What CD Player Do You Use?

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  1. Dirk Willims

    Dirk Willims AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Just picked up my first CD player yesterday in Bend Oregon, it's a Kyocera, and she sounds wonderful. I was their to purchase my second set of Warfdale W90's. Also scored a Nacachimi, higher end cassette deck. Haven't tried it yet.

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  2. furious_01

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    Looks like I need to dust a little, LOL - anyways, here's my retired workhorse and doing duty in the living room. Pioneer DV-09 with rosewood side panels. Great performer. Accurate. Hasn't crapped out on me once yet.
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  3. chaskelljr63

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    Oppo Digital BDP-95

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  4. 80talisten

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    Keywood DP-940

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  5. slowpat

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    Adcom GCD-750. Sounds really clean, good separation....

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  6. jdmccall

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    NAD C 516. Less fuzzy in reality.
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  7. Dirk Willims

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    im in the market for a good unit. Thinking I want to spend roughly 800.00/1000.00 open to suggestions. Please tell us why you use specific units?

    Example regarding my above post, that purchase was simple, my friend told me it was a decent unit, and he was right.

    Now I'd like to make an intellectual/ informed purchase. My daughter counted my CDs right at a thousand, from the day. I seem to think,they sound rather decent on good equipment.

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  8. slowpat

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    In my opinion, for $1000, I would go for a CD transport and an external DAC. That way, you can try different DACs or upgrade while keeping your investment in the transport. Also, best to be able to test out the CD player/DAC in your system with your interconnects and speakers, etc. Technically they should all sound the same, but I like the sound of the McIntosh CD player better than others. My latest acquisition is the Adcom GCD-750, and suddenly, the voice of the singer is further back than what I was used to. Little nuances like that are hard to describe but noticeable. Some will put the vocals more forward, and this is without changing anything except the CD player. Each one has its own character, I guess.
     
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  9. Dave_1962

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    Sony NS9100ES
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    I highly recommend finding one of these. It redefined my CD's so much I heard things I hadn't before in songs I've known for decades. Really it's a $1300 DVD-SACD player from 2008 I got last year for $320 CDN funds in Toronto at a dealer. Nice thick brushed aluminium face and gold plated RCA jacks on the back too. It has a feature I haven't seen elsewhere yet - turn off display entirely while running.
     
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  10. Ds2000

    Ds2000 All About every cool stereo component. Subscriber

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    Well all fixed. There were so many little things, from a loose connection to a power supply to one new cap with a leg lifted, causing the weird squiggle noise in the one channel. The belts are in and only the drawer bump stop has to be adjusted, it seems a little rough at the end of the closing sequence.
    This is one hell of a player with the newer op amps and the Burson power supply upgrades.
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  11. Dirk Willims

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    Appriciate your input gents. My currant units dying, so I need to figure out exactly what I'm going to do.

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  12. TECH---NICS

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    usually i use a panasonic dvd s47 , despite he is a dvd player, sounds fantastic even with burned pc discs......

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    but , when i listen classic cd s i always prefer technics sl p 555..........

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  13. Ds2000

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    The drawer aligned, no hitting on the bottom.
     
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  14. TECH---NICS

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    i remember first cd player i saw in 1991 i think at o local radio station.....big , cd enters like a casette , at that time it looks like crap to me because my eyes were following an AIWA deck.............now i wish one , but they are too damn expensive and rare ......TOSHIBA XR Z90

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