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    Very nice. I've had the PD-91 and if I was going to go back to CD that would be the only player I would pursue.

    Love that era of Pioneer. Stunning, congratulations
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    Fantastic stuff, Paul! I admire your choice of equipment and lateral thinking. So what made you go that route - have you always been a fan of the JVC, and of that era of Pioneer amps?

    It's certainly a complete sea change from an AV system!

    Enjoy

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  3. #23
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    Oh !!



    Magnificent Tower of Power you have there.

    I'm seldom jealous of other folks' gear, but I may be prepared to make an exception for that pile of electronics!

    Yep, ditch the tt and put one of these on top instead ...



    Awesome.
    Jerry

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    .... or how about one of these instead?

    Jerry

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  5. #25
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    High end jap gear just love it with a capital L and always have since school days in the '70's.

    That R2R looks simply fabulous and no need to even bet that it's built to sound awesome and does.

    The black pioneer turntable looks a battleship beauty, pretty much in the same vain as some of the bad boy Sonys - TS8000 and PS X9 come to mind as well as the Trio L07d.

    As for the PD91 - Lets just say it's my last cdp

  6. #26
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    I once had the swiss black RT-909 - It was a beauty and fully fitted and refurbished my myself. It took an age but in the end it was fantastic. The pic shown of the black RT-909 is a cheap version as all of the buttons, guides etc are still silver.

    I think the swiss version cost me around 2500 inc. machine which I got for 400. All labour/refurbishment was of course my own time. I think they retail for over 4k now.

    Nice machines to look at/use and once sorted they are a very reliable machine. Sound is really nice but once you have seen (inside) and heard a Studer for example you definitely see that the RT-909 is more aesthetics than anything else.
    Last edited by The Black Adder; 08-12-2016 at 09:56.
    Preamplifier: Croft Epoch Elite - Dual external PSU & Upgrades
    Amplifier: Tube Distinctions Copper Amp No. 5 using KT150's
    Digital: Raspberry Pi & ALLO Piano DAC & KALI - IQAudio DAC with SBooster Linear BOBW PSU & Trio DP700 CDP
    Turntable: Thorens TD124 MkII - Schopper refurbished
    Tonearm: SME 3009 S2 None Improved - Audio Origami modified
    Cartridge: Ortofon SPU GT
    Speakers: 15" Tannoy Monitor Golds in Lockwood Majors with Tannoyista Spec 3 crossovers
    Cables/Mains: Mark Grant Black Series mains cables & 6-Way power bar
    Cables/IC's: Mark Grant HDX1 Pure Copper + Custom made Silver/Gold interconnects
    Mains Other: Tube Distinctions/Mark Grant 'The Power Works' Digital noise mains power filter TD2414-MG - Nick Gorham DC Blocker unit constructed by Mark Grant

  7. #27
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    I'm Robert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Black Adder View Post
    I once had the swiss black RT-909 - It was a beauty and fully fitted and refurbished my myself. It took an age but in the end it was fantastic. The pic shown of the black RT-909 is a cheap version as all of the buttons, guides etc are still silver.

    I think the swiss version cost me around 2500 inc. machine which I got for 400. All labour/refurbishment was of course my own time. I think they retail for over 4k now.

    Nice machines to look at/use and once sorted they are a very reliable machine. Sound is really nice but once you have seen (inside) and heard a Studer for example you definitely see that the RT-909 is more aesthetics than anything else.
    Interesting stuf Josie.
    Can be the case with some beautiful jap gear BUT thankfully, the high end often does look and sound great too

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    I'm Paul.

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    Thanks Ian,

  9. #29
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    Thanks Marco,
    Until you have seen, held and heard the older vintage gear it is not possible to appreciate how well designed and built they are, something I believe will never be repeated.

  10. #30
    Join Date: May 2015

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    Hi Jerry thanks for that, Yes that was exactly the player I was after, Until I read Josie's comments on the real black player, as for the turntable that could be my next purchase if one comes along

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