The A/D/S/ R1 stuff was so much fun to write about that it prompted me to get out my NAD 3125, as it is my all-time favorite amp (so far) an...
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Haven't written much about this machine, and I need to take some better pictures of it now that the walls behind it aren't orange (what were they thinking?). This player is very similar to the CDP 555ESD, especially from the front, and it came to me purely by luck- for $25. Little did I know at the time. It also uses the famous Phillips TDA1541A chip for its Digital to Analog Converter. Some folks feel that particular classic has never been bested. At the moment however, I'm not even using that DAC- I have the coaxial output of the CD player feeding the DAC in the TA-F630ESD, through which I am listening to a pair of Grado headphones. Mostly violin stuff, well, mostly Sibelius violin stuff. I'll check out what chip the amp is using- maybe I'm making a big mistake! At any rate, a direct comparison with the SACD XA-5400ES would be neat, but lately I'm lucky if I get to listen to a track or two before I have to be doing something else. The cats love the new carpet though. As you've noticed, it's really their room.