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post #61 of 87

Here's my Marantz CD12 DA12 with Twin Crown TDA1541AS1 converters. Still sounds fantastic!

 

post #62 of 87
Thread Starter 

Now that is impressive Mike. And very rare! I've jut done a little reading up on those and they are very sort after. I already know that anything with those TDA1541AS1 chips are worth chasing - it's the 'S1' at the end that makes them extra special! 

 

Classic. 

post #63 of 87

Are you guys really still messing around with CDs?

post #64 of 87
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Are you guys really still messing around with CDs?


It's kind of useful to digitize music.  Still.  Believe it or not. 

post #65 of 87
So totally agree.

But of my 3,000 cd's haven't touched one in years, and beyond that have moved on to 16/44 streaming services and hi res downloads.

BTW, my last vintage CD player was the BAT VK D5 SE, a real piece of work......
post #66 of 87
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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.

Think I have one of those in the basement somewhere too, haven't used it for years... Had no idea it would qualify as "vintage", IIRC it wasn't very expensive even back in the early 90s...
post #67 of 87
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Originally Posted by CybDev View Post

Think I have one of those in the basement somewhere too, haven't used it for years... Had no idea it would qualify as "vintage", IIRC it wasn't very expensive even back in the early 90s...
It was unique in that the cd was inserted upside down. I've been lazy to pull mine out and take some pics of it. Soon...
post #68 of 87
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Originally Posted by boatheelmusic View Post

Are you guys really still messing around with CDs?

Yep! You're gonna tell me that there's something wrong with my computer system, but to my ears the sound I get from my (modded) CD12 is still way better than I get from lossless 'files' on the computer which sound flat and two dimensional by comparison. I wish it wasn't the case as I love the convienience of having instant access to all my music on the computer, but if I really want the best sound I reach for a silver disc. (Or a black one!)
post #69 of 87

Sounds good - but I'm not into spinning motors, scratched discs, unsteady lasers, etc, etc.

 

But to each his own.

post #70 of 87

Here are a coulpe of pics of my old Sony's - CDP-302 & a CDP-397.  Both were bought at thrift stores for $10 and $5 respectively. 

I also have an old Sony Discman (which works great) that I paid $1 for at a yard sale.  ;)
 

 

 

Sorry - junk camera.


Edited by af0h - 4/21/14 at 2:38pm
post #71 of 87

Here's my JVC XL-Z1010 released in 1991 I believe.  I acquired it a few years later.  I like it better than my XL-Z1050 (released a couple of years later) because the display is bigger.:regular_smile :  The 1010 has been repaired a couple of times and mostly I just use it as a transport.  I'm used to the remote.  Still works great.

 

Edit:  I was only 10 (as in, TEN) years off on the release year.  LOL!

 

 

AppleMark

 

Sorry for the blur, no tripod.

 

It's always good to be full-time and quadruple, isn't it?

 

AppleMark

 

 

Yo, it's superdigifine, you dig?

 

AppleMark

 

 

Ahh, yes, K2, like the mountain.

 

AppleMark


Edited by bbophead - 4/28/14 at 8:00am
post #72 of 87
Thread Starter 

^^ haha I dig it!  Don'tcha just love hifi terminology! But seriously thats a cool looking machine.  

post #73 of 87
Ha! I remember the K2 thing! I wonder, was that the only JVC that had that? Nice machine.
post #74 of 87
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Ha! I remember the K2 thing! I wonder, was that the only JVC that had that? Nice machine.

Both my 1010 and 1050 have that.  Not sure about later models.  Some of the integrated amps had it.


Edited by bbophead - 4/28/14 at 8:01am
post #75 of 87
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Originally Posted by af0h View Post

Here are a coulpe of pics of my old Sony's - CDP-302 & a CDP-397.  Both were bought at thrift stores for $10 and $5 respectively. 
I also have an old Sony Discman (which works great) that I paid $1 for at a yard sale.  wink.gif

 






Sorry - junk camera.


That brings back great memories. I used to have that one lower one too. I still remember the feel of those brushed black buttons for play and pause. Great display. Great headphone out. I just love the feel of older CD players. I too am one of the folks who like the sound better than PC audio.

Plus it can be really relaxing to walk into a room and not have to turn on a computer and wait for it to boot up before listening to music. There is something romantic about just turning on an amp and pushing play on a CD player.cool.gif
Edited by Redcarmoose - 4/28/14 at 3:43am
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