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JoeThePop

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"compared to the rarified acoustic environment you folks listen in..."
Not all of us folk. And maybe not rarified, but your room looks inviting.
Love the Pioneer equipment. As a lad in the 70s, I used to go to a certain shop and look with lust upon a complete Pioneer rack system they had.
 
Welcome aboard bud!
Thanks for the lifeline. I may need it after the bench test of all my drivers yesterday, determined that they apparently all failed at the same time due mainly to overheated voice coils, tears, along with the death of both Hiquphon tweeters which didn't need cutting open and testing, since they simply weren't working at all.
 
"compared to the rarified acoustic environment you folks listen in..."
Not all of us folk. And maybe not rarified, but your room looks inviting.
Love the Pioneer equipment. As a lad in the 70s, I used to go to a certain shop and look with lust upon a complete Pioneer rack system they had.
I still do like it very much, don't even bother comparing to anything new. Just had the amp serviced due to speaker driver and tweeter failure. Mine was all acquired from the same dealer, at the same time in 1980-1981. I posted it elsewhere here but don't see it. My room is 14' x 21' by 9' ceiling. Pioneer SA-9800 amp, Pioneer TX-9800 tuner, and Pioneer CT-F1250 cassette deck. I have a 1980-81 Technics Quartz SL-Q2 turntable with a Shure VN35HE stylus in a Shure V15 Type III cartridge. 1981 -1982 Fried G/2 loudspeakers Several CD/ changers I don't use much. Prefer vinyl. I have a 1961 Sony TC-530 solid state 4 track stereo 7" reel to reel tape recorder I'm about to have the rubber belts and wheels replaced in. After I rebuild my Fried's which I just got the news yesterday all voice coils in the drivers are burnt, fried, crispy critters. Glad I'm not the only one here who has/had average consumer tastes.
 

JoeThePop

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I still do like it very much, don't even bother comparing to anything new. Just had the amp serviced due to speaker driver and tweeter failure. Mine was all acquired from the same dealer, at the same time in 1980-1981. I posted it elsewhere here but don't see it. My room is 14' x 21' by 9' ceiling. Pioneer SA-9800 amp, Pioneer TX-9800 tuner, and Pioneer CT-F1250 cassette deck. I have a 1980-81 Technics Quartz SL-Q2 turntable with a Shure VN35HE stylus in a Shure V15 Type III cartridge. 1981 -1982 Fried G/2 loudspeakers Several CD/ changers I don't use much. Prefer vinyl. I have a 1961 Sony TC-530 solid state 4 track stereo 7" reel to reel tape recorder I'm about to have the rubber belts and wheels replaced in. After I rebuild my Fried's which I just got the news yesterday all voice coils in the drivers are burnt, fried, crispy critters. Glad I'm not the only one here who has/had average consumer tastes.

To be honest, much of my "average consumer tastes" is due to budget constraints. With a daughter headed to college next year, and wanting to retire sometime within 5 years, I am on a self imposed restrained budget. But sometimes I wonder if that doesn't work to my advantage. While I often lust after high priced DACs/AMPs/Speakers, I know I would be frozen with indecision when confronted with spending multiple thousands-of-dollars on a single piece of equipment. Would I like it? Would it make a huge improvement in sound and my enjoyment of music? Would I make the right choice? For me, this is much less of an issue when spending hundreds of dollars. Maybe because my expectations are less, and it's easier for the equipment to meet or even exceed my expectations.
 
Thanks. That is a Great Blue Dancing Mudskipper. One d. My team called itself the Muddskippers. 2d's. Living in water and on land.
 
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