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  1. Selling for £1,750 including courier charges within UK (RRP new is £3,700) is my Leema Antila IIS CD player. Bought new in August 2017. This is the latest version with the new high quality metal remote which also controls other Leema devices via their LIPs system. Comes with original packaging and manuals, etc. Condition is excellent with no visible marks that I can see. Fantastic sound and build quality - please see reviews on internet. Only selling as I am moving to DAC/streaming and don't have shelf room for both .
  2. I bought this specifically as a peerless source for CD but it actually does so much more. Including playing 4kHD, SACD, Blu-ray upscaling to 4K etc.It can also utilise its inbuilt DAC to play network files via LAN or wireless. It is in immaculate working condition and comes with all boxing, remote, USB dongle. I am looking for offers in the region of £1650.00 not including postage. Please do get in contact with any questions. I have included some info below. Plus here is a link to the user manual. https://www.primare.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/BD32-MkII-User-Guide.pdf The award-winning Primare BD32 received world-wide acclaim by establishing elevated standards of high resolution audio and video replay. The new BD32 MkII builds on this excellent platform by including 4K upscaling and Netflix support, combined with further improved power supply design for even lower noise. The BD32 MkII is a high quality true multi-format/multi-channel Blu-ray, DVD, CD, SACD and DVD-A disc player combined with a high performance media player. It has the ability to convert any audio format to PCM or play them in their native formats, including DSD. The built-in media player can reproduce files (music, video, pictures) at up to 24/192 resolution from USB and DLNA compatible sources via a wired network, and Wi Fi with the USB dongle supplied. The BD32 MkII is equipped with a proprietary Primare audio stage, multiple custom engineered power supplies, a superior user interface, and comprehensive input and control functions. Audiophile Topology: Audio: The Primare audio circuit is capable of decoding all native audio formats including DSD, Dolby True HD and DTS Master audio. It has a fully-balanced stereo (XLR) output, an unbalanced stereo RCA output, and an 8-channel unbalanced RCA (7.1 multi-channel) output. The stereo output circuitry uses the flagship Crystal DSD DAC CS4398 in conjunction with Primare’s signature fully-balanced analogue output stage comprising Burr-Brown OPA2134 OP-Amps, WIMA and EPCOS polypropylene filter capacitors and large MELF resistors; and a single-ended output stage comprising a single MOSFET transistor fed by an active current source rather than passive resistors. As in the BD32, the SACD (DSD) circuit has its own dedicated relay-controlled-filter signal path. The multi-channel output stage is a scaled-down version of the stereo output stage, driven by a Crystal CS4382A multi-channel DSD DAC in conjunction with an analogue stage comprising Burr Brown OPA2134 OP-Amps, WIMA and NPO SMD capacitors and large MELF resistors. Extremely low inductance Sanyo OS-con capacitors and locally placed voltage regulators are used where required on the DAC board. The mute circuits are entirely relay-controlled, which is an audiophile approach, unlike the bipolar transistors and MOSFET switches commonly used for muting. Together these engineering choices result in a very high quality audio stage. Noise and THD are extremely low according to the objectives of Primare design. Audiophile topology – Video: The BD32 MkII adds 4K (3840 x 2160) up-scaling capabilities to all video sources, transforming picture definition with four times the resolution of Full HD 1080p. HDMI 1 is the primary output, run by the Marvell Qdeo Kyoto-G2 video processor for up-scaling and video adjustment functions, as well as aspect ratio conversion (stretch zoom) to 2.35:1 (with anamorphic lens). If the A/V processor in the main zone is 3D (HDMI 1.4a) compatible then audio and video may be sent via HDMI 1. If the A/V processor is not 3D compatible then HDMI 1 video output can be sent to the display while HDMI 2 carries the HD audio (including DSD, Dolby True HD and DTS Master Audio) simultaneously to the processor. Audiophile topology – Power Supply: In the BD32 MkII Primare has further isolated the power supplies for transport, video board and display from the sensitive audio section by using individual power supplies for each of these sections. We use a separate master switch mode power supply for the mech/video/display section and a very quiet C-core transformer for the audio section, similar to that deployed by our reference PRE60 preamplifier. The BD32 MkII’s analogue power supply utilises an expanded 82000uF capacitor bank (larger than its predecessor), split between many smaller 2200 and 4700uF capacitors for lower ESR (Equivalent Series Resistance). Power is first pre-regulated by LM317/337 regulators and then fed to a super-fast, entirely discrete regulation circuit placed as close as possible to the analogue side of the DAC board. DSD File Support: BD32 MkII is capable of playing DSD files via USB hard drives, USB thumb drives, and SMB. The file will need to use either the DFF or DSF file extension, and the supported sampling rate is 2.8224 MHz (DSD64). Both stereo and multi-channel files are supported. To play DSD files in DFF or DSF format, simply copy the files to a USB hard drive or thumb drive, plug in the drive to one of the USB ports on the BD32MkII player, and browse for the file from the “Music” entry on the player’s Home Menu. DSD files shared via SMB can be accessed from the “Network” entry on the player’s Home Menu. User interface: The BD32 MkII incorporates the white OLED display that has proved so popular with I32 and CD32 owners. The colour of the OLED can be changed to Primare green. As with all Primare products, the front panel’s display circuitry is isolated from the sensitive audio/video signal circuits by a discrete section of the player’s aluminium chassis. Features and Benefits High performance 4K ready multi-format/multi-channel player Blu-ray, DVD, CD, SACD, DVD-A, DSD and media Dual simultaneous HDMI 1.4a outputs (3D) Proprietary Primare audio stage with top spec Crystal DSD DAC and custom analogue stage Multiple custom-engineered power supplies OLED user interface Available in Black
