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[FS] Philips CD960 (aka Marantz CD94 mk1)

Discussion in 'classifieds' started by Mike P, Feb 7, 2020.

  1. Mike P

    Mike P pfm Member


    Philips CD960 (aka Marantz CD94 mk1)

    Top of the line vintage CD player from the ‘golden age’ of CD.

    Amazing build and stunning sound quality with the ‘best of the best’ TDA1541A DAC and CDM1 laser mech.

    This example comes from my personal collection is in great cosmetic condition.

    It has been very comprehensively serviced (rebuilt would be more accurate) and sympathetically upgraded to further enhance the already great sound quality these players are famous for.

    · CDM1 laser mech, completely stripped down, cleaned and reassembled with fresh lubricant.

    · New top quality belts fitted to laser mech.

    · Laser optics carefully cleaned.

    · All laser alignment and electronic adjustments done.

    · Neatly converted to 240v operation by installing a small bucking transformer (visible rear left corner). If the new owner lives in a country with 220v mains I will be happy to return the player to 220v spec, just ask.

    · Mundorf M-Lytic main power supply caps for analogue power supply.

    · Schottky diodes for analogue power supply.

    · Analogue stage completely recapped with top quality parts from Panasonic, Elna and Nichicon. Elna Silmic and Elna Cerafine used for all critical positions.

    · All of the film caps around the DAC chip have been removed and tested to establish the orientation of their outer foil and then reinstalled with the outer foil towards the ground terminals.

    · The DAC chip has been upgraded from the earlier TDA1541 to the later and much improved TDA1541A. A socket has been installed making it easy to further upgrade this to a TDA1541A s1 or s2 in the future.

    · The SAA7220P/A has been upgraded to the later SAA7220P/B.

    · A dedicated voltage regulator has been installed for the SAA7220 (this alone is a big upgrade).

    · Servo board, digital filter board and CDM1 PCB fully recapped with top quality parts.

    Plus many other small tweaks and upgrades too numerous to mention!

    Supplied with the correct remote control, which is in excellent condition and power cord with UK plug fitted.

    I’m extremely reluctant to post this beauty and would much prefer to arrange collection from my home (Sheffield area) or meeting up halfway, if at all practical.

    I shall of course be very happy to demonstrate the player.

    Very very rare in this condition!

    Price is firm at £375

    £30 non-refundable deposit secures it for 1 month

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  2. Mynamemynaim

    Mynamemynaim 35yrs a Naim owner

    What a beauty!!!

    Someone is in for a bargain there!!
  3. Mike P

    Mike P pfm Member

    Thanks, I'll be a bit sad to see this one go.
  4. mikechadwick

    mikechadwick pfm Member

  5. Mike P

    Mike P pfm Member

  6. Mike P

    Mike P pfm Member

    Sold STP
  7. sq225917

    sq225917 Bit of this, bit of that

    Not at all surprised that didn't hang round long what a beauty.

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