AudioAficionado.org  

Go Back   AudioAficionado.org > The Lounge > General Audio Discussion

General Audio Discussion All other Audio Q & A

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 06-20-2013, 01:15 PM
Robert_Anderson's Avatar
Robert_Anderson Robert_Anderson is online now
Senior Member


 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Oklahoma, but I work overseas most of the year.
Posts: 2,939
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Masterlu View Post
Do we have any owners or fans of Pioneer Elite products?
I have an Elite Kuro TV I love.
__________________
Island:
Esoteric K-03 30th Anniversary, Simaudio Moon Evolution i7 & 430HD, Oppo 205, Bryston BDP-1 & BDA-3, Olive 4HD, Magnum Dynalab Etude, Shunyata Hydra 8, Stax SR-009S & SRMT 8000, Silenzio, Krell KID, Audeze LCD-X, Focal Utopia Headphones, Wireworld, Crystal Absolute Dream, Shunyata, Acoustic Zen, and Stealth cables.

Home Main System:
Magnepan 20.7, Pass Labs XA 100.5, Audio Research Reference 6, Esoteric P-03, D-03, G0-Rb, DV-60, Clearaudio Innovation & Tangent arm, VPI HW19 MK4 & ET 2.5 arm, Mark Levinson 37, Aesthetix Rhea Signature, Magnum Dynalab Etude, Kiseki PHS, Sumiko Palos Santos Presentation,Wireworld, Crystal Absolute Dream, Shunyata, Acoustic Zen, and Stealth cables

Other
Avalon Arcus, Snell Type AIII, Tympani IV, Green Mountain Europa, Martin Logan CLS, Tympani 1D, Counterpoint, GAS, Yamaha, Levinson, Perreaux, Proceed, Theta, Linn, and other collectibles, including 60 different headphones and 30+ headphone amps, over 60 cartridges, and too many cables, stands, and tweaks to list.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 06-20-2013, 01:32 PM
Haydn's Avatar
Haydn Haydn is offline
Senior Member


 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Gem State
Posts: 356
Default

I have a Pioneer Elite universal player DV-79 AVi-s(ilver). It is universal except for Blu-Ray.

I have kept it because the CD playback is extremely satisfying.

__________________
2 channel system: Edge G8 monoblocks; Luxman C900u preamp; Acoustech PH-1P phono preamp; VPI Classic, Ortofon A90; Esoteric K-03 & Vacuum State GMBH modified Sony ES5400 SACD/CD; REVEL Ultima Salon 2; Shunyata Triton v2, Shunyata Cyclops v2, Shunyata Sigma & Alpha, Wireworld Platinum Eclipse Series 7 IC's,Phono Cables are Tellurium Q Silver Diamond, Audience, Lessloss, Acrolink, Teresonic Silver EXP, Tellurium Q Silver Diamond speaker cables; HyperSpike HS-5 rack
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 06-20-2013, 05:04 PM
HamDog HamDog is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 128
Default

Funny I see this thread today as I attended a Pioneer open house last night (at the Long Beach, CA, facility). The speakers were Chris Walker (Director of Product Planning) and Andrew Jones (famous speaker designer - TAD, KEF, etc.). We have been sworn to secrecy, so I can't divulge what we saw, but the news should be breaking out next week, so I'll talk about it then.

First, let me start with the big Newport Beach Audio Show a couple of weeks ago. Pioneer had set-up one room (right next to TAD) with a very simple set-up of an inexpensive integrated amplifier and a set of book shelf speakers. People would walk in and were impressed with the sound coming out of Pioneer speakers at a high-end audio show. Everyone's eyes came out of their sockets when they were told the speakers retailed for $129/pair! Andrew Jones has designed from the ground up some affordable entry level speakers that sound damn good for their price. I had no use for a pair, but bought some and thought I'd find a place. How can you NOT buy a pair for that price? This is by far the best set of speakers you can buy at even double to triple the price from any other manufacturer.

