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Your CD player history...

Discussion in 'audio' started by Michael L, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. Michael L

    Michael L Banned

    Looking at another thread made me fink...

    Yamaha CDX-1 - mid / late 80s? eeew screetchy
    Marantz CD52-SE - early 90s
    Rega Planet late 90s
    Rega Jupiter early noughties
    Naim CD5
    Naim CD5X couple of years ago mmmm nice

    each one a significant improvement on its predecessor.
     
  2. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Can you hear Talvin Singh?

    Arcam Alpha (1992: added a DAC-in-the Box at some point)
    Original Exposure CDP (1998: still in use in the 'upstairs' system)
    Merdian 500 transport with Chord DAC64 (2005)

    And that's yer lot!
     
  3. Mr Perceptive

    Mr Perceptive Perceptive Member

    Sony Discman Walkman
    Denon DCD3250 - Battleship Machine
    Meridian 200 + 203 DAC
    Modded Meridian 200 + 203 DAC
    Modded Meridian 200 + 568.2 Processor

    now nothing, SBs rule!
     
  4. Lefty

    Lefty pfm Member

    Arcam Alpha 7
    Marantz CD6000 KI
    Naim CD3.5/HiCap
    Naim CDX
    Marantz SA-11s1
    Densen B400xs

    Lefty :)
     
  5. Invest this !

    Invest this ! Well-Known Member

    Sony...Couple of NAD's......Naim CD3....Currently playerless....
     
  6. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    when i didn't know any better and believed speakers were the most important thing:
    toshiba entry-level
    yamaha enrty-level
    sony entry-level

    after petrik and the toe-tappers brain-washed me:
    rega planet
    micromega stage 6
    CDX
    CDX/XPS


    vuk.
     
  7. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Denon DCD920, good at the price.
    Rotel RCD965BX, discrete output. OK.
    AVI 2000MC, great sound, drawer broken and awaiting parts from net. No longer supported by AVI, so if it dies and I can't DIY, it's gone.
     
  8. GeoffKnight

    GeoffKnight pfm Member

    1990-2006: Sony CDP-557 ESD (solid player with lots of buttons! Weighed in at 18kg!)
    2006-present: Exposure CDP (first model they brought out. Purchased 2nd hand. May get it modded)
    Next player - Rega Saturn or Creek Destiny.
     
  9. Uzinusa

    Uzinusa Happy Chappy

    1986 JVC (couldn't begin to recall the serial number, utter crap, sold within 3 months)
    1992 Arcam Alpha (excellent, ran faultlessly for 15 years, sold on)
    2007 Naim CD5 (excellent)
     
  10. Mr Cat

    Mr Cat pfm Member

    sherwood jobbie - my first cd player bought in '91 from richersounds...crap as they come!
    yamaha multiplayer - still crap but a big improvment over the sherwood plus it held 5cds...
    nad c521bee - great little player
    nad c542 - good upgrade - plus my lady never noticed ;)
    musical fidelity a3.2 with a3.24 dac (in fact had this dac since my first nad cdp)
     
  11. darrenwm

    darrenwm pfm Member

    Cheap Sony
    Arcam CD72T
    Arcam Alpha 8
    Cyrus CD7Q
    Naim CD5i
    Meridian 506.24
    NAD Silverline S500
    Copland CDA277
     
  12. martin clark

    martin clark pinko bodger

    Bodged
    Bodged
    Bodged - happy.
     
  13. Gromit

    Gromit Plasticine Dog

    1985: Philips CD104 - lasted approx 1 week until sold when I realised how crap CD was, at the time. ;)

    Didn't then own a CD player until...

    1994: Arcam Alpha
    2002: Naim CDI
    2007: Cambridge 640C v2
    2007: Cambridge 840C :) :) :) :) (I like it!)

    No further plans CD-player wise.
     
  14. muzzer

    muzzer Numb Nut

    Trichord modded Arcam Alpha
    +DPA Little Bit
    Arcam Alpha 7se
    Naim cd3.5
    Now, modded Shanling CDT-80.
     
  15. greg787

    greg787 pfm Member

    Adcom GCD575
    Rega Planet
    Roksan Kandy Mk. 2
    EAD DSP7000 Mk. 3 DAC + Kandy Mk. 2
    Naim CD5i
    Naim CD5X (preferred without flatcap2)
    Naim CDX2
    Sony Playstation 1
    47 Labs Shigaraki DAC and transport
     
  16. Theo

    Theo pfm Member

    1990: Cheap Tandy/Realistic model (oh the irony)
    1991: Nad 5420 (ok machine)
    1995: Micromega Classic Solo (fabulous player - still in 2nd system)
    1998: Naim CDS1
    2007: Esoteric UX-1 (best player I've owned by a mile - and my last CDP)
     
  17. neiljadman

    neiljadman Senior Member

    Early 80s:phillips' first offering
    Late 80s: Nak CD Player 2 Musicbank
    Late 90s: Naim CD3.5/Flatcap, Linn Karik III/Numerik, Sony Discman D-150
    Early this century:Musical Fidelity CD3.2, NuVista, PS1

    Now the only CD players I still own are the Discman and the PS1 - all the other are gone and replaced by Mac & PC audio sources. I'm never going back :D
     
  18. killie99

    killie99 pfm Member

    Denon something or other - July 1985
    Meridian 206 - late 80's
    Primare D30.2 - 2003ish
    MF kW250s - 3 weeks ago
     
  19. sideshowbob

    sideshowbob 47 Lab Rat

    In the last several years:

    Cyrus CD7 - sounded fine
    Meridian 588 - sounded fine
    Naim CD3.5 - sounded a bit harsh, but mostly fine
    Sonneteer Bronte - sounded fine
    Chord DAC 64 - sounded fine

    The last nearly 4 years, 47 Labs Shigaraki transport/DAC - sounds fine, and cool as feck.

    They didn't all sound the same, but they were all good enough.

    -- Ian
     
  20. ErikL

    ErikL pfm Member

    1989-2000: entry-level JVC
    1999-2001: Denon D-M30 (shelf system)
    2001-2002: Arcam Alpha 7SE
    2003-now: Creek CD43mk2
     

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