Show Us Your "Pioneer"

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Re: Show Us Your "Pioneer"

Post by Ghaasl » 28 Oct 2018 15:28

Not the greatest picture, but here’s my SX3700:
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And a pic of the entire rig:
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Re: Show Us Your "Pioneer"

Post by vinyl master » 29 Oct 2018 02:36

Ghaasl wrote:
28 Oct 2018 15:28
Not the greatest picture, but here’s my SX3700:
download/file.php?id=46722

And a pic of the entire rig:
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Nice, Ghassl...8) And may I ask what shelves you're using to hold the CD's? A unique way of storing them, too! :-k Do the records have a similar type of shelving unit? I love how natural it looks... :)

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Re: Show Us Your "Pioneer"

Post by Ghaasl » 29 Oct 2018 03:04

They’re Sedona brand, I believe they are discontinued. My records are on similar shelves. I think Amazon May still have the shelves available.


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Re: Show Us Your "Pioneer"

Post by jammonz » 29 Oct 2018 15:17

.....now for something different (maybe?):
Pioneer CT-WM77R Cassette Changer......6 + 1, Dolby B and C with HX Pro, recording and remote recording from CD, circa 1991, still works flawlessly and most important......I still own over 150 cassettes that are always in need of movement to keep the cobwebs out!
I have my Pioneer (from many years ago) in storage......an integrated setup models: SA-410 and TX-410.....I know they aren't the most powerful, but very nice to listen to, IMHO. I always use an EQ for most all my amps because of my very imperfect rooms, but going over the "flat line" is rare except in the extreme Bass and Treble ranges in which I have to cut down somewhat ( Pioneer Model:SG 50 10 band....32Hz to 16khz ) where "+1" is plenty to accommodate the imperfections of the room. Now I'm talking about it I'll just have to get it back out and place it in another room!
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BTW: If you are wondering about the few dings in the left corner of the Integrated......it is a tornado victim from Joplin, MO back a few years ago and it still works like it should....only now it has the markings of a true warrior, LOL!

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Re: Show Us Your "Pioneer"

Post by vinyl master » 31 Oct 2018 01:45

So, I must be getting "softer" in my old age (well, not quite ready to retire...), because I left this behind at my local thrift shop today... #-o

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$25.99, too, if you can see the price...

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Am I nuts??? :shock: The thing is...I have two Pioneer receivers, as it is and a beautiful Sansui, but I just wasn't feeling this one, even at that price! Plus, I guess I wanted to let someone else have a chance at it...It also felt like a sideways move and I really want to get my 1500TD going again and put my money and effort into that...Still, any thoughts about the QX-747A? 40 watts, I believe...and 4 channels! :-k

I did exercise some restraint, though, and bought 5 CD's instead...Some jazz from Joe Sample and Pieces Of A Dream, as well as one from Madeleine Peyroux and another from an unknown band...For an extra $2.99, I also bought a vintage Brownie camera for fun...

Again, I think I'm being more selective now in my audio pursuits, but I did have a question...As I was looking through the Pioneer manual, I came across some mentions of "CD-4 Records"...What exactly were these and was there anything special about this quad amp that differentiated it from the pack? :-k

Let me know if you have any other thoughts, too...I can say...THAT SUCKER WAS HEAVY!! :shock:

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Re: Show Us Your "Pioneer"

Post by Tinkaroo » 31 Oct 2018 09:24

Sometimes you have to trust your instincts on these things VM. :wink:

The receiver might turn out to be OK, but could also have issues with caps and transistors that need to be sorted. Being a more complicated design electronically it will be harder to work on. Since you already have enough projects on the go, this would probably be one more. As you mentioned, it's probably better to see what the 1500TD is going to need and get that fixed first.

CD-4 was an encoding, decoding system used on some specially recorded records. In layman's terms I believe you need a special cartridge with an expensive shibata stylus to read the very high frequencies and the built in decoder in the receiver sorts the signal out and sends it to the required speakers. I believe this model has a built in decoder but some needed an outboard one.

Your CD's sound very nice! =D>

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Re: Show Us Your "Pioneer"

Post by ethorn66 » 31 Oct 2018 12:52

That's a nice quad receiver you left behind VM! I don't believe I could have left that!

As to your ? Basically CD4 or Quadraphonic is an early version of Surround Sound and you would need a record that is recorded in that format, such as The Who's Quadrophenia, and you also need a cartridge and a receiver capable of reproducing that sound, such as a Shibata stylus and the the receiver you left for someone else to discover! :lol:

Oh, you also need 4 speakers, which I'm sure you have plenty of! :D

Nice haul and will power!

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Re: Show Us Your "Pioneer"

Post by vinyl master » 31 Oct 2018 15:34

Oh, I have some "will power", ethorn...I guess I've never been very much of a "quad" guy, although I do own some quad pressings (The aformentioned Who, Poco, The Raiders, etc.) and my vinyl mentor had a quad system back in the day...

It's really hard when these things keep popping up on my radar! But, it goes to show what kinds of stuff you can find in the local thrift shops...You may want to search out a few local places yourself, ethorn...You never know what you might find there...Coincidentally, the same thrift shop that was selling the Pioneer also had these for sale a few months back...

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I passed on those, too (I know! :shock:), but I've found many an audio and vintage treasure there before, be it a piece of equipment, some great CD's and/or some unusual records! I think I've done good so far with 33 turntables and 13 receivers (Two Pioneers, a Sansui, a Kenwood, a Realistic, Four Technics, a Yamaha, Two Sherwoods, and a Sony...)...If I were to find another one, I think a Pioneer amp-and-tuner combo might be nice, or possibly a vintage Harman Kardon beast...The QX-747 could be nice, but I'd never have the time (or enough quad media) to justify it's existence in the collection, but I'm still looking...And I'm open to being generous on the rare occasion to let one slip... :wink:

I can't be the master of EVERYTHING I see, or IT might "master" ME!! 8-[

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Re: Show Us Your "Pioneer"

Post by mikepick » 05 Nov 2018 15:40

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My PL-A35D atop a Marantz 27 receiver. Nice, warm combo. I need to do a little work on the turntable, it has an occasional buzz which I think is related to the mute switch mechanism, and I need to work out how to make it less sensitive to the soft floors in the living room.

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Re: Show Us Your "Pioneer"

Post by AceDeuce73 » 06 Nov 2018 14:59

Could be the suspension springs need refoaming. I stuffed my PL-A45D's springs with cut to size pieces of Magic Eraser.

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Re: Show Us Your "Pioneer"

Post by nikkita_katana » 09 Nov 2018 00:28

Here's my 2 items of Pioneer loveliness.
Pl-12d and an 8g Kuro for when I'm not listening to music. :D
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Re: Show Us Your "Pioneer"

Post by alexjb » 10 Nov 2018 19:16

Can anyone help me with re-sizing my pics please ?
Id'e love to post one or two of my Pioneer deck/amp.

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Re: Show Us Your "Pioneer"

Post by vinyl master » 10 Nov 2018 20:44

alexjb wrote:
10 Nov 2018 19:16
Can anyone help me with re-sizing my pics please ?
Id'e love to post one or two of my Pioneer deck/amp.
Check your private messages, alexjb! :D

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Re: Show Us Your "Pioneer"

Post by pelosant » 11 Nov 2018 16:12

Some of the ones I've had and I liked the most.
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