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For Sale:
FS: Eastern Electric MiniMax Vacuum Tube CD Player

Will Ship To: Anywhere

Eastern Electric MiniMax Vacuum Tube CD Player


Price includes shipping to Continental US. Will ship elsewhere at buyer's expense.


Sovtek 6922 Tubes


Original Owner 


EXCELLENT condition, except for the back of the remote control unit, which was marred during an attempt to replace batteries.  The remote is functionally unharmed.


See Review here:


The MiniMax CD player features Burr-Brown 1732 DACs and accepts two 6922 or 6DJ8 tubes, with a pair of the 6922s included and pre-installed. A custom toroidal power transformer was designed specifically for the MiniMax. The player supports both conventional and HDCD-encoded compact discs, and includes a small LED to tell you when the latter is spinning. The unit also supports homebrew CD-Rs.


The MiniMax’s derriere is equipped with one pair of RCA analog outputs plus one S/PDIF coaxial digital output, which you might use to connect the MiniMax as a transport to an external DAC. The IEC power cord is removable and thus can be replaced with a sexier number if that's your thing.


Clean metallic design aesthetic that is subdued but classy. The MiniMax CD is well built and sturdy. At about 13 pounds, 12 1/2 in wide, just over 13 in deep and just under 4 in high, the glossy unit is about average sized for a CD player but not featherweight like some -- no doubt thanks to its toroidal transformer. The Phillips CD12 transport mechanism and CD7II servo circuit result in robust and silky-smooth mechanical operation. On its face the unit offers several standard push buttons -- on the left, main power; and on the right, forward, back, play/pause and stop buttons, plus tray open. Besides the power button on the left side is the HDCD indicator, a headphone jack, and a headphone volume control. The coolly lit display of the MiniMax can be dimmed to two levels below full brightness using the remote control, but it cannot be turned off completely.


Edited by khatch - 2/8/12 at 2:40pm