Are there CD Players $300 or under that decode HDCDs?

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by The Hud, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. I was just wondering if there are still CD players made for $300 or less that will decode HDCDs? I am happy with my current Sony CD player, but it doesn't decode HDCD.
  2. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven

  3. Thanks BradOlson. I should have said, I am not interested in a changer, I had one for a little bit and it scratched my discs. I just want a single disc player, since I can only listen to one disc at a time, anyway.
  4. Grab a used Oppo player. IIRC, all the Oppo players decode HDCD.
  5. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven

    You will have track down a single disc player at a pawn shop, thrift shop, etc.
  6. beep

    beep Active Member

    Lots of inexpensive DAC's decode HDCD. I have an X-Dac which should be under $100 now and still sounds good.
  7. marcel

    marcel Alea Iacta Est

    I'm also interested in an HDCD player. Used looks like the best option, but a DAC with HDCD decoding is a wise advice from beep. It also takes less space
  8. Erocka2000

    Erocka2000 Well-Known Member

    Brooklyn, NY, USA
    You can get a used Emotiva ERC-1 or -2 for that used. It's not much more brand new either.
  9. Bob_in_OKC

    Bob_in_OKC Well-Known Member

    Dallas, Texas
    Music Hall CD-25 does HDCD, assuming the used market.
  10. ddhd

    ddhd Member

    Long Island, NY
    beep, could you list a few dac's that can decode HDCD. I know berkeley does.
  11. MonkeyMan

    MonkeyMan Forum Resident

    Denver, CO, USA
    Doesn't NAD make one that is $300 USD retail?
  12. beep

    beep Active Member

    Not off the top of my head but I know the MF's do, and the old Audio Alchemy ones too. A quick look on e bay or Audigon should show others.
  13. soundboy

    soundboy Forum Resident

    Try to see if you can get a new Denon DCM 390 5 disc CD changer for under $300.00. It does HDCD.
  14. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven

    The OP doesn't want a changer.
  15. jriems

    jriems Forum Resident

    I would suggest a used Oppo 970HD. I'm sure it can be had for $100 or less, and it covers most of the bases:

    CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD Video, DVD+R, DVD-Audio, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, HDCD, Picture CD, SACD

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