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Offline Tasuke

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a youngish "Semi-Vintage" PIONEER fan
« on: June 01, 2013, 11:21:56 PM »


hi guys. i'm 31, and a "Semi-Vintage" PIONEER Hi-Fi/A/V fan since 1999/2001ish.

i've been around the block, Hi-Fi forum-wise, since around 2007-ish. a former AUDIOKARMA member,
TAPEHEADS.COM member, one-time-member of the now-defunct SOUND THINKING.COM,
and a current member of STEVE HOFFMAN MUSIC FORUMS since 2008.

i've been a PIONEER-holic for the last 10 years, with a focus on late-1980's/early 90's STANDARD LINE and REFERENCE/ELITE.


i've had to wait for over five years worth of e-browsing at semi-vintage/vintage PIO gear, and long-since compile
a laundry list of chosen components that i would want in a personal dream system,
before i was finally able to begin acquiring said gear online starting back around 2007ish.

years later, i finally have like 80% of what i ideally desire, with a few compromises, of course;



-AUDIO-

PIONEER VSX-D1S AV Receiver (1990)
PIONEER PD-91 Reference Compact Disc Player (1988)
PIONEER PL-112D MANUAL OPERATION Belt Drive Turntable (1975) (with AUDIO TECHNICA PRO11E Cart/Styli)
PIONEER PD-M90X 6-disc magazine CD changer (1987) (very first REFERENCE/ELITE changer CDP
PIONEER CT-S800 PC-0CC AMORPHOUS-Head Cassette Deck (1988) ( full-featured TOTL model, with cast-iron-encased transformer)
PIONEER GR-777 Ten Band Stereo Graphic Equalizer (1988) (TOTL remote controllable EQ with dual spectrum display)
ROLAND BOSS BR-1180CD Hard Disk Recorder/Mastering Studio (2002)


-VIDEO-

PIONEER DV-37 ELITE DVD player (2001)
PIONEER DV-09 ELITE DVD player (1998) (NEEDS SERVICE)
JVC HR-S8000U S-VHS VCR with DIGITAL FX (1988)
PIONEER CLD-3030 Compatible Laserdisc Player (1988) ( LD/CD/CDV video multi-player with upgraded isolators/feet)
SONY BDP-S300 Blu-Ray Disc player (2007)


-MISCELLANEOUS-

PIONEER PD-M6 Six-Disc Magazine CD Player (1986) (THE very first PD-M model, with U.S. MILITARY version wood panels mounted)
PIONEER CU-AV200 Programmable Remote Control Unit (1989)
PIONEER CU-AV100 Programmable Remote Control Unit (1988)
PIONEER CU-AV70 Programmable Remote Control Unit (1988)
PIONEER MR-100 Multi-Room Remote IR Sensor Unit (1989)
PIONEER CU-MR100 Remote Control Unit (1989)
DENON DCD-1500 Single Compact Disc Player (1985) (customized and improved, with the optional wood panels mounted)
MITSUBISHI HS-U70 S-VHS VCR (1988)
MITSUBISHI HS-U50 VHS VCR (1989)
MITSUBISHI HS-413UR VHS VCR (1987)
SONY SL-2300 Betamax VCR (1984) (intend to replace with SUPER BETA or ED BETA model)















 

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Re: a youngish "Semi-Vintage" PIONEER fan
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2013, 11:46:13 PM »
Welcome!!
Media: CDs ripped to Apple Lossless files
Source: Mac Mini using iTunes and Bit Perfect
DAC: AudioSmile modded Behringer DEQ2496
Preamp: Rogue Audio Perseus
Crossover: miniDSP 2X4 HD
Amp: Vincent SP-331
Mains: KEF LS50
Subs: dual SVS SB-2000

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Re: a youngish "Semi-Vintage" PIONEER fan
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2013, 11:49:09 PM »
Wow. That's some interesting gear you've got there. Such dedication.

Welcome to the madhouse.
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Re: a youngish "Semi-Vintage" PIONEER fan
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2013, 12:59:31 AM »
Welcome to the Forum!   >:D

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Re: a youngish "Semi-Vintage" PIONEER fan
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2013, 02:56:42 AM »
I definitely like the aesthetics of a matched collection.  Welcome to the forum!
Speakers: Nearfield Acoustics Pipedreams Reference 18
Amplifier:
Mark Levinson ML3 (subs)
Phison A2.120SE (towers)
Preamplifier/DAC/Phono: Phison PD2SE
Server: Pi & NUC
Turntable: VPI HR-X, VdH Colibri XGW

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Re: a youngish "Semi-Vintage" PIONEER fan
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2013, 06:53:28 AM »
I like your madness.... Welcome!!!!!
IN REALITY IT ONLY MATTERS WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE TO YOU!!!!!

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Re: a youngish "Semi-Vintage" PIONEER fan
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2013, 06:59:17 AM »
Great stuff! But personally I prefer silver Pioneers.

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Re: a youngish "Semi-Vintage" PIONEER fan
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2013, 07:40:32 AM »
Welcome!  Where do you live?

I have some Pioneer stuff too!   ;)

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Re: a youngish "Semi-Vintage" PIONEER fan
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2013, 11:43:57 AM »
Welcome! You need to get some TAD speakers to match all of the cool 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: a youngish "Semi-Vintage" PIONEER fan
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2013, 01:25:06 PM »
Holy crap.  Did ya'll see all of those remotes? I would need a spreadsheet just to keep track of what they controller.  Really cool collection!

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Re: a youngish "Semi-Vintage" PIONEER fan
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2013, 04:54:03 PM »
STREETS OF RAGE FOR SEGA GENESIS!!! WOOHOO!!!

and welcome to the forum, by the way!
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-Everything else is on loan to PBJ!

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Re: a youngish "Semi-Vintage" PIONEER fan
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2013, 04:56:35 PM »
Welcome to the forum.

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Re: a youngish "Semi-Vintage" PIONEER fan
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2013, 09:43:46 PM »
Welcome to the forum!

Offline Tasuke

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Re: a youngish "Semi-Vintage" PIONEER fan
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2013, 10:55:25 PM »
Welcome! You need to get some TAD speakers to match all of the cool Pioneer gear!


indeed! i nearly nabbed a pair of 1990 TOTL PIO STANDARD LINE S-T500 for like $190.
i understand they were designed by the TAD division, though not a TAD product per se...