Classics

16 April 2015
Bang & Olufsen CD-7000 premium
Unlike the CD-X, the CD-7000 is a full B&O development, using only a version of the Philips CDM-4 transport and the TDA-1541A DAC.
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16 April 2015
Bang & Olufsen CD-X premium
The CD-X looks incredibly futuristic with its touch screen buttons even today - imagine how it was received back in 1982!
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9 October 2012
CD Mechanism Masterpieces premium
Remember when CD players were built immaculately and used heavy, smoothly operating CD mechanisms?
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9 January 2012
CD Mechanism Masterpieces – Accuphase premium
Accuphase make some of the most beautiful CD players
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10 February 2015
CD Mechanism Masterpieces – Burmester premium
Luxurous Burmester
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10 April 2015
CD Mechanism Masterpieces – Krell premium
Characterful Krell
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11 October 2012
CD Mechanism Masterpieces – Linn premium
Linn is known perhaps most for its legendary LP12 turntable, but their CD12 also has made quite a name for itself
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14 May 2013
CD Mechanism Masterpieces – Marantz premium
Marantz is well known for its collectable CD player classics such as the CD94, CD7 and the CD12. What they all have in common is that they look great, sound even better and are utterly reliable.
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14 May 2013
CD Mechanism Masterpieces – Mark Levinson premium
For the longest time Mark Levinson was the epitome of high end, and to this day, their products hold their own.
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14 October 2012
CD Mechanism Masterpieces – Meridian premium
Meridian have made quite a few excellent digital products and their 500 series players are all real classics
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14 October 2012
CD Mechanism Masterpieces – Pioneer premium
There were only a few specialist CD mechanism makers and the two most important ones were VRDS by Teac and the Stable Platter system by Pioneer.
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15 May 2013
CD Mechanism Masterpieces – Sony premium
This may come as a surprise but Sony has made some of the best CD transports For the longest time, Sony and Philips were sole supplies for audio brands all over the world, and that included boutique brands. Did you know that Teac’s famous VRDS transports in the 90’s actually used Sony transports as their basis? […]
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15 October 2012
CD Mechanism Masterpieces – Teac / Esoteric premium
Teac, the brand most famous for their VRDS drives issues their top products under the Esoteric monicker and the VRDS-Neo really is something to behold.
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15 October 2012
CD Mechanism Masterpieces – Wadia premium
Wadia 7 1992-at least 1996 Retail price 17.016 euro Wadia’s third player (after the WT2000 and WT3200) and basedon the Teac P-2S, the Wadia 7 is a legendary transport using the VRDS CMK-2 with KSS-151A laser, still sought after and fetching high prices, even if some critics say that it is outdated and not better […]
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Classic Philips and Marantz CD Player Comparison – part 1 premium
These oldies perform way beyond expectation and even have some special qualities that are rare in digital!
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Classic Philips and Marantz CD Player Comparison – part 2 premium
The Marantz players: Marantz CD16 Exclusive 1993. CDM-4 transport, TDA1547 Bitstream DAC. This player doesn’t really belong in this review because I didn’t review it at the same time. Nevertheless, I have a very good memory of how it sounded compared to the Audiomeca and Wadia players I had at the time. In retrospect, it […]
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Classic Philips and Marantz CD Player Comparison – part 3 premium
THE ORIGINAL 2008 REVIEW A more detailed comparison of the CD11LE, CD12LE, CD74, CD85, CD80 Marantz players that are added later can be found at the bottom of this review. For now, let’s move on to the original review. POWER All players showed sensitive to the position in the (serial wired-) extensionblock. The first position […]
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Classic Philips and Marantz CD Player Comparison – part 4 premium
Fast forward 3 years – Later addition to the original review – July 2011 Three years after the review above was written, after moving house and having quite a different system, I have bought a Marantz CD80. Little later I also came across a Marantz CD74 and CD85. Because I also still have the Philips […]
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