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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. gkella

    gkella Let there be songs to fill the air

    Toronto, Canada
    OPPO !!!
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  2. Robsonschoice

    Robsonschoice Forum Resident

    Ipswich UK
    Got rid of my Cinema set up as I now watch films via streaming (Amazon etc) so back to basics and 2 channel stuff...CD/DVD Arcam UDP411 (which also plays the few SACD's I own), plus dusted off my turntable after the purchase of a Moon Neo Ace (which I love to bits) so streaming also...did wonder about using the onboard DAC of the Moon and getting a stand alone CD transport but streaming HD quality is getting in the way !!
  3. Dingly Del Boy

    Dingly Del Boy Forum Resident

    British Columbia
    Cambridge Audio CXC transport into the DAC of the Hegel h190. Perfectly good for the small amount of CD listening done in our house nowadays.
  4. The Pinhead

    The Pinhead SUDACA ROÑOSO

    Wow ! Good for your. I got a 32¨ 720p TV set, because it was my understanding that the more the player and the screen had to upscale, the more artifacts it would introduce, and bigger screens would show imperfections on a bigger scale. So, while I can't say DVDs look as good as BDs, they look terrific. So with BDs I actually have the player DOWNSCALING from 1080i to 720p. I would have thought that upscaling 480p to 4K would be problematic, esp on the bigger screens, but I'll have to take your word for it. Bet it's the OLED screen doing the job there.

    Anyway, 32¨is OK for my living room, and it's what I can afford anyway.
  5. Memphisflash

    Memphisflash Forum Resident

    Two dedicated CD players, Yamaha CD3000 and a Sony XA50ES (almost forgot, got also a Sony 3000ES)
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  6. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

    Despair, USA
    My Esoteric K-03 CD/SACD player is a dedicated one.
  7. Hendertuckie

    Hendertuckie Forum Resident

    Henderson, Nevada
    I have an old Esoteric DV-50.
  8. SandAndGlass

    SandAndGlass Twilight Forum Resident

    A place that I buy my used media and books from has a sale on their DVD's and Blu-ray disks once a month, for $2/ea.

    So to me also, cost is also a factor.

    I can look at upscaled DVD's all day for $2/ea.
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  9. MGW

    MGW Less travelling, more listening

    Scotland, UK
    Blu-rays at $2 sounds like a real bargain. I tend to buy DVDs for my daughter's at £1 each, typically. Brilliant entertainment on long car journeys (for them, not me as the driver, obviously).
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  10. Wasabi

    Wasabi Forum Resident

    Lutz, FL
    I’m in Broward often. Where might that place be? :D
  11. SandAndGlass

    SandAndGlass Twilight Forum Resident

    It's called the Big Apple Bookstore. It is located at:

    5461 N. Federal Hwy
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308
    (954) 772-7761

    They are located on US1, just north of Commercial BV, on the west side.

    It is the nicest clean used book store that I have ever been in. All of their used books look like books that you would find in a new bookstore. They don't even accept trade-in's that are not in good condition for free.

    The DVD's and Blu-ray's are all the same price. I think they are only $2.50/ea. when they are not on sale.

    They have a good selection. I have bought hundred's of them, when I was running the motel.

    I had a free lending library. My guests could borrow what ever movies they wanted from the general collection. I have a separate private collection also.

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