Often think about upgrading my player but my £40 Marantz CD6000OSE is serving me fine for now.
You got a 6000OSE for £40? Wow.
If it still works fine, I would say there's no point in upgrading- it's a great player!
Proof that bargains can still be found on eBay, was incorrectly listed and very badly photographed. Took a punt and got a winner.
Arcam Alpha 5+/ Marantz CD6000OSE/ Rega RP2 with Rega Carbon
Unfortunately there is no cure. Whenever I feel an episode coming on, I avoid auction sites. I'm liable to start buying 80's CD players by the dozen! I've given up on DACs for now and am happy with the other elements of my sytem. It's more curiosity than upgrading, I suppose. Luckily my Sony ES gear is so massive and heavy, I havent got much more room!
When funds allow I seriously want to purchase some Accuphase stuff and have a listen.
Any thing in particular by Accuphase... amp or CDP?
Seen a couple of SH of their highly rated players around recently.
CD's all day long for me, greatest invention ever!
Accuphase E350 amp, Electrocompaniet EMC1UP CDP, Siltech 25th Classic anniversary 330I XLR Harbeth Super HL5 on Sound Anchor Quod ELS63 stands, Chord Odessey2 speaker cable. Grado SR60 headphones.
Actually I'm torn between CD and FLAC downloads.
I have quite a large CD collection, and storage has been an issue, though to be honest I don't buy as much music as I once did, I guess I've reached the age where contemporary music doesn't interest me as much as when I was 20 or 30 years younger and have amassed quite a sizeable collection of Classical CD's that span the repertoire I'm intersted in.
Any music I now buy tends to be in FLAC format from The Classical Shop generally on their 50% off offer or as part of my subscription to B&W's Society of Sound. I play the FLACs via an external hard drive connected to my NP30 rather than mess with streaming and as far as I'm concerned the sound quality from FLAC is as good as CD though as I'm in my 50's my hearing probably isn't as acute as it used to be.
There is a great convenience factor in using the NP30 but the main advantage is in the saving of storage space which outweighs the faffing around of backing up etc, though with the Classical Shop you are apparently able to re-download at any time, as long as they stay in business of course.
Which do I really prefer? It has to be the physical disc everytime not so much for quality of sound but it's so satisfying to hold a cd, see the artwork, and read the booklet and know it's mine, rather than a set of files on a hard drive.
I also have my pre-cd collection of vinyl, that still gets an airing now and then, but I wouldn't buy any new vinyl. The thing that really used to p me off about vinyl was the rubbish quality, crackling, popping, warped records etc. I used to be a real pain returning records that weren't perfect but would often find the same fault in the replacements, I actually couldn't wait to get my hands on a cd player when they came out and just stopped buying vinyl. I remember my first CD purchase was Avalon by Roxy Music....ah nostalgia!
Heybrook TT2 Linn Basik A&R P77 Marantz PM 6004 Marantz CD6004 Cambridge Audio NP30 Heybrook HB2's, MS Aviano 2 (alternate between these depending on how I feel!!)
A&R A60 A&R T21,Rotel CDP, Mordaunt Short Aviano 1
Err no, I sold it over 3 years ago
what are you puzzled about BBB
Got a more than sneaky idea that I know exactly why BBB is puzzled.
Hee hee , keep schtum and let him stew on it. The penny may drop
Unfortunately for you I'm not as stupid as you look.
I know what he's getting at, I just wanted to see if he could come out with it instead of the childish snips, as usual he can't ;-)
I don't need to come out with it, when not coming out with it works so well.
Now, is it MP3? FLAC? Cassette? 8 Track? Hiring the bands to come and sing the songs live in your front room? I'm very interested to know.
LOUNGE: Panasonic TX-P50GT50 (is poorly) / Panasonic DMP-BDT120 / Yamaha RX-A2020 / Q Acoustics 2020i (front) / Q Acoustics 2020 (rear) / Q Acoustics 2000Ci / Q Acoustics1000Si / Roksan Radius 5.2 / Sky HD / WD My Book Live / Tacima CS-929
BEDROOM: Samsung LE32C450 / Sony BDP-S360 / Echostar HDS-600RS / Netgear WNCE2001
We'll it is the 21st century and I do like the best audio reproduction possible, so what do you think
F*ck me! You're a vinyl fan after all.
