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Offline spechappy

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Glad to be here.
« on: February 22, 2011, 09:09:15 PM »
Hi all!  I just getting started in the world of vintage hi-fi and got some help from Tom who set me up with a nice spec 1 preamp.  I settled on the Pioneer SPEC series because I like the look and it satisfies what I'm trying to build.  It also helps that it sounds great too. 

So far I've acquired a TX-8500II Tuner, spec 4 amplifier, spec 1 preamp, and a DT 400 timer.  I'd like to wrap my collection up in the near future with a CT-F cassette deck,  and nice CD player. 

My speakers are a set of Monitor Audio MA 100 bookshelf speakers.

Nice to meet you Tom. 

Thanks!

Offline Kingman

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Re: Glad to be here.
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2011, 09:15:42 PM »
All of us welcome you to the forum and wonderful world of audio collecting spechappy !!!! I have not heard any Pioneer Spec stuff personally, but have heard good things about it. What are your music perferences?
IN REALITY IT ONLY MATTERS WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE TO YOU!!!!!

Offline Steve_Rynn

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Re: Glad to be here.
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2011, 09:50:19 PM »
Welcome to the forum!

Offline Reverend

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Re: Glad to be here.
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2011, 09:57:59 PM »
Very nice looking Pioneer gear!  Welcome to the funny farm.  ;D

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Re: Glad to be here.
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2011, 10:25:35 PM »
Yowsa.  The more; the merrier.

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Offline MasterBlaster

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Re: Glad to be here.
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2011, 10:35:38 PM »
Nice setup! Welcome to the club.
HT: Audiocontrol Maestro M3, Sunfire 5*200,  Tannoy Mercury MX , SVS PB-12 Sub

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Living Room: Dynaco ST-70 (R&R work done by NATOE), Dynaco PAS Preamp, Jamo C607 towers, MCS 6710 Turntable

Offline mikey813

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Re: Glad to be here.
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2011, 10:36:04 PM »
Welcome to the forum.
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Re: Glad to be here.
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2011, 11:04:07 PM »
Welcome. I like the look of that old Pioneer gear
I am confident that an SL-1200 is capable of outperforming turntables of much higher expense with minor modification.

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Re: Glad to be here.
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2011, 11:23:42 PM »
Welcome to the Forum.  Your silver Pioneer gear looks super!!!  I have to tell you however, you really must have a Pioneer RT-707 or the RT-909 reel to reel tape player.  These were some of the best Pioneer pieces made both in quality, performance and of course looks.  One of those R2Rs would look great on top of your stack.  The 707 sounds super and can be found for $200 and less.  Several of the hifi Forum members own them.  Including me! 8)

Welcome and congrats on you fine Pioneer equipment!
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Re: Glad to be here.
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2011, 11:39:02 PM »
Wowzers. A spec-ster.

All that silver Pioneer stuff looks awesome, and I'll bet it sounds pretty righteous too.

Welcome to the forum.

There are even a few CT's floating around here, if you dig deep enough!

Offline TNRabbit

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Re: Glad to be here.
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2011, 04:26:49 AM »
WELCOME!
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Re: Glad to be here.
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2011, 08:17:34 AM »
Welcome to the forum.   Nice rack, The vintage Pioneer is great.

Offline spechappy

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Re: Glad to be here.
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2011, 08:20:03 AM »
Terrific!  Thanks for the warm welcome.  As far as music goes there is a lot of blues, jazz and classic rock that gets the majority of the air time.  Early B.B. King, Oscar Peterson,  Andre' Previn, to name a few.

schwarcw - one day......one day I'll go after an RT.  It will show up out of no where and give me no choice.  ha!  The bug has bitten!

Thanks all!

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Re: Glad to be here.
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2011, 09:17:07 AM »
Welcome!

Agree with Falcon377:  "Nice rack!"