WTB: CD transport

Looking for a CD transport (no internal DAC). Cambridge CXC, etc.

Let me know what you got. Please and thank you.
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,489
    I mean I was about to order the Cambridge Audio CXC today but everywhere I called wouldn't really budge on MSRP. Something about if they do they will get "cut off" by Cambridge Audio.
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  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,742
    Check out the Cambridge eBay store. They have some great deals there!!
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,489
    edited April 13
    Will do. Thanks for the heads up.

    Edit: They don't have any CXC transports listed. Too bad.

    I figured that they'd be giving these things away. Not sure why they're still so expensive. What kind of psycho lunatic still wants a transport these days besides me?
    Check out the Cambridge eBay store. They have some great deals there!!

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  • starkillerstarkiller Posts: 2,599
    Wow, ebay is where I bought mine and they had a few then...guess folks are finding out how nice they are :) If you cant find one get a nice cd unit like the upper end Kenwood's or even my Marantz that I have for sale here :)
    Computer room

    B&O TX2 W/SMMC1 Cartridge
    Hegeman 1 Speakers
    M&K VX-80 sub
    Cambridge Audio CXC Transport
    Wyred 4 Sound DAC1
    Parks Audio Budgie Phono Pre
    PrimaLuna Prologue Four Amp
    Aric Audio Tube Preamp

    H/T

    Samsung Plasma
    Outlaw 950 pre/pro
    Tannoy Saturn 8's
    Hsu sub
    Emotiva UPA-500 5-channel amp
    Denon DCD-1520 CD player

    Garage

    Jennings Research Square
    Custom tube preamp
    Crown XLS-1000
    Denon DCD-1500II
    Modded MSB Link DAC
  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,742
    They had a few the other day. Patience Danielson.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,489
    I'll keep an eye on their ebay store, but I don't even see any CXC's in their completed/sold auctions.
    They had a few the other day. Patience Danielson.

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  • recoveryonerecoveryone Posts: 572
    I have a Pioneer PD-M53 and a PD 802 I no longer use with plenty of cartridges to boot

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    Send PM if interested

    Family Room HT 7.2/i]:
    Vizio P55-E1UHD Pioneer Elite SC-LX502 Pioneer Elite BDP 85FD Pioneer Elite N-50 Panamax M5300-EX
    Living room 2ch:
    Integra ADM 2.1 Teac EQ MKII Squeezebox Touch Fluance SX Speakers Panamax M5100-EX
    Upstairs media room:
    Vizio D1 32" Pioneer Elite VSX 32 Sony PS4 Squeezebox Touch Polkaudio Rti 6's fronts Polk CSR Center Pioneer 8" sub Panamax M5300-EX
    Master bedroom:
    Vizio VF550M Pioneer Elite VSX 33 Pioneer Elite BDP 80FD Squeezebox Touch Polk audio Monitor 40 II fronts, Rears Optimus LX5s Jensen CCS center Acoustic Audio sub Panamax 5100
  • starkillerstarkiller Posts: 2,599
    Bought mine from them on Feb.15th, so two months ago...
    Computer room

    B&O TX2 W/SMMC1 Cartridge
    Hegeman 1 Speakers
    M&K VX-80 sub
    Cambridge Audio CXC Transport
    Wyred 4 Sound DAC1
    Parks Audio Budgie Phono Pre
    PrimaLuna Prologue Four Amp
    Aric Audio Tube Preamp

    H/T

    Samsung Plasma
    Outlaw 950 pre/pro
    Tannoy Saturn 8's
    Hsu sub
    Emotiva UPA-500 5-channel amp
    Denon DCD-1520 CD player

    Garage

    Jennings Research Square
    Custom tube preamp
    Crown XLS-1000
    Denon DCD-1500II
    Modded MSB Link DAC
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,489
    How much was it, if you don't mind me asking?
    starkiller wrote: »
    Bought mine from them on Feb.15th, so two months ago...

