There are many CD players still in production. If you want one there are more than a few to choose from.
Polk RTi A7 Mains
Polk RTi CSi A6 Center
Polk RTi A5 Wides & Surrounds
Thanks ap1, That explains a lot! "That is why there are very few dedicated CD players left"
In light of the fact that I haven't kept up on the latest equipment out there I was also thinking maybe there was another way to record many CD's on a different format and then play them back as opposed to using a dedicated multi Disc player?
I was content using my Pioneer PD-M650 6 Disc magazine changer until it stopped working, I wish I could just get it repaired!
That's probably best done with a computer or music server. Rip them to lossless and stream them to content streamers (even some Blu-ray players.)
If you walk into a chain store you won't find a CDP any more so you might be excused for thinking CDPs are obsolete. That may be largely true for the mass market affordable Japanese brands but not true for the higher-end and many British brands. Sony and Pioneer for example have dedicated 2ch CD/SACD players. Audiolab has upsampling CDP plus pre-amp, another with DAC (with choice of filters), Arcam has a CD/SACD player, Cambridge Audio just released two new upsampling CDPs and last but not least Meridian's 16k+ upsampling CDP with apodising filter.
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