sony's first ever cd player cdp 101 on ebay - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Source & Line > Digital Source

Digital Source Digital Players and Recorders: CD , SACD , Tape, Memory Card, etc.

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 28th September 2007, 05:09 AM   #1
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: London
Default sony's first ever cd player cdp 101 on ebay

hi i have seen this on ebay i had one in the past and they are really damn good it was better than my cd marantz cd 63 ki sig cd player at the time i was thinking of buying this one on ebay does any one own one and know of any tweaks
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MESE:IT&ih=019
  Reply With Quote
Old 28th September 2007, 05:16 AM   #2
diyAudio Member
 
Brett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Really? The last time I hard one ages ago, I was shocked at how awful it sounded.
  Reply With Quote
Old 28th September 2007, 06:24 AM   #3
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: aberdeen, uk
Send a message via AIM to martinab2 Send a message via MSN to martinab2 Send a message via Yahoo to martinab2
Thankfully cd technology has come a long way since this player was launched. I remember listening to one of these when they were new - it was dreadful then and I doubt that age has improved it. Sure, it's pretty and the build quality is top notch but £100 is a lot of money to pay for a piece of nostalgia.
  Reply With Quote
Old 28th September 2007, 06:53 AM   #4
diyAudio Member
 
rcavictim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Next to an open wormhole NW of Toronto
Quote:
Originally posted by martinab2
... but £100 is a lot of money to pay for a piece of nostalgia.

Tell that to Wayne Gretsky who not far back paid about $ 1.3 Million US for an old baseball card. When you get that nostalgic I think maybe you gotta go see a shrink.
__________________
"There are more worlds than the one you can hold in your hand." Albert Hosteen, Navajo spiritual elder and code-breaker, X-Files TV Series.
  Reply With Quote
Old 28th September 2007, 06:58 AM   #5
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: London
hi thank you for your comments but when i heard it it sounded very good check out what folk say in this review http://www.hi-fi-insight.com/95/sony...isc-player.htm
  Reply With Quote
Old 28th September 2007, 07:10 AM   #6
Mooly is offline Mooly  United Kingdom
diyAudio Moderator
 
Mooly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Wonderful build quality (1st generation stuff always is), but hopelesly outclassed by even the cheapest players today.Servo output I/C's troublesome, originally STK6922 replaced by BX1201.Shared D/A convertor killed sound quality and led to image shift.Left/right gains were slightly different to try to compensate for this effect.Still a great player though, I had many ,many happy hours listening.Good luck bidding.
  Reply With Quote
Old 28th September 2007, 07:39 AM   #7
diyAudio Member
 
georgehifi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Manly Australia (Jewel of the Pacific)
Send a message via MSN to georgehifi
I had one of these when it first came out, with I think the only decent rock cd at the time the first Dire Straights CD.
This machine was as hard as nails, nothing could help it, the eye pattern was shocking I remember, the only thing that sounded worse, was finger nails down a blackboard.
I sold 800 LP's a Linn with FR64s arm and a Garrott tipped Supex SD900 for this, boy did I nearly go out and neck myself after that.
Then came the 14bit Marantz, the model? the one that opened out like a hamburger wanting a piece of meat, I mean cd, with a gazillion green leads on the right, now finally I could hear some promise, although a long way away.

Cheers George
__________________
Avatar : Production Lightspeed Attenuator
www.lightspeedattenuator.com
  Reply With Quote
Old 28th September 2007, 04:42 PM   #8
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: London
lol
i see your point
  Reply With Quote
Old 28th September 2007, 05:50 PM   #9
diyAudio Member
 
Brett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Quote:
Originally posted by georgehifi
I sold 800 LP's a Linn with FR64s arm and a Garrott tipped Supex SD900 for this, boy did I nearly go out and neck myself after that.
Foolish boy. CD came out here in May 83 (I remember as I left Uni for the day to hear it) but it took me until about 90 to buy a CDP.

Manly is much better without the tourists. But Curly is even better.
  Reply With Quote
Old 28th September 2007, 06:59 PM   #10
jives11 is offline jives11  Europe
diyAudio Member
 
jives11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Hampshire
This site is fantastic for the 101

http://www.adrian-kingston.com/CDP-101.htm

Once you have digested how to fix the common problems, I'd heartily suggest reading the whole site, which covers other important subjects such as the Quad ESL63's and where you can buy a second hand Jag or get proper fish & chips in Virginia.

I've not heard the Sony, but if you want a piece of history I'd look at the early Philips machines. Comparable build quality, and I suspect better sound (TDA1540 DAC)
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How can I fix my cd player Sony CDP-M26? Katapum Digital Source 15 25th July 2008 03:32 PM
Old CD player / Sony XB 940 Searcher Digital Source 32 3rd October 2007 12:28 PM
Ebay CD Player?? Mindcrime Digital Source 1 19th April 2007 06:15 PM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 10:51 AM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2