Pioneer AVIC-Z120BT DVD GPS System Review

I like to joke around and tell people the three greatest inventions of recent times are the air conditioner, the toilet (modern in-house sanitation really isn’t that old) and GPS navigation. I’m only trying to make a point of course—everyone knows the greatest technological advances have all happened in plastic ...

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Pioneer DEX-P99RS Review

Last year when I heard the Premier line was going away I was a bit disappointed. I thought products like the ODR (Optical Digital Reference) DEX-P9, DEH-P880PRS were going to be the last of its kind. But at CES 2010 that all changed. In the pursuit of pure sound perfection ...

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Pioneer Stage 2 Package Review

For the most part, we review single items. Rarely do we conduct a system review. But that’s what we’re doing this time. There’s a good reason to. After all Pioneer has gone through a huge marketing shift this year. They have completed a thorough revamping of their own website and ...

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Pioneer Unveils MK2 Elite G-Clef SACD Players and Amps

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 ...

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Pioneer Elite SC-27 A/V Receiver Review

Sometimes “good” isn’t good enough. If it was, a certain A/V receiver would have been on many a home theater enthusiast’s wish list for Christmas 2008. Instead of rushing to market with a product that just passed muster, Pioneer took a step back and worked on making a better component, ...

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