Pioneer Vintage Speaker Listing

1960 >> CS-201L
1960 >> CS-250R
1965 >> CS-51
1966 >> AT-16A
1966 >> CS-24
1966 >> CS-52
1966 >> CS-61
1966 >> CS-62
1966 >> CS-71
1966 >> CS-72
1966 >> CS-73
1966 >> CS-91
1966 >> CS-A23
1966 >> DN-5
1966 >> DN-7
1966 >> DN-10
1968 >> AS-305A
1968 >> CS-33
1968 >> CS-52T
1968 >> CS-53
1968 >> CS-55
1968 >> CS-81
1968 >> CS-88
1968 >> CS-A31
1968 >> CS-A50
1968 >> CS-A88
1968 >> IS-60
1968 >> IS-70
1968 >> IS-80
1969 >> AS-303A
1969 >> CS-5
1969 >> CS-7
1969 >> CS-10
1969 >> CS-20
1969 >> CS-66
1969 >> CS-90
1969 >> CS-100
1969 >> CS-A22
1969 >> CS-A55
1969 >> CS-A77
1970 >> AS-200
1970 >> AT-8B
1970 >> CS-07
1970 >> CS-5F
1970 >> CS-8
1970 >> CS-11
1970 >> CS-12
1970 >> CS-15
1970 >> CS-15A
1970 >> CS-22
1970 >> CS-23
1970 >> CS-24B
1970 >> CS-44
1970 >> CS-54
1970 >> CS-63
1970 >> CS-63A
1970 >> CS-63DX
1970 >> CS-77
1970 >> CS-99
1970 >> CS-A500
1970 >> CS-A700
1970 >> CS-E200
1970 >> CS-E201
1970 >> CS-E300
1970 >> CS-E301
1970 >> CS-E500
1970 >> CS-E700
1970 >> DN-6
1970 >> DN-20
1970 >> DN-21
1970 >> DN-30
1970 >> DN-31
1971 >> CS-05
1971 >> CS-20B
1971 >> CS-30
1971 >> CS-40
1971 >> CS-50
1971 >> CS-60
1971 >> CS-80
1971 >> CS-410
1971 >> CS-610
1971 >> CS-810
1971 >> CS-900
1971 >> CS-3000
1971 >> CS-E400
1971 >> CS-E600
1971 >> CS-E900
1971 >> CS-H9
1972 >> AS-16A
1972 >> AS-20A
1972 >> AS-22
1972 >> AS-E400
1972 >> AS-E500
1972 >> AS-E700
1972 >> CS-06
1972 >> CS-22A
1972 >> CS-33A
1972 >> CS-66A
1972 >> CS-66E
1972 >> CS-77A
1972 >> CS-88A
1972 >> CS-99A
1972 >> CS-A770
1972 >> CS-E350
1972 >> CS-E450
1972 >> CS-R10
1972 >> CS-R30
1972 >> CS-R50
1972 >> CS-R70
1972 >> CS-R100
1972 >> CS-R300
1972 >> CS-R300-1
1972 >> CS-R400
1972 >> CS-R500
1972 >> CS-R500-1
1972 >> CS-R600
1972 >> CS-R700
1972 >> CS-R900
1972 >> CS-X100
1972 >> CS-X100-1
