There were a number, well many, of the silver released. They were made after the black. They also tend to skip less, being less sensitive to vibration due to better suspension. The problem is, is that some of the lubricants are drying up and the unit will not work so you have to take it apart and lubricate the correct part, which isn't hard if you know what you are doing. Also there are some capacitors starting to go bad in the units. Yes they are nice and were excellent for their time and for some years after. But then who plays one cd at a time now and how many buy cd's since you can get hi rez downloads that never warp, scratch or get lost. :^) <<<<< how many people are into high end daps or headphones and how many people still listen to Cd's? there is always a market for everything!
Well you can buy a good working one, and I do listen to my cd's besides all computers come with CD burners and yes you may only burn 17 songs per CD but it's not like I am going to the moon and never come back and like I said before I could buy any high end dap I want including the Ibasso DX100 or Iriver AK100, but how do you enjoy your music with the Ibasso DX100 with all those bugs, all of the sudden pop noises out of nowhere, not playing the first seconds of a song to name a few, and the Iriver AK100 if you read its reviews, must of them say that are not impressed with the sound at all.
Also, if I want CD quality why would I buy the expensive and huge Algorithm Solo combo, WHEN YOU HAVE REAL CD's, that's just my opinion, if no one had invented the portable cd player before, you will be paying $$$$ to have one if someone came with the idea to invent one now, must of us would be saying " can you believe it CD quality on the go" and no one would care about carrying cd's, or the audiophiles who boutght the Ibasso DX100 care about its bugs or the expensive Terra only playing wav and not having a screen?
Edited by Gorillaz - 1/24/13 at 4:02pm