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goldmund sacd player,

Discussion in 'audio' started by graystoke4, Apr 10, 2021.

  1. graystoke4

    graystoke4 pfm Member

    Hi all Goldmund has just released a new single box player, the Eidos reference sacd, for an eye watering £175,000, this as we all know is not a cheap brand, i myself have never heard any, or even seen any goldmund at shows, can a one box solution better DCS , Esoteric, with their multi box flagships, who knows, but at this price has the world gone truly mad, i think so,
    Miss Ariel likes this.
  2. chartz

    chartz If it’s broke fix it!

    Insane. Another oil tycoon device.
  3. robbyd

    robbyd pfm Member

    I'm using one now, as it happens...

    as a door stop. It's a heavy door, and works better than the Esoteric, which is now in the shed.
  4. graystoke4

    graystoke4 pfm Member

    You know i have an Esoteric , LOL
  5. clap

    clap pfm Member

    I saw it in HFN. Ridiculous.
    herb likes this.
  6. Mr Pig

    Mr Pig ^'- -'^

    If you look closely at the picture of it you will notice that it a computer generated artist impression. In other words, it does not exist.

    What will happen, should someone stumps up the asking price, is that Goldmund will pay a fabricator £5,000 to build a shell that looks like the image and then they will screw a £50 Panasonic DVD player inside it.
    Rosewind, Bettisdad, DannyWin and 3 others like this.
  7. sq225917

    sq225917 Bit of this, bit of that

    Or a Toshiba dv300 like they did with their cd/dvd player. That said it does have an incredible spdif out, but Goldmund had nothing to do with it
  8. linnfomaniac83

    linnfomaniac83 I bet you can’t wheelie a unicycle!

    From what I gather, that is pretty much what they do, and people criticise Linn, who actually do develop their own products from the ground up... and are cheap by comparison. £175,000 is beyond insane for any piece of HIFI, but especially one which contains an optical pickup, which has a finite lifespan, and will become obsolete... but then I don’t suppose anyone who is spending that kind of money is really thinking about longevity... it’ll be forgotten about when the next 24 Karat gold, diamond encrusted Carrot is dangled before them.

    Remember Vertu phones? Crap phones, put in an expensive, garish, vulgar case and sold for Rolex money...
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2021
  9. TLS

    TLS pfm Member

    I'd love to change the world but I dont know what to do... Ten years after.
  10. DimitryZ

    DimitryZ pfm Member

    The best SACD/DVD player today is the sadly discontinued OPPO UDP-205.
    Bill Colledge likes this.
  11. graystoke4

    graystoke4 pfm Member

  12. fegs

    fegs pfm Member

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  13. graystoke4

    graystoke4 pfm Member

    OPPO my arse, i thought you had some money dcs or esoteric, maybe emm, get your wallet out :)
  14. graystoke4

    graystoke4 pfm Member

    it does say in hifi news, that they have bought the disc mechanisms from D&M , whoever they are , anybody ??
  15. Robert M

    Robert M pfm Member

  16. mikechadwick

    mikechadwick pfm Member

  17. linnfomaniac83

    linnfomaniac83 I bet you can’t wheelie a unicycle!

    In that case, the optical block is very likely a Sony unit. It has been on the Marantz and Denon universal players I’ve worked on. What they’ve probably bought from D&M is the whole transport, including the servo/main board that is used in one or more Marantz/Denon players. This is nothing new and high end manufacturers have been doing it since optical disc technology has been a thing... Some design and manufacture their own servo boards and loading mechs (Linn and Rega for a start) but they all buy optical blocks in because that’s the only feasible thing to do... unfortunately that does mean they’re at the mercy of the manufacturer of the optical block... and why it’s utterly nuts to spend £175k on a machine that uses one, no matter how wealthy or enthusiastic you are... it will be a doorstop some day, and probably sooner than you might think. The life cycle for DVD/Blu-ray mechs can be pretty short.
    Bettisdad and Miss Ariel like this.
  18. sq225917

    sq225917 Bit of this, bit of that

    Nope, that's a render.
  19. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    yes and its 110 kg in weight ... madness .
  20. p147

    p147 Sunny Sussex.

    I quite like it (not the price) but for some reason it reminds me of my old Oracle Delphi Mk4 Turntable.

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