Pioneer Stage 4 DEX-P99RS CD Player
Pioneer has revamped its entire lineup of car audio products, forming a new category called 'Stage 4' for only its highest-performing offerings. The DEX-P99RS is such a product, with a massive price tag which will inevitably drive away all but the most dedicated audiophiles. The lack of an internal amplifier and the copper-plated chassis are both marks of a super high-end platform, as is the 32-bit digital signal processor and carefully shielded internal circuits. The outside design looks clean, simple and unassuming, incorporating a clear display and a pair of dials for various playback adjustments. The use of an external amplifier is required due to the 'deadhead' design, and the four digital-to-analog converters and shielded circuitry ensure only the cleanest signals are sent out. Installing the Pioneer DEX-P99RS with a proper audiophile-grade audio system with quality components will result in an experience that must be heard to be believed.