Posts Tagged: 2002

Philips DVD 763SA

Just a couple of years after the first SACD players arrived, prices began to fall. No longer did you need to drop £5,000 on Marantz’s seminal SA-1. Suddenly, DVD players were available with SACD compatibility for one twentieth of the price

Philips DVD 763SA

Just a couple of years after the first SACD players arrived, prices began to fall. No longer did you need to drop £5,000 on Marantz’s seminal SA-1. Suddenly, DVD players were available with SACD compatibility for one twentieth of the price

Marantz DV-12S1

By 2002, the DVD-Audio versus SACD war was raging. Many manufacturers first nailed their colours to one format’s mast, but soon realised they needed to cater for both new hi-res disc types. This was before the era of so-called ‘universal’

Marantz DV-12S1

By 2002, the DVD-Audio versus SACD war was raging. Many manufacturers first nailed their colours to one format’s mast, but soon realised they needed to cater for both new hi-res disc types. This was before the era of so-called ‘universal’

Dynavector DV-20X H

Any analogue addict worth his record collection will remember the old Ultimo 10X, a high output moving coil designed and manufactured by Dynavector of Japan. Back in the late nineteen seventies it was one of the most musical budget pickups

Dynavector DV-20X H

Any analogue addict worth his record collection will remember the old Ultimo 10X, a high output moving coil designed and manufactured by Dynavector of Japan. Back in the late nineteen seventies it was one of the most musical budget pickups

Denon DCD-SA1

Costing a cool £5,000 in 2002, this was one of Denon’s most expensive universal disc players ever – to call it a ‘Japanese battleship’ rather understates its staggering build quality. Measuring 434x150x410mm and weighing in at 21.8kg, it is massively constructed with huge

Denon DCD-SA1

Costing a cool £5,000 in 2002, this was one of Denon’s most expensive universal disc players ever – to call it a ‘Japanese battleship’ rather understates its staggering build quality. Measuring 434x150x410mm and weighing in at 21.8kg, it is massively constructed with huge

Linn Classik Music System

Combining CD player, amplifier and tuner in one, midi-sized box for £995 back in 2002, the Classik fell between the two traditional stalls of audio and hi-fi. This is where its problems began, because people into ‘lifestyle’ systems were unlikely

Linn Classik Music System

Combining CD player, amplifier and tuner in one, midi-sized box for £995 back in 2002, the Classik fell between the two traditional stalls of audio and hi-fi. This is where its problems began, because people into ‘lifestyle’ systems were unlikely