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RE: Do you still prefer your CD player to other sources?

Dougal1331 wrote:

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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.

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ESLee wrote:

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!

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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 crap 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!

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eggontoast wrote:

floyd droid wrote:

BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW wrote:

floyd droid wrote:

eggontoast wrote:

BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW wrote:

eggontoast wrote:

Err no, I sold it over 3 years ago Smile

:?

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  :twisted:

 

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   Wink

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.

 

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BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW wrote:

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.

 

We'll it is the 21st century and I do like the best audio reproduction possible, so what do you think  :wall:

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eggontoast wrote:

BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW wrote:

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.

 

We'll it is the 21st century and I do like the best audio reproduction possible, so what do you think  :wall:

F*ck me! You're a vinyl fan after all.  :rofl:

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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.

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BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW wrote:

eggontoast wrote:

We'll it is the 21st century and I do like the best audio reproduction possible, so what do you think  :wall:

F*ck me! You're a vinyl fan after all.  :rofl:

 

Pmsl.   ROFL :rofl: ROFL

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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!

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eggontoast wrote:

BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW wrote:

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.

 

We'll it is the 21st century and I do like the best audio reproduction possible, so what do you think  :wall:

Given the 'sneaky' pun earlier I assumed a Linn Sneaky.

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Yell

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Milo_Myage wrote:

Dougal1331 wrote:

Milo_Myage wrote:

 

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.

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.  Wink

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Ooo another classic Cyrus user. If any more turn up I think we should start a club.

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mikeparker59 wrote:

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 crap 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!

 

I think the Vinyl sounds better than CD but as you said all the crap 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 crappy . 

 

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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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