Compact Disc Player PD-5500

Pioneer Corporation; Tokyo

  • Year
  • 1990
  • Category
  • Sound/Video Recorder and/or Player
  • ID
  • 309243

 Technical Specifications

  • Number of Transistors
  • Semiconductors present.
  • Semiconductors
  • Main principle
  • Audio-Amplification
  • Wave bands
  • - without
  • Details
  • CD-Player, -Writer, MD, MOD (audio); Radio Control (+Remote Wire etc)
  • Power type and voltage
  • Alternating Current supply (AC) / 120; 220; 240 Volt
  • Loudspeaker
  • - For headphones or amp.
  • Material
  • Metal case
  • from
  • Model: Compact Disc Player PD-5500 - Pioneer Corporation; Tokyo
  • Shape
  • Book-shelf unit.
  • Dimensions (WHD)
  • 420 x 101 x 276 mm / 16.5 x 4 x 10.9 inch
  • Notes
  • A hi-fi stereo compact disc player with remote control (CU-PD038). Anti-resonance and vibration design with a honeycomb chassis, disc drive with low centre of gravity and large feet. Direct linear conversion with an 18-bit D/A converter (PCM1700P-L) with digital bias and an 8-way 20-bit digital oversampling filter. Laser mechanism PEA1030. With RCA phono Line Output sockets, a terminal for CD-Deck Synchro, a jack for headphones with volume control, on US and Canadian models Control input/output terminals and on UK and continental Europe models a terminal for Optical Digital Output.


    • Compu PGM Edit and Auto Program Edit.
    • Hi-Lite Scan: for listening to the "best part"
    • Digital volume adjustment.
    • CD-Deck Synchro: for easy CD-to-tape recording.
    • Five repeat functions: per track, all tracks, program, Random and programmed Random.
    • Programmed random playback of 24 tracks.
    • Random play (normal or programmed).
    • Timer Standby function (timer as option).
    • 20-track music calendar.
    Frequency response 2Hz - 20kHz
    S/N 106dB or more (EIAJ)
    Dynamic range 96dB or more (EIAJ)
    Channel separation 98dB or more (EIAJ)
    Total harmonic distortion 0.004% or less (EIAJ)
    Output voltage 2.0V
    Wow and flutter Limit of measurement
    Number of channels 2 channels (stereo)

    Versions/Power requirements

    KU U.S. AC 120V 60Hz
    KC Canada AC 120V 60Hz
    KUXJ U.S. AC 120V 60Hz
    KCXJ Canada AC 120V 60Hz
    HEMXJ European continent AC 220-240V 50/60Hz (internally switchable)
    HBXJ United Kingdom AC 220-240V 50/60Hz (internally switchable)
    HEWMXJ European continent AC 220-240V 50/60Hz (internally switchable)

    Power consumption:  10W

    There is a silver cased version with an identical specification and PD-5500 labels which appears in the service manual as the PD-5500-S (type HEWMXJ), available in Continental Europe only.

    Made in Singapore

  • Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg)
  • 3.6 kg / 7 lb 14.9 oz (7.93 lb)
  • Mentioned in
  • -- Original prospect or advert (1990 Pioneer Hi-Fi Components catalogue)
  • Literature/Schematics (1)
  • - - Manufacturers Literature (Service manual PD-5500 PD-5500S PD-4550 PD-4550S PD-4500 PD-4500S dated 1990)
  • Literature/Schematics (2)
  • - - Manufacturers Literature (Operating instructions for PD-5500 PD-4550 PD-4500 PD-4501)
  • Author
  • Model page created by Edoardo Sigismondo. See "Data change" for further contributors.

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