Before I begin, I am aware that some people don't think jitter reduction (such as Pioneer's PQLS technology) doesn't make a difference. I am also aware that some people don't believe in bothering with sound reproduction above 20 KHz. Here's my issue. The Pioneer players use PQLS. When switched on, I notice a difference during loud passages. The upper tones are naturally enhanced. When comparing a CD with an SACD on the Yamaha, I notice a cleaner sound, as well as a natural enhancement in the treble register. My problem is that I own the Yamaha, but not one of the Pioneers at this point. Which is better? SACD converted to PCM at 88.2 KHz with PQLS, or SACD converted to PCM at 176.4 KHz without PQLS? Of course, in a perfect world, we'd have SACD converted to PCM at 176.4 KHz with PQLS, but at this point, it's a difficult choice.
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3/31/12 at 4:49am