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post #46 of 87

I need to take a pic of my old Pioneer player. I'll see if I can get around to it in the next day here.  It's an old PD-S501.

post #47 of 87
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My player for CDs. A 1997 Rega Planet. I don't know, I still like sound of it.

 

http://www.stereophile.com/cdplayers/634

Great photos Redcarmoose, Those Rega toploaders still go for a pretty penny. The original looks fit in well with your set up.   

post #48 of 87
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Great photos Redcarmoose, Those Rega toploaders still go for a pretty penny. The original looks fit in well with your set up.   

I paid $400 six years ago. If I purchased now it would be a used Rega Saturn. They are in the used market about $500.
post #49 of 87

My parents still have a Rega Luna amp, same design as the Planet CD player, love that amp.

post #50 of 87
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1st CD player for sale in the US, price $1000.00 when they came out.

 

I'm old enough to remember em. I used to want one.lol

 

The Phase Linear P9500 CD Player. Saw one at a thrift store for $35 but walked away. Too many belt and skipping issues.


I totally remember that! I wanted one too...

post #51 of 87

Yeah I still remember when a cd player, ANY cd player, would cost you close to $1000. But I still remember being in absolute AWE the first time I went into my favorite audio store and heard a cd for the first time. Now I'm not happy unless it is an SACD....(sigh)

post #52 of 87

Here is the promised photo of my Parasound CD-1000 cd player.

 

post #53 of 87


Toshiba XR-35A

I know I'm going to anger a few people saying this, but put it on a sturdy surface and it will embarrass many a modern DAC. If you can get past the 'early digital icy' sound it's just breathtaking what some of these early players are capable of. This one can truly put you there with the band.
post #54 of 87
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That's a gorgeous piece of audio gear. I remember lusting over the Planet back in the early 2000's. I forgot how much I liked its design.

post #55 of 87

From what I see and read, Rega is still making some of the best audio equipment out there, cd player included.

post #56 of 87

Nice to see this older gear.  :)

 

I used to have a JVC XL-Z1050TN.  $750 or so back in the mid 90s.  Got a good review in Stereophile or The Absolute Sound.  I was going to use it in my little headphones-only system, but when I checked with my dad (who had it in his basement) it didn't work anymore.

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From what I see and read, Rega is still making some of the best audio equipment out there, cd player included.


I guess it comes down to weather you like the house digital sound? Maybe not super clear, but nice.
post #58 of 87

Audio D/A Converter 192kHz/24-bit

Panasonic DVD LS50

CDs sound great with AH-D Denon 7000s.

10 years old.


Edited by Redcarmoose - 3/22/14 at 1:17am
post #59 of 87

 

Here's my Nakamichi CDP-2A and TA-2A amp. Manufactured in 1988, good old vintage stuff. Sounds great too!

post #60 of 87
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Nice! ^^^^^

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