CD-player reviews

CD-player Accustic Arts Player ES

Before us player classic layout with pointed symmetrical design faceplate. Reading mechanism Player ES completely decoupled from the body and is characterized by exemplary workmanship. In particular, the tray is made of a special compound (it is composed of aluminum alloy and plastic ABS) and mounted...
CD-player Acoustic Research CD-07

Ever since this well-known loudspeaker manufacturer branched out into electronics it's had a pretty rough ride. Most painful has surely been the disinterest shown in its CD players, and particularly the most recent 'Special Edition' version of the CD-06 which, by all accounts, was an unmitigated disaster. But...
CD-player Aiwa XC-300

When listening to the playback player Aiwa XC-300 was fairly balanced. Low frequency sound somewhat muffled treble was decent. In general, when playing a show moderate signs of narrowing of the sound image and a lack of sound localization and individual instruments. The player is equipped with a high...
CD-player Aiwa XC-700

Aiwa is Japanese in origin but a key part of this player, the digital converter, comes from Dutch Philips, and was probably made for Philips by its south coast based microprocessor subsidiary Mullard. So what this cosmopolitan mix offers is the cheapest application yet for the new Philips mega-BS converter,...
CD-player AIWA XC-750

It seems that the designers of the company Aiwa making great efforts to ensure that the owners of this company equipment used maximum comfort when copying CDs on a cassette. This model has a really rich functionality for copying. Besides the usual modes, there is also a play tracks in random order, automatic...
CD-player Aiwa XC-950

Like all units Aiwa this series, XC-950 has a wide range of additional features and functions. But first an electronic stuffing. In the XC-950, as in the most modern player is applied one bit digital to analog converter is a double "bit stream". To improve the filtration treatment is applied after such...
CD-player Akai CD-57

Player Akai CD-57 looks quite solid, has a convenient and intuitive control. It is equipped with both optical and coaxial digital output. Mechanic works almost noiselessly. Indicator is characterized by clarity display the desired information. Akai CD-57 provides a lively crisp sound with a pleasant...
CD-player AMC CD6d

In music files - with all their advantages compared to CDs - there is one major drawback: they can not take up, pat, look through the booklet, etc. That is, they do not give the joy of material possession. Good CD is a precious gift, and rip it - no. CD - thing, and file - only information. That is why...
CD-player AMC CD8

Ascetic design that defines the severity of appearance of CD8 immediately tunes you to a serious approach of the manufacturer to this model. Everything points at the fact that the main attention was paid to the quality of sound and maximum easiness and plainness of control. But herewith some functions,...
CD-player AMC CD9

This player is well-recognizable because it looks like our old friend, its predecessor CD8. CD9 also has 18-bit DAC and digital filter with 8x oversampling. A traditional minimalism of the firm is felt in the absence of headphones output, adjustment of output, and many other editing functions while recording....
CD-player AMC XCDi

Make AMC at the world market almost forty years, but the greatest sales volume is in North America. The fact is that now most of the range of the company are very popular overseas multi-zone audio and video, several oust the traditional Hi-Fi. Nevertheless, the manufacturer does not give up the stereo...
CD-player Arcam Alpha 5 Plus

CD player Arcam Alpha 5 Plus is an improved version of the legendary Arcam Alpha 5. The new model does not differ by appearance and functional possibilities from the old one. The difference is only in the circuit of the clock generator. Significant differences in the sound of Alpha 5 and Alpha 5 Plus...
CD-player Arcam Alpha 7

Generally speaking, the strategy release line devices based on one simple basic model with the possibility of upgrading the "up" by the "dry" to replace individual blocks (ie no soldering) exchanged with dealers paying the price difference of the old and the new block is the cornerstone stone company...
CD-player Arcam CD62

The player has a bit simple design, but is made with exemplary neatness. You will find only the most important control buttons on the front panel. However, do not rush to conclude about functional poverty of CD62. An additional service (the modes of repeat, random playback, programming and so on) is...
CD-player Arcam CD73

In the current model lineup Arcam CD73 takes a place at the very beginning. It is a further development of CD62 and CD72 player and is based on years of proven and extremely reliable mechanism Sony. But instead of Burr-Brown converters developers decided to put a new multibit DAC WM8740, produced Wolfson...
CD-player Arcam CDS27

Design of the model is quite traditional for Arcam - strictness, solidity and complete absence of any frills. The body is made of metallic grey panels; the facade is designed in the same palette. CD loader tray and two-line monochrome information display are hidden behind blacked-out plastic covers on...
CD-player Arcam Delta 170 & Black Box 3

Advantages of two boxes include reduced levels of mutual interference between the control microprocessors, servo motors and display panels, and the audio circuits and DAC. Another plus is the ability to upgrade selectively the DAC or transport as the state of the art improves. Disadvantage are obvious:...
CD-player Arcam FMJ CD17

The device is assembled on a massive metal chassis that combines aluminum and steel elements - is the most effective solution in terms of vibration isolation. Additional shielding for the most critical circuits in the player is covered with a special matte paint (the proprietary Stealth Mat). Inside...
CD-player Atoll CD30

Model CD30 performed in strict corporate design with a minimum number of controls on the front panel. Transport mechanism (CD-drive TEAC) has a central location, to the left - high-contrast dot matrix display. The on his information, including and data CD-Text, clearly enough to read, even from a distance....
CD-player Audio Analogue Crescendo CD

By the standards of the Italian company, Crescendo CD model refers to the primary level, although at first glance it did not say. Player is heavy enough - he body of thick metal sheets and massive front panel of milled aluminum. Internal content no less impressive. To read information using high-quality...
CD-player Audio Analogue Paganini 24/192 REV2.0

