What Are You Listening To?

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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 21,291
    edited November 2021
    SIHAB wrote: »
    playing Talking Heads while checking the new to me
    Sony X303ES
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    If there are any Elna Dourex II electrolytic caps in there get them out immediately. There are ticking time bombs that will eat all the trace and board.

    Ask me how I know.

    I've had older ( than yours) Sony ES CD players and the first one I bought is still going strong. My son has it now I bet it has tens of thousands of hours on it and it marches on.
    My newest ES player is The X33ES, my first was either a 506 or 508ES both bought new. Those early Lasers were bulletproof
  • SIHAB
    SIHAB Posts: 3,143
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    SIHAB wrote: »
    playing Talking Heads while checking the new to me
    Sony X303ES
    9g1qt5mp3tkn.jpg
    dpwd7z91rvnc.jpg

    If there are any Elna Dourex II electrolytic caps in there get them out immediately. There are ticking time bombs that will eat all the trace and board.

    Thanks for the tip PDogg. Um, any replacement suggestions?
    Like for like?

    NP: for the Mrs.
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    Speakers: Polk Lsim, ATC SCM19 v2, NHT Superzero
    Speaker Cables: Transparent, Wireworld, Canare, Monster


  • SIHAB
    SIHAB Posts: 3,143
    3 CD set;
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    Speakers: Polk Lsim, ATC SCM19 v2, NHT Superzero
    Speaker Cables: Transparent, Wireworld, Canare, Monster


  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 21,291
    SIHAB wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    SIHAB wrote: »
    playing Talking Heads while checking the new to me
    Sony X303ES
    9g1qt5mp3tkn.jpg
    dpwd7z91rvnc.jpg

    If there are any Elna Dourex II electrolytic caps in there get them out immediately. There are ticking time bombs that will eat all the trace and board.

    Thanks for the tip PDogg. Um, any replacement suggestions?
    Like for like?



    Elna silmic II or Nichicon fine gold or KZ.
    Same capacitance 85c or higher

  • recoveryone
    recoveryone Posts: 832
    edited November 2021
    Took this week off, so I'm spending time in my home office listening to some 70's R&B:
    Sony STR DG510
    Pioneer BDP 120
    Logitech/Squeezebox Touch
    Vizio V 40 4k
    SPEAKERS
    PolkAudio R50 Towers
    PolkAudio C225
    Monoprice 12" Sub
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    Family Room HT 7.2/i]:
    Vizio Oled55h1 Pioneer Elite SC-LX502 Pioneer Elite BDP 85FD Pioneer Elite N-50 Panamax M5300-EX
    Speakers Fronts Fluance XF8L Center Polk Audio S35 Side Surrounds Optimus LS30's Rear Surrounds Optimus LS30's Subs SVS PB4000 x2
    Living room 2ch:
    Crown Xli 1500 amp Teac EQ MKII FX Audio X6 Mk II DAC Squeezebox Touch Fluance Signature Tower Speakers Panamax M5100-EX
    Office media room:
    Vizio M50Q6 50" Pioneer Elite VSX LX103 Squeezebox Touch Polkaudio R50 Towers Polkaudio CS 245 Panamax M4300 Monoprice 12" sub
    Master bedroom:
    Vizio M55Q7 Pioneer Elite VSX LX302 Pioneer Elite BDP 85FD Squeezebox Touch Polk audio RTi 6 fronts, Rears Dayton B652 Polk Audio CS10 center Monoprice 12" sub Panamax M5300-EX
  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 2,475
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    SIHAB wrote: »
    playing Talking Heads while checking the new to me
    Sony X303ES
    9g1qt5mp3tkn.jpg
    dpwd7z91rvnc.jpg

    If there are any Elna Dourex II electrolytic caps in there get them out immediately. There are ticking time bombs that will eat all the trace and board.

    Ask me how I know.

    I've had older ( than yours) Sony ES CD players and the first one I bought is still going strong. My son has it now I bet it has tens of thousands of hours on it and it marches on.
    My newest ES player is The X33ES, my first was either a 506 or 508ES both bought new. Those early Lasers were bulletproof
    While researching the Elna Dourex caps, I ran across this thread on AK: https://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/sony-cdp-x33es-how-come-nobody-told-me-cds-could-sound-this-good.873108/ Interestingly enough, that thread is also about a Sony CDP. About halfway down the page, one guy (Bratwurst) mentions adding by-pass film caps onto a couple of the electrolytic caps, stating that it improves fidelity.
    "This may not matter to you, but it does to me for various reasons, many of them illogical or irrational, but the vinyl hobby is not really logical or rational..." - member on Vinyl Engine
    "Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time, I do what I have to." - Cicero, in Gladiator
    Regarding collectibles: "It's not who gets it. It's who gets stuck with it." - Jimmy Fallon
  • SIHAB
    SIHAB Posts: 3,143
    Thanks for the leeds! Got my work cut out for me. ;)
    I like these CD players so much I'll have to buy one to use while upgrading the other. :)
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    Speakers: Polk Lsim, ATC SCM19 v2, NHT Superzero
    Speaker Cables: Transparent, Wireworld, Canare, Monster


