Pioneer had a host of new products showcasing their
new branding shift towards higher end components. Leading things off
is the stunning new flagship receiver, the SC-09TX ($7000). Sporting
10 channels of digital ICE amplifiers and the ability to put out
200Wx7 alone would make this a noteworthy product, but its front
panel LCD and wealth of connections make it truly stand out. Pioneer
also had their previously announced VSX-91TXH and VSX-94TXH ($1600)
receivers on display as well.
Pioneer also had a new Blu-ray player, the BDP-95FD ($1000), which touts
itself as the first player to offer bitstream output for all of the
advanced audio codecs.
Pioneer was surprisingly showing some nice looking two-channel
components as well. These included the X-Z9 complete two-channel
audio system ($1799), SX-A9-J stereo receiver and the PD-D6-J SACD
Rounding things out was a display of the excellent new Kuro plasmas.