SOLD: Cambridge Audio D500Se, slightly modified
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Here's some specs: it is the better looking silver model. (I didn't like the black.) To my knowledge this is the only CDP in its price point to come with a user changeable DAC board for future upgrades!!! If CA releases something much better in the future, you can upgrade this unit to the latest technology. If SACD or DVD-A becomes the standard, CA will be relesasing an upgrade to bring this up to the latest standard. The DAC is an incredible 24bit 192KHz Crystal DAC!!!! This is what gives it the sweet sound that it has. The high sampling rate really improves the sound of this unit!!! Sells for about $400 new.

Unit has about 200 hours of use, and is cosmetically about 9 of 10. I give it this are there are some black scuffs on top from the rubber feet of my laptop. They can be removed with a little elbow grease and something non-stringent to remove them. Other than these minor scuffs, it looks beautiful! It comes with the original box, with manuals and everything it came with!!

I am only selling my CA CDP as I recently acquired a much more expensive unit. Here's what it comes with:

Soldered in IC sockets to facilitate op amp swaps to tune it more to your liking. Thsi totally professional job cost me $50 and was done by a professional company here in SoCal that normally does not take walk-in jobs for less than $400!!! They were nice to me!
(Check out the photo below to see just how good of a job they really did!)

(4) AD 843 op amps. These cost $10 a piece thru the manufacturer. Total of $40 worth.

(4) LC Audio AD825 modules. These are my personal favorites of all the op amps I've tried!!! Nice, sweet sound. These cost $27 per pair, so a total of $54 for these alone!!

Total for all this stuff: $544. In my opinion, and that of Stereophile magazine as their only "C" rated CDP, there is nothing else out there for the price that sounds as good!!

I am asking $290 for the CDP with all this stuff thrown in!! I will throw in an extra set of the LC Audio AD825 modules as I have an extra pair sitting around that I have never even used yet. This bring the total value to $581!!! These could be sold or tried out in another unit to see if you can improve the sound of it also!!!

Here's some photos of the other extra stuff:

LC Audio modules

AD 843 chips

IC sockets
 
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Do you have a photo of the unit?
 
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Thanks 2 channel! sorry, but I figured it wouldn't be necessary. I thought wrong. I will pull it out of the box and take a couple of photos today and post them here!!! Good call.
 
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Here's a set of photos of the unit. the last one shows the soft cloth holder that it comes in for transport. For anyone interested but concerned about teh scuff marks, I'll clean it and post new photos. It is just from the laptop's rubber feet. I haven't taken the time to clean it myself as I want to try and sell it before I leave Saturday for nearly three weeks.


First shot of outsides

Second shot of outsides

Cloth Cover


Item is in Southern California with me, not in Ecuador!!! It weighs a hefty 15 or so pounds by itseld, so shipping weight should be about 20lbs. Shipping should be about $15-20 depending on location and method of shipment chosen by buyer.
 
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<sob> Trade for a denon 370?
 
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Andrzejpw,

Wish I could help you out, but I really need to sell it for cash due to the cost of the replacement CDP I got.
 
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in case this cdp hasn't been sold yet, i'd like to bump this thread. i have the black version of the d500se (couldn't find a silver one when i was shopping, god i wish i had waited till now... the silver unit is SWEET!) w/o all of serving's cool mods, and it is a lovely cdp... lush midrange, warm, full bottom end, delicate highs... it gives me the kind of sound that makes me feel like a babe all bundled up, held in the arms of a loving mother singing soft lullabies... ahh...

... man, this is making me wanna go listen to some music...
 
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I have one potential buyer right now, so it is still for sale, but sale is pending. PM with any questions.


[size=small]I will post a reply here when it is sold!! Thanks for the bump Taipeileviathan[/size]
 
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Sale fell through, so I'm bumping it up again to the top of the pile!! Great Christmas gift.......
 
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NOW REDUCED TO $290 FOR THIS INCREDIBLE CDP!!!!!!
 
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Still for sale!!!
 
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Now $280 plus shipping!!!!
 
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