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Pioneer PD-F59
4 Reviews
rating  4.5 of 5
MSRP  345.00
Description: 25 +1 CD changer


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 1, 2000

Bottom Line:   
I mostly agree with the previous positive comments. Sound is remarkably tight given the price of unit. I experienced significant improvement when routing coaxial digital out into an anti-jitter filter (De-jittering really helps 1-bit players, which I believe this is). Not suitable for reference player, but ideal for entertaining, casual listening. Held off on review until mechanical reliability sustained itself, which it has now for just over a year. Recommended. Only drawback is that the random play cycles for only (I think) 25 selections, then must be re-engaged. Given typical track length, this must be done every 90 minutes or so. Not a big deal, but seems with modern digital tech that the random cycles could have been extended. The disk-changing transport is not very quiet, but again, this is a minor shortcoming given price point. Overall 4 stars, definitely 5 stars when considered in light of $$$ required to own. Better sound and usability overall than my Yamaha 5-disk player, (which now, like me, has some age on it) but not by that great a margin.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Steve a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: January 4, 2000

Bottom Line:   
For the price I paid,it's an excellant bargin.Reconditioned from Pioneer with only a 90 day warranty. I am using this with MSB Link-Dac from RIC at EVS with Mods.Sound is better than I expected. Now I don't have to get up from my seat every 10 minutes or so.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1999

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by George a an Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 2, 1999

Bottom Line:   
I am in total agreement with the previous reviewer, Bob. And I was able to purchase the unit at $149 at a closeout ....apparently it is being discontinued.Grab it on the cheap, if possible, hook up to a DAC, and enjoy the continuous music.

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Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Bob fancher a an Audiophile

Date Reviewed: February 7, 1999

Bottom Line:   
I bought this to use for background music--figuring I'd fill it with 25 of a genre, hit random, and go about my business. I didn't want a bigger-capacity changer--I figured I'd never change out 100+ disks. For this purpose, the machine is first-rate. The "random" play sems truly random, without a lot of repeated sequences. The surprising thing, though, is the sound quality. Used as a stand-alone CD player, it sounds pretty good--nice separation, good channel balance, nice dynamic range, very clean. However, the machine has a digital output (either optical or co-ax), and I am taking the signal out from there and running it through my Sony DAC. This really sounds better than any $300 unit has a right to sound. It won't replace my main transport for those times when I want to do "serious listening," but it doesn't produce anything requiring apologies. One tip: BUY THIS QUICK--rumor has it that it will be discontinued in favor of the 101 disk unit, which is double the price.

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Duration Product Used:   an Audiophile

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