Pioneer’s new G-Clef products were designed, obviously, with the audiophile in mind. There are two SACD players and two amps, designed to be paired up with one another. The $700 PD-D6MK2 SACD player offers a pair of Burr-Brown DACs and Hi-Bit technology that takes 16-bit audio up to 24, helping to clear up compressed MP3 files.
Also at $1,500 is the SX-A9MK2 amplifier. It’s got a 70 watt output and twin toroidal transformers. It also includes headphone and preamp outs, an aluminum build and a honeycomb chassis. Pioneer’s Elite G-Clef amps and SACD players will be available this month.