Pioneer earns EISA award for the UDP-LX500

Pioneer has announced that the UDP-LX500 has been chosen by EISA (the Expert Imaging And Sound Association) as the Best Universal Player 2019-2020.

Selected by a panel of international judges drawn from 55 specialist consumer electronics magazines and websites from 29 countries, the panel’s criteria were to identify products that offered a combination of the most advanced technology and desirable features, together with class-leading performance.

In short, EISA recognises the features most likely to be appreciated by an enthusiast seeking high quality and outstanding facilities. Award winners are judged to be the very best in their respective classes.

This is not the first time that Pioneer products have found favour with EISA judges. In 2018-2019, the A-40AE scooped ‘Best Buy Amplifier’, while the VSX-933 received the award for ‘Best Home Theatre Receiver’.

The EISA citation for the UDP-LX500 stated: “The UDP-LX500 is a machine of many talents. Both a state-of-the-art 4K Blu-ray spinner and a high-performance audio player, it will improve any home theatre setup. On the video side, format support covers both the HDR10+ and Dolby Vision dynamic HDR formats, with features including metadata information and display type selection to enable fine-tuned playback.

“For audiophiles, it offers compatibility with CD, SACD and DVD-Audio discs, plus hi-res files including DSD. Sound quality is precise and detailed, while UHD discs dazzle with sharpness and colour rendering. Moreover, its premium nature extends to design and build – the LX500 is whisper quiet in operation, while its gorgeous chassis design means you won’t want to hide it away.”