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That XL-R10 JVC is amazing looking.

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Can I just say that the title of this thread makes me feel old.
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A picture of my Sony.

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Sony D-220 (playing Schindler´s List)

 

Sony D-220

 

Sony D-220 Frontal

 

Sony D-220 Measurments (RMAA)

 

Sony D-220 Jitter Measurment

 

Looks good, doesn´t it? I´m also quite surprised how good it still measures. I mean, it´s almost 19 years old. I´m pleasantly surprised...

 

EDIT: I´m stunned by how loud this thing gets! My Sansa Clip+ (or any "modern" portable I´ve heard) is far away from reaching such volumes, it also doesn´t sound as pleasant, charming and dynamic as this. I had the same experience with my Technics SL-XP 300 but thought it would be an exception. Shouldn´t modern players be louder, with their digital amps and all?


Edited by Marlene - 10/18/11 at 6:14pm
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High eraphone output will greatly improve the performance of the earphones.

However, modern music players concern more on function and appearance.

For designers, they know most of the consumers are not audiophiles.

Therefore, the high quality audio players are less and less.

Personally I donnt think the sound quality of the D220 can compete with most of the vintage players.

I suggest you to try from D25, D15, D35, D303, D99, D555, D10 of SONY, it's really a interesting thing. 

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Very nice and rare D15!

I adore the sound coming from D15!

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Originally Posted by kaosun View Post

High eraphone output will greatly improve the performance of the earphones.

However, modern music players concern more on function and appearance.

For designers, they know most of the consumers are not audiophiles.

Therefore, the high quality audio players are less and less.

Personally I donnt think the sound quality of the D220 can compete with most of the vintage players.

I suggest you to try from D25, D15, D35, D303, D99, D555, D10 of SONY, it's really a interesting thing. 


Yes, could be. But I won´t try them out, they simply are too expensive for me. I don´t have that kind of money for these players. And I disagree on the sound quality: it comes close to a D-311 I´ve heard once, maybe not completely but the timbre fits and both players share this unique dynamic. Their staging is the same if I remember the D-311 correctly, both are a tad compact. I don´t know but maybe they are related, their motherboards curiously look very similar. Maybe you can shed some light into this :)

 

But I will search for a D-99, that one should be reachable for me financially and from what I´ve read it´s really good.


Edited by Marlene - 10/19/11 at 12:13pm
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Edited by kaosun - 10/19/11 at 6:53pm
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Edited by kaosun - 10/22/11 at 9:50pm
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Sony D-515

Sony D-515 with Sennheiser HD-448

Sony D-515

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Some very nice players you posted. My favorite would be that XL-P9 that you posted. What a great simple design.

 

I had this player near the end of portable CD players. Thought it was the coolest thing ever, but didn't sound the best. The antiskip could not be turned off and the memory buffer was small so the sound was very compressed. It still brought me many hours of listening enjoyment though back in the day.

 

Panasonic Panasonic SL-CT780

 

Pansonic CT 790


I wanted that player so bad!

 

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