New CD Player

windup600

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I want to get a back up cd player. Currently I have an audiocom modified Sony X777ES player. I thought about get another old Sony, but I am petrified that the laser might die and then I am left with a dead lump of metal. Budget is tops £1000, but would prefer £800. I am really unsure what I should buy. Are there any players that for example actually contain a decent clock in them to begin with and have a decent non-plasticky build quality? Thought about the new Cambridge Audio 840C but I have a bit of an aversion to buying something that is only available from Richer Sounds? Can anybody give me any suggestions? Ideally, the player would have balanced outputs which is why I thought about the Cambridge Audio.

 

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I would seriously consider the Roksan Kandy CD player or if you can strech to it the Roksan Caspian CD player,

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PB

 

Davewhityetagain

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What does balanced outputs mean?The Strat (Wigwam's resident luddite!)
its a different type of plug system for input and out put often used on pro equipment as the system is good for longer runs

some people say its better, the down side is to do it proper can mean more parts are needed in the equipemnt so some say its not

Chord electronics say its better, but DK who make my amplifier and Manley who make Supercapmans amplifier say no

 

Glens of Antrim

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Polarbear wrote:

I would seriously consider the Roksan Kandy CD player or if you can strech to it the Roksan Caspian CD player,Regards

PB
Don't like disagreeing with a carnivore with big teeth & claws, but as a former owner I'd be careful of the Kandy imho. It has great PRaT, but little sophistication - though a new version is coming out/may be out. The old one had no balanced outputs. The Caspian's a good spinner imo. But I'd go for a 2nd hand MF X-Rayv3. As ever demoing is the only answer.

GofA

 

Papa Lazarou

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windup600 wrote:

Does that no have a nasty CD Rom drive in it?
Nope - the 507 and 588 do, but not the 506 or 508.
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Papa Lazarou

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There's a lovely Audionet V2 cdp in the classifieds section. If you could stretch your budget just a little this heavyweight German beauty could be yours.
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Tons of Fun

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windup600 wrote:

Thought about the new Cambridge Audio 840C but I have a bit of an aversion to buying something that is only available from Richer Sounds? Can anybody give me any suggestions? Ideally, the player would have balanced outputs which is why I thought about the Cambridge Audio.
Obviously I havea bias a mile wide but it would be a big shame to ignore the 840C purelyon account of RS.

 

harv

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Papa Lazarou wrote:

There's a lovely Audionet V2 cdp in the classifieds section. If you could stretch your budget just a little this heavyweight German beauty could be yours.
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It is a cracking CDP doesn't have XLR outputs though... Classe CDP-10 is fine too and has balanced ouputs. Audio Analogue Maestro is pretty good too.

 

stickman

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Less than <£500 for a TEAC VRDS25/X. Battleship build quality, weighing 20kg. Fully serviceable and with balanced outputs.

 

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