Looking for a cdp have 1500-2000 to spend

Looking for a cd player....no streaming, no ripping a player to play cds..thanks
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  • SIHABSIHAB Posts: 1,633
    how about SACDs? New or used?
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 13,616
    Another question. Do you prefer tubes or SS with what else you have in your rig?

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,150
    Got a standalone DAC? If so, transport $$$ would be spent better . . .Just my 2cents
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    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    Source PSA PWT into NSD Supremo
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Center Salk HT2C
    Pre Cary SLP-05
    Wires WW & MIT
  • NotaSuvNotaSuv Posts: 2,735
    edited December 2019
    kharp1 wrote: »
    PM sent

    thanks for the offer...
  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 1,609
    I thought it said CBD! Lol
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,774
    A bit of a stretch outside the budget, but if you can swing it, there is some end-game stuff over on the 'gon right now..

    https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lis9j88b-esoteric-x-03-cd-sacd-players

    https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lis9a0h6-krell-evolution-505-cd-sacd-player-in-silver-cd-sacd-players

    CDP's are not a high demand item anymore, so you might be able to make an offer on one of these and make it work. With either one, you won't be upgrading them ever again...
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

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  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,150
    CDP's are not a high demand item anymore, so you might be able to make an offer on one of these and make it work. With either one, you won't be upgrading them ever again...

    ENABLER!

    (to me . . . the OP asked for it)
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    Source PSA PWT into NSD Supremo
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Center Salk HT2C
    Pre Cary SLP-05
    Wires WW & MIT
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,774
    GlennDog wrote: »
    CDP's are not a high demand item anymore, so you might be able to make an offer on one of these and make it work. With either one, you won't be upgrading them ever again...

    ENABLER!

    (to me . . . the OP asked for it)

    It's what I do best, besides pissin' people off. :p
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • tratlifftratliff Posts: 887
    As Nooshinjohn pointed out the esoterics are awesome if you can fit one in the budget. The Marantz SA-14s1 is what I settled for. It’s a great player for the money. But not sure I have turned it on in the last 3 months. My turntables and R2R get more action.
    2 Channel
    Legacy Focus SE, 2 REL Carbon Limited, McIntosh C50, McIntosh MC601's, VPI Prime w/SoundSmith Zephyr MIMC, Parasound Halo JC3, Denon DP-59l w/Ortofon 2m Bronze, Marantz SA-14s1, Oppo BDP-105, Technics RS-1500, Furman Elite 15PFi, Douglas Connection (Furutech) Alpha Interconnects, Douglas Connection (Furutech) Alpha Speaker Cables, Pangea Power Cables
    Theater
    Yamaha RX-Z9, Legacy Focus SE (same as 2 Channel system), Def Tech C/L/R 2500, Def Tech BP-2X, Def Tech Pro-Monitors, Vizio M-75
    Office
    Teac NP-H750, Parasound Ztuner, Audio Engine P4N, Grado SR80, Grado iGrado, Audio-Technica ATH-M50, PC running High Rez files
    Living Room
    Yamaha YSP-4100 digital sound projector, Sharp Aquos 60"
    Bed Room
    Yamaha YSP-5100 digital sound projector, Sharp Aquos 70"
  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 1,609
    edited December 2019
    https://spacecoast.craigslist.org/ele/d/cocoa-pioneer-elite-high-end-cd-dvd/7033834852.html

    In Cocoa?????

    Oh wait. Way under your budget. How about a used Musical fidelity or Classe player.?
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,774
    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

    HT:Polk LSiM 706 LSiM 705's VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's| Marantz AV7704 | Sunfire TGA-7401 | Oppo UDP 203 | Sony PS4 Pro| Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 75" Q8 QLED | SVS PB13 Ultra | MIT EXP 2's (Fronts & Center)

    ManCave: Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | Marantz AV7002 AV PrePro | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's | Usher BE-616 Center | SVS Ultra Surrounds | SVS SB4000 Sub | SVS SB2000 Sub | Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | PSAudio Stellar GCD | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | Lumin U1 Mini | HP Elite Slice PC | ROON'd for life | Samsung 50" SUHD TV | Sony PS4

    Patio | Polk Atrium 8's | Yamaha R-N303BL |

    Office |Cocktail Audio X14 | KEF LS50 | Peactree Nova 125SE |

    Bedroom | Focal 905's | Chromecast Audio |

    Garage | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP3K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2252B | Marantz 2385 | Bluesound Node |Polk SDA SRS 2.3 |
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,774
    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

    HT:Polk LSiM 706 LSiM 705's VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's| Marantz AV7704 | Sunfire TGA-7401 | Oppo UDP 203 | Sony PS4 Pro| Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 75" Q8 QLED | SVS PB13 Ultra | MIT EXP 2's (Fronts & Center)

    ManCave: Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | Marantz AV7002 AV PrePro | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's | Usher BE-616 Center | SVS Ultra Surrounds | SVS SB4000 Sub | SVS SB2000 Sub | Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | PSAudio Stellar GCD | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | Lumin U1 Mini | HP Elite Slice PC | ROON'd for life | Samsung 50" SUHD TV | Sony PS4

    Patio | Polk Atrium 8's | Yamaha R-N303BL |

    Office |Cocktail Audio X14 | KEF LS50 | Peactree Nova 125SE |

    Bedroom | Focal 905's | Chromecast Audio |

    Garage | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP3K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2252B | Marantz 2385 | Bluesound Node |Polk SDA SRS 2.3 |
  • SIHABSIHAB Posts: 1,633
    the CD-s2100 has been a solid performer for me.
    OTOH, it has an older DAC...
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 15,287
    SIHAB wrote: »
    the CD-s2100 has been a solid performer for me.
    OTOH, it has an older DAC...

    well once you get up there into the high performance 32-bit D / A converter from ESS you're now splitting hairs in my opinion.
  • A bit of a stretch outside the budget, but if you can swing it, there is some end-game stuff over on the 'gon right now..

    https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lis9j88b-esoteric-x-03-cd-sacd-players

    https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lis9a0h6-krell-evolution-505-cd-sacd-player-in-silver-cd-sacd-players

    CDP's are not a high demand item anymore, so you might be able to make an offer on one of these and make it work. With either one, you won't be upgrading them ever again...

