CD Transport / Player Thread

Discussion in 'Digital: DACs, USB converters, decrapifiers' started by MoatsArt, Oct 18, 2016.

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    I got a Revox B225. It's been modified with USB input. I dunno how to feel about the sound yet but it sure looks cool

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    Nice chunky buttons! You could operate this thing with your eyes closed once you got used to location of the controls.

    Is the CD tray below the display in the middle?
     
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    thanks. the entire display section slides out to reveal the chunky tray with the CDM-1 embedded (early 225s have a CDM-0 but I picked CDM-1 because the 0 refuses to play some modern factory CDs)

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    I love this thread. I am coming back around to really wanting to base my headphone setup on a CD player. What are some of the top budget-level (< $1000 new or used) ones out there that are truly worth consideration as a full blown CD player (analog outputs to Lyr 3)?

    Edit: main reason for going back to a CD player in lieu of computer-based audio is my degree of music ADD. I used to primarily use CD playback, and once I made the jump to computer audio, my genuine enjoyment factor declined due to the constant sense of needing to change tracks, artists, or playlists. I want to get back to the commitment factor that playing CDs instills.
     
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    A bit off-topic, but first off I completely agree with you regarding the experience of CD listening vs computer audio. I am sure some people can get exactly the same experience either way, but not me. I had to sell my last CDP (Naim CD5i) about 10 years ago when I moved overseas and wasn't going to have the space. Put all my CDs into storage with family in the UK, but kept accumulating CDs because I knew there'd be a time I would be able to use them again (ripping them to FLAC in the meantime).

    This year I am spending months back in the UK for work, so last month finally bought a new CDP and got the CDs out again. Got a good deal on a Rega Apollo and am very happy with it. Can only compare directly to my AKM Modius and I'd say the Modius is a little bit ahead in detail/resolution at least from the midrange up (I use my Modius via the SE outs so I think the Apollo has the edge in terms of LF detail and texture). In terms of musicality, tonality, timing, cohesiveness, etc. the Apollo is better and I find it more enjoyable as a result.

    I'd definitely recommend the player, but Rega stuff seems to be disproportionately expensive in the US vs the UK, so might not make sense for you. I picked up mine as a mint condition ex-demo unit from a Rega dealer with full warranty for £470 (UK RRP was £700), but in the US it seems new prices are around $1,000. Rega discontinued the player over the summer because they can no longer get one of the chips they need, but they still have a big stock of transports, lasers, etc. for servicing.
     
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    Rega apollo is pretty cool and my choice for a second hand new production CD player.
    I think it's a step above the new big box brands marantz/yamaha/denon etc for the same money
     
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    Sooo did I miss the thread related to the upcoming CD-Transport from We-Know-Who? Heard it at CanJam SoCal and it sounded quite great! Ton of useful features, honestly I'm just going to enjoy my stock Linn until this hits the market at I don't see a reason to invest the time to mod/find something when I know this will be available eventually

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