1972 >> R-300
1972 >> R-500
1972 >> R-700
1973 >> AS-30
1973 >> CS-06A
1973 >> CS-30A
1973 >> CS-40A
1973 >> CS-50A
1973 >> CS-60A
1973 >> CS-301
1973 >> CS-330
1973 >> CS-500
1973 >> CS-500G
1973 >> CS-700
1973 >> CS-701
1973 >> CS-770
1973 >> CS-801
1973 >> CS-901
1973 >> CS-3000A
1973 >> CS-E45
1973 >> CS-E220
1973 >> CS-E320
1973 >> CS-E420
1973 >> CS-E530
1973 >> CS-E730
1973 >> CS-E830
1973 >> DN-25
1973 >> Project 60
1973 >> Project 80
1973 >> Project 100
1973 >> SCS-11
1974 >> CS-44G
1974 >> CS-66G
1974 >> CS-313
1974 >> CS-700G
1974 >> CS-701A
1974 >> CS-801A
1974 >> CS-901A
1974 >> CS-955
1974 >> CS-F25
1974 >> CS-F45
1974 >> CS-F51
1974 >> CS-T8
1974 >> CS-T61
1974 >> SCS-12
1975 >> CS-311
1975 >> CS-313A
1975 >> CS-411
1975 >> CS-511
1975 >> CS-515
1975 >> CS-550
1975 >> CS-711
1975 >> CS-811
1975 >> CS-911
1975 >> CS-F75
1975 >> CS-T7
1975 >> CS-T66
1975 >> CS-T88
1975 >> CS-W5
1975 >> HPM-40
1975 >> HPM-60
1975 >> HPM-100
1975 >> HPM-200
1975 >> Project 60A
1975 >> Project 100A
1976 >> CS-511A
1976 >> CS-711A
1976 >> CS-811A
1976 >> CS-911A
1976 >> CS-E321
1976 >> CS-E421
1976 >> CS-E531
1976 >> CS-E731
1976 >> CS-F6
1976 >> CS-F7
1976 >> CS-F8
1976 >> CS-F9
1976 >> CS-F300
1976 >> CS-F500
1976 >> CS-F700
1976 >> CS-F900
1976 >> CS-T3
1976 >> CS-T5
1976 >> R-300B
1976 >> R-500B
1977 >> AS-202
1977 >> AS-252
1977 >> AS-302
1977 >> AS-304
1977 >> AT-8S
1977 >> CS-12D
1977 >> CS-27
1977 >> CS-100A
1977 >> CS-200A
1977 >> CS-400A
1977 >> CS-516
1977 >> CS-522
1977 >> CS-616
1977 >> CS-655
1977 >> CS-722
1977 >> CS-755
1977 >> CS-770A
1977 >> CS-822
1977 >> CS-880
1977 >> CS-922
1977 >> CS-F77
1977 >> CS-F99
1977 >> CS-F330
1977 >> CS-F550
1977 >> CS-F660
1977 >> CS-F770
1977 >> CS-F990
1977 >> CS-X1
1977 >> CS-X3
1977 >> DN-8
1977 >> DN-200
1977 >> DN-300

