Marantz CD4000 CD Player – Quick Impression
Cheap and cheerful
Not highend by any stretch of imagination but neutral, rhythmic, lively and fast. At the money it is simply a very good player and as a transport it is quite a bit better that you’d expect. This player was given to me by a friend who removed it from a bar where it was used until it played no more. A quick cleaning of the lense made it come back alive and I now use this player as a source when running in other systems or cables.
edit oct 2015:
10 years later still used as source on seemingly eternal repeat for running in other equipment, it just refuses to give the ghost!