Thought Id offer these as is - befoam refoaming the woofers, which I seem to be taking a long time to get around to having done.
Just sold the second set of these I had which were pro refoamed. That's how I know how they sound = good. As in contenders in the $300-600 zone.
I can get that done professionally for another $150 - ill cost me $120 plus travel costs twice plus time to unbox/rebox x 2 and pull/resinstall woofers. The cones are plastic, so a bit of extra skill and/or care may be required. My guy did the first set no problem.
Will take couple of weeks or longer to get refoamed.
They sound very good for the price range, $400 zone - contenders in this range certainly. The gentleman who purchased the first set was going to buy another set for $750, after listening to 4 other sets in total - until he heard these (refoamed ones of course) - the combination of sound and value overwhelmed the $750 set. Sigh
Exceptional condition vintage speaks
Early 80's? Guessing that because have been travelling toghether with A-70 amp and F-90 tuner which date from then.
Assymetric - that is, there's a Left and a Right - cabinets and even the factory boxes are marked R and L.
Not a lot of info out there, but some say comparable to HPM-100? Not sure are that good, but probably close.
My speaker tech says these have very well made voice coils. .he's been inside coils on another speaker....not these.
Speaker cones are plastic....important that they be in good shape - these are. Also a good reason to have a pro go the foams. ...these cones make it tricky to do good job.
These really are in great shape. I give them a 9 out of 10 for cosmetics, as compared to a few other urnestored sets. And I grade hard. Cant remember last time anything got a 9. The one photo shows the bottoms - which are better than the tops of most vintage speaks. Tops also excellent - forgot to take photos.
Check out the build in photo showing the internals. Crossovers look decent, enclosed mid driver.
Sound? Have to admint my second impressions were that they sounded better than I'd remembered - and that I'd priced them too cheap! Bummer for me, good for the buyer. We'd just been listening to 4 other sets of speakers - Energy 22 Red Cons, ESS HD12, Vandersteen 2C (not at best, has tweeter switched), and Kef Cantatas - stuff up to $900. Then hooked up these Pioneers, and sounded so good for so cheap that ..SOLD. Contenders in the $300-500 range of vintage speakers. Quite smooth. Bass digs deeper than many in the price range - is robust without taking over. Not as good as Ditton 551, and I think I prefer Technics SB6000 - but better than a lot of Sansui speakers I've heard that command similar price. Don't have quite the clarity and detail of a better speaker, but well balanced and not offensive. Good rock speaker.
Quite efficient - would estimate around 93-94 dB. Was running alongside another speaker rated at 90 dB, and a considerable jump up in volume when switching to these.
Specs (looking for more info)
12 in woofer Ribbon tweeter?? Maybe a leaf type? Power handling 160 watts Continous 60 Impedance - 6 ohms (6.3 on label) Efficiency - guess at 93/94 Dimensions - 25.75 in high x 14.6 wide x 11.6 in deep Weight - guestimate at 30 plus lbs
Factory boxes with corner foams for all.
Can deliver for free to Calgary or Red Deer, on my schedule. Edmonton maybe too, for gas money.
Probably not worth shipping. But its your dime, and as I have factory boxes and foams the packing is easy..
Email or cell/text 403-443-3229 not after 9 pm please
factory boxes with all foams and "sock"
Re: Pioneer S-710 Speakers - early 80's? - Needs Foams - Really Nice Shape - Sound Good
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