    Dang..that thing would cause me to start buying cds again😂 already got a new pile starting as there are those rare and hard to get albums I just have to have. The OP could swing this one. Stop looking and grab it!
    "if it's not fun, it's not worth it & remember folks, "It's All About The Music"!!
    *****************************
  • NotaSuvNotaSuv Posts: 2,735
    Thank you all for your replies to date...….not looking for SACD player just redbook here
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,505
    May as well get a good player that also plays SACD. Find a Sony XA5400ES, the last, and best, CDP Sony made. I have had one for a few years, but I rarely use it anymore. I just RIP a new CD, and then listen to it.

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    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin X1
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on preamp, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • SIHABSIHAB Posts: 1,633
    Well in that case, Accessories 4 less has the S2100 for $1500. which is the cheapest
    I've seen it. It would be on my list. :)

    If you like the NAD house sound (crisper detailed) I'd look at the
    NAD C 546BEE $500.00?

    Marantz has it's fans and the SA8005 would be a slightly warmer smoother
    Presentation ala the Yamaha

    If you like that somewhat forward presentation the Brits seem too...
    there is the Rega Apollo. I had an older version for a bit. I can't remember
    what made me move it along. Maybe the top loading...
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    SIHAB wrote: »
    the CD-s2100 has been a solid performer for me.
    OTOH, it has an older DAC...

    well once you get up there into the high performance 32-bit D / A converter from ESS you're now splitting hairs in my opinion.
  • SIHABSIHAB Posts: 1,633
    oh and if Skip were around...
    He could tell you about the Cambridge Audio Azur 851C
    which fits in your budget. :#
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,463
    SIHAB wrote: »
    oh and if Skip were around...
    He could tell you about the Cambridge Audio Azur 851C
    which fits in your budget. :#

    Why does Skip's name have to get thrown in there, can't you just tell him?
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 13,616
    SIHAB wrote: »
    If you like that very forward presentation <snip> there is the Rega Apollo.
    There, fixed it for you. You aren't in the tenth row with the Apollo. The music is in your face IME. The Apollo's greatest attribute isn't the sound. It's the fact that you could seemingly play Frisbee with a CD outside and come back in and it would play the CD without missing a beat.

    NotaSuv, you never did answer the question of whether or not you preferred tubes or SS with your CDP. Do you have a preference or are you open?

    One other comment. The Yamaha "Natural Sound" isn't so natural after all. It's very colored and veiled with almost no micro/macro-dynamics.

    Tom

    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~
  • SIHABSIHAB Posts: 1,633
    Tell him what?
    I haven't heard it.
    kharp1 wrote: »
    SIHAB wrote: »
    oh and if Skip were around...
    He could tell you about the Cambridge Audio Azur 851C
    which fits in your budget. :#

    Why does Skip's name have to get thrown in there, can't you just tell him?

  • SIHABSIHAB Posts: 1,633
    Interesting @treitz3 do you have any more info or is this from your listening tests?

    "One other comment. The Yamaha "Natural Sound" isn't so natural after all. It's very colored and veiled with almost no micro/macro-dynamics."
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,463
    SIHAB wrote: »
    Tell him what?
    I haven't heard it.
    kharp1 wrote: »
    SIHAB wrote: »
    oh and if Skip were around...
    He could tell you about the Cambridge Audio Azur 851C
    which fits in your budget. :#

    Why does Skip's name have to get thrown in there, can't you just tell him?

    You brought up Skip and the Cambridge, if you have info on the Cambridge then offer it, otherwise leave Skip out of it.
  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 1,609
    edited December 2019
    Oh jesus, calm the f down and let people be people. Who gives a **** if he mention skip. Ya"ll acting like it's a bad word now.

    Premadonas.

    Get over it.

    Back to CD Player please.
  • SIHABSIHAB Posts: 1,633
    What, are you his keeper?
    The OP has been around a while and I'm trying to give him
    a lead. What are you trying to do?
    kharp1 wrote: »
    SIHAB wrote: »
    Tell him what?
    I haven't heard it.
    kharp1 wrote: »
    SIHAB wrote: »
    oh and if Skip were around...
    He could tell you about the Cambridge Audio Azur 851C
    which fits in your budget. :#

    Why does Skip's name have to get thrown in there, can't you just tell him?

    You brought up Skip and the Cambridge, if you have info on the Cambridge then offer it, otherwise leave Skip out of it.
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 6,145
    I really like my new Cambridge azur 851c that I got from their eBay store for 599. But i bought it for the Dac so what do I know...
    Living Room 2.1: Dynaudio Contour 1.3mkii; Energy s10.2 sub; Cambridge Azur 851A; Cambridge Azur 851C; Bryston BPD-1
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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 13,616
    "One other comment. The Yamaha "Natural Sound" isn't so natural after all. It's very colored and veiled with almost no micro/macro-dynamics."
    SIHAB wrote: »
    Interesting @treitz3 do you have any more info or is this from your listening tests?

    Experience. I have easily been through 40 or more CDP's in my day. There are many out there that don't mind that sonic signature but it isn't for me. These comments are simply my observations from what I have experienced.

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~
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