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$200, what CDP?

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
I've got a $200 budget for a CDP, I was considering the Oppo 970HD, but since that is also a DVD player I figured there must be a better quality single purpose CDP within my budget?

What would you guys recommend, is the Oppo my best bet?
post #2 of 14
I had a similar budget and I went used, I bought a Arcam CDP which to me blows the socks of any new CD player for the same price.

Also check out this thread the guy as just asked the same question

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/showthread.php?t=257697

"Use the search Luke, Use the search"
post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
post #4 of 14
Sony SCD-CE595
post #5 of 14
You might be able to find a used Marantz 5001 for under that, although used ones are still hard to find. I'm not sure what the new retail price is, but don't think it's very high.
post #6 of 14
Used or new Toshiba 3950/3960 make a great CDP for the money and can be had well under that amount. There's probably not a whole lot you can do on $200 but that's a great one that I've used.
post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 
The Marantz is over my budget, I'd like a CD Player that will hold multiple discs at once. $200 budget shipped. Any more recommendations or should I just grab the Sony SCD-CE595 (it will play standard CD's as well as SACD's right? Obviously not in the same load, or will it?)?
post #8 of 14
Most mid- to high-end CD players are single-disc only, so it will be difficult to find a good deal on something extraordinary. The SCD-CE595 should be a great little carousel for your purposes. And yes, any multi-format carousel won't care what kinds of discs you put into it as long as it understands the format of each.
post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 
It has been ordered!!!

Thanks guys, can't wait to test out my new setup when all arrives! Looks like this:

Rig 1: Sony SCD-CE595>HeadRoom Desktop Amp> AKG K701's

Rig 2: AuzenTech X-Fi Prelude>HeadRoom Desktop Amp>AKG K701

post #10 of 14
What about Sony SCD-CE595 -> AuzenTech X-Fi Prelude (optical input) -> HeadRoom Desktop Amp -> AKG K701?
post #11 of 14
The Oppo 980HD employs upgraded internal parts (vs. the 970) and is supposed to sound and look even better. I had Ric Schultz at Electronic Visionary Systems (EVS) mod my Oppo 970HD (for $790, includes the SuperClock 4) and it sounds and looks super! Vocals sound alive, breathing and so real it's amazing. : )
post #12 of 14
$790 to mod a $200 DVD player?
post #13 of 14

$790 Mod

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Originally Posted by Yukon Trooper View Post
$790 to mod a $200 DVD player?
Yes, Yukon, a $790 mod to a $150 Oppo gets you a sub-$1000 player that competes with multi-kilobuck units. : )
post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by pataburd View Post
Yes, Yukon, a $790 mod to a $150 Oppo gets you a sub-$1000 player that competes with multi-kilobuck units. : )
Man head-fi.com really IS that crazy. RUN WHILE YOU CAN YUKON!!
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