Disc Players

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Hi-Fi Choice  |  Sep 21, 2023  |  0 comments
A well-kept secret is revealed as the last flourish of one of the industry’s greats
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Sep 14, 2023  |  0 comments
The 30 Series ushers in a new era for Marantz, but there's also plenty that’s familiar
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Jan 08, 2021  |  0 comments
Super talented digital source that brings together CD playback and network audio streaming
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Sep 18, 2020  |  0 comments
A welcome blast from the past, Exposure’s new XM CD shows there’s still plenty of life left in compact disc yet
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Aug 07, 2020  |  0 comments
ATC has expanded its range of electronics with a new amplifier and CD player, HFC puts them through their paces
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Jul 07, 2020  |  0 comments
An entry-level amp and CD player combo that promises better-than-ever performance at a bargain price
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Mar 24, 2020  |  0 comments
Mitchell & Johnson's flagship silver disc spinner gets put through its paces
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Jan 03, 2020  |  0 comments
The turntable manufacturer turns its hand to CD
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Oct 02, 2019  |  0 comments
The French high-end maestro’s next-gen entry-level CD player featuring an upgraded DAC
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Aug 19, 2019  |  0 comments
Building on its predecessor, this next-generation CD player/DAC/preamp is as versatile as it gets
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Jun 21, 2019  |  0 comments
Audiolab’s 6000CDT is a rarity – a great-value CD transport
 |  Apr 18, 2019  |  0 comments
Do you still buy CDs?
80% (711 votes)
20% (178 votes)
Total votes: 889
 |  Jan 23, 2015  |  0 comments
History appears to be repeating itself. The sound of vinyl never really came good until the format looked distinctly over the hill, and now we see the same thing happening with Compact Disc. As DAC technology gets ever better, suddenly we’re finding that the little silver disc is actually capable of really rather fine sound. Digital-to-analogue converters are at last able to properly do the job they were designed for, and CD is finally beginning to sound right.
 |  Jan 21, 2015  |  0 comments
And so it goes. The humble Compact Disc player, once a vestigial box with no inputs and a single pairof analogue outputs is increasingly becoming a preamp with a DAC and optical disc transport built in. Gone are the days when it was seen as an end in itself, now it is to all intents and purposes a digital music centre. Creek’s new Evolution 50CD silver disc spinner is precisely this, and costing under £1,000, is being positioned to take on the market leader, Audiolab’s 8200CD.
 |  Jan 21, 2015  |  0 comments
Now that the CD format appears to be in the twilight of its life Rega has produced one of the most entertaining and enjoyable players I have ever encountered. It’s ironic really that when vinyl was being written off in the eighties folk in the audio business carried on improving and refining turntables and now they are significantly better than they were in the format’s heyday. It looks like something similar is starting to take place with CD. Disc sales are being trampled under the weight of downloads, yet in the last year I encountered the best CD transport ever created in the MSB Data CD IV and now Rega has delivered all the best bits of its phenomenal Isis player in a machine that’ll set you back £1,600.