Cheapest used CD player for good sound quality.

Discussion in 'Digital Sources' started by Almonds, May 24, 2018.

  1. Pioneered

    Pioneered Well-Known Member

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    I bought this one about a year ago to replace a POS off brand DVD/VHS that died, it's a shame but, I have way too many VHS tapes
    to start replacing them with DVD's. I'm real happy it plays the CD's so well though.
     

     

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  2. N8Nagel

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    See if it's supported by Harmony, if not, then look into a JP1 remote. If you really are going to be into acquiring cheap old gear you should have one of each.
     
  3. AlTinkster92

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    Thanks N8, got this for a backup and it sounds really good. Basically a transport.......
     
  4. N8Nagel

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    I just picked up two AR Xsight Touches because Harmony doesn't 100% support my Luxman TP-117. I'm now a convert, with Remote Master software they are insanely flexible.
     
  5. doctor fuse

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    I still use an old 90s Denon player I got for $10. I haven't been able to hear much difference in the few CD players I have listened to.

    All I do know, is I listen to digital much more, now that I use a PS Audio Digital Link III DAC. I listen longer, I listen more actively, and I do actually hear more detail and "air" (the Denon has a coaxial digital out).
     
  6. Johnny_Law

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    I recently stumbled across two of the Denon DCD line of CD players. Back to back against my PS1, I was surprised, they both provide a much better sound. Shockingly good. The DCD-1500 is amazing and can be found very cheap.
     
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  7. corbin

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    +1 for SCPH-1001 Playstation 1 :p
     
  8. cpt_paranoia

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    I saw a Sony CDP-M305 for £1.99 yesterday. No idea as to the quality, but, barring skip-diving, I don't think you'll get much cheaper than that...
     

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