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Re: Sony PS1 = Audiophile quality CDP
« Reply #60 on: Aug 03, 2010 at 05:12 AM »
Found a Ps1 SCPH-1001 for php400 lang  8)

Where can I buy original lens for this? And for how much?

Mukhang none of the shops in Greenhills have lenses anymore.
One shop even offered me a used lens from one of their stocked Ps1's  :P

TIA
What's this? Buying more junk again?  :o

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Re: Sony PS1 = Audiophile quality CDP
« Reply #61 on: Aug 03, 2010 at 04:01 PM »
my decade old PS1, still functioning!



Serial Input/ Output:



anong klaseng cable po ang kinakabit dito?


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Re: Sony PS1 = Audiophile quality CDP
« Reply #62 on: Sep 10, 2010 at 05:07 PM »

hi alihug,

please check the model number of your ps1. the model reviewed by stereophile and recommended for cdp use is model scph 1000. puede rin scph 1001-1002

was able to get a model scph 1001 from raon and luckily umaandar ang unit.

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Re: Sony PS1 = Audiophile quality CDP
« Reply #63 on: Sep 19, 2010 at 10:04 PM »
Bro, saan sa Raon? How much?

Thanks.

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Re: Sony PS1 = Audiophile quality CDP
« Reply #64 on: Oct 07, 2010 at 08:16 PM »
is it really worth it to try PS1? maganda ba talaga tumunog? may nakita kasi akong tindahan na merong PS1 for P1300, scph-1000 made in japan. mga limang units yung may ganitong serial. yung iba kasi eh, scph3000, scph3500, and scph5000.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D feedback naman mga sirs kung saan sya comparable. mas maganda pa kaya sya sa NAD525 na ginagamit ko ngayon?       TIA
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Re: Sony PS1 = Audiophile quality CDP
« Reply #65 on: Oct 07, 2010 at 09:42 PM »
at that price, why not buy it na.

Got mine for php400 in a junk shop  :o

Not so sure about the SQ compared to NAD CD player since I've never heard a NAD sing yet.
I can say however, that the difference was night & day when compared to my Panasonic Q CD player.

Ps1's volume output is a tad lower than other CD players.
I had to increase my volume 15% more. But it didn't matter since the SQ more than made up for it.
My music sounded much more pleasant and listening fatigue was gone when using it.
I didn't even realize my system sounded bright before hooking up the PS1.

just make sure it powers on and it reads discs. Also, PS1 lenses are readily available in ebay.

BTW can you PM me where that tindahan is?  ;D


« Last Edit: Oct 07, 2010 at 09:43 PM by juancho »

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Re: Sony PS1 = Audiophile quality CDP
« Reply #66 on: Oct 08, 2010 at 01:30 PM »
pm sent  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
 cge i will try to experiment muna. basta priority ko muna ang power amp. still looking pa for a nice power amp eh. panay sony lang ang nakikita ko. :(   

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Re: Sony PS1 = Audiophile quality CDP
« Reply #67 on: Oct 11, 2010 at 09:50 PM »
shrek7, bro pa PM naman kung saan ang store...thanks!  ;D

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Re: Sony PS1 = Audiophile quality CDP
« Reply #68 on: Oct 11, 2010 at 10:07 PM »
is it really worth it to try PS1? maganda ba talaga tumunog? may nakita kasi akong tindahan na merong PS1 for P1300, scph-1000 made in japan. mga limang units yung may ganitong serial. yung iba kasi eh, scph3000, scph3500, and scph5000.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D feedback naman mga sirs kung saan sya comparable. mas maganda pa kaya sya sa NAD525 na ginagamit ko ngayon?       TIA
;D ;D ;D ::) ;D ;D ;D

sir syd theres no way that PS1 can be better than your NAD. I have tried listening to both. Apart from a significantly better SQ, ease of use and appearance and the prestige that comes with it, would always be and edge for the NAD ;) based on my impressions only though as this matter can alwasy be subjective
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Re: Sony PS1 = Audiophile quality CDP
« Reply #69 on: Oct 12, 2010 at 12:54 AM »
I think that it is hard to compare with Sony and Philips on CDP technology. Apart from their pioneering work, you only have to look at their product line up to see how far they have moved forward. As such, we should not underestimate the Sony Playstation 1.

