Any Upgrades For My Marantz CD-63 MkII KI Signature Series CD Player?

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    Are there any upgrades for my Marantz CD-63 MkII KI Signature Series cd player out there?

    Could you guys give me any advice. Also what is the regular maintinence thats you are meant to give your cd players? :lease:
     
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    As the my version is the KI and mk2 version, is it still worth upgrading the parts listed on the site? will I notice any difference by upgrading the clock, power supply etc as the parts in this cd player are meant to be good anyway?
     
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    Well, it depends, as the total cost of the upgrades and shipping will be in the region of £200.

    You can but an upgraded/modified 63's for £100-£300 on eBay depending on the level of modification, so it might not be financially viable (in that you might as well buy another player outright, and keep your current KI as a back-up: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MARANTZ-CD-63...5826083328QQcategoryZ3272QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem )

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    hmm yeah i suppose. Just a couple more questions do chevin audio do a service and do it for me as I dont think I will have the technical experties to do it, I also notice audiocom.

    I got my KI Sig off ebay for £120 boxed so could upgrade it
     
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    also as components degrade over time will it be worth getting my cd player serviced?
     
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    I don't think Chevin service the player, they just apply the upgrades. Best e-mail yourself though.

    As for service costs, again, it depends how much you love the player! I don't think Marantz will over charge you, however, any warranty given after the service will be invalidated by the upgrades you do.....

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    cheers turtle

    I have managed to find someone who will do it for me, gonna get it upgraded
     
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    thanks for them

    I a little worried if I get it upgraded will it ruin the aftersale if I ever need to sell it on.

    Or am I being stupid as upgrading the internal components will add value
     
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    I have just had my Marantz CD80 upgraded and as I saw this thread before I went and picked it up I asked the guy about upgrading the 63 KI. He said he had done several and had two on the bench ready to be picked up.

    I had a lot of work done to the CD80 and I have it plugged into my system now and it sounds good. Im saying it sounds good and not great because I need some time to get to know it. My impression so far is that it sounds more realistic and less warm and silky compared with the CD17, in effect its closer to the sound of a good vinyl set up, more detailed.

    If your interested in an alternative to Chevin then pm me and I shall give you the addy and telephone number. Im going to post pics of the mods in another thread.
     
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    karkus I look forward to seeing the pics, could you let me know when you bang them on here
     
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    Sure thing. I usually post them to Yahoo, so just click on the link when I get round to downloading them all.
     
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    karkus could you pm the addy and tel number of the person who done your cd-80 and maybe your cd63

    looks very professional and I want it doing :)

    OR

    If anybody knows anybody that will upgrade my cd-63ki sig please let me know
     

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