Originally Posted by Ka7niq
I wonder if anyone has ever had a CD Player or CD Jukebox "go bad" on them before ?
Yes, there is a trail of dead CD players behind me. ;-)
The first to die was a low-serial-numbered CDP 101, one of the very first CD players sold in my area. I think it lasted 7 years.
I have an older Pioneer 300 some disc CD Changer in a system, and 3 pairs of different speakers, several receivers, and amps have all sounded bright, hard, and shouty on many female voice cuts.Jewell's voice on the cut Foolish Games gets hard and shouty, as does the female singer Brandy my Son listens to.
I have a new CD Player ordered, but I was just wondering if anyone has ever had a CD Player or Changer "go bad" on them, aND CAUSE EXCESSIVE hardness on the female voice ?
Can't say that I've ever experienced that.
The usual CD player death song involves problems tracking or loading discs.
It is not the CD Changers Internal DAC's, because even when I go out of the CD Changer with a digital iine into an external DAC, the problem is still there!
I think that the problem has laid itself at your feet. Either the hardness is in the digital domain, and perhaps related to subtle disc tracking problems, or the problem is with other parts of the system, probably the spectral balance of the electroacoustic transducers - namely the speakers.
How does this player sound with other speakers or good headphones?