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Spectral SDr3000

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Posted on February 11, 2024 at 18:40:45
Wojciech
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I hoped I'm too old and deaf to care anymore about CD Transports. Especially as ergonomically handicapped and underwhelmingly looking as SDR3000 but damn it! What a great sounding transport it still is. Nobody will service it. It's a service nightmare. Laser head cost is in stratosphere and to change belts you need a hammer and a hacksaw. Anybody has a dead carcas of one for cost of shipping and a bottle of trader Joe wine :?)

 

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Time for a new transport, posted on February 11, 2024 at 20:20:58
Mike K
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I assure you the newer one are far superior to older ones. The PS Audio
transport is a true revelation, but it's expensive.

Lack of skill dictates economy of style. - Joey Ramone

 

Perfect way thing ? , posted on February 11, 2024 at 20:35:32
Wojciech
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Wasn't really a patch to SDR3000. That thing is something else.

 

I lusted after Spectral components too!, posted on February 12, 2024 at 01:02:03
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Never had the big bucks for them during their heyday though. Even aside from the audio, I still find the Spectral line of products visually enticing.

 

The Ugliest looking gear, posted on February 12, 2024 at 07:39:24
jedrider
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Location: No. California
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Audio Research had the laboratory look. Spectral had the computer server look.

 

RE: Time for a new transport, posted on February 13, 2024 at 22:53:56
Todd Krieger
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Location: SW United States
Joined: November 2, 2000
"I assure you the newer one are far superior to older ones."

Very true.......

That's why I use the cutting edge Philips CDC935 CD changer as a transport....... ;-]

 

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