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

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

  1. sturgus

    sturgus Forum Resident

    Location:
    St. Louis Mo
    Still using my 23 year old Pioneer PD-75.
     
  2. fogalu

    fogalu Forum Resident

    Location:
    Killarney, Ireland
    Likewise! Great machine.
     
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  3. Gie663

    Gie663 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Flanders (Belgium)
    My Roksan Kandy K2 is a cd player only, but it has served me very well over the last 5 or 6 years. Its reliability is a hundred percent, it hasn’t refused a single cd so far.
     
  4. jmg1949

    jmg1949 Active Member

    Location:
    St. Louis
    Still using a nearly 18 year old Ah! Njoe Tjoeb CD player--a Marantz 4000 modified by a Dutch company and sold by Upscale Audio. Don't hear much about them but I think it sounds great.
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  5. ShockControl

    ShockControl Bon Vivant and Raconteur!

    Location:
    Lotus Land
    My CD player died a few years back so I'm using a Blu-Ray player. There is no track readout, so it is not ideal for skipping around, but it plays CDs flawlessly.

    I'm thinking about paying 10 bucks for an early-model CD player, readily available at a thrift store near me.
     
  6. chili555

    chili555 Forum Resident

    Uni.

    My Oppo UDP-205 is connected by its analog L+R to my preamp for playing CDs. It is also connected to my A/V processor by HDMI for Blu-Ray, UHD 4k and DVD playback. It is also connected to the A/V processor by 7.1 analog for SACD, DVD-A and Blu-Ray Audio playback.

    I prefer one box and less is more.
     
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  7. Benzion

    Benzion "Cogito, ergo sum" Forum Resident

    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    Dedicated. Transport/DAC in living room, non-oversampling player in bedroom. Both Redbook only.
     
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  8. rfs

    rfs Forum Resident

    Location:
    Lansing, MI USA
    Oppo 103, but no video connected. HK DVD-48 in bedroom system for CD and SACD.
     
  9. Gramps Tom

    Gramps Tom Corby, you are forever loved.

    Dedicated cd player. DENON DCM-460 5-cd changer. It has served me flawlessly for many years.....
     
  10. darkmass

    darkmass Forum Resident

    Main player is a dedicated CD/SACD player: Arcam CD37.

    However, and primarily for video (and SACD ISO ripping), I'm also running a region-free Oppo BDP-103...which is paralleled with a (U.S. region) UHD Panasonic DMP-UB900. Off topic for this thread is that once the UHD Panasonic DP-UB9000 I have on order comes in, the UB900 will be shuffled out and retired.

    If they are fit for purpose, I have no problem with multiple boxes.
     
  11. jl151080

    jl151080 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Bristol, UK
    I recently bought an Arcam CDS50, which plays CD; SACD and has a streaming function.

    For BR, DVD and SACD in 5.1 I use my Cambridge Audio 751BD player.
     
  12. Esoteric sa-50 for Audio system.
    Oppo 203 for little theatre room.
    John M.
     
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  13. BSC

    BSC Forum Resident

    Location:
    Glasgow, Scotland
    A cheap Sony with a great DAC means I have the best digital I've ever had previously owned Esoteric SACD and an Oppo 105.
     
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  14. McGuy

    McGuy Forum Resident

    Location:
    Chicago
    McIntosh MVP861. Never thought I'd even want to listen to SACDs, BUT the ones I've chosen, very carefully of course, blow regular CDs out of the water. And yes, I know a lot of SACDs are not great. For instance, Gaucho - obviously better than a CD and honestly, on par if not better than my vinyl version.
     
  15. Bullis

    Bullis Forum Resident

    Location:
    Buffalo
    Sony ES
     
  16. Bert Oz

    Bert Oz Well-Known Member

    Location:
    London
    Simaudio Moon 260D, CD only.
     
  17. Sterling1

    Sterling1 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Louisville, KY
    OPPO UDP-205
    Sony DVP-S9000ES
     
  18. Sterling1

    Sterling1 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Louisville, KY
    My OPPO is unbalanced analog stereo out to pre/pro and multi-channel analog out to multi-channel analog preamplifier (multi-channel SACD output is converted from DSD to PCM to output at user selected crossover/levels for bass management), since my analog preamp does not have a crossover function.
     
  19. Fishoutofwater

    Fishoutofwater Forum Resident

    Likewise. Cyrus CDi. Love it
     
  20. Tim 2

    Tim 2 MORE MUSIC PLEASE

    Location:
    Alberta Canada
    Wanted to size down the amount of equipment in the living room so I went with a do all machine but didn't want to compromise sound quality so I purchased the best one I could find. Ayre DX 5
     
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  21. GyroSE

    GyroSE Forum Resident

    Location:
    Sweden
    Rotel RCD-991- dedicated CD player still in service after 18 years
     
  22. Fishoutofwater

    Fishoutofwater Forum Resident

    Wow. That really is impressive. I guess from your avatar you dont use every day?
     
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  23. timind

    timind phorum rezident

    Location:
    Westfield, IN USA
    Dedicated CD player which rarely plays CDs. I use it mainly as a DAC as all my CDs are ripped to AIFFs. It's a Resolution Audio Opus 21.
     
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  24. ghostofzuul

    ghostofzuul Harvester of Sorrow

    Location:
    oregon
    i use an Oppo 980H as my disc player... i have digital coaxial out to my DAC for mostly everything but I do have some HDCD's which require the single ended connection so I also have the Oppo going direct to my preamp. I hardly use it as most of my music now is on my harddrive. I still have close to 1000 cd's though... so I keep a player around for the obscure stuff I haven't dumped in the hard drive yet or isn't available on amazon unlimited.
     
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  25. GyroSE

    GyroSE Forum Resident

    Location:
    Sweden
    You're correct about that- I rarely use it nowadays but it's still in great condition and IMHO very good sounding especially with HDCD discs.
     
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