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|ONE STACK!! Pioneer SX-580 through SX-1980|
| Such sweet music! Sadly however, equipment of this age is bound to fail ... and that's where Rick and his comprehensive range of vintage HiFi documentation comes in. Already my local HiFi repair specialist (Richard of Melrose Electronics, Phoenix, AZ) has used two of Rick's Service Manuals to breathe fresh life back into two of my treasured components.|
Doubtless there will be a need for others to be repaired which is why I have also purchased from Rick the Operating Instructions, Service Manuals, and Sales Brochures for each and every item of equipment I have. And if you have done so too, you will know that it is the quality of Rick's products that sets them aside from those available from all other suppliers ... including, I dare say, Pioneer. I wish you all good (vintage) listening!
Dave Swaffer, Arizona
|Note from Rick: I did not have any input into Dave's comments above. They are his alone and submitted without solicitation. As of this writing (early autumn, 2002) he has become our #1 customer. I hope his opinions continue to be so gracious towards us and our reproductions.|
UPDATE: Shortly after this page was originally posted, Dave and I began a collaborative effort to produce what became our spectacular Pioneer 1970 - 1985 Pioneer HiFi Equipment Specifications Bible. In the process, we became good friends. You wouldn't believe my email archives of our many exchanges, not to mention the phone calls. Our initial intention was to produce something in the range of perhaps 50 pages or so by about December of 2002. The initial First Edition was not completed and published till April 2003... at an astounding (to us) 132 pages.
At that time, I mostly stepped aside and returned my full attention back StereoManuals.com. We knew we would publish an updated, revised version sometime... when convenient. However, he (semi unbeknownst to me), continued to gather information and we published the 2nd Edition Pioneer 1970 - 1985 Pioneer HiFi Equipment Specifications Bible in July, 2003 at 153 pages.
Between the two of us, many, many thousands of dollars had been expended in acquiring the literature that provided the bulk of the information for the Spec Bible. When my time spent on the project and Dave's laborious and exhaustive efforts are factored in, we have no idea the true cost of producing it. We both agreed then that the Bible project was "put to bed" and any future changes would only be done to make corrections if mistakes were discovered.
Promise-breaker Dave must be obsessive compulsive or something... In early October, 2004, we published the (now renamed) New 3rd Edition Pioneer Spec Bible at 242 pages. In a former life, he was a Vice-President in a large international corporation. He must have left them to a life of semi-retirement just to buy vintage Pioneer audio gear and meet me. Upon deciding I needed something else to do, he suckered me into the Bible project (just joking). But now, he was about to return to the work-a-day world of being an executive with another large international corporation. So we both now "knew" the 3rd Edition was going to be "it" for quite awhile... perhaps several years
Wrong! A short delay in reporting to the new company gave him opportunity to dig up some additional Pioneer material. So even though the ink was barely dry on the initial production of the 3rd Edition, we published the New 4th Edition Pioneer Spec Bible (now at 288 pages) in January of 2005. God help us... the last and final edition! (Time will tell...)
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