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I'm looking for a good quality CD player.
Examples are Rega Apollo, Audiolab, Marantz SA series.
Condition should at least 8/10 but in fully working condition.
Budget is more than 50K depending on the age, condition, and brand.

If I am not able to get it I would probably end up buying CA CXC.
 

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Buy the Cambridge CXC, or like me, I got tired of waiting for it and instead, I got the marantz cd6006.
 

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CXC seems to be easy route for me but lets see if I can find something good alternative. Good thing is somebody is coming from US in after 2 months and I can get my favorite Rega Apollo R or even Classe CDP102 which has looks to die for. But then I would prefer him to bring a preamp which is difficult to get here.
 

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Yes I recently bought Metrum Acoustic Adagio and it is on the way.
In that case I would recommend not spending money on CD player and any fancy streamer. Instead, please read about Dante, get a decent Win or iOS based laptop or computer or anything that you already have at your disposal. When I started with Dante, associated hardware were expensive but now, parent company, Audinate, has come in market with its own hardware that are reasonably priced. You may want to start with this.

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/de...abIbtMiGlR0jEAKesGLEx3zf8UKvOOQwaAk0FEALw_wcB
 

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In that case I would recommend not spending money on CD player and any fancy streamer. Instead, please read about Dante, get a decent Win or iOS based laptop or computer or anything that you already have at your disposal. When I started with Dante, associated hardware were expensive but now, parent company, Audinate, has come in market with its own hardware that are reasonably priced. You may want to start with this.

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/AVIO-AES--audinate-avio-dante-2x2-aes3-ebu-adapter?mrkgcl=28&mrkgadid=3281149340&rkg_id=0&product_id=AVIO-AES&campaigntype=shopping&campaign=aaShopping - Core - Studio & Recording&adgroup=Studio & Recording - Computers&placement=google&adpos=1o4&creative=213185928236&device=c&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=Cj0KCQiAurjgBRCqARIsAD09sg84DmmSf6GGH4EeG8zyMtuabIbtMiGlR0jEAKesGLEx3zf8UKvOOQwaAk0FEALw_wcB

Well... I'm not so sure about the quality this stuff has as compared to dedicated CD players or transports.
Might have to read more before I go ahead with these adapters. Personally I'm not a fan of adapters but that experience is based on car audio.

BTW I have couple of old spare laptops and a surface pro 2 with external CD drive with me.
 

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Well... I'm not so sure about the quality this stuff has as compared to dedicated CD players or transports.
Might have to read more before I go ahead with these adapters. Personally I'm not a fan of adapters but that experience is based on car audio.

BTW I have couple of old spare laptops and a surface pro 2 with external CD drive with me.

Yes, please do read about this.

A. In my opinion, it should be better than a dedicated CD player because however expensive a CD player is, most of the the money go into D to A circuitry while a fixed little amount ges into transport side. So, if you are inclined towards a CD player, ensure that you spend on a transport (MSB??) not on a cd player.

B. Even if you buy a transport, do not ignore Dante, yes, I am sounding pushy now :) and I have no regret about it because this is such a thing from pro world that is so so under-exposed to us audiophile community.

And, imagine the amount of content available to you when your laptop/SurfacePro is connected to your music system!
 

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Yes sir
Sold one long time ago which belonged to my friend
Also arcam fmj cd17 recently got sold which was also a fantastic player for the going price
 

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Buy Sony BDP for 10% of your budget. Highly recommended.

lol....Not sure this will give me results I'm looking`for.

BTW my son uses Panasonic DMP-BDT110 to play audio CDs on F&D speakers worth 5K and sound quality is more than decent considering the audio equipments.
 

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lol....Not sure this will give me results I'm looking`for.

BTW my son uses Panasonic DMP-BDT110 to play audio CDs on F&D speakers worth 5K and sound quality is more than decent considering the audio equipments.
Ok, so my first recommendation was Dante and now with this Panasonic BD player, see if you can get Lifatec toslink cable. Trust me, these two have thought-changing capabilities and I am more confident because of the level of DAC you are getting.
 

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Ok, so my first recommendation was Dante and now with this Panasonic BD player, see if you can get Lifatec toslink cable. Trust me, these two have thought-changing capabilities and I am more confident because of the level of DAC you are getting.

Well this one I might just try. Any idea from where I can buy it? I did not find and link though someone sold it in 2014 in for sale section.
 
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