not all my cd players are second hand.. two of the cambridge audio cd players were bought brand new from richersounds. i bought the arcam alpha 9 because they dont make them anymore and i bought it in good faith as described, working and in excellent condition..I admire the patience of the people here trying to help Password 1, however my patience ran out a considerable time ago when the full story of his chequered 2nd hand collection stated to unfold. I'll keep stum for fear of sounding unsympathetic.
... think it’s just a bit of trolling? Wouldn’t be surprised.
You completely skipped the episode where he ended up with at a mix of at least 5 used and new CD players.In truth, that's exactly what I've been thinking as I've been reading through this thread.
"I'd like to replace a CD player with something that isn't a CD player. I don't want to buy something used as I worry about reliability and want a warranty. It must be of the same standard as my existing Arcam kit but I only have £200. I have an old laptop with Windows ME but I have no WiFi or internet connection...."
Eventually ending up with:
"I've just bought a used Arcam CD player off ebay and it buzzes".
Either this is some European Championship standard trolling or we've found the real-life Mr Mann:
got ebay to step in. refund and sending it back. i was told by ebay i can keep it as well but im sending it back. im waiting for the correct return label.Any update? Did you get a refund out of him?
Not just an Arcam but a number of others as well, if i remember the contents of this thread!
the eject button on an arcam remote.ejects the marantz cd player..You won't. You can only eject from the facia button to the left of the tray. It's the same on the later models of Marantz players, bit of a PITA to be honest. If it's of interest the Marantz has a fairly good headphone socket, not too powerful but will drive headphones well enough.
All your going to hear with difference CDPs is the detail that they can extract. The biggest influence after that extraction is going to come from the speakers, the room and the amp, in that order. Personally I can hear detail from a DAC but not it's actual tonal difference, therefore I'm only really interested in hearing what can actually be extracted from the disc.but not all cd players have a headphone socket and is the sound quality of the headphone socket the same as the rca outputs