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Classic Sony CD players

Discussion in 'classic' started by Tigerjones, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. Tigerjones

    Tigerjones Bagpuss

    I really like the look of some of the 1980s Sony CD players such as the CDP-337ESD. How do they stack up against modern alternatives, do they last and are they fixable?

    Cheers

    Patrick
     
  2. df_genius

    df_genius Solder slinger

  3. Tigerjones

    Tigerjones Bagpuss

    Cheers, genius. Not seen that.
     
  4. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

  5. Tigerjones

    Tigerjones Bagpuss

    That looks a peach, fp. I love the looks. Can I ask how much you paid for it?
     
  6. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    £120!!!!!!!!

    Off pfm as well. You won't find one at that price though now Im afraid.

    Dual PCM58P 18 bit DCAs, copper bus bars, Nichicon caps, KSS151a transport - stunning sound.

    CDP-608ESD is the same and they seem more prevalent.
     
  7. Tigerjones

    Tigerjones Bagpuss

    Yes what a bargain that is. I'll keep an eye out on ebay. Most of the older ES players seem to be in Germany for some reason.

    Is the 608ESD exactly the same?
     
  8. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    AFAIK! The Service manual is for both players.
     
  9. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    FWIW it saw off an ARCAM Delta 70.3.
     
  10. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    Some better pics of the Sony CDP-338ESD.

    The build quality is astounding.

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  11. Mike P

    Mike P pfm Member

    I'm a huge fan of these older Sony players! I currently own a 555esd, a 338esd, a 333esd and 2x 337esd. I've also owned a couple of 227esd's and worked on a 228esd.

    I have a spare MINT 337esd for sale at the right price and the 338 is also available.

    I'm very familiar with these players if you need any assistance.
     
  12. spengenuk

    spengenuk pfm Member

    I always lusted after the 502ES, but don't seem to see any around.
     
  13. Mike P

    Mike P pfm Member

  14. Mike P

    Mike P pfm Member

     
  15. spengenuk

    spengenuk pfm Member

    Wow £200 for a player that could give up the ghost any minute
     
  16. Mike P

    Mike P pfm Member

    Here's a pic of the 337ESD:

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    The KSS-190A laser mech really is sublime!
     
  17. Mike P

    Mike P pfm Member

    And here's my modified 337ESD

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  18. fay spook

    fay spook pfm Member

    Or £200 for one that gives you a good few years of good music? £200 for what people say is a great player. If you can't get better for less then it is a deal.
     
  19. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    Interesting there are no copper bus-bars for the power rails?
     
  20. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    ^ this!
     

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