Vintage Pioneer Goodies

steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,083
edited November 11 in 2 Channel Audio
Here is my pioneer SX-780 and HR-99 8-track player, thanks to George Grand for the 8-track, waiting for their Elac Debut B5.2 speakers.
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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,616
    I had one of those Pioneer receivers as a teen with Acoustic Research speakers. Loved that setup, though I didn't know any better. It was better than anything anyone else had I went to school with.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,564
    both very cool -- the eight-track is extra cool... and taken to the level of über-cool by the George Grand (of the Jersey Grands) connection!

    :)

  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,083
    edited November 11
    I don’t think the 8-track has ever been used. The protective plastic is still on the loading door. One day, it will be passed on to another polkie.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,564
    edited November 11
    That's a better than average eight-track deck. I realize this is sort of like saying "that's a better than average Yugo" :p but it's true nonetheless. There was a smattering of decent-quality eight-track decks; and if one bought good tape and recorded one's own eight-tracks, the quality could be fairly decent.

    Honest.

    :)

  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,083
    edited November 11
    Yep. God bless George, he hooked me up. He found out I was doing a 70’s themed man cave, and he sent it to me for FREE. Kind soul. He did ask that if I ever got rid of it, that it go to a Polkie, and I gave him my word that it would.
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  • verbverb Posts: 8,153
    Love the vintage Pioneer stuff! And if I may say, the artwork! And the wall treatment! :)
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,564
    George was indeed a remarkable man.

    ... and, yeah, nice wall treatment; really pulls the room together. :*

  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,083
    It'll come together when I do the video with the speakers....Wednesday.
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  • indyhawgindyhawg Posts: 1,350
    I always have loved the look of the vintage Pioneers.
  • verbverb Posts: 8,153
    I used to have one of these babies in my 73 Nova! :smile:
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  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 6,516
    Very nice Steve. Will you be putting video link here ? I'd love to see it, if so. Always enjoyed the vintage Pioneer. That tape deck is gorgeous & from George ... Verb I remember them back in the day hanging under the dashboard of many vehicles & speaker boxes on the shelf "like area" behind the R&L seats. Your a car guy. What is that area called ? Rear dash ? Memories :smiley:
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  • aprazer402aprazer402 Posts: 1,534
    verb wrote: »
    I used to have one of these babies in my 73 Nova! :smile:
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    Speaking of Nova's. Remember Jungle Jim and Jungle Pam of Drag Racing match race circuits in the early 1970's? Before NHRA messed it all up.
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  • verbverb Posts: 8,153
    Love it! :smile: My poor Nova had a straight 6 with a 3 on the tree! :smile:
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  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,335
    I had a 74 Nova hatchback with a smallblock and a pioneer cassette supertuner. Loved that car even though it was terrible in the snow and handled like crap. Sadly I somehow managed to tip it over and destroy it during my misspent youth,
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,545
    edited November 12
    aprazer402 wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    I used to have one of these babies in my 73 Nova! :smile:
    trsqeeetwbfj.png

    Speaking of Nova's. Remember Jungle Jim and Jungle Pam of Drag Racing match race circuits in the early 1970's? Before NHRA messed it all up.
    dqiu37ibepz0.jpg

    Anyone that was around in this time period, could not forget Jungle Pam

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwib0v266uTlAhVljK0KHVp7DjgQjRx6BAgBEAQ&url=https://www.ebay.com/itm/Jungle-Pam-Hardy-Back-Up-Girl-Jungle-Jim-Liberman-Funny-Car-PHOTO-2-/372806392953&psig=AOvVaw0kvhD90OISWCK1BF-4JN-X&ust=1573653493330707piwf7b9t3n2m.png


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  • gyosagyosa Posts: 266

    Me too , in my ‘67 Camaro - RS/SS 350 .... 300 stock hp , factory front disc brakes ... super rare
    Wish I still had it .... worth a fortune today .....

    Bk

    verb wrote: »
    I used to have one of these babies in my 73 Nova! :smile:
    trsqeeetwbfj.png

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  • verbverb Posts: 8,153
    I had a 74 Nova hatchback with a smallblock and a pioneer cassette supertuner. Loved that car even though it was terrible in the snow and handled like crap. Sadly I somehow managed to tip it over and destroy it during my misspent youth,

    Lol! I completely restored the car. Short lived as it was. My first and only paint job, bondo, you name it. Slotted aluminum mags, BF Goodrich radials, shackles on the leaf springs, gosh that thing was a rust bucket. Re-built the straight 6, put the shifter on the floor, bucket seats from an older Firebird. But the best was replacing the rubber floor with jade green shag carpet! Yeah baby!

    And then in college the engine compartment caught fire! Cheap arse rubber fuel line that I used got loose! And that was the end of it for me. Sold it to a buddy back home.

    Ah, memories!

    Thought about doing another Nova, maybe someday. Gotta get my new garage built first!
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    Spare Room: , Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,564
    I do have a 'blackout' dial Pioneer, come to think of it (and FWIW)...

    16857818531_f129fdcef9_h.jpgDSC_0322 by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    old-ish photo; bottom o' the stack
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