Originally Posted by MattTCG
Terry Dewick out of Knoxville TN. While he is very good, I'll warn you that his repair time runs about 60 days. If you want more details just pm me.
It's been a while since I was at the Atlanta meet. I hope that I'm able to make this one. And yes, I'll do the heavy lifting for the Pioneer so that others can hear the wonderful "old steel." There was a member, Moodyrn, who brought a restored Sansui 9090 to the Atlanta and that's where I first got my interest. Anyway, I'm powerfully muscled and athletic so that 70 pound receiver is nothing for me.
Thanks MattTCG! Are you in Augusta or Atlanta area? I'm in Greenville, SC.
Terry is who I was planning on. I haven't used him before but it's close enough I can drive up and drop it off.
I had a 9090db at one point but didn't think I could justify it just for headphones (wish I had it back, of course). It was so heavy it was dangerous. To me it has a warm, dark sound like Marantz. The only vintage Pioneer I've heard with headphones was one of the lower-end models, so I'd love to hear your monster if you are up for bringing it.