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Best CD players for 2020

How to choose the right compact disc player for your home system

In this article: We'll look at the features that make up a good CD player, and then I'll recommend a few that stand out from the crowd, to help you get started shopping:

  1. Best budget CD player — Yamaha CD-S300
  2. Best audiophile player — Marantz SA-10
  3. Best CD changer — Integra CDC-3.4
  4. Best transport-only player — McIntosh MCT500
  5. Value pick — Cambridge Audio Azur 851C

For a couple of decades, I bought music almost exclusively on compact discs. And I’m not about to throw those carefully curated favorites away just because I can stream the songs on my phone now. The discs offer superior sound quality, and a more immersive listening experience.

Many of us still want a high-quality CD player in our cabinet. And there are plenty being made. I’ll explain some of the key parts of a good player, then make some recommendations for specific use cases, so you can make an informed choice when you start shopping.

Key CD player parts

A CD player is a relatively simple machine. Let's examine the key parts of a player so we know what to look for when comparing two models.

Digital-to-analog converter (DAC)

Your speakers can only play an analog signal, so somewhere along the line, the digital information on a compact disc must be converted. Most CD players have a good DAC built in, but audiophiles often prefer to take the pure digital output of the CD player and use a more sophisticated outboard DAC, which we'll talk about more in the next section. 

DAC Illo

A digital-to-analog converter (DAC) turns digital information into analog sound your speakers can play.

Transport

A CD transport loads and spins your CD, and uses a laser to read the information on the disc. Some CD players are transport-only — there's no DAC built in. An outboard DAC can read digital information with extreme accuracy, which results in a more spacious sound with better imaging.

Transport

A CD player's transport is the tray you put the CD into and the mechanism that spins it and reads the information on the disc.

Connections

Some players will offer one set of RCA connections that passes the output of the built-in DAC, plus a digital coaxial or optical output if you want to use an external DAC. High-end players will also offer balanced XLR outputs for connecting to audiophile gear.

Back view

This CD player has plenty of digital outputs, plus balanced and unbalanced analog outputs.

Chassis

Vibration is the enemy of great sound, so pay attention to the way a player's chassis build quality is described. There are a number of ways to reinforce a player's casing, and CD player manufacturers love to talk about the engineering that goes into creating a solid foundation for your music.

Power supply

A solid power supply is important for any electronic component. Rugged toroidal transformers are valued in the electronics industry for providing high-current, low-noise power. But there are some excellent high-end variants like McIntosh's "linear power supply with special R-Core power transformer," too.

Toroidal transformer

A look at the powerful, efficient toroidal transformer power supply inside a Cambridge Audio CD player.

Media types

Any player can handle mass-produced standard CDs. If you have home-recorded CDs filled with WAV, FLAC, or similar files, it's worth checking to make sure you're buying a player that's compatible. Same goes for SACDs (Super Audio CDs), which *can* be played on a regular CD player, but require an SACD-compatible player to bring out the additional channels of high-res information they're known for.

Our best CD player picks

If there were just one "best" CD player, that's all we'd sell. I think it's more useful and accurate to pick the best player for a specific use case or budget. There are plenty of great players out there, but I'll explain what criteria I used to make each of the following picks so you can see if they make sense for your situation.

Yamaha

Best budget CD player - Yamaha CD-S300

There are a number of strong contenders that cost under $300, but my pick is the Yamaha CD-S300. I trust Yamaha to make a high-quality product at any price point.

The CD-S300 is versatile enough to play your CDs, CD-Rs and CD-RWs, plus MP3 & WMA CDs. And the built-in Burr-Brown 24-bit/192kHz digital to analog converter makes music sound excellent. The 2-year warranty gives me a little added peace of mind, too.

Marantz

Best audiophile player - Marantz SA-10

I’m limiting this category to players with SACD (Super Audio CD) capability. The SACD format offers more audio channels (e.g. surround sound), a higher bit rate, and longer playing time than conventional CDs. There are some truly excellent players in this category, but I chose the Marantz SA-10.

The player is built around Marantz’ impressive SACD-M3 transport mechanism, which is housed inside a rigid double-layered, copper-plated chassis. It offers digital filters for fine-tuning sound to your own preferences, and the company’s proprietary Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Modules (HDAM) offer exquisite detail and dynamic range. The player’s balanced XLR outputs are also a huge plus for audiophile listeners.

