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    Default Shanling CDP, just another pretty face?

    The Shanling cdp's look cool but do they sound as good as they look. I'm looking into the SCD-T200. Because I wanted a player that will also do SACD. Was hoping someone might have or have listened to one. I'm looking to buy used. Thanks.

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    Shanlings are solid performers - I really like mine...

    With their looks, they give you an incredibly solid build. Mine is made with like 1/4" thick aluminum all around...
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    I thought they didn't play SACD?
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.

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    The 200 does. And I believe it has a headphone jack.http://www.musichallaudio.com/shanli...SCD-T200_SP-80

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    Shanling makes very good sounding gear.
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    You don't get many choices for a tube CDP that does SACD. The Shanling is supposed to be good from what I read, I've never heard one. A Modwright Sony or Denon universal player would be another good choice. I've got a Modwright Sony 999ES that I got from a fellow forum member that sounds great. I've never heard the Modwright Denon. The Denon would also do DVD-A, which none of the Sony products will do.

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    If you want to step into a solid machined valve piece that supports SACD - picking up a used Shanling like the one Sid's got for sale is a safe bet.

    However, as far as pure redbook sound is concerned at its retail price; you can do far better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zero View Post
    If you want to step into a solid machined valve piece that supports SACD - picking up a used Shanling like the one Sid's got for sale is a safe bet.

    Sean, I don't think Sid's supports SACD, I think HDCD and redbook.

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    The 100 does not do SACD. The 200 does though. The 200 looks just like the 100, but the main body is about twice as thick.

    I have the Shanling 100. It is excellent. It was a huge step up from my previous dedicated CDP and DAC combo. I highly recommend the 100, and I personally would jump at the chance to have the 200 and SACD playback.

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    I think the Shanling gear is ugly as sin. Way too George Jetson for me.

    As far as build, sound, etc - I can't really say - I've only spent a dozen hours or so with a CDP and some Tube Monoblocks.

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    Thanks for the correction boys. Comments still stand, yet as always - its just one guys impressions and observations. The worst that can happen is you take a chance, try it out, and lose out on shipping if its not for you. If it blows your skirt up, well then - all the better eh ?

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    so has anyone rolled any tubes into the Shanling CDP? or are you all that have them using stock tubes? just curious

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    I have a DVD-Audio player, but no SACD player. I was hoping that the Shanling would really make regular CD's sound good. The SACD option would be a bonus. Right now I'm using my 8 year old Sony 200 disc player. I bought it new for about $175. So what does that tell you.
    As far as the tube section is concerned. Would it sound better using a tube pre and tube power amp? Or would it still sound good with ss gear.

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    I use mine with SS amp, and its awesome. I actually prefer the SS output of the CDP to that of the tube stage.

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