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erick.s
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"audiophile" multidisc changer?

Most CD players these days aimed at the "audiophile" market are all single disc players. Can anyone recommend a good higher end multidisc player? I'm thinking I'd like a 5 CD carousel, but am open to other excellent sounding configurations. Currently, I'm planning on using a NAD C372 integrated for power and Mission 775 floorstanders for a simple system in my living room.

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Re: "audiophile" multidisc changer?

Most high end companies shun changers for a number of good reasons. Every dollar spent on that changing mechanism could have been spent on making a better sounding player. Changer mechanisms are also more complex mechanically, and hence more likely to malfunction. McIntosh made a changer based on the old Nakamachi music bank mechinism called the MCD205. Which I believe was recently discontinued. Some dealers may still have demos. Rotel makes an excellent carousel changer called the RCC1055. Outside of that I'm not aware of too many other options.

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Re: "audiophile" multidisc changer?

Thanks for the thoughts. Traditionally, I've stuck to single-disc units for the same reasons you mention. In this case, my wife has requested a changer if possible as she likes to hop around from disc to disc.

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Re: "audiophile" multidisc changer?

How about a Benchmark DAC with just about anything. Lucid makes a very nice DAC 9624 with a street price of about $600 with a headphone amp like the Benchmark.
Lucid Audio
RME has come out with a stand alone ADI-2 24/192 ADC/DAC combo piece that sell for about $600 and would help get better audio into your computer as well.
RMEAudio
There are a number of other DACs that would also do as well if not better including some from Apogee.
Apogee Digital

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Re: "audiophile" multidisc changer?

Thanks for the opinions - keep them coming.

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