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    When did you get your first cd player

    For me it was around 1987 ..and when I got it I fell in love id just listen to any music I could find and was blown away at the quality. Back in them days the d.d.d cds was the best quality they started off digital from the master. so when did you get ya first cd player. And what did you think of it

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    I can't remember. I think I started using the CD players in the computers at work. Probably late '80s, early '90s.
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    ha I recall a friend telling me about rerecoraable cds I was sure he was lyeing lol

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    I think it was 1988 or '89, as that was the first year I was working in HS and my mom almost blew a gasket on how much I paid for that JVC . And the first CD I bought was by either Rush or Frank Zappa.
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    mine was a Toshiba

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    xmas 87, a discman

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    Sony Discman in November of 1989. Bought it at Sheppard AFB Tx.

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    the discmans where so nice

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    85-86 I think. At one time I had nearly 1500 cd's
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    Hmm. '95ish? Not a lot of money growing up, and tapes were cheaper and didn't skip. I'm 32.

    I prefer Vinyl now... Fuller sound. But most new albums I still buy a physical CD. Higher quality than a download
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    Quote Originally Posted by nymtber View Post
    Hmm. '95ish? Not a lot of money growing up, and tapes were cheaper and didn't skip. I'm 32.

    I prefer Vinyl now... Fuller sound. But most new albums I still buy a physical CD. Higher quality than a download
    a hd download sounds better then a cd but its so huge

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    Must've been in 1986-1987. Year or two earlier I had bought a modular Mitsubishi (!) stereo system with my first summer job earnings. When the CD player module became available, I got it as a Christmas present, together with Paul Simon's Graceland CD. I still listen to that CD, it's great music and brings back a lot of memories.
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    I bought my first in 1989, a Philips CDC875.
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    A Sony CDP-101, bought in April 1983.

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    Mid-80s. My wife paid a silly amount of $ to get one for my birthday. It was a surprise. It sounded much better than my Rice Krispies turntable (Snap, Crackle, and Pop).

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    October, 1988. I'd been sent over to the "parent" company in Sunnyvale, CA for a DTP course, from their R&D center in Israel, and my boss (the head of the Tech Pubs dep't.) took me over to Fry's Electronics. There, I purchased a Sony "Discman"; elsewhere, I bought my first Pat Metheny CD -- "Bright Size Life" (followed by "As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls" and "American Garage").

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    Wait, do people actually still use physical media to listen to music,

    I bought my first CD player in the early 90s, it was an onkyo 6 CD player.

    At this point, I've burned all my CDs to MP3 files and stream my music through the house. I still own one CD player. It's a really nice unit but the SQ is not better than my apple lossless music files.

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    Ya I've been during a mp3 player since my 32 mbps Rio lol held like 7 songs

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    Amazingly when CDs first came out, I resisted getting a player... I thought they were some sort of fad... and not much music was initially released on them... then a wave took over much like the later wave of MP3s/itunes.

    There is still music not available on any format but LP... older music, but it still has value.

    One thing that has long irritated me is having to buy new formats for the older music I have... the Beatles White Album for example. I think I have owned that in LP, 8 track, cassette, CD, itunes... (and I rip my own MP3s). The music is the "same," it is only the media that is different.

    I honestly don't recall when I bought my first CD player... I do know it was a component system for my stereo setup... since then my home stereo has gotten much smaller, with components offering multiple functions... and I have CD players everywhere now. I prefer CDs for their dynamics over MP3, but MP3 for the quick "gotta listen to that song right now" fix. Interestingly I heard a couple of Time music commercials over the last two mornings that really hit home for me... but all it took were the quick snippets they blast on the commercials to satisfy my tastes and give me a "flashback" to the past. Ahhhh, the woodstock years... No way I'd buy their collections... you just can't break up Moody Blues albums that way.

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    I forget .. It's Phillips, a Portable But the Odd battery replacement was high priced, so Its now the home Player .. still Works.

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    Good replys everyone

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    1984. I remember buying a few cds before I got the player so I'd have something to listen to after I got the player. I hated lps and loved the better sound the cds were able to produce.

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    Early 90s?

    This one:



    Still have it, still works. It's hooked up to some surplus computer speakers, mainly used for radio, but once in a while a CD gets popped into it for old times' sake.
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    Hell, I'm still using 8-tracks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mconlonx View Post
    Early 90s?

    This one:

    That pic got me thinking about my own portable Sonys.

    First was a Walkman, and for some reason I wanted the smaller Professional model. Good mechanical quality and good connecting options, it served as my cassette deck too for a long time. I still have it somewhere.

    Then at some point I knew I needed a digital recording device... so I went and bought a Sony DAT Walkman. That was a fairly large sum of money well spent (not). I still have that one too. Over the years I recorded maybe 20 DAT tapes in total with it. I could've done slightly worse though, I remember it was a pretty tough choice between Philips digital C-cassette device and the Sony. The Philips format (I forget the name) disappeared shortly after that. I remember congratulating myself for choosing the right format. In a way that was true too, DAT was alive and kicking in studio use for a long time after it was withdrawn from consumer electronics market.

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