Italian player features a sleek design, characteristic of all products Audio Analogue, and very high quality build . The model has no newfangled features and imprisoned solely for playing traditional CDs. In the left part of the massive metal housing located CD-ROM drive Teac CD-5010A, thoroughly revised...
CD-player Audiolab 8000CD

British Audiolab managed to become quite popular hi-fi brand, despite the relatively modest production capacity and limited range. Fame came to her more than twenty years ago with the release of integrated amplifier 8000A, who stood in line with the best designs of the time, which contrasted with a neutral...
CD-player Audiolab 8200CDQ

Externally, the model is completely identical to the "pure" player Audiolab 8200CD, but at the same time offers the user a much wider functionality. The device combines a section of CD-player, high DAC and pre-amplifier with multiple analog inputs. To read the CD drive with a high-precision smooth swing...
CD-player Audionet Art G3

In the third and last for the moment generation audiophile player Audionet ART used reference CD-transport Philips VAU1254 (CD-Pro 2) top-loading and the pressure regulator disk rotation. Considerable weight of the device (22 kg) - a consequence of careful separation of the drive from the rest of the...
CD-player AVM Evolution CD3

Model debuted about five years ago and, despite the decent age, remains in good standing with the European audiophiles. The device is equipped with a standard line outputs (balanced analog), as well as all possible digital interfaces - coaxial, optical and professional AES/EBU. No problems with the integration...
CD-player Ayon CD-1sc

Are not going to cede ground and manufacturers of audio equipment. An example of this - the recently released CD-player Ayon CD-1sc. It combines the best solution, tried and tested in the field of audio over the past half-century. In particular, the latest digital technology and the lamp circuitry, with...
CD-player Blacknote CDP 300

Significant area of the front panel there is a huge dot LCD scarlet. He perfectly readable from a distance, but the main advantage of such a decision in the absence of spurious interference - in this sense LCD matrix is much preferred the traditional fluorescent displays. All nodes apparatus assembled...
CD-player C.E.C. 780CD

I've hardly been CD's biggest fan, and the four words which fill my soul with terror had been spoken - cheap compact disc player. When told that the £200 780CD was effectively CEC's top model (the 880's the same but with remote control), enthusiasm plummeted further. And CEC? It's the brand name...
CD-player C.E.C. CD 3300

Almost every player of the Japanese brand C.E.C. can cause genuine interest in its construction. Look for the novelty - CD 3300. What may surprise this heavy (5.7 kg) with a powerful model of the front panel, raised buttons and display the original form? To begin with a look at the rear panel. Next...
CD-player C.E.C. TL51XR

Players and transports CEC have always been appreciated by music lovers and audiophiles as clear, comfortable sound, durability and recognizable design. It was felt that the appearance of the components is not dictated by the desire to surprise anybody, but only design considerations. First of all, I...
CD-player Cambridge Audio Azur 340C

Azur 340C player can no longer be called a novelty. The model range Cambridge Audio - a company with a reputation for producing inexpensive, but very musical instrument - he appeared more than three years ago. It uses qualitative mechanism and the laser head (production Sony), supplemented by a servo...
CD-player Cambridge Audio Azur 350C

Model Azur 350C appeared later senior colleagues 550C and 650C, which we have already tested. Player is collected in the same case, but has a number of internal differences. The underlying transport company with an improved servo CD1 third generation, providing the most accurate reading of data. For...
CD-player Cambridge Audio Azur 650C

"Big Brother" has already tested our 550th model outwardly from it is no different. Player built in exactly the same hard metal case with a massive front aluminum panel, which is located in the center of the tray. By the way, the transport mechanism is borrowed from the more expensive Cambridge Audio...
CD-player Cambridge Audio Azur 651C

Surpass the success of its predecessor 650C is no easy task, but Cambridge Audio engineers are confident that the new Azur 651C is quite capable of it. External differences between the models at least - the player is invited to all in the same recognizable brand style. Meanwhile, changes in the first...
CD-player Cambridge Audio CD3

One of the most innovative digital engineers in this country is Stan Curtis, who dreamed up the CD3 as an 'affordable' high tech project at Cambridge Audio following the success of his CD1 two box player. But Stan's design skills were never matched by his ability to manufacture to the requisite standards,...
CD-player Carat C57

This player impresses and design, and price. Looks nouvelle development quite stylish and extraordinary - Carat C57 front panel is made of a thick solid plate plexiglass and sparkles Turned aluminum poppers. Usual display window on the front of the player do not - display the track number and the playing...
CD-player Cayin CD-50T

The small but energetic Chinese hi-fi manufacturing industry has had a surprising degree of success here in the limited time it's been around, which is not very long at all. Being (almost) old enough to remember big Japanese brands attempting (and succeeding) to take over the UK audio market some forty...
CD-player Creek Classic

The latest incarnation of Creek's mid-price CD player design is an evolution of the tried and trusted CD50Mk2. Adhering nicely to the 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it' school of design, the Classic incorporates a few choice modifications over its predecessor in order to keep things competitive. The...
CD-player Creek Evolution

British company Creek Audio known among audiophiles long - this year it celebrates its 25th anniversary. She was also due to the popularity of high quality and at the same time a relatively affordable solutions for amplifiers, tuners and CD-players. Among these concerns and model Evolution (Evo). As...
CD-player Creek Evolution 2 CD

Two now produced by CD-player model Evolution 2 CD most affordable. At the heart of the machine is a precision trucks CD12, mounted on rubber dampers and coupled with proprietary servo. The heart of the digital portion of the device is the delta/sigma converter Burr-Brown PCM 1796, featuring a wide dynamic...
CD-player DENON DCD-1015

