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    Need help deciding on DVD/CD player

    I need to buy another DVD player which has to double as a CD player. I'm more concerned about 2ch music than video. I'm considering the following units:

    Denon 2910

    Yamaha S2500

    NAD T534

    I'm currently using a Denon 1910 which has fairly good sound and picture. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
    Pass Labs X250 amp, BAT Vk-51se Preamp,
    Thorens TD-145 TT, Bellari phono preamp, Nagaoka MP-200 Cartridge
    Magnepan QR1.6 speakers
    Luxman DA-06 DAC
    Van Alstine Ultra Plus Hybrid Tube DAC
    Dual Martin Logan Original Dynamo Subs
    Parasound A21 amp
    Vintage Luxman T-110 tuner
    Magnepan MMG's, Grant Fidelity DAC-11, Class D CDA254 amp
    Monitor Audio S1 speakers, PSB B6 speakers
    Vintage Technic's Integrated amp
    Music Hall 25.2 CDP
    Adcom GFR 700 AVR
    Cables- Cardas, Silnote, BJC
    Velodyne CHT 8 sub

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    Check out the Oppo 970. It's $149 and was just chosen as The Absolute Sound's Budget Component of the Year.

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    which DVD/CD player

    The Oppo 970 is nice but for $229 I would go with the Oppo DV-981with the 1080P upconverting. It has better video processing. I would like to see a comparison of the audio quality of the yamaha and denon since I'm only really interested in redbook CD listening.
    Multichannel audio is not my thing. I really should get a high end dedicated CD player but I need a new DVD player to go with a new 50" panasonic plasma TV and new 37" LCD TV.
    I will use my current denon 1910 with my MMG's and LCD while the new DVD player will go with my Adcom system and Q1.6 Maggies.
    Pass Labs X250 amp, BAT Vk-51se Preamp,
    Thorens TD-145 TT, Bellari phono preamp, Nagaoka MP-200 Cartridge
    Magnepan QR1.6 speakers
    Luxman DA-06 DAC
    Van Alstine Ultra Plus Hybrid Tube DAC
    Dual Martin Logan Original Dynamo Subs
    Parasound A21 amp
    Vintage Luxman T-110 tuner
    Magnepan MMG's, Grant Fidelity DAC-11, Class D CDA254 amp
    Monitor Audio S1 speakers, PSB B6 speakers
    Vintage Technic's Integrated amp
    Music Hall 25.2 CDP
    Adcom GFR 700 AVR
    Cables- Cardas, Silnote, BJC
    Velodyne CHT 8 sub

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    Anyone here has experience with DVD players modified by the Reference Audio? Toshiba or Opps looks very interesting.

    JRA

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    Forum Regular blackraven's Avatar
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    Hmm, don't a few more people have any recommendations for a good sounding DVD/CD player in the $400-700 range?
    Pass Labs X250 amp, BAT Vk-51se Preamp,
    Thorens TD-145 TT, Bellari phono preamp, Nagaoka MP-200 Cartridge
    Magnepan QR1.6 speakers
    Luxman DA-06 DAC
    Van Alstine Ultra Plus Hybrid Tube DAC
    Dual Martin Logan Original Dynamo Subs
    Parasound A21 amp
    Vintage Luxman T-110 tuner
    Magnepan MMG's, Grant Fidelity DAC-11, Class D CDA254 amp
    Monitor Audio S1 speakers, PSB B6 speakers
    Vintage Technic's Integrated amp
    Music Hall 25.2 CDP
    Adcom GFR 700 AVR
    Cables- Cardas, Silnote, BJC
    Velodyne CHT 8 sub

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackraven
    Hmm, don't a few more people have any recommendations for a good sounding DVD/CD player in the $400-700 range?
    I have a marantz SACD/DVD player... it sounds pretty good... (much better than any normal dvd player I have tried...)

