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I think I'm probably going to go through with the purchase of a nice SACD player. It's been on my wish list for quite a while, so even though I've been very happy with my CD25 I can't afford both!

I'll give ou guys here first dibs. I have the original box, receipt, etc. The CDP itself is in like new condition, the remote is excellent except the aluminum face has started to pull up at the top. Nothing some glue won't fix...

Parts Connexion 1+ modded Music Hall CD25.
brief review where it bested a $1,700 player: http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/m...ll/cd25.2.html

Mods Include:
# 10 x Japanese Riken Ohm 1/2 watt (gold-plated leads) Carbon resistors in the signal path.
# 8 x BlackGate Standard, N and C grade electrolytic capacitors around the coupling caps and power supply
# 2 x Multicap PPMFX grade metalized polypropylene capacitors in the signal path
# 8 x SF4007 Vishay-Telefunken diodes to the bias supply
# 2 x sheets of Soundcoat dampening material applied to the internal chassis
# 4 x EAR compliant Sorbothane isolation feet installed on the bottom of the machine
# 1 pr. of Vampire RCA jacks (OFC copper body, gold-plated) installed on the back plate
# 2 ft. DH Labs pure silver, Teflon dielectric output wire in place of the cheap stock wire
# TRT Silver content Wonder Solder throughout.
the + signifies the opa627 op-amps.

I currently have Burson Discrete Op-Amps installed, they take the CD25 another step up from the 1+ mods. (cost $180 for the pair)

I've seen these sell for $400+ over the last year or so, so lets say $375 split shipping. If you want the Burson Discrete Op-Amps I'll let those go for $145)
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awesome CDP Deal Soloz, too bad my audio is all digital
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awesome CDP Deal Soloz, too bad my audio is all digital
CDs are digital too
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post #7164 of 38145
In case anyone is looking for a decent soundcard:

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f43/fs...2/#post5483578

...

@ Soloz

I'd love to buy your CDP but I just dropped a grand on this:



...

Gonna be soon embarking on a Film As Much Live Music As You Can(tm) mission ...

LOL.

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I thought you were made of money...
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clearly he is... did you not just see the grand he dropped on a mic... and all the tickets he'll need to buy to film the music... its an epic journey...
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Originally Posted by H3||scr3am View Post
clearly he is... did you not just see the grand he dropped on a mic... and all the tickets he'll need to buy to film the music... its an epic journey...
Actually, it's a camera *and* a mic ...



BTW:

Just got my Raptor amp back from Ray Sam ... after my ghey little tube foible ... and have to say, ... I never thought I'd be happy to remove a Headamp GS-1 from my desk but happy I was to replace it with my newly renovated Raptor amp (new Pliltron transformer as I burnt the old one up) ...

I'm finally coming to understand the allure of tubes.

Man, the bass and soundstage is a whole other order of bizness with tubes over solid state!

In all fairness, I think the GS-1 and Stello HP100 are slightly more resolving in the micro detail department ... but not nearly so fun and engaging as the Raptor.

    
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Can you guys talk to me about the hd201s and the grado sr60s. I want nice mids because I love jazz and classic rock. Ones that work well with games too. The sr60s meet the first 2 requirements as I understand it, but how's it gonna be gaming. Just ramble on about ur experiences with each of them.


+rep for yar help.
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Actually, it's a camera *and* a mic ...



BTW:

Just got my Raptor amp back from Ray Sam ... after my ghey little tube foible ... and have to say, ... I never thought I'd be happy to remove a Headamp GS-1 from my desk but happy I was to replace it with my newly renovated Raptor amp (new Pliltron transformer as I burnt the old one up) ...

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Man, the bass and soundstage is a whole other order of bizness with tubes over solid state!

In all fairness, I think the GS-1 and Stello HP100 are slightly more resolving in the micro detail department ... but not nearly so fun and engaging as the Raptor.

I bet that Piltron transformer cost you a pretty penny!

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Originally Posted by grahamcrackuh View Post
Can you guys talk to me about the hd201s and the grado sr60s. I want nice mids because I love jazz and classic rock. Ones that work well with games too. The sr60s meet the first 2 requirements as I understand it, but how's it gonna be gaming. Just ramble on about ur experiences with each of them.


+rep for yar help.
for your music choices I would step up in both brands. HD555 at a minimum, HD595 would be better regarding Senns (and HD600 would be even better... but more expensive and require an amp)
I'd also step up to sr225 at a minimum for your music tastes, and HP-2 or RS1 if you could. Again, could really use an amp.

If those are too expensive then at a minimum I'd go with HD555 or SR80
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I bet that Piltron transformer cost you a pretty penny!
I don't want to talk about it.

    
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