This model is known as the cheapest device equipped with a digital processor ALPHA. Although I take all the improvements that expand the limits of physical abilities (especially those with big names) with a grain of salt, the ALPHA system is very respectable. It offers such modes as an auto-edit, auto-spacing,...
CD-player Denon DCD-1100

This is the middle-priced model in Denon's series of three CD players which claim a number of advances over earlier designs. After all, Denon's professional arm has been involved in digital recording and processing longer than anyone else, so there should be plenty of digital know-how back at the Nippon...
CD-player Denon DCD-1290

When listening to acoustic music or serious quality most fully manifested in Denon DCD-1290, and I even dare say that the quality Allows playback of sound it far exceeds the standard in its category. When listening to rock, pop and jazz music, unlike other CD players sound DCD-1290 becomes less bright. Mechanics...
CD-player Denon DCD-1500AE

As before such popular brand is faithful to the traditions in design, performance quality and content. Strict, high black case, huge display on polished, machine-cut front aluminum panel, minimal necessary set of buttons and, like club badge on the lapel of the coat, gilt nameplate. Chic and shine! Everything...
CD-player Denon DCD-1510AE

DCD-1510AE is not the most expensive Denon product, but its respectability and perfect quality of how all the elements fit each other are truly impressive. Much of a mass of the device is an anti-vibration construction and a massive power system based on a transformer with an EI-shaped core. Besides,...
CD-player Denon DCD-2000AE

In the model lineup Denon players have very different purpose and prices. For the best music system was repeatedly recognized DCD-SA1. However, there is a more affordable alternative - DCD-2000AE. Outwardly, he is not very different from the flagship, staffed same elegant remote control with small but...
CD-player Denon DCD-2010AE

Beautifully built and finished, this SACD-capable CD player sports a classy brushed aluminium chassis, spanning 434x137x336mm and weighing a chunky 13.5kg. The fascia has a USB port to connect an iPod or memory stick, plus a source button. Pure Direct button bypasses much of the internal signal circuitry...
CD-player Denon DCD-2020AE

The device supports not only CD-Audio media but also the more advanced media such as SACD. It should be noted that if you choose the multi-channel track, the record is mixed into two channels and replayed in stereo variant. The device is maximally massive and is mounted on the signature anti-vibration...
CD-player Denon DCD-335

On the inside Denon DCD-335 surprises by the amount of boards and mainboard cables in it (relatively, compared to the other models tested, but as we assume, improvements in construction affect the price). The player's shell is designed strictly and simply, all the control buttons are on the right side...
CD-player Denon DCD-425

The display of CD player Denon DCD-425 winks when receiving signals from the remote control. This is only a ghost of pedantry, which fully asserts itself in sound. The instruments are meticulously laid out, the picture is unified and full with timbres; imagination can easily localize virtual sound sources...
CD-player Denon DCD-500AE

The highest quality workmanship. In addition to the older "seven hundredth" model looks she did not differ: the same beautiful and solid aluminum front panel, elegant design, located in the center of the mechanism developed in Denon. In the path of the choicest used electronic components. Playback functions...
CD-player Denon DCD-580

A 20-bit converter, instead of the usual 16 or 18-bit, designed with the help of the experts at Burr-Brown. The idea is to reproduce low signal voltages more accurately, by processing the digital signal in smaller, manageable chunks. Bitstream's technical advantage is its innately accurate resolution...
CD-player Denon DCD-615

Denon produces a detailed, dimensional sound. There are still some flaws, though. But sound is natural and good localized. The device is well equipped too. It is possible to set the level on a switchable LED for a lower sound at night. The control is very easy, although working with remote control is...
CD-player Denon DCD-700AE

Meeting DCD-700AE in life clears any suspicions. We can see a modern, cool device, capable of satisfying any audiophile ambitions. The shell is traditional - steel relief chassis, strong casing and a massive front panel provide the necessary vibroprotection. The mechanism is an own production of the...
CD-player Denon DCD-710AE

By the standards developers DCD-710AE refers to the average level of digital sources, Denon, line which has recently been significantly updated. In addition to traditional CD, player capable of playing komressirovannye record in the popular mp3 and WMA, as well as access to content via USB on the front...
CD-player Denon DCD-725

The front panel design is simple (although it is not just the same as the others, but a bit inside-out), but the indicator on the bottom of the front panel sits too deeply so you have to place the player somewhere up above to work with it. On the other hand, the sound is very satisfactory. A 20-bit transformer...
CD-player Denon DCD-735

Unlike the other companies, in Denon's range the DCD-735 is only the second. Neveretheless, even the appearance of the device is serious: the transport is placed at the center, there are minimum instruments on the front panel and the device is still very functional as lots of options can be controlled...
CD-player Denon DCD-825

Reading the press release which preceded the arrival of this new Denon CD player gave me considerable pause for thought. In past reports I have spotlighted the use of British design teams harnessed to far east-usually Taiwanese economies of manufacture. However, historians will know that the Japanese...
CD-player Denon DCD-960

Visually, the one outstandingly different feature of the DCD-960 is how bland the designers have managed to make it look. If blandness was the intention, Denon has done an outstanding job, closely pursued by Kenwood with the DP-5030. Ergonomics has also taken a nosedive since most of the fancy features...
CD-player Denon DCD-A100

Mark round date - the centenary of its founding - Denon has decided to release an entire line of components anniversary series. Among them are advanced SACD-player. Except for the black lacquer finish, which features all the "hundredths" components, the device is made in the best traditions of gold audiophile...
CD-player Denon DCD-SA1

