Sunday, January 17, 2010

Pioneer KP-500 Car Stereo for that Vintage 80's Look

I've decided to assemble again some sort of a DIY audio setup at home centered on the classic Pioneer KP-500 car stereo, the 80's iconic car stereo with a rotary dial for the radio tuner.

I still remember it uses an 8-track cassette player and a AN214 integrated circuit power amplifier with bass and treble controls with a silver front panel.

I looked online for such a dinosaur car stereo but the results were not so encouraging due to the price. I intend to visit Quiapo's Raon one of these days to look around and hope to score one. I would like the car stereo to be my centerpiece along with two Pioneer PT-6 tweeters (i used to have one of these but now probably rusty at in Paete, Laguna).

My ultimate plan is to modify the circuit to add an iPod input instead of the tape player. Who know's I can even add it to my car stereo :P

11 comments:

  1. Did you find one on line? Where? send me an e-mail or link to allives@usa.com

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  2. ginawa ko na yan dito sa Batangas... I used to be a driver during those early 80's and used Pioneer KP 500 as my sounds. Now I connect Zune 8gb and sounds good hanga talaga ako sa KP 500...daig ang ibang bagong Car Sterio

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  3. paano mo ginawa ang line-in?

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  4. Hello to the person from batangas. Sana you can help. We're trying to fix my pioneer kp500 but wala kamiNg service manual. If you have one, puede magcopy?
    - From banawa, Cebu

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  5. anonymous, you really don't need a service manual. i will have to go around Raon, Quiapo again to scout and look for one. adding a line in is also easy. just look for the an214 amplifier on a separate circuit board.

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  6. did you manage to get a pt-6 aroudn raon or quiapo? can you share where? im actually looking for one... thank you... you can email me @ jaze_mark08@yahoo.com with the title haeding pt-6... thank you so much...

    -jason

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  7. there's 1 guy in rodriguez rizal named noli angeles he's shop is in highway rodriguez,he's a specialist when it come's to kp 500 and pt-6,he is so popular you can ask any jeepney driver plying the route of rodriguez -cubao.

    ana u.jiram

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  8. saan ba makabili ngaun ng pioneer kp-500? paki share naman kung saan? salamat

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  9. paki share naman saan ba makabili ngaun ng pioneer kp-500? meron ba sa raon? salamat

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  10. Ako may ibibinta akong KP-500 at TP-900 10K lang bawat isa...09165760479

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  11. meron akong alam na pwedeng bilhan ng kp500 and tp900 pioneer, meron din akong service manual just email me at m3librando@gmail.com

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