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Re: Show Us Your "Pioneer"

Posted: 24 Oct 2018 14:16
by LesE
1970s stack of silver consisting of:

SA-9900 Integrated Amp
TX-9500II Tuner
CT-F1000 Cassette Deck
SG-9500 EQ
RG-1 Dynamic Range Expander
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Re: Show Us Your "Pioneer"

Posted: 24 Oct 2018 15:22
by LesE
RT-1020L and RT-1011L tape decks:

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Re: Show Us Your "Pioneer"

Posted: 24 Oct 2018 20:59
by Tinkaroo
Those are some super lovely Pioneer pieces Les! 8)

You need a really nice rack for that stack to fit into.

I really love the tape decks too!

I've got that tuner too and it's an excellent one. I should have a new tuner to show here in a few days.

Re: Show Us Your "Pioneer"

Posted: 26 Oct 2018 19:21
by Tinkaroo
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This is my newest piece a Pioneer TX-9100 Tuner from 1973-75 pictured with my SA-9500II Amp. This was their top of the line tuner and still very highly regarded.

It features a walnut veneer cabinet and I believe the front corner pieces are rosewood. Metal knobs, separate volume controls, 2 stage muting and something you don't see very often a headphone jack with separate volume control. 8)

Re: Show Us Your "Pioneer"

Posted: 26 Oct 2018 20:58
by ethorn66
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Pioneer PL-514X Acutex M410E
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Les, that is a beautiful PL-530! =D> I have one I need to restore one day!

Re: Show Us Your "Pioneer"

Posted: 27 Oct 2018 00:09
by LesE
Tinkaroo wrote:
26 Oct 2018 19:21
Pioneer TX-9100 12.jpg

This is my newest piece a Pioneer TX-9100 Tuner from 1973-75 pictured with my SA-9500II Amp. This was their top of the line tuner and still very highly regarded.

It features a walnut veneer cabinet and I believe the front corner pieces are rosewood. Metal knobs, separate volume controls, 2 stage muting and something you don't see very often a headphone jack with separate volume control. 8)
The TX-9100 is a fine tuner and interestingly, it shares the same FM front end as other TOTL Pioneer receivers and separate tuners from that period such as the SX-1010, SX-1250, SX-1980, TX-9500, TX-9500II and TX-9800.

Now you must get a matching SA-9100. :wink:

Re: Show Us Your "Pioneer"

Posted: 27 Oct 2018 00:19
by LesE
ethorn66 wrote:
26 Oct 2018 20:58
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Les, that is a beautiful PL-530! =D> I have one I need to restore one day!
Thanks. At the time, I was planning on buying a PL-510A but I managed to scrape together the extra bucks to buy the PL-530 instead.

I hope to one day strip off the vinyl wrap and replace it with real wood veneer.

That's a very handsome PL-514X as well. I've always liked those "X" version turntables. 8)

Re: Show Us Your "Pioneer"

Posted: 27 Oct 2018 00:32
by LesE
Tinkaroo wrote:
24 Oct 2018 20:59
Those are some super lovely Pioneer pieces Les! 8)

You need a really nice rack for that stack to fit into.

I really love the tape decks too!

I've got that tuner too and it's an excellent one. I should have a new tuner to show here in a few days.
Thanks very much Tink! That stack is my bedroom system and unfortunately, I don't have a lot of space for a rack. The good thing is that those pieces stack very well. The downside is that it's a pain to have to tear it all apart when I need to work on the amp which is at the bottom.

Re: Show Us Your "Pioneer"

Posted: 27 Oct 2018 02:06
by ethorn66
Thank you Les, I need to do the same with my 530. Maybe this winter I'll get to it! [-o<
The X machines are nice and they look and fit nicely with modern equipment!

Re: Show Us Your "Pioneer"

Posted: 27 Oct 2018 02:12
by ethorn66
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Pioneer CT-5151
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This is in great shape and plays but needs a good cleaning and new belts. One day!

Re: Show Us Your "Pioneer"

Posted: 27 Oct 2018 02:17
by ethorn66
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Pioneer PL-12D Audio Technica AT120E
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My first attempt at bringing a nice old table back to life!

Re: Show Us Your "Pioneer"

Posted: 27 Oct 2018 02:27
by ethorn66
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My second restore. Replaced the vinyl veneer with real red oak veneer, then stained coffee brown.

Re: Show Us Your "Pioneer"

Posted: 27 Oct 2018 02:28
by vinyl master
Tinkaroo wrote:
26 Oct 2018 19:21
Pioneer TX-9100 12.jpg

This is my newest piece a Pioneer TX-9100 Tuner from 1973-75 pictured with my SA-9500II Amp. This was their top of the line tuner and still very highly regarded.

It features a walnut veneer cabinet and I believe the front corner pieces are rosewood. Metal knobs, separate volume controls, 2 stage muting and something you don't see very often a headphone jack with separate volume control. 8)
Wow, Tink...That is a SERIOUS beauty right there! A highly regarded tuner in anyone's collection! =D>

Re: Show Us Your "Pioneer"

Posted: 27 Oct 2018 02:34
by ethorn66
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Pioneer PL-730 Audio Technica AT53W3
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Another beautiful black table!

Re: Show Us Your "Pioneer"

Posted: 27 Oct 2018 02:36
by vinyl master
LesE wrote:
27 Oct 2018 00:09

Now you must get a matching SA-9100. :wink:
You know, Les...I was just mentioning that to Tink the other day... :wink: :wink:

There is this one...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/PIONEER-SA-910 ... ctupt=true

Could be a good project and they've been selling for twice as much in better condition...

I see someone else is looking for one, too...

https://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details ... er_sa9100/

You could also have this one sent from Scotia...

https://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details ... er-sa9100/

...to Nova Scotia! :wink: :lol:

It's kismet! =D>