This is my opinion only ... I think the reason why many people liked the Playstation 1 for audio is because subjectively, it sounds very similar to the vinyl or analog sound which is very difficult to achieve in CD players.
« Last Edit: Oct 12, 2010 at 01:02 AM by rascal101 »

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Re: Sony PS1 = Audiophile quality CDP
« Reply #70 on: Oct 12, 2010 at 08:57 PM »
sana me magbenta diyan.... ::) kahit dalawa bibilin ko basta mura! ;) kelangan na itong masubukan.
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Re: Sony PS1 = Audiophile quality CDP
« Reply #71 on: Oct 31, 2010 at 04:56 AM »
hi alihug,

please check the model number of your ps1. the model reviewed by stereophile and recommended for cdp use is model scph 1000. puede rin scph 1001-1002

was able to get a model scph 1001 from raon and luckily umaandar ang unit.

sir the model is scph-5503

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Re: Sony PS1 = Audiophile quality CDP
« Reply #72 on: Oct 31, 2010 at 09:12 AM »
Ok yan, It's been discussed that the SCPH-55** series uses the same DAC as the SCPH-100* series.

And they say sounds exactly the same :)

Only thing missing in the 55** series is it has no RCA output just the standard PS A/V port.

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Re: Sony PS1 = Audiophile quality CDP
« Reply #73 on: Dec 03, 2010 at 12:08 PM »
Mga sir, newbie here sa pinoydvd.

I just want to revive this thread again. Would like to ask sa mga well inclined about electronics kasi I want to modify yung SMPS ng PS1 ko. Meron ba diyan na pwede mag share ng diagram or pics na mga parts and the board kung saan yung mga papalitan and mga values nila. Thanks

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Re: Sony PS1 = Audiophile quality CDP
« Reply #74 on: Dec 06, 2010 at 10:49 AM »
Sir,

You can try this link http://dogbreath.de/PS1/
« Last Edit: Dec 06, 2010 at 10:50 AM by rascal101 »

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Re: Sony PS1 = Audiophile quality CDP
« Reply #75 on: Dec 07, 2010 at 12:57 PM »
is it really worth it to try PS1? maganda ba talaga tumunog? may nakita kasi akong tindahan na merong PS1 for P1300, scph-1000 made in japan. mga limang units yung may ganitong serial. yung iba kasi eh, scph3000, scph3500, and scph5000.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D feedback naman mga sirs kung saan sya comparable. mas maganda pa kaya sya sa NAD525 na ginagamit ko ngayon?       TIA
;D ;D ;D ::) ;D ;D ;D

Sir, pa PM din po nung store at location. Thanks!  ;D

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Re: Sony PS1 = Audiophile quality CDP
« Reply #76 on: Dec 07, 2010 at 10:12 PM »
Last night fellow member funk firm invited me to his place for an audio session.
He requested that I bring my Ps1 so that we could compare the SQ against brainf's modded Cayin CD player (forgot what model)

I was reluctant to bring it because I feared the Cayin CD player would blow it out of the water.

I bought my Ps1 from a junk/surplus shop behind GMA 7 for php500.
What would you expect from a php500 CD player?



When I arrived it was apparent funk firm and brainf were excited to finally hear the Ps1.

After all connections were made we played the same material on both CD players at the same time.
The Cayin sounded great very detailed and crisp, when we switched to the Ps1 I noticed the Ps1's volume output was a few notches lower than the Cayin.
But only after a few seconds we concluded that the Ps1 was definitely very pleasant to the ears.
And it only got better the longer we listened to it.
Sabi nga ni funk firm "very analogue sounding"

At that moment I was very proud of my Ps1  ;D



Later on after about 30 minutes of basking in the beautiful Ps1 SQ I suggested that we compare it with the turntable.

