Need new CD player with other digital capabilities

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vmd254
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Need new CD player with other digital capabilities

Post by vmd254 » 12 Jul 2019 23:02

Hello - so I have $500 - $1000 to spend on a new CD player. I do not know much about coming into the new digital age - but would like to. I would like to be able to have a music server, ability to either plug in my phone or laptop and get high quality digital music streamed through my system. Someday I would like to buy a set of headphones. I have a Sansui G-9700 receiver with Pioneer HPM 1100's which is wonderful for my vinyl, cassettes, and my CD players are both on the fritz.
Appreciate any recommendations and advice you can offer. Thank you

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Re: Need new CD player with other digital capabilities

Post by analogaudio » 13 Jul 2019 00:20

If you are in N America the brands NAD and TEAC should be on your shopping list, both have good websites.

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Re: Need new CD player with other digital capabilities

Post by JDJX » 13 Jul 2019 01:45

I would recommend NAD also.

BTW, I have my TV, a MP3 player, and a PC's sound fed into my stereo via a source switch .
So in reality, any integrated amp can be fed anything that is compatible. :)

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Re: Need new CD player with other digital capabilities

Post by vmd254 » 15 Jul 2019 15:01

thank you, I will check out NAD and Teac. I read a review in "What HiFI?" of a Marantz CD6006 UK edition. What do you think of modern Marantz quality?

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Re: Need new CD player with other digital capabilities

Post by NOYB » 16 Jul 2019 07:48

CD's are the old digital age. If you want the new digital age, FLAC it all and stream it from your favorite media player.

Please lets not have a CD comeback too.

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Re: Need new CD player with other digital capabilities

Post by raphaelmabo » 16 Jul 2019 09:07

Marantz still makes excellent products and their newest CD players has digital inputs so you can play external media through the built-in D/A converter in the CD-player, this is still quite a rare feature among modern CD players even if more and more makers are doing it. But it is more common to have this functionality in an amplifier, combining an amplifier with a built-in D/A and wireless networking and digital inputs, so the amplifier becomes a "digital audio HUB". A maker such as Audiolab has gone so far so that their entry level CD-player is not a CD-player, it's a CD-transport because the D/A electronics has been moved to the amplifier. But if you want a CD-player that is also a "digital audio HUB", then Marantz is a good maker for that.

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Re: Need new CD player with other digital capabilities

Post by andybeau » 16 Jul 2019 09:08

I have the Marantz CD6004 and have had no problems with it over the 7 years I've had it.

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