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Pioneer's most sought after

mygoggie

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I found this list on AudioKarma and thought it would be quite interesting.

The most sought after Pioneer units include the following.

With receivers:
SX-1980
SX-1250
SX-1010
SX-1280

Everything in the Series 20 line:
C-21 Preamplifier
M-22 Amplifier
D-23 Crossover
U-24 Program Selector
M-25 Amplifier
F-26 Tuner
A-27 Integrated Amp
F-28 Tuner

Everything in the SPEC series (the models in this would be "SPEC-x", where "x" is replaced with a number):

Pre-amplifiers:
SPEC-1
SPEC-3

Power Amps:
SPEC-2
SPEC-4

Integrated amplifiers:
SA-9900
 
It was always a dream of mine to find one of these - but they search has never borne fruit. These are what started me on the collection of Vintage Gear:

SX-1980
SX-1250
SX-1010
SX-1280

So please, if you are disposing of one of these I promise it will retain pride of place in my humble home! :)

-F_D
 
tad by jdza, on Flickr


This is the Pioneer system that curls my toes:
It is all by Pioneer Exclusive, the finest they can make and only available in Japan. The President of the company was Y Sugano's son. Yes the Sugano of Koetsu.
So we have the turntable: Direct drive and suspended with an oil-damped arm and specs that make an SP 10 look like a child. Reportedly, it was one of the best tables ever—an Ideal match for Koetsus.
There is this C3a preamp. With it goes the M5 power amps. 300W class A monoblocks
And the speakers, oh the speakers. Cross-pollinated from another Pioneer enfant majeste, TAD. The TAD 2401
What could one want more? Even today,30 years later.
What is worse, a friend swears there used to be one in East London and currently resides in Hamburg..... No not the swanky German city, the fishing village 100 klicks southwest from here!
 
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Oh my word. That is spectacular.

I'm considering hiring a PI to go to Hamburg and hunt down that system before it is inherited by the wrong hands.:ROFLMAO:
 
I am applying for my PI licence to ensure that does not happen.

So much mouth-drooling equipment in that picture - I would definitely build a new Audio Room simply to accommodate it!


-F_D
 
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