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  1. #21
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    Iíve never heard one but these are meant to be up there with the best Transports ever made:

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F222798696660

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    Quote Originally Posted by farflungstar View Post
    Thanks guys but call me old fashioned is really like a player and tangible media.

    Yes having tangible media certainly has a certain added sense of being involved/with/control of the music. Whatever cdp you get (two box, top loader, single unit or whatever) I highly recommend that you ensure it has the ability of also taking an external digital source. This way you can, at a very low cost, try out streaming local digital files or files from the internet. Try not to lock yourself out from this possibility.

    Judging from your other stuff I'm sure you will be getting a top quality CDP which will have a top quality DAC on board. Good to be able to access that DAC in more than one way.

    just my 2p
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    The guy will ship but having read dozens and dozens of opinions it seems although it's a good machine it really benefits from a GNS mod which can only be done in the states. The mod is serious money which is fine but customs and Spain are a nightmare. Hmmm
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    I hold a torch for the original Shangling CDP with the valve output stage. Don’t see many of them about these days though and the ones that come up go for almost as much as when they were new.
    ~Paul~

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    Quote Originally Posted by farflungstar View Post
    The guy will ship but having read dozens and dozens of opinions it seems although it's a good machine it really benefits from a GNS mod which can only be done in the states. The mod is serious money which is fine but customs and Spain are a nightmare. Hmmm
    Hi Adrian,

    If it helps, I've heard these CDPs in the past and they're FAB! With valves, and your Tannoys, it will be a match made in heaven, as the Opus has a very open, lucid, detailed but grain-free sound - one could almost call it 'vinyl-like'. It is firmly from the 'musical sounding' school of digital replay, free from 'glare', yet brim-full of insight, and from an era when CDPs were 'done right'...

    At the price being asked, and in that condition, the unit on pfm is a veritable bargain... My advice? Snap it up now before someone else beats you to it!!!

    Marco.
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    I'm considering going the other way back to vinyl and may even part with my Lector CDP 7 mk III which is about as good as CDPs get...

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    Exactly what I thought

    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Hi Adrian,

    If it helps, I've heard these CDPs in the past and they're FAB! With valves, and your Tannoys, it will be a match made in heaven, as the Opus has a very open, lucid, detailed but grain-free sound - one could almost call it 'vinyl-like'. It is firmly from the 'musical sounding' school of digital replay, free from 'glare', yet brim-full of insight, and from an era when CDPs were 'done right'...

    At the price being asked, and in that condition, the unit on pfm is a veritable bargain... My advice? Snap it up now before someone else beats you to it!!!

    Marco.

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    The Lector is an incredible unit!
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    Told the guy I'll sleep on it. Seems like a decent bloke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alcarmichael View Post
    I’ve never heard one but these are meant to be up there with the best Transports ever made:

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F222798696660
    I had a Tag DVD32R for several years and it was ok. Dreadfully temperamental even after the fixes and the sound wasn't quite what it was cracked up to be. I tried it with Tag DAC20; AV32R and the Young DAC. When it packed up (again) I replaced it with a Primare BD32 which is streets better.

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