CD players with Digital inputs?
Aug 8, 2007 at 11:12 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 10

tako_tsubo

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Well before I plunk down some benjamins for a mid-fi DAC under $800 range and also a CDP under $1000 I was reading about Cd players with digital inputs. I could use the Dac from the CDp to use with the SB3 and still use the unit for Cd playing.
What are the available Cd players that have a quality DAC and digital inputs...I think Cary303/200 and accuphase Cdp's. any others in the under $2000 range?
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Aug 9, 2007 at 6:36 AM Post #5 of 10

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excellent lets see
Cary 303/200 $1250 used
Cambridge Azure 740C $995 840C $1375 tho demo found for $1168

Malos That Eximus is gorgeous!!! but couldn't find a price!
 
Aug 9, 2007 at 7:06 AM Post #6 of 10

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Not sure about the prices of these but I have also been looking at CDPs with digital inputs to serve a dual function. Ones I have come across so far include Accuphase Dp500, DP78, Wadia 581i, Linderman 820 / 820S, Meridian 808i, Chord Red Standard CDP. Chord Red Reference CDP, Burmester 061/001, DCS P8i.
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Ones I wish had digital inputs: Metronome Technologie CD3,4,5, MBL 1531, T+A D10, Goldmund Eidos 18, Nagra CDC, Audio Research Ref Cd7, Esoteric X-01.
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Aug 9, 2007 at 8:23 AM Post #7 of 10

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Adding to the comprehensive list already listed, you could include the Quad CD99.
A point to consider is that the stock SB3 is not the worlds best digital transport, so whilst you might add an ace DAC, it'll be limited by the SB3.

Of course another option would be to replace the SB3 with a really good version, meaning that you can the functionality of the SB3 and the sound from a high end source. Checkout the following:
http://www.at-tunes.co.uk/
 
Aug 9, 2007 at 11:24 PM Post #8 of 10

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i was going to say azur 840c as well. there is one for sale on audiogon for $950 but it says sale pend, so maybe too late. but maybe not.
 
Aug 10, 2007 at 1:07 AM Post #9 of 10

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Quad CD-P2
I think I've heard that the Unico CD has a digital input option?
 

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