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  • Pioneer announces its new flagship CD player/DAC

    From the What-Hifi website:

    The PD-70AE features a three-mode digital filter and custom electrolytic capacitors in the quest for high-quality audio
    0Share0Tweet00Share Some people revel in the vinyl revival. Some swear by streaming. Some enjoy nothing better than a good CD.
    Members of that last group, pay attention. Pioneer has announced its new flagship CD player and digital-to-analogue converter, the PD-70AE.

    Its electrical innards include a full-balanced circuit featuring independent left and right channels, which the company says will help minimise interference when passing analogue signals through a balanced input. There are also custom electrolytic capacitors thatalso help provide higher-quality audio.

    For those who are particular about their audio tastes, right down to filters and lock ranges, the PD-70AE has a three-mode digital filter that can swap between ‘Slow’ (for soft and warm), ‘Sharp’ (for solid and tight) and ‘Short’ (for quick and forward) sound characteristics.

    You can also make fine adjustments to the digital-to-analogue converter's lock range in a six-increment scale.

    If this has suitably tickled your fancy, the PD-70AE is available in black or silver from November, priced at £2000.

    Read more at https://www.whathifi.com/news/pionee...bHbvtvEF3gO.99

  • #2
    As a proponent of physical media, it is heartening to see an equipment company bring out a new piece of equipment, Yes, it is for silver discs although it will act as a DAC which only makes sense in this age of multi-function devices. Helps the owner save a couple of bucks.

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    • #3
      It's a SACD/CD player/DAC.
      Magnepan 1.6 QR Loudspeakers, Amherst A-2000 MOSFET 150 WPC Amp, Conrad Johnson PV-10A Modded Tube Line & Phono Stage, Electrocompaniet MC II Class A Head Amp, Audio Technica AT-OC9XML Cart (St) , Graham Engineering 2.2 Tonearm (St) , VPI Aries-1 Turntable (St) , VPI Clamp, Denon DL-102 Cart, (M) , Luxman Tonearm (M) , Kenwood KD-500 Turntable (M) , Michell Clamp, Marantz 20B Analog FM Tuner, Pioneer SACD, Onkyo DX-6800 CD Transport, DIY 24B/192K DAC, Sennheiser HD-300 Headphones, Headroom Max Balanced Headphone Amp, DIY Silver Interconnects

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      • #4
        Originally posted by JCOConnell View Post
        It's a SACD/CD player/DAC.
        Multichannel SACD or only stereo?
        Analog- VPIClassic3-3DArm,SoundsmithZephyrII+MiyajimaZeroMono, 2xAmpex ATR-102,Doshi3.0,Merrill Trident Master Tape Pre,Herron VTPH-2A
        Dig Rip-Pyramix,IzotopeRX3Adv,Mykerinos,PacMicroModel2
        Dig Play-mchNADAC, LampiPac, Roon, HQP, Oppo105
        Electronics-Doshi Pre,CJ MET1mchPre, Cary2A3monoamps
        Speakers-AvantgardeDuosLR,3SolosC,LR,RR
        Other-2x512Engineer/Marutani Symmetrical Power, AudioDiskVinylCleaner,AirTightRecordFlat, Scott Rust Interconnects,
        Music-15KRecs(90%classical),1.3KR2Rtapes,50TBrips

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        • Audioraven
          Audioraven commented
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          Only Stereo SACD, it has no multichannel outputs.

      • #5
        The all in one box solution (CD,SACD, DAC) has worked out well for me.
        SOURCE: VINYL - EAT C-Sharp with, EAT LPS power supply, My Sonic Lab Signature Gold
        DIGITAL - Auralic Vega G2 DAC. Schiit Yggdrasil DAC. Bluesound Node 2i streamer
        PHONOSTAGE: AudioNet PAM G2 with AudioNet EPX power supply.
        PREAMP: Audionet PRE G2.
        AMPLIFIER: Audionet MAX monoblocks.
        SPEAKERS: YG Acoustics Anat III Signatures (upgraded to Sonja 1.2) SVS SB-4000 subwoofers (x2)
        CABLES: Kubala-Sosna.....Audio Desk Systeme RCM, Adona Rack, GIK & Acoustimac room treatment, Isoacoustics

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        • #6
          why would one want to desensitize the dac lock range?
          Magnepan 1.6 QR Loudspeakers, Amherst A-2000 MOSFET 150 WPC Amp, Conrad Johnson PV-10A Modded Tube Line & Phono Stage, Electrocompaniet MC II Class A Head Amp, Audio Technica AT-OC9XML Cart (St) , Graham Engineering 2.2 Tonearm (St) , VPI Aries-1 Turntable (St) , VPI Clamp, Denon DL-102 Cart, (M) , Luxman Tonearm (M) , Kenwood KD-500 Turntable (M) , Michell Clamp, Marantz 20B Analog FM Tuner, Pioneer SACD, Onkyo DX-6800 CD Transport, DIY 24B/192K DAC, Sennheiser HD-300 Headphones, Headroom Max Balanced Headphone Amp, DIY Silver Interconnects

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