Enlightened Audio Designs T1000

verbverb Posts: 3,670
Anyone have any experience with this brand? CD transport. Looks solidly built. Esoteric, to me at least.

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Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
Office: PC, Cambridge CD transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer

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  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 4,656
    While a great transport in its day, you can find better out there.
    It was one of the first transports to come with the Pioneer Stable Platter mechanisms.

    It was ~$1200 new back in the late 90s/early 2000s.
    Nice low jitter levels, a bargain in its day but like I said, there are better units out there unless the price is nice and low.
    Something to consider is the power supply caps would be getting a bit long in the tooth depending on usage.
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  • verbverb Posts: 3,670
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    While a great transport in its day, you can find better out there.
    It was one of the first transports to come with the Pioneer Stable Platter mechanisms.

    It was ~$1200 new back in the late 90s/early 2000s.
    Nice low jitter levels, a bargain in its day but like I said, there are better units out there unless the price is nice and low.
    Something to consider is the power supply caps would be getting a bit long in the tooth depending on usage.

    Thanks! I knew someone here would have knowledge. Yep the price is pretty low!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Cambridge CD transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,113
    Those old Pioneer stable platter players still bring good money. I'd love to have one except for the $300-$500 price range they seem to command. A few different manufacturers licensed that transport
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,919
    edited October 31
    EAD made some stout pieces. No experience with this cdp, but the brand had a pretty good street rep at the time.
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  • verbverb Posts: 3,670
    So I pulled the trigger. I'm outta control! CD transport rabbit hole here I go! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Cambridge CD transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,919
    verb wrote: »
    So I pulled the trigger. I'm outta control! CD transport rabbit hole here I go! :smile:

    They have classes for you type of addicts. I believe they are held on Tuesdays and Fridays at one of Russ's warehouses. Free whiskey and donuts on Fridays. :)
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,077
    tonyb wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    So I pulled the trigger. I'm outta control! CD transport rabbit hole here I go! :smile:

    They have classes for you type of addicts. I believe they are held on Tuesdays and Fridays at one of Russ's warehouses. Free whiskey and donuts on Fridays. :)

    Only when Russ is not around.... that why they can't be held liable if something doesnt work when he shows up :smile:
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,113
    speaking of the fur ball where's he been?
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,077
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    speaking of the fur ball where's he been?

    He's around.... He's in VA right now, last I heard still knee deep in bird crap cleaning out his flooded storage lockers that had all his light inventory for the job he's doing lol.....
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,919
    Another nice cd spinner, if your into collecting those, is the Jolida 100t , a tubed spinner with awesome sound. Keep an eye out for one as they don't come up often.
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • verbverb Posts: 3,670
    tonyb wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    So I pulled the trigger. I'm outta control! CD transport rabbit hole here I go! :smile:

    They have classes for you type of addicts. I believe they are held on Tuesdays and Fridays at one of Russ's warehouses. Free whiskey and donuts on Fridays. :)

    I'm in! Whiskey and Donuts - perfect pairing! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Cambridge CD transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,493
    If you buy the right kind of whiskey, the doughnuts* can fit on the neck of the bottle.

    *The word "donut" is trademarked by Dunkin Brands franchising and any use without the express written consent of the trademark owner violates all kinds of persnickety intellectual property rights and will result in various degrees of hullaballoo.
  • verbverb Posts: 3,670
    Got me thinking :smile:
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    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Cambridge CD transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,493
    I would try to squeeze that don....doughnut into that glass and drink the whiskey through the hole. *mad skilz, brah.
  • verbverb Posts: 3,670
    I imagine you can accomplish that feat without your hands! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Cambridge CD transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,493
    verb wrote: »
    I imagine you can accomplish that feat without your hands! :smile:

    STRAWS ARE THE ANTICHRIST!!!!!
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 1,563
    tonyb wrote: »
    Another nice spinner,

    Keep an eye out for one as they don't come up often.

    Yeah, she’s a 5’6” blonde/redhead 36-24-36 and “hangry” for GlennDog!
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  • verbverb Posts: 3,670
    So the EAD arrived today! Came with an Ensemble Digiflux Coax cable. This thing is a beast, for a CD player! 1/4" thick machined aluminum faceplate! Looks to be in excellent condition. More to come!
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    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Cambridge CD transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • verbverb Posts: 3,670
    Viking64 wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    I imagine you can accomplish that feat without your hands! :smile:

    STRAWS ARE THE ANTICHRIST!!!!!

    I was referring to accurately inserting the donut into the glass! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Cambridge CD transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,919
    verb wrote: »
    So the EAD arrived today! Came with an Ensemble Digiflux Coax cable. This thing is a beast, for a CD player! 1/4" thick machined aluminum faceplate! Looks to be in excellent condition. More to come!
    yl63pey66nsr.jpg

    Cool man, stout like I said to expect. Should do well for a cd spinner. Let us know how she sounds.
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,919
    What's the verdict on this baby, a keeper or a boat anchor ? :)
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • verbverb Posts: 3,670
    tonyb wrote: »
    What's the verdict on this baby, a keeper or a boat anchor ? :)

    Had it hooked up to the nearfield setup and the Marantz AMP-1 initially. Works great so far. No critical listening yet, but since I've moved it to the big rig in the basement. Got an Essence DAC to put it through it's paces.
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Cambridge CD transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,493
    verb wrote: »
    Got an Essence DAC to put it through it's paces.

    When you get everything set up, will you deny women your essence? :o

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  • verbverb Posts: 3,670
    Viking64 wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    Got an Essence DAC to put it through it's paces.

    When you get everything set up, will you deny women your essence? :o

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    But of course Mandrake! My essence, and everything that goes with it! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Cambridge CD transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • verbverb Posts: 3,670
    So today I moved the EAD from the basement, back to the office. The Cambridge CXC transport that I recently received started to act wonky, so I'm gonna return it. Connected to the Marantz AMP-1, it's sounding pretty sweet. Love the Pioneer Stable Platter!

    And yes, I've made a few rookie mistakes by not placing the label side of the CD down!

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    Tears for Fears playing right now. Saturnine Martial & Lunatic, really good album!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Cambridge CD transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
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