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#316481 - 07/24/10 01:12 PM New CD Player
BobKay Offline
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Opinions, please.

My 17 year old Sony CD player (2x oversampling!!) finally died yesterday. Took some struggle to wrench The Shinns CD from it.

It's in my shop w/ my Snells. I have a Yamamha 5-disc chgr. with my HT/Axioms.

Should I:

Buy another cheapo for the shop, or...

Move the Yamaha down there and get something else for the main system? And what might that be??

Muchas Gracias.

I still miss my old dbx CD player from the previous century.


Edited by BobKay (07/24/10 01:18 PM)
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#316482 - 07/24/10 01:28 PM Re: New CD Player [Re: BobKay]
Adrian Offline
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I think you should buy my old Nakamichi CD player for an extremely high price. grin
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#316483 - 07/24/10 01:51 PM Re: New CD Player [Re: Adrian]
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Great! And I'll take your Atari, too!
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#316485 - 07/24/10 01:55 PM Re: New CD Player [Re: BobKay]
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Bob I just threw the old Technics CD player in the garage away last weekend ... it finally bit the dust and I need a replacement also. I'm thinking a cheapo is the way I may go, have you looked at any?
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#316488 - 07/24/10 02:03 PM Re: New CD Player [Re: RickF]
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CD as well as DAC technology is extremely mature these days. Its safe to purchase an el' cheapo model. When you hook up the CD player using the digital inputs you are going to be using the DAC that is supplied in the receiver anyways.

I'm not sure what the going rate is on multi-disk CD changers , but considering how there would little demand for them and more "niche" products, they might not be priced competitively as we might like. I'd be interested to see what you end up with.
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#316558 - 07/24/10 10:17 PM Re: New CD Player [Re: BobKay]
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Bob, I use mega changers, and assuming that you have a fairly large CD collection, the convenience factor makes them the logical candidate. Consider this unit and move the Yamaha down to the shop.
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#316568 - 07/25/10 12:50 AM Re: New CD Player [Re: BobKay]
Henry66 Offline
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You could try something new like ripping all your CDs to a hard drive (in loss-less format, of course) and getting a music server. Something like a Squeezebox Touch or Olive 4HD?

BTW, where is "Gangland, MA"? Do you mean Lowell?
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#316573 - 07/25/10 02:06 AM Re: New CD Player [Re: Henry66]
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John, Henry, Rick, Dr. House. Thanks all for the help. Adrian, thanks for nothing. grin

I know the music server thing is inevitable for us all, but I just wouldn't have the time to do transfers (or the interest). I never download. I like books, not Kindle, miss 12" artwork and ledgible font sizes. Lossless is a huge issue to me and for now, I will still acquire physical source material.

And yes, John, I got hundreds of 'em. I was thinking of a Mega player, especially since they now have a computer keyboard input for programming.

Thanks for the suggestion of the Marantz. Chris (Lampshade) suggested their 5004 5-disc, which was also on my radar. Will let you know wha' happens.
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#316575 - 07/25/10 02:12 AM Re: New CD Player [Re: BobKay]
BobKay Offline
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Oh, and FYI from what homework I've done, the # of "priced for plebes" CD players still available is rather pathetic. You can have a super huge selection above $2,500, and once you start going clock-crazy and sniffin' for overheated tube smell, sky's the limit.
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#316579 - 07/25/10 02:32 AM Re: New CD Player [Re: BobKay]
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Bob, I'm not sure if you were referring to me or Chris at that point, but I didn't suggest a Marantz.
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