Denon player next-generation successor to the reference DCD-S1 of 1994, already one weight to expectations. Solid machine, do not say anything. Four-chassis construction, heavy steel isolators, double damped inside the enclosure - machine looks even more serious than its predecessor. Well, is not that...
CD-player Densen B-410

As a basis for new items were taken to the players B-400+ and B-400XS, previously occupied in the lineup Densen initial position. According to the developers, B-410 came out better and cheaper than its predecessors. He got a new drive controller, a new interface and display control program to be fully...
CD-player Densen B-410XS

Looking at the CD-player B-410XS, would not say that it is representative of the updated entry-level range. Body with sharp straight edges as if carved from a single piece of aluminum. The illusion is enhanced due to the monolith of low height, it is not typical for the Hi-Fi-technology - only 6.5 cm....
CD-player Densen B-475+ Super Leggera

The model is made in accordance with the new concept of Super Leggera (this term, which means "light" is often used in relation to racing cars). Its essence is to unleash the most sensitive section of the player and the analog portion of the supply chain. Here it is decided to radically - the model consists...
CD-player Electrocompaniet ECC 1

The forums often argue with what is better to start the formation of the audio system. Many believe that the first thing you need to purchase your favorite speakers, under it to pick up the amplifier, and the remaining money - source. However, Robert Harley in his "Encyclopedia of High End Audio" advises...
CD-player Exposure 1010 CD

Many modern audiophiles I will have first become acquainted with Exposure HIP in the eighties, when the company established itself as the purveyor of high-quality transistor amplification. It was distinctive for not being as bright and bracing as the popular Naim sound, and yet a good deal more musical...
CD-player Exposure 2010 CD

Perhaps there is no more conservative companies in the industry Hi-Fi, than the British Exposure. When competitors try at least once in two or three years to update their lineups to maintain interest, Exposure for many years can produce the same thing, and what is most surprising - her technique will...
CD-player Exposure 3010S2 CD

The player is equipped with a specially modified vehicles with new manager software, a highly stable clock with low jitter and a separate voltage regulator, toroidal transformer with separate windings for transport and audiokonturov and output circuits using discrete components. During the processing...
CD-player Exposure CD Player XXII

"Twenty-second" model I would refer to the number of those that do not grow old mentally even after many years. One can endlessly complicate circuitry, adding new features, or pick up the electronic components by washing machine sound, but it is inevitably linked with another problem - keep the cost...
CD-player Goldenote Koala Tube

Hand-built unit, successfully passed the test of time. In 2004, when the Italian audiobrend Akamai still bore the name Bluenote, the Florentine company came Luigi Ermine - a specialist in digital technology. He has designed for the entire family Koala player quite revolutionary stuffing - digital filter...
CD-player Goldnote Koala Anniversary Tube

Anniversary version of the famous player Koala Anniversary Tube is available in two different versions. First - typical audiophile player for playback CD. In the case of Koala Anniversary USB we obtain additional built-in DAC, having, in addition to USB- port with support for 24/192, coaxial digital...
CD-player Harman/Kardon HD 730

Two-function buttons-rockers give the peculiarity to the appearance of all modern models of Harmon/Kardon. Due to such decision the front panel looks more restrained and doesn't scare a potential buyer by an abundance of buttons. However, the management at first is a bit confusing. But if you buy such...
CD-player Harman/Kardon HD750

There is an alternative to simple and concise design of British equipment and metallic luster of Japanese audio technique. See, for example, how the components of American Harmon/Kardon look like. A polished black plate takes a large part of the front panel - one this detail already gives the player...
CD-player Hegel CDP2A mk2

We have already described the CD-player CDP4A Mk2. Today, listen to more affordable model CDP2A mk2. These devices clearly common base - the "two" is the same case with three legs and identical faceplate with round controls, combines several functions. Judging by the identical weight, they do not...
CD-player Hegel CDP4A mk2

Audio Norwegian company Hegel is still little known and audiophiles in our tests takes part for the first time. Its range is small - production program currently has several models of CD-player and various amplifiers. Poor choice hardly promotes growth in popularity of the brand, on the other hand, a...
CD-player Icon Audio CDX1 Signature

Bucking the trend perhaps, the increasingly prolific Icon Audio have just launched this new CD player which sports 24bit/192kHz upsampling technology and a tube analogue output stage sporting two 6SN7 output valves, with discrete valve and digital modules and a choke regulated power supply. The CD-X1,...
CD-player JVC XL-V164

Player JVC XL-V164 has a very refined sound. Disadvantages consist in a sound lack of low frequencies, and also in some extended region of high frequencies. We recommend that you buy this player taking into account both its cost and high-quality sound and equipment, the level of which is above average. Function...
CD-player JVC XL-V230

Of all the devices presented in the test, stated in the passport THD lowest in cd-player JVC XL-V230 - 0.0025%. But judging by subjective tests, this feature is not enough to assess the quality. If chamber fragments XL-V230 sounds comfortable, then with increasing volume or hard material (eg brass )...
CD-player JVC XL-Z674BK

Of the entire range of products manufactured by JVC, the most popular are the machines that are used for the image. CD players JVC's not too often available for testing, so I'm interested in this model. I must say that we expect a pleasant surprise. No less pleasant impression on us and described in...
CD-player JVC XLZ-441

Hallelujah! A CD player that isn't black. The XLZ-441 shows a little more styling finesse than usual for a budget level product from the ultra conservative House of Japan (Hi-fi) Inc, though when the thin disc tray rolls out of its central location, it is difficult to avoid thinking of a giant tongue...
CD-player Kenwood DP-1060