Integra

Best CD changer – Integra CDC-3.4

I always had single-disc players when I was younger, but I coveted my friend’s multiple-disc changer. This Integra player can hold up to 6 discs, and more importantly, the carousel function lets you change out the other five discs while one is playing, without interrupting your tunes.

And it’s got the goods inside: 8x oversampling for detailed playback, a 24-bit/192kHz Wolfson DAC, and proprietary Vector Linear Shaping circuitry for a noise-free signal path. It’s an excellent way to keep the music coming all day long.

McIntosh

Best transport-only player - McIntosh MCT500

Most CD players have very good built-in DACs, but some listeners prefer the precise control they can achieve with an outboard component hi-fi DAC. In this case, a transport-only CD player’s job is just to spin the disc accurately and silently.

The McIntosh MCT500 features a high-precision disc mechanism with sturdy die-cast aluminum disc tray. Audio data on the disc is read at twice normal speed for better error correction and tracking. It can read just about any type of disc you have, including SACDs, hybrid SACDs, audio CDs, CD-Rs & CD-RWs, plus MP3 and WMA CDs. And it offers balanced, unbalanced, and proprietary McIntosh connections.

Cambridge Audio

Value pick – Cambridge Audio Azur 851C

This isn’t a budget player, but its solid, creative design helps it perform well beyond its price point. It’s powered by an audiophile-grade toroidal transformer and it has dual DACs inside for superior soundstaging and stereo imaging. Its front-panel display shows input source sample rate and bit depth, which is kind of cool. And Cambridge's sophisticated Adapted Time Filter 2 technology upsamples all incoming digital audio to a 24-bit/384kHz signal in order to resolve extremely fine detail.

Record your own CDs

I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out that musicians and hobbyists can still record their own CDs for demos or home listening. The Tascam CD-RW900MKII is designed for professional use, but it’s reasonably-priced and versatile enough to handle multiple types of CD-Rs. You can even fade tracks in and out if you’re making a mix.

We can help you choose

Have questions about how to choose the right CD player? Our expert Advisors know the gear inside and out. Get answers quickly via phone, chat, or email. Don't forget: Free lifetime tech support is included with your Crutchfield purchase.

Last updated 3/2/2020

Please share your thoughts below.

  • S. Davison from La Salle

    Posted on 8/30/2020

    Until now, I've always listened to music all day and into the night, so I own considerably more than 5 cd's. What are the advantages of owning a 1-to-5 cd changer? I can't imagine anyone enjoying changing them out over and over and over and over . . . etc. Obviously, there's some magnificent benefit that eludes me. Please explain.

    Eric Angevine from Crutchfield

    on 8/31/2020

    Mr. Davison - There are always a number of factors going into any customer's decision of which product to buy. I'm sure cost is a factor for some listeners, for instance. As far as single players go, they're very popular with audiophiles because they prefer to have as few internal moving parts as possible, and they often have superior digital to analog converters and other circuitry inside. But it sounds like you're happy with the player you use, and that's all that matters!
  • Eric Angevine from Crutchfield

    Posted on 8/24/2020

    Elliot - I checked in with our merchandising team and found out this is kind of a double-whammy. Several electronics manufacturers, including Integra, have supply chain disruption due to the pandemic, and this product is affected by that. On top of that, Onkyo/Integra have been purchased by Klipsch, which will no doubt lead to a little reshuffling of the lineup in the future. Our marketing group is on the lookout for a replacement changer, so I'll update this article as soon as we have a new one. Thanks for your patience!

  • Elliot Diringer from Bethesda

    Posted on 8/21/2020

    Hi, I see Crutchfield has discontinued the Integra CDC-3.4. Any reason? Any other recommendations for a CD changer? Thanks.

  • Heidi from Hongkong

    Posted on 8/10/2020

    Glad to know I may be helped. I just bought a new HQ CD but can't play with my azur740C Cambridge Audio

    Eric Angevine from Crutchfield

    on 8/11/2020

    Heidi - Glancing at the manual for the 740C, I don't see HQCDs specifically mentioned as a compatible format, but I also notice you're located in Hong Kong, so my knowledge of the American product may not reflect what you're experiencing. It's probably a good idea to contact Cambridge tech support directly. Thanks for the question!
  • Dan from Hemet

    Posted on 5/8/2020

    I have an old RCA, I got back in the 80's. It is a 5 disc carousel. I can change all of the disc, while the other is playing. Maybe you could tell me a little about this player. I get compliments from friends when they hear it. It was purchased at Radio Shack. I would really appreciate any info about this. Thanks

    Eric Angevine from Crutchfield

    on 5/11/2020

    Dan - For something vintage like that, I'm not sure I have any more information than you could find online. Let us know if you ever need to replace it, though, and we'll be happy to help!
  • Rodney Schuler from Rawlins

    Posted on 4/18/2020

    What receiver/s recommendation would you suggest works best with theses cd player's? My home receiver is a Yamaha RX-V683? In my man cave I have a Older Sony STR-DE185 paired up w/Sony CD player CDP-CE500. Always looking for the best possible sound , on a above average budget. I know speakers play into this also.

