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post #9076 of 13763

Also, why is the guy willing to do a straight swap? If the 1250 is better... I'd be a bit suspicious..  

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That's a good question. He posted on CL. I shoot him an email. He states that he'd be interested in trades. So I start naming the things I've got for trade, which really isn't much. I thought he might take some speakers and cash, but he didn't seem that interested in speakers. 

 

So I mention that I have a Pioneer myself, 1280. He seems somewhat interested. Anyway it gets weirder. He offers to drive the 1250 over to my house for me to look it and listen to. Who does this? Maybe he wants to rob me...don't know. 

post #9078 of 13763
That or, like earlier in this thread, believes the SX-**80 series to be sonically superior.
post #9079 of 13763
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

That's a good question. He posted on CL. I shoot him an email. He states that he'd be interested in trades. So I start naming the things I've got for trade, which really isn't much. I thought he might take some speakers and cash, but he didn't seem that interested in speakers. 

 

So I mention that I have a Pioneer myself, 1280. He seems somewhat interested. Anyway it gets weirder. He offers to drive the 1250 over to my house for me to look it and listen to. Who does this? Maybe he wants to rob me...don't know. 

Can't tell mate, he might be genuine. But it seems like a lot of trouble to take something over to your house if there is not something worthwhile for them..  If you had negotiated a price then yes. But you hadn't. Dunno.  

post #9080 of 13763
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I've already got Moody's opinion but I'd also be interested in the groups well. I may have an opportunity to do a straight swap...my 1280 for a 1250 is similar very nice condition. Would you do it? 

1280 = looks better

1250 = better build quality, better shielding and bigger caps.

1250 is my favorite Pioneer receiver over the 1280 and even the 1980...


Edited by parbaked - 8/16/13 at 3:41pm
post #9081 of 13763
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I've already got Moody's opinion but I'd also be interested in the groups well. I may have an opportunity to do a straight swap...my 1280 for a 1250 is similar very nice condition. Would you do it? 

Well, here is the tough part. The 1280 is the more valuable of the two, and yet the 1250 is if anything slightly better sounding, although personally I found them quite similar sounding. The 1250 is easier to have repaired if something catastrophic happens to the outputs. But if your swapper wants to sell his unit, he is for sure better off doing the trade. If you have absolutely no intent to sell, and both units are in equally good condition, it might be in your best interest as well, but you are getting a receiver that tends to sell for about 30-40% less, on average.
post #9082 of 13763
Great advice. And thanks Rob
post #9083 of 13763
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Great advice. And thanks Rob

I would see if he would top up the 1250 with a bit of good ol' cash.

post #9084 of 13763

Was gonna say Matt, keep a can of Deoxit handy. Just in case he does get a bit dicey and try to make off with your 1280 and valuables.. Simply hold his eye lids open and spray (using the attached straw), to the centre of the eye ball. This should cause temporary blurring of his vision and a good amount of confusion. Giving you enough time to call the police. 

 

Anyways.. 

 

Just wanted stress how good recordings from the late 60's and early seventies sound through my vintage gear.. Last weekend I took a trip back through the Beatles back cat and I started from 1966 and got to bed at 4am.. This weekend I'm doing the Zep. ****ing hell they've never sounded this good. Dazed n Confused (this was one of my faves to play back in my band days) is amazing. Honestly they never sounded this good with my previous hp amps. Makes sense that the recordings were mixed for the hifi's of the day. 

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Was gonna say Matt, keep a can of Deoxit handy. Just in case he does get a bit dicey and try to make off with your 1280 and valuables.. Simply hold his eye lids open and spray (using the attached straw), to the centre of the eye ball. This should cause temporary blurring of his vision and a good amount of confusion. Giving you enough time to call the police. 

 

Anyways.. 

 

Just wanted stress how good recordings from the late 60's and early seventies sound through my vintage gear.. Last weekend I took a trip back through the Beatles back cat and I started from 1966 and got to bed at 4am.. This weekend I'm doing the Zep. ****ing hell they've never sounded this good. Dazed n Confused (this was one of my faves to play back in my band days) is amazing. Honestly they never sounded this good with my previous hp amps. Makes sense that the recordings were mixed for the hifi's of the day. 

 

Yup, I agree. I have been listening to a lot of 70's prog like King Crimson and E.L.P. with mine. 

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JP Jones bass on Heartbreaker eek.gif  Marvelous!! (lowly 2216b involved)

post #9087 of 13763
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

That's a good question. He posted on CL. I shoot him an email. He states that he'd be interested in trades. So I start naming the things I've got for trade, which really isn't much. I thought he might take some speakers and cash, but he didn't seem that interested in speakers. 

 

So I mention that I have a Pioneer myself, 1280. He seems somewhat interested. Anyway it gets weirder. He offers to drive the 1250 over to my house for me to look it and listen to. Who does this? Maybe he wants to rob me...don't know. 

 

blink.gif Upon reading this, being careful, I sat down my flute of French bubbly. And nearly knocked it over anyway, when I read further...

post #9088 of 13763

^^ biggrin.gif

post #9089 of 13763

As Moody and Trav can attest, I'm a hulking brute of a man...heavily muscled. I don't expect any trouble from visitors. Worst case I can sick the dog on him. He has no use of his hind legs and wets himself at the least amount of excitement, but for a mini datsun he's pretty ferocious. 

 

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