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post #17101 of 20148

this is my bedroom set up not as good as most i'v seen but it does the job very well for me.

post #17102 of 20148

Yeah, i've seen a few mods on the Marantz CD-52 on the internet, may have a look at some point. May even venture to re-cap the amp as they are quite old bits of kit, and new caps (nichicon probably) is always good.

40w per channel will be fine for the Mission 702e I shall be getting (rated 25-100w)

post #17103 of 20148
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Originally Posted by ostewart View Post
 

Yeah, i've seen a few mods on the Marantz CD-52 on the internet, may have a look at some point. May even venture to re-cap the amp as they are quite old bits of kit, and new caps (nichicon probably) is always good.

40w per channel will be fine for the Mission 702e I shall be getting (rated 25-100w)

You got a bargain there bud. Those 52 SE normally go for about £60-80. 

 

Nevermind the mods... Use it as a transport and you will have instant high end :D (providing you have a capable dac)

post #17104 of 20148

Yeah, I bought it on a whim as it was cheap (£40 for CD-52 SE and SR-47) just need to replace CDM4 gear. The inside is still very clean and good condition. I only have a iFi iDAC which is USB only unfortunately.

But stock it sounds good as it is, CDs load very quickly and play fine. Will give it a good clean, any tips on cleaning the outer part?

post #17105 of 20148
Hey guys I just auditioned the burson soloist SL today and feel that it might be the right amp for me. I would need a DAC to pair with it. I have a budget of about 1000 USD , can anyone recommend me a DAC that will pair well with it ? I will be using it out of my laptop with a pair of Audeze LCD-2s.
post #17106 of 20148
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Yeah, I bought it on a whim as it was cheap (£40 for CD-52 SE and SR-47) just need to replace CDM4 gear. The inside is still very clean and good condition. I only have a iFi iDAC which is USB only unfortunately.

But stock it sounds good as it is, CDs load very quickly and play fine. Will give it a good clean, any tips on cleaning the outer part?

Depending on how dirty a component is, sometimes I'll only use a baby wipe. They are ideal and of course ph neutral. 

 

However if its a big job, I use good old soap and water. Just washing up liquid in a small bowl of hot water (If it was some vintage aluminium I'd add some vinegar). Use a soft cloth dampened with the soapy water and gently rub and wipe dry at the same to stop the water building up and possibly getting inside. Cotton buds for corners etc. 

 

 

Always make sure its completely dry before switching it on again for risk of shorts. A hair dryer can come in handy here. 

 

Don't forget to post pics when your done. I love the look of those 52's. Classics! 

Or you could add em here :D

http://www.head-fi.org/t/703928/do-you-own-a-vintage-cd-player-pics-please

post #17107 of 20148
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grado+vali= ahhhhhhhhh !

 

You gave me an idea/excuse to potentially pick up some Grado's again...

post #17108 of 20148
Will post pics when they are all cleaned up smily_headphones1.gif
post #17109 of 20148
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Will post pics when they are all cleaned up smily_headphones1.gif

analogsurviver gives a nice demo of cleaning vintage gear with WD40 and a toothbrush in the vintage thread.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/537704/calling-all-vintage-integrated-receiver-owners/11715

post #17110 of 20148
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Originally Posted by pez View Post
 

 

You gave me an idea/excuse to potentially pick up some Grado's again...


you do have to have a light touch due to the micrphonic tubes, but its not bad, and only last a short time,

but once the volume is set, sweet, sweet, dynamic music !

post #17111 of 20148

 

 

Already posted in HD800 thread .  

 

                                                                                    /= coax ==> REGA DAC ==> MG HEAD ===\
                                                                                   /                                                               \
.        PC (UBUNTU) PCM 24/96 === Poppulse USB>SPIDF <                                                                  > FIIO HS2 switcher ===>> HD800
                                                                                   \                                                               /
                                                                                    \= toslink ====> NFB12.1 ===> VALI ===/ 

 

 

 

Little experience in order to compare my two rigs :L3000: 


Edited by Sorrodje - 2/15/14 at 8:05am
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post #17113 of 20148

LL

 

:beerchug: 

Very nice snapple10!


Edited by Silent One - 2/15/14 at 8:16am
post #17114 of 20148

Metrum Octave/Crack with Speed Ball/HD600 and Magnum V5
post #17115 of 20148

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