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post #46 of 227
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Well, that's not too bad in comparison to the SCD-777ES & SCD-1.  The two units take approximately 20 to 30 seconds to read TOC b/f playing as well.

 


The very unique (and stable) transport in those units is the reason for the slow load time.   

 

post #47 of 227
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The very unique (and stable) transport in those units is the reason for the slow load time.   

 

Tony Plachy.......I can understand the load times, but why 15 second for the drawer to open?
 

 

post #48 of 227

You don't have this thing out in front of women and children.....eek.gif?
 

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Here's my Sony STR-DA9000ES.  It is 65lbs of  200 watts x 9 channels of pure digital amplification and likely the last of Sony best receiver.  The unit sounds superb via iLink when using in conjunction with my SACDmods DVP-9100ES.  I own the Sony TA-N/E/P9000ES separates and the STR-9000ES sounds much better.

 

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post #49 of 227
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Tony Plachy.......I can understand the load times, but why 15 second for the drawer to open?
 

 


jdandy, I has been a while since I have had the top off of my SCD-1, but IIRC, the lid that has to open to expose the drawer (this is a top loader) is either driven by its own motor and pulley or a pully off of the sled (the device that the disc is placed in) motor.  All of this slow moving stuff is driven by the stationary laser design.  The sled actually does all the moving to keep the laser tracking the cd rather than the laser moving as in a typical cd player.  This was all done to improve playing performance at the expense of loading performance.           

 

post #50 of 227

Ooops.  biggrin.gif


Edited by Eee Pee - 3/7/11 at 2:43pm
post #51 of 227

 

I believe it does have to do with the multi format laser selection.  You can hear it motorizing something inside there.  And a couple clicks as it decides what to do.

 

I do believe it has become slower over the years.  Also, it's been quite a few years since I've used it, so I might be exaggerating just a little, but not much though.  It's slow.  Doesn't matter, because all that does, is the sound.  And I can't wait to hear these few SACD discs I have again.

post #52 of 227

I remember dreaming about this SCD1 eek.gif Now I should make sure I am well awake biggrin.gif

 

This is the SCD-555ES I still own, modified with the Audiopraise module to tap the DSD stream into high res PCM... Nice to make your own SACD rip.

 

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post #53 of 227

shamu144.......Your SCD-555ES is beautiful.  Well photographed, too.

post #54 of 227
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I have both the SCD-1 & SCD777es. They are beautiful machines. I kinda like the slow movement because good sound comes to those who waits. smily_headphones1.gif
post #55 of 227
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I have both the SCD-1 & SCD777es. They are beautiful machines. I kinda like the slow movement because good sound comes to those who waits. smily_headphones1.gif

DjAmTrax.......You have enough Sony ES gear to start a Sony museum.

 

 

post #56 of 227

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I remember dreaming about this SCD1 eek.gif Now I should make sure I am well awake biggrin.gif

 

This is the SCD-555ES I still own, modified with the Audiopraise module to tap the DSD stream into high res PCM... Nice to make your own SACD rip.

 

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I used to own one of this as well.  In stock form the 555ES is not that much different in terms of sonics than the SCD-777ES.

 

 

 

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I have both the SCD-1 & SCD777es. They are beautiful machines. I kinda like the slow movement because good sound comes to those who waits. smily_headphones1.gif

 

 I alway founds the SCD-1 to has slightly better resolution & clarity than the SCD-777ES when I had the two stock units in a direct comparison.  I'll post pictures of the modwright Sony SCD-777ES soon.  Do you share similar findings b/w the SCD-777ES & SCD-1?


Edited by purk - 3/8/11 at 7:52am
post #57 of 227
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I too find the SCD-1 to be a little better than the SCD777es. Perhaps it may be the bigger power supply.
post #58 of 227
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Here's my MiniDisc player.

 

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post #59 of 227
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Here's my SCD-1.  I will take a more recent picture of my SCD777es this weekend.  I still have every piece you see in this thread.

 

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post #60 of 227

I finally took a good photo of my Sony ST-730ES AM/FM Stereo tuner.

 

 

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