Pioneer DV-344 DVD player

Danny Boy

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Hi guys, my dad has a Pioneer DV-344 DVD player gathering dust, and I was wondering how the CD playback would be since it's stated on the front of the player (in big gold letters)  "96kHz 24bit D/C Converter".

I'm not to worried about playing DVD's, since I've got a HTPC in my setup (the DVD player only has S-video, Component and RCA and no HDMI).

What kind of sound quality could I expect? I'd be connecting it via optical to my Onkyo NR717

Some specs according to the manual:
Audio output
Output level
During audio output ............. 200 mVrms (1 kHz, ?20 dB)
Number of channels ....................................................... 2
Jacks ............................................................... RCA jacks
Digital audio characteristics
Frequency response ..... 4 Hz to 44 kHz (DVD fs: 96 kHz)
S/N ratio ............................................................... 118 dB
Dynamic range ..................................................... 103 dB
Total harmonic distortion ................................. 0.0016 %
Wow and flutter ............................ Limit of measurement (?0.001% W. PEAK) or lower

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Lol! I'm going to try and twist his arm to lend (read donate) it to me  :whistler:
 

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The only thing that irritate me with using a dvd player, it is far too slow loading a cd
 

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Is there time to have a beer while its loading a CD?  My first SONY blu-ray player took 45 seconds to get going
 

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So I connected it last night  :drool: It sounded absolutely fantastic! Even on my entry Jamo S426s.

I listened to Europe's Final Countdown and Sarah Mclachlan' Angle. I was super surprised! The CD pickup is as fast as any other cd-player :D

Now, just to convince my dad that he has no use for it  :facepalm:

Last night's test was via optical, tonight I'll repeat the test via optical and compare it with a playback from my HTPC's optical drive via HDMI and then for  :[email protected]:'s and giggles analogue as well
 

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i found the pioneer DVD players to be pretty good at cd playback
 

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GECO said:
i found the pioneer DVD players to be pretty good at cd playback
I was actually curious due to "96kHz 24bit D/C Converter" on the player, otherwise I newer would have bothered...
 
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