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fitmartin 7th March 2012 05:11 PM

high end used cd player?
Good morning to all!
Newbie here just signed up.
question for y'all

just parted with my beloved Arcam FMJ 23 and am seeking a replacement with amazing natural analogue sounding inner detail

I have a great system featuring Cardas golden, Vanden hul, Fostex based myself built speakers

HELP please?

up to $1 k used and prefer high end manufacture

thanks in advance


SoNic_real_one 7th March 2012 05:17 PM

My eyes are hurting...

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kevinkr 7th March 2012 05:23 PM

Used high end players IMLE have proven pretty risky, I'd recommend something new.
Spare parts for anything using the older Philips mechanisms are unobtainium..

Audiogon is probably the place to look for a good used unit of recent provenance.

The OPPO BDP-95 is a universal player well regarded for its sonics, and is available new for about what you want to pay. It's been widely and rather favorably reviewed. This has the ESS Sabre 32 DAC which is pretty much SOTA as dac chips go.

Others to consider would be an NAD M5 (which might be within reach used) and the NAD C565BEE. The M5 has been well reviewed as well.

I have not heard the latest versions of any of these players.

I hesitate to recommend any used player unless you know the seller personally and know the history of the player in question.

:cop: With regard to your choice of font please use one of the standard fonts like Ariel, New Times Roman, Calibri in a reasonable point size. Your post is visually unpleasant to contemplate.

fitmartin 7th March 2012 05:26 PM

Thanks Kevin!
one question..does a universal player sound as good as a dedicated 2 channel player? thanks again!

kevinkr 7th March 2012 05:29 PM

Good font choice! :D

Best to read the reviews as I have not heard this particular player, but its predecessor really was better than most things I have heard including some quite high end older used two channel gear. Oppo put a lot of thought into the stereo performance of this model. Also it is apparently a really good SACD player.

I think with your budget you would be hard pressed to do a whole lot better, and these are very reliable machines as well.

KatieandDad 7th March 2012 05:35 PM

I bought an Arcam CD36 for 300 on E-Bay as an ex-demonstrator. Superb.

fitmartin 7th March 2012 05:38 PM

Thanks to you from the UK!


Salas 7th March 2012 05:52 PM

Post's #1 font back to normal. :captain:

fitmartin 7th March 2012 07:28 PM

Is there any sonic difference between the 95 and 83SE?

Ken Newton 7th March 2012 07:39 PM

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