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post #10816 of 16838
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Originally Posted by cskippy View Post
 

I was shocked when I found out he had an immaculate pioneer Spec 1 AND Spec 2!  

You have a beast on your hands there, good sir. The Spec 2 is rated at 250wpc; more info here → http://www.hifiengine.com/library/pioneer/spec-2.shtml

post #10817 of 16838

Yeah, I checked out the manuals for both.  The Spec 1 needs to be connected to a poweramp to use the headphone output.  Here's a pic.  :D

 

post #10818 of 16838

Wow, that's just a beautiful setup!!

post #10819 of 16838
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Originally Posted by cskippy View Post
 

Yeah, I checked out the manuals for both.  The Spec 1 needs to be connected to a poweramp to use the headphone output.  Here's a pic.  :D

 

 

Oh my....I knew someone who had that very rig once upon a time.  Nice!

post #10820 of 16838

The meters!! Oh my gosh, those meters...:atsmile:

post #10821 of 16838

Sweet!

post #10822 of 16838
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Originally Posted by cskippy View Post

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!

It took me a month to get DemonFox off the fence and buy a vintage amp. Glad he is now a convert and spreading the gospel!

Here's my Specs in a rack........nothing like these.



Edited by Oregonian - 11/24/13 at 4:39pm
post #10823 of 16838
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Originally Posted by cskippy View Post
 

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!

 

My pleasure bro! Always fun making new friends. I wanted vintage because I wanted to try something new and my boy like he said talked me into it. I fell into a steal of an amp and I'll never go back to the modern stuff again!! I may try the new Schiit Vali when it drops just to see how it sounds but honestly I'm gonna keep vintage hunting and snatch up everything I can find that's an upgrade to what I have now. I will start restoring and cleaning my SA-8100 to see if its salvageable. That things has eff tons of power and I liked it when I got it to function right so we'll see what happens. 

 

Chris is you want me to take the piece of junk off of your Dad's hands let me know k... ;) 

 

 

But like Chris was saying we had some heavy hitters there on Saturday. Like a Eddie Current Balancing act with upgraded EVERYTHING. A sic Decware Taboo custom set up with some of the most expensive tubes I've ever seen. A Woo Audio WA6 with all kinds of custom stuff, and a ton more that I didn't get to listen to but my Vintage stood toe to toe with all of them and more than a few prefered its sounds to the others that were there. It just works with no gimmicks or nonsense. 

 

Big Fan

 

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

 

:evil:

post #10824 of 16838
Thread Starter 

Oregonian and cskippy, those spec rigs are just stunning. And I'm so jealous.:D

post #10825 of 16838

I was messing around with strobes today. My subject was very cooperative, didn't mind at all having an umbrella stuck in its face :D. The SA-8500 is visible in the shot, so I can post it in this thread.

 

post #10826 of 16838

Very nice.

post #10827 of 16838

^+1..lookin' good...

post #10828 of 16838
Indeed!!! That's a great shot of a sweet deck biggrin.gif
post #10829 of 16838
For those of you who, like me, enjoy drooling at cool pics of vintage gear, this thread will chew up a lot of your time, and data plan...

http://forum.vintage-audio-laser.com/galerie-photos/topic56.html
post #10830 of 16838
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

For those of you who, like me, enjoy drooling at cool pics of vintage gear, this thread will chew up a lot of your time, and data plan...

http://forum.vintage-audio-laser.com/galerie-photos/topic56.html

 

 

Man, that thread is pure vintage audio geek p0rn.   Nice find.

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