The new Pioneer Elite BDP-52FD bluray player is our first universal disc Blu-ray machine. It will play not only CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray Discs as other players do, but will also play DVD-Audio and SACD discs as well. As an added bonus, the machine’s response time is very fast!
“An excellent home theater experience starts with the source so it is extremely important that we implement the highest quality audio and video reproduction with the latest technologies and features. The new BDP-52FD lets you access audio and video content from a variety of online and other personal sources so you’re never restricted to just your disc-based movie library,” said Chris Walker, director AV marketing and product planning for the home entertainment division of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.
The BDP-52FD supports the latest high-quality audio formats including DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby TrueHD and Super Audio CD. Pioneer-exclusive technologies also improve the audio experience, a critical component to completing a fully immersive 3D experience. The Elite model also offers Precision Quartz Lock System (PQLS) Bit-Stream Multi-channel for jitter-free reproduction of Blu-ray Disc, DVD-Video/Audio, Super Audio CD and CD content. When paired with a compatible Pioneer A/V receiver, PQLS precisely syncs the audio signals between the components for a true-to-life listening experience.
The BDP-52FD also Features superior build quality and Pioneer’s new Sound Retriever Link and Stream Smoother Link features. These two new features detect the bit rate of both audio and video content and if necessary will send a command to a compatible Pioneer receiver to activate the Sound Retriever or Stream Smoother feature. The Sound Retriever feature enhances compressed audio files by restoring critical data lost during the compression process, while Stream Smoother enhances compressed video files to reduce compression noise and establish more detailed, finer images.
The Pioneer Elite BDP-52FD is available at Wilshire Home Entertainment with a suggested retail price of $399.