One of the main advantages of this model is its cost. The sound is somewhat artificial, low frequency sound nice treble a bit lacking, the overtones are heard not very good. CD-player is very good. The player offers a synchronized connection to the tape deck. There is a mode Edit mode and Space, which...
CD-player Kenwood DP-3050

Player Kenwood DP-3050 is a good example of how the desire of manufacturers to create a device with as much as possible the original design at odds with the requirements for ease of management. Here we are talking about the present anti-disign. Although the management apparatus amply nevertheless too...
CD-player Kenwood DP-3080

This player, in terms of mechanics, typical for the test team. Disk drive in DP-3080 is very similar to those used in eight models. The head is located on the rotary guides that fall during loading or horizontal position during playback. Of "interactive" communication occurs only in the display message...
CD-player Kenwood DP-4090

Unusual apparatus according to many criteria. Let's start with the most visible - dimensions. By volume of the space, displaced from apartments potential buyer of the models considered cd-player Kenwood DP-4090 will take first place. It is difficult to imagine what guided developers housed in more appropriate...
CD-player Kenwood DP-5030

Roll every CD player in the universe into a single, average one and you have the DP-5030, anonymity incarnate. Even the name implies it. That doesn't stop it being well made, though. The loading drawer, which slows up near the end of its travel, is a particularly neat touch, and so is the dimming calendar...
CD-player KENWOOD DP-5060

The only thing I frankly do not like about this model - it's unusual placement of the loading compartment opening button. However, it is a matter of habit. Functional Software is very rich, although most of the regimes is included only with the remote control. Technical parameters, and great with a large...
CD-player Kenwood DP-7030

In contrast with companies like Sony, Technics or Philips, Kenwood is not a true corporate giant. For this reason, it is not always able to crack on at the leading edge of technology, but when the company does get to grips with a new system - in this instance, bitstream conversion - you can be sure the...
CD-player Kenwood DP-7060

In the apparatus 60 Series Kenwood support line of proprietary design, consciously using repetitive elements. And in the DP-7060 is, for example, a group of buttons control the basic functions of the display and the lack of musical calendar. Among other differences need to note the presence on the back...
CD-player Luxman D-117

The D-117 is Luxman's flagship Compact Disc player. As such, it employs four-times oversampling with a combination of digital and steep analog filtering (the latter fifth-order Butterworth), in conjunction with a laser-trimmed ladder-type digital-to-analog converter (DAC) credited with exceptional decoding...
CD-player Luxman D-225

Devices, branded designation of which begins with digit 2, differ from traditional ones not only by the central design of faceplate but also such small things as the shape of buttons. But all branded filling, ideologically defining the brand awareness, is the same including low-noise power Star Circuit...
CD-player Luxman D-321

The player Luxman D-321 outwardly looks like others. The control over the player is obvious. The development of enabled by the user modes is a bit slow. The functional possibilities are relatively precise. The indicator is very obvious. Luxman D-321 is equipped with an indicator's switchand has the most...
CD-player Luxman D-355

The devices of 300 series, like all equipment of Luxman, are released in two available color designs: black and gold. We had the device in black in our test.Like other players of 300 series, an improved single-bit technology of DAC is used in D-355. Overcoming the disadvantages of earlier solutions of...
CD-player Magnat MCD-450

Model MCD-450 refers to the 400 series stereo components, which also includes an integrated amplifier and FM- tuner. Player was designed as a classic source of digital-only format disc playback CD-Audio, so the support compressed audio was abandoned. The device is assembled on antivibration hard chassis...
CD-player Magnat MCD-850

The device is assembled on the strong chassis and has an uncluttered front panel of 8mm solid aluminum plate. Looks very solid and heavy metal remote control, which is different and not a poor functionality (even with a regulated volume of the built-in telephone amplifier). Readout mechanism outfitted...
CD-player Marantz CD 67

This model is released by the replacement CD 63, and its more "cool" (and more expensive - $ 100) version of the CD 67SE already presented under the heading "Face to Face". In this player, everything is familiar and recognizable from the color of the indicator, the brightness of which is controlled from...
CD-player Marantz CD-17mkIII

Marantz CD-17 appeared ten years ago. However, the manufacturer with enviable persistence continues to improve this already cool model. Is not part of the output of the third modification of her only desire to keep up with trendy technologies that sound quality to have an indirect relationship? Current...
CD-player Marantz CD-45

This Marantz CD-45 is very clearly based on the lightweight budget-priced Philips CD150, with considerable enthusiasm. It even has the same UK retail price of £229 (though I hear that the CD 150 has in the meantime come down to £199.95) but there are minor differences in the layout and scope...
CD-player Marantz CD-46

Marantz CD-46 is a twin of Philips CD721. The main difference is in the design of the faceplate - the enlarged display window, a smooth plane of the panel and traditional for Marantz gold in the graph instead of silver traditional for Philips. To our mind, the variant from Marantz is more elaborated....
CD-player Marantz CD-48

To date, one-bit converters Bitstream can be considered in terms of optimal combination of price, reliability, unpainted and musicality. Sound cd- player Marantz CD-48 soft, "commercial". Not very elaborated details, but there is a feeling that well conceived - any music acquires unity and warmth. Should...
CD-player Marantz CD-53 mkII

This model is one of legends of the company. Surely it is not so popular like CD-63 but was produced in several series, and now finally there is mk II. A calling message "diSC" appears immediately after turning on: why did you turn on but didn't give a disc? There is such spelling because the segments...
CD-player Marantz CD-63 mkII K.I. Signature

