Remember when CD players were immaculately built, and used heavy and smoothly operating CD mechanisms?
Modern CD players invariably use standard or lightly modified CD ROM mechanisms. Even the flagships from companies such as Wadia and Meridian have done away with CD-only transports and along with this, most companies have also given up on making their own disc loading systems. It has become common to see a cheap plastic tray on high-end CD players. I don’t know about you, but I miss the old and sturdy, often super-smoothly operating drawers.
This article takes a closer look at some of the most impressive CD players and disk loading mechanisms ever made. There are separate pages for each brand, click the brand to see the models.
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