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#1 bredgeo

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 12:30 PM

Hey Guys and Gals,

Who has got one to give us (me) a run down on the good points and eventual bad pointsd on this Bbox?

Thanks!

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 12:55 PM

well i love mine thats for sure :w00t: :w00t: its not going to be in the leage as the m90 but it can get nasty even being a smaller box :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :drool:

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 01:01 PM

Ahhhhh.... Info like this is good!!!!!!!!!

The oneii am looking to bid on has three days to go!

I hope I do better than with the GF 508HB!!!!

Thanks for this post!!!! it makes me WANT! :w00t:

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 01:02 PM

anybody know the differences.... 900 vs 909 ??

sometimes its the tuner or the voltage ....

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 01:09 PM

ira i belive it could be the voltage,, but right now if the had the chance to get another one i would i love the warm bassy sound the eq really shapes the sound to your taste,, btw its very heavy almost 7in deep ,, i mean its a real nice good looking and sounding box :yes: :yes: :yes:

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 05:00 PM

Brian so far nobody I know of has been disappointed with this model. :nonono:
Never had one but if it came up at a decent price I wouldn't pass it up.

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 07:59 PM

The first thing you'll notice is the quality. This is definitely a well designed boombox, almost like a work of art. The service manual is like 80 pages jam packed with circuitry so this is NOT a simple empty box. The switches are not mechanical. Rather they are momentary switches and the actual switching is all done using solid state circuitry. It's probably 1/2 the size of a GF-777. But it's just as heavy as an M90, just a tad less than a GF-777. Most have failed tape decks but due to complexity, nobody bothers to rebelt them. The speaker drivers might be small but don't let that fool you -- it sounds anything but small. The amp puts out good power, higher than M70, and a tad less than an M90, almost negligible (8wpc FTC vs 8.5 for M90). However, the specs are rated at lower distortion (5% vs. 10%) so if you dial back the other amp to where it generates 5% THD or less, the power could be lower. Of course the speaker systems are different so the entire boombox must be taken as a whole and not broken down to individual specs. The tuner is a joy to use, it's senstive, selective and has that great Pioneer LED arrow tuning guide. It has one of the best equalizers I've seen. The equalizer slider motion is smooth and has nice firm detents. The response is positive and unambiguous. The speaker grills are lighter gauge than I'd like to see, but it is what it is. It's also a beautiful boombox that really grows on you. Once you've felt, handled, listened to it, you'll quickly realize, understand and agree that its in an entirely different class than most other boombox. But the most impressive thing about this model, is that there are several plastic japanese models of this particular boombox. At least one working model with speakers. I can't name another boombox for which there exists a scale replica model.

I suggest -- get it quick!

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 08:22 PM

i did not want to say too much -- :-)
as they are always hard to find and expensive --
so -
our friend bredgeo may be in for a loooooooooog and $$$ expensive
effort :sadno: :-D

but -- :super: is spot on --these are first class boxes
in every way --

the most rare box i have ever seen or had was the 800 model -
its the 900 w/o the equalizer and some tape search buttons-

so --brian --go find either one --
and you will be joyous FOR LIFE !!! :thumbsup: :yes: :yes:

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 11:57 PM

The first thing you'll notice is the quality. This is definitely a well designed boombox, almost like a work of art. The service manual is like 80 pages jam packed with circuitry so this is NOT a simple empty box. The switches are not mechanical. Rather they are momentary switches and the actual switching is all done using solid state circuitry. It's probably 1/2 the size of a GF-777. But it's just as heavy as an M90, just a tad less than a GF-777. Most have failed tape decks but due to complexity, nobody bothers to rebelt them. The speaker drivers might be small but don't let that fool you -- it sounds anything but small. The amp puts out good power, higher than M70, and a tad less than an M90, almost negligible (8wpc FTC vs 8.5 for M90). However, the specs are rated at lower distortion (5% vs. 10%) so if you dial back the other amp to where it generates 5% THD or less, the power could be lower. Of course the speaker systems are different so the entire boombox must be taken as a whole and not broken down to individual specs. The tuner is a joy to use, it's senstive, selective and has that great Pioneer LED arrow tuning guide. It has one of the best equalizers I've seen. The equalizer slider motion is smooth and has nice firm detents. The response is positive and unambiguous. The speaker grills are lighter gauge than I'd like to see, but it is what it is. It's also a beautiful boombox that really grows on you. Once you've felt, handled, listened to it, you'll quickly realize, understand and agree that its in an entirely different class than most other boombox. But the most impressive thing about this model, is that there are several plastic japanese models of this particular boombox. At least one working model with speakers. I can't name another boombox for which there exists a scale replica model.

I suggest -- get it quick!

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That's a great read Super, So many people talk so highly of this radio. What size are the speakers?

i did not want to say too much -- :-)
as they are always hard to find and expensive --
so -
our friend bredgeo may be in for a loooooooooog and $$$ expensive
effort :sadno: :-D

but -- :super: is spot on --these are first class boxes
in every way --

the most rare box i have ever seen or had was the 800 model -
its the 900 w/o the equalizer and some tape search buttons-

so --brian --go find either one --
and you will be joyous FOR LIFE !!! :thumbsup: :yes: :yes:


Were the 800 / 900 the only releases of this lay out? What years were the made?

#10 Superduper

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 12:21 AM

5" speakers, sealed enclosure with passive radiator extension.

Don't know the full range but '80 - '82 sounds about right.

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 02:20 AM

Damn, now I gotta add the 900 to my list of radios...I'm gonna go broke... :-D

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 03:23 AM

All very nice!!!! Thanks for the detailed info on that!!!!!

I am hunting, and it will probably take a while before I come across a good one!

Will be letting you guys know!

One thing I did notice is on the 900s there are some with fine tuning and others wothout (might be US/CAN, European and/or Jap models... Who knows about that?)

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 03:58 AM

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here is a pic of both the pioneer sk-800 on top and 900 on bottom :drool: :drool: :drool:

#14 Superduper

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 04:09 AM

Hey Ramon. Your place looks a whole lot like Henry's place.

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 04:19 AM

Ah yes, the 800 and the 900!!!!

NICE :thumbsup:

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 08:17 AM

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here is a pic of both the pioneer sk-800 on top and 900 on bottom :drool: :drool: :drool:


so glad you saved that shot, ramon -
even that picture is RARE !!!!