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Old 21st August 2011, 06:02 PM   #1
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Default little money,which cdp

been offered 2 cdp's arcam alpha 7 and a sony cdp-xb930qs,have listened to both,cant decide,or should i look at something else,got 150 or about $180 to spend.
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Old 24th August 2011, 09:15 PM   #2
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Nad 542?
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Old 25th August 2011, 07:33 AM   #3
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Surely the best thing to do on a tight budget, is to buy a cheap player with digital out and a separate DAC.
Should result in a much better sound.
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Old 31st October 2011, 11:48 AM   #4
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Buy this

cambridge audio cd5 v3.0 - Boxed with remote! | eBay

or better try to find a Cambridge audio 340C

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CAMBRIDGE-...item4ab039d81b

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Old 31st October 2011, 01:02 PM   #5
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i have a arcam 7 se and a cambridge audio 740c , the worst cambridge the 340c will be much better than the arcam 7 , trustme . i had a sony till a few years ago midline cd player , even worst than the arcam , i dont know the sony model you are talking about but if it is in the same league of the arcam , forget it.

And dont think a Dac will make them sound much better , it wont. i had the arcam pluged into a dacmagic , sounds the same , the upsample doesnt change the sound that much.

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Old 31st October 2011, 03:23 PM   #6
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i didnt read well your post , im at work i did not see the " free " part

i guess you have some skills to do some mods , you can always buy the board to upgrade the 7 to the alpha 9 and mod it from there.those boards are on ebay from time to time

still if you could get your hands on a used cambridge 640c would be your best choice , the difference between the 640c and 740c is the output stage nothing more , if youre adding a dac later ... the 640c already does 24/192
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Old 1st November 2011, 01:14 AM   #8
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Look for Cambridge Audio 540C or 640C reasonably cheap on e-bay or another auction sites.
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