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I've just been looking at a vrds7 for a similar reason and it's built like a tank! Sony XES. You can check it out here. You can see it here. Ianfromnotts Member. Toshiba SD One for sale in the classsifieds ian.Who needs a CD transport in 2019?
Stello CDT I did a lot of research back in the days of using transports. Some thoughts: - Owned a VRDS7, really liked it, but was very dissapointed in the complete lack of support capability from Teac when it developed a fault. If you can get one, these are good units However, do be aware: - Whilst the transports were "better", unless you have a fairly good system, you're not really going to get a lot of the benefits from them.
Chances are that you already own an old DVD player, which could be used as a transport for free. Harder to justify the cost difference - I eventually switched out my CD transport when I found a streamer that could replace it.
I'd personally put a Squeezebox Touch with a decent linear PSU as probably being on par with say the clock modded Meridian I owned. Can't help but think that the SBT even with linear PSU would be cheaper than a good transport and has far less risk with it's lack of moving parts - If I were after a disk spinner, I'd go with a single box unit.
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To be honest Most of the time I use a Touch as a source I keep the sd for dvds and and the times the PC is switched off But feeding either into the Bushmaster dac is giving me the best digital sounds I have had to date. Meridian transport.
Mine does not play CD-R's though. Last edited: Aug 15, Apologies Ian, I thought you were looking for one. Had one myself for a long time You could use almost anything as a CD transport My preference at the moment is for a Sony DVP-S as it's rather a cool disc player with motorised front and nice gold finish.Especially the Marantz CD94MKII is very seductive: already very good when used as an integrated player without external DA converterbut almost unbeatable when used as a transport.
In this extensive comparison, you can read all about various classic Philips and Marantz cd players, compared to each other as well as to a reference CEC transport and reference dCS digital components. The players are used both in an integrated manner and as a transport, feeding an external DAC.
All players were compared under identical circumstances, well-warmed up and run in, powered with the same phase, using the same powercords when possible, positioned in the same audiorack, with the same interlinks etc. In the following years after the initial review was written, more and more players were added. These later additions were reviewed in this setup.
A small disclaimer is probably in order as the age of these players varies and some of them are even 20 years old at the time of review. Even though I have listened to more than one player for many models, some players may have been worn out slightly, which can have had an affect on the sound quality.
Therefore the results may not be entirely objective for all models. Philips CD The first commercial cdplayer ever. The CD was the simplest Philips player at the time.
A little later there were also the CD and CD Entire chassis is made of cast zinc and it is very heavy for such a small player 7 kilo. Its dac can only output 14 bits but despite this and probably thanks to the oversampling, invented to make up for the bit loss it nevertheless sounds very refined.
Compared to better players it does lack drive, slam, detail and speed. Has exactly the same dimensions as the CD but has been produced in a low-cost fashion, meaning that almost everything that was cast zinc or metal in the is now plastic. Even the transport is mainly from plastic! The sound is sadly likewise: synthetic and plasticky. For me this player performs way below par and it will be excluded from further comparisons. Sounds like a hot-rodded CD, is in fact more akin to a CD, now with a better interface and all of the 16 bits.
Retail price around euro. Compared to the CD sounds a lot fuller and more dynamic but the midrange has a certain shoutiness and although the is nicely enthusiastic and has lots of drive especially in the bass, call it PRAT it als sound less relaxed and less smooth than the other players in this test. The is always well-behaved. You could feel that the is too refined for its own good but when judged on its merits it is simply almost unbeatable.
The USA version sounds smoother, fuller and more fluid but at the expense of some openness and airiness. You could call the USA version cozier and the Europe version more precise. According to many, this is the best Philips of its time. Newprice approx euro. In fact: it sounds a lot like the CD94 MK1 which is internally identical. Philips CD Added in after the extensive review was written — not included in overall comparisons New around euro.
You got to admire the extent to which the manufacturer goes in order to keep the price low, while maintaining what is basically a fine sound. Not the best, but not bad at all.Originally written and posted 19 August Content last modified Friday, 25 January I worked as a professional home audio repair technician in the San Francisco Bay Area of California from until the first week or so of During that stint, my specialty was home CD players not portables, which our shop refused to service.
The high-end professional version not pictured here; made on a metal base chassis is commonly found in public CD jukeboxes and similar applications where reliability is paramount and failure is undesirable and expensive.
Used to be, in the s, that virtually everything with either the Magnavox or Philips name which had a CD mechanism had a variant of the usually wonderful swing-arm mechanism, from the dirt-cheapest Magnavox home unit to the highest-end Philips.
All of them worked about as well in terms of tracking and reliability, and all came highly recommended by me. As the years went by, it became more and more difficult to guide prospective buyers to the true, good swing-arm mechanisms, and away from the garbage generic mechanisms being sold under the Magnavox name.
In the early s, i gave up, and started recommending Technics or Panasonic, or other Matsushita brands instead. While not as wonderful as the swing-arm Philips machines, they ran a decent second, and were substantially better than the generic Magnavox models, and slightly better than most other brands. Last i checked, the findings above all held true. For those who wish to seek out the real Swing-Arm mechanism, here are some photographs to help you with the process:.
Other shapes usually mean a standard linear-motion pickup is being used. The white CDM-2 mechanism is shown with a foam shipping pad in the semicircular cutout in which the laser pickup assembly close to the platter normally swings freely.
