Tim’s toys for sale. New stuff added 9/26/19

Would you consider a trade of a Kyocera A-710 integrated for the C.E.C.? What kind of optical out is that? I would need to research the C.E.C. before making a decision, but I have concluded that CD transport does definitely affect sound. And it seems like it is among the best transports. Unlike most on here, my CD collection is growing, $1 (or less) at a time. Thanks.
 
The three digital outputs are: S/PDIF, AT&T ST-glass, and AES/EBU. This was one of the best transports of the day at ~$3,400.00.
That said, I don’t think I have a use for the Kyocera, even tho it is a nice amp.
 
Last edited:
One More item. Yamaha CX-10000 Centennial control center. Near perfect shape with manual and remote. 100v model, thicker shielded ofc power cord than the NA version (I’ve had both) and an overall more natural sound signature. Four new VCA’s have been installed, the rest tested 100%.
this is in the top 5% of the remaining 10000’s
$3500.00, which is $400 less than what I’m asking on the open market.
I can ship and have a bomb proof double box for it.
I will consider trades for a similar caliber preamp or other goody.
A8F9BA81-CCCF-41FD-A614-D1E8B13EB5A3.jpegDDEC3C59-3E66-4BA8-9D61-B7AF5C05C667.jpeg639D64E5-D964-432C-960E-1499753B1533.jpeg27C08692-19D1-4433-B7D5-23DC6B904E73.jpegB75FF854-0851-498B-977D-22E3649531FC.jpeg82AA1D12-D205-4701-9C1B-F0B3A2EF450E.jpegA0938AF2-FC8A-4EDD-86A9-39A02FDBB390.jpegAD483F0E-DD34-4FB8-A4FC-4D91C45F2402.jpeg0D9B9764-2744-4B30-8C46-5571E092695C.jpeg
 
Re: C.E.C. transport. Do you by chance have an AT&T ST Glass to Toslink cable? Or AT&T cable with Toslink adaptor? Thanks.
 
Re: C.E.C. transport. Do you by chance have an AT&T ST Glass to Toslink cable? Or AT&T cable with Toslink adaptor? Thanks.
Not any longer, I sold my cable with the last transport I had. I’m not so sure the two would be very compatible either, the wavelength and bandwidth are different, m thinking. Speed too.
 

MikeyFresh

Moderator
Staff member
Not any longer, I sold my cable with the last transport I had. I’m not so sure the two would be very compatible either, the wavelength and bandwidth are different, m thinking. Speed too.
It can work, but was never designed or intended to.

I've never seen any company offer an actual adapter, which would seem ideal, but that's just not a thing to my knowledge. Lifatec will make that cable as a special order, however due to the possibility of incompatibility that has nothing to do with their cable and everything to do with the components it connects, they offer it only as a special order with no guarantee it will work and a no returns policy.

16673

Way back in the early 90s, Howard Mandel (RIP) of Altis Audio was the first person I can recall confirming that ST/SC-Toslink could indeed actually work, and he included a very nice glass cable with his higher end DACs. The Altis DACs actually had a similar though not identical SC optical connector (an HP standard I believe), and Howard would let the customer specify the other end as either SC, ST, or Toslink. Those cables were made for him by a medical device manufacturer in Connecticut.
 
It can work, but was never designed or intended to.

I've never seen any company offer an actual adapter, which would seem ideal, but that's just not a thing to my knowledge. Lifatec will make that cable as a special order, however due to the possibility of incompatibility that has nothing to do with their cable and everything to do with the components it connects, they offer it only as a special order with no guarantee it will work and a no returns policy.

View attachment 16673

Way back in the early 90s, Howard Mandel (RIP) of Altis Audio was the first person I can recall confirming that ST/SC-Toslink could indeed actually work, and he included a very nice glass cable with his higher end DACs. The Altis DACs actually had a similar though not identical SC optical connector (an HP standard I believe), and Howard would let the customer specify the other end as either SC, ST, or Toslink. Those cables were made for him by a medical device manufacturer in Connecticut.
That is a curious way to go about things. I think I’d have stuck with the high speed and throughput of the AT&T ST at the DAC end too.
 

Prime Minister

Site Owner
Staff member
One More item. Yamaha CX-10000 Centennial control center. Near perfect shape with manual and remote. 100v model, thicker shielded ofc power cord than the NA version (I’ve had both) and an overall more natural sound signature. Four new VCA’s have been installed, the rest tested 100%.
this is in the top 5% of the remaining 10000’s
$3500.00, which is $400 less than what I’m asking on the open market.
I can ship and have a bomb proof double box for it.
I will consider trades for a similar caliber preamp or other goody.
View attachment 16656View attachment 16657View attachment 16658View attachment 16659View attachment 16660View attachment 16661View attachment 16662View attachment 16663View attachment 16664
My goodness!
What a beautiful piece of equipment that is. I'd almost buy it just to look at it.
 
Some little bits about this.
1. In 1987 it was $7,500.00
2. That’s $3,000.00 more than the Onkyo Grand Integra M-510.
3. Krell KRS-200’s cost the same $7,500.00, and weighed 450 pounds between the two of them. There was no finer amplifier that year, and you paid the same.
4. There were many cars which could be had for less. Not Yugos either.
5. You were paying primarily for the excellent linestage and studio grade parametric in the CX-10000. In Japanese reviews, it beat out the Accuphase C-280L and V in overall SQ. In fact, it won awards and beat out just about everything that year.
6. It’s not a digital pre, it is an analog linestage with DAC’s built in and 48Khz A/D’s for the parametric.
But if you don’t use the digital in or the parametric, the signal isn’t digitally processed.
7. The DAC’s (when used via a digital out on a cd transport) are some of the best I’ve ever heard.
8. It is built like no other at 55 pounds.
7A9DBB7D-D3E2-4DC5-9DA0-E3D65106257D.jpeg
 
Looks like they copied the faceplate design of my Yamaha RX-530 receiver for that one:roflmao:. Interestingly enough, my RX-530 sounds fantastic. I got it about 4 years ago and when I first played it, the first thing that crossed my mind was "holy shit, this thing sounds like I just went back in time 30 years and this is what it must have sounded like brand new". This is the only piece of older gear that this thought has ever crossed my mind and I have plennnnnnty of older gear. The 530 is pristine, could pass as brand new, and I wonder if it was even ever used, or just stored in ideal conditions for 30 years. Champagne cheers!
 
Last edited:
Looks like they copied the faceplate design of my Yamaha RX-530 receiver for that one:roflmao:. Interestingly enough, my RX-530 sounds fantastic. I got it about 4 years ago and when I first played it, the first thing that crossed my mind was "holy shit, this thing sounds like I just went back in time 30 years and this is what it must have sounded like brand new". This is the only piece of older gear that this thought has ever crossed my mind and I have plennnnnnty of older gear. The 530 is pristine, could pass as brand new, and I wonder if it was even ever used, or just stored in ideal conditions for 30 years. Champagne cheers!
1990 for the RX-530, a few years later. Trickle down, I’d say. And a big old bump for some fun stuff.
 
Top