This player, which created a real mess among audiophiles, isn't needed to be presented to our audience. Would a duck swim? By sound quality these quite inexpensive and available models saucily flied in the face of the devices standing 2 times and much more expensive. A copper plate graved with K.I.Signature...
CD-player MARANTZ CD-63SE

CD players Marantz company are very popular. The test model is a standard series of devices Marantz, which has a very nice design and not overwhelm the user a powerful body. Good quality player due to the fact that the chassis of the device manufactured by Philips. Model CD-63 SE is one of the best in...
CD-player Marantz CD-94II

The original CD-94 was released in 1987, and the Mk II was introduced a couple of years later, making it positively geriatric by today's world of tomorrow's world players. This is no bitstream player, but a multi-bit design using the highest grade of Philips TDA1541 DAC, doubled up in a differential...
CD-player Marantz CD5001

If you focus only on the exterior, we have the typical Marantz - hardware design of this brand is quite charismatic, even a little old-fashioned (disc tray loader on the left side, and the display - in the center), but it is impossible to confuse with anything. The front panel is made of aluminum plate,...
CD-player Marantz CD5400

"Maranz" company doesn't hasten to leave the sector of stereophonic Hi-Fi apparatus as many Japanese producers already did. Moreover it is one of few companies which tries to strengthen its positions not only in the field of High End but also in the segment of inexpensive, component audio technique....
CD-player Marantz CD6000 OSE

This device bearing on itself a brand of "Original Special Edition" among competitors makes impression of one of the most serious. Decent weight in 5,6 kg (for the budgetary technique it much) says that developers didn't save "iron" for achievement of high sound characteristics, so, for certain in CD6000...
CD-player Marantz CD6003

Legendary Japanese brand Marantz is represented in the test is relatively inexpensive player CD6003. In the hierarchy of this model takes place in a relatively "budget" sector and is positioned as a solid solution for reasonable money. The device is assembled on rigid metal chassis with a central location...
CD-player Marantz CD7300

Big display - informative and well-to-read from a distance (truly this can't be concerned to its music calendar with little symbols) - takes all central part. The player displays not only time of playing and the number of a track but also the name of album and compositions if a disc is loaded from CD-Text....
CD-player Marantz SA-14S1

The legendary Ken Ishiwata, the official Ambassador of the brand Marantz in all countries of the world, thinks that music is the highest and the noblest art. Music really appeals to the feelings; to my mind, it is the only art of abstract arts, which has the right to exist. You just need to bring it...
CD-player Marantz SA7003

Players Marantz current model year upgraded not only externally, and this may serve as an illustration of SA7003. The device was designed to play a wide variety of high quality media. It plays SACD (in stereo), conventional CD discs and music files mp3 or WMA. In SA7003 uses a new mechanism Zylon, created...
CD-player Maranz CD-62

Not so long ago the announcement of a new Marantz CD player would be greeted with eager anticipation, particularly if it was a 'breathed-on' version of its parent company's (Philips) machine. But the company once described as the CD jewel in Philips' crown has become a little jaded over the last year...
CD-player McIntosh MCD1100

Masthead in the company's catalog McIntosh Laboratory source MCD1100 placed on chip DAC, revered for many fans of high-resolution records for the most promising - Sabre32 Reference Audio DAC ES9018. Eight 32-bit DAC architecture HyperStream, patented by ESS Technology, used in the symmetric inclusion...
CD-player Meridian G08.2

The MCD was Meridian's first ever Compact Disc player, audaciously launched as the world's first such specialist hi-fi machine back in 1984. I'm not sure if Philips and/or Marantz would agree, given that it was a lightly tuned CD100/CD63 (which was certainly no bad thing), but it nevertheless set the...
CD-player Micromega Logic

If the true art of industrial design has more to do with how good you can make an inexpensive product than how expensive you can make a good one, French CD player manufacturer Micromega has arrived in the real world rather sooner than some of its 'high-end' rivals with the Logic. Ironically, while...
CD-player Music Hall CD 15.2

Music Hall engineers to create this player took several years. The result of painstaking work was massive (almost six pounds net weight) machine, made in classic proportions. Transport mechanism occupies the right side of the body and is located to the left of LCD-display showing all the current information...
CD-player Music Hall CD35.2

The model is based on the same chassis as the famous Music Hall CD25.2, but the key components have undergone upgrade. Primarily, updated transportation - now player installed precision loader Blue Tiger Australian producer Stream Unlimited. The second significant innovation concerns the digital portion...
CD-player Musical Fidelity A1008 CD Pro

Key difference Pro from the usual version - in transport use Philips CD-Pro2, which at one time was created as an industrial standard. He has an open spindle without loading mechanism own massive metal chassis, precision glass optics and accurate servo-mechanics. Due to the greater inertia of the rotating...
CD-player Musical Fidelity Elektra E60

Piano lacquer of the player's front panel, repeatedly pierced by the cones of buttons, habitually shows the belonging to the company - Musical Fidelity. Modern technologies, which are presented in E60 by "Bitstream" DAC and analog filter with eight times upsampling, are supplemented by active four-pole...
CD-player Musical Fidelity M3CD

All metal case has a matte finish, which is now fashionable to put on expensive SUVs, two horizontal bevel and anodized nameplate logo line - that's all the decorations. Apparently, the designers believe that bred player, as opposed to the child should be heard but not seen. M3CD equipped with good transport...
CD-player Musical Fidelity M6CD/DAC

Already model name becomes clear that this functional unit is not limited to playing CDs. The device was a place upscale digita -to-analog converter with support for USB- connection. The original transport mechanism with a metal tray located on the right side of the hull, to the left - a contrast LCD-display,...
CD-player Musical Fidelity X-RAY V3