IMG_0979
1977 >> HPM-150
1977 >> HPM-1500
1977 >> PS-3
1977 >> PS-5
1978 >> CS-323
1978 >> CS-323/W4
1978 >> CS-424
1978 >> CS-424/W4
1978 >> CS-506
1978 >> CS-525
1978 >> CS-525/W4
1978 >> CS-F1000
1978 >> CS-F5000
1978 >> CS-F6000
1978 >> CS-F7000
1978 >> HPM-40
1978 >> HPM-60

IMG_0979
1978 >> HPM-100
1978 >> Model 2301
1978 >> Model 3301
1978 >> Prelude 80
1978 >> Prelude 100
1978 >> Project 80
1978 >> Project 100B
1978 >> Project 120
1978 >> S-180
1978 >> S-X4
1978 >> S-X50
1978 >> XD-11
1979 >> CL-30
1979 >> CL-35
1979 >> CL-40
1979 >> CL-70
1979 >> CL-100
1979 >> CS-99aa
1979 >> CS-333
1979 >> CS-410
1979 >> CS-434
1979 >> CS-510
1979 >> CS-535
1979 >> CS-610
1979 >> CS-636
1979 >> CS-710
1979 >> CS-A1
1979 >> CS-A3
1979 >> CS-A5
1979 >> CS-A7
1979 >> CS-A9
1979 >> CS-F77A
1979 >> CS-F99A
1979 >> CS-F3000
1979 >> CS-X2
1979 >> CS-X4
1979 >> CS-X5
1979 >> EN-907
1979 >> HPM-30
1979 >> HPM-50
1979 >> HPM-70
1979 >> HPM-110
1979 >> HPM-110X
1979 >> MCL-3
1979 >> Model 3401
1979 >> Model 3401w
1979 >> S-X20
1980 >> CS-343
1980 >> CS-444
1980 >> CS-522A
1980 >> CS-545
1980 >> CS-646
1980 >> CS-722A
1980 >> CS-822A
1980 >> CS-922A
1980 >> CS-A33
1980 >> CS-A44
1980 >> CS-A66
1980 >> CS-A77
1980 >> CS-A99
1980 >> CS-AV55
1980 >> CS-AV88
1980 >> CS-X3II
1980 >> HPM-300
1980 >> HPM-500
1980 >> HPM-700
1980 >> HPM-900
1980 >> HPM-1100
1980 >> Promusica 80
1980 >> Promusica 120
1980 >> S-100
1980 >> S-110
1980 >> S-140
1980 >> S-160
1980 >> S-180A
1980 >> S-570
1980 >> S-922
1980 >> S-933
1980 >> S-955
1980 >> S-F1 (Custom)
1980 >> S-X2
1980 >> S-X3II
1981 >> CS-103
1981 >> CS-203
1981 >> CS-303
1981 >> CS-329
1981 >> CS-353
1981 >> CS-403
1981 >> CS-420
1981 >> CS-454
1981 >> CS-520
1981 >> CS-529
1981 >> CS-603
1981 >> CS-620
1981 >> CS-629
1981 >> CS-656
1981 >> CS-703
1981 >> CS-720
1981 >> CS-757
1981 >> CS-803
1981 >> CS-903
1981 >> CS-7100
1981 >> CS-V70
1981 >> Prelude 130
1981 >> S-170
1981 >> S-X4G
1981 >> S-X10
1981 >> S-X21
1981 >> S-X30
1982 >> CS-03
1982 >> CS-05
1982 >> CS-363
1982 >> CS-439
1982 >> CS-530
1982 >> CS-565
1982 >> CS-730
1982 >> CS-767
1982 >> CS-930
1982 >> CS-939
1982 >> CS-3100
1982 >> CS-5100
1982 >> CS-9100
1982 >> CS-G100W
1982 >> CS-G200W
1982 >> CS-G300W
1982 >> CS-G1000
1982 >> CS-G1011W
1982 >> CS-G1022W
1982 >> CS-G2000
1982 >> CS-G2011W
1982 >> CS-G2022W
1982 >> CS-G3000
1982 >> CS-G3011W
1982 >> CS-G3022W
1982 >> CS-V700
1982 >> S-33X
1982 >> S-55X
1982 >> S-77X
1982 >> S-99X
1982 >> S-170II
1982 >> S-180III
1982 >> S-310
1982 >> S-310L/R
1982 >> S-510
1982 >> S-510L/R
1982 >> S-710
1982 >> S-710L/R
1982 >> S-910
1982 >> S-910L/R
1982 >> S-922ii
1982 >> S-955iii
1982 >> S-1010
1982 >> S-1010L/R
1982 >> S-X6
1982 >> S-X33
1982 >> S-X55
1982 >> S-X77
1982 >> S-X99
1983 >> CS-210
1983 >> CS-300W
1983 >> CS-400W
1983 >> CS-575
1983 >> CS-600W
1983 >> CS-777
1983 >> CS-800W
1983 >> CS-979
1983 >> CS-A1000
1983 >> CS-A5000
1983 >> CS-A9000
1983 >> CS-C3
1983 >> CS-C7
1983 >> CS-C11

