I Would spend the extra £100 the Cambridge transport costs. It's no more or less than a second hand high end player and serviceable. What is more Richer sounds give extended guarantees for peanuts. Will cost you less in the end and sound better than a cheap integrated player.
I notice the 'new user's introduce yourself' thread in 2-channel is now called 'hard grind'......... the other stickies in 2-channel have altered titles as well
If there is a hacker out there, I propose putting all 'for sale' threads into the spirit of the wam and making everything free
Over a four year period I managed to acquire quite a few Sony bits. Also I have restored quite a lot of Sony products in the same period.
The first piece was a TA-F55. I got this for the phono stage which has a cartridge load selector as well. I am so happy with this tiny amp that I will never get rid of it. The only thing I did to it was to clean it and change all the bulbs with led's.
Next came a TC-755, followed by a TC-850-2 followed by the monster TC 8750-2
Then I set my sights to the precise series and with a great deal of luck managed to get the amp and the matching tuner. TA-P7F and ST-P7J.
Then I got my hands on a TC-D5M and last but not least a micro cassette recorder the very cute M-909
Can't upload pics at the moment due to the limitations of the file size. But it will happen
I've just read some of the Rothwell website and haven't come across the passage you quote, but based on what I did read, it has a minimum of bullshit, although I can't expect a sales-based website to avoid all self promotion. Nevertheless, the explanations given for various design decisions seems sensible to me.
The common factor would seem to be long running high post count threads. Looks like a manual error, perhaps in the course of trimming efforts ( ? ), rather than some sort of random gremlins thing going out of control where you don't know where or what to check for changes. Just as well.