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nbal
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MP3 playback help

Hi,

15 years ago when I was in the US I was an avid SP subscriber. Since then I have returned home, to Greece, and discontinued, since I served the army and took me a while to setup the equipment i brought along. It is pretty outdated, but at the time quite descent sounding:

Museatex active x-over
2x Bryston 4B NRB amplifiers
Melos tube preamp
Rotel RCD-855 CD player w/upgrades
Pioneer AT-670 tuner
Custom made Dynaudio loudspeakers
Grado headphones

A few years ago a burgler robbed a few of my best CDs and as a result I started backing up my collection into DVDs. To save space I used MP3 encoding.

Funny thing these MP3s sounded better than the original CDs, lacking some of the high frequency distortion. They sound excellent over my PC speakers ($22) and out of this world with a pair of headphones.

I would appreciate your advise on how to replace my aging Rotel player with a quality player that can play CDs, read DVDs and play mp3s (VBR, Joint stereo, etc.) that doesn't cost an arm and a leg (salaries in Greece are 1/5 of what they are in the US!). I would like to enjoy my collection over my main system.

Thanks,
Nikos

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Re: MP3 playback help

Well, since no one has responded, I'm throw in my 2 cents. If your on a budget, I would recommend the Oppo DV-980H. I love mine and I'm pretty sure it will play all the file types you mentioned. You can even play files from a thumb drive plugged into the USB jack on the front. Good luck.

nbal
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Re: MP3 playback help

Thanks. Sorry it took me so long to answer. After getting online a few times and not getting any responses, I thought that what I was asking for didn't exist. After that I expected a mail alert, which never arrived.

I will go find it and hope that it is at least as good as my Rotel when playing CDs!

I am not as much concerned about budget, as much as for bargains. High quality/buck. Budget is simply a constraint that I cannot have it next month, instead I may have to wait 6 months. Do you know of anything like that, that at least I could listen to?

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