best budget CD player?

Discussion in 'Digital Sources' started by mhjmhjones, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. ferninando

    ferninando super tek Subscriber

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    one thing about the C7030 is you dont have to look all over hell and gone to find one then pay an arm and a leg.
    get a brand new one anywhere any day and bobs ur uncle.
    too bad u cant do that with some of the great vintage ones like some of u guys have.

    the more I play mine the more I appreciate its qualities. It just sounds GREAT in every respect.
     
  2. Moby Dick

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    I picked up this same unit recently off of CL for $25.
    It is a quality unit for sure.

    Still looking for a old silver face Kyocera or the like.
     
  3. SoCal Sam

    SoCal Sam Lunatic Member

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    The best bang for buck CD player has to be Yamaha CDX-1100U and CDX-1120. Both feature dual power transformers, one each for analog and digital sections. The 1100U has dual DAC's while the 1120 has four DAC's. The 1100U sells for around $200 while the 1120 is around $300. IME, they are as good as the best Sony ES which cost multiples more.
     
  4. Pinkfloyd4ev

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    I've seen a lot recently about people using an old Playstation 1 for listening to CDs. Apparently they sound surprisingly good.

    But you also can't go wrong with the Onkyo C-7030. Sign up for an email alert from here http://www.accessories4less.com/mak...nkyo-c-7030-compact-single-disc-player/1.html if you're like me (money is tight and you can wait a bit) and you can get it for $140 eventually. Or get it now on Amazon for $170
     
  5. ferninando

    ferninando super tek Subscriber

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    Before I got my 7030 I ran a pioneer 100 disc carosel with an outboard Cambridg DacMagic at $400
    which gave me the biggest SQ improvement in that I got improvement in detail, clarity, broadenend soundstage,
    better separation of voices and instruments. I was amazed. The D-Magic runs 2 dacs, 1 for each channel. wolfsons.
    But now I run the 7030 and get the same sound quality and that happys me.
    Now there are many other CDPs out there with great sound as the onkyo.
    Im sure teacs and yamaha are top notch performers as is sony of which I now have one, a 302 single disc.
    I love the way it operates, fast, smooth and quiet. Great SQ as well. Nice.
     

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