Summary: First of all received in 8 days from Japan... very fast shipping. Sold by Japanese poppin culture. My Pioneer PD-10 is hooked up using the analog output to a Pioneer SA-9100 Amp from 1974, feeding a pair of JBL L-100 Speakers. I played Pink Floyd's " Dark Side of the Moon" a SACD disc and the sound from that legendary album was simply amazing. It has great dynamic range and was crystal clear.
This is somthing it think i can hold off on buying
Michael Salamone, Amazon
15 June 2014
Summary: Im not going to say its a bad product . Pioneer makes supberb sound eqipment . however I think that youre technology is only as good as its mastering . Im verry happy with the way L.Ps wher mastered durring the 70s to mid 80s and maybe I sound old school , but the loudness war and all the compressors we use in todays masting is distroing the natral , and dynamic sound of music . Vinyl has made a comeback over this issue .
Summary: This CD player is excellent. There are a couple of minor negative features. The unit is slow to respond to the controls and apart from displaying a message that a disc has been inserted, it does not maintain a display or inform you which track is currently playing or it's duration.
Summary: This is a wonderful SACD player and I highly recommend it. Most important of course is the sound. I have compared it closely with my Yamaha and Onkyo SACD players and this Pioneer's sound is as good as the other two, despite being less expensive. It is basic but that is it's beauty. It is easy to use, all it's controls are well-laid out, at the display is well-spaced and easy to read. Of the three SACD players I own, this Pioneer has fast become my favourite.
Summary: I can only echo what many others have posted about this product. How I wish I had read before purchasing. My previous hi-fi, from Pioneer had lasted 25 years! This one died after 8 months. The power just conked out and I can't switch it on. When it worked it sounded good and I really thought i'd get another decade or two out of it. How wrong. It will be sent back, however if it is repaired I do wonder how long it will last. AVOID!
Summary: I've had a Philips CD player and it was thoroughly abused from 1991 - 2005 and never once did it falter, bought a second Philips CD writer/player in 1998 which was rendered completely useless by 2003, got Sony CD player in 2005 as an upgrade to my first Philips. The Sony was just to brittle sounding for my liking and I passed it on to a new home in early 2014 where it still does the job it was intended to do 10 years on, so I've seen the good, the bad and the plain damn...