Music fildelity a5 tube CD player $600 obo

For sale is my a5 CD player . Asking $600 obo . Hate to see it go but since the vinyl bug . I haven't used for months . And instead of just letting it collect dust someone should use it .
It's msrp was 2500 it's a fantastic player I think even Mathew Polk used one . See the reviews more pics upon request. Thanks mike
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,950
    Matt does indeed own one and he wouldn't let me take it when I was picking up some other stuff from his house.
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  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,109
    If I still had my A5-CR amp, I would buy this just for samesies! Great player at a great price.

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  • agfrostagfrost Posts: 2,270
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    If I still had my A5-CR amp, I would buy this just for samesies! Great player at a great price.

    GLWS!

    I do have your A5-CR. :)

    Makes this very appealing, but not in the cards for me at the moment...
    Jay
    SDA 2BTL * Musical Fidelity A5cr amp * Marantz DV-9500 * Modded Adcom GDA-600 DAC * Rythmik F8
    Micro Seiki DQ-50 * A hodgepodge of cabling * Belkin PF60
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  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,746
    So, not to thread jack, but if Matthew Polk owns one....I'm guessing this may be the last silver disc spinner one ever buys??
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,390
    I'm tempted, but, I know I shouldn't.
    Main System:
    Joule-Electra LA 100 MKIII Upgraded by Rich Brkich Pre
    Butler Audio TBD 2250 Amp
    PS Audio DirectStream DAC and MemoryPlayer Transport
    LSA-1 Statement
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    Wireworld Equinox 7 bi-wire, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 IC

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    Parasound P5, Audio Electronics by Cary Constellation
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  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 2,509
    kevhed72 wrote: »
    So, not to thread jack, but if Matthew Polk owns one....I'm guessing this may be the last silver disc spinner one ever buys??

    I still have mine too. :)
    1. Polk LSiM707, 704C, 703; Dual SVS SB2000 subwoofers; Marantz SR7011 receiver; Parasound A23 amp; Oppo 205; Sony 65" 4K TV; FIOS; PS Audio Power Plant Premier; MIT S2 cables
    2. JM Labs Electra 920.1; Sonic Frontiers Line 3 Preamp; Classe Model 25 amp; Sony HAP-Z1ES; Oppo 105D; Music Hall MMF7 and Acoustech phono pre; PS Audio Power Director; MIT S1 Cables
    3. Polk LSiM703; Parasound JC2BP and A21; Sony 48" 4K TV; Wyred4Sound DAC 2; Oppo 203; Squeezebox Touch; MIT S3 cables
  • any challenges getting the correct tube for this? (noob Q)
    Studio 2 equipment;
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    Loudspeakers: Harbeth p3esr, Polk RT7
    Cables: Aural Harmony Sonnet Interconnect II, WireWorld Equinox 7 speaker,
    Black Cat silverstar 75 ohm digital, Signal Digital Power Cord, PS Audio Perfect Wave AC-3,
    Pangea SE14, Voltz supplied interconnects
    Optional: Arcam DV88 DVD/CD (HDCD) player, Polk SDS-400 speakers
  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 2,509
    The A5 uses a pair of JAN 6112 tubes, but they last many thousands of hours in use. Finding new ones is not an issue but I think they are supposed to be a matched pair in this application.
    1. Polk LSiM707, 704C, 703; Dual SVS SB2000 subwoofers; Marantz SR7011 receiver; Parasound A23 amp; Oppo 205; Sony 65" 4K TV; FIOS; PS Audio Power Plant Premier; MIT S2 cables
    2. JM Labs Electra 920.1; Sonic Frontiers Line 3 Preamp; Classe Model 25 amp; Sony HAP-Z1ES; Oppo 105D; Music Hall MMF7 and Acoustech phono pre; PS Audio Power Director; MIT S1 Cables
    3. Polk LSiM703; Parasound JC2BP and A21; Sony 48" 4K TV; Wyred4Sound DAC 2; Oppo 203; Squeezebox Touch; MIT S3 cables
  • Would someone that owns one, hit the high points? Would this pair well with a SS amp. I have a Anthem 225 as well as a Parasound P5 and HCA-1500A.

    TIA.
    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk SDA2BTL's; Cables ZU Mission IC's, SC and power cords, all into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    All TV's sound enhanced by Polk Magnfi Mini's.

    Other; S60'S, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage. All speakers have had crossover rebuilds, resulting in a small fortune invested in Sonicaps, and tweeter upgrades.

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  • mwk455mwk455 Posts: 219
    Mods please take off for sale thank you.
  • mwk455mwk455 Posts: 219
    edited April 25
    Please put for sale again. Still $600 obo. Don’t want to sell but need the funds . Fantastic sound stage.
  • verbverb Posts: 7,990
    Very nice! :)
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
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    Spare Room: , Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's
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  • mwk455mwk455 Posts: 219
    Let me know if I’m to high on price. The last one on the bay sold for 860 plus shipping so I thought the price was good. Thanks for looking
  • daboyzdaboyz Posts: 4,926
    Seems a little steep. $50 is about right. I'll PayPal ya and I'll even pick it up. ;)
    HT - Polk Lsi9, Lsi7, LsiC, Marsh A200s, B&K ST-1430, Pioneer Elite BDP 62FD, Marantz SR7008, Martin Logan Dynamo, NHT CS-10, Mogami 3103 speaker wire, Mogami 2534 IC

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  • mwk455mwk455 Posts: 219
    edited April 26
    Good one Dave 😆
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,493
    mwk455 wrote: »
    Let me know if I’m high on something....
    Fixed... :p ;)

    Your price seems on the money, and it is a heck of a CD player. I am on the hunt for a PS Audio PerfectWave transport right now or I would snap this up.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,692
    Boingggggg..... now if that sumbuck played SACD you would be calling it SOLD
  • mwk455mwk455 Posts: 219
    Forgot to mention it does come with a signal cable power cable.
  • mwk455mwk455 Posts: 219
    Sunday morning bump.
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,060
    Why is this still here? This is a no brainer.
  • mwk455mwk455 Posts: 219
    edited April 28
    It’s hard for me to let it go it has such a richness to it . Make your music sound so much better . It’s hard to explain it like gives it a 3D open stage. It surrounds you in the music.
  • mwk455mwk455 Posts: 219
    Just listed on us mart for $700
  • mwk455mwk455 Posts: 219
    Forgot to say the buttons on the front have to be pressed one or two times to work them don’t know if it’s from me always using the remote. They still work . Let’s drop the price to $550 obo and buyer pays shipping. Thanks
  • mwk455mwk455 Posts: 219
    No love for a nice tube CD player :'(
  • CottageChzCottageChz Posts: 73
    I'm sure someone will scoop it up eventually! This thing looks awesome, I would love it, but it's not in the budget for me at the moment. GLWS!
  • mwk455mwk455 Posts: 219
    I know it’s sad to see it go, just wish it was quick and painless.
  • mwk455mwk455 Posts: 219
    edited May 4
  • mwk455mwk455 Posts: 219
    Tuesday bump. Great sounding CD player with very good 3D sound
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