IMG_0979
1983 >> Model 2401

IMG_0979
1983 >> Model 2402
1983 >> S-9500
1983 >> S-T5
1984 >> CS-055
1984 >> CS-100Z
1984 >> CS-101Z
1984 >> CS-201W
1984 >> CS-201Z
1984 >> CS-205
1984 >> CS-305
1984 >> CS-405
1984 >> CS-539
1984 >> CS-549
1984 >> CS-559
1984 >> CS-585
1984 >> CS-605
1984 >> CS-705
1984 >> CS-787
1984 >> CS-805
1984 >> CS-905
1984 >> CS-949
1984 >> CS-959
1984 >> CS-989
1984 >> CS-B1000
1984 >> CS-B5000
1984 >> CS-B5000D
1984 >> CS-B9000
1984 >> CS-B9000D
1984 >> CS-G101
1984 >> CS-G101W
1984 >> CS-G201
1984 >> CS-G201W
1984 >> CS-G301
1984 >> CS-G301W
1984 >> CS-G401
1984 >> CS-G401W
1984 >> CS-V70
1984 >> S-5PC
1984 >> S-5PG
1984 >> S-7MB
1984 >> S-7MS
1984 >> S-180D
1984 >> S-200X
1984 >> S-500X
1984 >> S-700X
1985 >> CS-222Z
1985 >> CS-569
1985 >> CS-650W
1985 >> CS-797
1985 >> CS-850W
1985 >> CS-969
1985 >> CS-999
1985 >> CS-C1000
1985 >> CS-C5000
1985 >> CS-C9000
1985 >> CS-C9900
1985 >> CS-G101WA
1985 >> CS-G201WA
1985 >> CS-G301WA
1985 >> CS-G401WA
1985 >> CS-G500W
1985 >> CS-G900W
1985 >> CS-V12
1985 >> CS-V70A
1985 >> CS-V900D
1985 >> CS-V9010
1985 >> CS-V9910
1985 >> CS-VX50
1985 >> DSS-5
1985 >> DSS-5R/L
1985 >> DSS-7
1985 >> DSS-7R/L
1985 >> DSS-9
1985 >> DSS-9D
1985 >> DSS-9R/L
1985 >> DSS-E6
1985 >> DSS-E6R/L
1985 >> DSS-E10
1985 >> DSS-E10R/L
1985 >> S-180DV
1985 >> S-300X
1985 >> S-313X
1985 >> S-1300DV
1985 >> S-1800
1985 >> S-1800DV
1985 >> S-9500DV
1985 >> S-V707X
1985 >> S-V909X
1985 >> S-X200
1985 >> S-X300
1985 >> S-X500
1985 >> S-X700
1986 >> CS-407
1986 >> CS-607
1986 >> CS-707
1986 >> CS-D1000
1986 >> CS-D5000
1986 >> CS-D9000
1986 >> CS-D9900
1986 >> CS-G101WAII
1986 >> CS-G201M
1986 >> CS-G201WAII
1986 >> CS-G301WAII
1986 >> CS-G401WAII
1986 >> CS-V90
1986 >> CS-V9020
1986 >> CS-V9920
1986 >> S-X1A
1987 >> CS-E9000
1987 >> CS-E9900
1987 >> CS-V910
1987 >> CS-V9930
1987 >> CS-VX110
1987 >> S-55T
1987 >> S-3000
1987 >> S-X7
1988 >> CS-590
1988 >> CS-790
1988 >> CS-907
1988 >> CS-990
1988 >> CS-F9000
1988 >> CS-F9900
1988 >> Prologue 10
1988 >> Prologue 50
1988 >> Prologue 70
1988 >> Prologue 100
1988 >> Prologue 100-W
1988 >> S-W1000
1989 >> CS-C300
1989 >> CS-G515
1989 >> CS-G915
1989 >> CS-G9900
1989 >> CS-V55
1989 >> CS-V99
1989 >> S-1000twin
1989 >> S-T100
1989 >> S-T300
1989 >> S-T500
1989 >> S-Z82V
1989 >> TZ-7
1989 >> TZ-9
1990 >> CS-997
1990 >> Prologue S-55
1990 >> Prologue S-77
1990 >> Prologue S-110
1990 >> Prologue S-330
1991 >> CS-300
1991 >> CS-557
1991 >> CS-777
1991 >> CS-G103
1991 >> CS-G203
1991 >> CS-G303
1991 >> CS-G403
1991 >> CS-X50
1991 >> CS-X58
1991 >> S-1000twinA
1992 >> CS-C150
1992 >> CS-C250
1992 >> CS-M555
1992 >> CS-M751
1992 >> CS-M755
1992 >> CS-V935
1992 >> CS-X300
1992 >> CS-X500
1992 >> S-3D
1992 >> S-4D
1992 >> S-C55
1992 >> S-P70
1992 >> S-P320A
1992 >> S-P520A
1992 >> S-P720V
1992 >> S-SR55
1992 >> S-V301
1992 >> S-V401
1992 >> S-Z15
1992 >> TZ-7LTD
1992 >> TZ-9LTD
1994 >> S-C5
1995 >> S-5000twin
1997 >> CS-301
1997 >> CS-701
1997 >> CS-901
2003 >> Model 2251
2003 >> Model 2404
2003 >> TAD-M1
???? >> CS-G204
???? >> CS-J150E
???? >> CS-J600E
???? >> CS-STONE
???? >> CS-T5100
???? >> SPEC-15L
???? >> TZ-F700
???? >> TZ-MC05
???? >> TZ-SW05