  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 15,253
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    Lumin X1 file player, Westminster Labs interconnect cable
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD; Pass XP-22 pre; X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers; SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on source, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 15,253
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    Lumin X1 file player, Westminster Labs interconnect cable
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD; Pass XP-22 pre; X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers; SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on source, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • SIHAB
    SIHAB Posts: 3,143
    Chris Allen Acetate from the cheap$ section
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    Speakers: Polk Lsim, ATC SCM19 v2, NHT Superzero
    Speaker Cables: Transparent, Wireworld, Canare, Monster


  • SIHAB
    SIHAB Posts: 3,143
    from the $2 section comes:
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    Speakers: Polk Lsim, ATC SCM19 v2, NHT Superzero
    Speaker Cables: Transparent, Wireworld, Canare, Monster


  • SIHAB
    SIHAB Posts: 3,143
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    Elonkorjuu is a prog rock band from Pori, Finland.
    Speakers: Polk Lsim, ATC SCM19 v2, NHT Superzero
    Speaker Cables: Transparent, Wireworld, Canare, Monster


  • pumpkinman
    pumpkinman Posts: 8,534
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    Depeche Mode • Violator
    New vinyl today from Best Buy $18.99
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    Because I am The Pumpkinking


    A Kind Word Is An Easy Gift To Give
  • pumpkinman
    pumpkinman Posts: 8,534
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    Triumvirat • Illusions On A Double Dimple
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    Because I am The Pumpkinking


    A Kind Word Is An Easy Gift To Give
  • SIHAB
    SIHAB Posts: 3,143
    HDCD;
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    Speakers: Polk Lsim, ATC SCM19 v2, NHT Superzero
    Speaker Cables: Transparent, Wireworld, Canare, Monster


  • pumpkinman
    pumpkinman Posts: 8,534
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    Romeovoid • Benefactor
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    Because I am The Pumpkinking


    A Kind Word Is An Easy Gift To Give
  • jbreezy5
    jbreezy5 Posts: 631
    pumpkinman wrote: »
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    Depeche Mode • Violator
    New vinyl today from Best Buy $18.99

    One of my all-time faves.
  • SIHAB
    SIHAB Posts: 3,143
    EX Vinyl;
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    Speakers: Polk Lsim, ATC SCM19 v2, NHT Superzero
    Speaker Cables: Transparent, Wireworld, Canare, Monster


  • pumpkinman
    pumpkinman Posts: 8,534
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    Jimi Hendrix • Paris 67
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    Because I am The Pumpkinking


    A Kind Word Is An Easy Gift To Give
  • pumpkinman
    pumpkinman Posts: 8,534
    SIHAB wrote: »
    EX Vinyl;
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    Just an FYI Two different bands. The one I posted was a west coast band and it was their only release
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  • dromunds
    dromunds Posts: 9,582
    pumpkinman wrote: »
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    Jimi Hendrix • Paris 67

    How is it? I was considering that one.
  • pumpkinman
    pumpkinman Posts: 8,534
    dromunds wrote: »
    pumpkinman wrote: »
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    Jimi Hendrix • Paris 67

    How is it? I was considering that one.

    I did enjoy this release but as usual the SQ wasn’t what I hoped for. It’s good but not as good as I would’ve liked.
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    Because I am The Pumpkinking


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  • dromunds
    dromunds Posts: 9,582
    SQ so important. Thanks I’ll pass.
  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 2,475
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    "This may not matter to you, but it does to me for various reasons, many of them illogical or irrational, but the vinyl hobby is not really logical or rational..." - member on Vinyl Engine
    "Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time, I do what I have to." - Cicero, in Gladiator
    Regarding collectibles: "It's not who gets it. It's who gets stuck with it." - Jimmy Fallon
  • pumpkinman
    pumpkinman Posts: 8,534
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    Eric Clapton • No Reason To Cry…….German pressing
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    Because I am The Pumpkinking


    A Kind Word Is An Easy Gift To Give
  • pumpkinman
    pumpkinman Posts: 8,534
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    Chris Isaak • Beyond The Sun
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    Because I am The Pumpkinking


    A Kind Word Is An Easy Gift To Give
  • pumpkinman
    pumpkinman Posts: 8,534
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    Canned Heat • Living The Blues
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    Because I am The Pumpkinking


    A Kind Word Is An Easy Gift To Give