I think the DAC on the CD player only comes into use if you use analogue outs instead of a digital out
Anyone got any more CD player #opinions ?
I’m looking at 2 on eBay.
Option A is modern-ish, about 10 years old. Cost around £300 when new, so not cheap but not much above entry level.
Option B is from the early 90s and would have been higher-end back then, it sold for about £700 in 1991.
Both on eBay now for exactly the same price, £220…
As above I wouldn’t be relying on the DAC for either of them.
Go for the newer one if you’re not using the built in DAC. The laser mechanisms wear out over time
I think i probably will
Get the one with the best laser as that’s the only thing that matters
Did you look at the option of a cd transport?
Audiolab 6000cdt and Cambridge CXC are both £379 new so might be a decent value second hand buy?
I did not!
Had a quick look on eBay and they all seemed pretty expensive…
I’ve bought the modern-ish player now anyway, Yamaha cds-300. Might turn into an eBay hifi wanker and buy and sell stuff every 6 months when I get bored.
You’d think they’d be cheaper but I guess it’s one of those things where less costs more because of the market they are aiming at. Bet the Yamaha is sounding good - always liked the design of Yamaha stuff.
Looking good, too.
Perspex lid is in terrible condition so need to get a new one at some point.