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iann

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As I's just got some new speakers, can anyone recommend a good CD player to replace an aging Arcam Alpha One?

Rest of the system is

Rega P3 with Linn K9

Arcam Alpha one amp

v old Mission 7 somethings, but shortly to be replaced by Quad 11Ls on Apollo stands

I used to know what was good but I haven't been paying attention to the latest scene for a few years now.

Would like a shiny new CD player around £300 ish (?)

Thanks

 
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Hi iann. If you could go 2nd hand, you could get a Rega planet CD player for around that price. Nice player for the money.

 

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Never heard one myself but popular consensus is the Cambridge Audio Azur 640C VERSION 2is a great little player for the money. The version 1 is cheaper but there were some issues with quality control so best avoided.Available at Richer Sounds

http://ws4.richersounds.com/showproduct.php?cda=showproduct&pid=CAMB-640C-V2-SIL
hi if it was my money for £300 i have seen musical fidelity A3 cd players, arcam alpha 9 ,roksan caspian,all these players are a step up from your player, the cambridge audio is a budget player, but if you modifiy it in the future you have a good player, my bet would be a second hand player that cost over £800. if you follw my advice your system will sound much more musical .i hate, the sound of budget cd players
 

iann

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Thanks very much people. May go 2nd hnd route, but I've never done that before so I'm a bit wary. An e-bay virgin!!

 
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iann wrote:

Would like a shiny new CD player around £300 ish (?)
I wouldn't argue that more bang for the buck is available from buying ex-dem or even secondhand, but I was JUST FOR ONCE reading what the man said about having a nice shiny new one
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Our Chezi has a nice Arcam for sale in the classifieds around the £250 mark

 
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DO NOT BUY THEM QUAD 11'S I HAVE SET AND THEY ARE FUCKING AWEFUL THINGS. you must not read magazines and buy what they recomend.

 

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but other people on the forum have 11L's and like them Rudy.

Iann, have you demoed the speakers? They do seem to divide opinion, so a demo at the local 7oaks (or other dealer) would be best.

ah - good stuff, you demoed first! In that case - enjoy the Quads!

 

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Iann, please feel free to ignore everything Rudolph says. The rest of us do.

Rudolph I am sick of you shouthing the same old shit at people.

Iann is not alone in liking the Quad 11l's,

£300.00 buys you a lot of CD player these days. The Cambridge Azur is very highly rated and well respected round these parts.

However I would say that S/H is a much better route at that price point. Umberto mentioned a S/H Rega Planet, and that is an excellent call IMO.

Lot's to choose from. eBay is ok, but buying from fellow forum members may be a bit safer and at least you can have a listen before you buy.

 

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Err. Hideous?

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Best looking CD player for £500.00 anywhere.. It's gorgeous!

More importantly though, it sounds Fantastic.

 

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what about chezi's s/h arcam 82 with cd text? only 250, currently advertised in the classifieds. Iheard it recentlyand was very impressed with it. not quite in the same league as the

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but a superb player nonetheless.
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