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    Here's the TEAC, free post from Germany. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TEAC-CR-H....c100010.m2109

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    Quote Originally Posted by southall-1998_mk2 View Post
    Do you mean Dali Pico? I'm guessing they are even smaller then the Zensor 1!

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    Yes, sorry, that's them. Really fun little 'speakers. Remind me somewhat of my original Tablettes, from back in the day. It is amazing what sound can be had from modern, well matched components, for not a great deal of money. Is my multi thousand pound system 25-30 times good as the TEAC/Dali? of course not, to answer my own question.
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    I'm glad this thread came up as I intend on getting hold of a decent one of these 'silver' Denon systems for my lounge.

    Have had the lovely Technics CA10 system for some years and it is very good for it's purpose - https://www.google.com/search?q=tech...-dYrZKwLMb4PM:

    The amp with it's VU's is particularly nice.

    I too got rid of the original multi speakers and have always used it with Kef Q1's - Looks good and makes a lovely sound.

    Only been contemplating the Denon simply for a change of decor in the lounge, from the black CA-10 set up to the silver of the Denon

    When I do get the Denon, I'll search for some decent bookshelf speakers to pair it with
    My System:
    Amplification - Sansui AU-alpha 707 DR
    Turntable - Modified Technics SL1210 MK5G
    Mike New precision bearing, bearing base plate, ETP Platter
    Micro Seiki MA-202 tonearm, rewired, hybrid ceramic bearings
    Ortofon Cadenza Black moving coil cartridge - Fritz Gyger S re-tip
    Yannis Tome 423.5 Silver-Litz tonearm cable with KLEI Pure Silver Harmony plugs
    Ebony armboard
    Audio Technica MS-8 Magnesium headshell, Ortofon pure silver headshell leads
    Isonoe Isolation Feet
    Paul Hynes SR7EHD PSU (plus regulator modules), DCSXL pure-silver DC lead with Jaegar low impedance connector
    CDP - Pioneer PD-91
    Speakers - Spendor D7 on Soundcare SuperSpikes
    QED Silver Spiral speaker cable, Airlock plugs - bare wire amp end.
    Mains - Ultra Pure silver plated un-switched socket, Missing link EPS 500 silver plated plugs with Hi-Fi Tuning gold plated silver ceramic 13 amp fuses

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    Quote Originally Posted by southall-1998_mk2 View Post
    Any good? Thinking about getting one for the spare room.

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    I'm using one with a couple of wharfedale diamonds, bought it for TV, but it has made quite a good system in lounge.

    TV connection via optical, it also has dab radio, squeezebox duet connection via aux, CD player and USB. Complete with remote.

    Sounds very good indeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by southall-1998_mk2 View Post
    i shall be setting up this model for a friend who is changing from his denon 250pma amp and cd player . he will be using it with his old kef speakers and i have no doubt it will be fine , he is not an audiophile and has impaired hearing . also some years back set one up with some wharfdale for a friend and they have not stopped thanking me yet !

    i might add the latest one was 179 in richer sounds so currys a bit overpriced even if it includes speakers
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    One of the Teac ones a few years ago had a VRDS CD player in it, always thought I'd try one if I saw it come up local.

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    I bought the Denon D-M41DAB very recently as Richer Sounds were selling it for 179 without speakers. It's an excellent unit and has a really good FM tuner, which was my primary reason for buying.

    Hooked up to some Proac Tablette 10 as an experiment it has a good sense of rhythm but gets congested in complex tracks compared to the Exposure amp I was using. It sounds fine with simpler music and vocals. It's also on the warm side of neutral, which got rather noticeable at times. Better that than being too lean though, and it helps the system sound good at low levels. I'm still playing with speaker matching.

    My Trio KT5550 and NAD 3120 definitely sound better, but they take up more space and the Trio tuner can be hissy by comparison. The Denon also has remote control and presets, which the Trio doesn't. Overall I'm happy I bought it.

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    This would fit the bill?
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/teac-h500....c100008.m2219

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Teac-Refere...wAAOSwJ6Vb4KVi

    I have the U.S. version of this CDP and it sounded better than my Music Hall.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/TEAC-CD-H75...jpmM:rk:1:pf:0
    Mine is in black , I use it as a transport to a Tube DAC but really love how the internal Dac sounds on it's own too.
    This small CDP is a giant killer.
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    Back in the early to mid 90s Onkyo made some beautifully made and sounding micro components. Build quality was like Swiss made stuff. I remember selling these and in no way for the price were they poor cousins to full size similarly priced stuff. The Teac Reference series 300 and 500 kit is excellent, though the 300 series CD player can be a bit unreliable.

