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I have a 100-200$ budget , I'd like to know what to buy as a main home-rig cd-player .
I'm not much interested in other capabilities .

thanks for suggestions .
 
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I'm in the same situation as you, well, I will be in a few months. Here is a thread I have going, hopefully it can be of some help to you as well
 
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Get a NAD 521i theyre going for $199 new and demo. 5 stars in all the british mags and great quality. No HDCD but its still supposed to sound great. Check Audiogon.
 
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Get the Toshiba SD3950 for just $59.99 at Best Buy, awesome smooth sound.
 
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Quote:

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Get the Toshiba SD3950 for just $59.99 at Best Buy, awesome smooth sound.


Ordinarily I would Guffaw...but it's you rsaavedr. A suprisingly low price.
 
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I am in the same predicament. Does anyone have an opinion on the Cambridge D500SE? They are available used in the $200 to $250 range. Not my intent to hijack the thread, it seemed that it might be helpful. Thanks.
 
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Quote:

Originally posted by GlowWorm
I second the NAD 521i, you probably could do no better in that price range.

http://www.tnt-audio.com/sorgenti/nad-c521_e.html


There's a great example of why the NE5532 op-amp doesn't have to be bad sounding.
 
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I like the 5534's in my superdac very much, as of yet I haven't found anything at acceptable cost that can replace this excellent box, this includes the analog RME output.

There is some mentioning of the superdac in the article btw, nice.
 
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soo...
which to choose ?

the priceless toshiba (50$) or the Very good reviewed nad ( 300$ )...?
any comparison between the two ?

What would i get more from them in comparison to my current pioneer pd-s504 cd player ?
 
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No comparisons, but I got the Tosh 3960 (slightly different) and am quite happy with it, no clicking either. Still have to do the output cap mod.
 
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bump for sources advice
 
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Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowWorm
I second the NAD 521i, you probably could do no better in that price range.

http://www.tnt-audio.com/sorgenti/nad-c521_e.html



gloworm i notice you have the marantz cd 6000 ose ( which can be found in the 200$ price range )
is it as good as the nad ? is it different ( more digital sound ) ?
 
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