In Reply to: SONY CDP-R1 and DAS-R1. posted by Self-Inflicted on February 25, 2017 at 09:08:34:
I believe the vintage CD players of yesteryear can yield excellent performance as transports.
This Pioneer PD-91 has always fascinated me- it has such high-drama industrial design and the build quality is completely over-the-top! There is a PD-91 for sale in the L.A. area now for a few hundred $US; it's non-operational but I know a repair wizard... she's only a few $hundred more and a bucket of tears away from working... Same vintage as your Sony pair.
The golden unit is an early Pioneer DVD, the Model DV-AX-10, built to the same insane standard, rarely seen on sale and then for $1000+. Lovely piece, vintage 2002-ish and it spins SACD and DVD-A. I've had good performance from vintage Pio Elite DVD players as music spinners.
You could then choose a modern DAC, unless you're genuinely a connoisseur of the sound of the Philips TDA1541A DAC chips in the Sony- many people were but that was while ago. If the chip's the thing for you, you might invest in an AMR-CD77 (which I only know from reviews and Thorsten Loesch's zeal).
Anyway, a newer DAC might yield better overall sonics, but would not be nearly as beautiful as the Sony pair!
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Topic - SONY CDP-R1 and DAS-R1. - Self-Inflicted 09:08:34 02/25/17 (5)Follow Ups
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