© 2014 – ∞ B. Charles Donley

Status Update: Upper Midwest’s Most Dangerous Pioneer Silver Stack

It has been a while since I got the upper Midwest’s most dangerous silver stack assembled.  I am not sure how many blog entries or blogs of mine you read on a regular basis, but it is likely none.  Anyway, assembling this monster was quite a process.  I was an odyssey of near-biblical proportion across eBay, Craigslist, Alex Audio & Video, The Needle Dr., my dad’s storage closet and back again.

I just blew the woofer on one of my speakers, and it got me to looking into the current prices of the various pieces to my wall of componentry.  Hey, if you don’t blow a woofer every now and then, you are clearly not putting much gusto into your music listening, right?  Anyway, here is the market price for guaranteed working components on eBay now-a-days:

  • Pioneer PL-400 Quartz Turntable – $150
  • Pioneer DT-500 Digital Timer – $100
  • Pioneer RG-2 Dynamic Expander – $175
  • Pioneer SG-9500 Equalizer – $350
  • Pioneer TX-8500II Digital Tuner – $125
  • Pioneer SA-9500 2 Channel Amplifier – $450
  • Pioneer CT-F900 Cassette Deck – $175
  • Pioneer P-D70 Compact Disc Player – $500
  • Pioneer CS-703 Speakers – $250
  • Pioneer ST-001 Logo Speaker Stands – Priceless

Grand Total – $1,650!!!

I think I have actually seen an appreciation on my investment of about 15% since my initial purchase.  Not bad at all; I wish my other investments were clocking in at 15% annually.
Anyway, once I get my woofer fixed, I’ll be back in action…fully!

silverstack


Copyright © 2013 – ∞ B. Charles Donley

Let Us Begin Where It All Ended

Your very own personal musical innocence, do you remember when it was last in your possession?  Probably not – innocence lost is innocence (long) forgotten; such is the nature of innocence.  I do, however, recall the days when my musical vernacular consisted of an endless stream of little ditties that were sung amidst the genesis and demise of my vocal heyday – second-grade choir.  Songs that were generally sung during holidays–like Halloween–while sitting cross-legged on a gymnasium floor.  The songs that echoed across the cement block walls and basketball backboards while 200 cherubic voices sang lyrics to Have You Seen the Ghost of John from the glow of a toasty overhead projector. Musical innocence – it’s akin to hanging on tightly to a steadfast belief in Santa.  Your jackass-yet-somehow-cooler-than-you’d-ever-hope-to-be friends are trying to convince you that your parents are actually Santa, yet you plug your ears and close your eyes and remember last year’s wonderful Santa gifts.  How in the hell did he know that you wanted a 12″ Chewbacca?  That was a truly fucking amazing guess, right?

