CD PLAY­ERS & TRANS­PORTS

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Cam­bridge Au­dio CXC £300

Best CD trans­port un­der £500, Awards 2015 If you al­ready have a DAC – the CXC is use­less with­out one – we wouldn’t hes­i­tate in rec­om­mend­ing this trans­port over a stand­alone CD player. Type CD trans­port Out­puts Coax­ial, op­ti­cal

Marantz CD6005 £300

Best CD player un­der £500, Awards 2015 Marantz’s CD6005 is rightly re­garded as fan­tas­tic player, one that of­fers sprin­kles of im­prove­ments on top of its su­perb pre­de­ces­sor. Type CD player Out­puts Coax­ial, op­ti­cal, RCA, head­phone

Onkyo C-N7050 £350

April 2015 A CD player or a hi-res mu­sic streamer? What­ever it is, the C-N7050 is a hugely ap­peal­ing sys­tem that com­bines the best of both worlds. Type CD player/streamer Out­puts Op­ti­cal, coax­ial, line level

Cyrus CD t £750

Best CD trans­port £500+, Awards 2015 An ex­cep­tion­ally tal­ented trans­port, the CD t of­fers a level of in­sight, trans­parency and clar­ity you’d strug­gle to find else­where at this price. Type CD trans­port Out­puts Coax­ial, op­ti­cal

Cyrus CD i £1050

Best CD player £500+, Awards 2015 Cyrus says this player is its best-sound­ing yet, and aœer lis­ten­ing to how con­fi­dent and en­ter­tain­ing it sounds, it’s tough to dis­agree. Type CD player Out­puts Coax­ial, op­ti­cal, RCA

Naim Cd5si £1080

Oc­to­ber 2014 The Cd5si boasts a full-bod­ied, win­ningly en­thu­si­as­tic ap­proach to mu­sic. The ab­sence of dig­i­tal out­puts means there’s no up­grade path. Type CD player Out­puts RCA, DIN

Rok­san K3 CD Di £1300

Novem­ber 2015 Few play­ers at this price are as mu­si­cal as the K3 CD Di. It pro­motes the char­ac­ter of your mu­sic, so you’ll never tire of lis­ten­ing to it. Type CD player Out­puts Coax, opt, XLR, RCA In­puts Coax, opt

Cyrus CD Xt Sig­na­ture £1750

May 2015 Look­ing for a top-class trans­port? The Xt Sig­na­ture pro­vides a sound that’s cleaner, crisper and more dy­namic than its pre­de­ces­sor. Type CD trans­port Out­puts Coax­ial, op­ti­cal

Rok­san Caspian M2 CD £1900

Awards 2010 The Caspian M2 CD has been around the block, but it’s show­ing few signs of its age, show­ing skill with tim­ing, dy­nam­ics and au­thor­ity. Type CD player Out­puts Coax­ial, op­ti­cal, USB, XLR, RCA

Es­o­teric K-05 £7495

Jan­uary 2014 The K-05 is a he‹y, well-built piece of hi-fi. The sense of scale and com­po­sure is im­pres­sive; as is its pow­er­ful, yet ar­tic­u­late bass. Type CD player Out­puts Coax, opt, XLR, RCA In­puts Coax, opt, USB

Metronome Le Player £5490

April 2016 ‘En­try-level’ in name only, this ef­fort from Metronome fea­tures an ag­ile, ar­tic­u­late pre­sen­ta­tion along with plenty of in­sight. Type CD player Out­puts Coax­ial, op­ti­cal, USB, XLR, RCA

Burmester 089 £13,320

Jan­uary 2016 A top-class player that re­quires a suitably tal­ented sys­tem to shine, the 089 is one of the best dig­i­tal sources money can buy. Type CD player Out­puts Coax­ial, op­ti­cal, USB In­puts Coax, opt

Burmester 069 £35,840

Novem­ber 2013 If you can get past the mas­sive price tag then you have a won­der­ful player that ranks among the best, if not the best, we’ve ever heard. Type CD player Out­puts 2 x coax­ial, opt, XLR, RCA In­puts Coax, opt

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