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a little disappointed with the Panasonic 570

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I picked up one of these, thinking it would be better than my older Sony D-565, and looked forward to comparing it to my recently acquired Sony D-25S. Maybe I was just expecting too much. I think the 565's line out sounds a bit better. I had planned on selling my 565...I'm now glad nobody offered anything for it! I haven't compared the D-25S's line out yet, mainly because I use the nice headphone amp on the unit. FYI, I am listening with Grado RS-1's through a RA-1 amp for the line out testing. The 565 just seemed to offer a fuller sound. With all the accolades given to the 570, I'm not saying it's a bad unit. I guess I just don't like the Panasonic sound as much. However, I did do a quick test with a line out of a newer Sony D-621 that I gave my wife, and the Panasonic did sound better. I think the newer Sony's just don't cut it (which is why it ended up in my wife's hands). Just more evidence that older is better when it comes to portables. I was also surprised to find out that the 570's line out is affected by the EQ settings on the player. I'm still keeping the player, as it still sounds decent for a portable. It will probably be put on the shelf for now, though, until either of my Sony players crap out.
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I would say that SL-CT570 sounds cleaner, but as you said, thinner, compared with Sony's. I got 570, Sony D25S and another Sony DEXXX sth. All Sony's have stronger signal out of both lineout and phones jack. They just sound different IMO, and I do love all of them.

Good day

John
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I have the Sony D-25S and the Panasonic 570. I find the 570 to have a superior line out.
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i think the new discman could not compare with the old ones.the new sounds worse everyyear,but just smaller and longer bettery life
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