The Mod Squad Prism CD player Specifications

Sidebar 3: Specifications

Description: 16-bit, 4x-oversampled CD player with remote control and separate transformer.
Dimensions: 16.5" W by 3.5" H by 12.75" D. Weight: 8 lb.
Price: $1200 inc. remote control and disc damper (1988); no longer available (2019). Approximate number of dealers: 90.
Manufacturer: The Mod Squad, Leucadia, CA 92024 (1988); company no longer in existence (2019).

The Mod Squad
Leucadia, CA 9202
Company no longer in existence (2019)

Bogolu Haranath's picture

' .... this analog first-fan is at least hopeful about digital future...... '

Now in 2019, TJN only listens to digital ........

'The Times They Are A-Changin' :-) ...........

JRT's picture

Rip once, read many.

Digital music on a server is all about listening to the music, and not fussing about trying to find a specific example of the physical medium in the collection, handling the packaging, handling the physical medium, maybe cleaning the physical medium, handling the playback hardware, and doing it all again in reverse order when done.

With the data on the server, it is quicker and easier to find the desired music and begin playback, all without leaving the listening chair. Streaming from a server is a good late 20th century solution to the problem, now much improved over the last quarter century.

Other older music playback solutions are now archaic, and are less about playing music than about playing with archaic hardware and media.

If collecting/hoarding media and gear and playing with same is the desired goal, then fine, there is nothing wrong with that. But that is not listening to music, just as playing with a collection of baseball cards is not playing or watching a game of baseball.

edit: My rantings here were intended as general comment, not in reply to another's post.

Bogolu Haranath's picture

Some people love cleaning solutions, cleaning brushes, cleaning machines and similar such rituals ....... It is like 'foreplay' ......... They don't want to miss such activities :-) .........

JRT's picture

So foreplay to what exactly?

edit: That is a rhetorical question that can remain unanswered.

Bogolu Haranath's picture

You can take a guess or you can ask them :-) ........