Bought one yesterday. This is a fantastic looking player with a top noth building quality. I took a good hearing test in the shop where i bought it. It was connected to an Arcam A28 with a pair of Totem monitors (very nice combo). I dídn't hear any lacking of bass, thin sound or whatsever.
I switched over to a Marantz CD6005 (5 stars What Hifi!) and the sound was not so balanced: a bit sharp in the upper region and the bass was too much. 5 stars...huh! complete overrated.
Switching over to an Arcam CD17....yeh!...this is better. Almost the same sound as the PD50 with maybe a bit more finesse and detail. But there was something missing...the PD50 plays with more excitement.
The Pio PD50 is a great player for about £400. You couldn't find a better sounding one with also a sublime build quality for this kind of money new.
Ok, decent review, but do get your facts right. Sony blu players are available for around hundred quid and play SACDs. That is to say, they are sacd players. In fact, they facilitate DSD to analogue conversion via a suitable AV receiver, and so are great transports.
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The large screen and punchy picture are highly attractive for this price, but you’ll have to forego the smart features and Full HD resolution
A decent effort from Boston Acoustics, but it’s nothing remarkable
This stunning and feature-laden Samsung is one of the best TV bargains we’ve seen
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