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post #1 of 12 Old 07-15-2016, 03:35 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm in the market for a new CD Player. Suggestions?

I don't believe hard media will go away, not even CDs. Streaming media will be taxed and data caps will be enacted by ISPs. Once all markets have data caps and all states are taxing downloads, taxes will only increase and data caps will decrease. Data caps will decrease so that fees for exceeding them will become significant revenue generators for ISPs. The states and ISPs will have their way with the internet and consumers to the point of all the market can bear. Streaming services don't turn profits regularly. I don't believe they ever will. Streaming services may just "go away"! I want a hard copy back-up in case the unthinkable happens to my hard drive or somewhere in "the Cloud".

So, I'm interested in three machines; the Yamaha CD-S300, and the Marantz CD6006 & CD6005 units. Which one of the three is the most reliable and durable? Do these all sound the same? If one sounds better than the other two, which one is it? If these all sound different, is it a matter of taste?

I want a usb port on the front for iPod use and digital out in case I add a miniDSP DDRC 22d to my system later on.

I may be a "Chicken Little" but, this is where I'm at.

Thoughts? Suggestions?

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My answer is none of the above. Why not get the Oppo 103D for the same price as the Marantz 6006, and be able to play SACDs and BluRay discs as well as CDs?
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While I agree with BillP if you really want a CD player you can't go wrong with the Marantz units. They're built well and should last a long time. I have a Marantz CD5004 that I've had for a while because sometimes it's just nice to pop a disc in and not mess with anything else.

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Saw an open box Oppo 103D today at Best Buy in Nashua NH $350.
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Have you considered the Sony Hapz1es? I ripped my CD collection to the Hapz1es. The Hapz1es will play any sound format you throw at it MP3, CD, SACD and DSD.

The downloaded App lets you use your smartphone to control - puts you entire collection at you fingertips. No getting off your couch to insert a CD. Great sound and flexibility. I love it.
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Have you considered the Sony Hapz1es? I ripped my CD collection to the Hapz1es. The Hapz1es will play any sound format you throw at it MP3, CD, SACD and DSD.

The downloaded App lets you use your smartphone to control - puts you entire collection at you fingertips. No getting off your couch to insert a CD. Great sound and flexibility. I love it.
Nice but it costs $1999. Not sure if that is in the OP's budget or not.

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Nice but it costs $1999. Not sure if that is in the OP's budget or not.
Well, you have a point...I have had it for a few months - I think I am still suffering from the concussion I got when I hit my head on the floor when I first heard the price.
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Thanx All!


Thanks for reminding me of Oppo. I was unaware that Oppo had a player in my price range.
It looks like the way to go! I've never seen or heard of reliabilty issues with the brand.
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My answer is none of the above. Why not get the Oppo 103D for the same price as the Marantz 6006, and be able to play SACDs and BluRay discs as well as CDs?

Agreed, though you can get the regular 103 for only $500. I have it and have also owned the Sony XA5400, XA9000ES, the Marantz SA-8003, and the analog output via the Oppo leaves little (if anything) to be desired over these far more expensive players. Plus, it's a stellar Blu-ray player as well. It's a steal at $500 for all it does and does so well.
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I purchased a CD6006 and have been very impressed with the sound quality in a separate 2 channel system. I have a OPPO 103 in a dedicated HT but did not move it to the 2 channel system because there is no video of the menus or settings making it more difficult to use.

If I had video I probably would have used the 103.
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I have the Marantz cd5003. Great player, no problems at all.. And it looks nice also..Hope this helps..

http://www.audioreview.com/cat/digit...3_1586crx.aspx

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Get a new Onkyo C-7030 and be done with it. $180.00 or under.

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