Poll: Old or new - PIONEER Electronics logo

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by MacGyver, Sep 8, 2009.

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  1. MacGyver

    MacGyver Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    IRRIGON, OR. U.S.
    Many hi-fi manufacturers modified their company logos over the years. But to me, Pioneer's modification of its logo was the most shocking. It went from the original....

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    to this new version....

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  2. gener8tr

    gener8tr Forum Resident

    Location:
    Vancouver, WA USA
    Original FOR SURE.

    The new logo cries out WIMPY!
     
  3. Dr. Bogenbroom

    Dr. Bogenbroom I'm not a Dr. but I play one on SteveHoffman.TV

    Location:
    Salt Lake City
    I prefer the old logo for audio equipment and the new logo for "other". Other would include Televisions along with Pioneer's numerous electronic offerings.

    No poll option for that ;)
     
  4. slunky

    slunky Forum Resident

    Location:
    MA, US
    I prefer the original.

    When did the new logo come to be?
     
  5. motorcitydave

    motorcitydave Enlightened Rogue In Memoriam

    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV, USA
    I dig the original.
     
  6. gd0

    gd0 Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies

    Location:
    Golden Gate
    Gee, the former is preferred in an Older-Is-Always-Better forum.

    Who'da thunk?

    Can't vote for either. The typography in both is pretty weak and dated.

    But I do dig the ohm-tuning-fork icon in the oldie!

    I think the new one showed up around 2000 A.D.

    There are precious few CE marks that I'd call handsome... Parasound, Denon, Sony, Simaudio, Wadia.

    2¢ worth, I'm sure.
     
  7. Manos

    Manos Forum Resident

    Location:
    Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Newer, but not more modern

    I never thought much about Pioneer's logo until they changed it about 10 years ago. The new logo has, in my opinion, inappropriate for the product. It would work better for a household wood cleaner or a brand of peanuts. I voted for the old one, not because it was so wonderful, but because the new one is so awful.
     
  8. Brian81

    Brian81 Active Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    Marantz & McIntosh emblems are classics.
     
  9. Fisico60

    Fisico60 New Member

    Location:
    Pisa, Italy
    The old one by far
     
  10. Doug G.

    Doug G. Forum Resident

    Location:
    Rochester, MN USA
    The original has character. The new one...well...doesn't.

    Doug
     
  11. XMIAudioTech

    XMIAudioTech New Member

    Location:
    Petaluma, CA
    The first logo is not the original: The original 60s Pioneer logo had the OmegaFork logo but uses non-stylized lettering for the 'PIONEER' name. The stylized lettering came about in the early 70s.

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    -Aaron
     
  12. BigManAndy

    BigManAndy Active Member

    Original.
     
  13. soundboy

    soundboy Senior Member

  14. Doug G.

    Doug G. Forum Resident

    Location:
    Rochester, MN USA
    Oops, you are correct, of course. Either way, both are superior to the latest.

    BTW, what most obvious, prominent electronics company has never changed their well-known logo?

    Doug
     
  15. Fisico60

    Fisico60 New Member

    Location:
    Pisa, Italy
  16. Rachael Bee

    Rachael Bee Miembra muy loca

    I went with the new logo for no particular reason other than my nicest piece of Pioneer gear, my HLD-X9, has the new logo. I really don't care about their logo much.
     
  17. Fisico60

    Fisico60 New Member

    Location:
    Pisa, Italy
    Sony?
     
  18. Fisico60

    Fisico60 New Member

    Location:
    Pisa, Italy
    Panasonic?
     
  19. Fisico60

    Fisico60 New Member

    Location:
    Pisa, Italy
    JBL, Marantz, Mcintosh?
     
  20. Fisico60

    Fisico60 New Member

    Location:
    Pisa, Italy
    Yamaha?
     
  21. brbush32

    brbush32 Member

    Location:
    Gardner, MA, 01440
    Original
     
  22. bru87tr

    bru87tr Forum Resident

    Location:
    MA
    Who is the other 12% ?

    Must be woman, my wife likes the new one..... so I killed her. :)
     
  23. Doug G.

    Doug G. Forum Resident

    Location:
    Rochester, MN USA

    LOL, Sony is the one I meant but I guess you're right about the others too. :D

    Doug
     
  24. royalcrown

    royalcrown Forum Resident

    Location:
    Arizona
    Original
     
  25. Rachael Bee

    Rachael Bee Miembra muy loca

    I've got some of both....and care what's under the hood more than the name-plate.
     
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