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Old 31st August 2004, 05:18 AM   #1
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I'm looking for a single CD player for about $300. Any recommendations?
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Old 31st August 2004, 05:20 AM   #2
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you could try one of those cheap toshiba 3960 DVD players for $70. not bad sounding at all
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Old 31st August 2004, 05:06 PM   #3
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Bumping this.

Surely someone else can recommend a new or used player for $300 or less, can't you?
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Old 31st August 2004, 05:11 PM   #4
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If you want something that is easy to modify try www.steinmusic.de
I have one and I think it is a good alternative for a cd-pro2.
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Old 31st August 2004, 05:22 PM   #5
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Marantz CD5000 -- it's been very good for me. Don't know about the price...
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a second hand CD-80
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I have a second han CD-80 for sale...
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Old 31st August 2004, 07:34 PM   #8
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Denon CD-Players with alpha processing and 20bit real multibit converters are excellent.
Solid sound from stock, outstanding sound after a little tuning in the analog filter.

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DCD-3000 (second hand)
DCD-685 (new, not sure if available in US)
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Old 1st September 2004, 12:21 AM   #9
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Would you consider a Pioneer 575 universal (DVD-A, SACD...)?
It's around that price.
It costs 300 Euros here.
Plenty of tweaks to make to put it playin' decently, I don't know if that's your intention.
I have one ordered, but it hasn't been released here yet.
It's not going to substitute my cdp/dac (I wish it could), but it will complement it.
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Old 1st September 2004, 01:03 AM   #10
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Not to rehash a discussion some months but:

For a bit over $300 you could get a Behringer DEQ2496, drive it with the digital out of your current CD player, and use the Behringer's DACs. I am quite happy with the sound, and you pick up quite a bit of interesting and useful capability with the unit.

I am refering to the DEQ2496, not to be confused with the crossover unit with similar number. The DEQ2496 used to be less than $300 shipped but appears to have crept up to $339 as the US dollar has weakened.

I live pretty close so you could probably arrange to hear it on your system if you want. It would cost you a microbrew or something though.
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