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Very cool! Yeah, too bad he's in Montreal... and too bad I can't just take fun trips to Montreal these days (normally something I do at least once a year, what a city!)
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Just a general comment - based on personal experience - on buying a second hand CD player, no matter how alluring it seems: Proceed with Caution.

Replacement Laser assemblies are getting harder to find, disk loading mechanisms wear out, remote control buttons become unresponsive, etc, etc. Even players that were highly desirable in their prime and are now available on the cheap might not look like such bargains when future repair costs are factored in.

My own Oppo, purchased new, is starting to exhibit tray loading problems and will need to be returned for repair soon. If I had to buy a replacement disk player at this point in time, I’d seriously consider a model like the Sony X-800:

https://www.sony.com/electronics/blu-ra ... ubp-x800m2

Plays CD, SACD, DVD Audio, DVD, Blu Ray, the lot, all for under US $300. Just plug it into your favorite DAC and you’re all set.

Edit: Looks like this model can also be used to extract DSD files from SACD.

Edit 2: Google shows that a region code free hack is possible. Hmmm.........

Edit 3: Found a long owners discussion thread here: https://www.avsforum.com/threads/offici ... k.3067046/

Also: https://www.avsforum.com/threads/sony-u ... d.3041308/
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LP12/VP Revolution/Prefix/Hicap/Supernait/Kudos X2, ProAc 1sc’s
Troika, Karma, Klyde, Asaka, Asak, OC9ML/II, 33PTG/II, DL103R
Javelin, LV/II, PU3, 774, RB600, RB300 Modified Excalibur
Roon, NUC, Aries Mini w/Teddy Pardo PSU, DC1, NDac w/Teddy Pardo XPS
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VTA wrote: Fri Mar 12, 2021 3:28 pm https://www.ebay.com/itm/254801157181
There's not a lot more to be said about those....the photos do enough damage on their own.
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This looks like one @hifiaf might like to play with:

https://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details ... excellent/
LP12/VP Revolution/Prefix/Hicap/Supernait/Kudos X2, ProAc 1sc’s
Troika, Karma, Klyde, Asaka, Asak, OC9ML/II, 33PTG/II, DL103R
Javelin, LV/II, PU3, 774, RB600, RB300 Modified Excalibur
Roon, NUC, Aries Mini w/Teddy Pardo PSU, DC1, NDac w/Teddy Pardo XPS
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Hmm... naturally I am interested in anything like this :)

Any idea how it works or if it would possibly benefit someone like me who is already using a nicely designed wall shelf?
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I wouldn’t, it’s basically a resonant element to add some colour action.
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This looks like something of a bargain, and a very rare, beautifuly engineered deck:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Micro-Seiki- ... SwxstgKz7n

If I had space, I'd be adding this one to the collection!
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Yes, I quite agree, that does look like a bargain!
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Flat Earth rocks with PJC!

LP12/Ittok LVII (c/w Ivor T pixie dust) Tranquility/RubiKon/ASAKA/RadiKal
Topping D10 - Soundblaster X-Fi HD
SONY CDP 338ESD
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