In Reply to: Re: Can I get a decent used DAC fir ^$150? posted by Jeff Starr on April 29, 2001 at 11:36:07:
IF (big if) you are used to a quality sound from CD... The megachangers are a real disapointment. i tried some and had to take them back.. even trying them via my Adcom600 D/A (used right in your ballpark). The transport mechanism in the mega changers is totally junk. All the money went into the remote and 'bells and whistles'. Besides you have to PROGRAM 300 to 400 separate titles and decide HOW you want them in the unit. After programing 100 I was becoming psychotic. (If you DO get one make sure you get a keyboard) After trying all the toys in them I ultmatly chose a 5 disc changer as the best tradeoff.(and if you have a separate 'quality' player, then you have to get the disc you now want in the single FROM the mega. PITA!!
I have 5 jukeboxes. I enjoy them greatly for background music and at times even for more serious listening. I'm not sure that I have as discriminating an ear as others on this board, but with my modified P-3A and DXS the jukeboxes sound fine to me most of the time.
Because of the other issues you mentioned I refused to consider a jukebox until I found the Nirvis SLink-E. With a computer, it will download the info for the CD's from CDDB, keep a database of what disks are where, support random play (with no gaps), support gobs of searches, figure out when you've moved a CD from one slot to another, ...
Now I don't even keep the jewel boxes or liner notes for my CD's, they're all in my database. (The jukeboxes are cheaper than replacement cases :)
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