Pioneer SE L40 Restoration

Discussion in 'Headphones' started by haggy38, Nov 4, 2017.

  1. haggy38

    haggy38 Active Member

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    I was able to get this vintage pioneer headphones in poor shape, lots of nicotine residue everywhere... and rough shape!!

    I will try to restore this beautiful headphones and see if is possible to save the original 38-70IF drivers

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  2. haggy38

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    So lets star with a little clean and leather treatment.....

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  3. haggy38

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    Unfortunately one of the drivers diaphragm is bad, so guess I will replace both with a modern cheap ones, any sugguestions?

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  4. boza

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    Great job on the cleanup :thumbsup:
    Real shame about the driver hope you get them up an running.
     
  5. haggy38

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    Thanks, It seems there was another tinker here:no:.... and not a good one, it seems missing a plastic retention clip, ear pads destroyed !!

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    This is the plastic clip that I will try to design on Rhino and print in my Monoprice mini 3d printer....

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  7. haggy38

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    Mmmmmm what about a wireless headphone??:jump:
     
  8. Tim Peterson

    Tim Peterson New Member

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    What about the copper clips that protrudes from the recess holes on drivers I'm missing one on mine , what are you doing with yours? Since you have to replace the drivers you might have some spare copper clips?
    Thx Tim
    PS let me know I would take them off your hands.
     
  9. Stefus_Prime

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    NO! Keep those beauties stock! I think this thread has inspired me to keep an eye out for old headphones, these guys look so cool.
     
  10. Tim Peterson

    Tim Peterson New Member

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    Still waiting for a reply.
     
  11. haggy38

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    Hi, still undecided if I will restore the original drivers, if not I can send you the parts you need, I will let you know next week.

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  12. haggy38

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    Go for it, I love this vintage pioneer headphones, Pioneer Monitor 10, they sound amazing!!

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    This is another lovely Pioneer SE L40 in mint condition........ I know modern headphones sounds better but nothing beats vintage ones!!

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  14. Stefus_Prime

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    Out of curiosity what kind of prices do you usually see the older pioneer headphones up for? These pics you're posting look fantastic!
     
  15. haggy38

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    Hi, that depends of the actual shape, I paid $200 for the SE L40 and $250 for the Monitor 10, included original box. Pretty sure you can find a nice one if you’re patient.

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