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Old 31st August 2006, 05:10 PM   #1
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Default PS1 As CD player reviews

After reading the silly long thread here, Sony Playstation 1 SCPH-1002 and remote for sale , I thought it would be good to gather in one place peoples opinions.

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1. Your thoughts including comparisons

2. What setup you've heard it with

3. What mods had been carried out etc

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Old 1st September 2006, 07:21 AM   #2
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I'll be first to chime in:

1. Fast, articulate and transparent sound. Very involving with good inner detail . Good on microdynamic information. Solid and realistic piano. Compared to a Marantz CD80, prefer the PS.

2. Set up : DIY LOW POWER 845SE, 15'' BASS HORN + LECLEACH HORN ON SELENIUM COMPRESSION DRIVER. NOTHING SPECIAL SPEAKER CABLES/INTERCONNECTS.

3. No mods to PS at the moment.
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Old 1st September 2006, 11:59 PM   #3
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I have found myself using my Pioneer DVD player a lot lately. It's great for this, which I have been listening to a lot lately.

I would say that the one quality that sets the PSX apart is naturalness. It may very well be its only quality for all I care. Before writing this I did a quick A/B comparison, playing Faye Wong's Di-Dar on my PSX and DVD player. Her voice sounds more natural or "round" on the PSX.

Only mod is Feuerbacher output mod.

It should be said that I couldn't hear any difference between CD and mp3 to save my life. I would take a hand-crank phonograph connected to a 1930s tabletop radio over a Krell or Naim system any day. The phonograph-radio combo makes the music sound organic and alive. Those are the qualities I put above everything else. The other stuff I don't care very much about.

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