    Eric Angevine from Crutchfield

    on 4/20/2020

    Rodney - I like that you've used Yamaha in the past, because that's often where I turn for these kinds of systems. The Yamaha R-N602 would be a nice upgrade. It'll make your CDs sound excellent and give you options for music streaming, too. If you want to talk speakers, I highly recommend calling one of our Advisors at 888-955-6000. Thanks for the question!
  • Dennis K. Gross from Batavia NY

    Posted on 4/3/2020

    I prefer my Denon DCM-390. Plays all my CD's and sounds fantastic. I should add my speakers are sony SS-850's

  • Tyrone Teal from Orlando

    Posted on 3/17/2020

    The Tascam cdrw900mkii, can you record from one disc to another with this unit?

    Eric Angevine from Crutchfield

    on 3/18/2020

    Tyrone - The Tascam has digital and analog inputs, and the unit's manual mentions CDs as a possible source, so you should be able to connect a CD player to it and record to your heart's desire.
  • Terry Mcdonald from Frankfort

    Posted on 3/15/2020

    Thank you , I been looking for a great sounding budget cd player that plays sacds also mostly for 2ch , I am a new age utube audio reviewer . Would love to reciew the Cambridge audio cd player , Been a huge crutchfield fan since late 80s , I use to get so excited to get the cruthfield magazine's back then ! What does crutchfield think about the Yamaha advantage 1060 bluray player ? Looks like it would be great for music as well and is highley influenced in this player . Maybe in the future i can REVIEW audio for crutchfield that would be awesome ! Thanks again Bill Crutchfield and Eric for your cd player buying guide !

  • Dan from Hemet

    Posted on 3/13/2020

    I have an old RCA 5 disc I bought in 2000, at Radio Shack. And you can open the tray while a disc is playing. Still works great after all these years.

  • lucas millington from banstead

    Posted on 12/28/2019

    for just burning music to my pc does it matter if i just use a regular portable dvd drive or not, are my files gonna sounds any better if i upgrade to something different

    Eric Angevine from Crutchfield

    on 12/30/2019

    Lucas - the most important thing to look at is the sampling rate, the higher the better. CD quality is 44.1 kHz, but some devices can go higher.
  • decatur 4810 rd from hodges 679 pkwy

    Posted on 10/2/2019

    david 3187 way

  • david campbell from Chicago

    Posted on 4/4/2018

    I am looking for a CD player that will play all my various formats. DVD audio, SACD, BlueRay Audio. With about 1500 cds i seem to have collected multiple formats. Especially, with the trend to box sets. Please help. What do you suggest?

  • Susan Lauscher from Fort Collins

    Posted on 12/28/2017

    I have a Bose sound bar and a universal remote. I want to play CDs through the sound bar as my speaker. Is there a CD player that doesn't have to connect to a receiver but connect wirelessly to the sound bar?

  • LUCILLE M JENSEN from BEDIAS,77831

    Posted on 9/22/2017

    I am of the old school. (93 years old, in fact) All I want is a small disc player that will only play one disc. I want to go to sleep with one of my favorite discs playing with an automatic shut off when the disc ends. I want it to be small enuf to sit on my beds night stand along with my book, lamp and telephone so the whole thing still looks good and not like a pile of junk.

  • Steinar Schrøder from Kenansville, N.C.

    Posted on 7/25/2017

    I`d like to buy a bluetooth cd player with speed- and pitch control together with a bluetooth/wireless headset. Ane recommendations? Can I go out from the cd player straight to the headset, or do I need to go through an amplifier/receiver?

  • Steinar Schrøder from Kenansville, N.C.

    Posted on 7/25/2017

    I`d like to buy a bluetooth cd player with speed- and pitch control together with a bluetooth/wireless headset. Ane recommendations? Can I go out from the cd player straight to the headset, or do I need to go through an amplifier/receiver?

