BearBoy Posted March 12, 2022 Report Share Posted March 12, 2022 Following on from some discussion in @kgallen's thread about his lovely new MDS-JB940, I said I'd start a new thread to discuss what CD players people have paired up with their MiniDisc decks. After some initial messing about with a couple of random players (documented here) I've ended up with two set ups: Office setup: Sony SCD-XB790 > MDS-JB980/940 Living room setup: Marantz SA8005 > MDS-JB980 The office set up is the one that gets by far the most use (the joys of working from home...) and everything works well without any issues. I am, however, interested in some of the interoperability that Sony introduced between my original set up from 1997 (Sony CDP-XE500 > Sony MDS-JE500) and what I have now. i.e. Control A1 / A1(II) etc (I appreciate it's pretty limited, but....) The only deck I currently have with this functionality is my MDS-JB940, which has Control A1(II), so I've had half an eye open for a "matching" CD player for a while now but never get around to taking the plunge. The two CD players I've been mostly keeping an eye open for are the CDP-XB930 and the CDP-XB740. These were, afaik, the last Sony QS decks made in the XB9XX / XB7XX series that had Control A1(II). I'd mainly be interested in a QS deck so they match my MiniDisc decks from an aesthetic perspective. Has anyone get any experience with using Control A1 / A1(II) or either of the decks I mentioned? Or, any other Sony decks from that era? What have you got in your set up and how does it all function? Interested in any CD/MD related discussion really so feel free to go as "off topic" as you like 🙂 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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