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Old 10-11-2005, 01:16 PM
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Pioneer A-91D, any comments about this amp?

This had been the top of the line integrated amp. What will be the value now and how was the sound of this unit? At par with hi end amp of that era ('88?)
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Old 10-11-2005, 05:28 PM
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That is one of Pioneers super Amps , after A-27, A-90 and A-90D.

Here you can buy one at Ebay-Germany :

http://cgi.ebay.de/Pioneer-A-91-D-Re...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 10-11-2005, 05:52 PM
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very nice looks.
Good quality of mecanical build, same goes for circuits by messure and sound.
high current power-amp drags anything but Apogee's
I want one some day




















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Old 10-12-2005, 11:07 AM
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Thanks for the pics. Has any of you tried comparing it to those vintage '70 to '80 model integrated amps? Is it better to wait for a good vintage Pioneer integrated amps or should I grab this one that is offering me?
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Old 10-12-2005, 12:05 PM
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To be hournest in my pov. if you use CDP/DVD as primary source ?
I will highly recomend you to buy this amp
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Old 10-12-2005, 01:26 PM
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Sanp it up. Not that its any comparison, but I have a VSX-9500S made by pioneer, late 90's. I know lots of people thing anything after 1980 is bpc, but honestly it seems pioneer still made some REALLY well made stuff after the vintage age died. I would buy that amp in a second, I guarantee you you won't be disappointed. These usually weigh a good 30-40 lbs, not because of cast metal framing, but because of good transformers, as well as an excellent power supply. Huge caps, Huge heat sinks... at 680W power in, i'm sure yours is no differnet.

Currently I run my VSX with some Wharfedale 60's - if that isnt an odd combination, I dont know what is. I love it so much the unit barely turns off.
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Old 10-12-2005, 03:33 PM
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I used to have this amp. It sounds very smooth on the top end and tight bottom end. It actually weighs 65 Lbs unpacked. Go for it.
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Old 10-13-2005, 05:49 PM
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Specs :banana2:


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Old 10-14-2005, 12:26 PM
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Thanks for drooling specs. Are they at par with the Krell or Mark Levinson?
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Old 10-14-2005, 12:29 PM
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Comparable with Krell or ML?

no, I really don't think so. But one can dream.
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Old 10-14-2005, 02:41 PM
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While the majors slid into mainly black-plastic land in the 80's, their top-end offerings (many of which never came to the US) retained solid construction and excellence in electronic design. These Elite-series amps are a big example. I remember some Sony ES pieces from that time period being amazing performers. Onkyo's Integra stuff from that time period was solid as a rock too. Not all 80's stuff is junk...but the really good stuff wasn't seen much at the big retailers, the Elite gear and the Sony ES gear was only sold at the high-end salons where I lived at the time. Circuit City was all BPC except for the Onkyo separates and some short-lived but impressively-made NEC components...never could figure out why they didn't sell well, they were incredibly built.

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Old 10-14-2005, 03:19 PM
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That's from their Reference line, which became the Elite series in about 1990. IMHO, head and shoulders above even their top-end 70's gear. Snap it up!

http://www.elitestereo.netfirms.com/a91d.htm
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I have two of these amps currently. When i get a chance I will takes some pictures.
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Old 11-21-2006, 08:45 PM
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From a 1989 catalog, the A-91D .






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Old 08-06-2014, 12:07 PM
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My father owns one.
It would be great to have a DIY DAC upgrade schematic...
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