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    Default Just bought a new CDP

    Sold my CA Azur 840C for $1,100 and bought a Raysonic CD128. Why? Because the Raysonic just sounds better in my system. With all the solid state gear in my system nowadays the warmth of the tubes brings my system to the kind of sound I find most gratifying.

    That is all. Carry on.

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    That's a great player. I still miss mine sometimes ;)
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    If that's the same one Ricardo had at our IL Polkfest, then it is a great sounding CDP! Congrats and enjoy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SolidSqual View Post
    Sold my CA Azur 840C for $1,100 and bought a Raysonic CD128. Why? Because the Raysonic just sounds better in my system. With all the solid state gear in my system nowadays the warmth of the tubes brings my system to the kind of sound I find most gratifying.
    That is all. Carry on.
    Holy crap Mike, I think the average time you hold on to your gear is now 23 days max.

    I call dibs on the 2x4 speakers, they should be on the FM in about a week....:)
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    I think I had the CA for about 4 or 5 months?

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    Quote Originally Posted by venomclan View Post
    Holy crap Mike, I think the average time you hold on to your gear is now 23 days max.

    I call dibs on the 2x4 speakers, they should be on the FM in about a week....:)
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    Oh man, you won't see me giving up these speakers any time soon. This time I mean it. I swear. I'm setting this system up to be the end all for a while.

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    That's part of the fun of this hobby; try as much gear as you can while you can :)
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    Right on Brother, I have the Raysonic CD 168 running with two NOS Jan 6922 and it sounds awesome. I hope you enjoy yours as much I am enjoying mine. BTW I'm burning in a set of MIT Shotgun S3 IC on the 168 and they even add more to the awesome sound.

    EDIT: I tried all different tubes on it and so far I love what I currently have in it (THANKS BEARDOG) and the Electro Harmonex 6922 golds sound pretty damned good too.

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    Sorry to hear that.

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    Hey Joe; why two tubes? Is it because they say two tubes are for the balanced and two for the RCA outputs? Someone in Audiogon said this is NOT true, at least for the CD-128. I emailed Raysonic about this but never got an answer. But if it sound good....just leave it :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by SolidSqual View Post

    That is all. Carry on.
    That's like being flashed by Jessica Alba and then told to carry on.

    That thing's gorgeous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post
    Hey Joe; why two tubes? Is it because they say two tubes are for the balanced and two for the RCA outputs? Someone in Audiogon said this is NOT true, at least for the CD-128. I emailed Raysonic about this but never got an answer. But if it sound good....just leave it :)
    The two outer tubes are for the single ended and the two inner tubes are for the balanced. The 128 and 168 look identical in every way.

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    I wish I was Mike's audio dealer, I would be able to retire...

    Good luck with the Raysonic, it looks awesome. P.S. Why did you sell your Rogue tube preamp?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatchowmein View Post
    That's like being flashed by Jessica Alba and then told to carry on.

    That thing's gorgeous.
    +1 Just looking at the pic screams quality. Njoy.

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    Daaamn!!! Nice!!-A few tubes in the mix is always a welcome sight.Glad your enjoying it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by venomclan View Post
    I wish I was Mike's audio dealer, I would be able to retire...

    Good luck with the Raysonic, it looks awesome. P.S. Why did you sell your Rogue tube preamp?
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    I actually bought all my gear used until recently. I bought the Rogue used. That was an awesome piece, but in the end I just wanted to move on. The Rogue sacrificed quiet backgrounds for great sound. I wanted my cake and to eat it as well. And as you know my friend there is always something better. Until recently I never really found the realism and quality of sound I was looking for.

    I have nothing to back this next statement up, but I will guarantee that I am going to have my current system for far longer than my previous ones have lasted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SolidSqual View Post
    I have nothing to back this next statement up, but I will guarantee that I am going to have my current system for far longer than my previous ones have lasted.
    That means longer than two weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post
    That means longer than two weeks.
    Man, why am I gettin' crap from you guys? Is this a right of passage or something? I can think of a few members with far greater equipment replacement records than me.

    Basically, I was looking for my sound. Before I only found pieces. Now, I really believe I have it. I'm betting I stay with this stuff for atleast 2 months

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    This CD player design looks so beautiful and built like a tank. Let us know how it sounds... Congrats..
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    Congrats Mike. Nice for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SolidSqual View Post
    Man, why am I gettin' crap from you guys? Is this a right of passage or something? I can think of a few members with far greater equipment replacement records than me.

    Basically, I was looking for my sound. Before I only found pieces. Now, I really believe I have it. I'm betting I stay with this stuff for atleast 2 months
    Hey, just messing with you man; I'm probably one of those...

    (But, we have a saying that translates to: "If you're scratching it means it's itching") ;)
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    Is this for sale yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SolidSqual View Post
    Man, why am I gettin' crap from you guys? Is this a right of passage or something? I can think of a few members with far greater equipment replacement records than me.

    Basically, I was looking for my sound. Before I only found pieces. Now, I really believe I have it. I'm betting I stay with this stuff for atleast 2 months
    LOL, your the man Mike. I wish I had the time to try out that much stuff in my rig.
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    Guys,

    This CDP is unbelievable. Not only is the construction top of the line, but the sound is just unreal. All the details and sonic purity that I loved about the 840C are here, but the Raysonic has this warm silky presentation that just has me putting CD after CD in.

    That is all,

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    Very Nice!
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    Glad you're enjoying it. That Raysonic player is very well regarded. Nothing like matching things up & finding that synergy that is oh so important. Rock on bro!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SolidSqual View Post
    I swear. I'm setting this system up to be the end all for a while.
    I don't mean to give you sheeite, but this statement made me chuckle. :D

    Other than that, congrat's. I might have one once I get my ears on one......
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    Quote Originally Posted by treitz3 View Post
    I don't mean to give you sheeite, but this statement made me chuckle. :D

    Other than that, congrat's. I might have one once I get my ears on one......
    Maybe we should start a countdown thread and we can have a pool to see who wins?

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