CD PLAY­ERS & TRANS­PORTS

GET THE RIGHT PLAYER AND CD CAN STILL SHINE

What Hi-Fi (UK) - - Hi-Fi -

Cam­bridge Au­dio CXC £350

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 CD6006 UK Edi­tion £450

Best CD player un­der £1000, Awards 2017 The new king of the midrange mar­ket. The CD6006UK shows plenty of skill with de­tail, dy­nam­ics and clar­ity. A great player for the money. Type CD player Out­puts Coax­ial, op­ti­cal, RCA, head­phone, USB

Onkyo C-N7050 £400

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 £845

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 CDI £1100

Best CD player £1000+, Awards 2017 Cyrus says this player is its best-sound­ing yet, and a–er lis­ten­ing to how con­fi­dent and en­ter­tain­ing it sounds, it’s hard to dis­agree. Type CD player Out­puts Coax­ial, op­ti­cal, RCA

Naim Cd5si £1100

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 £1795

May 2015 Look­ing for a top-class trans­port? The Xt Sig­na­ture pro­vides a cleaner, crisper and more dy­namic sound 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 is show­ing few signs of its age. It com­bines skill with tim­ing, dy­nam­ics and author­ity. Type CD player Out­puts Coax­ial, op­ti­cal, USB, XLR, RCA

Chord Blu MKII £7995

Jan­uary 2018 The most in­for­ma­tive and en­joy­able sound we’ve heard from the CD for­mat. Part­ner it with the DAVE and we doubt you can do bet­ter. Type CD trans­port Out­puts Coax­ial x 2 In­puts Coax­ial, USB

Marantz SA-10 £6000

April 2018 One of the best dig­i­tal source com­po­nents around. Its un­fussy dis­po­si­tion al­lows it to sound at home across a wide range of sys­tems. Type CD player Out­puts Coax­ial, op­ti­cal

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