The important items to focus upon are the shape and size of the semicircular cutout, the appearance of the laser pickup assembly, and the fine points of appearance of the disc platters compared to other platters, not shown here, that one will see.
All it takes is opening the tray, and peering inside. Top cover removal is even better, though it must be noted that other large loading mechanism parts will obscure the views denoted in these two pictures.A CD player is an electronic device that plays audio compact discswhich are a digital optical disc data storage format.
CD players were first sold to consumers in CDs typically contain recordings of audio material such as music or audiobooks.
CD players may be part of home stereo systems, car audio systems, personal computersor portable CD players such as CD boomboxes. To use a CD player in a home stereo system, the user connects an RCA cable from the RCA jacks to a hi-fi or other amplifier and loudspeakers for listening to music.
To listen to music using a CD player with a headphone output jack, the user plugs headphones or earphones into the headphone jack. DJs playing dance music at clubs often use specialized players with an adjustable playback speed to alter the pitch and tempo of the music. Audio engineers using CD players to play music for an event through a sound reinforcement system use professional audio-grade CD players.
American inventor James T. Russell is known for inventing the first system to record digital information on an optical transparent foil that is lit from behind by a high-power halogen lamp. The Compact Disc is an evolution of LaserDisc technology, where a focused laser beam is used that enables the high information density required for high-quality digital audio signals.
Prototypes were developed by Philips and Sony independently in the late s. After their commercial release incompact discs and their players were extremely popular. The unified design of the compact disc allowed consumers to purchase any disc or player from any company, and allowed the CD to dominate the at-home music market unchallenged.
The Sony CDPreleased inwas the world's first commercially released compact disc player. Unlike early LaserDisc players, first CD players already used laser diodes instead of larger helium-neon lasers. InL. The diameter of Philips's prototype compact disc was set at Heitaro Nakajimawho developed an early digital audio recorder within Japan's national public broadcasting organization NHK inbecame general manager of Sony 's audio department in His team developed a digital PCM adaptor audio tape recorder using a Betamax video recorder in After this, in the leap to storing digital audio on an optical disc was easily made.
A week later, on 8 March, Philips publicly demonstrated a prototype of an optical digital audio disc at a press conference called "Philips Introduce Compact Disc"  in EindhovenNetherlands.
Sony executive Norio Ohgalater CEO and chairman of Sony, and Heitaro Nakajima were convinced of the format's commercial potential and pushed further development despite widespread skepticism. Led by engineers Kees Schouhamer Immink  and Toshitada Doithe research pushed forward laser and optical disc technology.
First published inthe standard was formally adopted by the IEC as an international standard inwith various amendments becoming part of the standard in Philips coined the term compact disc in line with another audio product, the Compact Cassette and contributed the general manufacturing processbased on video LaserDisc technology.Log in or Sign up.
Steve Hoffman Music Forums. Location: Scottish Borders. Great player, very analogue, no nasty rough edges. Was checking out the Gumtree hifi pages the other day Gumtree is a site for people to post stuff they want to sell on, straight sale, unlike Ebay so no auctions, but recently bought up by Ebay and they've improved the appearance and functionality to search across the country as opposed to the previous configuration Always piques my interest that does Dual turntable, Denon tape deck, Tannoy speakers So I click on the link to talk to the guy and he gets back to me.
How much for the CDP and amp Went over and nearly fell off my chair. The gear's damn near brand new, albeit form the 90s.
I've yet - in nearly, what, 30 years of visiting shops, friends, shows, to see gear that was more cared for. Had a listen there, bought the CDP and trying it out right now and it's deeply impressive.
It's a shame Philips dropped out the hardware market for this kind of thing. There's a weighty, confident and dynamic presentation with the player. Very analogue which is a rarity with some digital gear of the current mould I feel, probably hence why I liked the Marantz as much and the bass is depth charged, but not overblown.
Marantz and Philips really ticked a big one when they landed on the whole Bitstream approach. If you see one of these kicking around and they come up from time to time, splash the cash if it's in good condition. I hear they're good for modding too, clock and DAC upgrades, etc. But the standard version is just fine on its' own. And I've got first dibs on the amp Location: Birmingham, UK. I loved my Audiolab A. Bought it back in the late 80s. It's in the cupboard at the moment, after being replaced by an Arcam AVR for 5.So … yesterday.
Yes, sure — I most certainly can rip my entire CD collection. All of that is possible. But who has that kind of time? I really do have thousands of CDs — still. Still useful. Now out of production, these arrays had all the toys — error correction, filtering, and speed-stability enhancements. It was the state-of-the-art. The chassis is painted black and formed of simple bent-metal but does come with a thick aluminum faceplate.
With every CD I put into the reader, the read was clean and glitch-free. I mean, really, this was pretty much perfect in every way. Being slightly more technical, there quite a bit of difference between CD mechanisms, and that all the filtering and error-correction that are part of CD-Pro2 solution appears to matter quite a bit.
How so? This is natural, organic, and flowing. And, best of all, that naturalness organically flowed into every DAC I connected it to. Warm, high-cream, lightly salted and freshly made.
I mention it not to throw stones, but to show how high the mountain reaches. No SACDs. No Blu-Ray. There is absolutely nothing 21 st century about this description.
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