How does the Jolida JD-100 compare to...

I've seen alot of comparisons to CDP's that sell used for less than $1000, but can anyone report how this CD player compares to higher end units? I've got an Arcam CD23, and would like to know if anyone has done any comparisons. Or how about some other very good units, such as the Theta Miles, Cary upper end players, and others.

All relevant observations would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Great review, Buxter66. I own the Jolida too, and I agree with your summation. Off the shelf Jolidas sound wonderful. They sound deciedly better, when fitted with YOUR tubes. That is something everyone has too explore for themselves.

This isn't the first time I've heard someone rate the Jolida over the over three times more costly Cary.

Peter, if you are looking at used CDPS in the $1000 range, then it would be crazy not to audition a NEW Jolida 100 for only $900. Used CDPS are a mine field.
I personally much prefer the 5751 tube group than any of the ATX tubes. There is a variety of them available at reasonable cost. One negative, they have a lower output than the ATX tubes by some 25%. Teles will last longer than any. On most speakers, ATX tubes sound OK. If you have ultra transparent speakers like an electrostat, you will hear the differences.

What telescopes do you trade in?
Hi Bob

I have a friend who recently bought Green Mountain speakers. He is powering them with a Wadia and Levinson. It passes my trusty Leo Kottke test disk with flying colors - almost no do. He auditioned Renault speakers too, and they were great as well. Dynamic driver speakers have come a long way in sonic purity. I am a die hard dipole lover. Scintillas are my present speakers.

The only scope I have is the Televue 85. I use it for daytime photography and nature viewing mostly - had some good views of Jupiter. It makes a killer 600mm lens.

5751 tubes are where you find them. Check out any of the net tube vendors. They will all have some of one brand or the other.