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

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

  1. Claus

    Claus Senior Member

    My main dedicated player is an emmLabs XDS1 V2, backup is dCS Puccini.
  2. Dr. Mudd

    Dr. Mudd Audient

    Oppo 103. Love it.
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  3. Sedwards

    Sedwards Forum Resident

    My primary player is a tube-modified Modwright Sony XA5400ES SACD player. Though just last week I came across an Marantz DV9600 SACD/DVD player at Goodwill for $19.99. A few days ago I placed it into my main system and have been playing around with some dvd-a discs and sounds great! Think I'll keep it in my system for a while as a secondary player.
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  4. Mike McMann

    Mike McMann Forum Resident

    I play everything through a Cambridge Audio - azur 752BD universal player.
    Great player.
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  5. Djoek

    Djoek Forum Resident

    My Oppo BDP105, own it a couple off months now, my HDCD,s never sounded better, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, King Crimson, Roxy Music really awesome!
  6. Hendertuckie

    Hendertuckie Forum Resident

    Henderson, Nevada
    I selected Universal but it dates from before Blu-Ray, Esoteric DV-50.
  7. Wasabi

    Wasabi Forum Resident

    Lutz, FL
    Oppo 103 for Redbook and SACD.
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  8. Aardvark23

    Aardvark23 Forum Resident

    North Carolina
    McIntosh MCD 201 CD/SACD player. This unit has been a source of occasional pain for me over the years (locking up, not reading disks, skipping, etc) until I took it to Audio Classics in NY for a repair. It has performed flawlessly since its return, very satisfied.
  9. TheKevster

    TheKevster Forum Resident

    Oppo 205 for everything: CD, SACD, Blu-ray and DVD video and audio, hi-res, MP3. Love the sound, love the convenience.
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  10. PhilBiker

    PhilBiker sh.tv member number 666

    Northern VA, USA
    I got a new Sony UBPX800 universal for my living room last week. Loving it so far, though there is an odd handshake issue with my ancient Pioneer Elite receiver that necessitates using an older Yahama DVD-A/SACD changer for multichannel SACD. Everything else gets played by the Sony. It works very well with CD, DVD-Audio, Blu-Ray, stereo SACD, and streaming MP3s or high resolution FLAC/WAV files from my media server or streaming music from Pandora. VERY happy with this little guy, and it seems to be built very solid.

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  11. Victor/Victrola

    Victor/Victrola Makng shure its write

    I currently have room for only one CD player in my main system, and it's an old Sony CD recorder that will only accept Music CDs as recordable input (RCD-W500C). It also has a 5 CD changer with an elevator mechanism. I mainly use the recording feature for needle drops (onto a Music CD-RW) since a direct hook up to my computer is very quirky.
  12. pick-me-up

    pick-me-up Straight shooter from S/FI

    I have a few CDP that I use. Most of them do not play SACD, and I use also a BDP for cd:s. I was surprised how nice sound my BDP had! It is a Panasonic and not so young either. Quite good sound for a player I bought used. :)
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  13. KenJ

    KenJ Forum Resident

    Flower Mound, TX
    Media PC files via Roon but I also have an Oppo 103 hdmi to DAC in pre-pro. I have a Rotel CD player connected but never use it

    I mostly use Oppo for ripping sacds and playing movies
  14. The Pinhead

    The Pinhead SUDACA ROƑOSO

    Just replaced my Technics CDP with a NOS Opo BDP 103D so I changed my vote.
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  15. Michael Chavez

    Michael Chavez Forum Resident

    define what would be "other"
  16. Adam9

    Adam9 Senior Member

    Toronto, Canada
    Recently I was given a Technics CD changer so I use it now in one of my systems, reserving the universal player for SACDs. I changed my vote to "Other".
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  17. Lonson

    Lonson Just a Lucky So-and-so

    I voted "other" because my main "CD player" isa transport and DAC combo from PS Audio (DirectStream Memory Player and DirectStream DAC). Plays cd, SACD et al.
  18. basie-fan

    basie-fan Forum Resident

    For CDs an Onkyo c7030 as a transport feeding a Schiit Modi 2 multibit. Bang for the buck.

    For movies a Sony bluray player.
  19. punkmusick

    punkmusick Formerly 4011021

    I use a cheapo Sony DVD player to play CDs.
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  20. Sterling1

    Sterling1 Forum Resident

    Louisville, KY
    I'm wondering about the handshake issue. Can't you just connect the Sony to your AVR via HDMI to enjoy multi-channel SACDs? Of course if the AVR does not have HDMI inputs you do indeed have a handshake issue there being no hand to shake.

  21. detroit muscle

    detroit muscle Senior Member

    Oppo UDP 203. Does everything I want it to.
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  22. Randoms

    Randoms Aerie Faerie Nonsense

    I voted Universal as it plays CD, SACD, DVD-A and DVDs, but not Blu-ray. It is also a pre-amp / surround sound processor, though mostly used for 2 channels.

    Linn Unidisk SC.


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  23. Sterling1

    Sterling1 Forum Resident

    Louisville, KY
    The 5400 was regarded by some to be the best from Sony. Sony dropped it from production and about a year later put it back into production for a short time. I was still too broke to purchase one, missing my second chance. At any rate, two years ago I did put enough together to buy an OPPO 205, which I use to enjoy multi-channel SACDs via RCA connection to my twenty year old Sony TA-P9000ES analog multi-channel preamplifier. I may buy a used 5400 if I can find one that is mint at a not so mint price.
  24. CDFanatic

    CDFanatic Forum Resident

    Vancouver Island
    Main listening (mostly headphone) - dedicated CD player - Technics SL-PG100. Very quite operation, which is very important as the player is right beside me. Pioneer DV-588a Universal for SACD & DVD-Audio
    Second listening (speakers) - universal Sony DVP-NS755V for CD & SACD. PS4 for blu ray.
    Living Room (mostly for TV/Movies) - universal Sony BDP380BX38
    Garage - dedicated CD player - Mitsubishi DP-209R
    Bedroom - universal Sony DVP-NS325 which is also very quite & plays MP3's which I use for audio books I've converted.
  25. inperson

    inperson Forum Resident

    I like that tanker truck
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