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gbrazeu
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What CD player to buy

This is what I have so far

-Totem Forrest Speakers

-NAD c 375BEE Amp

-Arcam Rlinc DAC

-NAD C556 turntable with PP2i phono amp

I need a CD player and i'm not sure what to get. This is what i'm looking at so far.

NAD C516BEE, NAD C546BEE, Marantz CD5004, or Marantz CD6005

What should I buy or do you guys recommend something else in the same price range?

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Oppo BDP 103

I would be curious what other think but Oppo's BDP 105 is the best, the 103 isn't quite at the same level but is superior to the NAD's or Marantz's.  Given the fact that it is a 3D blu-ray player it will be a bit slow but it is an SACD player and will output 5.1 and 7.1 multi-channel stereo signals. 

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Since you have a DAC already, buy an inexpensive CD player, and connect the cdp's digital output to the DAC. 

(My experience has been that my old, decent but not high-end Marantz CD player, feeding a Schiit Bifrost DAC, is very slightly better sounding than my Oppo bdp-103.  Perhaps the oppo 105 would sound better, I don't know. But that one costs around $1200 I think) 

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My DAC is allready hooked up

My DAC is allready hooked up to my computer but i have an old YAMAHA cd player that I will try if I can find it.

 

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The BDP-95 and 105 are arguably the State-of-the-Art in CD/SACD players, and at $1000 are the bargain of the decade.

There is very little comparison between the fairly good 103 and the incredibly good 105.

I had the $6000 Ayre C5xe/MP player, which was probably the best you could buy for under $10,000 for a number of years.

When I got the BDP-95, i sold the Ayre; it clearly sounds better.

The marantz CD-5004 is very good for its price, but does not play SACD. It is certainly not in the class of the 105, however. Only by spending close to $10K can you equal the 105.

 

 

 

 

 

bierfeldt wrote:

I would be curious what other think but Oppo's BDP 105 is the best, the 103 isn't quite at the same level but is superior to the NAD's or Marantz's.  Given the fact that it is a 3D blu-ray player it will be a bit slow but it is an SACD player and will output 5.1 and 7.1 multi-channel stereo signals. 

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Check out - NAD, Naim, Rega

Check out - NAD, Naim, Rega Saturn -R.

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