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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,489
    Thanks for the offer, but as I mentioned in the OP, I'm specifically looking for a transport without an internal DAC.
    I have a Pioneer PD-M53 and a PD 802 I no longer use with plenty of cartridges to boot

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  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 2,452
    Don't rule out a cd player as some of the older ES, Elite and a few others had very good transports. You can simply bypass the dac by plugging digital out from transport in to another dac. That way if things change in the future you have more options.
    Main System:
    Joule-Electra LA 100 MKIII
    Pass Labs Aleph 30, McCormack DNA-125, Parasound A21
    Marantz SA-14S1
    Usher CP-6311/Tyler Acoustics Taylo Reference Monitor, LSA-1
    Dual SVS SB2000
    Wireworld Equinox 7 bi-wire, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 IC

    Secondary Rig:
    Parasound P5, Audio Electronics by Cary Constellation
    Marsh a200s, Audio Elecrtonics by Cary Hercules
    Pioneer Elite DV-45a, Denon DVD-2910
    Klipsch Epic CF-1, Vandersteen 3CE sig
    Analysus Plus Oval

  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,489
    Yeah, I already have several CD players with digital outputs.
    kharp1 wrote: »
    Don't rule out a cd player as some of the older ES, Elite and a few others had very good transports. You can simply bypass the dac by plugging digital out from transport in to another dac. That way if things change in the future you have more options.

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  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 2,452
    I guess the point I'm trying to make is buying just a transport still may not get you the best transport. If its a size issue there are some smaller transports, but, still may not give you the best transport.
    Main System:
    Joule-Electra LA 100 MKIII
    Pass Labs Aleph 30, McCormack DNA-125, Parasound A21
    Marantz SA-14S1
    Usher CP-6311/Tyler Acoustics Taylo Reference Monitor, LSA-1
    Dual SVS SB2000
    Wireworld Equinox 7 bi-wire, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 IC

    Secondary Rig:
    Parasound P5, Audio Electronics by Cary Constellation
    Marsh a200s, Audio Elecrtonics by Cary Hercules
    Pioneer Elite DV-45a, Denon DVD-2910
    Klipsch Epic CF-1, Vandersteen 3CE sig
    Analysus Plus Oval

  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,489
    That's fair. I will reconsider what I'm trying to accomplish. It seems like baseline transports are the CA CXC at $450 and the Nu-Prime CDT-8 Pro at $800.

    The CDT-8 has pretty interesting specs: http://www.nuprimeaudio.com/product/cdt-8-pro/
    kharp1 wrote: »
    I guess the point I'm trying to make is buying just a transport still may not get you the best transport. If its a size issue there are some smaller transports, but, still may not give you the best transport.

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  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 2,452
    One of the key things on a transport is isolation. Look for a well built, we'll isolated unit.
    Main System:
    Joule-Electra LA 100 MKIII
    Pass Labs Aleph 30, McCormack DNA-125, Parasound A21
    Marantz SA-14S1
    Usher CP-6311/Tyler Acoustics Taylo Reference Monitor, LSA-1
    Dual SVS SB2000
    Wireworld Equinox 7 bi-wire, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 IC

    Secondary Rig:
    Parasound P5, Audio Electronics by Cary Constellation
    Marsh a200s, Audio Elecrtonics by Cary Hercules
    Pioneer Elite DV-45a, Denon DVD-2910
    Klipsch Epic CF-1, Vandersteen 3CE sig
    Analysus Plus Oval

  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 1,512
    Have you run across any quality transports that have a USB out? Seems lots of DACs have USB in connections, but the units I've run across lack the USB out
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Definitive Technology BP-2
    DAC North Star Design Supremo
    Source PSA PWT & Oppo 105
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Pre Cary SLP-98 F1
    Center Salk HT2C
    Wires MIT S3.3
    PSA PC AC-12
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 124
    As a result of my experience with unsuccessfully replacing the laser on my Music Hall CD player (see New Laser...thread), I was also shopping for a transports that are well under a grand, new or used. The Cambridge CXC and NuPrime are also the ones I was considering, along with Cyrus. I passed on a couple of CXCs on sale by TMR Audio, so you might check their website. Transports are just not as easy to find used, so I think that kharp1 has a good idea. I’m looking for lightly used CD players that have “well built, well isolated” transports. Which players qualify? Which ones should be avoided? I’d welcome any ideas.
    Thorens TD-160C; Sumiko Talisman S; Jolida JD9; Marantz CD-53; Micromega Mydac
    Joule-Electra LA-100; Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner;
    Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades); Magnepan MG 3.6R
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 2,452
    GlennDog wrote: »
    Have you run across any quality transports that have a USB out? Seems lots of DACs have USB in connections, but the units I've run across lack the USB out

