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Pioneer 1970-1985 Audio Equipment Specifications Bible - 5nd Edition
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Huge amount of content. Why buy anything else?
At $49.95 this is a terrific bargain!
 
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Pioneer Spec Bible
Fifth Edition (Revised & Expanded)
  396 pages. You would have to buy 10's of thousands of dollars of individual manuals to get this spec info contained in the Spec Bible. Even then, you wouldn't have the hundreds of footnotes and ancillary information we have included.  
 
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Do you love Classic Pioneer audio gear? You have never seen anything like our PIONEER SPEC BIBLE because nothing like it has existed prior to its first edition printing in April 2003. It is difficult to explain in words the vast amount of data and depth of detail that is included in this book. You might think you could easily find the same information on the internet. You would be wrong.

One can search the internet and find a lot of information. There are loads of internet sites, audio groups, etc. that are disseminating inaccurate information and data about classic Pioneer models. This is simply because a research project of this scope has never been done before. We expect that various sources of information on the internet will be corrected and updated over time as the information in our Spec Bible becomes disseminated.
It is the result of a project that entailed many hours, almost every day and extended over approximately a nine month period for the 1st Edition with "A LOT" of time and and "A LOT" more money spent to produce the 2nd Edition.

The information resources were our huge Pioneer Library of service manuals, user (owners, operating, instruction) manuals, sales brochures, etc. plus searching the internet, old audio magazines, eBay auctions, and all over the world where we could source accurate information and verify it.

Exhaustive, comparative, and meticulous research efforts have produced *The Definitive Resource* for information regarding the vintage Pioneer audio equipment we all love.
Details about the Content of the Pioneer Spec Bible 2nd Edition
You could spend years attempting to duplicate this data. Note:  This is NOT a "Picture Book" and does NOT contain images or illustrations other than on the front cover. It is also NOT a book of schematics or service literature.
 
INCORRECT INFO FOR OLDER EDITION- UPDATES COMING SOON
Specifications and Data Sections
Amplifiers 113 models 14 pages   Miscellaneous 128 Models 7 pages
Cartridges (phono) 37 models 2 pages Preamplifiers 7 Models 1 pages
Cassette & 8-Track Decks 120 models 14 pages Receivers 107 Models 16 pages
Cassette & 8-Track Amps 14 models 1 pages Reel to Reel 19 Models 4 pages
Cassette & 8-Track Receivers 23 models 3 pages Speakers 225 Models 26 pages
CD Players 7 models 1 pages Speaker drivers for 95 Models 2 pages
Equalizers 21 models 4 pages Tuners 99 Models 10 pages
Headphones 48 models 6 pages Turntables 160 Models 20 pages
Microphones 8 models 2 pages Index 1243 Models 5 pages
 
INCORRECT INFO FOR OLDER EDITION- UPDATES COMING SOON
Breakdown of 128 Models Covered in Miscellaneous Section
Body Sonic 7 models Reel to Reel Accessories 13 models
Portable Components & Systems 10 models Four-Channel Decoders 2 models
Racks and Related 38 models Dynamic Processors 4 models
Remote Controls 4 models Oscilloscope Display Units 2 models
Stereo Systems 19 models Electronic Crossover Units 5 models
Timers 11 models Reverberation Amplifiers 5 models
Microphone & A/V Mixers 3 models TV Tuners 2 models
Tone Arm 1 models Program Selectors /Switching Units 2 models
 
INCORRECT INFO FOR OLDER EDITION- UPDATES COMING SOON
Terminology Sections
Amplifier Terminology 10 entries 2 pages Speaker Terminology 8 entries 1 pages
Cartridge Terminology 9 entries 1 pages Tuner Terminology 12 entries 4 pages
Cassette & 8-Track Terminology 8 entries 1 pages Turntable Terminology 7 entries 1 pages
Charts
Approximate dBf relationship chart
Spurious  and Image Rejection Charts for 120 tuners
Extra Stuff Sections
Versions /Country Codes 83 entries 1 pages Appendix 107 entries 3 pages
 
But wait... There's even MORE...
  FOOTNOTES!  A large number of footnotes contain various kinds of information, tidbits and little-known facts that are not included in the specifications data charts. So, you are a classic Pioneer Expert... well lets see. Check the quiz link below for more information
Click here to see if you have the answers to these questions.
Of course, the Spec Bible knows the answers to all these questions (and much more) and turns us all into experts.
Click here for a complete list of all 1243 included models.
Click here for a summary of the changes and additions in the Second Edition.
 
General Information
General: The incomparable Spec Bible is one of those 'Must Have' items for serious Classic Pioneer enthusiasts. There is a lot of information available out there but much of it is not accurate. THIS BOOK WILL GIVE YOU THE FACTS AND LOTS OF THEM. Detailed specifications for more than a thousand (actually 1136 complete + 107 partial) Pioneer models are included plus a lot of footnotes and tidbits of interesting information for you. You could spend years AND a very lot of money trying to duplicate the information in this publication. What is your time worth? Better get your very own copy of The Spec Bible.
  • How much RMS (real) power does it have?
  • What's the weight? (great to know if shippers are ripping you off.)
  • What are the dimensions?
  • What year was it first sold?
  • What was the last year sold?
  • What other components were in the same series?
  • All this and at least a "gazillion" more facts for all these models...
 
