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post #6391 of 13292
All those switches, buttons and knobs on the1980 would keep me busy for hours seeing what each did. biggrin.gif. All three Pioneers look great. I have the itch to try to find a spare 1250 or 1280. But I sold my Lyr this week and I think I will use those extra funds to get a Bifrost.
post #6392 of 13292
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

Such wonderful machines biggrin.gif
I suck a photography but here's one of the 1980 my daughter took for me:

Those are great! That 1980 must be a beast in person.
post #6393 of 13292
Unless you see one in person, it's hard to fully appreciate just how big, and heavy, the SX-1980 really is. The massive toroidal transformer and four 100v 22,000 mfd main filter caps would stand up to anything Krell ever did.
post #6394 of 13292
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Oooohhhh Yeahhhhhh..... !  Beautiful.  atsmile.gif

+2.

 

Thought we were receiving an invite to a special event for a hot minute! ksc75smile.gif

post #6395 of 13292
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

Unless you see one in person, it's hard to fully appreciate just how big, and heavy, the SX-1980 really is. The massive toroidal transformer and four 100v 22,000 mfd main filter caps would stand up to anything Krell ever did.

 

And those heat sinks too.

 

post #6396 of 13292
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Do you have any pictures of it yet?

Sure, here's a picture of it before a cleaning and a ****load of Deoxit:

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post #6397 of 13292

Ah, early '70s styling at its best.

post #6398 of 13292

Oh damn it, I haven't been in this thread for a while. Now I came in and saw Skylabs and others photos of the Pioneer 70s beauties :(

2013 is the year when I will buy one of those! That is a promise.

post #6399 of 13292
Bulbs

I need to replace a couple of bulbs on my sx-980. I see dwojo69's name mentioned a lot on AK and I sent him quick email.

Does anyone have suggestions/tips or thoughts on replacing these - LEDs vs Bulbs etc?

Cheers
post #6400 of 13292

When I finally get around to fixing my Marantz 2230, I'll be going with the LEDs. Long life and all that.

post #6401 of 13292

What bulbs need replacing? The wedge lamps that generally illuminate the dial are easy to replace and LEDs probably would not work well.  The function indicator lamps are much harder to replace, but those definitely can be replaced with LEDs, and I think that's a good idea. I had that done in the 1280 I had restored (I did not do the work myself though, and not sure what LEDs the restorer used - and I have since sold that 1280). 

post #6402 of 13292
I noticed the dial looked darker than usual so I opened it up and saw two of the three dial lamps were unlit. The line indicators are all fine. I pulled one of the lamp indicators and sent an email to Dave asking about the 8V wedge bulbs and almost immediately he responded with the ones I need (long life 8v/250ma) - very helpful and not at all expensive.

I might consider eventually replacing the function indicator lamps with LEDs at some point. They all work, but seem a little dim (much like their current owner), however that may just be a function of the thickness of the coloured plastic. I don't want to chance making a mess of anything though. When I install the new bulbs I'll have a poke around to see how accessible the indicators are on the 980.

Thanks for the help and input.
post #6403 of 13292

My new headamp..fully restored :) 

 

post #6404 of 13292
Wow, mono, that is SCHWEEEEEET!!!!
post #6405 of 13292

It looks amazing

what is it?

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