Indeed, a year ago I found it difficult to even give these players away; these older CD players were not even worth the hassle of selling. For a start, the 30th anniversary of the compact disc and the CD player is nearly upon us, and this means that one, nearly two, generations have always lived in a world where CDs have always been around. Otherwise, jump into the murky world of vintage CD players and hope you get lucky.
Our editors independently research, test, and recommend the best products; you can learn more about our review process here. We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links. This thing is an extremely high-rated media device that puts a CD player front-and-center and includes a highly engineered set of onboard speakers.
Especially the Marantz CD94MKII is very seductive: already very good when used as an integrated player without external DA converterbut almost unbeatable when used as a transport. In this extensive comparison, you can read all about various classic Philips and Marantz cd players, compared to each other as well as to a reference CEC transport and reference dCS digital components. The players are used both in an integrated manner and as a transport, feeding an external DAC.
By Steve May T For marrying vinyl-like sound quality with easily portable convenience, compact disc remains pretty hard to beat, even in these days of hi-res streaming. Practically every album ever is available on it, you can easily rip it for home streaming and on-the-go listening and the discs are, if not indestructible, at least easier to care for than vinyl.
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Discussion in ' Audio Hardware ' started by pcpinfoNov 17, Log in or Sign up. Steve Hoffman Music Forums. Hi everyone-- Ok, I'm falling for the vintage stuff bigtime now, with a Marantz B receiver and a Dual turntable.
By MightyquinApril 19, in 2 Channel. As per title, i'm wondering what people think are the best CD players from the 90's - early 00's? If you wanted to buy a great sounding CD player on a budget today what would you be spending your money on?