Knowing Andrew Jones had done such a great job, I was eager to attend last night and see what's up Pioneer's sleeve with Andrew Jones. It was an absolute pleasure meeting Andrew! Very down to earth and friendly guy! I learned quite a bit from him last night.

From what I saw last night, Pioneer is serious in taking a big leap forward. With the help and design of Andrew, they are making serious head-way in the beginners market who seek quality at an affordable price at places like Best Buy. Their new stuff puts them way ahead of the competition and in my opinion blows the other guys away.

In the Elite line, we did see a new product which I can't discuss. From what I saw, it made me wonder why everyone else was sleep at the wheel and no one has implemented some of these ideas. It's kinda like Apple coming out with the iPhone. Sorry I can't elaborate further.

And of course, there is TAD. The higher line of equipment that comes 2nd to none in the audio world.

I think the name Pioneer will gain more traction in the near future. Andrew Jones is doing a great job!

BTW, I do have an older Elite receiver in the closet as back-up. Since it has multi-channel inputs/outputs, it can be used either as a pre-amp or amp when needed.
__________________
McIntosh MX-119, Oppo 105, ATI 2505 5-ch amp, and 5 Gallo 3.5 speakers
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 06-20-2013, 06:25 PM
jdandy's Avatar
jdandy jdandy is offline
Merry Christmas to all



 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: North Central Florida
Posts: 52,953
Default

HamDog.......Lots of little information tidbits there. Looking forward to the reveal of what's in the Pioneer pipeline. Thanks.

When you speak of the Pioneer speakers that are $129.00 a pair, you must be referring to the Pioneer SP-BS22-LR. I just ordered a pair for my work shop. I'll be interested to see if they live up to the reviews.


__________________
Dan



STUDIO - McIntosh C1000C/P, MC2301 (2), MR88, Aurender N10, Esoteric K-01X, Shunyata Sigma spdif digital cable, Sonos Connect, PurePower 2000, Stillpoints, Furutech Flux 50, Michell Gyro SE, Michell HR Power Supply, SME 309, Ortofon Cadenza Black, Wireworld, Sonus faber Amati Anniversario
LIVING ROOM - McIntosh C2300, MC75 (2), MR85, Magnum Dynalab 205, Simaudio MOON Neo 260D-T, Schiit Audio Yggdrasil, Aurender N100H, Shunyata Sigma USB cable, Micro Seiki DD40, Ortofon Cadenza Blue, Nakamichi BX-300, Sony 60ES DAT, PS Audio P10, Furutech Flux 50, Sonos Connect, Stillpoints, Wireworld, Kimber, PMC EB1i, JL Audio f113
VINTAGE - McIntosh MA230, Tandberg 3011A tuner, Olive 04HD, Sony DTC-59ES DAT, McIntosh 4300V, JBL 4312A

Last edited by jdandy; 06-20-2013 at 06:58 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 06-20-2013, 07:55 PM
prepress's Avatar
prepress prepress is offline
Semi-audiophile
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Brooklyn, by way of Nashville
Posts: 2,398
Default

I have three Pioneer Elite products: a PRO-111FD plasma, BDP-09 blu-ray (killer analog outs) and a DVL-91 combi-player. All perform well.
__________________
VPI, Grado, SME, Gingko turntable setup; Pioneer Elite LD, BDP, TV; Magnum Dynalab tuner; Day-Sequerra antenna; Oppo BDP; MIT S-video cable; Pangea HDMI cables; DVDO video processor; McIntosh CD, preamp, power amps; Telefunken Black Diamond preamp tubes; Kimber, Transparent IC/SC, IC; Mirage speakers; PS Audio, Transparent, Shunyata PCs; Audio Additives RCA caps; Furman power conditioning; Sanus: racks
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 06-20-2013, 07:59 PM
HamDog HamDog is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 128
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jdandy View Post
HamDog.......Lots of little information tidbits there. Looking forward to the reveal of what's in the Pioneer pipeline. Thanks.

