Hello Everyone and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you!
I dug out my ancient Sony CDP-620ES player today; the sticker on the back says it was made in July 1985, before some of you were even born! I had checked it a few weeks ago briefly and it wouldn't play, so today I opened it up and blew out all the dust and cleaned the tray and laser rails and oiled them. However, after putting it all back together, it would now start to play and eject the disc after about ten seconds. I couldn't figure out what the matter was, so as I was unplugging it to put back into storage I flipped it over and discovered what I had forgotten: most of the players "back in the day" had a locking device on the bottom to keep the laser from bouncing around during shipment. I quickly unlocked the laser and plugged it back into the wall and plugged my Sennheiser HD-598 headphones into its dedicated headphone jack and just like magic, beautiful music! This player has no digital output of any kind, just pure analog and is one of the
heaviest players I have ever seen. It must weight around 25 lbs and the reason it is so heavy is that inside the all metal case, is another complete sub-chassis made entirely of copper. I am listening to it play some Fattburger over my NAD integrated amp and the bookshelf speakers I bought from Steven(DIY). It sounds quite good for a 27 year old player!