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    I always thought you could plug say a CD player into any of those inputs tuner, aux or whatever ?.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tapid View Post
    I always thought you could plug say a CD player into any of those inputs tuner, aux or whatever ?.
    You can, and you will get an output - but it won't sound that good.
    Barry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    You can, and you will get an output - but it won't sound that good.
    Test that out, see what the difference is.... thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    It will sound terrible (flat and 'sat on') because a typical tuner input has a sensitivity of 100mV, whereas a CDP can put out as much as 2V.

    A friend of mine used to say how bad CDs sounded. It wasn't till I heard his setup (a Cambridge CDP, running into the radio input of a Harrison S200 integrated amp) did I understand what he meant. His amp was being overloaded by the CDP. A change of amp to one with a proper CD input sorted the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tapid View Post
    I always thought you could plug say a CD player into any of those inputs tuner, aux or whatever ?.
    usually you can, the amp Barry is talking about is from the early seventies and all of its line inputs were 110mv. QUAD 33 has the same issue. I have the other Black Tulip pre and CD is fine through the tuner input so I'd be surprised if yours was different. But I suppose it could be,
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    Giving this big Sony 530ES integrated I got off of Mike a run out:



    From 1990. Cost then was £300 so about a grand in today's money. Always wanted one of these back then, with the Gibraltar chassis and the big rotary volume control. I did buy it for one of my brothers who is after a new amp but not sure I want to part with it now, especially as it sounds better than I expected.

    I didn't expect it to be crap but I did have one of the ES power amps a while ago, the TA-N55ES and didn't rate that much at all, although the rest of the set-up was different back then so who knows?
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    Light is better today managed to get a better picture of it. Power amp underneath it is the Philips 380 'Black Tulip'.



    Been listening to this amp for a couple of days now, not felt the need to swap it out. I know there are some clunkers in the Sony ES range, this is certainly not one of them. They seem to go for what I paid which is around £130. Just a ridiculous bargain, especially when the cosmetic condition is pretty much mint like this one is.

    It's actually a better amplifier than my XTZ Class A100D3. Okay it's not quite in the top drawer but then very few amps are at any price. There's not that much in it, though.
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    It's certainly a decent looking bit of kit. If it sound good too you can't really go wrong for that sort of money.
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    Decided to have a full sort out and set it up properly, deserves more of a listen. Had a clean up and did some cable dressing, room for my tuner back in the rack now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    Light is better today managed to get a better picture of it. Power amp underneath it is the Philips 380 'Black Tulip'.



    Been listening to this amp for a couple of days now, not felt the need to swap it out. I know there are some clunkers in the Sony ES range, this is certainly not one of them. They seem to go for what I paid which is around £130. Just a ridiculous bargain, especially when the cosmetic condition is pretty much mint like this one is.

    It's actually a better amplifier than my XTZ Class A100D3. Okay it's not quite in the top drawer but then very few amps are at any price. There's not that much in it, though.
    A handsome-looking piece of kit, as one would expect from Sony. Looks like you got a bargain there Martin. Well done!
    Barry

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