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    I am looking to incorporate a new to me CD player for my 2 channel listening pleasure. Right now I have $ 500 tucked away and figured that was a good start. I could sell my Monitor 5's from garage set up to free up a little more scratch but I think I am reaching my point of diminishing returns considering my gear. I only own 1 SACD. I am not sure which format is for me because I have not heard any of them. I have been looking on the gon and here for CD players but I don't really know what I am looking at or for.

    The new CD player will be the source in my 2 channel rig as you see in my sig below. I may up grade to a common ground tube amp with more power so I can use my SDA's. I am currently happy with my RTA 11t's and the SDA 2 B's and don't see any major upgrades to anything more than a pair of mid sized SDA's.

    I will hang up and listen.

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    What about the Sony in the Flea market. It has SACD.

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    Seems that half the world is using the Rotel RCD-1072. I was looking at a couple on Agon in the $500 range. Think cfrizz might have that.

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    Sony ES and the Rotel RCD-1072 would make the list.
    I like speakers that are bigger than a small refrigerator but smaller than a big refrigerator:D

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    If your interested...I have a rotel 1072 thats in absolute mint shape. $525 shipped ups ground with insurance. I can get some pictures ready if your interested. Its the silver faceplate version. Comes with original box, packaging, remote. Sorry to spam you, just wanted to give a heads up since I was going to put this on the flea market in a few days.:)
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    pm sent
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    Where is the remote? Where is the $%#$% remote!

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    I would not consider above $500 to be diminishing returns. In my experience, if anything, going above $500 starts to really show the differences between okay CDPs and really good ones.

    Russman, among others here, have said great things about the Rotel. Sid and I love our Shanling CDT100 (~$1000). Consider the CDP by Music Hall also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MillerLiteScott View Post
    Sony ES and the Rotel RCD-1072 would make the list.
    You can come over and listen to my Sony C555ES if you're interested. Mine's not for sale, but at least you could put your ears to one in a set up with 2B's before you pull the trigger.
    Wris****ch--->Crisco

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    Shameless plug. The Arcam CD73T I have for sale

    http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?t=51379
    Last edited by tryrrthg; 05-29-2007 at 10:08 PM.
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    Wow.

    $ 115 Sony SACD/CE 595
    $ 525 Rotel RDC 1072
    $ 500 Jolida JD100
    $ 450 Arcam CD73T

    Let me sleep on this and do some more interwebbing and listen to any endorsements and I may have an answer after some more thinking after work tomorrow.

    Thanks,

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    Ben what is you schedule looking like? I want you to hear my gear also.
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    Scott, Where are you finding a jolida JD100 for $500? I ask because I'm interested in picking up one of these cdp soon. Thanks
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    Through a PM. I do not want to start any trouble, But I got dibs at this point.
    I like speakers that are bigger than a small refrigerator but smaller than a big refrigerator:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by MillerLiteScott View Post
    Through a PM. I do not want to start any trouble, But I got dibs at this point.
    If you decide against the jolida and the gods approve, I'd like to take second spot.:D
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    VPI Scout w/ Benz Ace
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    Cardas Golden Reference Speaker Cables
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    Sounds like the audio powers to be have smiled upon you. If one of those CDPs don't make you happy, there isn't much hope left.
    For me, the Rotel or the Arcam would do it. Both good players for the money.
    Jolida aint too shabby, either.

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    I know this will get me burned at the stake, but I always used a record changer (i.e., stacked albums and they dropped on one another) and I have had only one single play CDP. I know the quality is supposed to be much better, but I really like the convenience of multiple play. I suppose for serious listening where I am focused on the music, I would be willing to get up from my chair every 50 minutes to insert a new disk. Jaba the Hut (sp?)

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    Thoughts anyone?
    Quote Originally Posted by MillerLiteScott View Post
    Wow.

    $ 115 Sony SACD/CE 595
    $ 525 Rotel RDC 1072
    $ 500 Jolida JD100
    $ 450 Arcam CD73T

    Let me sleep on this and do some more interwebbing and listen to any endorsements and I may have an answer after some more thinking after work tomorrow.

    Thanks,

    Scott

    Ben what is you schedule looking like? I want you to hear my gear also.
    I like speakers that are bigger than a small refrigerator but smaller than a big refrigerator:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by MillerLiteScott View Post
    Thoughts anyone?
    If you've got a DAC the Sony is great for the price.

    I heard Russ' Arcam at the Lone Star Audio Fest and thought it was spectacular! I've put it on my short list of transports after I get a decent pre/amp or integrated.

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    If I owned hell and this place, I would rent this place out and live in hell.

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    How about a Shanling? Just a suggestion...
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    Jolida for $500 Go for it.

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    I am leaning to the Jolida side of the fence. I have the scratch but I am still thinking. From what I have read it will tame the harsh high end I am experiencing with my free CD players and have read that it has some tight/punchy bass which will work well with my current equipment and room.

    The only CD player I have heard worth anything was Schwingdings Denon 2910 and he has upgraded also.
    I like speakers that are bigger than a small refrigerator but smaller than a big refrigerator:D

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    SS - Onix CD5 $399 3 year warranty. Upgrades available through Underwood hi-fi.

    Tube - Jolida JD100 - upgrades available through HRAM.
    Better to have and not need than to need and not have!

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    What about a used Rega Planet? I just thought I would throw that out, they go for around $500....
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    If you get a chance, get your ears on the Ah! with the tubed upsampler,I picked up one that was used for 625.00.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MillerLiteScott View Post
    Ben what is you schedule looking like? I want you to hear my gear also.

    Hey man,

    Your PM box runneth over. This Friday would work great for me.
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    I just recently picked up an Arcam CD72T and have been nothing but pleased with it. I like it far better than the Cambridge Audio 640C I had.
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    I want to get an Arcam player at some point.

    I really like the flexibility of my sony SACD through the Theta DAC, tho. Especially since I need the volume controlled headphone out it provides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by strider View Post
    Hey man,

    Your PM box runneth over. This Friday would work great for me.
    All clear. And Friday is clear for me also. Just need details and addy again.
    I like speakers that are bigger than a small refrigerator but smaller than a big refrigerator:D

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    I am trying to decide between the Jolida and the Arcam.

    What do ya think?
    I like speakers that are bigger than a small refrigerator but smaller than a big refrigerator:D

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    Once you go tube, you'll never go back.
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