3 months ago I added the Pioneer BDP-09FD Blu-ray player to my home theater system. Even though I have a separate 2-channel system, I still made it a priority to get good 2-channel CD sound with the Pioneer. My AV processor is the Bryston SP1.7 which has an excellent analog preamp. The amplifiers are also Bryston.
Well, it took this player forever to break in, but now that it has, I am surprised by its 2-channel CD performance. Knowing that Pioneer "went to town" with the analog audio section in this player, my expectation wasn't exactly low.
Can someone from AVguide.com give this unit a serious lookover, AFTER its been adequately broken in. For those who need to combine their HT and 2-channel systems, this may be an excellent choice.