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Phillips CD303 legendary vintage CD player

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  • Closed: Tue 25 Sep 2012, 8:30 pm
Listing #: 515514622
Here is the legendary Phillips CD303. Presented in wonderful condition for the age and still going strong albeit a small issue that anyone that’s in love with these players wouldn’t give a stuff about.

All functions are working as would be expected and she spins up and tracks just fine; however like the finest red wine she seems to need some time to warm-up before any of her beautiful sonic traits can be sampled. Approximately 30 minutes is all she needs and then off you drift into vintage bliss.

From the TVK site:

The CD303 is an updated CD300, still fully first generation Compact Disc Player, although the last of the three original Philips to reach its definitive shape and layout.
The update consists of the addition of a digital display. The rest is exactly the same and can be found under the Marantz CD-73 and Grundig CD7500 banners.

Inside is the everlasting CDM1 which many still consider as the best CD drive ever produced. It is no wonder most of the 1982-1992 CD players using the CDM0, CDM1 and the first two versions of the CDM4 are still playing as if the 25 years separating them from today hadn't existed ! These drives were built to last a full lifetime.
The very early production units sported the CDM0.

These machines are collector’s items and as such fetch good money both working and in disrepair. The transport alone is a sort after unit and should keep spinning for years and may outlive most. The dual DAC chips are the infamous TDA1540.

Pick up only from Ellerslie as very heavy.

PLEASE READ- Goods are described to the best of my ability. No warranty given or implied. Sold as is. Postage at 100% buyers risk and cost.


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  • Seller location: Auckland City, Auckland, NZ

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About the seller

gavino (442 442 positive feedback) Address Verified Jan 2013
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Closes: Tue 25 Sep, 8:30 pm. 2012 This auction used auto-extend.