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Yiangos
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cd transports

I've allways wanted to check this with other audiophiles.
Has anyone else who was/is involced in home-theater as well as hi-fi found out that all laserdisc players make perfect cd transports ?I've owned 3 laserdisc players(i still have the 2 latest ones),all Pioneers,2 European models,a cld-1740
a cld-2950 and a US model Elite cld-99.I do not remember how the cld-1740 sounded but the other two beat my then cd transport (Audiolab).The differences were like night and day

JoeE SP9
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Re: cd transports

I have heard that the higher sound quality has something to do with the ability to spin 12" Laserdiscs. I think I'll see if I can find one around here. They should be quite cheap.

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Re: cd transports

Hi JoeE

Long time no see.Be careful though.Check well what you purchase.If something goes wrong,i doubt there would be spare parts for a ld player.

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Re: cd transports

Actually, Theta Digital was hip to this back in the early 90s when they came out with the Theta Data LD-based transport. They pointed out that LD transports had so much more torque that playing a CD was like shipping a postage stamp in a freight truck. They also did a lot of electrical de-jittering of various kinds.

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