It seems the British company Musical Fidelity is haunted success of competitors Cyrus - just such a thought arises when looking at the series blocks X. Design, of course, they have other strongly, but the concept is the same: in a monolithic compact aluminum housing available audiophile advanced e-filling...
CD-player Musical Fidelity X-RAY V8

The player and supply unit are created in united style, but they have different sizes, so it wouldn't be aesthetically to put them upon one another. The faceplate of the player is made of silver and grey aluminum and is added by LCD-display with blue indication - if you look directly at the display it...
CD-player Myryad MXC6000

Workmanship and design, I was pleased. Devices from Britain on the background of "Japanese" look often primitive and sometimes clumsy, but this is not about MXC6000 say - something elegant. At the rear is worth a few slots tires My-Link extended "multiroom" control - here's another item, indirectly indicating...
CD-player NAD 510

CD player NAD 510 in all parameters emphasizes that music is in the first place. Visibility and ease of control, traditionally typical for the company's devices, is logically combined together not only in the appearance but also in the schematics. For example, we can refer to the latter a single-beam...
CD-player NAD 512

The branded belonging of the 512 is recognized due to the compact panel design with a minimal set of controls. All the missing elements are compensated with the remote control. However, again in accordance with the concept of the NAD Company there are no functions related to the editing of the recording....
CD-player NAD 514

NAD's renowned unusual design of its products and unusual design philosophy. However, the company is currently not often observe the earlier principle is to provide high quality at the lowest price (in particular, this applies to the price). However, the principle of moderation defined concept continues...
CD-player NAD 517

British firm NAD remains true to his principles in the development of equipment design. A typical example is a CD player NAD 517, which is made in the best traditions of ascetic technical design. NAD 517 - carousel and can accommodate in its 5 disc carousel. Unlike the previous model NAD 513, which was...
CD-player NAD 5425

CD player is a cleverly engineered design built around a MASH converter. MASH was the first low bit technique ever used in domestic CD players, and it owes its genesis to Technics who developed the hardware in conjunction with Japan's telecommunications industry. The 5425's circuit topology is NAD's...
CD-player NAD C521BEE

Many people, including us, have become accustomed to the characteristic components for NAD discreet design. Imagine our surprise when the package was removed from the machine with the front panel, which is cold, but cast a stylish titanium. Yes, it seems, with the change in ownership of the company has...
CD-player NAD C525BEE

As is known to all self-respecting audiophiles letters in the name of BEE NAD models indicate that to them a hand Bjorn Erik Edvardsen himself (Bjorn Erik Edvardsen). He began working with the company in 1970, creating a legendary amplifier NAD 3020. He now holds the position of director of development,...
CD-player NAD C542

New NAD C542 - this is a case in which the automotive press would call "restyling". Took C541i, who was able to not just excel in tests players average price category, finishing slightly changed, improved remote control (now supplied with a remote player with large buttons and an expanded instruction...
CD-player NAD C546BEE

The numbers are confusing - I've never understood hi-fi manufacturers' propensity for attaching numerals to their products, instead of proper names. NAD's system goes back decades, and some of those numbers on its integrated amps have become classic, like "3020". The C 546BEE, however, has a shorter...
CD-player NEC CD-810

The no-nonsense quality that characterizes NEC designs is much in evidence in the CD-810. It's a solid performer that is dignified in both styling and behavior. The features appear to have been soberly considered, and, despite the unusual nature of some of them, the impression is not one of glitziness....
CD-player Norma Audio Revo CDP-1R

Norma Audio Revo CDP-1R (the last letter in the name means Reference) - equipped with a classic combination of two 24-bit multibit DAC Burr-Brown PCM 1704 and DF1706 digital filter with 8-times oversampling. Here there is also a user to select the slope of the digital filter (implemented using the internal...
CD-player Onkyo C-1VL

Not need to be a great expert in Hi-Fi, to the player Onkyo C-1VL recognize typical Japanese. So make the technique only in the Land of the Rising Sun: profile polished bezel, information display, control buttons machined, nickel-plated cap even in non-standard screws. The device is equipped with a remote...
CD-player Onkyo C-722

Japanese company Onkyo is gaining momentum and is constantly expanding its presence in the Russian market. For today's test we chose the Onkyo C-722. Although this CD-player designed for operation in the 720 Series component system with the firm Onkyo, it may well be used independently to work with any...
CD-player Onkyo C-S5VL

We start the acquaintance with Onkyo C-S5VL CD player from a surprising fact. Something that seemed to be impossible not long ago, now is easily combined in one player. We speak about simultaneous support of audiophile SACD format and also compressed mp3 files and WMA - everything in accordance with...
CD-player Onkyo DX 7310

Always present in the equipment Onkyo something entirely corporate. 7310 DX And in this sense, is certainly no exception. Used in this unit one bit converter PWM ACCUPULSE - development firm. Pleasant experience leaves developed and designed display and features utilized. Particularly evident, for example,...
CD-player Onkyo DX-7110

Used in this unit one bit converter, which contains the manufacturer Onkyo, called PWM ACCUPULSE. The device designed and developed an impressive display of all functions involved, which is more than many other models. Including, for example, "pause" appears large contingent of her character, besides...
CD-player Onkyo DX-7211

Onkyo player like all the equipment of this company is a gift for the lovers, who are tired of black bricks. The player has the traditional design with asymmetric arrangement of tray of load. The first thing, which user faces, is tray of load. And in this case its construction is very gentle. The sequence,...
CD-player Onkyo DX-7333

