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I've got a high-end integrated amp (Krell KVA 300i) and I'd like to have a multi-disc CD player that will do it justice. My current Multi-disc Denon (DCM290) doesn't compare to my single disc Theta Miles in sound quality - major difference. I was wondering if there is a multi-disc changer out there that would be worth using.

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Unfortunately the CD player is going the way of the Dodo bird.
I have never heard of any "high end" cd changer either.
I am going to suggest to you to look to the future and store your
Cd collection on a hard drive based system. (Computer etc)

Here is a nice unit from Sony
http://store.sony.com/hi-res-music-player-with-1tb-hdd-zid27-HAPZ1ES/cat-27-catid-All-Res-Audio

For that kind of money though you can get a pretty nice computer.

The best reviewed software for managing a music collection.
http://www.jriver.com

This company will build you an "audiophile computer" with jriver installed
http://www.assassinhtpc.com/audiophile.php

I purchased an HTPC From Assassin, I very highly recommend them.

I was lucky enough to get this unit from Harmon Kardon when they discontinued them
http://www.amazon.com/Harman-Kardon-DMC-1000-Progressive-Scan/dp/B001G0MSSA

Good Luck
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This I know to be true, Grasshoppers. Since my "other" problem is storing the 1,000 or more cds I have (I just moved to a new home and I don't want to setup a huge shelving unit for them) I was looking into HD devices; except I don't want to spend the rest of my life ripping the CDs to the device. Ah, the decisions...  Thanks for your response! Much appreciated.

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A one TB hard drive would be able to hold all of your cd's.
My cd's are all boxed up now...yeah it's an investment of time
But worth it in my opinion. Just take some "sick days" like I did. wink.gif

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I will add one more tidbit to help push you over the edge...
You will enjoy your music collection SO MUCH MORE with
A HD based system...customized playlists to your hearts content,
Instant song access,quiet operation etc.

What kind of speakers are you running with that Krell?
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I'd be careful about ripping a very large collection of CDs onto an external hard drive. IMO, the failure rate isn't that good.

Been there, done that, got the T-shirt. Starting over to re-rip onto a replacement hard drive is a PITA

Just an observation
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I'd be careful about ripping a very large collection of CDs onto an external hard drive. IMO, the failure rate isn't that good.

Been there, done that, got the T-shirt. Starting over to re-rip onto a replacement hard drive is a PITA
There are two kinds of computer users:

1) People who back up their data.

2) People who will one day wish they'd backed up their data.
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Well, I've been using Apple computers since the Iici, and I've been backing up to an external hard drive since 1994 I use SuperDuper and it does its thing @ 3:00 am every day. Right now, I'm backing up to a 2TB drive.
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Sorry not replying sooner. The. Speakers I'm running with the Krell are a pair of Thiel CS2 2s. BTW my BIG problem now is how to "inexpensively" create a sound friendly environment for my stereo. I recently moved to a brand-new condo that has a huge living room area with high, vaulted ceilings & wood floors. The stereo sounds terrible. The sound is bouncing all over the walls, floor & ceiling. Installing large rugs, acoustic tiles, etc. is both expensive & a potential decor disaster!
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Find a used Rotel 5 disk player. Very good.

And then rip your music to lossless. Play via a streamer. All good.


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All… Thanks for all the advice. There has been an interesting turn of events. First the Multi-disc CD player: I purchased the Onkyo 6 CD Changer (DX-C390) and it was an immediate improvement over the Denon (DCM290 – 5 cd player) that I had - in both sound quality and function. However, what changed the entire dynamics of the sound from both the multi-disc player and the Theta Miles CD (to the Krell KVI 300i amp) was the purchase of LAT International’s speaker and interconnect cables. They made a HUGE difference in sound. Very definitive, clear, beautiful sound - wonderful bass, midrange and highs. These cables were an immediate improvement when I connected them, and, as they were broken-in (over 100 hours) the sound just got better. Some of the harshness mellowed away to a totally enjoyable listening environment.
Anyone interested in the cables, they are as follows (all LAT International):
Speaker cables: SIGNATURE PLUS 2
Interconnect for the Theta Miles: IC-200 Mark II
Onkyo Multi-CD: IC 100 Mark II

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^^^^with those kind of prices I would
"EXPECT" to hear a difference!

LOL enjoy your new wires and cables....
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Believe it or not, for hi-end cables, those prices were very reasonable (I checked many hi-end cable co's.) AND definitely worth it!
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Believe it or not, for hi-end cables, those prices were very reasonable (I checked many hi-end cable co's.) AND definitely worth it!
ummm...im gonna have to go with probably not here.


but in any case enjoy the music.
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^^^^with those kind of prices I would
"EXPECT" to hear a difference!

Which is the only reason you would hear a difference.
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