The new Elite products cater directly to audiophiles.
While the rest of the world is dealing with low-quality compressed audio and cheap earbud headphones, you're cranking out pristine audio from your CD and SACDs. You're a guy who cares about his audio, and you're the target of Pioneer's new Elite G-Clef line.
Both players – the PD-D6MK2 and PD-D9MK2 – consist of the same basic components, but the higher end model gets everything kicked up a notch. The D9MK2 has an isolated power supply, for example, a stainless steel CD mechanism and Wolfson DACs instead of Burr-Brown.
The SX-A6MK2 and SX-A9MK2 amplifiers are made to match the players. As you might imagine, the A9MK2 carries a few added benefits. It's got a motorized volume control, USB input, headphone and preamp outs, and a honeycomb chassis.
You'll be able to pick up the full G-Clef line later this month.