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: 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...
Summary: Terrible cd player broken down twice in 9 months.first time no power to unit. Rang suppliers hughes direct who were excellent and returned repaired cd after one week. Then after 3 months. same thing again no power. Again hughes direct arranged collection. This time it was replaced with a new one which is still in my garage.To be honest I did not want a replacement.And have since replaced it with a demon cd which is fine. So my advice is this cd is not fit for purpose.
Summary: Unit has a good DAC unit specification and plays SACD quality disc, but quality of unit is poor (flimsy construction with horrid plastic cd drawer), display is basic and dated. Remote control unit cheap and nasty. Disappointed with Pioneer, expected better!! Power light stays on constantly, unless you unplug. My unit failed to power up after several months returned for repair but problem re-occurred (internal fuse problems??
I purchased this unit in Feb 2014, after minimal ...
13 November 2014
Summary: I purchased this unit in Feb 2014, after minimal use it completely died in July. I returned it & was given a replacement, it has now died in October. After doing some research online, it appears there is a known issue with the fuse in these units which causes it to die - some last weeks, some last a few months. Pioneer should be ashamed for producing this unit.