Page Count: 158 - counting all 8.5" x 11" page sides, cover to cover.
Construction: Double-side printed on 8.5" x 11" white laser paper stock with card stock covers. It is bound with a 1/2" 19-hole plastic comb spiral binder along the top side so that it reads in landscape mode and opens out flat. The front cover is printed in Full Color with an attractive collage of Classic Pioneer units. See pictures.
General Condition: Content = "Much more" and more detailed than you imagine!
Print and construction quality = Very Good to Excellent.
Dedication: The Pioneer Spec Bible would not have been possible at this time except for the enormous effort and dedication to the project by my partner in crime, David Swaffer. Click here for further information and how this book came to be. For those who can not get enough to read, here is the last email update to partakers of our original Pre-publication discount offer.
Book Copyright Notice: The Pioneer 1970-1985 Spec Bible is an exclusive copyrighted publication of StereoManuals.com. It is unavailable anywhere else at any price.

Copyright 2003 W. R. 'Rick' Stout and David Swaffer. Data compilation by David Swaffer.
Exclusive publication rights granted to www.StereoManuals.com (dba Stout and Associates).
All rights reserved. Reproduction of any part, by any and all means prohibited without written permission of the publisher.
Second Edition (Revised & Expanded) Rev. 1 ~ July, 2003
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83 of those pesky Country (Version) Codes Not a little pamphlet
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A Sampling of Previous Customer Comments about The Spec Bible
"Hi Rick, Just wanted to let you know the Pioneer Bible arrived today!!! It is really an incredible amount of information. I am really impressed & it's more than I expected. I received it at noon (its 4:00pm now) and I've been unable to tear myself away from it! It's everything & more a Pioneer enthusiast could ever dream of!! Right on!!! Thanks much."--Tom
"Rick, Nice work on the Pioneer Spec Bible. I know it is something that will be useful to me ten times what I paid for it. I have never really owned such an extensive guide before, I like the definitions at the beginning of each section as they really tie the sections together in a way that makes sense to me. There appears to be so much more information than I even understand how to use yet and that makes it very interesting. I find myself looking around now for older Pioneer gear to experiment with... Overall I'm really impressed with the guide and glad that I decided to make the purchase. Thanks," - Chris Bradach
"By the way, an absolutely superb job on the Spec Manual. What a staggering amount of work. Now you really know what it takes to write a book!" - Anthony Young
"I received your wonderful publication today and I'm so impressed I can't put it down! You deserve to make zillions of dollars for what I'm sure was a painstaking endeavor. I really appreciate your efforts and will pass the word on. I will e-mail Dave Swaffer a thanks, also." - Charles Cannon
"I am impressed! You definitely out did yourself this time. It is a super, info-packed, reference bonanza that was worth the wait. I will refer to it regularly and might wear it out! You should offer a shop version that has laminated pages - so they don't get marred or worn out. Rick, it's a beautiful piece of work - my hat is off to you! The SPEC Bible is the BEST excuse for a technical publication that I have ever seen!" - Andy Schwartz

NOTE FROM RICK: In a bidding war, Andy overpaid 2-3 times for one of the first items I ever offered on eBay. He wrote and told me it was "the poorest excuse of a tech publication" he had ever seen. So after stroking him a bit, we became long distance internet friends and fellow classic Pioneer buddies. We've had that comment as a long-running joke ever since but now, it can be laid to rest..

The bible is excellent. I spent three hours last nite reading through it and forgot the time. For someone like me its perfect when trying to decide which models etc. of pioneer equipment to buy. - Michael Furlong
"I have bookmarked the pages with the specs of SX-x50 receivers. That is my favorite stuff to collect right now. It is great to be able to get the detailed specs for those units. I promise when I get the time, I will take a look through the rest of the book and get you some feedback as one of the lucky first that has it in his hands," - Ken Ferguson
"I have received the Pioneer Specifications Bible last Thursday. I am very pleased to have such a wonderful book. I want to thank you very much for making and shipping this item. If I ever want to have other things about audio, I will go to your website. - Best regards," - Twan - The Netherlands
"I received your package a day ago and have been so busy going thru it front to back... the Spec Bible is absolutely fantastic and very informative." - Manfred - Australia
"I received the Spec Bible over the weekend and it is outstanding! For avid Pioneer collectors this is a tremendous resource and reference guide. I have already learned things about the amps I own that I never new. Additionally, this is a great tool for eBay purchases as it provides not only the specs but an original sales price in the year manufactured. This provides a starting point for assessing residual value in auction items. Thanks again for a wonderful guide. You know that I'll be back for more :) and perhaps you'll hear from me on the 70s Audio Mindset Group."  Serge Barlas
"I received my order a couple of days after your reply. I meant to let you know that I got everything a little sooner, but I have had my nose buried in the Spec Bible ever since it arrived! I am very pleased with everything. The printing quality is absolutely outstanding and the data compilation and layout is obviously a labor of love. It is very nice to see that there are still people out there who are passionate about what they do. I will be placing orders for more manuals once I figure out what I need. Regards," - Ed Imhoff
"Hi Rick, OK, it's been almost a week now since I received the spec bible and I'm just coming up for air! What a great reference document! Well worth the cost." - Ed Kakenmaster
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We do NOT profit on shipping. The 5th Edition Spec Bible is now too large to ship via Flat-rate Priority Mail document mailers as we used to do. The rates shown below are the cheapest way to ship without using very slow methods which would result in long delivery times and increase the chance of your Spec Bible being damaged in transit.

 

USA  $49.95 + $10.00 S/H = $59.95
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CANADA  $49.95 + $10.00 S/H = $59.95
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CANADA $49.95 + $24.00 S/H = $73.95
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International
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International (not USA/Canada) DEFAULT shipping
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International
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