    I forget the model, but it was ~$450 2 years ago...
    HT: Anthem AVM 50 / PVA-7; Focal JM Lab 4x Chorus 716 S, CC 700 S, 2x Chorus 706S; 2x 12s - Homebuilt Sub
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    Computer: Denon AVR 2805, Old Tecnic & Optimus Speakers
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    Forum Regular blackraven's Avatar
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    Thanks, I'll check it out. I was thinking about buying a mid price player and possibly modding it. Any one have any experience with resource audio mods?
    Pass Labs X250 amp, BAT Vk-51se Preamp,
    Thorens TD-145 TT, Bellari phono preamp, Nagaoka MP-200 Cartridge
    Magnepan QR1.6 speakers
    Luxman DA-06 DAC
    Van Alstine Ultra Plus Hybrid Tube DAC
    Dual Martin Logan Original Dynamo Subs
    Parasound A21 amp
    Vintage Luxman T-110 tuner
    Magnepan MMG's, Grant Fidelity DAC-11, Class D CDA254 amp
    Monitor Audio S1 speakers, PSB B6 speakers
    Vintage Technic's Integrated amp
    Music Hall 25.2 CDP
    Adcom GFR 700 AVR
    Cables- Cardas, Silnote, BJC
    Velodyne CHT 8 sub

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    Check out the Cambridge Audio 540d.It has as good a cd playback as you will find in a player at that price level,very good picture as well.I have had one for about 2 years and never had an issue.

    bill

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    Sorry, in my previous post I meant to ask if any one knows about reference audio mods not research audio.
    Pass Labs X250 amp, BAT Vk-51se Preamp,
    Thorens TD-145 TT, Bellari phono preamp, Nagaoka MP-200 Cartridge
    Magnepan QR1.6 speakers
    Luxman DA-06 DAC
    Van Alstine Ultra Plus Hybrid Tube DAC
    Dual Martin Logan Original Dynamo Subs
    Parasound A21 amp
    Vintage Luxman T-110 tuner
    Magnepan MMG's, Grant Fidelity DAC-11, Class D CDA254 amp
    Monitor Audio S1 speakers, PSB B6 speakers
    Vintage Technic's Integrated amp
    Music Hall 25.2 CDP
    Adcom GFR 700 AVR
    Cables- Cardas, Silnote, BJC
    Velodyne CHT 8 sub

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    DV6500

    sounds great, but SACD bass isn't that good... maybe I don't have it set up properly?
    also, I think I only paid $450 for this at a store in Akron, OH 2 years ago
    HT: Anthem AVM 50 / PVA-7; Focal JM Lab 4x Chorus 716 S, CC 700 S, 2x Chorus 706S; 2x 12s - Homebuilt Sub
    2CH: B&K PT3 s2, Anthem PVA-2, VonSchweikert VR-1
    Computer: Denon AVR 2805, Old Tecnic & Optimus Speakers
    2004 KTM 200 SX
    2003 Spyder
    2002 Single Cab, 3" cornfed lift, 34"LTB & 31" AT's
    ONLINE PHOTO ALBUM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock789
    sounds great, but SACD bass isn't that good...
    Something's wrong -- bass is one of the best things about SACD.
    Eschew fascism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Chalk
    Something's wrong -- bass is one of the best things about SACD.
    this is what I thought...
    do you know how to set up the DV6500?
    not sure what I am doing incorrectly?
    HT: Anthem AVM 50 / PVA-7; Focal JM Lab 4x Chorus 716 S, CC 700 S, 2x Chorus 706S; 2x 12s - Homebuilt Sub
    2CH: B&K PT3 s2, Anthem PVA-2, VonSchweikert VR-1
    Computer: Denon AVR 2805, Old Tecnic & Optimus Speakers
    2004 KTM 200 SX
    2003 Spyder
    2002 Single Cab, 3" cornfed lift, 34"LTB & 31" AT's
    ONLINE PHOTO ALBUM

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    Yeah, since it says it has bass management, I would go into the audio setup menu and check your speaker sizes and subwoofer, and make sure it matches the connections to the rest of your system. What is it connected to and how?
    Eschew fascism.
    Truth Will Out.
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