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For Sale Arcam FMJ-CD17 Cd Player (Like New)

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CDP belongs to the same friend who owns the Dali Menuet Speakers. Was intended to be used for the bedroom music setup which never materialized
It was brought from abroad about a year ago as (NOS) New old Stock
Was used for few days and kept back in the original box
Its a well known fact that the FMJ line of CD players were built exceptionally well and sound very good for its price
More information can be found from tons of reviews available on the internet

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Expected price - 50,000 INR
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Thanks to rain god's , have not been out of house for 2 days and have been listening to the CDP mainly so that I can also check if everything with the CDP is functioning absolutely well
Yesterday and today used the CDP as a transport with my dac and it was shockingly good
So much so that it even exceeded SQ wise my computer audio setup
And I feel it could achieve that because it's genuinely built well and the MASK OF SILENCE technology applied my arcam on the CDP actually works
Mask of silence is a fancy name given to methods used by arcam go make the CDP as immune as possible to EMI/RFI and vibrations
 

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Price reduction to 45000/-. INR
Shipping and packing of any special kind if Needed will be extra

If it does not sell at the price my friend would prefer withdrawing it and try to use it in some way or other

I can understand it's discountinued model but believe me the sound is very musical and refined which would be hard to get with cd players sold at asking price for the arcam

It absolutely beats my pc audio with roon when used as a transport with digital out
 

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Making the deal sweeter by including SHIPPING in the asking price
 

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still available
Had a few queries but nothing concrete

Player is in pristine condition
 

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An excerpt from a website

"Since the introduction of its multi-award winning “Alpha” CD player of the late 1980s, the Arcam name has become synonymous with affordable HiFi of outstanding quality. In the intervening years Arcam’s CD playback technology has developed to a point where its players often compete with considerably more expensive products. The CD17 is Arcam’s new entry level CD player and draws on a wealth of experience in the field.

The CD17 offers astonishing musical reproduction from CDs. The all important Digital to Analogue conversion is carried out by the very latest Wolfson 8741 DAC driven by an extremely accurate digital clock and audiophile grade supporting components.

Electromagnetic interference (EMI), which would normally mask fine details in similar players, is dramatically reduced using Arcam’s proprietary “Mask of Silence” technology. The use of “Stealth Mat” (unique metal fibre matting) further diffuses EMI to help reproduce every nuance of each recording.

The CD17s power supply uses a toroid transformer together with individually regulated supplies to digital, analogue and servo sections providing extremely stable power with minimal noise. Case construction uses a mix of aluminium and steel to reduce resonance and afford maximum electronic screening for the internal components. "



Persoanlly what i find is sound from either direct analogue outs or CDP as transport is not as lively as the sound i can achieve with a computer transport with my dac. OK , the liveliness adds a sense of immense presence in the music but i feel it cant be heard for very long hours specially if its HINDI bollywood music because as we all know Hindi music is recorded bright for whatever reason

Not that either tone is bad but personally i feel if i want to listen to very long hours i will prefer the sound from the Arcam. Relatively a shade less open but does allow to listen for longer hours.

So someone into lot of bollywood music should sincerely think about this arcam CDP or for that matter any other CDP and use it with its analogue outs or an external dac, whatever way its preferred
 

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Not sure why I did not try this before but used a good quality power cord with the arcam and it Improved in all departments even from it's analogue outs
Very musical indeed
Used a acrolink power cord with it
Shows it's a very capable. CD player
 

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Price reduced to 38,000/- INR including shipping to major cities
Any special packing needed by buyer will be extra depending on whatever cost I incur


It's one superb CDP for the asking price
 
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