Well I made it for a whole year as a casual visitor to the forums......and then I read Duncans PCDP Bible and the huge accompanying thread. Now I find myself asking everybody I know if they have old Discmen to lend/sell me.
My first score is a Panasonic SL-S250C....scored it this morning from my girlfriend, who used it briefly in '95. I am assuming that this player is no big deal, otherwise my forum search for this model would've turned something up. Nonetheless, I have to say I was completely astonished when I plugged my 4Ps in and listened to a few tracks. It was like night and day from my 2001-model Sony! All I can say is that it seems to have much more power, and sounds ten times better than the Sony, or any other portable in recent memory for that matter. Is there anyone familiar with this one or its family (build date Aug. '94)? It is a car model (denoted by the C in the model name, I presume?), and says MASH on the front...anti-skip, I'm guessing. How do these stack up against the much-coveted older Sonys?
I have a feeling (and am hoping) that with this one I have just hit the tip of the iceberg, and that much more amazement awaits me and my ears. Also, where to next? Denon DCP-150, Vintage Sony?
Thanks for your opinions and your help.