Is your main CD player a dedicated CD player or a universal one?

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by KevinP, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. TheVU

    TheVU Forum Resident

    I use an RCA Laserdisc player. Which works surprisingly well.
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  2. seed_drill

    seed_drill Senior Member

    Tryon, NC, USA
    My main one is dead, my other two are universal.
  3. seed_drill

    seed_drill Senior Member

    Tryon, NC, USA
    They sound ok, but those mechanisms always sound like they're about to fly apart.
  4. bhazen

    bhazen Magical Mystery Tourist

    Newcastle, WA
    Naim CD5 for CD only.
    Pioneer BDP-80FD for DVD, BluRay, SACD etc.
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  5. wwaldmanfan

    wwaldmanfan Born in the '50's

    I have a Sony UHP-H1, which I bought new for $300. They are discontinued, but I see third-party sellers now getting up to $500 for them online. Plays SACD, CD, DVD-A, BD, DVD, plus USB files, internet, WiFi, etc. Upscales video to 4K. Direct DSD output from SACD via HDMI (which works with my NAD M51 DAC), or transcodes to 24/192 PCM output via RCA analog jacks, or 24/48 via S/PDIF. I hardly use it anyway. I only own a few SACD's, and always rip all my CD's to AIFF files for computer playback on my two main systems and portable players.
  6. Floyd Crazy

    Floyd Crazy Forum Resident

    Mine dedicated CD SACD SONY Super audio cd player SCD-XE800,great player
    Plays all my cd collection,have Sony Blu ray
    Disc player and Sony DVD recorder but mostly use Sony XE-800 player been a great machine..
  7. TheVU

    TheVU Forum Resident

    Mostly when they’re playing laserdiscs. Not too bad for CD’s
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  8. Bucketfoot

    Bucketfoot Forum Resident

    Another Oppo 105D here
  9. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Central PA
    What I'm using as my "main" CD player, is actually a "cupholder". It's sitting right there beside me at knee-level, next to the soundcard and the motherboard.
    I can only get to the "real" player, when I can tear myself away from this Distraction Device, to grab the Oppo, I'd guess you'd say, that's my 3rd "main" player.
    (My 2nd "main" CD player? It's a Mazda. :D )
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  10. When In Rome

    When In Rome It's far from being all over...

    CD player only. It's a Sony that is getting a bit long in the tooth; I fear for its life... :agree:
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  11. reb

    reb Money Beats Soul

    Long Island
    CD only, no SACD.
  12. Greg Carrier

    Greg Carrier Forum Resident

    Iowa City
    I have both, a dedicated CD player and a universal player. I usually play CDs on the dedicated player.
  13. GeoffC

    GeoffC Forum Resident

    CD Only, but plays HDCD - naim CDX2.2
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  14. TarnishedEars

    TarnishedEars Forum Resident

    Seattle, WA
    That gave me a chuckle. I was just re-telling the "cupholder" story to some kids in the IT department last week. LOL.
  15. soundboy

    soundboy Senior Member

    I have a dedicated CD player to play my CDs....Onkyo C-7030. I use it to save wear-and-tear on universal players, the Oppo 205 or the Pioneer Elite DV59AVi.
  16. SandAndGlass

    SandAndGlass Twilight Forum Resident

    I use a Oppo UHD-203 Universal player. For movies, the output is HDMI into the processor.

    For CD's, it is a digital output to the Peachtree iNova, using the 203 strictly as a transport.
  17. Ntotrar

    Ntotrar Nope

    Tri-Cities, Tn.
    LM215CD primary

    2 Sony Blu-Ray players on HT duty, an older Denon CDP on standby and a Sony DVD/CD/SACD on TV3
  18. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Central PA
    I guess I need a bumper sticker on my Mazda then, saying, "My other CD player is a cupholder". Bamboozle the Millenials. :evil:
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  19. Kal Rubinson

    Kal Rubinson Forum Resident

    Dedicated server for all playback. Universal players (Oppo) used for ripping.
  20. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialist™

    Greater Vancouver
    After a laser replacement I'm happily still rockin' the...
  21. Mortsnets

    Mortsnets Forum Resident

    Primary is a modified Sony Playstation 1 which only plays CDs so it's dedicated and but I've heard it also plays games so maybe other.
    In order to buy DACs also have a Pioneer DV563a used as transport which plays CD, DVD, DVD-Audio, SACD but no Blue Ray.
    Also a Magnavox MDV2100 with the top cover removed that plays DVDs and CDs.
  22. George P

    George P Notable Member

    Redbook only

    Yamaha CD-S300
  23. nick99nack

    nick99nack Forum Resident

    Spotswood, NJ
    I have both. I have an Oppo BDP-93 for SACD and DVD-A playback, and a Sony CDP-507ESD for CDs.
  24. johnny q

    johnny q Forum Resident

    Bergen County, NJ
    My CD Player (Arcam Alpha 9) is Redbook only and HDCD. I play SACD's via my Yamaha Blu-Ray player.
  25. Sneaky Pete

    Sneaky Pete Forum Resident

    Dedicated CD player.

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