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The CD5005 is a excellent entry level cd player, offering very good performance and build quality at an extremely reasonable price. It is also well featured with a Headphone socket (including its own volume control), digital coaxial and optical outputs as well as the standard analogue outputs, and the obligatory remote control of course. It is available in black or champagne gold finishes.
Marantz CD5005 CD player: £229.90 Special offer: £199.99
Project CD Box DS
The Project CD Box DS is a very compact CD player. Featuring a high quality PCM1796 Burr Brown DAC, this diminutive players is excellent for those people who are limited for space or simply looking for a well priced player.
With a high quality dot matrix display, slot loading mechanism and remote control, it’s a joy to use.
It is available with either a silver or black fascia and features a coaxial digital output so it can also be used as a CD transport.
Project CD Box DS CD player £399.00
The CD6007 is the latest in a long line of award winning CD players from Marantz. This version may share similar appearance to its predecessors, but inside is a new DAC chip, the AKM AK4490 which is implemented with a choice of two digital filters. A USB-
It is available in either black or silver/gold.
Marantz CD6007 CD player: £399.00
The Apollo has a new look, designed to match their new family appearance, it has a curved fascia and matt finished top loading lid. Performance is unchanged from the previous version, which is good news as it’s an excellent CD player which has had a lot of attention paid to the power supply stages and with the same Wolfson DAC as used in the Rega DAC.
It’s a refined and musical performer, nicely balancing openness and liveliness with easy long term listening making it a very enjoyable player at a very reasonable price.
Designed from the outset to primarily be a CD transport, the XM CD actually also has a good quality inbuilt DAC (the PCM 1716), making it ideal as a either a stand alone player or as part of a two box setup.
Housed in the neat half width aluminium XM series enclosure, it features a top loading mechanism with magnetic puck and analogue outputs, as well as coaxial BNC and optical digital outputs.
This is a great sounding unit, both as a stand alone CD player and as a CD transport, making it ideal for a really wide variety of systems.
Exposure XM CD in with black or silver brushed fascia: £1,395.00
You can clearly hear the Rega DNA in the sound of the Saturn-
Audio Note CD Zero
The CD Zero is Audio Notes smallest CD player, but inside the diminutive case are two mains transformers and triode based output stage using the 6111WA sub-
Audio Note CD Zero CD player: £POA at manufacturers request
Audio Note CD1.1x
The very latest CD player from Audio Note. As you’d expect of Audio Note this is a non oversampling, filterless design (both analogue and digital) based around the 16 bit 1543 DAC. It uses a 6111WA sub miniature triode valve output stage, Beyschlag resistors and paper in oil coupling capacitors. It offers a sound that’s very difficult to beat at the price. Available with silver or black acrylic fascia.
Audio Note CD1.1x CD Player: £POA at manufacturers request
Audio Note CD2.1x/II
The CD2.1x/II is essentially the same as the CD1.1x detailed above, but in keeping with Audio Note philosophy is features upgraded components including tantalum resistors, electrolytic capacitors and superior coupling capacitors. The performance of this player is very good, it has the superb texture and naturalness, almost reaching the giddy organic heights of their two box combinations. It is available with either a silver aluminium or black acrylic fascia.
Audio Note CD2.1x/II CD Player: £POA at manufacturers request
Audio Note CD3.1xV2
The CD3.1xV2 is the first of the larger chassis CD players from Audio Note. It features a modified Philips cd mechanism, the Analogue Devices AD1865 convertor running without oversampling and without a digital filter. The output stage uses ECC88 dual triodes, Audio Note copper foil paper in oil capacitors and tantalum resistors. It is available with either a black acrylic fascia (as shown above) or silver aluminium (below)
Audio Note CD3.1xV2 CD player: £POA at manufacturers request
Audio Note CD4.1x
The CD4.1x is a top loading player which effectively combines the CDT Two/II transport and DAC 2.1x digital to analogue converter into one box (please see the separate pages which detail these products more thoroughly). To reduce the problems inherent in one box players great attention has been invested in the power supplies to ensure that there is minimal coupling between the various stages. This makes the CD4.1x the ultimate one box solution for those that don’t have the space for a separate DAC and Transport. It is available with either a black acrylic fascia (as pictured) or brushed aluminium.
Audio Note CD4.1x CD player: £POA at manufacturers request