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Community Level 3Oliy


Smooth player from Technics

AdvantagesGreat sound, loads of features

DisadvantagesMay not be an advantage over SL PG490

"This was the first separates CD player I have ever brought, and I was impressed. It's advantages over the '490 are small - it has quick access to tracks on the front panel, and contains a few editing features designed for use with a tape deck. However, I found an offer that made the 590 equal in price to the 490, so I thought, why not, I won't lose anything! I was impressed with the strong, powerful sound coming from this machine. CD audio is the ..." Read review

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Community Level 2QuinnTheEs...


Good, but maybe not better than ts predecessors

AdvantagesOptical outs, headphone outs, all the things you need on a CD player

DisadvantagesNot as reliable on damaged CDs

"...of these to replace ageing Technics SL-PG470s, and they boast several features not seen on the 470. These have optical outputs, which considering how easy it is to add, no CD player should be sold without. Thet also have headphone sockets on the front with a volume control. However, we have noticed that with several scratched and damaged CDs which the 470s could read perfectly, the 590 is not nearly so forgiving. I'm not sure that the 590 is better ..." Read review

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Community Level 2mpnichols


The SL-PG 590

AdvantagesCheap, sturdy, ease of use.

DisadvantagesBasic, odd-colour (?), not the 490.

"I bought the SL-PG 590 in April, perhaps it's a little dated, and it's certainly not a top of the range product, in fact, it may not even be better than its predecessor the 490. It certainly wasn't in the view of What Hi-Fi. However this player has the distinct advantage of price over many of its rivals, at £89.95 from Richer Sounds, or 89.50 at John Lewis (worth knowing so you can get £10 back on the price promise at Richer Sounds!) its worth a look. As ..." Read review

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