Pioneer UDP-LX800 4K Reference Universal Disc Player

£2,199.99

Reg. price £2,199.99

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UDP-LX800 is the step-up model from LX500 and embodies the considerable expertise gained by Pioneer over nearly 40 years of spinning silver discs. If you are after the ultimate in home entertainment sources then this IS IT!

With the arrival of UHD Blu-ray Disc, players now need to be able to handle high-speed rotation speeds of up to 5,000 rpm. The UDP-LX800 delivers supremely stable high-speed rotation of discs by virtue of its remarkably rigid construction, as well as a lower centre of gravity. Both of these attributes help suppress vibration transmission occurring inside the player, minimising any potential resonances generated and so improving disc playback.

By separating and segregating the internal layout of the player into three distinct physical 'blocks' (comprising power supply, drive/digital processing and analogue audio), electromagnetic interference between each block is hugely reduced. Furthermore, the insertion of a rigid frame structure inside the player, to contain and hold each 'block', takes structural integrity to a new level.

A solid 1mm thick steel plate is used for the top panel while aluminum - which offers excellent vibration damping performance - is employed for the side panels. This player has been designed, from the outset, to operate without the need for ventilation holes in the top and side panels, a common source of internal noise leakage from transport mechanisms. When this player is in use, it will be your disc's content that you hear, not the player. Adding a 3mm steel plate to the 1.6mm thick steel-sheet chassis delivers incredibly high rigidity, as well as enabling a very low centre of gravity. This single-minded focus on construction results in a player that weighs 13.8kg (the UDP-LX500 weighs 10.3kg) and provides an ideal foundation for getting the very best playback quality from a 4K UHD Blu-ray rotating at high speed.

The analogue audio circuit has its own dedicated high-capacity, quick-response power transformer. Combined with carefully selected, custom-made capacitors, it creates a power-supply circuit with a high, instantaneous current supply capability. Undesirable stray electromagnetic waves generated by the transformer are successfully kept in check by a heavily-shielded case. This is formed from copper-plated steel, finished off with an anti-vibration damping coating, to eliminate any possible adverse effects on the video/audio circuit.

The design of the analogue audio section of the UDP-LX800 is directly derived from Pioneer's flagship PD-70AE SACD/CD player. Both Left and Right signal paths on the PCB are designed with an identical layout, not to mention placement of parts. Much attention has been paid to maintaining an accurate channel balance, an effort that has resulted in excellent separation. Additionally, to make the reference ground level more stable, a copper bus bar is used between the Left and Right channels. The UDP-LX800 employs the same pair of 32-bit, 8-channel Parallel Drive ESS Sabre Digital-to-analogue converters (DACs) used in the PD-70AE, namely the ES9026 PRO.

The UDP-LX800 has a comprehensive range of functions which allow users to further refine video and audio quality according to taste. Activating the "Transport Function" completely cuts the power supply to the analogue audio transformer circuit when connecting with HDMI, only keeping the digital circuitry powered up. This enables a further improvement in the HDMI signal-to-noise ratio, delivering even higher quality video and audio playback. The UDP-LX800 is also equipped with a "Direct Function" which turns off the digital audio and video circuits. This allows listeners to enjoy high resolution sound sources and CDs with enhanced purity.

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Pioneer UDP-LX800 4K Reference Universal Disc Player

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