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Pioneer Elite PD-65 CD Player With Stable Platter Mechanism

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Pioneer Pd-65 Cd Player With Stable Platter + Digital

Pioneer Elite PD-65 CD Player With Stable Platter Mechanism

SkyFi 479

Pickup available, usually ready in 24 hours

479 South Broad Street
Glen Rock NJ 07452
United States


It's hard to find a classic CD player these days that works properly.

We were lucky to find this well cared for unit from the 1990's featuring the very desirable Stable Platter system which requires the disc to be inserted with the label side facing down.

This allows the internal laser to be at optimal position while providing a large heavy flat surface for the disc to sit on, much like a record player.

This will ship with its original Pioneer remote control.

More from Pioneer on the PD-65
• CD Stable platter Mechanism Realizes Stable Disc Playback
CD stable platter mechanism supports the disc over its entire surface to eliminate disc resonance and sagging. The turntable is driven by a large, powerful brushless Hall motor employing a thick shaft able to strongly withstand load variations and realize extremely stable playback.

• Legato Link Conversion
From the digital data recorded on the disc, this function extrapolates how the original sound sounded before it was recorded and reproduces it using a sophisticated digital processing system.

• Center Tray Design Expresses Quality, Pure Audio
Solid center tray design reflects the player's "pure audio" concept and accentuates the effect and resonance of the music.

• Pioneer's New 1-bit DLC (Direct Linear Conversion) with High- Speed & High-Density Pulse Flow D/A converter
The player employs aa high-performance 1-bit D/A converter to theoretically eliminate ail zero cross distortion. Moreover, an optimized noise shaper realizes a low distortion ratio for reproducing music with richness and purity.

• Rigid Multilayered Honeycomb Chassis Protects Against Vibrations
Multilayered honeycomb chassis consists of a steel chassis with superior shielding characteristics and a special plastic honeycomb base with superior vibration absorption characteristics. This construction provides strong, rigid support for mechanisms and circuit boards susceptible to the effects of sound pressure and vibrations, and helps to realize clean, distortion-free sound reproduction.

Cosmetic Notes:
Very clean overall. There is a very light scratch on the drawer and a few blemishes on the faceplate that are visible when exposed to direct sunlight. Misc. light wear to side panels and top.

Brand Background:
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Single Owner

RCA outputs, coax and optical digital outputs, captive power cord.

General Sound:
Neutral sound with little to no coloration

Cosmetic Condition:
7/10 = Good. One or two minor scratches. Well Maintained. See our detailed rating description here.

Working Condition:
Working perfectly and tested on our bench with both CD and DVD. XLR and RCA working as they should.

Unit, remote, and power cord.

Will be packed using our highly developed in-house process and custom packing materials.Specs:
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Recommended Cables:

Kimber Kable - RCA Interconnects - Better

Kimber Kable - RCA Interconnects - Best 

Kimber Kable - Coaxial Digital Interconnect

Kimber Kable - Optical Digital Interconnect

The SkyFi Testing Process for CD Players:

We start with a visual inspection of all internal components to make sure that there are no signs of heat stress or damage. Capacitors are checked for telltale signs of predictive failure including bulging, shrunken wrappers, or physical leakage. We also inspect resistors and other passive components for signs of overheating. When the unit is first powered on we check the drawer mechanism function.

After the visual inspection we connect the CD Player’s RCA outputs to our Sencore PA81 Power Analyzer which simulates a real world input impedance and allows us to monitor the output on an oscilloscope. We start with a test CD with precision test signals to verify proper output on both channels. If the CD player has balanced outputs these are also tested at this time. If this check passes, we move onto evaluation with actual music CDs. We listen for clicks, skips, and drops during playback. At this time we also check the transport functions including skip, ff, rw, play, pause, repeat, and programming if applicable. If the unit has a remote control, all remote control functions are verified.

If the CD player is capable of SACD playback we test its ability to read SACD layers on multiple discs including standard and hybrid SACDs. At this time we also check the unit’s digital outputs where applicable. If SACD layers are being properly read we should see the digital outputs mute during playback. On redbook CD playback we verify that each digital output maintains proper lock on our bench DAC.

After bench testing is completed, CD players are set up for testing on our long term test rig. During extended testing we make sure that unit can play through several different discs from beginning to end with no skips or lock ups.

SKU: 104947
Pioneer Pd-65 Cd Player With Stable Platter + Digital
Pioneer Elite PD-65 CD Player With Stable Platter Mechanism Sale price£1,171.00