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Sony Playstation PS One - Video Game Console

Playstation1 Model SCPH-5501 the Street Fighter

Stereocilia

Pros: Price to Performance Ratio, SQ

Cons: Requires Modification, Obsolete

  Here's everything you need to know http://archimago.blogspot.com/2013/03/measurements-sony-playstation-1-scph.html   Here's the Stereophile review on it http://www.stereophile.com/cdplayers/708play/ note that the Stereophile review is on the SCPH-1001 model. Both models 5501 & 1001 share the same AKM DAC see the link above for more details.      I got...
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Solid performer!
Solid performer!
Sound Quality and Listening Experience in a Tabletop CD Transport
Sound Quality and Listening Experience in a Tabletop CD Transport

Woo Audio WTP-1

Pros: Excellent sound quality, sturdy build quality, minimalist lifestyle design, not too expensive

Cons: Plays Redbook CDs only, few features, no RCA jack, long wait times to buy

Very nice piece of kit
Very nice piece of kit

Cocktail Audio X10

Pros: Easy to use, excellent range of audio outputs, compact size, great value.

Cons: documentation not perfect

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Cambridge - 840C CD Player

Cambridge - 840C CD Player

“ I hadn't intended to get this. I was offered it in trade for my HD-800s (plus cash), which, out of curiosity, I ended up agreeing to.     I hadn't great expectations as I'd heard some less than stellar comments about the DacMagic from people who had a lot of gear experience.  However, I was most pleasantly surprised when it arrived and I plugged it into my Audio-gd Phoenix, that it shared...” --Currawong

100% Positive Reviews
Denon DVD-3930CI A/V Combination DVD/DVDA/SACD/CD Player with Realta T2 HQV

Denon DVD-3930CI A/V Combination DVD/DVDA/SACD/CD Player with Realta T2 HQV

“ I purchased this unit to replace my previous 3930 which began acting up; HDMI output began functioning sporadically, then CD functions began failing, tracking and other audio noises.  I had replaced it with an Oppo 95 which I found to be bass shy.  I want all my low frequencies, so I found a brand new unit on Ebay for $400 +15 ship.  My previous unit was a refurb which lasted...” --King of Pangaea

100% Positive Reviews
Marantz SA8004 Super Audio CD/CD Player (Black)

Marantz SA8004 Super Audio CD/CD Player (Black)

“ Not much to say. This is firstly a high quality SACD player, with many aspects taken from Marantz's reference line. It's my only SACD player ever, but I am impressed by the detailed reproduction of the SACDs that I own. I highly recommend the Nine Inch Nails "The Downward Spiral Deluxe Edition" SACD layer, Bjork's "Medulla", and Pink Floyd's "Dark Side Of The Moon" as a starting point...” --obzilla

100% Positive Reviews
Meridian 596

Meridian 596

“ This unit is incredibly good sounding. There is a musicality rarely found nowadays in overly trebly offerings. The details retrieval can be mind blowing, and the sound of Meridian CD player in general is world class. In its days Meridian CD player were the very best of the world. The non mystical and BS philosophy of Meridian in electronic design is backed up by the leadership of the...” --telecaster

100% Positive Reviews
Onkyo C-S5VL C-S5VL Super Audio CD/CD Player

Onkyo C-S5VL C-S5VL Super Audio CD/CD Player

“ I heard about this player from a friend and I took a chance and ordered one from amazon at a very reasonable discount.   I have had the player about a week and a half and have pretty much broken the the player in to a good extent and the player sounds just wonderful.I had a denon 3930ci and compared to this onkyo it just does not have anywhere near the resloution and sound quality of...” --buson160man

100% Positive Reviews
Sony CDP-361

Sony CDP-361

“ I bought this item at a pawn shop a few months back, and it has been a testament to Sony's integrity. I remember when this model came out. Believe I was still in high school, and for me to find it x amount of years later, used, and in great working order I believe says enough about the quality of product. It is one of Sony's regular mkt products, so don't expect high-end performance or bells...” --RGORDON

100% Positive Reviews
Consonance Droplet 5.0

Consonance Droplet 5.0

“ http://6moons.com/audioreviews/droplet/cdp5.htmlhttp://6moons.com/audioreviews/droplet/cdp5_3.html  http://db.audioasylum.com/cgi/m.mpl?forum=digital&n=105871&highlight=opera&r=&session ” --Gav

100% Positive Reviews
Denon DVD 2910 - DVD player

Denon DVD 2910 - DVD player

“ Started out buying it because I loved the Denon reciver I had just got, then I found out about the DACs (Burr Brown PCM/DSD 1764) and that was that. ” --kem088

100% Positive Reviews
Cocktail Audio X10

Cocktail Audio X10

“I have a large CD collection and no CD player (apart from the drives on my PCs) and as a result I haven't listened to some of my music for a long time. It's been sitting in boxes with me raiding to do the odd rip. Last time I looked at devices to integrate my CDs into my digital collection the prices were way beyond my means, so I was really surprised to see what looked like a capable piece of...” --dc-k

100% Positive Reviews
Cambridge Audio Topaz Premium CD Player

Cambridge Audio Topaz Premium CD Player

“Cut to the chase. Bought this for my wife's table top system, because she needs a CDP that can play WMA and MP3 as well as redbook. This CDP is nicely made! The case is quite sturdy; perfect if you want to put a headphone amp on top of it. It reads red book CD, as well as CDR's with MP3 or WMA without any problem. It's sound is clean, clear and open, lacking any digital artifact. I'm left...” --Willy 2 Streams

100% Positive Reviews
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