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Pioneer DV-38A

Discussion in 'Digital Sources' started by rodman101, May 12, 2018.

  1. rodman101

    rodman101 New Member

    Picked this up off CL a few weeks ago for $40, has remote but missing battery cover. Had open first thing and the design is quite impressive, at least on the audio side, using it for CD purposes only. Some copper chassis and audio grade caps everywhere. I have some Muses8820's given to a few years ago so I swapped the NE5532's out. Sounds good for the price and time I put into it. Going in the man cave so seems like a bargain?? Any feedback would be appreciated.

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  2. mstrane21

    mstrane21 Well-Known Member

    Just picked up one of these as well. What are your impressions? It's certainly built very solidly for a DVD player.
  3. awillia6

    awillia6 Super Member

    At the beginning, the "Elite" line of gear (players, receivers, TVs) was really nice stuff. I heard that Pio "decontented" the line later on, but I don't have first-hand knowledge of that.
  4. soundboy

    soundboy Super Member

    Walnut Creek, California
    I have the Pioneer Elite DV-79AVi, the top-of-the-line universal player in the series following DV-38. Despite that, the DV-79AVi didn't come with those wood panels on the side. Now that's "decontent".
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