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    Default PIONEER: Their PL-50LII turntable. Their very finest perhaps?

    Judging by looks alone, quite possibly. So .... http://www.hifianswers.com/2018/01/p...inest-perhaps/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil McCauley View Post
    Judging by looks alone, quite possibly. So .... http://www.hifianswers.com/2018/01/p...inest-perhaps/
    Well it looks nice! Better than Ďtables they made in the late Ď70ís to early Ď80ís? Hard to say.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphaGT View Post
    Well it looks nice! Better than ‘tables they made in the late ‘70’s to early ‘80’s? Hard to say.....
    It arrived in '81 and is right up there.

    Derived from and in the same vein of 'serious audiophile intent and approach' as their excellent and lauded Exclusive P3 http://www.thevintageknob.org/pioneer-PL-50LII.html
    My System:
    Amplification - Sansui AU-919 Complete overhaul, upgraded, re-capped. Caps upgraded from 4 x 15,000 uf to 4 x 20,000 uf-inside original oval caps. All glue and 'black flags' removed
    Turntable - Modified Technics SL1210 MK5G
    Mike New precision bearing, bearing base plate, ETP Platter
    Micro Seiki MA-202 tonearm, rewired, hybrid ceramic bearings
    Ortofon Cadenza Black moving coil cartridge
    Yannis Tome 423.5 Silver-Litz tonearm cable with KLEI Pure Silver Harmony plugs
    Ebony armboard
    Audio Technica MS-8 Magnesium headshell, Ortofon pure silver headshell leads
    Isonoe Isolation Feet
    Paul Hynes SR7EHD PSU (plus regulator modules), DCSXL pure-silver DC lead with Jaegar low impedance connector
    CDP - Pioneer PD-91
    Speakers - Mission 752 Freedom
    QED Silver Spiral speaker cable, Airlock plugs - bare wire amp end.
    Mains - Ultra Pure silver plated un-switched socket, Missing link EPS 500 silver plated plugs with Hi-Fi Tuning gold plated silver ceramic 13 amp fuses

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil McCauley View Post
    Judging by looks alone, quite possibly. So .... http://www.hifianswers.com/2018/01/p...inest-perhaps/
    could it be called their finest? there was a PL-70LII model above it.
    http://audio-database.com/PIONEER-EX...l-70lii-e.html
    My System/ Yamaha NS1000M speakers, Townsend Elite rock 2 ,Pioneer PLC-590 turntables,Alphason HR-100S-MCS,Zeta tonearms,Denon 103SA Cartridge ,Sony 700ES Amp,Sony X555ES CD Player, Nakamichi ca5 pre amp ,

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    Pioneer exclusive was their finest.
    Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Rothwell MCX SUT > Wizard MM Valve Phonostage (Telefunken Valves) > Slagle AVC Passive Preamp > Firebottle Monoblocks (Telefunken Valves) > IXOS Speaker Cables > Pioneer CS-77A Speakers > Oliver's IC Cables Throughout

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    Sorry, I was thinking back to a friendís table from back in the day, with a granite plinth and a huge S shaped tonearm. The one in the photo looks too modern compared to that? But Iím thinking back to the mid to late 70ís. Memories are a funny thing.


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