For Sale Arcam Alpha 7se CD player

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  1. Lawrence001

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    In good condition with original remote. Not used a great deal, I have about 6 disc players and this was the source for my second headphone system. Collection from North London recommended as I don't have the box or transit screws but I would consider posting at buyer's cost and risk. £60 collected.

    Price and currency: £60
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    Hello

    Would you accept £40 for the player?
     
  3. Lawrence001

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    No thanks
     
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    Where are you based in London (just to see how far are you from my place).
     
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    PM sent with postcode
     
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    Hello Lawrence,

    Can offer £60 delivered, if that works for you.
     
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    If you ever come to/pass the West Midlands/Staffordshire I'll take it at asking price of £60.
     
  8. Lawrence001

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    Thanks but I'm unlikely to go there for some time.
    Yashmartins, please let me know about the possible collection option you mentioned on PM.
     
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    Where abouts in London please maybe able to collect next week.

    Thanks
     
  10. Lawrence001

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    Have sent details by PM thanks.
     
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    Yashmartins I can meet you in the Bank area next week one lunchtime at work, and as it is cash and cannot be tested, it is sold as seen (but I have been using it in my main system this week without any problems whatsoever). If you are happy with this please confirm on the forum. Thanks
     
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    No response from Yashmartins on the thread so sale currently on hold while I try it in my main system as a CDP (have just tried it out as a transport last week but it seems to work better for me as a standalone player.

    Just found this on the lampizator website:

    The DAC chip is a burr-Brown PCM1716 which is quite rare and in theory it is one of the worst DACS from Burr-Brown ever, but in reality - it is one of the best.

    It is a well kept secret that B-B PCM1716 has excellent sound, so appealing, that many people consider it their DAC chip of choice.
    Sadly I did not have more than half day for testing but I agree that this sound is equal to the best ones.
    I would say that this DAC chip beats their own high end PCM1702 which is a real BLASPHEMY in High-end circles.

    A similarily lively, energetic, enjoyable sound comes for example from the Philips TDA1549.


    Lets see, who else used that chip:
    A quick visit to Vassily's list:

    ARCAM DIVA CD72
    ARCAM ALPHA 7SE
    Many denons
    EXPOSURE CD 2010
    JOLIDA JD-100A
    MARANTZ CD-17 Mk III (?!!!)
    MISSION-Cyrus CD 7
    MUSICAL FIDELITY E624
    MUSICAL FIDELITY X-RAY
    NAD 524
    PIONEER PDR-609
    ROKSAN CASPIAN DSP
    ROTEL RCD-06
    THULE AUDIO Spirit CD100
    THULE AUDIO Spirit CD150B
    Wow ! Quite an impressive list. Some really high ticket products.
     
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    Hello Lawrence, I had already confirmed on the PM to you
    Here for the record, is confirmation again,

    yesterday at 9.06 am-- "Perfect

    Have a deal at £50 and we will meet at Bank area for the exchange."
     
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    I asked you twice in the conversation to post your offer on the sale thread which you didn't do. I also see you wrote in another thread "I think, we can't communicate on PM directly before a deal is finalized (read in the rules of AVF)." So I had to assume you did not wish to do the deal on the thread by the rules, and hence decided to spend a bit more time testing it in my main system. So I'm not saying it's no longer for sale, just no longer for sale until I can confirm it is not better than my current source. Which might be by the end of the week.
     
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    Hi I'm ready to go next week if you're still on.
     
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    Yes, we have a deal at £50 as agreed earlier.
     
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    Great lets agree a day and time by pm. I'll need to check my work calendar on Monday first so will probably be Tuesday to Thursday. Thanks
     
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    Whenever its good for you

    Bank underground station is 10 minutes from my place, so can adjust ............

    just a request -- make it in afternoon or around 5.30
     

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