View Full Version : Which cd player to add to a LFD Zero MK III LE - Harbeth M30 combination?

16-10-2010, 09:54 PM

I'm looking for a cd player or Cd transport/DAC combination to add to my LFD Zero III - M30 combination.

Anyone any experience with:

Luxman D-38u cd player
Meridian 500 MKII - 563 DAC
Njoe Tjoeb Reference
Northstar Sapphire

Thanks for your advice

17-10-2010, 11:31 AM
I can not help on the cdps you listed there. But what I want to say is your Le3 + M30 = music paradise. Congratulation!

17-10-2010, 11:55 AM
It's a pity that LFD haven't got their own CD player or even a 'tweaked' player but as they haven't, I get excellent results with the Rega players - Apollo, Saturn and Isis. The Naim players are all very good and so is the EAR Acute.

All are excellent with the LFD and Harbeth M30's. They are all well made, reliable and have great back-up should you need it.

17-10-2010, 09:38 PM
Hello Dave and Keith,

Thanks for your replies. Any idea where to find a discontinued LFD Mistral cd player? Would you advise a solid state cd player or one with tubes, or both?

18-10-2010, 06:23 AM
Hi Toro,

There is a Mistral cdp in this Singapore site.

I did not experience any tube cdp so far. My currently cdps are marantz cd17mk3 and cd6000ki. I also have a self modded China brand 6922 tube Dac call Lite Dac 50 (using dual BB63 K grade dac chips). All give different presentation. Listen to either one of them depand on my mood by turning my LFD selector switch.

18-10-2010, 12:06 PM
I very much like the sound of tubes, and I have been very happy with the PrimaLuna Prologue 8 CD player. Be sure to specify the upgraded chip. The Absolute Sound has a review, that describes how tube rolling can change the quality of the sound.

19-10-2010, 10:03 PM
Hi Keith,

Do you know this shop in Singapore yourself?

20-10-2010, 03:36 PM
Hi Toro,

I roughly know where the shop located in Singpoare but I never been there myself.