When you speak of the Pioneer speakers that are $129.00 a pair, you must be referring to the Pioneer SP-BS22-LR. I just ordered a pair for my work shop. I'll be interested to see if they live up to the reviews.
That's the speaker! I have put mine in the bedroom for now. I think they're perfect for a work shop as well. Let me know what you think when you set it up.
__________________
McIntosh MX-119, Oppo 105, ATI 2505 5-ch amp, and 5 Gallo 3.5 speakers
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 08-10-2013, 08:26 AM
prepress's Avatar
prepress prepress is offline
Semi-audiophile
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Brooklyn, by way of Nashville
Posts: 2,398
Default

I read a snippet on another forum that Pioneer might be putting together another player similar to their Elite BDP-09FD; "a killer like the Oppo but better" is how it was described. I don't know the source of the info; this is something that was relayed to the poster. Anyone else heard anything like this? I have an 09 which has been great for me, and confess I would be at least curious about such a player.
__________________
VPI, Grado, SME, Gingko turntable setup; Pioneer Elite LD, BDP, TV; Magnum Dynalab tuner; Day-Sequerra antenna; Oppo BDP; MIT S-video cable; Pangea HDMI cables; DVDO video processor; McIntosh CD, preamp, power amps; Telefunken Black Diamond preamp tubes; Kimber, Transparent IC/SC, IC; Mirage speakers; PS Audio, Transparent, Shunyata PCs; Audio Additives RCA caps; Furman power conditioning; Sanus: racks
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 08-28-2013, 09:33 AM
stollen's Avatar
stollen stollen is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Iowa
Posts: 212
Default

I know they aren't in the "Elite" line, but I just picked up a pair of S-2EX and a single S-7EX for eventual home theater use. I will be setting them up and doing a little comparing against my ProAc D40R's as soon as I get some free time. Like the SP-BS22-LR, they are an Andrew Jones design but with a little TAD technology (different materials) thrown in for a fraction of TAD prices. I listened to several in the EX line in the store and they were an absolute bargain for what they cost, kind of excited to see how they stack up against the ProAc's....
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 08-28-2013, 09:51 AM
Pider Pider is offline
Learning to Listen
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 3,529
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jdandy View Post
HamDog.......Lots of little information tidbits there. Looking forward to the reveal of what's in the Pioneer pipeline. Thanks.

When you speak of the Pioneer speakers that are $129.00 a pair, you must be referring to the Pioneer SP-BS22-LR. I just ordered a pair for my work shop. I'll be interested to see if they live up to the reviews.
I think these might be the ticket for the hangar. I've wanted something to get up and out of the way.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 08-31-2013, 08:26 PM
hookedonc4 hookedonc4 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 41
Default

We use VSX-53 in main living, VSX-51 in front rm and moved VSX-81 to future theater.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Audioaficionado.org tested by Norton Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:04 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
ęCopyright 2009-2019 AudioAficionado.org.Privately owned, All Rights Reserved.
Audio Aficionado Sponsors
AudioAficionado Subscriber
AudioAficionado Subscriber
Inspire By Dennis Had
Inspire By Dennis Had
Harmonic Resolution Systems
Harmonic Resolution Systems
Wyred4Sound
Wyred4Sound
Dragonfire Acoustics
Dragonfire Acoustics
GIK Acoustics
GIK Acoustics
Esoteric
Esoteric
AC Infinity
AC Infinity
JL Audio
JL Audio
Acoustic Sciences Corportation
Acoustic Sciences Corportation
Legend Audio & Video
Legend Audio & Video
Audio by E
Audio by E
Canton
Canton
Bryston
Bryston
WireWorld Cables
WireWorld Cables
Stillpoints
Stillpoints
Bricasti Design
Bricasti Design
Furutech
Furutech
Shunyata Research
Shunyata Research
Accuphase
Accuphase