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I was rummaging around in the basement the other day and I found a Technics SL-P999 that my uncle left lying around while moving a decade ago.

I'm ashamed to admit that I've never listened to CD's from a dedicated source before. So I'm thinking about dusting this thing off and hauling it off to my room to give it a good listen. What should I expect from this thing? I did a little googling and it's obvious the SL-P999 is a vintage piece of equipment, but I couldn't find any more specific details. I was hoping some of you could give me a little history on this thing, if there is any
post #2 of 14
Quite a big machine with lots of functions, once more or less Technics' top model (late 80s, iirc), 20 bit dacs (four of those, iirc), pretty good quality - worth keeping, if it's still in good condition.

Greetings from Munich!

Manfred / lini
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post #4 of 14
If it's still in working condition it should be a keeper, it will provide solid sound quality especially since it's Technics higher end model and at that time one paid substantial money for it. I myself own Technics player from the late 90's and it produces solid music with good soundstage, nothing fancy though. You have interesting basement....;-)
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Originally Posted by Ezer View Post
I was rummaging around in the basement the other day and I found a Technics SL-P999 that my uncle left lying around while moving a decade ago.

I'm ashamed to admit that I've never listened to CD's from a dedicated source before. So I'm thinking about dusting this thing off and hauling it off to my room to give it a good listen. What should I expect from this thing? I did a little googling and it's obvious the SL-P999 is a vintage piece of equipment, but I couldn't find any more specific details. I was hoping some of you could give me a little history on this thing, if there is any
It's actually a pretty good player. 4 PCM56s w/ analog post-filtering and a decent transport. The "20 Bits" comes from having 4 16 bit D/A converters in 8x oversampling such that the effective precision is greater. You can replace PCM56s with PCM61s, provided you can find 61s, for greater performance. They're pin-compatible and the 61 was designed as a replacement upgrade for the 56.

The P999 was arguably the best of Technics' pre-MASH decks.
post #6 of 14
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I've finally gotten around to hooking this thing up and giving it a listen. I'm very impressed at how much of a difference playing a CD from a dedicated source vs a computer makes!
post #7 of 14

Lucky you.  I had one of these for about 20 years before the laser gave up.  Been trying to get it repaired without success.  Recently found one for sale and can't wait to get it hooked up again to my system.  If you ever want to part with it I'd be interested for spares.

 

With the right speakers it is an amazing piece of kit - I use Bose and Mordaunt-Short.

post #8 of 14

If you would like to sell the unit, let me know.  I'm looking to have a spare for parts.

 

Thanks.

post #9 of 14

I have a slp-999 in mint condition, perfect working order, no scratches, working remote. Are you interested? Thanks, John

post #10 of 14

hi i have an sl-p999 and an su a40 pre amp and a very rare se-m100 forsale any offers

post #11 of 14

i have slp-999 forsale and su-a40 pre amp and se-m100 amp any offers

post #12 of 14

If you can describe operating condition and provide some good pictures along with asking price... sure,I'd be interested.

 

Thanks

post #13 of 14

Sure... operating condition? Pictures? Remote? Price?

post #14 of 14

rush

 

is that slp-999 still for sale?

 

louis - lou707@msn.com

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