Both units are in near-mint condition, used less than 200 hrs. over the years. Pioneer’s acclaimed DV-414 features a host of Pioneer technologies to enhance its audio/video performance. An upgraded LSI improves data reading and decoding. The player's 96 kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converter ensures optimum decoding of all disc formats. Twin-laser mechanism capable of reading DVD-Video, VCD, audio CD-R, and audio CD-RW. Component-, composite-, and S-video outputs accommodate a range of system components.
Performance Features: 96kHz sampling frequency, 24 bit resolution Audio D/A Converter, Pioneer Exclusive Viter-Bi RF Decoding process for improved error correcting capability, Newly developed Accurate Digital Servo for precise data reading, Automatic Gain Level Adjustment minimizes jitter of individual discs, 10 Bit Video Processing re-quantizes 8 bit video data to 10 bit video data prior to D/A conversion process, Twin-wave Pickup, DTS Compatible, Video CD playback capability.
Convenience Features: Condition Memory for DVD recalls set-up conditions such as Language, Subtitle, Aspect Ratio and Mode for up to 30 discs, Last Memory for DVD recalls last scene played and set-up conditions for 5 DVDs, Graphic User Interface
Output Terminals: AC-3 Bit Stream / PCM Optical Output, AC-3 Bit Stream / PCM Coaxial Output, Analog Audio Output x 1, S Video Output x 1, Composite Video Output, Component Video Out x 1
MSB LINK DAC
Standalone 24-bit digital/analog converter. Sampling rates: 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96kHz. Inputs: one pair analog bypass, two digital (coax, TosLink). Analog outputs: 2V RMS at 0dBFS. Frequency response: DC-20kHz, ±0.1dB. Dynamic range: >100dB. S/N: >100dB. See http://www.soundstage.com/revequip/db08.htm.
VALUE PROPOSITION: use the DV-414 as a media transport together with the MSB Link DAC (24/96) to play CDs and get excellent image and sound quality. Better than you will hear from most mass-market CD and DVD players. Impressive tonality, drive and sounstage spread. Coax/Toslink inputs, analog outputs; pass-through inputs. It won Stereophile's "Budget Component of the Year" award.