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Old 7th November 2003, 12:05 AM   #1
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This is one for the Marantz / CD experts!!!!

I just picked up a Marantz CD99 transport. The guy I bought it from said to me that it was really a Marantz CD12. After searching the net, I have found the following 2 photos that backup the original owners statement. Does anyone have any more info on the CD99 / CD12. The Transport is very heavy - about 15 KG's or about 33 pounds. Does anyone know when these were made new and what they would have cost new. I purchased this as a starting point of a DIY DAC with high end transport project. Have I bought something special, or is this thing so so?. Thanks in advance.
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Old 7th November 2003, 12:07 AM   #2
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Pic of Philips CD12 which is supposed to be identical to the Marantz CD12
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Old 7th November 2003, 05:38 AM   #3
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I thinks the Philips is a lhh1000, not a CD12

http://www.geocities.com/siglo_xx/philips.html
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Old 7th November 2003, 05:55 AM   #4
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my error with model of Phillips. The reason I put in pic of Philips is that I could not find pic of marantz CD12. The Philips lhh1000 is supposed to be identical to the MArantz CD12.
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Old 7th November 2003, 10:18 AM   #5
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Hi Mech,

IMHO, you bought yourself a nice and good Marantz.

All the best and please keep us informed.

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Old 7th November 2003, 11:36 AM   #6
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Would love to have one...
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Old 7th November 2003, 12:20 PM   #7
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Marantz CD-99 is more like CD-95.

I notice difference between CD-99 and CD-95:

1. There is a toroidal transformer for power in CD-99, an EI transformer in CD-95.
2. Display color is white in CD-99, green in CD-95.
3. CD-95 have "0" - "9" number keys, CD-99 have not.


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Old 7th November 2003, 01:26 PM   #8
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Here's my Marantz CD-94. I bought it in very late 80's and although I had some othe rplayers in a meantime, I still keep this one. The Blue Book price on it is CAD $1,800, but I've seen them selling for $700 or more. Hard to find one too.

I made non-oversampling mod on it and improved output stage, as well as upgraded all the elcos, but external TDA1543 is still better. Will redo the whole DAC section inside and I hope it will improve more.

That's a one good transport, (maybe just a bit harsh, but this could be propbably fixed with better clock). I recently compared it to my $8,000 Technics Z-1000 and Marantz was preferred.
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Old 7th November 2003, 05:00 PM   #9
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Hi Peter

Did you put the "double crown" inside this CD94?

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Yes, I did and it improved it substantially, but I still hear some haziness. The digital supply and output stage have to be definitely upgraded.
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