  • Christopher Mcmurray from CHARLESTON

    Posted on 12/29/2016

    Can you recommend some multi CD changers that would be compatible with the Harmonkardon AVR 3700. I'm looking for quality and our willing to spend up to 500 dollars. Could you give me some recommendations. Saw the yamaha C-600 is this compatible with my AVR ? Thanks Chris

  • Mariko Cruse from Gainesville FL

    Posted on 10/11/2016

    I would like to know how to choose a proper speaker for a given CD player. Although Dave Bar's comments on today's CD players are very helpful, but I am not sure how to select a speaker after I get a good CD player. I am a classical music lover, and using a Bose medium size speaker with Panasonic DVD player at the moment.

  • Dave Bar from Crutchfield

    Posted on 5/16/2016

    Hi Hans, I have to assume your active speakers don't have their own volume control (although even if they did, which should work, that still doesn't give you remote control capability). Other that running the signal from the CD player through a remote control preamp, I'm afraid I don't have an answer for you.

  • Hans from Brussels

    Posted on 5/12/2016

    Hi, Dave, I want to buy the Yamaha CD NT 670D, which is a CD-player with streaming and internet radio capabilities, and combine it with my active loudspeakers. However, the Yamaha has no volume control, as it is apparently foreseen to be linked to the Yamaha amplifier. is there any electronical devise that I could put between the Yamaha and my boxes and which would serve as a volume control (ideally with a remote)? Thanks for your reply! Hans

  • Dave Bar from Crutchfield

    Posted on 5/5/2016

    John, you are correct. The ability to switch off video circuitry can help improve audio quality. To answer your second question, I would say that the difference in price/performance between entry-,mid-, and upper-level universal players is somewhat more subjective. If you're not an audiophile/videophile, then it's probably not worth spending big bucks. Simply buy the features you need and you're done. On the other hand, I find that the picture and sound quality from high-end players (like my Oppo BDP-105, for instance) easily trounce the mid-level competition. For me, the difference is significant and well worth it.

  • John Fitzpatrick from Norwalk, CT

    Posted on 5/4/2016

    I've long assumed the benefits of a universal player for SACD and BluRay as well as CD. My Oppo player (BDP-83), like other universal players, has a "pure audio" switch to remove video processing from the circuit. Should that not solve the interference problem you mention? In any event this player has given me an immense upgrade in audio quality as well as the benefit of multichannel SACD sound. Its flaw is the lack of a track-programming capability. More recent universal players have this feature. I'm struck by the huge price gap between standard universal players from reputable brands like Yamaha and Denon (c. $400) and hugely more expensive units with the same capabilities. Is there really a *significant* audible difference?

  • Dave Bar from Crutchfield

    Posted on 3/24/2016

    Hi Mike, With so many options, I can understand your confusion. As a rule, I have found that the fewer functions a component is asked to perform, the better it performs them. A specialist, in other words. That said, there is one component that seems to pretty much crush every category, and that's the Oppo BDP-105D. No it's not cheap, but it is a game changer. It won't support an iPod directly, but it's easy to put a bunch of music files on a thumb drive, and plug it into the front USB port. If the price of the Oppo makes you blanch, there are some nice CD players from Yamaha and Marantz that have USB input for iPod, and sound amazingly good. You may want to give our advisors a shout for some recommendations. Best of luck.

  • Mike Sackmary from Austin, TX

    Posted on 3/24/2016

    Hi Dave, Excellent article. I am a complete novice at choosing stereo/video components. I just know that I bought my speakers because they sound excellent. I need help selecting the right component for playing CDs. My receiver is an Integra DTR5.4 (made by Onkyo I think) and Definitive Technology BP2002 speakers. My Samsung blu-ray player gives excellent video quality to my tv, but sound is just ok. Let's not mention trying to play actual CDs on this particular player. What I want to get is something that produces excellent sound off CDs. If it can also play music off my ipod and make it sound great, that's a definite plus. If I understood your article it seems that I should get a separate CD player with DAC and toroidal transformer? (Not sure what I'm talking about here). I am not at all opposed to scrapping my curren blu-ray player either. Is it better to get a separate CD player and blu-ray player or is there one that does everything well? Sorry for the length of this question. Please help.

  • Dave Bar from Crutchfield

    Posted on 3/3/2016

    Hi Jo-ann. These are very interesting questions that will definitely require some additional information to answer properly. I've forwarded your inquiry to our advisors for further assistance. They'll be contacting you via email soon. For immediate help, you can reach them via phone or chat.

