PIONEER: A-717 test review

Audio Database write:  The Integrated Amplifier which aimed at the review from fundamental viewpoints, such as a circuitry, a construction, physical properties, etc. which are the origins of amplifier, and was developed as the compilation in order to correspond to the digital source. The design concept of this amplifier is roughly divided and is collected […]

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PIONEER: Their $129 speakers versus Harbeth Compact 7s

The thread starts ….. I’m not going to claim they are the equals of my Harbeth Compact 7ES-3s, but the $129 Andrew Jones-designed speakers by Pioneer (SP-BS22-LR) are quite remarkable. My point in posting is not really to compare them with my Harbeths, but to make the following observation: I’m becoming convinced that modestly priced […]

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PIONEER: Critically Acclaimed XDP-100R DAP (Digital Audio Player) UK Price Reduction

They say ….. Pioneer is pleased to announce a price reduction on its bestselling XDP-100R Digital Audio Player. Originally retailing at £499.99, the player will now retail at the even more affordable price of £399.99 – saving £100. The acclaimed XDP-100R is a portable high res music player that supports many high res audio formats […]

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PIONEER: Expands Digital Audio Player Range with the launch of the XDP-300R

They say ….. Building on the reputation of the XDP-100R, the XDP-300R introduces dual ESS DAC’s, a fully balanced pre-amp circuit and balanced headphone output, ensuring the finest performance with high-end headphones. Pioneer is proud to announce the expansion of its Digital Audio Player range with the XDP-300R – a new portable high res music […]

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PIONEER: Andrew Jones interview

Stephen Mejias writes: In our September issue, I wrote about Pioneer’s excellent SP-BS22-LR loudspeaker. At just $129.99/pair (and often discounted), the SP-BS22-LR represents extraordinary value and may very well attract a wider and younger audience to true high-fidelity sound. The only thing I don’t really like about the speaker is its tongue-twister of a name. […]

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PIONEER: PL-30-K turntable

Steve Guttenberg ….. Pioneer has been making turntables for ages, and this model, the PL-30-K is a strong budget-priced contender. The ongoing surge in LP sales shows no signs of slowing down, but not everybody gets “it” — they don’t understand what the fuss is all about. Why has this ancient format not only stuck […]

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