Pioneer Elite Reference Series preamp C91 & power amp M90. All copper chassis to reduce resonance, they don’t make them this way anymore.
C-91 Reference preamp (early 1990), store display, was never preowned. Remote, MC/MM phono. The C91 eliminated flaws on the C90 with sealed relays (will last for decades). Some blemishes: top left rear corner of rosewood panel has a dented corner, rear metal panel where the grounding post is was pushed in a bit (see pics). This unit has the factory box with expansion foam.
M90 power amp, 200w x2 (late 80 to early 90), unique LED bar level display, AB speakers selection. Has headphone output, excellent quality even for today’s standard. Image using a 200w amp as your headphone amp!
When hook up to a pair of $7000 Dynaudio C1 spks this system has a smooth quality sound, nice detail and bass control.
My store was the first Pioneer Elite dealer in the San Gabriel Valley (L.A. Metro) in 1990. These are my personal units stored for the pass 20 years, just recently took them out, I used a “variarc” transformer to restart them from 20v, then gradually up to 115v in the span of an hour. All checked out and tested running music thru them for days. I’m quite impress by the phono section, not shy of today’s design in performance.
Factory box for the C91, no factory boxes for the M90 but will pack professionally for safe shipping.
This item is subject to prior local sale to walk-in customers. Local customers (L.A. Metro) are welcome to come by to audition.
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