    In my kitchen I run an Onkyo micro and Proac Super Tablets, very nice sound, works well.
    Regards Neil

    System 1 (Living Room) : Vinyl: AMG Giro Turntable, AMG Giro Reference PSU, AMG 9W2 Tonearm, AMG Reference Armcable, Air Tight PC3 MC Cartridge PhonoStage: Passlabs Xono Digital: Esoteric P5 SACD Transport and Esoteric P 5 DAC, Sony HAP Z1es Digital File Player + Audioquest Jitter Bug, Computer Audio: Veracity Audio Mystra DAC + HP laptop + iFi Audio i Power, Wireworld Starlight USB + Audioquest Jitter Bug Tuner:Kenwood KT 7020 Cassette Tape: Nakamichi CR5e Amplification: Pre-Amplifier Meridian G02 Power-Amplifier Meridian G56 Speakers: Anthony Gallo Reference 3.1 Audio Cabling: Signal - Atlas Mavros, Audience AU24 Speaker - Atlas Mavros. Mains Cabling: Audience AU24, Analysis Plus, TCI. Mains Distribution: Mark Grant Distribution Blocks, Mark Grant DC Blocker Equipment Tables: Target Audio B series + Track Audio Isolation Spikes Isolation/ Platforms: Bright Star Audio Isonodes, BASE 01, SSC Platforms.

    System 2 (Music Room) : Vinyl: Turntable 1 Loricraft Garrard 401 Turntable + SME 5 Tonearm, Graham IC70 Tonearm Cable + VDH MC10 cartridge Turntable 2 Modified Technics 1200 turntable + Triplannar 7 Tonearm + VDH Frog Gold Cartridge + Paul Hynes SR7 PSU Turntable 3 SME Model 20 Turntable + Graham Phantom Tonearm + Graham IC70 Tonearm Cable, Ortofon MC5200 Cartridge PhonoStage: Balanced Audio Technology VK10se Digital: Moon Andromeda CD Player, Toshiba 9500 DVD Audio Player Computer Audio: AMR DP777 DAC + Dell Laptop + iFi Audio i Power + JKenny JKSPIDIF + Wireworld Starlight USB Tuners: Kenwood 8300 Tuner, Revox B760 Tuner, Leak Troughline Tuner + EAR Stereo Decoder, Magnum Dynalab Signal Sleuth FM Amplifier ReelToReel Tape: Revox B77 mk 2, Revox A77 mk3, Sony TC-377 Cassette Tape: Nakamichi DR10 Pre-Amplifier: Balanced Audio Technology VK52se Power-Amplifier: Music Reference RM200 mk1 Speakers: Anthony Gallo Reference 3.5 Audio Cabling: Signal - Audience AU24, Kimber KCAG, Audio Note ANVs, Barry Hunt Cables Speaker - XLO Type 6. Mains Cabling: Audience AU24, TCI. Mains Distribution: Mark Grant and Russ Andrews Equipment Tables: Clear Light Audio Aspekt Tacks Isolation/Platform: SSC, Bright Star Audio Isonodes, Naim Frame Record Cleaner: Hanns Audio


    System 3 (Bed Room) - CD Player Marantz CD7, Headphone Amplifier: Audio Valve RKV2 OTL Valve Headphones: Grado GS 1000, Sennheiser 560 Ovation2, Sennheiser 410SL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalek Supreme D L View Post
    Back in the early to mid 90s Onkyo made some beautifully made and sounding micro components. Build quality was like Swiss made stuff. I remember selling these and in no way for the price were they poor cousins to full size similarly priced stuff. The Teac Reference series 300 and 500 kit is excellent, though the 300 series CD player can be a bit unreliable.

    In my kitchen I run an Onkyo micro and Proac Super Tablets, very nice sound, works well.
    I can say with absolute certain tee , My Teac CD H750 is truly amazing for it's price. I had a Music Hall CD 25.2 and the Denon sounded so much better,
    dac chip? I don't know but it replaced it . I use a tube DAC so the Denon just has transport duty. I know ones and zeros should not make a difference but I still prefer the Teac.
    I some times think the DAC chip is a very small component in the over all sound and the over all circuit and filtering has more to do with it. I invite those with more knowledge to enlighten me.

    Below are the specs for both.

    https://musichallaudio.com/wp-conten...yer-manual.pdf

    http://audio.teac.com/product/cd-h750/


    My DAC http://www.musicdirect.com/documents/pdf/AJDFXTDAC.pdf
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