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Offline omodo

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Marantz CD-95
« on: April 01, 2014, 01:05:42 PM »
Had an early visit this morning from my trusty postman (well I hope so!) ... 

Looking forward to doing some mods (expect a few calls/emails Rawl :D) and having a decent, or at least "better" & more musical, digital source


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Re: Marantz CD-95
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2014, 01:06:55 PM »
more pics...


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Re: Marantz CD-95
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2014, 01:30:13 PM »
88' Crowns ,  noice !
It's all about the music,, not the equipment.

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Re: Marantz CD-95
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2014, 01:50:43 PM »
Offer sent!  8)
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Re: Marantz CD-95
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2014, 03:06:16 PM »
What did you have to pay for this machine.

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Re: Marantz CD-95
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2014, 03:11:38 PM »
price was around 60k yen, so about $730 plus shipping -- too much?

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Re: Marantz CD-95
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2014, 05:50:00 PM »
price was around 60k yen, so about $730 plus shipping -- too much?
No, that is a very good price.

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Re: Marantz CD-95
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2014, 06:53:00 PM »

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Re: Marantz CD-95
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2014, 07:49:27 PM »
I know that guy, the original chips where fried when he got it. I gave him those chips to get it going. That Marantz 94 mark 2 was an immaculate one owner unit, a year ago with original sales receipt, manual and box.   

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Re: Marantz CD-95
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2014, 08:08:36 PM »
well, it works :o tray opens/closes smoothly, reads toc and seeks quickly, cdrs play fine

and to be honest sounds a lot better than I expected, even sitting on the floor & somewhat hastily hooked up

very rich & analogue, no hint of digital sheen or hash, can only imagine what a better clock, careful tweaks will bring to the table

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Re: Marantz CD-95
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2014, 08:54:31 PM »
Nice one mate.

What are you comparing it to?

Aya dac? What transport?

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Re: Marantz CD-95
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2014, 09:35:12 PM »
Hey Tuyen, Just my poor audio memory at this time, no need for comparisons, yet :-X

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Re: Marantz CD-95
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2014, 12:44:38 AM »
You need a zenclock omodo................
still discovering the link between electronics and audio reproduction.so much to learn and so little time

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Re: Marantz CD-95
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2014, 08:29:09 AM »
Nice one D  ;D

This will be much more musical that your other DAC/transport, but more cantankerous  8)

Enjoy

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Re: Marantz CD-95
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2014, 09:32:21 PM »
Cantankerous,   Lol.    8)

Not all transports have tray glitches.  That said,  mine has started to be a bit temperamental.   Never trade it though.    Nooooo way.    :D
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Re: Marantz CD-95
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2014, 08:41:52 AM »
Must be just the ones I've had  ;D

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Re: Marantz CD-95
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2014, 09:06:22 PM »
no issues so-far, my newer marantz does sound a lot more 'composed', for lack of better word, on more modern recordings, earlier cds a lot better on the cd-95.. much like a SPU on modern vinyl, I guess?..

the manual is in japanese, so a question for the older marantz experts, is there a way to put these into a standby mode, or is the led display burning 24/7 normal?

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Re: Marantz CD-95
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2014, 11:42:09 PM »
When I power my CD94 off on the front left button,  the display goes out.

If it's on, the display is always on.
It's all about the music,, not the equipment.

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Re: Marantz CD-95
« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2014, 04:30:03 PM »
Hi Oz, yes - the power button was quite intuitive and worked as I would expect :P downloaded a copy of the cd94 manual and looks like no standby mode - shame, the lcd display is like a homing beacon for our 20 month old  :'( and it does seem to sound a lot better after several hours warmup - figure the same would apply when used purely as a transport

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Re: Marantz CD-95
« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2014, 04:33:24 PM »
Hi Oz, yes - the power button was quite intuitive and worked as I would expect :P

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it does seem to sound a lot better after several hours warmup - figure the same would apply when used purely as a transport
Not sure about that,  you'd expect the components in the output stage to benefit from a bit of warming up.    When modded as a pure transport, the output stage is disconnected (well it is in my case).     

My system does get better and better the longer it runs,  but I figured it was all the transformers and tubes in the dac, pre, power  coming into play. 
It's all about the music,, not the equipment.