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Ok, Amazon it is! Thanks for all the help guys! Stinks I can't get it directly from Amazon right now. Looks like they are back ordered, but I was able to get one for only 8.99 from a solid seller so all in all im happy ;) 

 

Here's what I'm working with. I haven't touched it yet so this is how clean they were when I bought them. I'm sure the inside is another story but as far as the outside goes it could be worse. I'll try and take some better pics tomorrow of just the SX-980 but I love the look of both of them.  

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

:evil:

post #10802 of 13340

gotcha beat buddy :wink_face:

 

$9.95 adorama

 

FYI: 9 times out of 10 other places are quite a bit cheaper than amazon, doesn't take much hunting either. Download 'invisiblehand' browser addon, and use google 'shopping' tab...done. :)


Edited by brunk - 11/21/13 at 11:17pm
post #10803 of 13340
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Originally Posted by DemonFox View Post

Ok, Amazon it is! Thanks for all the help guys! Stinks I can't get it directly from Amazon right now. Looks like they are back ordered, but I was able to get one for only 8.99 from a solid seller so all in all im happy wink.gif 

Here's what I'm working with. I haven't touched it yet so this is how clean they were when I bought them. I'm sure the inside is another story but as far as the outside goes it could be worse. I'll try and take some better pics tomorrow of just the SX-980 but I love the look of both of them.  






By the way, even if it looks immaculate inside follow through on the Deoxit treatment. Much of what you're solving is 30+ years of aging and contact corrosion and this stuff solves it. It turned one of my amps from unlistenable out of one channel to clear and no scratchiness in a half an hour. I was sold.

Congrats buddy, these will make you smile. cool.gif


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post #10804 of 13340
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Pics...I am SO glad to have the 1280 back. :biggrin:

 

Thats the one! Give her an deoxit bath, polish her parts and then plug yourself in. Congrats. 

 

have you not got a spare knob to fit for now? Unlike the likes of Marantz, Pioneers tend to have all different size controls so any silver knob shouldn't look too out of place. 

post #10805 of 13340

Yesterday I did the full deoxit treatment. Today I am doing to seriously cleaning of the face, interior treatment, back panel and such. Now I'm refurbishing the cabinet, which is already in decent condition. Two coats of Howards, then rub down and let dry. Followed with a coat of Feed and Wax. 

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

Yesterday I did the full deoxit treatment. Today I am doing to seriously cleaning of the face, interior treatment, back panel and such. Now I'm refurbishing the cabinet, which is already in decent condition. Two coats of Howards, then rub down and let dry. Followed with a coat of Feed and Wax. 

 

Are you taking pictures of each step before and after?? Very interested to see how this turns out for you!

 

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

:evil:

post #10807 of 13340
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

Yesterday I did the full deoxit treatment. Today I am doing to seriously cleaning of the face, interior treatment, back panel and such. Now I'm refurbishing the cabinet, which is already in decent condition. Two coats of Howards, then rub down and let dry. Followed with a coat of Feed and Wax. 

:wink_face: Now, that's some love right there!

post #10808 of 13340
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:wink_face: Now, that's some love right there!

:D he knows how to treat his lovelies! I'm sure there'l have been some lighted candles and incense burnin whilst he was working.. 

post #10809 of 13340

I believe Guitar Center also carries DeoxIt if you have one near you.

post #10810 of 13340
Matt I'm not home at the moment but shoot me a PM, I think I have a knob for you.
post #10811 of 13340
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shoot me a PM, I think I have a knob for you.

Matt, now there is an offer you can't refuse ;)

 

 

(ur a goodin Rob)

post #10812 of 13340
LOLOL! I knew someone would crack wise biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif
post #10813 of 13340
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post
 

Matt, now there is an offer you can't refuse ;)

 

 

(ur a goodin Rob)

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha 

post #10814 of 13340

So I've found myself in an unexpectedly awesome situation!  My dad had some old vintage stereo equipment tucked away after he upgraded the entertainment center.  I didn't think anything of it until I went to the AZ Head-Fi meet yesterday.  I met some truly awesome people!  Some had very expensive rigs costing several thousands of dollars while other's rigs were more modest ( myself included).  After listening to the majority of the rigs and headphones, I found myself gravitating back to DemonFox's vintage pioneer integrated reciever.  That got me interested in vintage gear and made me remember that my dad had some old gear.

 

I was shocked when I found out he had an immaculate pioneer Spec 1 AND Spec 2!  Needless to say, I immediately hooked them up to my headphone rig.  Words can't quite describe what my brain recieved when I hit play on that first song.  Without touching the EQ or anything, the music had unbelievable detail, clarity, and soundstage all while sounding absolutely smooth.  There was no harshness with anything, yet detail retrieval and instrument separation was the best I have heard!

 

I do need to use deoxit to fix some scratchyness and rare channel cut-out.  That will be a fun little project.

 

Thanks DemonFox for showing me the way of vintage pioneer bliss!

post #10815 of 13340
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Thanks DemonFox for showing me the way of vintage pioneer bliss!

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