PIONEER PD-D6-J vs NAD C542
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Hi guys! I want to buy a dedicate source for my CD's collection and I'm not yet convince wich one it's better for this job: PIONNER PD-D6-J or NAD C542. From Pioneer I like the design and features and from Nad I like the warm, dark sound.
Also, I have some SACD's in my collections.
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What do you think about Pioneer PD-D6-J? It s better than Nad C542?
 
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Well, the ideal thing to do would be to order both and see which one you like more.

I can understand if that's not an option, though (the Pioneer SACD players seem difficult to obtain around here by any means other than special order).

However, if it were me, I'd take the player with SACD capability over the one that can't play SACDs.
 
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Pioneer PD-D6-J it's my choice. I love the sound of this CD/SACD player; it's open, detailed and natural. For the price it's a bargain.
 
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Quote:

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Pioneer PD-D6-J it's my choice. I love the sound of this CD/SACD player; it's open, detailed and natural. For the price it's a bargain.



That's good to hear!

Do you notice a big difference between CD and SACD playback on it?

Also, how's the fast forward on it? (Kind of a weird question, but the slow fast-forward on my Marantz SA8001 has been driving me insane lately).

Finally, if you put the clock into track time remain mode, does it stay in that mode when you change discs?
 
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I have notice no big difference beetwen CD/SACD, so far; these day's I want to make more test's.
Anyway, the sound it's quite better than my previous player and I'm happy now.
 
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Thanks for responding about the CD vs SACD issue.

If it's not too much trouble, could you also respond to my questions about fast forward speed and the time remain function? I'm quite curious about them and there are no dealers around here that seem to carry the PD-D6 in stock.
 
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If it's not too much trouble, could you also respond to my questions about fast forward speed and the time remain function? I'm quite curious about them and there are no dealers around here that seem to carry the PD-D6 in stock.



It's no problem; the player have 4x fast forward speed and the time remain in function all the time, except when you listen in PURE AUDIO mode.
By the way, I'm listening in PURE AUDIO. I'll have to test it in others ways like LEGATO LINK.
 
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Thanks for the response!

This player seems like it could be really great for the money. I may have to just break down and order one and see if it meets my expectations.
 
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I just got the Elite today and I can tell you that the sound coming out of it is really nice. This is a really good player. Can't say for NAD, I haven't heard it.
 
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