Pioneer PD-10AE

Pure audio CD player with silent drive and 10ppm precision clock
Availability: In stock
Manufacturer: Pioneer

Solid, torsion-resistant sheet steel chassis, a drive optimised exclusively for CD playback and a precisely clocked D/A converter – those are the main features that help the PD10 AE produce its unusually stable and clean sound. A player with an extraordinary price/performance ratio for hi-fi purists.

Looking for a good, solid CD player? This may sound simple but is not. First there is the drive, which was often developed for PC or other multimedia uses but not optimised for CDs. Unlike the silent drive mechanism in the PD-10 AE. As one of the few genuine CD drives, it was developed especially for reliable, low-noise CD sampling and mounted in the centre of a torsion-resistant sheet steel chassis. The large-scale power supply is not off the shelf either, and neither is the converter board featuring the modern AKM-DAC 4482VT with a high-precision clock pulse: a mere ±10ppm deviation from the nominal value. Ideal prerequisites for a precisely focused, natural sound.


  • 192 kHz/24-bit DAC
  • High-Accuracy Clock
  • Rigid Chassis
  • Quiet Drive Mechanism
  • Large Capacity EI Transformer
  • 25-Track Memory Playback
  • Random and Repeat Playback


  • Analogue Output


  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 435 x 103 x 290 mm
  • Weight: 5.1 kg