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  1. dannybgoode

    Are you keeping your old stuff alive?

    Well the first one has lasted around 30 years and is showing no signs of failing - the KSS-190A assembly will be the one thing along with cockroaches that survives a nuclear war. I think my CDs will fail before the player is eventually ready for retirement
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    Are you keeping your old stuff alive?

    Why-do you want to hear it
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    Are you keeping your old stuff alive?

    This is exactly why I’ve spent £400 on a new old stock transport and laser assembly. The original one is still going strong but when it dies I have a replacement ready to go . The £700 includes this £400.
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    Do your “standards” go higher as you upgrade?

    I’ve gone in the opposite direction to be honest. I’ve been ‘upgrading’ my system but by buying vintage but high end secondhand kit. My current spend is around £1200 and I have a system that I’d happily put up against a new system costing anything up to £10k. It might not beat it but there wouldn’t be much in it. I’m also enjoying the challenge of finding bargains to take it to the next level.
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    Are you keeping your old stuff alive?

    The 337ESD is one of the best CD players I’ve ever heard. Including the cost of the player and a service for it I have £700 invested in it in total and it should be good pretty much for my lifetime. I think that’s a reasonable RoI. I’m going to have some sympathetic mods done to it - a bit of recapping, some power supply upgrades etc and I’d then happily put it up against a more recent player costing many times as much. The transport itself is a work of art - almost worth displaying. They don’t make ‘em like they used to.
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    Hifiman HE1000 v2’s

    End game headphones right here. I have a pair and they are frankly one of the best things I’ve heard - speakers or cans... https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F183798674399
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    Are you keeping your old stuff alive?

    An update on the Sony 337ESD. So keen am I to keep the old girl going I’ve spent £400 on a new old stock transport and laser for when the original one finally dies. Be good for another 3 years then!
  8. dannybgoode

    £100 phono stage upgrade

    It’s now the Solo and Duo (the Duo being £20 more and MC capable. Has a headphone stage as well).
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    Cartridge advice

    It is Goldring’s own design. See comment above
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    Cartridge advice

    No it isn’t. It is made in the AT factory and remove the Goldring outer casing and it is in an AT-95 housing but the magnet configuration is very different and is a bespoke Goldring design.
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    £100 phono stage upgrade

    Tisbury Audio Domino is excellent but a touch above budget at £149 (Tisbury deal mainly via eBay). Cambridge Audio Solo is £129 and also very good. I have not heard a budget Pro-ject stage I’ve liked but the Rega is also a worthy contender. If the budget will stretch the Tisbury is where my money would be though - particularly with a cartridge as capable as the 2M Red
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    Cartridge advice

    I have used the Goldring E3 and it’s a very nice cartridge. Easy to mount up as well and can be had for £80 off Amazon. It’d be where my money goes.
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    £100 budget turntable + amp + speakers possible?!

    £100 is tough but I’d imaging it could be done. I found a Dual 505-2 turntable for £50 and when I went to pick it up the chap threw in a perfectly good Yamaha amp. Would then be easy enough to find a pair of nice speakers - Wharfdale Diamond 9’s or Celestion Dittons.
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    Are you keeping your old stuff alive?

    In fact so keen am I on keeping the Sony 337ESD going I am about to pick it up following a thorough service. Can’t wait
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    Are you keeping your old stuff alive?

    Just bought a PSX-R to partner it. Total system spend so far £1200. And it seriously kicks when I want it to but is as delicate as an angels wings when required.