Originally Posted by Stilly77
my 05 and two 51's perform identically in every single way, no perceived audio or video quality differences at all. The 05 is all Japan. One 51 is Malaysian built with a made in China drive. The other 51 is all Japan.
Other than cosmetics, I didn't expect differences and confirmed there aren't any. Very happy with these units.
That's what I thought would happen when I start listening to 05FD. I never assumed that 05FD is going to give me better 2-ch audio listening experience over 51FD. For that matter, I would've gone with 09FD if I had enough cash to burn.
However, my real life experience is different. It is hard to believe. I, generally have a good ear for detailed music listening. I read the Q&A section in Pio web site on difference between 51FD & 05FD and the last point caught my eyes ; "Copper Screws and Hand Turned Power Supply
. Since I am using after market power cord (Shunyata Diamondback Platinum power cable), could that have caused such differences with the hand tuned power supply???. I don't know. But, all I can say (refer to one of my old posting) is that when I introduced that power cable to 51FD, after about a week or so, I started hearing more detailed treble and bass. But with 05FD, it is more extended.http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PU.../Knowledgebase