Having struck out on getting a demo Rotel from a dealer, I am still on the hunt for a multi-disc player.
Units I've identified in my price range (either MSRP, currently on sale, or the hope that they go on sale):
- Denon DCM-290
- Denon DCM-390
- Yamaha CDC-697
- Yamaha CDC-600
- Teac PD-D2610
- Sherwood CDC-5090R
- Onkyo DXM 390
I've read reviews on all of these and all seem to be somewhat hit or miss. The Onkyo seems to have the most negative reviews, but the positive ones are really positive.
Because I will be running this through my Yamaha RX-A800 (likely connected digital), it is really more of a transport. Purely on the basis I just need "something", the Teac wins as I can get it the cheapest. But, also want something that hopefully will last me more than a year or 2, which makes me feel like leaning more toward one of the Yamaha units, which are more towards to the top of where I would like to be (unless I could get a great sale).
Looking for comments from owners of any of these units.
Boston Acoustics Classic series L/C/R + front presence; Fluance XLBP Bipole surrounds; Velodyne DLS-5000R
Yamaha RX-A3040; Emotiva XPA-3