CD Player recommendations??

Discussion in 'Digital Sources' started by dantay, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. Drumolator

    Drumolator Super Member

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    Some of us like physical media, and some like ripping to lossless digital. If we were all the same, life would be boring. For me CD's are more convenient, and using CD's makes it easier to be spontaneous. To each his / her own. Peace and goodwill.
     
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    Modlin Active Member

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  3. HiFiJeff

    HiFiJeff Super Member

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    Whoa....wait a minute. The 7030 no longer uses Wolson dac's?!?!?!? I was just getting ready to order one.
     
  4. liemjerry

    liemjerry Active Member

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    I think Marantz CD 6005/6 is better with versatile feature and good quality of DAC
     
  5. steve p

    steve p Active Member

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    I like my Emotiva erc-3. I’ve had since August sounds great.
     
  6. Dudeman7

    Dudeman7 Active Member

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    I got an Integra CDC-3.4 last week. It's a changer but sounds great. Wolfson DAC, fast transport and intuitive user interface.

    Just what I was looking for.
     

     

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  7. Loser24

    Loser24 New Member

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    I agree with Dudeman7. Been using the Integra CDC-3.4 for a little over a week and can say that I'm incredibly pleased with the unit. Just what I was looking for too. It was an upgrade from my old AIWA CD changer but man what an upgrade. I am in awe of the beautiful "new" music I'm hearing now from CD's I've listened to dozens of times. Can't wait to get off work and listen to more. Couldn't be happier.
     
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  9. liemjerry

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    need advise :
    - Adcom GCD-575 : non HDCD player
    - Rotel RCD-1072 : HDCD player
    which one more high quality sound ?

    thanks
     
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  10. swamppirate

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    I have the 950 and like it quite a lot.

     
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  11. liemjerry

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    I mean Rotel RCD-1072 vs Adcom GCD-575
     

     

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  12. darkblue94

    darkblue94 It wasn't me.

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    This one. :thumbsup:
     
  13. N8Nagel

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    Interesting. I have a HD-D2 that's on the shelf that I literally don't think I've even tested. Does that even compare or is that just a historical curiosity?
     
  14. bigx5murf

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    Try it out, from google it seems like that's the costco version of the HD-A2. TBH, I haven't used my HD-A2 much past making sure it works, since I prefer the looks of the HD-A1. I have mine setup so I can compare it's onboard DAC against the digital coax out into my SMSL sanskrit pro. From what I can tell, the onboard has more output than the SMSL for sure, and sounds warmer. The SMSL does sound a bit more detailed at times though.
     
  15. N8Nagel

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    I'm finding little info on the DAC but I may put it in the kitchen until I can find a laser for my PD-M910 which has gone flaky again. I'm having no luck with CDPs lately, the Luxman one on my desk at work has died again too.
     
  16. N8Nagel

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    so I am sitting here with my morning coffee (MD appt. so didn't go into work today) and after a deeper dive it appears the HD-A2/D2 may have a Wolfson WM8740 DAC... can you use it for a CDP without a monitor hooked up? I do have the remote.
     

     

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  17. liemjerry

    liemjerry Active Member

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    How about if compare with rotel RCD-12 ?
     
  18. bigx5murf

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    Yup, I use mine without monitor, just remote
     
  19. N8Nagel

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    So I dug it out, unwrapped it, temporarily set it up (I need a helper to set it up right) and it's working! Too soon to tell how I feel about the sound, but my old Pioneer was pissing me off, I need to find a good "upside down" laser assembly.

    Fun fact: this thing cares about polarity. I didn't have the right polarized cord but I had an unpolarized one that would fit; it will only work and play one way otherwise it just hangs.

    Wish it had FF and REW buttons so I didn't need to leave the remote out, but otherwise, it's working. Also wish the display were another color than VFD blue so it looked better with my Sansui 2000A; the orange display of the Pio looked better with the orange "AUX" lamp on the Sui. But it does have the distinct advantage of working.
     
  20. Dudeman7

    Dudeman7 Active Member

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    The Integra is still going strong and sounding great. It completely reinvigorated my love of the CD format.

    Two thumbs up, highly recommended.
     

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