Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by ls35a, Apr 19, 2018.
That looks cool.
That Marantz comes in a different colour option
Though it is a CD player not a transport. Any CD player with coax and/or optical outputs though can be used as a transport
AN CDT-Zero/II for $2300
I saw an older model one here for around $1,000 but it was about 15 years old
Still I like the look of the older one better
Acoustic Plan transport - uses the Philips Pro 2 mechanism
You see the disc spinning.
Sparkler Audio ($1200) non oversampling DAC extra
Pro-Ject has a number of CD players including this transport $899
Also from pro-ject - DS2 tranport around $600
Rega Apollo R for Star Trek fans - $600euros
My hifi shop dealer, who sells Cambridge cd players but he's also a good friend, once told me that he never yet sold one that wasn't returned to be fixed
Please feel free to share your experience.
Nice stuff! Love the transports you posted.
I actually have a CXC that has worked great for a while....love it in black too
Finally a ray of sunshine...
Oh man I want that Acoustic Plan transport! FWIW, I really wish Schitt would come out with a transport. Feels perfectly iconoclastic to me and I know Mike M. is skeptical of streaming quality and has a lot of experience designing transports. I have everything ripped and streaming through an Allo USbridge, but I often find myself spinning the discs during the workday—perhaps because it gives me the break to get out of my chair, pick something, and play it.
Cambridge CXC. Quality CD sound for little money.
NuPrime has a new transport @$795.00 US that looks interesting.
For me, I have been very pleased with my SimAudio 260DT. However, at $2K it is higher than your budget.
For $1k,I would still give the Woo a shot.
NuPrime is sold by Alan at Audiowaves.com - he's a great guy to do business with.
The fact that the builder is a local guy you can talk to inspires a bit more confidence. Besides, this arm seems to be completely manual, so the damage may not happen, or may be easily fixed with a replacement, provided he stocks enough of them.
Hello, this is my first posting, but I have been reading a lot (especially those about Audio Note, and Richard Austen bears some responsibility in my purchases )
Now a specific question related to this post.
I have an Audio Note Dac One 1x which I recently purchased and use with both my Macbook pro+ Audirvana and an old Audio Note AN CD2 as a transport (with a M2 Tech for usb to spdif).
I do not use so much the transport since I mainly listen to the Macbook and to LPs (on a Voyd Valdi + AN ArmI-2)
The AN CD2 was initially used as an integrated transport+Dac until I had a chance to purchase the Dac One.
Now I have come across a CDT Zero whose size would make more sense in my setup, but I wonder which transport (AN cd2 or CDT Zero) would be better.
I'm using an OTO Phono Sig with AN K Lx...
I also have a Benchmark DAC2 HGC which I was using before the Dac One (and which I am still using, and is a must in case of hi Res and DSD).
So back to the transport question : should I jump or not on this CDT Zero?
Thanks in advance.
Tascam CD200 ... $250-ish.
Just got the Tascam 200. Excellent as a transport. Nice build quality. I really like it.
Built rather well, aren't they? My plan is, when my (relatively) ancient Naim CD5 goes to Heaven, I'll buy a CD200 and whatever the current Rega DAC is. That combo will sound amazing!
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