Pioneer SA-500/TX-500 Project

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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,143
    edited May 2016
    Thanks Skip, <3 u 2 :D
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,621
    Man, you guys have the patience of Saints, along with fantastic DIY skills. That looks too darn good Jess, excellent job.
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  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 5,876
    Looks great. So-How does it sound when hooked to speakers ? :)
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,143
    Sounds nice. I've got a pair of modded Pioneer 22's hooked up.
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  • msgmsg Posts: 3,408
    edited June 2016
    (nm; late to the party)
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,143
    I decided I didn't like the tiered Pioneer emblem support, so I changed it to this, which I like a lot better. Not surprisingly, the sound quality didn't change.

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  • footwedgefootwedge Posts: 474
    Guess I missed this thread until now. Love me some vintage pioneers. My '80 SX 880 is rocking my garage. You have some serious skills and she looks beautiful.
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  • xschopxschop Posts: 634
    Very Clean and classy look. I'm glad I found this area of forum to get some ideas. I acquired a Qx949 yesterday and want to install new LEDs and machine taller billet feet. Do all the old pioneer units have the same type fuse lamps? And where do we geta set?
  • RicardoRicardo Posts: 10,464
    Impressive work Jesse. Hats off.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,143
    xschop wrote: »
    Very Clean and classy look. I'm glad I found this area of forum to get some ideas. I acquired a Qx949 yesterday and want to install new LEDs and machine taller billet feet. Do all the old pioneer units have the same type fuse lamps? And where do we geta set?

    I'm not familiar with that piece. Are you sure it has fuse type lamps as some use the bayonet type.

    Regardless, you can contact Don at deh12110@yahoo.com for replacement LED versions. He'll know what goes in yours. He doesn't always answer emails right away, but he will get back to you.
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  • xschopxschop Posts: 634
    Ok thanks F1. Ill send him request and tell him you sent me.
    On bracket shims you can start with oversize flat bar and mill/flycut to tolerance then bend in vice. The pic of that uJoint looks just like an old BMW steering shaft joint.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,143
    You have the machines required to make such things as the "L" bracket, I don't. ;)

    That plastic coupling was a project saver. The standard coupling is a non-flexible brass tube, piece of junk. I tried a flexible metal coupling first, but the plastic version works better.
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  • xschopxschop Posts: 634
    You can also weld the proper shim washer that are widely available to a lower steel bracket. Not as clean-looking, but no milling required.

    On a side note, what is the height of those stacked units?
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,143
    With the aftermarket feet, which are taller than the stock junk, the stack is just under 9" high.
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  • xschopxschop Posts: 634
    That's the width of a 5jr. That would be a sweet looking combo...sounding as well I Imagine.
  • K_MK_M Posts: 938
    Looks great..awesome work!
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  • K_MK_M Posts: 938
    edited February 14
    What era is this stuff from?

    We have an old Pioneer a SX-780 receiver, think from about 1978-1980, sitting somewhere, and it is fairly similar looking.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,143
    Circa 1969/1970.
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  • xschopxschop Posts: 634
    F1, what kind/type wire do you use to solder between gold RCA pin and PCB?
    Thanks
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,143
    I reused the stock wire.
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  • xschopxschop Posts: 634
    Guess I should have asked what to replace with if upgrading those wires?
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,143
    Upgrading them would been a major PITA as they run all over the place in very tight quarters and most are wire wrap connections. However, I did upgrade the binding post wire because it was a joke.

    Are you looking to do your Yamaha? If so, you'll need to consider what gauge wire will fit before choosing the brand.

    Here's what the underside looks like.

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  • xschopxschop Posts: 634
    I plan on doing my classic Akai soon. First I might practice on the shop CD player. It has metal prong/housing the RCAs that's why I asked about wire. I have some 18g multistrand OFC that looks like the right diameter to solder in the pin and PCB.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,143
    Right, I'm sure you'll do fine.
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