Pioneer P-D70 CD player – 1984

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Pioneer P-D70 – After the Model 1516 1980 prototype and its 4-channel surround-sound ability (backed by Philips until April 1981 but nixed by everybody else)…

After the original P-D1 in 1982, Pioneer went fully on its own with the P-D70… and sold many of them.

But upgraded it later into the P-D90 : black-faced, with an IR remote (CU-D90) and still retaining the mysterious “subcode out” connector. The latter was a Stereo Sound “Best Product” in the summer of 1984.

Among the originalities of both models : a binary digit / peak level switchable display

Among the common features : all-metal

~The Vintage Knob

SOLD

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