That's a very nice heavy metal chassis/transport dual TDA1540 DAC unit!Been some talk about the old digital players here lately, so let’s see what you have. Using or not post, some pictures of your vintage CD players.
Here’s mine. Magnavox FD2020
I don't think I've ever seen that. Did you find it in your magic closet?
Nice collection!I used to collect CD players for some reason. I sold or gave away all but a couple I use. All listed sounded good to me except the Denon DCD-3300 which is the first picture. Second picture is a Yamaha CD-1 their first home CD player and sold for 1800.00. The third picture is a McIntosh MCD-205 which I use. Forth is a Denon DCD-1650AR which is the best Denon I've heard. Fifth is a Sony 707 ESD which I really like the looks and sound of. Sixth is a Yamaha CDX-1120 which I like also. Seventh is a Denon DCD-2560 which I also liked.
I didn't like the sound. It sounded muddy to me. That could have just been me though. I didn't list the Denon DVD players I had/have. They included the 3920, 5900 and bcdi 3800. They are the equal of any of the CD players they made except for the DCD-1650AR.....maybe. From the 3900 up you can turn off all the video circuits for listening to CD's. Since a different laser is used for CD & DVD playback. Also the reason the 3910,20,30 series sound so good is they are their TOTL 5900's with a scaled down power supply. If I was looking for a good CD player I'd grab a Denon 3900 or 5900 series and be done.Nice collection!
What didn't you like about the big Denon?
I always admired the big Yamaha CDX-1120, and especially the CDX-2020. Never did find one though. Seemed a truly well made unit.