  • Jo-ann menchetti from Chupadero, New Mexic

    Posted on 3/3/2016

    yes, my husband is a avid music man, but we are both techno-peasants and still enjoy the tactile pleasure of the CD. What would you recommend for a CD player, mother ship (tuner I guess), and wireless speakers? We will be in the high desert of Northern New Mexico, where there is service, but spotty at times, would we also need what I think is called some sort of a booster?

  • Dave Bar from Crutchfield

    Posted on 2/15/2016

    Erin, I sent your question to our sales team for the best answer. They'll be contacting you via email soon. For immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat.

  • Erin

    Posted on 2/13/2016

    Hi I'm trying to find a multidisc cd player that can just be hooked up to speakers and doesn't require anything else to work. Is there one? thanks.

  • Dave Bar from Crutchfield

    Posted on 1/19/2016

    Hi, Bill. I can't help but feel that I'm missing a piece or two of the puzzle from your question as you state it here. Assuming you have a standard CD transport (with optical or coaxial digital output) and audio CD-Rs recorded with .wav files (which I believe weigh in at the CD standard of 16-bit/44.1 kHz), any modern DAC with corresponding optical or coax digital inputs will decode your discs. I like both the Cambridge Audio DacMagic 100 and Peachtree Audio DAC iTx. Both can also decode hi-res music files. If your transport has optical digital output, the outstanding Audioengine D1 is the most affordable DAC that I have with optical in.

    My apologies if I have totally misinterpreted your question. If that is the case, please give us a call and speak with one of our advisors to help them find what you need.

  • Bill from Chicago

    Posted on 1/18/2016

    Hi Dave, What's the most affordable 24 bit DAC 192khz option that supports .wav cd-r's? Best, Bill

  • Dave Bar from Crutchfield

    Posted on 1/4/2016

    Henry, I don't believe either of these machines allow track programming. They are, otherwise, extremely fine players and worthy of consideration.

  • Henry from Atwater

    Posted on 1/2/2016

    I see from one of your responses above that you have the Oppo 105. I'm considering the Oppo 103 or possibly the Cambridge Azur 752BD given the recent price drop. None of the manuals mention the ability to program tracks for playback; do you know if any of these have that capability? I primarily listen to CD's but have HDCD's and a growing collection of SACD's, and DVD and Bluray audio discs, so playback of these is a must. Thank you.

  • Dave Bar from Crutchfield

    Posted on 12/27/2015

    Wing, Virtually any CD player would be a match for your system. Of course, an Onkyo player would be compatible with your receiver's remote. Their C-7030 would make a good choice.

  • Wing Thye Loh from Singapore

    Posted on 12/26/2015

    I have a ONKYO TX-SR606 receiver and a pair of Klipsch 8ohms 100 watts speakers. Currently I play music using a low end Blue ray player. I intend to get a CD player. Would you recommend one that is able to match the AV receiver and speakers. Thanks

  • Dave Bar from Crutchfield

    Posted on 11/30/2015

    Hi Peter, Having a DAC built into your integrated amp doesn't necessarily or automatically render the DAC inside the CD player useless, it simply gives you another option for connecting it (and other components with digital audio outputs, as well).

    If you use your CD player's optical or coaxial digital audio output to connect to the amp, then you will be bypassing your CD player's DAC and using the one in the amplifier instead. If you choose to use your CD player's RCA analog audio outputs, then you will be utilizing the player's DAC instead of the amp's.

    How does one choose? In may cases, one of the DACs will be superior and sound noticeably better (frequently, the newer one). For example: I use the analog outputs of my Oppo BDP-105 Blue-ray player because its DACs sound quite a bit better than the ones my ancient Onkyo HT receiver. I tried it both ways just to see, and there's absolutely no doubt.

  • peter from Weston

    Posted on 11/30/2015

    I just spoke to Maverick about buying a new integrated amplifier, he recommended one with DAC. if I buy the one recommended, does that render the CD players built in DAC useless, what does the playback default to?

  • Dave Bar from Crutchfield

    Posted on 11/10/2015

    Paul, According to Cambridge Audio's website, "The ONE and Topaz CD5 (and CD10) do not support gapless CD playback. There will be a momentary pause in-between tracks when playing CDs, as is normal when changing from track to track. This does not affect playback of normal albums, but please note that 'gapless' albums will have a small pause between tracks."

