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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.
Hector


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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
808.6, HD621, Oppo 103EU, DSP5200SEs; 2xM3s, Oppo 105D Panasonic PVR, Panasonic plasma; F80
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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System #1 Trinnov Altitude 32-8-16, 808v6, DSP8000.2SE, DSP7200SEHC, Revel B112, Monitor Audio Silver 10, Paradigm 85F, ATI 200WX7 Amp, JVC RS15, Shunyata Triton V3, Sigma power cables, Black Diamond Zero Edge screen. QNAP TS-251 3TB, Roon Nucleus.

System #2 Mark Levinson No515 Turntable, No5805 integrated, Revel F228be.


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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STUDY 504, SB Touch, 2x MD600, C15, 808.6, 5200SE, Mac & PC, Prime+PS Grado GS1000i
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#285555 - 2019-05-27 14:31 Re: CD player suggetions [Re: CMB Integrations - Bruce]
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Only after having a 808 for a while do you really start to appreciate just how good a disc player it really is. While a quick demo session is usually pretty convincing, only after doing some demos for clients the other day who brought music I had not heard before did I realize this was something I should have done years ago.


www.cmbintegrations.com

System #1 Trinnov Altitude 32-8-16, 808v6, DSP8000.2SE, DSP7200SEHC, Revel B112, Monitor Audio Silver 10, Paradigm 85F, ATI 200WX7 Amp, JVC RS15, Shunyata Triton V3, Sigma power cables, Black Diamond Zero Edge screen. QNAP TS-251 3TB, Roon Nucleus.

System #2 Mark Levinson No515 Turntable, No5805 integrated, Revel F228be.


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#285559 - 2019-05-27 16:06 Re: CD player suggetions [Re: CMB Integrations - Bruce]
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Welcome to the 808v6 club, how versatile is this unit? For me the icing on the cake is full MQA out from analogue (also available from 818v3) to to my Prime HA. Magic!!!

Hector


AV: Thorens TD160B, SME, ShureV15MK2, 500, 598, 861v4, DSP7200.1LR, DSP3300HC Samsung UE55, SkyHD.
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STUDY 504, SB Touch, 2x MD600, C15, 808.6, 5200SE, Mac & PC, Prime+PS Grado GS1000i
HORIZONTAL: M80, MS200, Red Rose Spirit + Sonus Faber Toys
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