Onkyo C 7030 CD player

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Tullman, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. Tullman

    Tullman I prefer analog Thread Starter

    Location:
    Boston MA
    Just picked one of these up for the garage system. My old player died so I needed something cheap. I picked up the Onkyo for $159. shipped. Just the price I was looking for. I really didn't want to spend $300 for a cd player.

    The Onkyo is a nice sounding cd player that easily out performed my Oppo 970 for about the same price. Sure, the Onkyo doesn't do DVD or SACD, but I don't need that for the garage system.

    If you are looking for a cd player in this price range I can easily recommend the Onkyo 7030. I am very happy this unit was available especially since Oppo is not making $150. units anymore.
     
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  2. Trevor_Bartram

    Trevor_Bartram Forum Resident

    Location:
    Boylston, MA, USA
    Does anyone else have the Onkyo C-7030 and can comment on sound quality in comparison with other players?
    My NAD C540 has died and I'm looking for a player with similar sound quality.
    I looked for reviews of the C-7030 and other than Amazon could find nothing.
    Thanks, Trevor.
     
  3. Trevor_Bartram

    Trevor_Bartram Forum Resident

    Location:
    Boylston, MA, USA
    Bump

    Hoping someone will see this.
     
  4. Tullman

    Tullman I prefer analog Thread Starter

    Location:
    Boston MA
    This cd player is good for under $200.00. I doubt you'll find a better cd player for this price.

    Besides, this player isn't available anywhere that I could find.
     
  5. soundboy

    soundboy Forum Resident

    It's out of stock at Vann's, but that's where I got mine.

    I don't know how it sounds compared to NAD's CD players, but it sounds better than my Sony DVP-NS500V on CD....which is ancient by comparison.
     
  6. Tullman

    Tullman I prefer analog Thread Starter

    Location:
    Boston MA
    They sold out of these decks. I wonder if they will ever be available or they will come out with a new model # and charge more. We'll see....

    The closest nad is a hundred bucks more. Maybe worth it, maybe not.
     
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    soundboy Forum Resident

  8. Mayidunk

    Mayidunk New Member

    Location:
    New England
    If you have SACDs you might check out the Onkyo C-S5VL. $349 at Amazoon.com.
     
  9. soundboy

    soundboy Forum Resident

    Based on what I'm hear, it's an excellent player.
     
  10. Tullman

    Tullman I prefer analog Thread Starter

    Location:
    Boston MA
    There is only 1 refurbished model left, not exactly the mother load.

    The Marantz is $150. more than the Onkyo.
     
  11. OnTheRoad

    OnTheRoad Forum Resident

    Vann's sometimes WILL haggle. I emailed them a month or so before the 7030 came out last spring and they quoted me a 'pre-sale' price of $189. The salesperson said they didn't know for sure when it's be available but I was the FIRST in their line !

    I love my machine, it sounds really sweet. I can't give technical details other than it's got a Wolfson DAC converter and they're pretty good ! Listening to my new P. Collins 'target' Face Value and what dynamic range !!! Yeehaa !!!!


    I replaced my 17 year old Onkyo 701 single tray as it began to misread some cdr's.
     
  12. OnTheRoad

    OnTheRoad Forum Resident

  13. Trevor_Bartram

    Trevor_Bartram Forum Resident

    Location:
    Boylston, MA, USA
    The C7030 is back in stock at Onkyo and Amazon. I've just ordered one, when I get it I'll report my findings.
    Regards, Trevor.
     
  14. Doorbell

    Doorbell Member

    Location:
    Carlsbad, CA
    Great cd player. Played some of my scratched up CDs perfectly.
     
  15. Sid Hartha

    Sid Hartha Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The Midwest
    A fine CD player indeed.

    One of these days, I need to set up a shootout between its built-in DAC and my Harmon Kardon HK 3490's DAC.
     
  16. Trevor_Bartram

    Trevor_Bartram Forum Resident

    Location:
    Boylston, MA, USA
    Onkyo C7030 'burn in'

    It arrived yesterday, after a brief listen, I must say it sounds good right out of the box, what a relief, I don't normally buy blind!!!!!
    Does anyone know if this player 'burns in' after a time? Should I put a CD on repeat for a day to burn the player in?
    This plays all the discs I own: CD, CDR, MP3, SACD (CD layer). It doesn't play DVDA but I don't have any of those.
    External build quality is very good. I won't remove the cover to look at internal build quality until it's out of warranty.
    Reading thru the manual, it has all the features I need and none that I don't.
    People that are spending a lot more ($100s, $1000s) need to listen to this player before making a decision. I'm impressed.
    Regards, Trevor.
     
  17. Tullman

    Tullman I prefer analog Thread Starter

    Location:
    Boston MA
    I plan on picking another on of these up as a spare. I just need some spare money.:D
     
  18. MichaelSmith

    MichaelSmith Forum Resident

    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    Amazon had the Onkyo C-S5VL for $250 as a returned item being resold. I think its a great sounding player and does SACD stereo only.

    It does have an annoyingly bright SACD/CD light on the front that lights up the room.....
     
  19. Trevor_Bartram

    Trevor_Bartram Forum Resident

    Location:
    Boylston, MA, USA
    After two weeks listening.....

    I feel absolutely no need to revert to my excellent Panasonic A110 or pull out the NAD C540, which is on its last legs, the C-7030 is their equal or better in all ways.
    I hope this helps someone.
    Regards, Trevor.
     
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  20. c-eling

    c-eling Forum Resident

    Would the c-7030 be a step up from my oppo bdp 80?
     
  21. Jamey K

    Jamey K Internet Sensation

    Location:
    Amarillo,Texas
    Does this five coax inputs for the receiver or will it use optical? I had a Sony CD player that would do SACD and I had to run the 5 lines. I've changed receivers since then, and there isn't any room for that now.
     
  22. marcel

    marcel Alea Iacta Est

    Location:
    Italy
    a rear pic of the C-S5VL

    [​IMG]
     
  23. manicpopthrill

    manicpopthrill Forum Resident

    Location:
    Kansas
    No spending thousands here. I'm looking for a good deal, and this just might fit the bill. Thanks Trevor.

     
  24. danner

    danner Forum Resident

    Location:
    Birmingham, AL
    I just ordered one of these from Amazon, and I'm oddly excited about having a dedicated CD player again since my clunky five-disc changer died years ago. I've been almost exclusively spinning vinyl for the past few years, so this feels weirdly retro for me.
     
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  25. Tullman

    Tullman I prefer analog Thread Starter

    Location:
    Boston MA
    Tell us what you think after giving it a listen.
     

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