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Mini disc/Cd player

Discussion in 'Hi-Fi Stereo Systems & Separates' started by Chorea, Jun 13, 2002.

  1. Chorea

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    Can anyone help i'm looking for a good mindisc/cd player is there any recommendations??

    Or is it best to buy seperates??

    Cheers
     
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    Buy separates.
     
  4. gringottsdirect

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    Buy separates,
    @Richer Sounds.
     
  5. eviljohn2

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    I've got the Sony CMT-CP500MD which has tape/tuner/cd/md and have only been thrilled with it. I recently upgraded the speakers to some mission 771e's (2nd hand for 75squid) and this tightened up the bass performance significantly.

    Admittedly for that sort of price you could probably find a seperates system though...
     
  6. Tejpal

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    why put such good speakers into such a crap(no offence) system..

    Its like drinking vintage wine out of a disposable cup!!!!!!
     
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    It all depends on your opinion, I picked up the speakers effectively unused for £75. I'm sure you'll agree that although the speakers that came with the system were OK, a £75 speaker upgrade is certainly justifiable.

    The system itself is also of excellent quality compared to similarly priced seperates systems comprising a 35W power unit, tuner, CD, cassette and MD. It's also got optical and analogue inputs which I've connected my PC to.

    In all the system suits me fine as a student due to its small size and stunning sound/looks.

    As a final note, I challenge you to make a better MD recording from a CD using seperates - how can you possibly beat using the same internal circuitry? No interconnects or anything to degrade the sound!!
     
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    I have a Sony 'Lifestyle' system in my bedroom and it's fine. Can't remember which one it is now. It's a separates system in that tape and MD are separate, although CD, Tuner and amp are integrated.

    I also have a cyrus based separates system in my lounge. The MD recordings I get from the Sony system bear no comparison to those that I get from my Pioneer/Denon/Cyrus system.

    Separating components by additional boxes and interconnects is a positive not a negative. Proximity will cause interference.

    Sony's integrated systems do receive good reviews, but they are always qualified with 'for an integrated system'.
     
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    Tejpal

    Adding quality speakers to mini/micro systems is the first step for many when getting into hifi in the real word, I did it with my Sony Separates with the addition of a set of Castle Cliftons. So it makes perfect sense from where Im standing.

    BTW do everyone a favour and go & delete that £5 offer for a guy asking a reasonable query about his hifi cost. Keep up the fine posts dude. IMHO of course.

    Edit : http://www.ifrance.com/evildonut/hifi/CJ/system_CJ_3.jpg

    here is a pic of a mini system that has been given the separates treatment and sounds nothing like "Crappy", think Speakers, Speaker Stands, IC & Speaker cable upgrades. Still does a fantastic job everyday.
     
  10. gringottsdirect

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    I have a Sony CMT-CP500MD system, it sounds really clear with solid bass. Most posters here would not have heard it, but would be speaking from a pro-separates viewpoint.
    Although I posted on this thread earlier suggesting separates from RS, this system is actually quite decent.
    However, the sound quality when using my Sony MDS-JB940 MD recorder makes recordings superior even when playing in car.
    Ultimately the most up to date mini/micro systems are a lot better than one would expect. A ramshackle combo of bargain bin separates is often just a mess of wires, boxes and mediocrity.
     
  11. Tejpal

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    fair enough,

    you are all Initialled to your opinions

    and so am i

    BTW, i have changed the "ill give you £5 for it" post

    It was out of order
     

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