PIONEER: Their $129 speakers versus Harbeth Compact 7s

I’m not going to claim they are the equals of my Harbeth Compact 7ES-3s, but the $129 Andrew Jones-designed speakers by Pioneer (SP-BS22-LR) are quite remarkable. My point in posting is not really to compare them with my Harbeths, but to make the following observation: I’m becoming convinced that modestly priced components that are very […]

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CASSETTE DECKS: Faulty & spare parts NOT ON EBAY.

THE PUBLISHERS DO NOT VOUCH FOR ANY CONTENTS HERE.THE LISTING YOU ARE ABOUT TO VISIT MAY BE A SCAM. PLEASE BE CAREFUL —//— YAMAHA … https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/melbourne-cbd/stereo-systems/yamaha-stereo-cassette-deck-k-500-for-repair-parts-/1297268342 NAKAMICHI … https://reverb.com/item/52943031-nakamichi-bx-100-cassette-deck-for-parts-only?gspk=SGlmaXNoYXJrLVJldmVyYg%3D%3D&utm_campaign=Hifishark-Reverb&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=partnerstack-legacy SONY … https://www.bonanza.com/booths/sportsrapp/items/1289450690?awc=6238_1656500037_e14f5464acaff2e6a6b341390ca49bfc&utm_source=awin&utm_medium=cpa ONKYO … https://www.bonanza.com/booths/John_A25/items/1287896974?awc=6238_1656500080_6d371d3968b1edb820f76bdb8384943c&utm_source=awin&utm_medium=cpa\ PIONEER … https://www.bonanza.com/booths/bonzuser_vufnb/items/1285409143?awc=6238_1656500118_064fd622d4397e3653aa2b02e04eb726&utm_source=awin&utm_medium=cpa OPTONICA … https://reverb.com/item/56525365-sharp-rare-optonica-rt-6205-stereo-cassette-deck-for-fixing-or-for-parts-black?gspk=SGlmaXNoYXJrLVJldmVyYg%3D%3D&utm_campaign=Hifishark-Reverb&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=partnerstack-legacy NAKAMICHI … https://www.bonanza.com/booths/cambt3/items/1282524816?awc=6238_1656500187_8eb119d3e0a03c482ee47440b4af90a8&utm_source=awin&utm_medium=cpa TECHNICS … https://www.bonanza.com/booths/van_full_of_rhoads/items/1278435126?awc=6238_1656500235_855dc3654606533d6fcd0b0f81730e0f&utm_source=awin&utm_medium=cpa SONY … https://www.bonanza.com/booths/AmazingDeals2Day/items/1259218048?awc=6238_1656500361_028218dc0a58711be3121340ce40bfee&utm_source=awin&utm_medium=cpa KENWOOD … https://www.kijiji.ca/v-stereo-systems-home-theatre/calgary/kenwood-stereo-double-cassette-deck-kx-w791-for-parts-repair/1616768794 SONY … […]

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CASSETTE DECKS: DOZENS (NOT ON EBAY) FOR SALE

Today we present Akai / Harman Kardon / Marantz / Nakamichi / Neal / Pioneer / Revox / Sonab / Sony / Tandberg / Tascam / Technics / Yamaha AKAI AJ 360FS … https://www.marktplaats.nl/v/audio-tv-en-foto/radio-s/m1764497243-vintage-3-band-radio-cassette-recorder-akai-aj-360fs-1984?previousPage=lr GXC 706D … https://www.2dehands.be/v/audio-tv-en-foto/cassettedecks/m1764118074-lecteur-cassette-akai-gxc-706d KX 26W … https://www.marktplaats.nl/v/audio-tv-en-foto/cassettedecks/m1764090646-akai-hx-26w-dubbel-cassette-deck?previousPage=lr GXC 39D … https://www.marktplaats.nl/v/audio-tv-en-foto/cassettedecks/m1764090646-akai-hx-26w-dubbel-cassette-deck?previousPage=lr CS 35D … https://www.catawiki.com/l/42752843?utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=coop&utm_content=Hifishark&utm_campaign=Music-COM HX1 … https://www.marktplaats.nl/v/audio-tv-en-foto/cassettedecks/m1764850267-akai-hx-1-cassette-deck?previousPage=lr GXC 704D […]

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JAPANESE VINTAGE TURNTABLES NOT ON EBAY FOR SALE. List updated July 21st.

Denon / JVC / Luxman / Micro Seiki / Pioneer / Sansui / Technics / Yamaha THE PUBLISHERS DO NOT VOUCH FOR ANY CONTENTS HERE.THE LISTING YOU ARE ABOUT TO VISIT MAY BE A SCAM. PLEASE BE CAREFUL —//— LUXMAN PD 51 … https://www.hifi-forsale.co.uk/moreinfo.php?prod_title=luxman_pd-151_turntable&p=turntable&prod_id=89703&offset= YAMAHA P200 … https://www.bazaraki.com/adv/4249182_yamaha-p-200-belt-drive-turntable/ TECHNICS SL7 … https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/east-victoria-park/stereo-systems/technics-sl-7-linear-tracking-turntable-fully-serviced/1298556563 YAMAHA GT5000 … […]

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PIONEER AUDIO. NOT ON EBAY. Dozens of pieces FOR SALE. List updated July 2022

THE PUBLISHERS DO NOT VOUCH FOR ANY CONTENTS HERE.THE LISTING YOU ARE ABOUT TO VISIT MAY BE A SCAM. PLEASE BE CAREFUL —//— SPEC 1 … https://www.subito.it/audio-video/pioneer-spec-1-preamplificatore-venezia-446463045.htm VSA 10AX … https://www.skelbiu.lt/skelbimai/pioneer-a-777-62864840.html SA 7500 … https://www.skelbiu.lt/skelbimai/pioneer-sa7500-62883748.html CS 999 PAIR … https://www.tori.fi/etela-savo/Pioneer_CS_999_kaiuttimet_100055670.htm GR 777 … https://elektro.bazos.sk/inzerat/139353807/pioneer-gr-777-equalizer.php A 777 … https://www.skelbiu.lt/skelbimai/pioneer-a-777-62864840.html SPEC OPEN REEL … https://elektro.bazos.cz/inzerat/154671086/pioneer-spec-top-hifi1978-80.php SPEC 1 […]

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VINTAGE FM RECEIVERS: Neil McCauley (editor in chief) talking to Howard Popeck (features editor)

Q: So Howard, you’ve from time to time mentioned, in the context of receivers, the “good old days”. What does that mean? In the “good old days” the electronics for a hi fi system was all in one box that usually included a power amp, preamp and radio tuner. They were very convenient. Q: Convenient, […]

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BUT DID YOU? So, got what you bargained for did you?

Michael Vronsky writes: Did we in the high-end buyers arena get what we bargained for when we chose the lowest price over service and advice? Dealers have always discounted. It’s implicit in the descriptive word ‘dealers’ i.e. ‘to deal’ Perhaps ‘retailer’ might be more appropriate? Anyway – even famous dealers may be obliged to offer […]

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