I need suggestions for a budget source
Apr 12, 2004 at 9:32 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 25

boodi

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I have a 100-200$ budget , I'd like to know what to buy as a main home-rig cd-player .
I'm not much interested in other capabilities .

thanks for suggestions .
 
Apr 12, 2004 at 10:48 PM Post #2 of 25

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I'm in the same situation as you, well, I will be in a few months. Here is a thread I have going, hopefully it can be of some help to you as well
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Apr 13, 2004 at 1:16 AM Post #3 of 25

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Get a NAD 521i theyre going for $199 new and demo. 5 stars in all the british mags and great quality. No HDCD but its still supposed to sound great. Check Audiogon.
 
Apr 13, 2004 at 5:02 AM Post #5 of 25

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Quote:

Originally posted by rsaavedr
Get the Toshiba SD3950 for just $59.99 at Best Buy, awesome smooth sound.


Ordinarily I would Guffaw...but it's you rsaavedr. A suprisingly low price.
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Apr 13, 2004 at 12:54 PM Post #9 of 25

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I am in the same predicament. Does anyone have an opinion on the Cambridge D500SE? They are available used in the $200 to $250 range. Not my intent to hijack the thread, it seemed that it might be helpful. Thanks.
 
Apr 13, 2004 at 2:42 PM Post #10 of 25

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Quote:

Originally posted by GlowWorm
I second the NAD 521i, you probably could do no better in that price range.

http://www.tnt-audio.com/sorgenti/nad-c521_e.html


There's a great example of why the NE5532 op-amp doesn't have to be bad sounding.
 
Apr 13, 2004 at 3:26 PM Post #11 of 25

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I like the 5534's in my superdac very much, as of yet I haven't found anything at acceptable cost that can replace this excellent box, this includes the analog RME output.

There is some mentioning of the superdac in the article btw, nice.
 
Apr 13, 2004 at 8:22 PM Post #12 of 25

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soo...
which to choose ?

the priceless toshiba (50$) or the Very good reviewed nad ( 300$ )...?
any comparison between the two ?

What would i get more from them in comparison to my current pioneer pd-s504 cd player ?
 

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