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I look forward to the outcome, though the Electro will take a lot of beating.

As has proved to be the case Cno.

I've listened to both players solidly for the last couple of evenings, playing a mixture  of genres such as Jazz artists of the likes of Melody Gardot and Stacey Kent, to the pop of Coldplay/Elbow, along with folk singers like Cara Dillon and Lisa Hannigan, with a bit of electronica from Faithless thrown in for good measure and realise The Sugden is a very fine player, with  obvious synergy with the IA4, but the EMC1UP has everything the PDT4-F has, but with more weight to the music an adds an unbeatable richness into the mix.

Will be making arrangements early next week to finally replace my CDX2!

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Mac

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I'm delighted you're getting sorted......though that leaves a problem - ie. when everyone is finally content, we will only be left with "discussions" about Active speakers, Cables and Hi-res music. :shifty:

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I'm delighted you're getting sorted......though that leaves a problem - ie. when everyone is finally content, we will only be left with "discussions" about Active speakers, Cables and Hi-res music. :shifty:

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Now you're for it! true though.  lol!.

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Mac

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Good choice :grin:

In nine years of ownership I have not regretted buying mine for one second Smile

It just make every other source (including vinyl) that I have heard sound small and lacking in one way or another .

It combines  weight and dynamics with intricate detail and air effortlessly ,and even with less than perfect recordings it always seems the find the best of the music .

Well done and enjoy ! :grin:

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Good choice :grin:

In nine years of ownership I have not regretted buying mine for one second Smile

It just make every other source (including vinyl) that I have heard sound small and lacking in one way or another .

It combines  weight and dynamics with intricate detail and air effortlessly ,and even with less than perfect recordings it always seems the find the best of the music .

Well done and enjoy ! :grin:

Absolutely spot on!

For anyone looking for a new CDP that's not bothered about coductivity, need look no further.

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Mac

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Hi,

For those who are interested, my new EMC1UP arrived today! well just about.

Had a bit of a scarey time when the dealer phoned to confirm receipt of the demo gear back plus my Naim, and to make sure I was happy with my new purchase, but I had to tell them I had not received it!  Apparently it had been delivered and signed for this morning.

After a lot of phone tennis between the dealer, courier company and myself, it eventually turned up at 4 this afternoon.

I can't praise Audio Destination high enough, they must have spent the best part of the day chasing it up and constantly keeping me informed.

Well it's all installed and playing away as I type and sounds pretty good straight from the box and I know it will get better in a few days.

One last tweak for me and that's to try the Telurium Q black speaker cable, which I will try once the CDP has bedded in.

Electro, if you read this, could you please advise me what the thicker allen key is for?

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Mac

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Great job Mac.

I'm glad you're trying the TQ, as I thought the Chord was the only weak link in the system.

I didn't like to suggest it while you were up to your neck in demos.

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Hi Mac,

The small Allen key is to remove the gold metal plate on top of player , once the plate is removed the larger Allen key is to loosen the transit Allen bolt that is in the hole that was covered by the gold plate .

From memory on mine there are two wing screws and one wing nut underneath the Cd player that should be removed first then the Allen bolt under the gold plate should be loosened about 10 turns but do not remove the Allen bolt completely

This should be loosened until all the pressure is released and it feels loose .

The stud that the wing nut was screwed onto will disappear up into the player as the top Allen screw is loosened but watch that the stud does not get stuck on the edge of the casing , if it does just wiggle it with your finger and it will free off and go up through the hole .

 This process is to loosen the 8kg Electro mechanical cancellation system that damps the transport mechanism .

If you are not sure or you need more info let me know .

And of course the next step is to sit back and prepare yourself for some wonderful music :grin:

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I have just found a PDF of how to release the transit screws .

Just scroll down to the relevant section .

http://www.electrocompaniet.com/files/manuals/emc1up_R2.pdf

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I have just found a PDF of how to release the transit screws .

Just scroll down to the relevant section .

http://www.electrocompaniet.com/files/manuals/emc1up_R2.pdf

O my word Electro!

I never saw that small wingnut underneath before... I didn't notice it on the demo unit, so never loosened the transit screw... it played fine and sounded great anyway.  Will I have caused any damage?

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Mac

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congrats :cheers:

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Electro wrote:

I have just found a PDF of how to release the transit screws .

Just scroll down to the relevant section .

http://www.electrocompaniet.com/files/manuals/emc1up_R2.pdf

O my word Electro!

I never saw that small wingnut underneath before... I didn't notice it on the demo unit, so never loosened the transit screw... it played fine and sounded great anyway.  Will I have caused any damage?

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Mac

No don't panic  Smile it will do no damage to the Cd player to use it with the transit screws still in place but you will only be hearing about 50% of what it is capable of :exmark: .

If the transit screws were still tightened down on the demo player and you still thought it was better than the Naim and the Sugden Cd players you are in for a real very pleasant shock over the next few days as your new machine settles in with the EMC mechanism working as it should !

My word it just shows how good this Cd player is if it can perform as well as it did with both hands tied behind it's back ROFL

One other tip is to use the supplied spirit level to make sure that the player is as level as possible .

Believe me when I say that you have only heard half of what this amazing machine can do so far :grin:

 

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Macspur wrote:

Electro wrote:

I have just found a PDF of how to release the transit screws .

Just scroll down to the relevant section .

http://www.electrocompaniet.com/files/manuals/emc1up_R2.pdf

O my word Electro!

I never saw that small wingnut underneath before... I didn't notice it on the demo unit, so never loosened the transit screw... it played fine and sounded great anyway.  Will I have caused any damage?

Cheers

Mac

No don't panic  Smile it will do no damage to the Cd player to use it with the transit screws still in place but you will only be hearing about 50% of what it is capable of :exmark: .

If the transit screws were still tightened down on the demo player and you still thought it was better than the Naim and the Sugden Cd players you are in for a real very pleasant shock over the next few days as your new machine settles in with the EMC mechanism working as it should !

My word it just shows how good this Cd player is if it can perform as well as it did with both hands tied behind it's back ROFL

One other tip is to use the supplied spirit level to make sure that the player is as level as possible .

Believe me when I say that you have only heard half of what this amazing machine can do so far :grin:

 

Phew! thanks for putting my mind at rest.

I can't believe I've been hearing this player so constrained and still found it so good... amazing!

I intend, at some time, to demo the Electro pre/power.  Although, I find it hard to imagine my system sounding any better!

BTW, haven't come across the spirit level you mentioned.

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Mac

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congrats :cheers:

Thanks Roby... not sure what course you will take when it comes to source, but if you do take the CDP route, you must try the EMC1UP

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Although, I find it hard to imagine my system sounding any better!

You only think that.....wait till you start messing around with S/C, mains cables and Black Ravioli! >)

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