And then one day…it all ends–with a loud, thunderous and rhythmic series of thuds!  You catch your parents listening to actual, real, authentic music.  Not the music that you played on the triangle in second-grade music class, but music made by folks who had somehow figured out how to get paid to make music.  And then all of the little musical notes randomly dancing around in your head aligned and you began to comprehend the greater cosmic significance of music.  It was more than just a rote exercise in reading and singing (chanting) lyrics off a toasty overhead projector screen.

The first non-children’s song I can remember consciously experiencing was the Spinners classic:“Working My Way Back to You/Forgive Me, Girl”.  By way of web research, that song first appeared on the Spinners LP: Love Trippin.  I remember Chuck Donley–doing his best Deney Terrioimpersonation–slicing and dicing the brown/yellow shag carpet into small bits in our family room with “Working My Way Back to You/Forgive Me, Girl” banking off every inch the gold foil and faux-cork wallpaper that adorned the walls.  I swear I could see miniature carpet fibers being thrown into the air–screaming in horror–as the razor-sharp 1″ heels of his navy blue alligator loafers separated them from the rest of their carpet family. For me, that was where it all ended – my musical innocence.

I was forever tainted from that point forward.  Renditions of “Row Row Row Your Boat” never sounded the same, even if done in a round.  For I knew that the great wide world of music had much more to offer than a grouping of cherubic vocalists belting out the classic children’s fare of the day.

Plus, the grass sounded a hell of a lot greener coming out of the Marantz 33/330 speakers back at the old man’s new component stereo system–that was for DAMN sure!!!

Charles “Chuck” Donley (my old man) would nary discard anything that would possibly elicit some future value.  Along those lines, he saved–bless his bypassed heart–the receipts from this first component stereo system.  Just as he may have been unaware of how significant it was that he passed on to me an appreciation of music, he will never comprehend how important it was that he somehow managed to preserve these historical artifacts–the components themselves–which spawned my love of music.  10,000 thanks dad, it is one of the most amazing things, however inadvertently, you have ever done…

Here is what he preserved from the time I was eight years old to the eve of my 39th birthday, when the eventual stewardship of these historical artifacts was passed on to me:

Pioneer SX-780 Receiver

Silver Stack 2010_03_02c

Silver Stack 2010_03_02d

Pioneer PL-400 Turntable

Silver Stack 2010_03_02a

Silver Stack 2010_03_02b

Marantz 33/330 Speakers

Silver Stack 2010_03_02e

Silver Stack 2010_03_02f

By Halloween of 1980, my old man had replaced his Hi-Fi console–that was destined to become a over-sized combo: buffet/coffee table/Christmas knick-knack staging area–with a real live component stereo system.  And, as far as I know, the Spinner’s “Working My Way Back to You/Forgive Me, Girl” may have been the first song to pass through the Marantz LS-33-330s…I would describe my memory as solid, not photographic.

With my musical innocence lost; my fate as a music infatuationist was sealed–forever!  I believe every new experience in this life “hits” everyone with a different degree of impact.  For some, seeing their first in-person sporting event sears an unquenchable lust for their favorite sports team into their brains.  For some, their initial experiences with a pet brands them as an animal-lover forever.  For me, there would be no event–in the grand scheme my eventual reality–that would ever hit me in quite the way watching my old man give his new component stereo hell by way of the Spinners’ “Working My Way Back to You/Forgive Me, Girl” would.

Soon after the stereo purchase, Chuck added a pair of Koss K/A6LC Dynamic Stereophone Headphones into the mix.  And with that addition, I began to realize that enjoying music could be accomplished on a singular level.  Jamming to the Spinners did not require group participation and mass carpet-fiber homicide.

