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Old 2nd October 2012, 06:09 PM   #1
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Smile Opinions on Raysonic sp-200 + Raysonic 168 CD

Hi to all.
The story is this, A local dealer (Madrid-Spain) has offered me a Raysonic SP- 200 and + Raysonic CD168, both brand new for $ 3.000. Tough I have found lots of nice info recomending de CD168 I have been unable to do so through the forum on the Rysonic SP-200 and I thought to open this threat to get your ideas/suggestions/opinions on the issue


The specs are:


Raysonic's SP-200

Features:
  • Class AB design.
  • 4x KT88 output tubes operate in 100 + 100 Watts RMS - 200 watts total. 12AU7 Tubes.
  • Zero negative feedback.
  • RC circuitry for more linear performance.
  • Extended frequency range C-core audio output transformers.
  • 8 power tubes are individually biased.
  • Remote control.
  • All-aluminum chassis.
  • Chassis finish: black or silver.
Output Transformer:


The major feature of the super-wide bandwidth ourput transformer is that it delivers the current in the bass, while still maintaining the speed in the high frequencies, dramatically improving thequare wave response of the amplifier. The effect is a much more natural and relaxed sound with greater clarity, resolution and fluidity.
  • Super- wide bandwidth high performance output transformer.
  • High efficiency with low insertion loss for optimal current and voltage transfer.
  • Multiple tight layering and coupling on the core for extended frequency response.
  • Output transformers are sealed with an anti-resonance compound material.




Raysonic CD168

Features:
  • Full-featured true balanced Top Loading CD-Player.
  • Real class-A triode vacuum-tube output stage for single-ended & balanced operation.
  • Very compact output buffer.
  • 4 x 6922EH triodes tubes-Russia.
  • Ceramic tube sockets.
  • Warm up function-extends tube life time.
  • 2pcs burr brown pcm 1792.
  • Upsampling 24bit/192KHZ.
  • Philips CD transport mechanism.
  • Suspension system to isolate the CD-transport from vibration.
  • Audience Auricap capacitors.
  • Solen-MKP capacitors.
  • Large noiseless C-core power transformer.
  • Mirrored display glass.
  • Display dimmer & mute function.
  • Metal remote volume control.
  • Top Loading display LED ON/OFF function.
  • Crafted high grade 8mm aluminium-brushed and anodized chassis: black or silver.
Specifications:
  • Vacuum Tubes: Russia 6922EH x 4.
  • CD transport: Philips VAM 1202.
  • Conversation Rate: 24bit / 192kHz..
  • Output Level: 0 - 2.9V.
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20KHz, ± 0.2dB.
  • S/N Ratio: >100dB.
  • Distortion: < 0.003%.
  • Dynamic Range: 110dB.
  • Output impedance Single Ended RCA-110 ohms.
  • Output impedance Balanced XLR-330 ohms.
  • Digital output: 75 ohm.
  • Power Consumption: 38 watts.
  • Remote volume control: yes.
  • Dimensions: 48L x 30W x 13H (cm).
  • Operating Voltage: 100-120VAC. 50Hz/60Hz (220-240VAC 50Hz/60Hz).
  • Weight: 11kg.
My current speakers are a couple DIY blackloaded horn speakers using the Fostex FE208 Sigma fullrange drivers (enclosures are the ones Fostex recomended in its website). I am using a Pioneer PL 570 as turntable (the ancient model made on the 70's) and a Pioneer TX 9800 as a turner. The SP-200 will replace a Pioneer SA 9900 and I currently do not have any dedicated CD Player as I listen my CD's though a budget home theater blu-ray.

I just love music, all sorts of music, from classical to new trends, no matter what¡¡¡ My listening space y pretty square and about 480 sq feet in size.

As an alternative I was thinking on graving the CD168 and to build a DIY amp KIT (maybe the Master KT88 Scott sales through the Vendor's Bazaar in this forum).



Again, any idea/suggestions/opinions will be fully appreciated

Thanks in advance
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