My "new" "old" CDP...

Discussion in 'All Things Digital' started by Celt, May 16, 2018.

  1. Celt

    Celt Forever Plaid

    I know many here will throw up when they see this...but I ran across it recently and it was in such fantastic shape, I couldn't pass it up. It was made 34 years ago by Yamaha for Soundesign. I am amazed by how good it sounds...god knows, it sounds better than my first Sony did...I called that thing "Miss Gritty Kitty". But, it has all the shortcomings of the early players. It doesn't like discs over an hour long...it will skip when bumped and like all early players...it's persnickety about whether it can read a CD-R or not. I also find it cool to see the disc spinning around in it!

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  2. je2a3

    je2a3 Junior Member

    80s cool CD player, thanks for posting!
     
  3. TubeHiFiNut

    TubeHiFiNut Administrator Staff Member

    I like it. :)
     
  4. Don C

    Don C Active Member

    A component CD player? Kinda cool, actually!
     
  5. Mister Pig

    Mister Pig Active Member

    I bet it would sound better if you would put a real power cord on it! :p

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    Mister Pig
     
  6. Celt

    Celt Forever Plaid

    Alright...TOM.... ;)
     
  7. fiddlefye

    fiddlefye Senior Member

    Cool! I've never encountered one of those. I like that they put the manufacturing date right out there on the back so you don't have to go hunting to find out when the thing was made. I have a few early players, but the oldest in the house is a Nakamishi OMS-7. It too has a bit of trouble with some discs, but the 1-bit DAC and completely discrete output stage sound very nice - rather like 7 1/2 ips RTR only without the hiss.
     

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