Show Us Your "Pioneer"

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Show Us Your "Pioneer"

Post by vinyl master » 16 Oct 2018 09:05

Well, since chevelosm posted that great Sansui thread, I thought this would be a good place for all the Pioneer lovers to show off their favorite Pioneer pieces! Belt drive turntables, direct drive turntables, receivers, amps, speakers...All are welcome! So, if you guys have some great Pioneer stuff to share, by all means, show it off here! =D>

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Re: Show Us Your "Pioneer"

Post by vinyl master » 16 Oct 2018 09:18

I'll start with three of my favorites! My great PL-12D II (for which I did buy a new dust cover for)...

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...and the SX-450 in my "back-up" system...

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Really, these are not "back-up" pieces, by any means, as they can hold their own with the best!!

Of course, I'm threatening to switch this one in once she's gone over with a fine-toothed comb, my newest "baby", the SX-1500TD! :)

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I hear this is one sweet-sounding receiver, so it will be fun to try it out some, once it's been fettled properly! I'm thinking of taking her to the pros, too, just like my Sansui, so I can get the most out of her!

Love the looks of the black knobs, too! 8)

In any case, what are your favorite Pioneer pieces? :-k

If you got any Pioneer pics to share, I wanna see 'em! =D>

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Re: Show Us Your "Pioneer"

Post by Tinkaroo » 16 Oct 2018 09:46

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I have a few Pioneer receivers, amps and tuners as well as a Pioneer PL-112D Turntable I need to find a new cover for.

This is my Pioneer SX-939 rated at 70 watts/channel and the second from the top of the line next to the SX-1010 which is considered to be the first "monster receiver". This one is restored with new caps, some new transistors, etc.. I also have an SX-535 from the same series.

A beautiful and attractive model from 1974-6 Pioneer.

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Re: Show Us Your "Pioneer"

Post by vinyl master » 16 Oct 2018 09:53

And she's a beaut, too, Tink...Those blue lights are just spectacular and I'm a sucker for blue lights! 8-[

I am also reminded of the great SX-838 and SX-727 before it, as well! =D>

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Re: Show Us Your "Pioneer"

Post by Tinkaroo » 16 Oct 2018 10:15

vinyl master wrote:
16 Oct 2018 09:53
And she's a beaut, too, Tink...Those blue lights are just spectacular and I'm a sucker for blue lights! 8-[

I am also reminded of the great SX-838 and SX-727 before it, as well! =D>
I think you meant to type SX-828 from the series just prior to my series.
That was also a beautiful series and very well built too. =D>

One change from that series to the next was the proprietary plug in speaker terminals that are getting more difficult to find now since lots of original owners lost them. They used the same type on your SX-1500TD. That is a beautiful receiver that I'd like to see more photos of once you get it cleaned up and replace any burned out lamps.

These series of Pioneer are just as attractive and sound as good as the Marantz or Sansui of that era, they also have a great build quality. They were not cheap when new back in the mid 1970s.

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Re: Show Us Your "Pioneer"

Post by Tonybro » 16 Oct 2018 10:58

SX-550 here as a backup...
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Re: Show Us Your "Pioneer"

Post by vinyl master » 16 Oct 2018 18:33

Tinkaroo wrote:
16 Oct 2018 10:15

I think you meant to type SX-828 from the series just prior to my series.
That was also a beautiful series and very well built too. =D>
Naw, Tink...BOTH models were great! :wink:

https://www.hifiengine.com/manual_libra ... -838.shtml

https://www.hifiengine.com/manual_libra ... -828.shtml

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Re: Show Us Your "Pioneer"

Post by Andyoclover » 17 Oct 2018 09:14

Hi!This peace of art came in yesterday!My first TT.I have not red so mutch info about TT's than in the last few days.It came in without lateral weight, and as i understand it's not a big deal.I'd like to know why i can't balance the tonearm and adjust anti-scating according to manual?Well,i have to order scales anyway, but it looks like it's the only way i can adjust the proper weight of a stylus.
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Re: Show Us Your "Pioneer"

Post by Tinkaroo » 17 Oct 2018 10:59

This is my Pioneer SA-9500II amp from about 1978. It was an update on the original SA-9500II and features:
-80 Watts per channel RMS
-Twin Power design
-Versatile tone controls or defeat
-Variable cartridge loading

This was very well built and very heavy. It was closely related to the Pioneer silver faced receivers of that time frame such as the SX-1050 and 1250. It is considered to be one of the best of the Pioneer integrated amps and competes well with the likes of Sansui

Up next will be the matching tuner for it the Pioneer TX-9500II.
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Re: Show Us Your "Pioneer"

Post by Tinkaroo » 17 Oct 2018 11:09

This is my Pioneer TX-9500II Tuner from 1978 which is the companion piece for the SA-9500II. This is a really great sounding tuner with wide or narrow bandwidth tuning option. Also a 5 gang variable capacitor.
You can see the styling matches up with the Pioneer SX-1050/1250 receivers of that time frame

These are the specs from Hifi Engine:

Type: Mono/Stereo Tuner
Tuning Bands: FM, MW
Tuning Scale: Analogue
Sensitivity: 1.5uV (FM), 300uV (MW)
Signal to Noise Ratio: 77dB (FM), 55dB (MW)
Distortion: 0.5% (FM)
Selectivity: 85dB (FM), 30dB (MW)
Frequency response: 20Hz to 15kHz (FM)
Output: 650mV (FM), 200mV (MW)
Semiconductors: 5 x FET, 15 x IC, 12 x transistors, 19 x diodes
Dimensions: 420 x 150 x 395mm
Weight: 9.5kg
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Re: Show Us Your "Pioneer"

Post by vinyl master » 17 Oct 2018 11:40

Just lovely, Tink...and I'm sure they make excellent sounds! How would you compare them to your 939? :-k

All major contenders, I'm sure! :mrgreen:

Methinks, too, that one day, that Pioneer TT will have to come out of hiding! :lol:

A Pioneer system with turntable and cassette deck may be just what you need! :wink:

As always, if you have any more Pioneer goodies socked away, I'm sure we'd love to see them, too! I know I would! =D>

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Re: Show Us Your "Pioneer"

Post by vinyl master » 17 Oct 2018 11:45

Oh, and even though it's not a turntable or receiver, it's another great Pioneer piece I picked up at the last Electronics Expo...Still cool, nonetheless! 8)

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Re: Show Us Your "Pioneer"

Post by Tinkaroo » 17 Oct 2018 14:46

vinyl master wrote:
17 Oct 2018 11:40
Just lovely, Tink...and I'm sure they make excellent sounds! How would you compare them to your 939? :-k

All major contenders, I'm sure! :mrgreen:
They both sound terrific, but perhaps the SX-939 sounds slightly warmer as they say. That may have more to do with the design and the same might be said about the difference between a SX-939 and a SX-950.

I really do like the blue lights on the SX-939 though, and the way the pointer glows! :wink:

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Re: Show Us Your "Pioneer"

Post by LesE » 24 Oct 2018 13:14

Here is my SX-1250 that I purchased new in 1978. In 40 years of ownership, it has never needed repair and works as well as it did on the day I bought it.

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Re: Show Us Your "Pioneer"

Post by LesE » 24 Oct 2018 14:03

PL-530 purchased new in 1977.

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