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Best cd player for $5000

Im thinking of buying a Transport with a maximum budget of $5000. This would finish up my system. I have Energy veritas 2.3i's,Sim Audio I-3,intergrated amp,Panamax 5100 conditioner,Kimber kable speaker wire and interconects.

Im using a Yamaha Dvd-S657 and the sound is terrible. I read a review web page after I bought It. Duh. They say the Jitter rate is 7726 ps? Is this why my music Is sucking so badly? I didnt review the yamaha player before I bought It which was a hugh mistake.

If you had $5000 to spend on a player that would deliver clear,detailed sound what player would be on your short list?

All the help would be great.

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Re: Best cd player for $5000

Buy the Marantz SA11S1 and spend the other two grand on music. The music is what it's all about anyway, isn't it?

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Does Marantz have a warm sound? I find Nad has a warm sound that Im not really into. If it's light with lots of detail you never know It may br ok with my speakers. I auditioned Nad with my Energy RC-50 that I owned at the time and I didnt like the sound. Not enough detail. It sounded like there was a haze over the music

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Consider the Rega Apollo. It has a very clear, clean open sound. "Only" $1,000. It appears that it would perfectly fit your preferred sound. No need to spend more if you don't need to.

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Consider the Rega Apollo. It has a very clear, clean open sound. "Only" $1,000. It appears that it would perfectly fit your preferred sound. No need to spend more if you don't need to.


Iv been thinking about Rega cd players. I have a dealer in my city. Im gonna go have a chat with him I think.

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The CD is the source, saving money on the CD player will only limit the music you can get off the disc. Have a listen to the LINN Majik CD player, it sounds better than the older Ikemi and is cheaper.

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Try the new Creek Destiny

Anything more expensive has only a small improvement

Steve

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Buy the Marantz SA11S1 and spend the other two grand on music. The music is what it's all about anyway, isn't it?

Clay,
Do you happen to own an SA11? I just got one last week and love it!
I am wondering how other owners "set their filters." I realize it is a matter of personal preference, but am curious how others are using the filters. (particularly the #1, 2 and 3 filters.)

Thanks,
Joe

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I have the Audio Research CD3 mkII and love it. you should audition one if you can.

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www.emmlabs.com They say their's is the ultimate. could it be? Upsamples SACD! Can you hear the difference? A $10K player, versus something based on mortal prices? But then Benchmark is? Using any CD player as a source. but then my AVA Ultra DAC, could smaoke em all? Or is the Marantz better. don't think that $45K Zender/Zander/Dander/Fender/Bender whatever it is ..$45K? It doesn't even do SACD!!!! And who's laser assy is it anyway, I recently got a replacement Philips assy for $29 !!!VAM2201 CD-11 etc...$45K for a cd only player!!! Hmmmm. Makes teh EmmLabs super CD upsampler look like a bargain, at least it has 21st century ckts. Made in Canada. But then a factory refurbed Onky 6 disc SACD/DVD-A, universal is the best bargain I ever got....Onkyo, hardly a name ever mentioned in these pages...I stumbled on it direct from Onkyo, slick, very well made solid, $300!!! Ain't no plastic chinese junk..niiiice stuff. It ain't got no wiring errors in it either for $300. !!! didn't that $45K come like miswired or sumptin'!!! Yupper, i guess ya don't get's what ya pay for, do ya? But then, I probably can't hear as good as the reviewer who claimed it was just so wonderful...... Ooops, I'm being negaative...me so sorry. No, just pointing out soem absurditys....and there sure are lotsa them there that stuff ain't there.

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Emmy for Emm? http://www.emmlabs.com/pdf/articles/ces07_dk.pdf This is just your basic starter system, must sound great....probably could save a lot by leaving off the wires though

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Do you happen to own an SA11? I just got one last week and love it!
I am wondering how other owners "set their filters." I realize it is a matter of personal preference, but am curious how others are using the filters. (particularly the #1, 2 and 3 filters.)

Thanks,
Joe

I don't have experience with this player but I find that I prefer the digital filters that emphasize time/phase coherency over frequency response (like Wadia's filters). When I have a choice I try each option and generally end up liking the coherency one better.

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