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    CD Player Suggestions Please

    Hi all

    My new speaker stands with built in racks are almost done. Can anyone suggest a 19in rack mount cd player that has good overall performance?

    Must play all standard format cd's yada yada.

    Thanks

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    Suggest you not buy ANY CD or DVD player until you check out SACD.

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    Sony CDP-D11

    Dood! Call me - you KNOW I live in this space...

    This is the best I've run across, and it's priced accordingly. :shock: It's the only 1RU I know of. Clever... It's companion, the CDRW66 recorder has lately been discontinued , perhaps signalling Sony is exiting the Pro line. Bad news, that.

    But, Dave is right - just ask Widget about the merits of SACD...
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    Try STUDER or Revox

    STUDER Old products like a725, A726 and A731 are still performing and play all CDs.
    The other choice will go for Revox C221.

    These are all professionnal (including XLR...)

    I personnaly own a STUDER A725 which is still my favourite.

    I knew that EMT produced CD players but they are that rare and expensive.

    Regards Stephane.
    Regards Stephane

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    Hi Ken!

    I recently bought a used Harman Kardon HK7725 for equal to 250 USD.
    Wow, not the typical low price plastic type player they sell at these days. This unit weighs 12 kg!
    The sound is unbelievable. In the 90s when this player was produced it cost about 1200 USD.

    OK its not rack mount but it sounds damned good!!

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    Never thought I'd see that...

    I thought I was the only one hip to the 7725/7525 models. These were the last true "high end" players that HK ever made. They weigh a ton and have really nice D/A burr-brown converters. If you ever see one for sale, GRAB it. You won't regret it...

    Course it's not a rack mount player but I suppose you could put it on a rack shelf pretty easy...

    jblnut

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    KP,

    Just about any front-loading CD player may be rack mounted. Usually rack mount kits are available from either the rack or player manufacturer. If the unit is heavy, use a supporting shelf behind the mounting ears, as this removes mechanical stress from the player chassis. For a single CD player, prefer that this unit be located at the listening position and away from the power amplifiers. For Redbook CD’s, like the Accuphase DP-67. It sucks out the last vestige of audio detail from the course sampling rate used. If you have a large CD library, the high street price ($3,500) may not seem too bad.

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    $0.02

    Fostex CD Recorders have very clean sound for a fair price point either new or used. Their playback is ultra clean and favorable.

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    Re: Try STUDER or Revox

    Originally posted by caladois
    STUDER Old products like a725, A726 and A731 are still performing and play all CDs.
    The other choice will go for Revox C221.

    These are all professionnal (including XLR...)

    I personnaly own a STUDER A725 which is still my favourite.

    I knew that EMT produced CD players but they are that rare and expensive.

    Regards Stephane.

    hi! not bad stuff ur naming here!

    btw do you have website about EMT turntables and cd:s. and other ultra high quality equipment? (i think i recognise your name)


    one day im gonna buy a EMT turntable...one day...

    regards fredrik
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    Heh all

    Thanks for the great suggestions guys. I will look into a few of these.

    Just going to post some pics of my new HR-1 stands in a new thread.

    Ken

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    From the "Did They Ever Really Build It??" file

    quote from Bo

    " It's the only 1RU I know of. "

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    Carver PSCD-1

    Nice, Oldmics!

    The brochure mentions 1995 - I cannot Google this thing, at all. Is it NLA?

    Or was it "NWA"...
    bo

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    Ok, don't laugh...

    but I have to endorse JVC because I've had the same single cd JVC player for over 15 years now. I can't recall the model number, but it has worked fabulously the entire 15 years. I can't compare it to any other players mentioned so far, nor to current JVC players, but I plan to use mine until it falls off of a moving truck or something. This is NOT a rack mount. But, if you want a good product, at a decent price, here you go.

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    From Bo

    "The brochure mentions 1995 - I cannot Google this thing, at all. Is it NLA?

    Or was it "NWA"... "

    Although I did see one at a show-I don"t know if it was a working item or a prop.

    I would say NWA
    (Never Wus Availiable)

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    Re: CD Player Suggestions Please

    Originally posted by Ken Pachkowsky
    Hi all

    My new speaker stands with built in racks are almost done. Can anyone suggest a 19in rack mount cd player that has good overall performance?

    Must play all standard format cd's yada yada.

    Thanks
    Hi Ken,

    well understanding what kind of look you prefer (19" and very technical) the fastening of any CD-player in a rack near the speakers is sometimes a problem for the rumble bumble feedback to the CD chassis over the mounting ears. Thats the reason why most CD-players use shock absorbing feet.
    I would put the player in the rack on a board and close the sides to the rack rails by some metall sheets.

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