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Sony Discman

I'm away from my stash of Stereophile back issues, and was just trying to remember what the model # was on that Sony Discman that is supposed to be the steal of the year. (the one Roy Hall hates ) I have to go offshore for a month & obviously cannot take my system with me so that would be the next best thing. Can anyone remember the model number or possibly suggest something equal? I have a Headroom Little and a set of HD 600's to use. It'll be better than the MP3 played through the PA system from the bridge.

Thanks in advance.

Paul

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Re: Sony Discman

I can't remember the letters, but I thought it was a 100 model. This goes back more than a year I believe. I bouight the later model 140 and it crapped out in 2 months. Sounded good when it worked. I was only out $40.

I haved use two other Sony models and a Panasonic with my Grados. For portable it sounds good to me.

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Re: Sony Discman

Sony D-EJ 100

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Thanks guys. From what I see in reviews they tend to crap out regularly. (As yours did Jim) Maybe I should be looking for a different portable, or possibly a backup to this one in case it does dump.

Thanks again.

Paul

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Re: Sony Discman

Wow! I don't know how you guys use your PCDPs (portable CD players), but 2 months seem like an extremely short life for the player.

I've had good luck with Aiwa and Sony's D-NE300, which was raved at head-fi.org, during my daily commute. Both are about $50.00, used with my Sennheiser PX-200 and sounded great.

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Reading between the lines, I'm guessing that Paul is so concerned about durability because he won't be able to bop into a local RatShack where he's heading. There also might be mobility issues.

Of course, an iPod running uncompressed files might be a worthwhile option, especially paired with a good headphone amp such as HeadRoom's new Micro.

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That's absolutely right. Once I'm out there, I'm out there. Also we are limited to what we can take on the helicopter so I have to par down as much as possible. Possibly an Ipod & run lossless is an option. I have an Archos mp3 that will run into the Headroom as well, but the sound is.... weak at best. The nice thing about an Ipod over CD is that I don't have to pack the CD's. This means I can pack a few more pairs of underwear. Too much information??

Thanks everyone.

Paul

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