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Well I hate to discard anything, and am forever collecting stuff that would otherwise find its way into the land-fill. So here is my salvaged battery pack with my D-25s, V6's, and battpack wal-wart (I have another WW for the D-25):



It was originally intended as a 12 hour battery for a camcorder, but has aged some. However, for a D25, I figure its good for 12-15 hours so far. To me, it sound better that the 3 wal-warts I've tried running the 25 off of, but as non of them are listed as regulated, the RS wal-warts might be better. It ran down once when I left it plugged to the 25, even though it was off, after 36 hours (a weekend). Now I unplug at night and I find if I charge it about twice a week over night it never runs down. Its probably more than it needs, but lead-acid holds up to a little over-charging and the wall-wart I use only puts out 500ma.

FWIW, here is a pic of my main desk:



Just right of bottom-center is the catalog case that I use as a tool box for when I travel to other offices. I use one of the side pockets to hold the d25, a cd wallet and the pack lays flat on the bottom at one end, and I put my V6s on top. All in all it works well with everything else I have to keep in the case (crimp tools, some cable, a small tacklebox with misc., disk wallets, notebook, replacement part of the day, etc.) With its metal body, I don't worry much about it getting crushed by something else in the case.

I am starting to play with some ni-cad packs that I have access to and would like to get a small solar panel to put in the window (maybe should have put this in the DIY forum?).

Anyway, I hope I haven't bored ya'll too much.
post #2 of 5
Sony D-25S is pretty cool. But in the end, I don't think it's worth the compromises nor the price. Sure it's built out of metal (kewl!) and headphone out is loud (but I don't even use it, lol), however I'm not satisfied with the sound. Having to buy a power adapter, batteries/battery pack is a real pain in the ass, especially since0 it can't really be used for true portable use.

Why can't some company make a really GOOD (made of steel, clean line out, above average DAC) portable with non compressed antiskip that uses AA batteries and/or 9V DC?
post #3 of 5
Hey, thanks for sharing. Your cube make mine look good! That's quite the battery pack! I just bought the RadioShack Power Bank for my D25-S. I hope it works out.

I must move pretty slow 'cause I take my 25S on walks after work and don't have problems with skipping. I can't jog with it (like I'd jog anyway) but, it's as mobile as I am. Does good on long car rides too!
post #4 of 5
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Originally posted by Audio&Me
Why can't some company make a really GOOD (made of steel, clean line out, above average DAC) portable with non compressed antiskip that uses AA batteries and/or 9V DC?
Some company does, well did, make a PCDP that meets most of your criteria. The Panasonic CT-SL570 has a metal (aluminum I think) top cover, it has non-compressed 10 second anti-skip, and can use (rechargeable) AAA's and AA's in an attachable battery pack.

My wish list for a portable? Well, it would be the D-555 I just received with the addition of a battery pack that could use AA's, resume, and uncompressed anti-skip. Otherwise the D-555 is perfect, all metal construction, full-sized toslink digital out, backlit display, 5-band EQ, remote capable, and good sounding line-out and headphone out. I have been researching (and buying) older Sony PCDP's, and it seems like when Sony started to add anti-skip and drop from four to two AA's, they began increasing battery life and dropping headphone output power, this began happening in the early to mid 90's, and except for a few bright spots like the 777/905/915, things have been pretty dismal ever since.

-Keith
post #5 of 5
I just happened to have ordered a Panasonic SL-CT570. I sent out the MO last night.
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