vintage silver face CD players??

JayMXJayMX Posts: 109
I would like to pick up a good quality vintage (or newer) silver faced CD player. Will be pairing it with my Kenwood KA-7150 and RTA12C’s. The 7150 has the “gunmetal” silver finish which gives the aluminum a little bit of a brownish/goldish color. You can kinda see it in the pic. What would look good next to it, give me a good quality signal and won’t break the bank?? Thanks!
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Upstairs 5.1.2:
Marantz NR1607
L/R - Modified Monitor 7C (194’s, Dynamat, Sonicaps, Mills, H-nuts)
Center - Yamaha NS-C310
Surrounds/height/Atmos - (4x) Proficient in-ceiling
Sub - RBH TS10AN
Marantz DV7600

Downstairs 5.1.4:
Marantz SR6011
Adcom GFA 555 feeding L/R
L/R - SDA SRS 2, RTA12C (194's)
Center - RBH 700-CX
Surrounds - Monitor 5b (SL1000)
Height/Atmos - (4x) Polk RC60i
Sub - JBL 12” frankenspeaker
Samsung bluray

Office:
Cambridge Soundworks Amp
Monitor 4b (Peerless)

Spares:
Monitor 10a, Monitor 7b (Peerless), Monitor 5c
...and more to come, it’s a sickness.

Comments

  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,718
    edited June 13
    Rotel RCD-1072 in silver.

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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,718
    Rega Apollo

    -REGA_APOLLO_35th_ANNIVERSARY_COMPACT_DISC_PLAYER_BLACK110236-1.jpg.jpg
    Got Dayens?
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,718
    Budget be damned, NAD M5.

    NAD-M5.jpeg
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  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 2,524
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Rega Apollo

    -REGA_APOLLO_35th_ANNIVERSARY_COMPACT_DISC_PLAYER_BLACK110236-1.jpg.jpg

    As someone mentioned a while back, be careful with top loading CD players...just like a TT, you can't put anything over top of it. Has to have vertical real estate. I always thought they were "cool" and contemplated getting one on several occasions until I was presented with that potential downside.
    Main System:
    Joule-Electra LA 100 MKIII
    Pass Labs Aleph 30, McCormack DNA-125, Parasound A21
    Marantz SA-14S1
    Usher CP-6311/Tyler Acoustics Taylo Reference Monitor, LSA-1
    Dual SVS SB2000
    Wireworld Equinox 7 bi-wire, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 IC

    Secondary Rig:
    Parasound P5, Audio Electronics by Cary Constellation
    Marsh a200s, Audio Elecrtonics by Cary Hercules
    Pioneer Elite DV-45a, Denon DVD-2910
    Klipsch Epic CF-1, Vandersteen 3CE sig
    Analysus Plus Oval

  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,718
    I agree Kerry, and not to derail the thread too much, but I personally hate the mechanism/transport that Rega uses in their players. For example in their new $1k Apollo player, it uses the little spring clip ball things to hold the disc in place. My original PlayStation circa 1994 uses the exact same looking transport/mechanism.

    For a $1k CDP I would just expect a higher quality "look and feel".
    kharp1 wrote: »
    As someone mentioned a while back, be careful with top loading CD players...just like a TT, you can't put anything over top of it. Has to have vertical real estate. I always thought they were "cool" and contemplated getting one on several occasions until I was presented with that potential downside.

    Got Dayens?
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,003
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,003
    Kyocera made hifi components with a bronze-ish faceplate 'way back when -- I don't know if they ever made a CD player with similar cosmetics, though.

    As an aside, I have a Kenwood KT-9900 with the bronze faceplate, courtesy of my son and some thrift store or pawn shop in Charlottesville, VA :)

    16186594052_0e3a219543_b.jpgDSC_9935 by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    Pretty darned nice tuner, actually -- it's a KT-8300 with a different colored face.
    Certainly sounds better than most soiled state tuners of my ken.


  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,003
    As another - but closer to on topic - aside, this hyper-cheap little DVD player was the darling of the low-cost, hi-fi set for a bit of time way back when...

    38459252880_ec843642c9_b.jpgSD-39501_zps0f3f7b8b by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/digital-source/30883-toshiba-3950-a.html
    http://jimmyauw.com/2006/10/16/toshiba-sd-2960-sd-39503960-psu-mod/
    https://www.head-fi.org/threads/toshiba-sd-3950-60-swenson-mods.659067/

    The "Swenson mods" and the "Vinny mods"... it's all comin' back to me now :p

  • JayMXJayMX Posts: 109
    Thanks guys. That Rega is cool looking, I’ll read up and take the top-loading concerns into consideration. The NAD looks awesome but that’s a lil too pricy haha. Keep the suggestions coming!!

    @mhardy6647, the bronze faceplate units are sweet! And pretty rare as I understand it... Would you ever consider parting with that tuner?? Sure would make a sexy pair!! I picked mine up for $20 at an estate sale really dirty and nasty. Deep cleaning, a lil deoxit, and she's much prettier now. I understand they were primarily sold in the European markets. The original owner was a veteran who bought it while he was deployed. Pretty sure it had a 220v power inlet connector originally as it had a 110v parallel blade inlet spliced on when I bought it. At some point I will replace with an IEC panel mount inlet and upgrade binding posts. It’s a sweet sounding little amp. Very conservative 60wpc. Drives the RTA's in a make-me-smile kinda way.
    Upstairs 5.1.2:
    Marantz NR1607
    L/R - Modified Monitor 7C (194’s, Dynamat, Sonicaps, Mills, H-nuts)
    Center - Yamaha NS-C310
    Surrounds/height/Atmos - (4x) Proficient in-ceiling
    Sub - RBH TS10AN
    Marantz DV7600

    Downstairs 5.1.4:
    Marantz SR6011
    Adcom GFA 555 feeding L/R
    L/R - SDA SRS 2, RTA12C (194's)
    Center - RBH 700-CX
    Surrounds - Monitor 5b (SL1000)
    Height/Atmos - (4x) Polk RC60i
    Sub - JBL 12” frankenspeaker
    Samsung bluray

    Office:
    Cambridge Soundworks Amp
    Monitor 4b (Peerless)

    Spares:
    Monitor 10a, Monitor 7b (Peerless), Monitor 5c
    ...and more to come, it’s a sickness.
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 4,611
    Find a Denon DVD-2900...SACD, DVD-A...but silver ones are harder and harder to find...which is the reason my silver one is in a box in my storage room while my black one is my primary CDP in my 2 channel system.
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
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