Wowowee! I would say the Ps1 came 95% close to the turntable's sound character.
You can still hear the brush of the record and the record sounded a little bit more open.
But for php500 how can I complain.



funk firm enjoyed the Ps1 very much that he didn't want me to take it home  ;D

I came out very happy and satisfied after this session that I felt the need to take glamor shots of my Ps1.  ::)


« Last Edit: Dec 08, 2010 at 11:18 AM by juancho »

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Re: Sony PS1 = Audiophile quality CDP
« Reply #77 on: Dec 08, 2010 at 08:22 AM »
Hi all,

   Thank you Juancho for sharing your PS1 joys with us (and for the ride home - hehe!).  I'll try filling in the blanks here - the Cayin used was modded CDT-15A (aftermarket 1ppm precision clock board, pair LM4562 buffer, matched pair EH 6922 tubes and Mundorf Mcaps).  A-B comparison was done via a diy Pass B1 feeding Doc Endrik's Muse Power Amp and NHT speakers.  (The back-end is very clean, dynamic, transparent and revealing but without sounding harsh or overly clinical).  Doc and I had started earlier with an A-B with his modded Sony 337ESD (which is a stellar performer, btw) and the Cayin, so spent the latter part on PS1-Cayin, then PS1-Rega turntable.  :)

   Juancho is spot on with his descriptions and it was fun listening to the different presentations of the same material.  

All in, an evening well spent!
« Last Edit: Dec 08, 2010 at 09:13 AM by brainf »

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Re: Sony PS1 = Audiophile quality CDP
« Reply #78 on: Dec 08, 2010 at 09:29 AM »
I can not get enough of the Sony Playstation 1. I now have 3 of them ... hehehe

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Re: Sony PS1 = Audiophile quality CDP
« Reply #79 on: Dec 08, 2010 at 09:35 AM »
Thrilled with your PS1 Juancho! Kelan mo kame sasamahan sa surplus shop sa may Puregold Valenzuela to buy one? Your PS-1 is non-fatiguing to the ears. Thanks for letting us audition it. :)
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Re: Sony PS1 = Audiophile quality CDP
« Reply #80 on: Dec 08, 2010 at 11:17 AM »
@brainf
thanks for filling in the blanks

@rascal
do save some for us

@funk firm
sure doc, kelan?

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Re: Sony PS1 = Audiophile quality CDP
« Reply #81 on: Dec 08, 2010 at 06:05 PM »
Quote
Sir,

You can try this link http://dogbreath.de/PS1/

@ Rascal,

Thanks for the link but the psu of Mick is different from mine. I have the spch5000.Are there other links that could teach me to replace some of the basic parts to upgrade the smps? I've been trying to look around but to no avail. I hope you could help me.

Thanks!

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Re: Sony PS1 = Audiophile quality CDP
« Reply #82 on: Dec 08, 2010 at 07:44 PM »
@juancho,

Don't worry.

@ambut (Mark),

Pls txt me when you will be going to Spin Electronics.

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Re: Sony PS1 = Audiophile quality CDP
« Reply #83 on: Dec 09, 2010 at 07:59 AM »
@ Rascal - okay will text you when I'll be in Spin. Sadly can't go this week cause I'm sick. Were you able to check The image I sent you? I'm not sure if we have the same PSU.

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Re: Sony PS1 = Audiophile quality CDP
« Reply #84 on: Dec 09, 2010 at 08:47 AM »
Yes. I was able to check out the image you've sent.

I sent you an email just now. Pls check.

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Re: Sony PS1 = Audiophile quality CDP
« Reply #85 on: Jan 27, 2011 at 11:17 AM »
sir rascal. anu po ba dapat ko palitan or ipagawa kasi i have a scph 1000 pero pag naka on sya wala lumalabas na sony playstation for the opening pero umiikot yung cd sa loob.. what you think po sa ganun problem?

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Re: Sony PS1 = Audiophile quality CDP
« Reply #86 on: Jan 27, 2011 at 11:47 AM »
hi alihug,

please check the model number of your ps1. the model reviewed by stereophile and recommended for cdp use is model scph 1000. puede rin scph 1001-1002

was able to get a model scph 1001 from raon and luckily umaandar ang unit.

bookmarked ;)
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Re: Sony PS1 = Audiophile quality CDP
« Reply #87 on: Jan 27, 2011 at 01:12 PM »

Same here, very nice info.  ;D

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Re: Sony PS1 = Audiophile quality CDP
« Reply #88 on: Jan 27, 2011 at 02:01 PM »
sir rascal. anu po ba dapat ko palitan or ipagawa kasi i have a scph 1000 pero pag naka on sya wala lumalabas na sony playstation for the opening pero umiikot yung cd sa loob.. what you think po sa ganun problem?

tia! :)

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Re: Sony PS1 = Audiophile quality CDP
« Reply #89 on: Mar 01, 2011 at 09:05 PM »
sir ang PS2 slim pwede for audiophile quality cdp??
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