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A budget of $125-175 each. New, B-stock or lightly-used.

EDIT: Nice Denon, but I'd prefer the CD player be single disk.
Oppo DV-970HD comes to mind. It's very well liked.

http://www.audioholics.com/reviews/t...ppo%20DV-970HD
http://stereophile.com/hirezplayers/507oppo/index1.html
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Nommy. I worry about those slim designs and overheating, though. Are you aware of any issues regarding that?
    
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I have not heard of any issues second-hand.
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Thoughts on Marantz CD-5001? A little over my budget, but I think it would be do-able.

If makes any difference, what I get would be routed through my Millet Hybrid Max, to some AKG K271S'.
    
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Thoughts on Marantz CD-5001? A little over my budget, but I think it would be do-able.

If makes any difference, what I get would be routed through my Millet Hybrid Max, to some AKG K271S'.
The Marantz would almost certainly have a better analog out - I have a receiver based upon the same D/A chip as it and it is a great piece of hardware. The strength of the Oppo lies in it's clean digital outs for bargain-basement prices.
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Thoughts on Marantz CD-5001? A little over my budget, but I think it would be do-able.

If makes any difference, what I get would be routed through my Millet Hybrid Max, to some AKG K271S'.
Soloz use to own one, and from what i've heard, are mixed. Wish I could say more, PM soloz for details.

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f7/mar...5001-a-272418/
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for the money the Marantz is a great unit. It was better than the Sony CE595, Philips DVDp, and two Oppo units I had. For the money it's hard to beat.

In your price range you need to look for either a used Marantz CD5001 or what would probably be even better...
A used Onix CD-88, CD-99, or CD5 All are re-badged Shanling players and use the same basic unit as the Music Hall CD25. Now, MH is on the CD25.2 which is a better unit and the Onix is on the CD5SE, again better unit (which from what I hear is better than the CD25.2) The best part of these players is that they are great units stock, and there are lots of mods for these units. I'm currently using a Parts Connexion 1+ modded MH CD25, which originally sold for around $1k (stock unit was $600) I love it, it can compete with units costing double.
Now, back to the Onix units. The Onix versions used the same guts, but had a nicer case and due to the better case had slightly better sound. I wish my CD25 was an Onix CD5 w/ the same mods... but oh well the price was right. and you can find a used Onix CD88 or CD99 for around $170ish plus shipping, which puts it in a $200 price range.


now on to TT.

If you are new to vinyl I highly recommend buying a new table. I consider myself a vinyl noob, yet I love vintage gear and tubes so instead of buying a new TT I bought a vintage Ariston Audio RD11 Model E. It's a great table... but it's completed and confusing. I paid a local TT shop to set it up for me and I really need to get a new belt for it. And I'm probably going to have to do some work on the motor at some point. I also bought a nice all tube McAlister Audio phono pre (of course it's custom... )
Really for a TT you need to spend $350 and just get the entry level Music Hall, Rega, or Project. The Project is supposed to be a little better, but all are probably fairly equal. They all run around $350-400 and come with carts installed. You just need a phono-pre and you're good to go.
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Well as usual I'm going to offer this here first!

I just spent an hour or so on my PMETA, put it in a new enclosure and it looks 100x better now. but seeing that I rarely ever use it I'll offer it up to someone here.
Specs:
PIMETA:
-RN55 Vishy Dale resistors (save a couple that I can swap if the buyer wants)
-stacked buffers
-adapter to run single op-amps
-current configuration uses AD843 op-amps
-option for OPA627 op-amps (I'll include a set)
-Alps Blue Velvet Pot
PSU:
-regulated Tread at 24v
-walwart
Enclosure:
-brand new silver Hammond
-Switchcraft 1/4" jack
-LED Bezel
-rocker power switch on back panel
-gold plated RCA input jacks

I figure it breaks down like this:
$125 for PIMETA (basic amp with AD843 op-amps))
$75 for opa627 op-amps
$25 for enclosure
$25 for hardware
Total: $250...... will sell for $225

Options:
1. Add crossfeed, if you don't know what crossfeed is then checkhere
I have a crossfeed board populated, just would need to be installed. I have two high quality toggle switches as well
Add Crossfeed for $35
2. Add USB DAC
I can build an Alien DAC and add a simple source selector switch to choose between USB and analog inputs to the amp.
Add USB DAC for $75
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Well as usual I'm going to offer this here first!

I just spent an hour or so on my PMETA, put it in a new enclosure and it looks 100x better now. but seeing that I rarely ever use it I'll offer it up to someone here.
Specs:
PIMETA:
-RN55 Vishy Dale resistors (save a couple that I can swap if the buyer wants)
-stacked buffers
-adapter to run single op-amps
-current configuration uses AD843 op-amps
-option for OPA627 op-amps (I'll include a set)
-Alps Blue Velvet Pot
PSU:
-regulated Tread at 24v
-walwart
Enclosure:
-brand new silver Hammond
-Switchcraft 1/4" jack
-LED Bezel
-rocker power switch on back panel
-gold plated RCA input jacks

I figure it breaks down like this:
$125 for PIMETA (basic amp with AD843 op-amps))
$75 for opa627 op-amps
$25 for enclosure
$25 for hardware
Total: $250...... will sell for $225

Options:
1. Add crossfeed, if you don't know what crossfeed is then checkhere
I have a crossfeed board populated, just would need to be installed. I have two high quality toggle switches as well
Add Crossfeed for $35
2. Add USB DAC
I can build an Alien DAC and add a simple source selector switch to choose between USB and analog inputs to the amp.
Add USB DAC for $75
Post some pics, yo.
    
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Post some pics, yo.
gotta clean my desk and wake my cat first!

Pictures, Pictures, Pictures!
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And Yes! I do have stuffed animals from when I was a kid and a cardboard "bed" for my cats on my desk! So wanna fight about it!?!
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