Looking to purchase a new CD player

Discussion in 'General Audio Discussion' started by Billiam1962, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. Billiam1962

    Billiam1962 Member

    Messages:
    71
    7.62. Utilizing your logic, I should not believe what you are saying then. :biggrin:

    I did read reviews from other sites like Crutchfield and a couple other resellers of the unit and it appears to be a big problem with people that purchase it from Amazon. Much less so from other sources. Problem right now is that it is no longer readily available brand new and it would appear it is being phased out by Onkyo. Amazon still has it for sale in new condition but Crutchfield does not nor Best Buy.
     

     

    Please register to disable this ad.

  2. MannyE

    MannyE Exterminate! Subscriber

    Messages:
    4,784
    Location:
    Miami Beach
    You have to take reviews with a grain of salt and watch for cues that the reviewer shouldn't be taken seriously. After a while you start to get a feel for which reviews to really consider and which are written by people who aren't quite right. Like for example, when someone gives a product one star because shipping was bad. Anything that person reviews is tainted because they don't know WTF they are talking about.

    Now the skipping thing is real and has to do with the product directly... but at least Amazon has a no-hassle return policy. Just make sure its AMAZON and not some crappy third party vendor. Some 3rd party vendors are great, and some are garbage.
     
    Roadrash likes this.
  3. Billiam1962

    Billiam1962 Member

    Messages:
    71
    Manny. Yes, I do understand this. Precisely why my only real concern with the Onkyo is the skipping problem. Aside from that, it seems to be a good CD player. If I buy it I will be sure to get the extended warranty.

    Looking at the Emotiva CD 100 as well. Made in the USA. New unit and has a 3 year warranty. Won't decide for at least another week or two while I continue to research each model in my price range.
     
  4. bobins08

    bobins08 AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    5,679
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    Hard to believe with streaming from laptops and phones that I am looking for a CDP but I still have a lot of Red Book CDs so I have been looking at the 7030 closely.

    This kind of puts a red flag on the 7030. I was hoping the internal DAC was good enough to warrant not needing an external DAC. I can get a used CDP to use as a transport for much less.

    Also, I am now leaning towards a CDP that has a Bluetooth interface for streaming for max versatility. I mostly listen to digital for background music while working or entertaining. Otherwise I spin vinyl.
     
  5. Roadrash

    Roadrash AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    587
    Location:
    St.Louis MO
    :thumbsup:
     
  6. Roadrash

    Roadrash AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    587
    Location:
    St.Louis MO
    Once again. Three 7030s. Never had an issue with skipping. Good luck with whatever you buy, and enjoy.
     
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2018

     

    Please register to disable this ad.

  7. MannyE

    MannyE Exterminate! Subscriber

    Messages:
    4,784
    Location:
    Miami Beach
    I would still choose the XBOX. One heck of a bargain. :)
     
    DaveVoorhis likes this.
  8. Spence

    Spence Member

    Messages:
    50
    Look around for a Tascam DV-RA1000. The rack ears will come off if you don't like them, and as an added bonus, it records too. And yes, it sounds great.
     
  9. opnly bafld

    opnly bafld AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    261
    Location:
    Illinois
    Designed in US; made in China.
     
  10. MannyE

    MannyE Exterminate! Subscriber

    Messages:
    4,784
    Location:
    Miami Beach
    That's not necessarily a deal killer as long as the quality is there.
     
  11. opnly bafld

    opnly bafld AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    261
    Location:
    Illinois
    I don't care, just correcting OPs statement.
     

     

    Please register to disable this ad.

  12. MannyE

    MannyE Exterminate! Subscriber

    Messages:
    4,784
    Location:
    Miami Beach
    Same here. And it's actually good to know because many times you can find the same equipment without the expensive brand name. Not that Emotiva is expensive in relative terms.

    I've heard that Tone Winner is the brand that makes Emotiva and I went to look on the website... very interesting...

    https://www.china-hifi-audio.com/en...r-c-26?zenid=0e4256e25d1603b4069a72cec5d3db0b
     
  13. Lumpy Waters

    Lumpy Waters New Member

    Messages:
    26
    I wouldn't be surprised at all if Emotiva's China-made BasX line came out of the same factory as Tone Winner, however from comparing interior chassis shots of a equivalent integrated amps from both brands, it is pretty obvious that Emotiva is not merely re-badging Tone Winner gear.
     
    MannyE likes this.
  14. Billiam1962

    Billiam1962 Member

    Messages:
    71
    The Emotiva website says that their products are made in the USA. Perhaps some products are but others are not then.

    Does anyone know why the DAC in the Onkyo CD player is inferior? Is it one of the lower level Wolfson's inside?
     
  15. Billiam1962

    Billiam1962 Member

    Messages:
    71
    I just took a quick look at what an XBOX is. I don't play computer games and would not use any of the other stuff on it. I am only interested in a good sounding CD player.
     
  16. Billiam1962

    Billiam1962 Member

    Messages:
    71
    I thought Tascam was geared more towards DJ use than home use? Will see what they have to offer.
     

     

    Please register to disable this ad.

  17. Lumpy Waters

    Lumpy Waters New Member

    Messages:
    26
    Emotiva's budget friendly BasX Series is made in China, includes amps, speakers, subs, a processor, and a CD Player.
     
    stish likes this.
  18. Billiam1962

    Billiam1962 Member

    Messages:
    71
    Thanks Lumpy. I've read some reviews on their CD players and they stand up well to those of major manufacturers in the same price range. A 3 year warranty is a sign they are willing to stand by their product. No need to buy an extended warranty with the CD-100.
     
  19. JoeESP9

    JoeESP9 ESL's & tubes since 83

    Messages:
    15,773
    Location:
    Philadelphia PA
    Although I don't own an Emotiva CD player, I do own two of their products (DAC, HT Processor). They are IMO great performers and superb bang for the buck devices. I also like the look. Mine have the Silver end panels which can be changed to the Black ones. Their customer service is also a class act.
     
    stish likes this.
  20. Billiam1962

    Billiam1962 Member

    Messages:
    71
    Joe. Thanks for the info. My way of thinking is this. They are a small company and likely value each and every sale they make. They can't afford to send out bad products since they probably have a thinner profit margin compared to the big companies that can absorb losses more easily. That being the case, they will very likely be more inclined to insure each unit sent out for sale is going to work properly for many years.
     

Share This Page