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top ten iconic CD players

Discussion in 'audio' started by Joe P, Dec 1, 2022.

  1. Joe P

    Joe P Memory Alpha incarnate / mod

    1. Sony CDP 101, well yeah, but now I'm stuck

    For the sake of this thread, the strictly enforced rules, which everyone is free to disregard because that's what we do, is to interpret iconic as "widely recognized as being important" as opposed to the best.

    Choosing the best CD player will no doubt end up in some sort of subjectivist / objectivist punch up about which player has the lowest inaudible levels of THD or most analogue-like mids or whether a 0.112db dip at 20 Khz matters given that most of us are old farts who haven't heard a tone at 20 kHz since 1969.

    Which 10 CD players changed audio history? I think we can all agree on number one, unless you don't agree.

    After this thread we'll do the top ten Star Trek episodes.

  2. Geoffreybombom

    Geoffreybombom pfm Member

    Original Rega Planet CD player
    ArtK, Torris12, Werner and 1 other person like this.
  3. Mike P

    Mike P Trade: Pickwell Audio

    Philips CD100
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  4. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    Pah! I'm holding out for the top 10 iconic USB cables Joe.
  5. john-boy

    john-boy Well-Known Member

    Meridian 206
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  6. Joe P

    Joe P Memory Alpha incarnate / mod


    We can do a thread for everything, the top 10 iconic threads being the obvious one.

  7. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Revox B225
    Naim CDS
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  8. zarniwoop

    zarniwoop hoopy frood

    Isn't there an early, well-regarded Marantz model?
  9. Alex N

    Alex N pfm Member

    BeoSound 9000, ofc.
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  10. Mike P

    Mike P Trade: Pickwell Audio

    There are lots but you're probably thinking of the CD63 or CD73 (1980's originals).

    There's also the
    CD74 and 84
    CD94 mk1 and 2
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  11. Joe P

    Joe P Memory Alpha incarnate / mod

    I think the Sony D50 should be in there, too.

  12. pocketkitchen

    pocketkitchen Registered User

    I would say….

    Phillips cd100
    Linn CD12
    Marantz CD63 KIsig
    Sony 77ES
    Pioneer CD multi changer - the first one, can’t remember the model
    Technics SLP1200
    Pioneer CDJ1000
    B&O Beosound 9000
    Meridian 200
    Micromega Solo
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  13. kernow

    kernow pfm Member

    A Wadia
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  14. tuga

    tuga Legal Alien

    Which technologies revolutionised CD playback?
    What else?
  15. tuga

    tuga Legal Alien

  16. Alex N

    Alex N pfm Member

    I missed that earlier. Important for kicking off the whole separate DAC thing...

    Arcam Delta 170 / Black Box
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  17. Cesare

    Cesare pfm Member

    There's got to be a Sony D-50 in the list, I mean, that really did change what we thought was possible.
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  18. Mozart

    Mozart pfm Member

    Beosound 9000

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  19. Jamie

    Jamie pfm Member

    Avondale Arcam Alpha 5+
    Garrard 401 and alindsay like this.
  20. Nagraboy

    Nagraboy Ausculta fili

    47 Labs Pi Tracer
    Quad 99 CDP
    Nagra CDC
    Sony SCD-1

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