Pioneer replied on 563A Universal Player

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by bimal_H, Sep 18, 2003.

  1. bimal_H

    bimal_H Auditioning

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    Hi Folks,

    Yesterday I wrote an email to Pioneer Support from their website on the DSD to PCM downconverion topic of 563A and got this reply. I am posting it as it is (Only editing that has been done is my email has been removed). One thing that you will notice is that there are a lot of typos .....

    Hope this will help....

    Thanks,
    -Bimal

    Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 08:11:30 -0700
    From: customer.support@pioneerservice.com
    Subject: RE:Feature and Specification|E00001|4084976293 [#787508]

    DV-563A is a true SACD player that passes the signal through a DSD chip.

    According to the Factory, The DSD signal is not converted to PCM
    before converting to analog .

    There is no PCM conversion on the line. The DSD signal is converted to
    Analog directory.

    The bass management, 563A has 100hz crossover frequency.

    For more detail
    When playing a SACD Disc, The signal goes on;

    For Front 2CH playing ;
    EBY-CHIP(DVD Decorder) ?SACD Decorder ? SW IC for Audio Digital Data
    select of SACD or Others ?D/A Convertor ? Analog output.

    For Multichannel playing;
    EBY-CHIP ? SACD Decorder ? D/A Convertor ? Analog output.

    --Original Message--
    From:
    Date:09/17/03
    To:customer.support@pioneerservice.com
    Subject:Feature and Specification|E00001|4084976293[#787508]

    Inquiry Type:Feature and Specification
    lstPublishers:0001
    lstTitles:E00001-Home Audio Video Products-DVD Player
    Inquiry:This is regarding the 563A DVD/DVD-A/SACD player.


    I read the following comment in the net. "When the 563 was first
    announced, it was stated that it converted SACD's DSD to PCM to keep it
    cheap"

    Is the above statement true? Are we not getting 100% hi res?


    Some SACD players have dedicated 192kHz/24-bit Audio DAC for each
    channel (They are ofcourse more expensive). 563A had only ONE 192kHz/24-bit
    Audio DAC. So what is the difference in sound quality?


    I plan to buy this system this weekend. If you could answer my
    questions I will be ever greatful.

    Regards,
    -Bimal
     
  2. Matt Butler

    Matt Butler Screenwriter

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    Im looking at buying this model. Any reviews yet? Also I dont understand that letter. Can you tell me if that is good? Ive never been real good with some of the techie talk around here.

    Thanks,
    Matt
     
  3. Kevin C Brown

    Kevin C Brown Producer

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    Not converting DSD to PCM for BM is a very good thing. A nice surprise.
     
  4. Brian L

    Brian L Cinematographer

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    Matt,

    Just search this forum for 563. There is a thread that Brajeesh started a while back that has 100's of posts, and have been read over 10,000 times. If that does not answer any questions you have about the 563, I will be amazed.

    BGL
     
  5. Matt Butler

    Matt Butler Screenwriter

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    Thanks Brian I will do that.

    [​IMG]

    I did a search and its not coming up. Or Im blind.
    Ok Im blind; never mind, found it.
     
  6. Chuck Kent

    Chuck Kent Supporting Actor

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