Old Phillips CD Players

My first player I ever bought(and still have)is a Phillips 880.It is similiar to the 960 and the CD 80.These machines are gorgeous and so well built.I am wondering if there are current mods that can be done to make it competitive with 1000.00 to 1500.00 players currently.Also if anyone owns one of the above machines,how do you think it compares to CD players today? John

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A friend swears by the CD 80 which he runs with custom pre, custom DAC, large VTL monoblocks and Martin Logan CLS speaks. It does hold its own.

I think you could have it modded as a one box player but would find a better transport for serious modding. A transport would eliminate a lot of superfluous circuitry and noise.