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post #31 of 70
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Originally Posted by The8thst View Post

You can also look for a used Pioneer DVD-V7400. Due to being designed for Industrial and Commercial environments they are built like tanks. They only desirable audio output is coaxial, but it does a good job at that, and they sell for less than dirt used (<$100).

Great find! Do you happen to know if a display is required for that unit? Maybe just for initial setup even? I might snag one or two of these just to have around. I'm mostly playing FLAC files these days but once in a while it is nice to just pop a CD in and go.
post #32 of 70

You may want to check one of these out: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Panasonic-DVD-LV70-Portable-DVD-Player-7-Nice-/270933141995?pt=DVD_Players_Recorders&hash=item3f14dfa9eb I have the smaller 5 inch version and listened to this when I had a total airhead with some great results. The price is low enough that if you don't like it you at least have a portable dvd player to use. These have a small optical out.

post #33 of 70
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Originally Posted by project86 View Post

Great find! Do you happen to know if a display is required for that unit? Maybe just for initial setup even? I might snag one or two of these just to have around. I'm mostly playing FLAC files these days but once in a while it is nice to just pop a CD in and go.

I had to look it up because I couldn't remember, but this review confirmed my thought that a display is only necessary for setup and configuration.

Wow... I just looked these up on Ebay and you can't go lose trying one of these out for $50.
post #34 of 70

@Microcuts: Did you ever find a good CD transport?

 

On the Audio Advisor website, they list three dozen or so transports, and you can immediately see how big they are from the thumbnails.

http://www.audioadvisor.com/products.asp?dept=5&sort_on=title&sort_by=&view_all=true

 

I'm looking at the Musical Fidelity M1 CDT myself. It looks like you can stack it with the matching Musical Fidelity M1 DAC and headphone amp units.

post #35 of 70
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So far, no. Most small transports are over $1k, which I'm very hesitant to spend on a cd player. I'm looking for something under $300 and have already given up on finding a "transport" only and on aes/ebu, there are very few out there.

 

Right now I'm awaiting the release of the TEAC PDH01 to see what that thing can do. It seems perfect to me. But I'm open to other options, anyone?

post #36 of 70

Guys,

 

I've been searching for a small CD transport for ages too and have recently bought a Pro-Ject CD Box - http://box-designs.com/main.php?prod=cdbox&cat=source&lang=en - it's a bit wider than I'd like but is very slim and sounds great.

 

Cheers,

 

Andy. 

post #37 of 70

 

Is it still considered a transport if it doesn't have a digital out? Looks to me like it only has RCA out, so plugging it into a DAC would be unfeasible... it's not a transport at that point is it?

post #38 of 70
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Is it still considered a transport if it doesn't have a digital out? Looks to me like it only has RCA out, so plugging it into a DAC would be unfeasible... it's not a transport at that point is it?


No it's not a transport. The SE version has a digital out, but it is over my budget.

post #39 of 70

Why don't you just get one of those mini DVD players and connect to the S/Pdif output, most of them I have seen have a S/Pdif output.

It should play any of the media you need it to and you can find them for very low prices.

post #40 of 70
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Why don't you just get one of those mini DVD players and connect to the S/Pdif output, most of them I have seen have a S/Pdif output.

It should play any of the media you need it to and you can find them for very low prices.


Where to find them? You mean those portable ones with built in screens? I hate most of those for their build quality and user interface. Also, if it's a dvd player I'd prefer one with upscaling output.

post #41 of 70

I just bought a TEAC PD-H600 to use as a small CD transport to my W4S DAC-2. It is very well built, functions well, and fits next to the DAC-2 on the same shelf.

 

post #42 of 70
I use the Little Dot transport and it sounds great, has BNC as well as coax and toslink. It is slow to respond but mostly just on disc read and initial power up but by slow we are realistically talking seconds. Turn it on, put in a cd, crack a beer, enjoy.
It's a great value.
post #43 of 70

So, just out of curiosity, if one was using say a Squeezebox Touch to stream FLAC files via S/PDIF what would be the advantage to getting a CD player of any brand/make/model/price if they only intended to use the S/PDIF out of it?

post #44 of 70
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Originally Posted by ben_r_ View Post

So, just out of curiosity, if one was using say a Squeezebox Touch to stream FLAC files via S/PDIF what would be the advantage to getting a CD player of any brand/make/model/price if they only intended to use the S/PDIF out of it?

 

For me, it's simply a matter of having CD playback capability "just in case". So for example - if someone comes over with a CD that they want me to hear, I don't have to rip the CD while they wait. That's kind of awkward. Also, sometimes you just want to grab a CD and play it. Antiquated, I know, but you see that thing sitting on the shelf and it just calls your name. 

post #45 of 70
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Originally Posted by project86 View Post

 

For me, it's simply a matter of having CD playback capability "just in case". So for example - if someone comes over with a CD that they want me to hear, I don't have to rip the CD while they wait. That's kind of awkward. Also, sometimes you just want to grab a CD and play it. Antiquated, I know, but you see that thing sitting on the shelf and it just calls your name. 


Agreed. But I da have to consider, NO ONE i know still uses CDs. I am def the only one. So there is no chance anyone is coming over with a CD for me to listen to. I have even begun buying up SACDs and DVD-As for the multi-channel goodness the retarded youth of today knows nothing about! Now a days when friends come over they just stream the music they want me to hear via AirPlay to any of the rooms in my house. Def low quality, but they never have the actual CDs of the music they have anyway. Im not letting my collection go though! In fact Im building it up as fast as I can!

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