I'm looking to add a Marantz NA7004 to my setup for the convenience of Airplay as I've got music stored on loads of devices, but I'm sure i'll still put a CD on for a serious listening session.
Think I'll need a better cd player to outperform the network player & lossless files, should have a superior dac to the UD5007.
Living Room: Samsung UE40EH6030 | Marantz PM-KI Pearl Lite, NR1403, UD5007, NA7004 | iMac | PS3 | Sky+ HD | MA RS6 | Chord Carnival Silver Plus, Cobra Plus, Crimson Plus, Silver Plus HDMIs
Office: Marantz PM6010 KI & CD6000 KI, ST6000 | Pioneer PDR-609 | Technics SL1210 Mk2 | Eltax Monitor 3 | QED Performance 2, Chord Cobra 3, Carnival Silver Plus
Other: Vita Audio r4
I have a UD5007 and it is absolutely atrocious for audio cd playback. Really horrible. Couldn't quite believe how bad it was actually. Tried it hooked up to a NR1504 first and it was appalling (that AV amp is definitely not a good choice for stereo playback either). Then I hooked it up to a Marantz M-CR610 with AQ Emerald interconnects and it was still horrible compared to the M-CR610's own CD transport . Made a similar pigs ear of the music hooked up to a Cyrus Two/PSX. I reckon almost any budget standalone CD player would trounce the UD5007!
Reductionists fall foul of floccinaucinihilipilification -- edited for brevity
Given the 'sneaky' pun earlier I assumed a Linn Sneaky.
Marantz M-CR603 + AirPlay • Rega R3 loudspeakers • iPhone 5 • iMac • Apple Airport Extreme 802.11n • Apple iPad Mini • Panasonic TX-L32D25B • Sony BDP-S390 • Ruark Audio R1 Deluxe • Humax HDR-Fox T2
ProJect Xpression • Cyrus 2 & PSX • Marantz CD6000 OSE • Tannoy R3 • Denon TU260L II • Nakamichi CD2
I got my 6000 OSE LE on ebay for about £50, maybe £60, a few years ago. Think about upgrading but it still sounds great played through a Cyrus2, +PSX, and a pair of Tannoys floor standers. And to get a noticeable improvement I think I'd have to spend more money than I'd be allowed to.
Ooo another classic Cyrus user. If any more turn up I think we should start a club.
Main system: Mac Mini 2011 > HRT II+ DAC • Cyrus 2 & PSX • Cyrus tuner • MS 10i speakers [on loan]
Also cluttering-up the place: Thorens TD160 (no cart) • Marantz CD 63 mkII KI & PM66 KI • Technics SL-P777 • Nakamichi DR-1
I think the Vinyl sounds better than CD but as you said all the rubbish quality, crackling, popping, warped LPs convinced me to abandon my glorious Vinyl collection but I do enjoy to listen to CDs it's more practical and accessible . I did try to listen to music files through my external hard drive and a DAC and it was rubbish .
Hi Fi : Proac Studio 140MK2 - Rotel RC1580 [PRE AMP] - Rotel RB1582 [POWER AMP] -Rotel RCD1520 [CDP] Cables : Tellurium Q Black speaker cables - Tellurium Q Ultra Black RCA interconnects - WireWorld Stratus 7 power conditioning cords
AV ( 2.1 channels / Bypass mode ) : YAMAHA RXV767 - INFINITY PRIMUS PS8 subwoofer
cd's all the time for me, not only because i only have a cd player and an amp ! but when i buy something i like to purchase something material, also i like the fact that when searching through my cd collection looking for a certain album i often spot another album i havent listned to for god knows how long and listen to that instead, so it helps keep my music varied, which i imagine wouldnt happen if i was scrolling through a digital playlist !
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