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After 29 years as the original owner, this daily player finally bought the farm.
GREAT dynamics and the ability to track anything, made it such a joy to listen to!
I have an old, and little used, 1987 Sharp DX-650 player that I just replaced it with.
But in no way, shape, or form does it compare to that old Magnavox?
I probably will pry open my wallet, and get a decent (and newer) player eventually?
Any new or used suggestions under $300?
Sad to hear. I replaced a 1986-7 Magnavox CDB650 with a series of CD players in the $500-2500 range made in between 2002 and 2011. To my shock and disappointment, despite what the audio press said about improvements in DAC technology, all were a step down. Some lacked bass, others had a shrill fatiguing treble. Some were more detailed, but none had the nice combination of warmth and dynamics of the Magnavox. Wish I still had that Magnavox. Perhaps you could repair yours.
Try getting a used unit on eBay......
People who compare recent products to the first players of the 1980s and early 1990s are often shocked over how good the vintage units sound......
I've generally had BAD experiences buying used electronics on e-bay.
Too many e-bay sellers are pawning off defective units, on an unsuspecting public.
Here's a Magnavox CDB-460 eBay listing at a price that is low enough to take a chance on.
Thanks for the heads up Duster, it is appreciated!
$300 is a tough audiophile price point. Here's a moderate-cost level option to consider:
This is a wildcard to consider, that may leave some cash room for cabling and vibration control footers:
Plus at that age, it would need a complete cap job too.
The drawer does not open without manual help, and 90% of the lights are out.
Time to let it go................................
I just lurk because I am interested in learning about digital.
But when my Luxman DX111 died I never did find a replacement equal to it in sound.
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