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#285092 - 2019-05-06 10:40 CD player suggetions
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I still have some clients stop by with CDs they would like to try on the reference system. I already have a 818v3 so adding a 808 would be a bit redundant. That said, I was looking for suggestions. I have access to many brands as a dealer so I am looking for some of your favorites. Looking for new items only.


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#285093 - 2019-05-06 11:16 Re: CD player suggetions [Re: CMB Integrations - Bruce]
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#285095 - 2019-05-06 12:31 Re: CD player suggetions [Re: CMB Integrations - Bruce]
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Simple. Add an 808v6 and sell the 818v3. No difference in SQ and very small investment for an M dealer, if a deal can be struck.
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Edited by Hector; 2019-05-06 12:40.
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#285106 - 2019-05-06 17:11 Re: CD player suggetions [Re: Hector]
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agreed, the 808v6 is an excellent disc spinner with the added bonus of the ID41/pre amp etc
other than that, the audio research cd9 is a very good player and DAC.
I also like the rega isis.


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#285175 - 2019-05-09 09:13 Re: CD player suggetions [Re: NavSWEDEN]
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I use an Oppo 103 solely as a music Blu-ray/SACD disc spinner. It is coupled to an 808 via a HD621. Cannot hear any difference if I put a CD in the Oppo c/w using the 808, albeit I don’t do so.

So if only had a 818, would suggest a current equivalent to the Oppo would be the way to go, albeit having to run the output through a HD621 or 722 is a bit of a nuisance. Thus you have the option of all three disc types.

PS in my opinion, the sound quality from Blu-ray Audio is significantly superior to CD for demonstrating the capabilities of the rest of the system.


William
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Edited by WilliamS; 2019-05-09 09:23.
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#285190 - 2019-05-09 14:39 Re: CD player suggetions [Re: WilliamS]
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When I had an 808.2i, spinning a disc natively vs Oppo SPDIF into it was worlds apart. Same now with 818v3 ID41 vs Oppo into 818.

If this is for demoing a reference system, I'd just swap out the 818v3 for an 808.6, as others have said, and have done.


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#285192 - 2019-05-09 15:21 Re: CD player suggetions [Re: 3dit0r]
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+1 for reference but Bruce may have other fish to fry wink


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#285198 - 2019-05-09 18:10 Re: CD player suggetions [Re: 3dit0r]
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Originally Posted By 3dit0r
When I had an 808.2i, spinning a disc natively vs Oppo SPDIF into it was worlds apart.
Exactly my experience when I had an 808.2i vs Oppo 93.

Cheers
George

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#285394 - 2019-05-16 23:55 Re: CD player suggetions [Re: CMB Integrations - Bruce]
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Meridian made me a deal I couldn't refuse on a 808v6 which will replace my demo 818v3. Although the Mark Levinson No519 was pretty tempting.


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Personal System #1 Trinnov Altitude 32-8-16, 808v6, DSP8000.2SE, DSP7200SEHC, Revel F228be, Revel B112, Monitor Audio Silver 10, ATI 200WX5 Amp, JVC RS15, Shunyata Denali 6000S, Sigma power cables, Black Diamond Zero Edge screen. QNAP TS-251 3TB
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Edited by CMB Integrations - Bruce; 2019-05-17 18:52.
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#285400 - 2019-05-17 13:29 Re: CD player suggetions [Re: CMB Integrations - Bruce]
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smirk cool wink
Simple Hector


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Edited by Hector; 2019-05-17 13:31.
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