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Marantz CD6006 + DAC vs Arcam CDS50 for best redbook cd sonics?
I tried using the Marantz as a transport and the Oppo udp-205 as a dac with the coax out on the Marantz.Not so good.The oppo still sounds better on cds by a good margin when used by itself, believe it or not.But the oppo is modded with a oppomod l... 
Marantz CD6006 + DAC vs Arcam CDS50 for best redbook cd sonics?
Fuzztone, what do you personally recommend? 
Marantz CD6006 + DAC vs Arcam CDS50 for best redbook cd sonics?
Thanks for your replies.No, I haven't tried marantz cd6006 as a transport and oppo udp-205 as a dac yet.Fuzztone, my budget limit right now is $1,500.00. 
Causes of CD player skipping?
Update.It worked!!I took the cover off, cleaned the rails, lubed them, and the player works perfectly normal now.Thanks to all of you for saving me some major bucks at the repair shop!I called the local repair shop Wednesday and they told me my la... 
Causes of CD player skipping?
If it is indeed the laser guide rail lube that is dried up,what kind of lubricant is used to relube them?Thanks for your replies so far. 
Anyone switich to all Signal Cable wired system?
I have been using Signal Cable Silver Resolution RCA interconnects from my CD Player, and Silver Resolution XLR's from my preamp to amp, as well as Signal Cable Magic Power Cords on my amp and preamp with superior results!Be patient with break-in,... 
Parasound JC-2 character?
Ok then,Another question:Should I have my Parasound P/LD-2000 preamp modded, or find a used Parasound Halo JC-2 preamp for best sonics?Thanks. 
Parasound JC-2 character?
To anyone who has owned, heard, or compared both:In what ways is the Parasound Halo JC-2 preamp sonically superior to the older top-of-the-line Parasound P/LD-2000 preamp?Is it a subtle improvement, or a big improvement?Are there any things at all... 
Uneven Temperature of 2-channel Parasound A23 Amp
Morgandogge,Thanks for the compliments.It could be adjusted by a casual listener, but you would need to find out from Parasound where the bias adjusters are inside the amp.The only problem that I could see that this might cause would be a slight i... 
Uneven Temperature of 2-channel Parasound A23 Amp
Sounds to me like the bias is out of adjustment on one of the channels. 
Aesthetix Calypso VS ARC Reference 3
I used to be a non-believer in power cords as well...No more!While I do not believe in spending big bucks on power cords, I will say this:I have never heard two power cords that sound alike.They may just be "a few feet of wire between your compone... 
Need help What monoblock power amps for bass?
If you want monoblocks with the convenience of a SINGLE chassis, I would consider a used Parasound HCA-3500 power amp.The unit is fully dual-mono, has lots and lots of power and current, and even has seperate power cords for each channel!This amp ... 
Improve the Sound of your Parasound HCA3500
Hello all,Sorry to resurrect such an old thread, but I cannot contain my enthusiasm for the Parasound HCA-3500.I owned one in the past and sold it, but decided to buy another used one a few weeks back.Out of the box it was sort of harsh, forward, ... 
Parasound P/LD-2000, strengths and weaknesses?
Johnss,You mean the power transformer itself is small, instead of the power supply, don't you?The power supply itself is huge, and has almost 92,000 uF of storage capacitance.Also, do you mean a transformer rated at 400 VA instead of 400 watts?Tha... 
Parasound Halo A21 or Rotel RB-1090?
OOPS, WRONG THREAD!I got this thread mixed up with my recent thread about the Parasound Halo A21 vs Parasound HCA-3500.Sorry to intrude in your thread, audio_girl.