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Pioneer PD-F100

File Type Compact Disc Player (1994-95)

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Pioneer PD-F100


Disc format: CD (100 disc multi play)

Frequency response: 2Hz to 20kHz

Dynamic range: 96dB

Signal to Noise Ratio: 98dB

Channel separation: 96dB

Total harmonic distortion: 0.003%

Line output: 2V

Dimensions: 420 x 399 x 190mm

Weight: 11kg

Accessories: remote control

Year: 1995



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Reviewed Jun 21st, 2015 by J_R_S

Extremely well-built CD jukebox player. Bought one new in 1996, played it for several hours every day for the last 19 years. Never burped even once until 2013 when, on rare occasion it would start acting funny during random shuffle play. But straight per-disc play continued to work fine. In 2015 the illuminated display went dark, but unit still continues to do straight per-disc play just fine.

This is *not* a rotating type player. The discs remain in the 100 slots and the laser-player slides around behind them on a rail. Simple and bullet-proof design. A little too early to have an optical output, but the audio output quality through standard RCA jacks was the best available when it was made and it still sounds as good as my much newer players. Remote is sturdy, well-designed and easy to use.




The Pioneer PD-F100 Multi-Disc Cd Player was produced in 1994 and 1995 in Japan. This unit holds 100 Compact Disc in total; there are 4 compartments that hold 25 Cd's in a vertical fixed position. A Cd carriage stands horizontally behind the 4 compartments, and is sandwiched between and upper and lower sheet metal "Rack" plate that has geared notches in it. The lower sheet metal plate is referred to as the "Base" and the upper sheet metal plate is referred to as the "Select Guide." The bottom of the Cd carriage assembly has two plastic gears that mesh with notches in a "Base", while the top of the carriage unit has a single plastic gear that meshes with the "Select Guide." The carriage moves vertically across the width of the player, it has a moving arm that reaches out to grab a disc from the file holder and inserts it into the carriage unit to play.

This unit came with 3 Transportation Screws that had to be removed before it could be operated. These transportation screws held the Carriage assembly in place during transportation. Without the transportation screws, if the unit is turned upside down, or jarred while in a verticle postion, the carriage unit will fall out of its rack, making the unit inoperable.

Some of the most common things that tend to go bad with the unit.
1. The two plastic gears at the bottom of the carriage unit (PNW2413 and PNW2434) tend to wear out
2. There is a "Rope Unit" that helps stabilize the carriage unit, it runs the width of the player.
3. There are at least 3 rubber belts that wear out on the carriage unit;
4. Frequently the Ribbon Cable between the Cd Carriage and the Main Board will break due to metal fatigue. Since the Ribbon Cable is attached to the Cd Carriage, it moves every time the carriage moves.

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