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Annoying newbie CD/SACD player question
 I didn't see your budget mentioned I have ~ 30 SACDs. I bought a Oppo 105 maybe 10 years ago specifically for them. I also had a Pioneer PD 65 for redbook, but it died. I replaced it with a Marantz HD CD-1, which also eventually died but before ... 
Seeking Budget CD Player Suggestions
Several years back I had a slightly modified (new chips) Pioneer PD 65 (inverted player) the only out was optical which wasn't very good  
What's in your CDP tonight? the minority report
Mac McAnally Southbound for Orchestra  
Transport Recommendations
@tyray Old man here/hear, I recognized nothing aside from the ET3 🤔  
Transport Recommendations
@jbuhl  😎  
Transport Recommendations
The Shanling ET3 looks to be great value, but Im more inclined toward the SCD1.3, a player/transport that plays SACDs too $1279  
Transport Recommendations
@tyray Ive owned a CDT 6000 for 2+ years. Great value. Never an issue, unless the remote batteries were too low. I highly recommend it, especially when they often show up used for ~ $350. That said, the Shanling appears to be even better, but at 3... 
Seeking Budget CD Player Suggestions
I have a Audiolab CDT 6000. It’s a really good transport, and reads many of my SACDs. They can be found on the used markets for ~ $350. Many are moving up to new transports like the Shanling ET3 $750 which I plan to upgrade to soon https://en.shan... 
Which Vintage CD Player To Use As A Transport?
Not a good idea because the dac outputs on old CD players leave a lot to be sonically desired and/or your replacement dac won't have the old outputs  
What's in your CDP tonight? the minority report
I watched the movie Yesterday, interesting plot, so I dug out Beatles # Ones. Ouch, very digital  
Best investment; cartridge or line stage?
Mad Scientist Contact Enhancer can work wonders when all connections are treated. Cartridge is the likely better upgrade. Be sure to treat the ends HTH  
New speakers unveiled from Clayton Shaw - Caladan
@vthokie83  Great report. I prefer OB to box speakers, especially when boxes are < 10K. If possible bring speakers out another foot. either way listen to a well known song from your seat, then stand up and walk toward the speakers. If the soun... 
A good cd transport for my Chord HugoTT2 DAC with Chord M-Scaler
I am quite happy with my CDT 6000, especially with upgraded iso devices, PC and coax cable, BUT, am budgeting for the new Shanlings              
Annoying newbie CD/SACD player question
I have ~ 50 SACDs with hybrid DSD layer. My CDT 6000 plays them well enough, BUT, Shanling just introduced an SACD transport for <$1400 that I am now budgeting for  
Preamp for a GaN-FET amp...
My GaN amp is a LSA Voyager GaN 350. My preamp of ~ 3 years is an Audio Alchemy DDP-1(pre/dac!) + PS 5 outboard power supply. Excellent match. I saw one for sale on US Audio for $1250, which IMO is a bargain, especially since the it and the amp ha...