D-CJ01 still a good buy?
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The "old" D-CJ01 is being sold at half price.
I´ve seen very diverging reports of its sound quality.
I listen to classical music only, mostly piano, using
Sony MDR-E848 and Ety ER4P. CD-R only.
Now all I'm interested in is sound quality --
clear, open sound, good sound stage.
Perhaps one of the newer players, like D-NE700 at
about the same price would be a better deal?
 
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I don't think it's a very good player at all. I have one, and it sounds awfully muddy and murky in comparison to my Dell DJ and laptop. If you are really interested in it, I suggest grabbing one off ebay because I see those go for less than $30 sometimes.
 
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I have the D-CJ01. I have a great deal more affection for my relatively new D-NE300 for every category of features and performance. I'd suggest you go for the D-NE700, as you suggest, or really anything from the D-NE300 up in the new Sony series of portables.


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And don't confuse the newest 2004-model D-NE### and D-NF### series of ATRAC3 CD players with last year's crappier 2003-model counterparts.
 
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I would suggest going with a D-NE710, because it has great sound plus it's very durable.
 
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Thanks! I'll stay away from the D-CJ01.
I was going to pick uo a D-NE700, but it
has no line-out. Bummer.
Might buy a D-EJ2000 and eat porridge a few weeks.
 
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Are you sure theD-NE700 hasn't got a line out?
On the Dutch Sony site it says it has:

specs D-NE700
Line out = lijnuitgang

I know this is the the European model so there can be differences but still...
 
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BTW, Anyone know on what batteries the D-NE700 runs. Those gumsticks or AA's?
 
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Actually, none of the new Sonys have a separate line out. The "line out" in the higher-end new Sonys is actually a pseudo line out that's integrated with the headphone jack -- and you cannot use any remote control at all in "line out" mode.
 
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You can... but you have to plug the amp into the remote. Sound quality loss? Minimal, if any.


If you have something like a Supermicro which you can clip to something near where you have your remote plugged, it's no big deal. With a traditional quite big non-pocket amp, it's more problemmatic... you'll have to run a cable down the same route as the remote cable.


I don't think it's the first time I've said that you should have something before you comment authoritatively, is it?
 
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