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Old 29th March 2010, 04:59 AM   #1
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Default Magnavox CDB-582, TDA1541A based CD player

I'm up to four CD players with TDA1541 (or 1541A) DAC's. This one might be the prettiest. It is in excellent cosmetic shape (a few scratches on the top) and is complete with the original power cord and remote. This is a Philips built unit from Belgium. The 582 is one of the simpler models with the renowned DAC, which is, IMO, a good thing. I usually disconnect the extra stuff (circuits for programing, variable outputs, etc), but here you don't have too! It has a big pretty display (I think). This is the TDA1541A chip, despite the fact that some lists have the 582 with the earlier non-A version.

I used this unit for a few weeks, and it is dead stock. It would be very easy to mod it to run NOS (non-oversampling), and/or perform many basic tweaks (output stage, power supply, etc). This one hasn't been used much, so it could last for a very long time (given their age, there are plenty of units floating around whose transports are on their last legs). I had a $50 price tag on it at the show today. Here, I'll say $40. I'll try and get pics up soon. I may be out of town for awhile after this week, so don't wait!

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Old 31st March 2010, 08:50 PM   #2
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I think this player is a prettier alternative to the Philips/Marantz CD-40, CD-50 and CD-60. This case might be easier to deal with. I should mention too that old Philips transports are much quieter than the modern DVD player junk. I'd consider hooking an outboard 1541 DAC to my Toshiba DVD player, but I could never tolerate the noise. These old players are a great complete package that responds really well to tweaks and mods. Stock, I think they demolish the popular Sony Playstation PS1 (SCPH-1001). I sold my Philips 963SA SACD/DVD player in favor of a similar unit! One quick bump, as I'm headed out tomorrow night.

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Old 29th April 2012, 12:39 AM   #4
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Is there interest in these still? I have one that seems to work. I haven't hooked the audio yet but it powers up and reads a disc which is surprising. it seems it has had a SPDIF coax RCA jack added to it. which is interesting. this had the CDM4 transport in it I think. IF it works that could be interesting.
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I get the occasional email about them. I think many had SPDIF jacks stock. I saw a couple of 1541 players in a thrift store a couple weeks back. I'd love to pass them around, but alas, I just don't have the time right now.

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Old 5th February 2013, 02:28 AM   #6
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Default mods.

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Did you ever publish your mods on the Magnavox? I'd like to convert the 4X oversampling to NOS. Thanks!
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I didn't write anything up. It is really easy, though. A little googling will be all you need. The PCB mods are awfully easy. It takes more time to get the board out and back in than to do the actual mod.

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Do you happen to still have a CDB 582? If so, is there anyway for me to get a copy of the manual for it? I've been searching everywhere and can't find a manual for mine...
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