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sony mds-ja333es vs. sony mds-ja555es.

Discussion in 'Hi-Fi Stereo Systems & Separates' started by mgh0001, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. mgh0001

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    howdo all,
    does anyone know which of these players is best, the sony mds-ja333es or the 555es? and the difference between them both?

    cheers, mike
     
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    does anyone have any of these units and what do you think of them
    cheers, mike
     
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    I think this might be better suited to the HiFi section as those 2 units are MD separates, so moving to there.
     
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    Moved :D
     
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    I used to have the 333, and it was beautiful, with a sound that rivalled some of the CDs I owned! Never compared it to the 555 but never had a need to. The only reason I sold it was so it didnt depreciate too much with the advent of MP3 players and the like.
     
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    Both are excellent MD decks, go for whatever one is cheaper.

    I would also back up the sentiments above that I have never heard MD sounding inferior to CD, I always used to pipe (and still do) the digital output towards a DAC, and guess what using the DACs Ive owned and my current convertor (Toshiba) MD sounds as good as CD.

    Its all about the analogue outputs stage, and the 333/555 both have stunning output from their own DACs.
     
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    The only advice I can give on any of these ES decks is make sure the transport is in rude health as they a very expensive fix. My JA20ES was totalled for the want of about 3p's worth of plastic :(.
     
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    markie boy,
    i get a mds-ja333es delivered for my use tomorrow. can you tell me is it best to record use analog cables or a digital cable?
    cheers, mike

    i use the qed sliver spiral analog cable
    and the qed OM / OT digital cable
     

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