CHEAP VINTAGE CD PLAYERS SHOOT OUT: Akai / Hitachi / Marantz / Meridian / Mission / NAD / Philips / Sony / Yamaha (Part 2 of 2)

TO RECAP: In this, my latest experiment, I decided to buy as many pre-owned / low cost CD players as I could afford for the investigation and NONE over £40 each from the major auction site. Part #1: I wanted to determine if via my reference £100 system, I could (a) here and worthwhile improvement […]

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MISSION: Henry Azima interviewed

John Atkinson writes ….. In its first three years, UK hi-fi manufacturer Mission Electronics employed a number of engineers to reinforce the creative talents of founder and hi-fi enthusiast Farad Azima. The lineup included John Bicht, now with Versa Dynamics, and Stan Curtis, now heading up Cambridge Audio. But when Farad’s brother Henry—”Henry” is actually […]

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CHEAP VINTAGE CD PLAYERS SHOOT-OUT: Akai / Hitachi / Marantz / Meridian / Mission / NAD / Philips / Sony / Yamaha (Part 1 of 2)

In this, my latest experiment, I decided to buy as many pre-owned / low cost CD players as I could afford for the investigation and NONE over £40 each from the major auction site. Part #1: I wanted to determine if via my reference £100 system, I could (a) here and worthwhile improvement and (b0 […]

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MISSION: Calling all Mission vintage CD player enthusiasts

Didn’t know this company made cd players back in the day… I though Mission was known for their speakers. In doing some research, I noticed they also made some integrated amps.  Anyone have any experience with older Mission cd players?  The guy I’m going to see on Monday who has one says he paid over […]

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MISSION: LX – ‘Luxurious Sound Without the Price Tag’

  They say ….. LX-2 and LX-3 are the first speakers to arrive from Mission’s all-new entry-level LX Series, delivering exceptional sound at affordable prices Mission, the legendary British loudspeaker brand, has always had a reputation for delivering compelling musicality at affordable prices. Launching this spring, the LX-2 standmount speaker and LX-3 floorstander are the […]

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