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Thanks to all for the good advice and tips, as ever I find the users of this site extremely helpful and friendly :)

Jon, yes plenty of logic and reason there! I think for now though I want to keep things simple, the route you suggest makes sense but I'm just not ready for that, if I change I think it would be for a CD player only. New or s/h though? Would be nice to have something new but I'm still not getting many opportunities to listen to music due to the awkward shifts I work.

Stupra, I don't really know other than I'm not prepared to invest the £800+ they seem to go for on the usual popular auction site. If I saw one at a more realistic (for me) price I would consider one, do you know of one that might be available?

Tendaberry, I've seen a Majik CD for £800 and old adverts for Akurate CDs around £1400. Tempting but then I've seen a Roksan Blak new for £1700 which normally retails for £2550. As with Pennypacker, every time my wallet opens tears roll down my face! So if it is to receive a bit of a bashing, I think new at anything over £1k would be preferable.

So I think the options are: keep playing the Genki until it's beyond repair or sell it to help fund a replacement. No new DAC, no streamer (as compelling as the case for one was made). I think I may just mull it over later with a chilled beverage and an unhealthy salty snack :)

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My final 2 cents... purchase new and demo them with your amplification and presentation line. :) Also, drop Linn. Do Naim make a CD player!?!? 

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15 minutes ago, silkie said:

My final 2 cents... purchase new and demo them with your amplification and presentation line. :) Also, drop Linn. Do Naim make a CD player!?!? 

Naim? Isn't that a dirty word? :D

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1 hour ago, Carrington said:

Thanks to all for the good advice and tips, as ever I find the users of this site extremely helpful and friendly :)

Jon, yes plenty of logic and reason there! I think for now though I want to keep things simple, the route you suggest makes sense but I'm just not ready for that, if I change I think it would be for a CD player only. New or s/h though? Would be nice to have something new but I'm still not getting many opportunities to listen to music due to the awkward shifts I work.

Stupra, I don't really know other than I'm not prepared to invest the £800+ they seem to go for on the usual popular auction site. If I saw one at a more realistic (for me) price I would consider one, do you know of one that might be available?

Tendaberry, I've seen a Majik CD for £800 and old adverts for Akurate CDs around £1400. Tempting but then I've seen a Roksan Blak new for £1700 which normally retails for £2550. As with Pennypacker, every time my wallet opens tears roll down my face! So if it is to receive a bit of a bashing, I think new at anything over £1k would be preferable.

So I think the options are: keep playing the Genki until it's beyond repair or sell it to help fund a replacement. No new DAC, no streamer (as compelling as the case for one was made). I think I may just mull it over later with a chilled beverage and an unhealthy salty snack :)

 How is your salty snack? Meanwhile, just listen to that drawer opening and closing... 

just saying.. ^_^

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The Ikemi's drawer is beautiful, and it never failed to impress friends when I owned one. Bear in mind, though, that once the disc is playing it's lifted above the drawer, so although the latter is sexy it has nothing to do with the actual playback.

Mick

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1 hour ago, Pennypacker said:

 How is your salty snack? Meanwhile, just listen to that drawer opening and closing... 

just saying.. ^_^

Is that Linn porn? :D

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Kinda... ;) I had a Yamaha cd s700 once. It had also had a nice smooth disc drawer. To bad you could hear the disc spinning :zip:

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4 hours ago, Carrington said:

Thanks to all for the good advice and tips, as ever I find the users of this site extremely helpful and friendly :)

Jon, yes plenty of logic and reason there! I think for now though I want to keep things simple, the route you suggest makes sense but I'm just not ready for that, if I change I think it would be for a CD player only. New or s/h though? Would be nice to have something new but I'm still not getting many opportunities to listen to music due to the awkward shifts I work.

Stupra, I don't really know other than I'm not prepared to invest the £800+ they seem to go for on the usual popular auction site. If I saw one at a more realistic (for me) price I would consider one, do you know of one that might be available?

Tendaberry, I've seen a Majik CD for £800 and old adverts for Akurate CDs around £1400. Tempting but then I've seen a Roksan Blak new for £1700 which normally retails for £2550. As with Pennypacker, every time my wallet opens tears roll down my face! So if it is to receive a bit of a bashing, I think new at anything over £1k would be preferable.

So I think the options are: keep playing the Genki until it's beyond repair or sell it to help fund a replacement. No new DAC, no streamer (as compelling as the case for one was made). I think I may just mull it over later with a chilled beverage and an unhealthy salty snack :)

I have an immaculate Ikemi that I am contemplating in px so just wondering.

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11 minutes ago, stupra said:

I have an immaculate Ikemi that I am contemplating in px so just wondering.

Okay stupra, you have my attention! What's the history of it? Is it black? Presumably you are upgrading, what are you going for? Oh, and where are you based as if I'm interested I'd prefer to have a look first before committing. I suppose how much you want for it will be quite important too!

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14 hours ago, Carrington said:

Okay stupra, you have my attention! What's the history of it? Is it black? Presumably you are upgrading, what are you going for? Oh, and where are you based as if I'm interested I'd prefer to have a look first before committing. I suppose how much you want for it will be quite important too!

It is black, I've had it from new 2001, serial number 619378. Not had heavy use at all. Boxed, remote, power lead, no Linn interconnect,. I am in Leeds for 10 more days then moving to just south of Bridlington. I have a linn rack too, if you're interested. Say £700? 

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So this has all gone horribly wrong now. I made the big mistake of playing some LPs today. My old TT might not be the last word in this creaky old technology but it does sound good. So I think the Genki will have to stay while I explore what I can do with the vinyl side of my system, surface noise and all 9_9

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On 24 May 2019 at 15:35, Carrington said:

Thanks to all for the good advice and tips, as ever I find the users of this site extremely helpful and friendly :)

Jon, yes plenty of logic and reason there! I think for now though I want to keep things simple, the route you suggest makes sense but I'm just not ready for that, if I change I think it would be for a CD player only. New or s/h though? Would be nice to have something new but I'm still not getting many opportunities to listen to music due to the awkward shifts I work.

Stupra, I don't really know other than I'm not prepared to invest the £800+ they seem to go for on the usual popular auction site. If I saw one at a more realistic (for me) price I would consider one, do you know of one that might be available?

Tendaberry, I've seen a Majik CD for £800 and old adverts for Akurate CDs around £1400. Tempting but then I've seen a Roksan Blak new for £1700 which normally retails for £2550. As with Pennypacker, every time my wallet opens tears roll down my face! So if it is to receive a bit of a bashing, I think new at anything over £1k would be preferable.

So I think the options are: keep playing the Genki until it's beyond repair or sell it to help fund a replacement. No new DAC, no streamer (as compelling as the case for one was made). I think I may just mull it over later with a chilled beverage and an unhealthy salty snack :)

For what it's worth the Majik CD player is very good and the mechanisms are still available online for not a lot of dosh but are discontinued new old stock and about 30 mins to swap out four screws one power plug and one ribbon and slide the drawer front off and on sorted.

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Thanks Mr Kandid, that's reassuring. Found the lasers for around £6!! Mine is working perfectly at the moment but it's always worth having a back-up plan!

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Your most welcome Carrington I couldn't see you missing out on a bargain that was over 2K when new.

I've bought a few mechs for mine crazy not too.

lovely no nonsense box pity they never made it Dynamik but it punches well above its weight.

ATB Mr K

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