CD Versus Vinyl

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You may know me from such films as I love vinyl, and I can't find a cd player that doesn't hurt my ears.

Well I've jsut been thinking about the other thread which said about £1k cdp beating a £1k TT (new prices)

So for a grand I would put together a Nottingham analogue horizon with a Music Maker III cart.

What would you put in the ring for CD or TT?

I want to see what I can listen to at dealers to settle this in my mind once and for all
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Ant wrote:

You may know me from such films as I love vinyl, and I can't find a cd player that doesn't hurt my ears.Well I've jsut been thinking about the other thread which said about £1k cdp beating a £1k TT (new prices)

So for a grand I would put together a Nottingham analogue horizon with a Music Maker III cart.

What would you put in the ring for CD or TT?

I want to see what I can listen to at dealers to settle this in my mind once and for all
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i agree with you, get the nottinham analogue and stuff the critics, cd's are a convinient compromise, having said that there are some that can be very enjoyable, :dude:

 
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the cdp in question may be the new cambridge 840 when it's released, looks good on paper, dunno what it sounds like, was just musing
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Onion, having ownwed an x ray in the past, good though it is for the cash, it can be easily bettered, don't judge all cd replay the same.
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the cdp in question may be the new cambridge 840 when it's released, looks good on paper, dunno what it sounds like, was just musing
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Onion, having ownwed an x ray in the past, good though it is for the cash, it can be easily bettered, don't judge all cd replay the same.
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i always had great respect for the x-ray cd, i was one of the first to own one, lived with me many a musical years, loved it.
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analoguekid wrote:
the cdp in question may be the new cambridge 840 when it's released, looks good on paper, dunno what it sounds like, was just musing
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Onion, having ownwed an x ray in the past, good though it is for the cash, it can be easily bettered, don't judge all cd replay the same.
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i always had great respect for the x-ray cd, i was one of the first to own one, lived with me many a musical years, loved it.
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I liked it too, had one for 5 years, just played what was on the disc, but since moving on I can see it's limitations, would be happy with one again though, especially for a second system, sugden a21 se and standmounters, would be sublime i reckon

 
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analoguekid wrote:

onion wrote:
analoguekid wrote:
the cdp in question may be the new cambridge 840 when it's released, looks good on paper, dunno what it sounds like, was just musing
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Onion, having ownwed an x ray in the past, good though it is for the cash, it can be easily bettered, don't judge all cd replay the same.
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i always had great respect for the x-ray cd, i was one of the first to own one, lived with me many a musical years, loved it.
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I liked it too, had one for 5 years, just played what was on the disc, but since moving on I can see it's limitations, would be happy with one again though, especially for a second system, sugden a21 se and standmounters, would be sublime i reckon
i wish i could help but i also want one for keep sake, at present i must admit i am quite happy with my nu-vista 3 d , would never part with it. sublime that word got me innice trouble, hence i got married. :dude:

 
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Sonneteer Byron - comes in at exactly £1K and does analogue-alike like few others I've heard at this price.

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Ant wrote:

You may know me from such films as I love vinyl, and I can't find a cd player that doesn't hurt my ears.
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Funny, I thought I knew you from "When things get knocked, spilled and fall out of cupboards".:lwink:

CD player for a Grand that won't hurt your ears you say? Well I haven't heard one yet, but these Vincent CD players have valves in em you know. Also the Unico has a valve type output stage. Theys are aboot un grannnd oi fink.

 
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earl of sodbury wrote:

Sonneteer Byron - comes in at exactly £1K and does analogue-alike like few others I've heard at this price.
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NEXT TIME YOU SPEAK TO REMO, SAY HELLO SARCASTICLY, NICE GUY , REMMENBER THE CAMPION ,SAID ME.

 

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Ant wrote:

You may know me from such films as I love vinyl, and I can't find a cd player that doesn't hurt my ears.Well I've jsut been thinking about the other thread which said about £1k cdp beating a £1k TT (new prices)

So for a grand I would put together a Nottingham analogue horizon with a Music Maker III cart.

What would you put in the ring for CD or TT?

I want to see what I can listen to at dealers to settle this in my mind once and for all
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Agree with turntable but not the cartridge also is the total price for turntable deck arm and cartridge ?
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Hawk wrote:

What are you all like
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Wax drums are the pinnacle of hifi reproduction
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nice hearing ade. :dude:

 

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Oooh a challenge
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I'll assume the £1k is to include the cartridge and also the phono pre - to be a truly fair comparison and assuming most modern amps, that's only fair, even though it handicaps the vinyl side a bit.

I'd say Pro-Ject Xperience

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[align=left]Comes with Ortofon Rondo Red

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and for a preamp the Graham Slee Gram Amp 3 Fanfare

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Totals £895, give or take a penny and if you want to take it to the £1000 two pairs of 0.8m VdH The Name interconnect - deck to pre, pre to amp so you've got quality solid core copper from arm to amp. [/align]

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[align=left]would take it to £985.

It can of course be had cheaper than that as a package
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I suspect it would give said CDP a run for its money

PS. a NAS Horizon combo would be a pretty good front runner as well.

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onion wrote:

Hawk wrote:
What are you all like
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:nup:
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:nup:
glum.gif.19305e5ca189352e84c85f8ec971e437.gif
:nup:

Wax drums are the pinnacle of hifi reproduction
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:roll:
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nice hearing ade. :dude:
will sound better than a certain deck from scotland though.
 
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Uncle Ants wrote:

Oooh a challenge
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I'll assume the £1k is to include the cartridge and also the phono pre - to be a truly fair comparison and assuming most modern amps, that's only fair, even though it handicaps the vinyl side a bit.

I'd say Pro-Ject Xperience

[align=center]
Project-Xperience1.jpg
[/align]

[align=left]Comes with Ortofon Rondo Red

[/align]

[align=center]
Ortofon-Rondo-Red11.jpg
[/align]

[align=left]

and for a preamp the Graham Slee Gram Amp 3 Fanfare

[/align]

[align=center]
Graham-Slee-Gram-Amp3-Fanfare-Phono-Preamp1.jpg
[/align]

[align=left]

Totals £895, give or take a penny and if you want to take it to the £1000 two pairs of 0.8m VdH The Name interconnect - deck to pre, pre to amp so you've got quality solid core copper from arm to amp. [/align]

[align=center]
vdh-name1.jpg
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[align=left]would take it to £985.

It can of course be had cheaper than that as a package
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I suspect it would give said CDP a run for its money

PS. a NAS Horizon combo would be a pretty good front runner as well.

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yes, i have one of the x-pack with the speed box se , super, still my avid does well also , the x-pack is great value for sound. :dude:

 
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rudolph hucker wrote:

onion wrote:
Hawk wrote:
What are you all like
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:nup:
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:nup:
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:nup:
glum.gif.19305e5ca189352e84c85f8ec971e437.gif
:nup:

Wax drums are the pinnacle of hifi reproduction
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:roll:
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:roll:
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nice hearing ade. :dude:
will sound better than a certain deck from scotland though.
do they still make decks in scotland? :dude:

 

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