massaged out with vacuum and a little warmth, or maybe a slow pull with some blue masking tape. Other tapes leave a residue. With that big a box and front baffle, I'll bet they will benefit from a front/back brace just above the woofer cut out. Looks like kind of a neat project :)
  8. khyber

    khyber New Member

    Greetings, I picked up a pair of CS-66A's at a antique store to use while I serviced my vandersteens. They were $90 and in great shape under the dust. That was two months ago. I was so pleased last week I ordered a pair of HPM-100 off the net. As HPM-100's go I paid top dollar, but if they work out I'll keep them. Last fall I found a AE-25 Superamp and it drives the CS-66A's beautifully. Enjoy your experiment.

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