Pioneer Elite SX-AC-J Stereo Receiver & PD-D6-J SACD/CD Player
14 July 2011
Summary: Pioneer’s SX-A6-J make a good entry point to the world of high-performance stereo components; its two greatest strengths are its amplifier and phono section (the tuner, though workable, seems more of an afterthought). The matching PD-D6-J SACD/CD player is a much better than average CD player whose Legato Link processing feature gives it a measure of sophistication that is rare at this price.
Excerpt: Pioneer is firmly back in the dedicated-audio-separates world, with this SACD player (one of the cheapest around) and a couple of amps in the 'G clef' range, all chock-full of audiophile credibility and tweaked at AIR Studios in north London.