Cheap CD Player Battle

Discussion in 'Digital Sources' started by audiasoul, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. audiasoul

    audiasoul New Member

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    hi all,
    i hope this will be an intresting discussion.
    i'm searching a good sound cd player around on 200 euro, i prefer it natural and balanced, don't like too highs and slim reproduction.

    the candidate are :
    - pioneer pd10
    - cambridge topaz 10
    - onkyo c-7030
    - marantz cd-5005

    if you are suggestions are welcome!, harry up guys we must discuss on !!:)
     

     

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  2. ferninando

    ferninando Lunatic Member

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    I have the Onkyo 7030 and like it very much and use it all the time.
    Excellent SQ (Wolfson DAC).
    Highly recommended.
    Compared to a Pio 100 disc changer with $400 Dacmagic (Dual Wolfson DACs)
    unable to hear any significanr diff.
     
  3. Drumolator

    Drumolator Super Member

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    I really like the TEAC CD-P650, and it is cheaper than the Onkyo. Peace and goodwill.
     
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  4. ZIP007

    ZIP007 Member

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    I have used a c-7030 for a couple of years now and it is a very nice sounding cdp.
     
  5. DublinTrader

    DublinTrader AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    i have had very good luck with JVC models, to my ear they sound great and vastly under rated. i have had a couple of the Motorola (Philips) with the 1541 DAC and I prefer the JVC.
     
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  6. prighello

    prighello Super Member

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    Happy with my C-7030 and it's been a few years now.
     

     

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  7. audiasoul

    audiasoul New Member

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    thank you guys for your responses...i should be gratefull if someone could compare me onkyo or other cd player ..., for example onkyo c-7030 vs marantz cd -5005...pioneer pd 10..., yamaha s-300....
    thank you!
     
  8. Bert 1100

    Bert 1100 Super Member

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    I've been happy with my Marantz CD6005 (2,5 years), very smooth sound, not agressive. My guess is the CD5005 is pretty much identical. I also use it with my iDevices as a DAC and with a hard drive with WAV files.
    Good luck !
     
  9. audiasoul

    audiasoul New Member

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    compared to onkyo ?
     
  10. Bert 1100

    Bert 1100 Super Member

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    Never had an Onkyo....
     
  11. audiasoul

    audiasoul New Member

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    thanks anyway;)
     

     

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  12. 1984_C10

    1984_C10 Active Member

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    I'd throw a Sony DVP-NS900V into the mix, really nice player for the price.
    It doesn't color the sound, and plays multi-channel SACDs as well.
    My friends gave me one as a birthday gift last month, it's my baby, love the device.
     
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  13. Djcoolray

    Djcoolray Addicted Member

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    A rocks throw from JBLM !!!!
    If it is your goal to find a cheap CD player it all depends on where you look....

    But if your looking for the best deal on a new player, that's a completely different situation !
     
  14. audiasoul

    audiasoul New Member

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    the candidate are :
    - pioneer pd10
    - cambridge topaz 10
    - onkyo c-7030
    - marantz cd-5005
     
  15. Bahamayellow

    Bahamayellow Well-Known Member

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    Hello I have a Marantz 5005 which I really like. I have it hooked to a Parasound pre and infinity speakers. It sounds great. The other CD players are suppose to sound great also. The onkyo is half the price and thought about buying one for my other system. There is a Nad c516bee I also am considering which is a touch under the marantz in price. Let us know which one you go with.
     
  16. audiasoul

    audiasoul New Member

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    after precise analysis , i have bought onkyio c-7030....i'll post my impression.
    at first time i'll compare it against an old denon dcd-1015
    stay tuned:)
     
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  17. Duane

    Duane AK Member Subscriber

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  18. rogerfederer

    rogerfederer AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    think about a DAC and a transport. laser disk players, super cheap now, make great transports. then you can use the DAC for computer audio as well.
     
  19. audiasoul

    audiasoul New Member

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    i compared it against :
    - denon dcd 1015
    - yamaha cdx 480

    guys this machine is superlative!, compared to the above machine is like night and day!
    onkyo is full bobied sound and first of all is damn natural, really a surprise from an economic cd player like the onkyo
    the denon is sterile and empty sound the yama is better than denon but the onkyo is another planet.
    the onkyo has not hyperdetailed and annoying sound is simply natural : lifelike sound, stop.
    none special effects.
    my friend compared the onkyo against 1000 euros cd players and the onkyo has fought well, incredible!
    i'm very happy and should the fine if someone else who compared the onkyo against other cd players could contribute in this discussion.

    I would like to thank this forum because i've read more around before buy the onkyo, but this forum do make me the choice....some users have it and they wrote detailed reviews
     
  20. JimPA

    JimPA Distinguished Member

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    I started the Onkyo C-7030 trend on AK.
     

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