So, at the ripe-old-age of eight, I had been inadvertently converted to a music infatuaionist by my father. And there were three LPs in heavy rotation during that first formative year:

  • Juice Newton – Juice
  • Dr. Hook – Greatest Hits
  • Beach Boys – Super Hits (“As Seen on TV” – a Ronco records release)

In doing the research, all of these LPs came out around 1980.  So, it all makes sense in the grand scheme of the greater cosmic significance–phew!

All of a sudden, by way of the of Koss K/A6LC Dynamic Stereophone Headphones, I had musical freewill–it was immensely liberating!  At that same time, my old man seemed to have become more interested–at least in an aesthetic sense–in acquiring the aforementioned stereo components than actually enjoying them.  His “musical” taste had inexplicably shifted to the talk radio (WCCO) that was constantly blaring out of the cheap transistor radio in the kitchen.  Coming from the man that once played records and danced around the family room with the grace of a shadow-eyed ninja, the man that took lessons on how to dance “the Hustle“, this was sort of an abrupt shift – in my eyes anyway?

The happy accidental upshot of Chuck’s shift in “musical” taste, was that I basically had his spanking new component stereo system to myself; or so I assumed.  This was a magnificent turn of events to be sure!  I had a pair of Koss K/A6LC Dynamic Stereophone Headphones, a Pioneer SX-780 Receiver, a Pioneer PL-400 Turntable, and all of my old man’s LPs at my disposal.  And so I began to dispose of as many LPs as I possibly could.  It is akin to giving a man who has just completed 40 days and 40 nights in the desert a Thanksgiving feast.  I would quickly “devour” anything that existed in the old man’s record collection…and move on from there…

From there, life unfolded before my very eyes, musical formats evolved (media and style) and I would frantically fold the evolution of music into my own existence.  But is was not until the eventual stewardship of the musical artifacts of my youth was passed on to me, that I paused and once again contemplated raw, organic musical enjoyment.  Just like every other drone, I was immersed in a minutia of a digital music goo – more concerned with acquisition than experience.  I fell victim to all of the conventional “improvements” in the arena of musical enjoyment to such a degree that music enjoyment had become tedious.  I had become prodigiously jaded toward music.  I had completely lost track of the experience of watching goosebumps rise off my arms as the initial notes of musical excellence whizzed past my eardrums and beyond.

I realized it had been a long time since I had had any ear-shattering aural sex – a sad realization, indeed…

So, after some (significant) procurement and juggling of vintage stereo equipment, I assembled the world’s most dangerous Pioneer Silver Series stack this side of the Mpls./St. Paul border.  I foundationed it with a pair of Pioneer CS-703 speakers acquired from some dude in Ohio by way of eBay.

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With the [ confl (uence conv) ergence ] =  conflergence of three events:

  • Stewardship of the musical artifacts of my youth
  • Realization it had been a long time since I had experienced ear-shattering aural sex
  • Journey of assemblage of the world’s most dangerous Pioneer Silver Series stack this side of the Mpls./St. Paul border

I felt it incumbent upon me to go back to the future and retrace the steps of my musical journey in a effort to give music a chance to once again recapture my imagination.  In the spirit of that notion, I walked into a thrift store and began flipping through the LP bin.  In 2010, I bought my first LP in 17 years, and I once again discovered the sheer joy of musical blissful nirvana.  With that, I decided to go back to the beginning and acquire the LPs that heralded the onset of the end of my musical innocence.

  • Juice Newton – Juice
  • Dr. Hook – Greatest Hits
  • Beach Boys – Super Hits (“As Seen on TV” – a Ronco records release)

I will listen to each intently, and in future episodes, provide my thoughts on said LPs.  With each new LP that I procure, I will perform a similar exercise of discovery and review.  And in the process, I hope to seamlessly weave together the two great loves of my life – music and writing.  I figure if I can’t create art (music) in the same manner as the musicians I admire, I’ll create art in the manner I can (writing) and hopefully provide a few moments of joy for anyone soul who takes the time to read this rambling.

Ramble on…


Copyright © 2012 – ∞ B. Charles Donley