Pioneer SACD/DVD-A/CD Player

I bought this player, a Pioneer DV-696AV, in 2006 for US$180 and was disappointed to find that the spdif output was limited to 48Khz. SACD is 88.2Khz and sounds vastly better. DVD-Audio is usually 96Khz or above.









So I did a search and found a project that would change the spdif output to 96Khz and 24bit using an AD1896 asrc IC and a Tent Labs xo module. I built and installed it with no problems and have been enjoying it for many years. You can get details of the project here.

This is how the kit looks when it is finished.











And this shows how it is connected inside the player. It works perfectly and sounds great.