  3. Imagine if all DACs and CD players didn't sound the same... hey, humour me here. Mike (Stylesound) popped round this afternoon for a coffee and a natter: Mike might like to add to what follows. Those wammers with a memory (there must be one, surely?) may recall that I bought the heart of my vintage Pioneer Urushi-design system (M-90 power amp, C-90 pre-amp, Prologue 100 floorstanders) from Mike last year. I have since added the contemporaneous PD-91 CD player, F-91 tuner, CT-91 cassette player and earlier PL-530 turntable. Conversation turned to the Arcam RingDAC-based CD players as Mike has been engaged in conversations about how they stack up against the multi-format DV139 which I also own and which some have been hailing as a great value alternative... and a mini-bake-off was born. Arcam CD23T vs Arcam DV139 vs (legendary, apparently: Eddie-Baby, your ears should be burning!) Pioneer PD-91. Rest of system: Arcam A39, Celef LS8's, REL Strata II, Isotek GII MiniSub, ProAc Signature Black speaker cable, custom Thai/eBay interconnects, LAT AC-2 mains cables, Custom Design Oak rack, comfy cushions, Booths' Columbian coffee. Just one track: Jamie Woon's Night Air from the album Mirrorwriting. The incumbent Arcam CD23T was up first: an engaging listen across the spectrum - clear treble, lovely midrange, crisp and powerful bass, notably where the winding bass kicks in around 90 secs in. Arcam and dCS may have fallen out and failed to agree commercial terms to continue to deploy the superb RingDAC after its first few years but that DAC is legendary for a reason. Next up the Arcam DV139: these machines are superb as a DVD player, with upscaling that works wonders. £1800 (!) new, now £300-400ish used: a "barg" as my kids would say. Conveniently the DV139 handles DVD-A (not tried) and SACD (excellent) as well as CD via its "CD DIrect" circuitry which I have never tried (why would I with a CD23T to hand?). So should Mike consider one as an excellent value and format-agnostic player? Well, no. I described the SQ as "thin" with which Mike agreed, though we didn't have a micrometer to hand to measure the thinness (sorry, Serge ). Just not emotionally engaging at all. I'd strongly recommend this player to anyone looking for a DVD player which will wring the best out of their "legacy lo-res" movies and will enjoy hi-res audio as a bonus, but it was a pale shadow of the CD23T from the same Arcam stable. Finally the Pioneer PD-91: from 1990ish when Pioneer were pulling out all the stops to show just how good Japanese engineeering could be. Ridiculously over-engineered with for example a copper honeycomb chassis and an externally mounted transformer on which the mounting screws were to be tightened only for shipping so it could be decoupled from the rest of the player during playback. More buttons for playback options than a sane person would consider using if they wanted to spend more time listening to music than setting up the litening experience... Mad but beautiful. Eddie-Baby, look away now: legendary it may be, and enjoyable it was today, with lovely clear treble and mid. But the bass was noticeably muddy compared with the Arcam CD23T. The winner: Arcam CD23T. And by, to me, a surprising margin. This was not one of those repeat-listening-marginal-differences sessions and did not need to be. If you're into that sort of thing (and most wammers are distinctly not) the only difference not documented above is that the CD23T was plugged into the Isotek GII MiniSub and the other two CDPs went straight into the wall. If that explains the performance difference then I'll electrocute myself with my own filthy mains. A great afternoon - thanks Mike.
  4. My vintage Pioneer PD-91 plays red book CDs perfectly. My Arcam CD players also play CD-R but the Pioneer doesn't like them - they sound perfect but the music is interrupted by spikes/stutters a few times a minute and I'm concerned I might do some damage to the player. (FYI: all my CDs have been uploaded via iTunes and are stored as ALAC files on my Synology NAS. When I want to take a copy of a CD I just burn a CD-R from iTunes). I have had a poke around t'interweb and it seems the problem is nothing to do with format (like CD-RW which many older players don't like) but all down to the difference between how commercial CD's are "pressed" and how domestic CD-R's are made. And that ultimately manifests itself as the reflectivity of the surface, specifically lack of reflectivity on CD-R's. Someone has suggested Sony discs might be better than most and I'm happy to give that a shot though I suspect the issue is one of design not brand. I would appreciate any other suggestions. Otherwise I'll just need to stick to playing original CDs on the PD-91. Which is fine, though if I take my vintage rig to Scalford 2018 it would have been nice to have a disc of my favourite tracks rather than swapping discs every time... Thanks, Nigel
  5. Black Arcam Diva CD72 Cd Player, black in excellent condition. Comes with original remote control, mains cable and user manual. Our price £139.