1. Sign-up to become a member, and most of the ads you see will disappear. It only takes 30 seconds to sign up, so join the discussion today!
    Dismiss Notice

Need help guys: need new Cd player...or more?

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Susan S, Dec 18, 2018.

Tags:
  1. Susan S

    Susan S Auditioning

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2001
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    10
    Location:
    Amherst, Virginia
    Real Name:
    Susan
    This may not be a "usual" request for you : My 1989 Adcom GCD- 575 cd player had the audacity to stop...just like that, no goodbye, just stopped. Dead. Sent her off to the repair shop who tried but eventually sent her back to me as he can no longer find parts for the laser. <sniff> I now am in need of a new cd player. I have really enjoyed my cd/preamp/amp combo with Adcom for the last 30 years...sweet clarity, just a lovely setup. But now to modern times: I still love analog, use some sweet litle Accoustic Reseach tube amps when I have custody of the Tannoys (weird I know: I "share" custody of two 17" dual-concentric Tannoy Ardens with my Ex....we alternate every 5 years...unless he's in a snit, or whatever...but lets just say I now am using my Paradigm towers. I'd like a sweet little modern (i.e. new) setup that doesn't cost three arms and a leg as I am , after all, a retired schoolteacher. I listen to mainly rock, show tunes, rarely opera, some blues and jazz...but at heart I am an Eagles/Queen/10CC kind of gal. Can you steer me to a setup that won't put me in serious debt but that you think would sound sweet? Just so you'll know what I have...my Adcom Preamp and low-wattage tube amps still work, somewhere I still have a 2011 Denon 1911 AV receiver, I have a Sony UBP-X800 4K Blue Ray dvd/CD player...so if any of that could be worked in I thought I'd let you know. Any ideas??
    Susan in Virginia
     
  2. Nelson Au

    Nelson Au Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 1999
    Messages:
    14,384
    Likes Received:
    3,211
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    I’m not familiar with Adcom players but took a look at eBay and saw a few of your model. Might be an option if you’d like to replace the player with the same model. There’s one being sold for parts so that might help repair yours.

    Your Sony blu ray player could play CDs too.

    Good luck!
     
  3. JQuintana

    JQuintana Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2018
    Messages:
    1,124
    Likes Received:
    526
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Real Name:
    Johnny
    I'd forego the cd player at this point and just let the Sony be your BD and CD player. Less components and wires to mess with too.
     
    John Dirk likes this.
  4. Robin9

    Robin9 Producer

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2006
    Messages:
    4,500
    Likes Received:
    2,399
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Real Name:
    Robin
    I agree with those other posters who recommend using the Sony machine. I've been an audiophile for decades and I have a Lyngdorf high end CD player. I sometimes use one of my Sony Blu-ray players for CDs and they do a pretty good job. It's possible that your Sony, being their up-market machine, could do a better job than my normal Sony players. I doubt very much that you'll hear anything seriously amiss.
     
  5. The Drifter

    The Drifter Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2019
    Messages:
    286
    Likes Received:
    222
    Trophy Points:
    110
    Real Name:
    Jim
    Just saw this post. Would agree with others that it's probably best to avoid getting a new stand-alone CD player & just using your BD player to play CD's. This may just be me, but when it comes to older electronics, I don't believe there's a lot of value in trying to get them repaired - especially given that the repair may be expensive, and you have no idea how long it will last.

    My stand-alone Aiwa CD player (that I purchased in 2000) finally crapped out on me in late 2014 - and I got rid of this. The sound was great & I thought about replacing the player. But, at that point I had a BD player which played CD's, as well as a CD player in my car & another one in my computer. So, since I had three other ways to listen to CD's, there was no real need to replace the stand-alone player - which was quite bulky/heavy to begin with.
     

Share This Page