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Does anyone have info or experience with the new Panasonic CD players, like the SLSV-600J, SV-500, SLCT-790,590,490,495J? Do any of these compare with the older 470's or 570's? I am looking for good anti skip, line out and good headphone out. I will be using it with Sony v's or Sennheisers HD-280's. I will also be connecting it to my Sony receiver from time to time. Any ideas about these new Panasonic models and how they compare with the well like 470 and 570. Thanks for your help, Steve
 
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If you're in the U.S. or Canada, none of those Panasonics have a line-out at all. Thus, you'll have to rely on the headphone-out as its only audio output.

For example, I own both the current top-of-the-line Panasonic (SL-CT790) AND the current top-of-the-line Sony (D-EJ1000). The Sony has a line-out; the Panasonic doesn't. Surprisingly, the Panasonic has better sound from its headphone jack than the Sony - in fact, it is similar to the sound from the older SL-CT470's headphone jack, but at a lower maximum loudness level. (The Sony EJ1000's headphone-out sounds dark and grainy by comparison, with emphasized mid-bass and rolled-off highs.)

When the Panasonic CT790's headphone-out is used as a line-out, and used with my Headroom Total Airhead amp, it sounds remakably similar to the line-out of the Sony EJ1000 except for a lower loudness level and slightly grainy highs.

jlo mein had compared his sister's SL-CT590 against his D-EJ1000 - and out of the headphone out he slightly preferred the CT590 to the EJ1000 (warmer and smoother on the CT590 versus grainy on the EJ1000). But he much preferred the EJ1000 to the CT590 with an amp; the CT590's sound became boomy when an amp is connected to its headphone-out.
 
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I will not be using a headphone amp. I have located a source for the 570 $85 refurb and $125 new. Would I be better off with any of the newer model Panasonics?
 
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You're still better off with that older Panasonic CT570 than the newer CT790 if you're going to connect the PCDP to a Sony receiver. Anything can happen to the sound quality if you connect the headphone-out of any PCDP to a receiver's line-in (or CD-in) jack.
 
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Originally posted by stevesolo
I will not be using a headphone amp. I have located a source for the 570 $85 refurb and $125 new. Would I be better off with any of the newer model Panasonics?


Get the 570.

Biggie.
 
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