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Old 4th April 2009, 12:34 PM   #1
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Default TEAC VRDS-10 vs VRDS 25X

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Recently I bought a TEAC VRDS-10 and using it as a transport. I am extremely happy with the result of this transport. However I also now have an option to buy a TEAC VRDS 25X. It will cost me a lot more...around $1500. That is thrice the cost I paid for the VRDS-10. But I have heard lot of good things about this player so I thought I may want to give it a try. Also the 25X is a more recent model and is in mint condition so it would hopefully give me longer service.

But But But, the milllion dollar question is.......how much better is the 25X as a TRANSPORT compared to the VRDS-10 ??

I know its transport is similar to the VRDS-10 but has some additional mods...now with all that will it be a significant upgrade from the VRDS-10 ? Please do look at the price factor also. I do not want to just go for it for the sake having a newer better model unless it really takes the whole game to a higher level.

I was initially thinking of using the VRDS-10 for a couple of years and then as I save some money, I would have tried to go for a newer Esoteric model. But this VRDS 25X is a bit tempting so I thought I would ask people who have more hand on with these machines and only then take a call.

Please suggest asap because I have to take this call soon.
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Old 4th April 2009, 04:21 PM   #2
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Keep the VRDS-10, add a Tent-clock w/separate psu & reclocking on separate output...and it will be better than a stock 25.
Or go for the 25, and enjoy the better built chassi...
Sound or looks...? You choose

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Old 6th April 2009, 10:06 AM   #3
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But I would still like to know how much am I losing with the VRDS-10 ?

Considering both in Stock form....would the 25X be a significant step up from the 10 in terms of digital output ?
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But I would still like to know how much am I losing with the VRDS-10 ?

Considering both in Stock form....would the 25X be a significant step up from the 10 in terms of digital output ?
No

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Old 7th April 2009, 12:48 PM   #5
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Hello Pani

Are you aware of this article?

http://www.lampizator.eu/LAMPIZATOR/...CD_player.html

His evaluation and judgement of equipment is first rate.

His site can be found at

http://www.lampizator.eu/
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Old 9th April 2009, 06:30 AM   #6
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Hello Pani

Are you aware of this article?

http://www.lampizator.eu/LAMPIZATOR/...CD_player.html

His evaluation and judgement of equipment is first rate.

His site can be found at

http://www.lampizator.eu/
Hi John,
I have read that article before. But if you go by article carefully you may notice that:

1. He does not talk a lot about this player as a standalone transport. He talks about it mostly as a CDP. Obviously that would be his main concern because that is what matters to him and his lapizator mod.

2. He doesnt hold a lot of respect/value for VRDS. He considers it to be yet another decent transport. Now thats not something I would buy after using some very good transports in the recent past with my Reimyo DAC and then discovering how much better the VRDS is compared to others.
I do not know what TEAC does and whether VRDS really does any magic but at the end of the day its one hell of a transport.

So basically that article does not help me in getting the inputs I am looking at. However good the 25X might be as a standalone CDP really does not matter to me because I am only going to use its transport section. If that is radically better than my VRDS-10 then I would have to think


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Old 9th April 2009, 08:25 AM   #7
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TEAC VRDS-10 2 x TDA1547 – SAA7350 – SM5840APVRDS CMK-3.2 KSS-151A

TEAC VRDS-10SE 2 x TDA1547 + 2 x SAA7350 - SM5840VRDS CMK-3.2 KSS-151A

TEAC VRDS-20 2 x TDA1547 – SAA7350 – SM5840VRDS CMK-3.2 KSS-151A

TEAC VRDS-25 4 x AD1862N-J - SM5843 - CXD2545VRDS CMK-3.2 KSS-151A

TEAC VRDS-25X / XS 4 x AD1862N-J - SM5843 - CXD2545VRDS CMK-3.2 KSS-151A

TEAC VRDS-50NSdap FN1241VRDS CMK-3.2 KSS-151A

As you can see everything uses the same CMK3.2 mech and KSS-151A laser. Stick with the 10se that you have, if using it as a transport.
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Old 9th April 2009, 09:59 AM   #8
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Thanks a lot George, it really helped.

I was of the impression that VRDS-10 had CMK4 mechanism.
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Old 2nd June 2009, 04:05 PM   #9
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can you explain the difference?
TEAC VRDS-25 4 x AD1862N-J - SM5843 - CXD2545VRDS CMK-3.2 KSS-151A

TEAC VRDS-25X / XS 4 x AD1862N-J - SM5843 - CXD2545VRDS CMK-3.2 KSS-151A

many thanks in advice
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Old 12th October 2010, 10:12 AM   #10
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Hei,
Fant nicket ditt i forbindelse med en VRDS-problemstilling. Kunne jeg få snakke med deg om noe tilsvarende? Ring vær så snill.
mvh Knut Selsjord, Oslo 932 56 217
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