Our Chelmsford Store now have Pioneer’s new reference Ultra HD Universal Disc Players on demonstration.
The UDP-LX800 & UDP-LX500 offer the ultimate in playback for your UHD 4K and BluRay discs as well as being exceptional DVD and CD players too.
The £2199 UDP-LX800 is a true flagship model.This impressive universal disc player is the embodiment of Pioneer’s considerable expertise amassed over the years through the development of successive optical disc players. Elaborately engineered for the ideal disc playback, the UDP-LX800 features extremely rigid construction with a 3 part chassis to achieve high S/N ratio for quality audio and video performance. With support for the latest Ultra HD Blu-ray™ format, you can enjoy the beautiful spectacle with four times the resolution of 1080p Full HD. Two ESS SABRE PRO Series DACs are used in parallel to provide audiophile sound.
THREE-PART CHASSIS STRUCTURE
The blocks for power supply, drive/digital processing, and analogue audio are separated into three to eliminate electrical and magnetic interference between the blocks. The rigid beams placed between the blocks further reinforce the structure, while the internal layout is optimally designed to minimize vibration and signal loss.
ULTRA HD BLU-RAY PLAYBACK
As a universal disc player, the UDP-LX800 can play various optical discs including the latest disc format Ultra HD Blu-ray which has four times the resolution of 1080p Full HD, as well as Hi-Res Audio and other music files, and video files.
6-LAYERED MAIN CIRCUIT BOARD FOR HIGH S/N RATIO
A 6-layered IVH is used for the main circuit board to thoroughly eliminate digital noise. This optimises the digital signal wiring and minimises GND impedance, and dramatically improves S/N ratio in audio/video signal processing. The 18 Gbps transmission through the latest HDMI standard becomes even more precise.
AUDIO CIRCUITRY FOR QUALITY SOUND
The technologies for Pioneer’s SACD player PD-70AE is incorporated to further improve the analogue audio block. The paths for L and R signals are made identical including the pattern and parts layout. The L/R signal balance is strictly maintained, resulting in evermore precise and superior separation during playback. The bus bar between L and R signals also help to stabilize the ground.
Even the holes for heat radiation are excluded to realise a flat form with optimal electric circuit design, to minimise the mechanical motion sound from the BD drive. The result is significantly low noise and even more rigid and stable chassis structure.
RIGID UNDER BASE AND LOW CENTRE OF GRAVITY
The 1.6 mm-thick chassis base is reinforced with a 3 mm-thick steel plate Rigid Under Base. This Double-Layered Chassis structure provides a low centre-of-gravity and overall rigidity that prevents the transfer of external vibration to the inner chassis, and offers a superior reading of the disc.
DISC INFORMATION ON-SCREEN DISPLAY
You can display the disc information on your screen by pressing and holding the remote control’s DISPLAY button. In addition to the playing disc’s details, you can easily check mastering information such as MaxFALL (Maximum Frame Average Light Level) and MaxCLL (Maximum Content Light Level) available on some HDR content, as well as HDMI output information.
Other features include SDR/HDR Preset Mode, Direct/Transport Function, and XLR balanced output terminal.
See more details here: https://www.pioneer-audiovisual.eu/eu/products/udp-lx800
The cheaper sibling of the flagship model, the UDP-LX500 is a scaled down version, sharing numerous features whilst losing the XLR outputs but still offering exceptional class leading performance at its £1000 price point. Featuring three-block internal layout, Ultra Rigid Construction, and Double-Layered Chassis for a robust build, 6-layered main circuit board, SDR/HDR preset mode, and support for HDR10/Dolby Vision for quality picture, as well as premium audio DAC and Zero Signal Terminal for high-grade sound, the UDP-LX500 lets you enjoy the highest video resolution as well as your other digital disc collections.
PQLS JITTER-LESS SOUND TRANSMISSION
With the precision quartz controller on a compatible AV receiver, Pioneer’s PQLS (Precision Quartz Lock System) eliminates distortion caused by timing errors. It controls the amount of audio signals from the AV receiver to the UDP-LX500, giving the best possible digital-to-analogue conversion. UDP-LX500 supports PQLS 2ch Audio, Multi-Surround, and Bit-stream.
More details here: https://www.pioneer-audiovisual.eu/eu/products/udp-lx500
Both models are on show and available from our Chelmsford Store. Call on 01245 265245 for more details.