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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:38 pm 
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Done the same test. My ears aren't good enough to distinguish between them either.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:33 am 
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That's what I found, so I ripped all my CDs to a hard drive and sold my CD player.


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Toys arrived today. It’s getting serious now...........

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:20 pm 
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Ooh, what have you got there?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:42 pm 
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xerxes wrote:
Ooh, what have you got there?


Snake oil! :lol: :oops: :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:52 pm 
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I have had a couple of months of not being able to ride due to a little op so I concentrated on researching affordable upgrades to my system. These have included a precision sub platter to reduce wow and flutter. It does. A new nutrile/cork mix mat to reduce static. It does. And a big investment in a Vincent PHO-8 phono stage with linear psu to reduce hum and interference from surrounding equipment. This allegedly also has a
Warmer more tube like output with more bass. It does.

I also have a vintage planar 3 plinth, lid and motor incoming. All the TT upgrades will be transferred to that and the rp1 returned to original spec for sale. I’ll then get a 24v rega motor to make the old girl sing like a bird.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:42 pm 
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It's difficult to gage size from the picture; I thought you'd bought a couple of mono power amps.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:07 pm 
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Mono power amps would be a good idea!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:23 pm 
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Can you knowledgeable chaps rate this set up for me, in terms of, is it any good....? Without getting too technical! I've been given it as a customer has upgraded, and I really liked the look of this for years. Super cool, as they reckon it's all at least 30, if not nearer 40, years old....retro, which is exactly what I was after.

Phillips CD840 CD player
Rotel RA611 amp
Monitor Audio System R252 speakers
Target speaker stands

And a lovely ancient wooden cupboard that's nothing to do with stereos but they had the set up housed in it and wanted shot of that too! :D


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:40 pm 
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Cd players didn't physically exist until 1981 so it's not 40 years old, first production units appeared around1982/3

Amp is 44 years old though! If its big, silver and covered in knobs

It is a nice budget system, add a Bluetooth dongle and you'll be able to stream music/ radio from your phone etc


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