Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...
Nov 1, 2021 at 8:21 PM Post #29,762 of 34,070

atarione

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So inadvertent portable CD player Shootout occurred... I have a Sony D-2 (japan 1988 (i think the last number of the year is illegible)... and a 1993 Panasonic SL-S150... well perhaps a not surprising verdict is the D-2 > D131 > SL-S150 ...

In my listening the D-2 has the best bass response and clarity , imagining..etc .. D-131 is pretty good but the D-2 sounds better. The Panasonic SL-S150 may need cleaning / TLC??... but it is not my favorite at all, even with the XBS off the bass is boomy / muddled with the XBS on it was un-listenable (imho).

TL: DR get a D-2 of these 3 at least. Amussingly it isn't the same unit but I had a SL-S150 back in the 90s my cat broke it in about 1995 as I recall.. But yeah this is my listening space tonight just messing around with 30~ year old portable cd players.. could be worse.. I am actually quite enjoying the D-2.

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ummm the headphone section of this Sony C75ES cd changer... is pretty legit.. put the portables away and put my headphones on with this ES changer.. YES.. it is quite good.

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Nov 1, 2021 at 8:26 PM Post #29,763 of 34,070

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So inadvertent portable CD player Shootout occurred... I have a Sony D-2 (japan 1988 (i think the last number of the year is illegible)... and a 1993 Panasonic SL-S150... well perhaps a not surprising verdict is the D-2 > D131 > SL-S150 ...

In my listening the D-2 has the best bass response and clarity , imagining..etc .. D-131 is pretty good but the D-2 sounds better. The Panasonic SL-S150 may need cleaning / TLC??... but it is not my favorite at all, even with the XBS off the bass is boomy / muddled with the XBS on it was un-listenable (imho).

TL: DR get a D-2 of these 3 at least. Amussingly it isn't the same unit but I had a SL-S150 back in the 90s my cat broke it in about 1995 as I recall.. But yeah this is my listening space tonight just messing around with 30~ year old portable cd players.. could be worse.. I am actually quite enjoying the D-2.

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ummm the headphone section of this Sony C75ES cd changer... is pretty legit.. put the portables away and put my headphones on with this ES changer.. YES.. it is quite good.

20211031_230721.jpg
I had a wonderful-sounding Onkyo portable CD player in 1999 (can't recall model). It was stolen from my office in NYC, which forced me to start using Sony portable CD players, which were more easily obtained at retail stores I frequented.

I found Sony CD players to have excellent bass & dynamics, with a straightforward sound otherwise. Not bright or edgy, but also not warm to any degree. The Onkyo player had nice bass (though not quite as authoritative as Sony's) but otherwise was noticeably more musical/euphonic. I missed that Onkyo player for a long time...
 
Nov 1, 2021 at 9:16 PM Post #29,764 of 34,070

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I wish I had the skills to make furniture like that. The table is Gustav Stickley and the rack I purchased from Aliexpress.

Love your Shelf... been looking something like this as well for my desktop setup.. currently doing away with DIY shelf using IKEA chopping board but if you don't mind, could you let me what your shelf is or share the link to site?

awesome setup too :)
 
Nov 2, 2021 at 8:50 AM Post #29,767 of 34,070

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Newly installed shelves for headphone setup. The shelves were not deep enough to put the power regenerator in normal orientation so on it's side was what I had to go with. Dussun X600 power regenerator powering the Cayin HA-1A MK2 Headphone amp.

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Nov 2, 2021 at 12:34 PM Post #29,768 of 34,070

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Love your Shelf... been looking something like this as well for my desktop setup.. currently doing away with DIY shelf using IKEA chopping board but if you don't mind, could you let me what your shelf is or share the link to site?

awesome setup too :)
Thank you, it has been a fun journey getting to this point. This is the rack I purchased from Aliexpress.
 
Nov 2, 2021 at 1:53 PM Post #29,770 of 34,070

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How are you liking that rack? Does it feel nice and solid, it sits level? I understand it's made out of a wood composite.
The rack is fine and does the job it is intended to do, you get what you pay for. You can level the rack by adjusting the feet. The rack is stable and sits solidly on the table. It was the only rack I was able to find to fit my needs, and for the price, I would purchase again if I needed another small rack. Hope that helps.
 
Nov 2, 2021 at 9:28 PM Post #29,772 of 34,070

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There are some absolutely divine setups in this thread! Thanks all for sharing.

Here's my desk setup:

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And portable setup:

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I used to use that JDS Labs headphone amp. Fantastic piece and remarkable for the cost. I loved the large volume knob.
 
Nov 2, 2021 at 9:39 PM Post #29,773 of 34,070

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Got my Woo Audio headphone stand in the mail today. Really high quality all aluminum build. Getting the Chord Qutest for Christmas and next year probably in February will probably pick up a pair of LCD-X.
 
Nov 2, 2021 at 10:07 PM Post #29,774 of 34,070

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39EDBF2B-108A-4F54-99C4-319E90F580B9.jpegGot my Woo Audio headphone stand in the mail today. Really high quality all aluminum build. Getting the Chord Qutest for Christmas and next year probably in February will probably pick up a pair of LCD-X.
Nice setup! Q: One or two LCD-X 😜🤪?
 

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