    Not many.
    Main System:
    Joule-Electra LA 100 MKIII
    Pass Labs Aleph 30, McCormack DNA-125, Parasound A21
    Marantz SA-14S1
    Usher CP-6311/Tyler Acoustics Taylo Reference Monitor, LSA-1
    Dual SVS SB2000
    Wireworld Equinox 7 bi-wire, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 IC

    Secondary Rig:
    Parasound P5, Audio Electronics by Cary Constellation
    Marsh a200s, Audio Elecrtonics by Cary Hercules
    Pioneer Elite DV-45a, Denon DVD-2910
    Klipsch Epic CF-1, Vandersteen 3CE sig
    Analysus Plus Oval

  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 1,512
    edited April 15
    kharp1 wrote: »
    GlennDog wrote: »
    Have you run across any quality transports that have a USB out? Seems lots of DACs have USB in connections, but the units I've run across lack the USB out

    Not many.

    That's been my experience, too. So it begs the question. Why do manufacturers proudly claim that their DAC is a USB DAC ? When there might be compatibility issues ...

    Sorry! No intention of hijacking this thread.
    After a response, I'll take it to the club house
    TIA

    btw, I've used my OPPO as a transport and it worked real well ...
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Definitive Technology BP-2
    DAC North Star Design Supremo
    Source PSA PWT & Oppo 105
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Pre Cary SLP-98 F1
    Center Salk HT2C
    Wires MIT S3.3
    PSA PC AC-12
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 2,452
    The USB input would probably be more files fed from a server or other file storage device. My Marantz SACD player has USB so the DAC, which is pretty good, can be utilized by several sources.
    Main System:
    Joule-Electra LA 100 MKIII
    Pass Labs Aleph 30, McCormack DNA-125, Parasound A21
    Marantz SA-14S1
    Usher CP-6311/Tyler Acoustics Taylo Reference Monitor, LSA-1
    Dual SVS SB2000
    Wireworld Equinox 7 bi-wire, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 IC

    Secondary Rig:
    Parasound P5, Audio Electronics by Cary Constellation
    Marsh a200s, Audio Elecrtonics by Cary Hercules
    Pioneer Elite DV-45a, Denon DVD-2910
    Klipsch Epic CF-1, Vandersteen 3CE sig
    Analysus Plus Oval

  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 1,512
    Who knew? I didn't . . . Thanks Kerry!
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Definitive Technology BP-2
    DAC North Star Design Supremo
    Source PSA PWT & Oppo 105
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Pre Cary SLP-98 F1
    Center Salk HT2C
    Wires MIT S3.3
    PSA PC AC-12
  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,742
    Cambridge has one for $338 on the bay site...
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,489
    Thanks for the heads up. But now @kharp1 got me thinking that it's not any better than a standard CDP of equivalent price point.
    Cambridge has one for $338 on the bay site...

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  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 1,512
    "Previously owned" PS Audio PWT can be had for about 1.1K on the 'gon (and factory refurb, too)
    I'm happy with the one I recently picked-up. But, alas no USB connection
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Definitive Technology BP-2
    DAC North Star Design Supremo
    Source PSA PWT & Oppo 105
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Pre Cary SLP-98 F1
    Center Salk HT2C
    Wires MIT S3.3
    PSA PC AC-12
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,489
    Too rich for my blood.
    GlennDog wrote: »
    "Previously owned" PS Audio PWT can be had for about 1.1K on the 'gon (and factory refurb, too)
    I'm happy with the one I recently picked-up. But, alas no USB connection

