The Data II spins CDs and LP-sized laserdiscs. The Data Basic II spins CDs only. I'm not familiar with the Data III. There is no such thing as a Data Basic III; the Pro Basic III is a DAC, not a transport. Last year my nine year old Data Basic II required a trip to the factory for a lube job and to replace some capacitors. Figure on a few hundred to factory fix yours if it breaks. Nothing lasts forever. For $500, Proceed transports are worth a look but I heard the factory went under a while back. Nowadays, few companies are making CD-only transports.
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