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AH! Tjoeb '99
145 Reviews
rating  4.67 of 5
MSRP  450.00
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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by s_gil a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 13, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Got a set of fat-sounding tubes to compensate for my solid state system, a set of Kimber PBJs to further calm things down, and it was a revelation. Beats the old Rotel unit I was using without breaking a sweat--even before proper tube breakin.

I couldn't be happier. This unit includes all the factory upgrades (except the useless digital out) PLUS a John Rish power cord upgrade that goes above and beyond the factory.

I couldn't have spent a better $300 for any upgrade at any point in my system.

When I get a pair of truly audiophile speakers and monoblocks, I'll pull this CD player out of the family room and into my office. I'll use its remote-controlled variable output as a direct control for the power amp, so I can have a true short signal path from source to speaker.

Until then, it's at home in the family room system, doing part-time stereo duty through a pair of KEF RDM2s when the surround is switched off. It sounds beautiful.

Bottom line:

Like going from a pauper to a king.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   ebay



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andy a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: June 15, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Bought the Super tube from Kevin at Upscale.What a great unit. There is absolutely nothing for even double the price that could touch this unit. The sound quality is superb. I have two sets of tubes with the stock units being good, but the 'etched' upgrades show tremendous detail and imaging. I can't wait to get more tubes and the swappable op-amps to experiment. If you are looking for a cd player, buy this one. You absolutely will not regret it. btw, the new upsampler dac is soon to arrive and then nothing will touch this unit for many times the price!

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $707.00

Purchased At:   Upscale Audio



Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Soeki Jaki a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 5, 2002

Bottom Line:   
This amplefier has a pro look and has gold platted in and outputs
but that doesn't say anything.

I think, after using a cheap AX-492 Yamaha amplefier.

This Marantz machine has to much irritating high. Doesn't care what kind of music, but the irri sissing is to high.
Because my ears are very good I can hear this too loud, and i don't like the sound.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Proudia Delinquence



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark U. a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 6, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Hi all,compared with my old Classe,the Tjoeb seems
more detailed and warm.
Less detailed in the bass spectrum,this is a little weak.

My system

Classe cdp 1
Jolida 801 A
Pro AC Response 1.5
Kimber Silver Steak int.
Kimber Bifocal
Vibrapod

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Purchased At:   Second hand



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sv v a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: January 1, 2002

Bottom Line:   
This babe rocks!Don't your money into Wadia's.
Buy a Tjoeb and a car instead! :)

cue!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1999




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