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Old 06-04-2018, 09:01 PM
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Doing my next upgrade. Looking to get a no 31.5 transport. Anything to look out for, being these are now about 22 years old now?

I now have a no 37. Can I expect an improvement? Are these still relevant today? Thanks guys!!
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Old 06-04-2018, 09:20 PM
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Yes they are still relevant and they still sound great. A good transport is a good transport. My friend still uses a Krell MD-10 from around the same era. It still sounds superb. He was lucky to find a laser assembly after searching for nearly 6 years though. Just something to be aware of. Parts may or may not be easily obtainable if something breaks.
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Old 06-04-2018, 09:37 PM
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Could have issues with sled drawer motor, drive motor, any rubber parts. I would pass on any old CD transport. Too many potential problems that could be costly or impossible to fix.

I haven't looked, but I think there a good new transports available. Any high end CD/Blu Ray player that is well built mechanically should provide years of service.

http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=NPCDT8

http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=WAWTP1

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Think Rex has it right. Some great old CDPs out there............ until they break. Not like an amp, with many cross-reference-able parts. You could ask ML if they have the drive and/or optical block available and the cost (which can be shocking) before making your decision.
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Old 06-05-2018, 10:27 PM
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I bought a NO 31.5. It just had a new laser assembly installed by a Levinson certified shop. I was told it was $2200. Apparently the laser for this model has 2 drive motors, that are part of the laser setup. Everything else was up to spec.

Following advice here, I called a Levinson shop about parts availability. I was told most everything is still available. Also was told the laser would be what would need replacing, eventually.

So with a new laser, hope I'm
good for awhile...……

Thanks for all the help and advice!
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Congrats on a great transport!

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