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  • sgmsmgsgmsmg Posts: 305
    Audio Advisor has the CXC on sale $449
    http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=CACXC
    2 Channel
    Pre:Bryston BP173
    Amp:Bryston 4B3
    Speakers: Golden Ear Triton One
    Source: Oppo UDP-205, Mac Mini, Bryston BDA-3, Bryston BDP-3
    Cables: Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 Speaker, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 XLR, AQ Diamond USB/HDMI
    Power: PS Audio P10 Regenerator, AC12, AC10 and AC5 Cables
    Display: Panasonic TC-P65ZT60

    Home Theater
    Reciever: Yamaha CX-A5100
    Amp: Parasound A21, A31, A51
    Speakers: Polk LSiM 703 (FL, FR, RL, RR), Polk LSiM706 (Center), Polk 900-LS (Atmos)
    Subwoofers: SVS SB13 x 4 +DSPeaker Anti-Mode Dual Core
    Source: Oppo UDP-205, Apple TV, Amazon Fire
    Cables: AQ Rocket 88, Pangea SE XLR
    Power: PS Audio P5 Regenerator, Furman IT Reference 15i, Pangea AC14SE and AC9SE Cables
    Display: Sony XBR75X940D
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,489
    Not sure that is a sale price. $450 is what Amazon, Onecall, Crutchfield, etc. have it listed for.
    sgmsmg wrote: »
    Audio Advisor has the CXC on sale $449
    http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=CACXC

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  • sgmsmgsgmsmg Posts: 305
    edited July 4
    @Clipdat Not sure if you are still looking for one of these but this showed up today for $355. No affiliation.

    https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649447441-cambridge-audio-cxc-cd-only-transport-new-warranty/
    2 Channel
    Pre:Bryston BP173
    Amp:Bryston 4B3
    Speakers: Golden Ear Triton One
    Source: Oppo UDP-205, Mac Mini, Bryston BDA-3, Bryston BDP-3
    Cables: Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 Speaker, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 XLR, AQ Diamond USB/HDMI
    Power: PS Audio P10 Regenerator, AC12, AC10 and AC5 Cables
    Display: Panasonic TC-P65ZT60

    Home Theater
    Reciever: Yamaha CX-A5100
    Amp: Parasound A21, A31, A51
    Speakers: Polk LSiM 703 (FL, FR, RL, RR), Polk LSiM706 (Center), Polk 900-LS (Atmos)
    Subwoofers: SVS SB13 x 4 +DSPeaker Anti-Mode Dual Core
    Source: Oppo UDP-205, Apple TV, Amazon Fire
    Cables: AQ Rocket 88, Pangea SE XLR
    Power: PS Audio P5 Regenerator, Furman IT Reference 15i, Pangea AC14SE and AC9SE Cables
    Display: Sony XBR75X940D
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,489
    Hey good looking out, appreciate that. I've suspended my search for a dedicated transport for now, as I've just been using my Rotel RCD-1072 in that role lately.
    sgmsmg wrote: »
    @Clipdat Not sure if you are still looking for one of these but this showed up today for $355. No affiliation.

    https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649447441-cambridge-audio-cxc-cd-only-transport-new-warranty/

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  • starkillerstarkiller Posts: 2,599
    Clipdat wrote: »
    How much was it, if you don't mind me asking?
    starkiller wrote: »
    Bought mine from them on Feb.15th, so two months ago...

    Believe it was around $320.....
    Computer room

    B&O TX2 W/SMMC1 Cartridge
    Hegeman 1 Speakers
    M&K VX-80 sub
    Cambridge Audio CXC Transport
    Wyred 4 Sound DAC1
    Parks Audio Budgie Phono Pre
    PrimaLuna Prologue Four Amp
    Aric Audio Tube Preamp

    H/T

    Samsung Plasma
    Outlaw 950 pre/pro
    Tannoy Saturn 8's
    Hsu sub
    Emotiva UPA-500 5-channel amp
    Denon DCD-1520 CD player

    Garage

    Jennings Research Square
    Custom tube preamp
    Crown XLS-1000
    Denon DCD-1500II
    Modded MSB Link DAC
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