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: 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: 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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PIONEER: Adds to its Pure Audio range of headphones Introducing the SE-MHR5

They tell us ….. Pioneer has announced the launch of its SE-MHR5 headphone – a revolutionary addition to its Pure Audio headphone range that also features its range-topping renowned SE-Master 1 model. Featuring a closed back design with a folding mechanism for easy portability, the SE-MHR5 is the perfect headphone for those that demand high-quality […]

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