Digital Drive: REVIEW: Technics by Panasonic DVD-A10N DVD Players by davehg
Upsamplers, DACs, jitter, shakes and analogue withdrawals, this is it.
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Model: DVD-A10N Category: DVD Players Suggested Retail Price: $1200 Description: DVD-Audio, DVD-Video & CD player Manufacturer URL: Technics by Panasonic Model Picture: View
Review by davehg ( A ) on November 26, 2003 at 21:01:18
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I use this primarily as a transport. It rocks as a transport; easily surpassing anything under $1k. It is built like a tank, has defeatable upsampling, and makes a killer DVD V player even though it lacks component video outputs. I use a lot of Netflix DVD's and this is the only player I have found that can track defective DVD's. I see that JA at Sphile uses one as his transport too.
I bought mine as a demo for $250; they sell all day long used for about $200 or less. Grab one; you'll never look back.
As a CDP, it is dull and lifeless, even with upsampling. As a DVD A player, it sounds pretty decent, bettering the Redbook sound running through my outboard MENSA DAC. I have tested it as a transport against Marantz, Sony ES, and even the Shanling, and it kills them for the price.
Product Weakness: average CDP, lacks component video outs Product Strengths: great transport, flawless construction, terrific picture
Associated Equipment for this Review: Amplifier: VAC Avatar SE Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): none Sources (CDP/Turntable): MENSA with Bybee Speakers: Merlin TSM M and REL Strata III Cables/Interconnects: AZ Satori Shotgun, Silver Reference Music Used (Genre/Selections): rock/vocal/jazz Time Period/Length of Audition: one year Other (Power Conditioner etc.): Cardas PC, JR Filter Type of Audition/Review: Product Owner
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