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hi all
i am getting into better sounding music over my mp3s
i am interested in a good cd player but is it worth it?
i have plenty of cds and have most on flac i ripped myself
i am not sure which cd player for under $200 that will be good
any advice would be great
thanks in advance
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hi all
i am getting into better sounding music over my mp3s
i am interested in a good cd player but is it worth it?
i have plenty of cds and have most on flac i ripped myself
i am not sure which cd player for under $200 that will be good
any advice would be great
thanks in advance

There are no standalone CD players worth mentioning under $200. It is niche market now, so price is high. For Flac, get Squezeebox Touch (I saw it offered for $230 recently), it has good DAC inside (comparable to any sub $1000 player). If you still want to play physical CDs, do it on your home theater system, using DVD/BD player as a transport. DACs inside most mid-range receivers are sufficient, unless you have multi-thousand dollars speakers. But then you likely won't limit your budget to humble $200.
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There are no standalone CD players worth mentioning under $200. It is niche market now, so price is high. For Flac, get Squezeebox Touch (I saw it offered for $230 recently), it has good DAC inside (comparable to any sub $1000 player). If you still want to play physical CDs, do it on your home theater system, using DVD/BD player as a transport. DACs inside most mid-range receivers are sufficient, unless you have multi-thousand dollars speakers. But then you likely won't limit your budget to humble $200.

Exactly. Almost the same as my system.
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in that case i might save up for a oppo 93
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Great choice!
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in that case i might save up for a oppo 93

I've had great luck over the years buying used (knock on wood) and recently picked up a used Oppo 83 for about 3 bills.

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The Oppo 93 is a great choice. It's pretty good for analog audio (if that is your intent) but obviously not as good as the Oppo 95.

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