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Old 8th July 2004, 10:46 PM   #1
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Default Help please with rare tube cd player

Seeing it`s got tubes in the output, maybe someone knows something about this.

I pick up what i believe to be a very rare tube cd player, it`s a (Musical Fidelity Class A Tube CD player Limited Edition) thats all it says on the front and there`s nothing on the back. I had to fix the tray as it was getting jammed with a few spacing washers and now it`s 100%. This thing sounds really good, but there`s nothing on the web or at MF`s site. It looks as though it be from the E (Electra) series but it`s not, it has the similar black gloss face and all.
Any help or info would be appreciated.
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Old 8th July 2004, 11:15 PM   #2
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What is it using for tubes? Maybe this might help find some info on it.

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The first MF CD player I remember was the frog face one which looked like the A1 amp but had a top loading philips drive and a couple of ECC81/2 showing at the bacK of the case. There was also another front loading model based on the B1 case style.
If yours is in black gloss finish the it has to be a bit later. It's likely that it's still based on a Philips transport and 16 bit DAC with only the final amplification stage using tubes. As I remember, they were all good sounding units - nothing magical about the design, just some power supply mods and of course the final triode stage which made them sound a bit more analog and 'vinyl like'.
Future repairs shouldn't be a problem as all the MF range was built from readily available off the shelf parts.
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There`s nothing on the tubes at all, they are on a separate board made by MF 12"x 2.5" with the h/t supply, the tubes look like 12--7`s and are flying lead ones soldered to the board, also there is a reclocking board again made by MF that`s mounted over the main digital board, thats 6"x2". The main board is about 12"x 9". 2x big toroidals as well.
Martinab2 i found the tube one your thinking of but this ones much later, it`s got the same stying as the E or Electra series, very glossy black looks like black glass.
As for Mf helping me out, forget it they do`nt even have an email address for me to write to. I`d love to know how many of these were made, as it looks as though i have the only one maybe.
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georgehifi, could you post a pic of the player?
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Reaction I have no idea how to, but i can take a photo of it and email it to you, maybe you can do it for me, if you give me your email address.
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