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Sony D-171 Has Anyone Ever Heard One?

post #1 of 6
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I took a chance on a Sony D-171 CD player on ebay. Has anyone ever heard one? Any ideas as to what I should expect?
post #2 of 6
The only thing that I can really tell you is that it is a 1993 vintage... pretty much top of the range for the time...

If its the same as the 121 that I used to have, you'll find a splashy treble, and a bottom end that would sooner distort than play cleanly...

that being said, i'd have thought there would be a better amp in the higher spec model (isn't there always?)... so, I'm not really going to pass judgement

Thanks
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Quote:
Originally posted by Duncan
you'll find a splashy treble, and a bottom end that would sooner distort than play cleanly...
Thanks
I received the Sony today, and gave a listen using the Stax SR-001 portable. Duncan, I agree with you on both points--detailed, but somewhat splashy treble (keeping in mind that the effect would have been worse with my Ety 4Ss because the Stax roll off the top end), bottom end almost non-existant.
post #4 of 6
What IC were you using? I have a d-9 on the way and might profit from your experience. Thanks!
post #5 of 6
For what its worth, I have a D-173.
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I was using the Markertek IC.
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