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Offline F1nut

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Re: WTB.....REF. analog cd player
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2014, 02:48:37 PM »
I guess reference means different things to different people.
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Re: WTB.....REF. analog cd player
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2014, 05:31:37 PM »
I guess reference means different things to different people.

what would you say it means?

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Re: WTB.....REF. analog cd player
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2014, 06:05:54 PM »
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Re: WTB.....REF. analog cd player
« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2014, 11:31:57 AM »
my 2 cents worth is anything that provides the sound that's close to a live production without enhancements is my idea of reference.

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Re: WTB.....REF. analog cd player
« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2014, 12:55:43 PM »
The definition of reference is Rev's system. 

According to Rev.

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Re: WTB.....REF. analog cd player
« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2014, 01:06:14 PM »
Reference system?  = no.  Better than average? = yes.  Better sounding then the Deeks?  = without a doubt. 

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Re: WTB.....REF. analog cd player
« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2014, 01:20:20 PM »
To me the term "reference" doesn't apply to a component/cd player because of the company or name brand.  I think of reference in terms of what features it has.  Cooper chasis, xlr jacks/balanced output, isolated power supply, (in the case of a cd player) special drive that requires a puck, weight or clamp.  Tom has a "reference" cd player at the shop that is a Sony.  Sounds awesome.

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Re: WTB.....REF. analog cd player
« Reply #22 on: January 27, 2014, 02:53:18 PM »
when i get back to pa. tomorrow I got to check out some A/V shops....where's some good one near dormont?

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Re: WTB.....REF. analog cd player
« Reply #23 on: January 27, 2014, 06:23:29 PM »
Not much in town anymore.  Of course, there is Vintage Hi-Fi on Babcock Blvd.  Northern Audio is also on Babcock, about 1 1/2 miles down the road.  I think it's appointment only.  In Natrona Heights, there is Butches Sound Shack.  The old Listening Post in Shadyside is a part of Northern Audio now.

An hour from the North Hills is the Sound Shop, in Canfinld OH, on Rt 224.

If there are others, someone please chime in.  I am interested as well.
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Re: WTB.....REF. analog cd player
« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2014, 08:32:27 AM »
Northern Audio has a shop in Aspinwall,actually two,one next to the other. Not so sure if Mark has one in Shadyside though. His one storefront has some awesome headphone and analog gear.Well worth looking into...

Aspinwall:
23 Brilliant Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15215