Yamaha CD Players- Any good?

Discussion in 'Yamaha' started by Arthur Smith, Jun 6, 2018.

  1. Arthur Smith

    Arthur Smith Well-Known Member

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    I briefly looked at one in a Savers store, but it was like more than double the price of the Technics, Sony, etc CD players on sale. Is it just the Yamaha name? Or were their CD players really that good?
     

     

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  2. Blue Shadow

    Blue Shadow I gotta get me a new title

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    The 665 wasn't very good sounding to me. Only one I have had the opportunity to use. I'm sure they have some good ones.
     
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  3. OMGCat!

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    They made many different kinds as did the other brands you listed meaning price comparisons aren't valid without knowing what you were looking at.
    It would be like wondering why a Chevy is more than a Ford without mentioning one is a rusty 80's Escort and the other is a late model Corvette.
     
  4. BOUXY

    BOUXY Super Member

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    Try CDC 635 or 645! I have both and they work and sound perfect.Same remote for both:)
     
  5. absolve2525

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    Yeah, CDC-765 wasn't good either. The older ones were better in sound quality and disc-reading.
     
  6. Roboturner91

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    I have a CDC-845 that is very, very good. I have a single disc CDX-560 that is pretty average.
     
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  7. CT_Ohio

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    So did you pick up the Yammy at the Savers place?

    I just bought a clean CDC-502 (5-disc, analog out) player at the Goodwill; for a 20-year old unit it runs great, still making up my mind on the sound.
     
  8. 808_state

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    CDX-2000, 2020, 5000 & 10000 are the ones to get. That being said even the mid range CDX models have their charms. I have a CDX-400u (can be had for cheap) and love the way it sounds and the 900, 993, 1020 & 1100 should all be superb sounding units. I have a CDX-2000 in storage in Japan that I'm looking forward to hearing one day.
     
  9. Beobloke

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    Dont forget the GT-CD1 and GT-CD2!
     
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  10. 808_state

    808_state Well-Known Member

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    Heavens yes and the CD-1...but unless one has supreme luck, the mid-range CDX models are all you'll likely see in the wild.
     
  11. Electone

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    Picked up a CDX-1030 for $50 last fall. Ridiculous build quality - all metal construction, rubber dampened CD drawer, inner cover, separate analog board. Sounds very nice - best way to describe it is smooth and open, but DAC technology has probably improved quite a bit in the 25 years since the 1030 was produced. Then again, it is one rock-solid transport.
     

     

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