Pioneer CD players?

Mark Larson

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How strong are Pioneer CD players in general and their CD changers (5-6 disc) in specific? i'm thinking of buying one, but will it give better performance than my Teac CD-P1100 single-CD player?
 

KeithH

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Mark, Pioneer makes few straight CD players these days. Most of their effort is focused on DVD players. Outside of CD megachangers, the only choice you have is the PD-M426 six-disc magazine changer. Crutchfield has it for $180:
http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/S...PDM426&o=m&a=0
I wouldn't get it simply because it's a magazine changer. They died out a long time ago, and I feel carousels are a bit more convenient. Also, the 'M426 has no digital outputs. All in all, I think you could do better than the 'M426. Also, I don't think Pioneer makes a magazine changer in its Elite line.
Other than the 'M426, Pioneer makes megachangers. You can get the PD-F908 101-disc player or the 'F1009 301-disc player. These players have limited features. For example, they don't have keyboard inputs for disc naming. There is also the Elite 'F27 301-disc player, but I'm not sure if it is still in production. I've seen the price drop at Tweeter, so I am thinking that it may be on the way out. The 'F27 is worth considering if it still available. However, there are a lot of players out there from other manufacturers, so don't limit yourself to Pioneer.
 

Mark Larson

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Thanks Keith. I was actually thinking about the changer in the Classifieds, but magazines don't hold much appeal for me either.

Cheers!
 

KeithH

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Mark, no problem. Glad to help. Good luck in your search for a new player. If you state your budget, people here can make suggestions.
 

BrianKM

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Mark,

I have owned Pioneer CD changer for the past ten years. The first CD player I ever bought was a Pioneer magazine unit that saw heavy use for the first four years and was then relegated to Mom use when I went to college. That player lasted nine years before it crapped out.

I now have a Pioneer PD-F1039 megachanger that gets used 4-10 hours/day and it's still going strong after 1.5 years.

Obviously, I'm sold on the reliability of Pioneer CD changers ...
 

Philip Hamm

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So am I. IMO Pioneer makes very good CD players. The nice thing about them is they're always compatible with CD-R all the new ones are compatible with CD-RW (? - I believe).
 

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