    This leads me to believe that this pause, or gap, is indeed audible, and to suggest a different player to anyone who listens to a large percentage of classical music, prog rock, or other "abnormal" albums. ;-)

    Thanks for pointing this out to me. I will add a note to Crutchfield's CD10 webpage to let people know that this player does not support gapless playback.

  • Paul Althaus from Verona, VA

    Posted on 11/6/2015

    A number of critics of the Cambridge Audio Topaz CD10 player have complained of the 5ms pause the player inserts between tracks. Would these gaps be audible for one who listens to classical music where the tracks often should be played seamlessly?

  • Dave Bar from Crutchfield

    Posted on 10/15/2015

    Don, The correct answer is always, as much as you can afford. But seriously, a high-resolution playback system such as yours deserves a pretty serious player since it will tend to expose the sonic flaws of lesser machines. I always try to match the relative quality (and price?) level of each component in a system. That way, you're neither over- nor under-spending for each one. You wouldn't put re-tread tires on your Ferrari or $6000 worth of racing wheels on your Pinto, right? Maybe something in the $500+ range would be appropriate. I'm partial to the Marantz CD players, but I own an Oppo BDP-105 Blu-ray player that is awesome in every regard, and provides quite a bit more utility than a CD player.

  • Don Asch from New York

    Posted on 10/14/2015

    I have a Macintosh MA6300 amp and B&W 804S speakers. What's the right price point for a CD player to match up with these components and what would you recommend?

  • Dave Bar from Crutchfield

    Posted on 9/10/2015

    Piece of cake, Duane. Just pick up the Sony STR-DH130 stereo receiver, and you're good to go. I realize it is capable of delivering more power than your speakers are rated for, but if you can resist the urge to turn it all the way up, you'll be fine. (Actually having more power is an advantage since you'll only ever need to play the receiver at a small fraction of its potential, where distortion is at its lowest and the sound is cleaner.)

  • Duane Knudson from Raleigh, NC

    Posted on 9/9/2015

    I am obviously a casual listener. I simply want to know what I need, for example if I buy a Sony CDP-CE500 multi CD changer/player, to make sound come out of my existing 8 ohm/60 watt Optimus speakers? I should have also specified how cheaply can I do this? Thanks.

  • Dave Bar from Crutchfield

    Posted on 8/10/2015

    Absolutely, Fred. Just be certain the DAC and player have at least one digital audio input/output in common (usually Toslink optical or RCA coaxial), and you're all set. This is also a great way to upgrade an older CD player, since outboard DACs frequently deliver better sound quality than the ones built into many (most?) players.

  • Fred from worcester

    Posted on 8/9/2015

    Is it an option to buyer a cheaper CD player (say the Sony CDP-CE500) and run it through an independent DAC into a receiver?

  • Dave Bar from Crutchfield

    Posted on 8/7/2015

    Leonard, we sent your question to our sales team for the best answer. They'll be contacting you via email soon. For immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat.

  • Leonard Haddox from Longmont co

    Posted on 8/6/2015

    Need a CD player I can use to learn songs on. Would need a back up feature. Something portable perhaps

  • Dave Bar from Crutchfield

    Posted on 7/27/2015

    Nicoleen, It might do more than you need (record, that is), but the TEAC CD-RW900MkII is excellent for Pro and Studio applications.

  • Nicoleen Hartman from Sevenoaks , Kent, UK

    Posted on 7/26/2015

    Hi there I am looking for advice please. Can you recommend a CD player i can use with my 12 channel sound mixer? I am looking for CD player with headphone sockets or rca connectors? Thankyou

  • Dave Bar from Crutchfield

    Posted on 7/14/2015

    Cool receiver, Lynn. I would think any quality CD player would be a fine match. Here are three good ones to look at...Cambridge Audio Topaz CD10, Marantz CD5005, and NAD C 546BEE.

  • Lynn from Milwaukee, wI

    Posted on 7/13/2015

    I am looking for a new CD player to hook up with my McIntosh 1700, what would you recommend

  • Dave Bar from Crutchfield

    Posted on 5/26/2015

    Carlos, the chassis of the model pictured is the Marantz SA8004. This model has been replaced by the Marantz SA8005.

    Roy, check out the Marantz SA8005. Not only is this a killer disc spinner, it's also a great DAC.

  • Roy from los angeles

    Posted on 5/23/2015

    I am looking for a cd player that I can also use as a dac for the two music servers I have. It would need coax and optical inputs to plug in the music servers.

  • Carlos from COLOMBIA

    Posted on 5/22/2015

    What is the model showed in Chassis chapter?