Cheap and cheerful
Not high-end by any stretch of the imagination but neutral, rhythmic, lively and fast. For the money, it is simply a very good player and as a transport, it is quite a bit better than you’d expect. This player was given to me by a friend who removed it from a bar where it was used until it played no more. A quick cleaning of the lens made it come back alive and I now use this player as a source when running in other systems or cables.
edit oct 2015:
10 years later and still used as a source on seemingly eternal repeat for running in other equipment, it just refuses to give the ghost!
edit dec 2019:
Finally, the player seems to have attracted an illness. It still reads and plays CD’s but its digital output outputs no more…