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Pioneer Elite PD-71 Vintage CD Player - Super Clean

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Pioneer Elite Pd-71 Vintage Cd Player - Super Clean + Digital

Pioneer Elite PD-71 Vintage CD Player - Super Clean

SkyFi 479

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479 South Broad Street
Glen Rock NJ 07452
United States


Super clean and beautifully built PD-71 from Pioneer and their Elite (best) series of components.

More from a vintage review:

Pure and simple - Hardly the words you'd expect to describe what may well be one of the world's most technically superior compact disc players.

But while you may find the Elite PD-71 compact disc player's specifications impressive, we think you'll truly appreciate its reason for being.

It's the one compact disc player designed and dedicated to the true music lover. Clearly when your only design criterion is musical excellence, there's no place for compromise.

This single minded devotion to the music purist has yielded a number of refinements in both construction and circuitry of the PD-71. For example, it employs a true 18-bit converter with liner envelope technology to provide the highest accuracy at even the lowest signal levels.


Stereonomono Review:

HI Classics Review:

Nice video showing the build quality.

Link to Manual:

Recommended Cables:

Kimber Kable - RCA Interconnects - Better

Kimber Kable - RCA Interconnects - Best


Frequency Response:
2 Hz - 20 kHz (±0,3 dB)

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:
112 dB or more

Dynamic Range:
99 dB or more

Channel Separation:
108 dB or more

Harmonic Distortion:
less than 0,002%

Output Voltage:
2,0 V

Wow and Flutter:
Limit of measurement ±0,001% W.Peak or less

Output Terminals:
Analog Output: RCA
Coaxial Output : 0,5 vp-p (75 Ω)
Optical Output : -15 dBm to -20 dBm (wavelength 660 nm)

Power Requirements:
AC 120 V, 50 Hz

Power Consumption:
21 W

Dimensions (W x H x D):
18" x 5" x 12-3/4"
457 x 127 x 324 mm

20 lb 15 oz
9,5 kg

The SkyFi Testing Process for Tape Decks

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.



Original Box

Not Included


Not Included


Yes Included


Yes - Captive Power Only

Physical Condition (Info Here)

8 / 10

Working Condition

10 / 10

SKU: 104706