can anyone point me in the direction of reviews, or give an opinion, on Micromega CDPs?
New stuff or older stuff?
I had a Micromega Stage 1 (in fact it still ticking along nicely in my brother's home after about 13 years)
Stereophile did a review last month on Micromega's latest CDP and Sam Tellig said it might be the best CDP he's ever had in his system.
Music Server -> Wyred4Sound DAC2SE -> PrimaLuna Prologue -> Wyred4Sound ST1000 mkii -> PMC Fact 8
New Micromega sound great but too new to know how long before it's transport will give up reading cd! (like the old one which also sound great)
Old one.... I am thinking of a Stage 4 or 5.....
I had a stage 3 one up until six months ago, good sound , warm sound. Can sell for some money tho, mine went for just under 200pound in the end. look at the condition tho cos remember these players are old men now!
I had a stage 1 (memory failing but did it go 1>2>3 with the series later being replaced by 4>5>6?).
It's a long time ago but I remember being happy with it (I moved from a Marantz cd63 II) and as I said in my previous post it's still going, so I guess that is a positive for the reliability of that generation of Micromega players.
If I was considering buying a player of that age now, I think I'd be contacting Micromega just to understand what the service situation would be in the future (would they touch it, are the transports still available etc).
I have a 13 year old Micromega that works perfectly! Even the illumination hasn't missed any bulbs! Great, natural sounding cd player.
I have a Stage 6 (Originally a stage 1 - but I had it upgraded when it was in for a repair) I like the sound, but it is now starting to skip rather badly at the beginning of a CD, you might want to consider reliability if you decide to get one as they are all rather old now.
Does anyone know if it's possible to reset a Micromega Stage 1? I have one that has been stored in my attic for some time it powers up nicely but I am unable to eject the cd tray. I have read somewhere that it is possible to reset the device with certain key presses during power up? Any advice would be great.