Pioneer PL-L1000 Linear Tracking Turntable (1979-1982)
One of Pioneer's top of the line turntables in the late 70's and early 80's. The PL-L1000 featured a linear tracking arm that moved back and forth by rotating the shuttle dial on the front right of the machine. See how smoothly it works in the video after the break on this post. Full specs after the break too.
Pioneer PL-15D II Turntable / Record Player
Pioneer PL-15D-II Semi-Automatic Turntable. Vintage Pioneer from the mid 1970's.
Drive: Belt Drive
Tonearm: S bend tonearm with removable 1/2" mount headshell
Pioneer SX-838 Receiver (1974)
This Pioneer SX-838 receiver was third from the top of the line, behind only the SX-939 and the TOTL SX-1010. It's conservatively rated at 50 watts per channel into 8 ohms.
Its FM tuner offers high sensitivity and excellent rejection characteristics thanks to its front end equipped with a frequency-linear 4-gang variable capacitor and two MOS FETs.
In terms of power, the unit produces 50W + 50W of continuous RMS power (both channels driven at 8 ohms) with total harmonic distortion of less than 0.3% - remember that this figure is measured and guaranteed over the entire spectrum from 20 to 20,000Hz.
The SX-838 is distinguished from all other receivers in its price range by offering switched-turnover flexibility in its tone control operation, permitting the creation of a variety of tonal characteristics to match your room's acoustics or your mood.