Sony PlayStation 1 - Interesting

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  1. mstrane21

    mstrane21 Well-Known Member

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    Have you checked Amazon? That's where I bought mine.
     
  2. sjfloat

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    Okey dokey,

    I grabbed a couple off of GW auctions: a 1001 and a 5501, each under $10. The 5501 came first, but didn't include a controller, so I had to sit on my hands a little longer. The 1001 came yesterday, so I pulled out some CDs (had to hunt for them) and gave it a spin.

    And, yeah, I could listen to this thing. I played a broad selection including Coltrane's "Blue Train", a thing Sonny Rollins did in the 90s, a smattering of symphonic, Pink Floyd's "Meddle" and finished up with Black Sabbath's "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath". And I agree, smoother and more natural than any other CD player I have ever had. I still prefer vinyl or R2R (I'm old, analog is a well burnt in baseline for me), but I will probably be swapping this in every once in a while.

    And I definitely see myself doing some mods.
     
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    BTW, if anyone's curious, they turn up pretty regularly, and usually cheaply, on the GW auction site.
     
  4. onwardjames

    onwardjames Hoardimus Maximus Subscriber

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    sjfloat, your praise did not include unproveable statements, nor did you stretch the truth. Well put, sir.

    The bottom line is this - these little toys reproduce music quite well.
     
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  5. sjfloat

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    OK, so now I'm gonna mess that all up by gushing *just a little*...

    Last night I popped Pearl Jam's "No Code" into this little grey plastic curiosity.

    Wow. This time I really did a double-take. I turned off the left hemisphere and sank into the sound and I found myself in a happy, familiar place very near fair Analogia. I'm sure it says something about the quality of the recording and production of the CD etc. But this synergy just killed it.

    no-code.jpg

    I almost
    (but *not quite*)
    forgot
    it was a CD.

    So I guess I'm buying more CDs now.

    PS. Oh, and my Grados arrived yesterday too. :)
     
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    My SCPH-10150 remote arrived -- even nicer. Now I just gotta goo-gone the stupid sticker off. Maybe I'll even paint it. :)
     
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  7. Poultrygeist

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    Let us know if Goo-Gone will remove that ugly sticker. I covered it with an Apple logo but I'd rather get rid of it.
     
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  8. sjfloat

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    I don't actually have any on hand. I do have something called Goof-off -- *not* recommended!. It seemed to start to remove the lettering and dulled the plastic a little, so I aborted. (Of course, if you're painting it, this might be a good thing). I sometimes have good luck with WD40, I'll probably try that before running out and buying Goo-Gone. Cleaning plastic is not a normal operating procedure for me. :)
     
  9. sjfloat

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    Actually, I guess that's not true. I do clean a lot of plastic faceplate parts and dust covers, etc.
     
  10. mstrane21

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    WD40 is my go-to for that sort of thing
     
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  11. Poultrygeist

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    The sky's the limit with customizing the PS1.

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  12. Poultrygeist

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    You can check them out on youtube

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  13. Poultrygeist

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    You know folks wouldn't go to all this trouble if the juice wasn't worth the squeezing.
     
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  14. onwardjames

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    I have a heavily modded 5501 (I think that's the number) and it sounds tremendous, but that looks beastly! Love it!!!
     
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  15. Poultrygeist

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    I'm also enjoying a heavily modded 5501. If I can find the time I may do a cosmetic overhaul.
     
  16. mstrane21

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    Dang it....now ya'll have me wanting to get mine out and pimp it out with some cool paint and feet. Poultrygeist, that thing looks incredible!
     
  17. sjfloat

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    I plan on leaving my 1001 stock for the moment freeing up the 5501 for experimentation and/or enhancement.
     
  18. MannyE

    MannyE Exterminate! Subscriber

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    Very cool. I'm going to compare one (as soon as I can find it) with my Sony DVP-S7700 and see what's what. I won't feel too bad if the PS1 sounds better since I got the 7700 for under 10 bucks at the local Red White and Blue thrift.
     
  19. mgosdin

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    I showed the pictures to my son the Graphics Designer / Gamer. His response " Whoa! ". Now he may be digging out that box of PS-1's he's got in his closet. :naughty:

    Mark Gosdin
     
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    Just found an ad in CL Miami for a guy that has a hoard of over 100 PS1 for sale. Looks like a wholesaler of obsolete consoles. I'll give him a call to see if he will let me scavenge the serial numbers
     
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