Onkyo is a typical Japanese company. It cannot boast of the fact that it is included in the top ten or twenty of the largest manufacturers of electronics, but it has other capital - more than 50 years history of production of high-end audio equipment. Due to the exceptional reliability of its equipment,...
CD-player Onkyo DX-G10

One word best describes Onkyo's DX-G10 Compact Disc player: "imposing." We hasten to add that this description does not apply to the controls, which are as easy to use as those of most other CD players. Instead, what impresses us is the solidity and conservatism-with one exception-of the unit's design...
CD-player Parasound C/DP-1000

American company known for its Duoblock Parasound CD-players. This professional approach and firm Parasound applied in the development of the "cheap" budget two - block CD-player , consisting of transport and DAC C/DP-1000 D/AC-1100 HD. However, the unit is able to transport C/DP-1000 and "solo performances",...
CD-player Perreaux CD1 Prisma

According to the manufacturer, the components of the reference player CD1 Prisma carefully screened and tested for compatibility and stability. In addition, the components used are extremely audiophile character (resistors Roderstein, capacitors Black Gate). The unit cost Burr-Brown DACs with parameters...
CD-player Perreaux Silhouette SXCD

The same mini-blocks transport and DAC are connected to a computer flat trail. Reading data from the disk occurs at high speed, and double-buffered to reduce jitter, and in parallel, rather than sequentially. Further processing of the data involved in the chip Burr-Brown. Toroidal transformer for 36...
CD-player Philips CD 164

You must admit that the player Philips CD 164 we were pleasantly surprised. With a very low price and use only their own standard cables it reproduces the sound of such high quality for which can not "blush" even more expensive players. The sound of this model Philips relatively soft, unobtrusive, making...
CD-player Philips CD 692

Philips CD player design 692 - corresponds to its price category. Front cover made of plastic material, are not too attractive. Standard functionality. A pleasant surprise is the presence of a digital coaxial output, not a frequent player in this price category. Device management clearly, logically and...
CD-player Philips CD604

This is the least expensive full width component CD player to bear the Philips name. It is lightly built, but the deck looks well assembled and the controls feel as good as on players costing even three times as much. Features include a good quality display with a calendar type readout, random, intro...
CD-player Philips CD721

Models of the new 700 series rained recently, as a cornucopia. CD721 player occupies a middle position in the new line of the company: the top model CD751 participated in our big test in the last issue, and the most simple lack CD711 differs given away adjustable headphone output and remote control capabilities....
CD-player Philips CD751

Of course, the player Philips Used conversion "bit stream". Novelty compared to other looks great set of messages. Immediately after the "READ" message on the display informs you about the beginning of the active player. In the absence of this disk will be so stated - "NO DISC", and if any will, as usual,...
CD-player Philips CD850 mkII

Only a few weeks ago, I was unlucky enough to come across a friend's six year old CD player, which apparently cost £230 new and hailed from an obscure Far Eastern plant. The machine had that early Hong Kong look about it, with electronics that displayed the same kind of 'wing and a prayer' attitude...
CD-player Pioneer PD-203

When listening to the test cd revealed that there are so-called "blind" region. Recent frequency did not differ clean sound, but the mids sounded good. Player Pioneer PD-203, however, got me interested in their appearance, as well as a very decent equipment. The device has a detachable indicator dark...
CD-player Pioneer PD-204

The branded variant of one-bit converter, which has the name of PULSEFLOW, is used in Pioneer PD-204 player. This is the microcircuit, which implements the principle from Pioneer; others - from Sony. Headphones output is adjustable and the volume knob's position does not affect the level on the linear...
CD-player Pioneer PD-306

Soft sound, nice design, Legato Link, in a word, Pioneer. Cd-player Pioneer PD-306 sounds interesting, probably because of Legato Link. Picky listeners and fans can analyze the stereo image appear blurry , but he has the depth and mystery that is not available to the majority of this class. Acoustic...
CD-player Pioneer PD-50

This being a Japanese-made player, it's no surprise to find it's Super Audio CD compatible. Although SACD is in the twilight of its years as a format, it retains a strong following in Japan, so it makes sense to include it, plus there is still a number of excellent, small labels releasing the discs. The...
CD-player Pioneer PD-8700

What a cracking surprise this player turned out to be. Not least because pressing the eject key brings you face-to-face with a mini turntable platter (complete with rubber mat) instead of the usual CD loading drawer. Why the platter? Well, the basic idea is to avoid the little wobbles and resonances...
CD-player Pioneer PD-91

With its PD-91 Compact Disc player, Pioneer claims use of the "world's first true 18-bit D/A [digital-to-analog] converter." Even though the PD-91 has been scooped by another true 18-bit machine using the same converter chips, Pioneer's 18-bit entry does offer a measurable advance in the approach to...
CD-player Pioneer PD-9700

Some £400 plus players are respectable pieces of engineering by any standards. This is the case with this relatively trim looking heavyweight, which includes extensive antiresonance measures and sits on five feet. The headline feature, however, is the so-called 'Stable Platter Mechanism' in which...
CD-player Pioneer PD-D9MK2-K

Pioneer, refusing to release televisions, has focused on audio equipment, and particularly pleased that in his catalog began to appear serious stereo component. In this case, start from scratch does not have to - in the new rulers continued the traditions established in the golden years of Hi-Fi. Forty...
CD-player Pioneer PD-S504

This player is already at the middle stage of the considered price category, but its architecture is almost the same as that of players of a higher class company Pioneer. PD-S504 has several advantages compared to models of other companies in this price category. First of all it is necessary to mention...
CD-player Pioneer PD-S703

Despite of the traditional black taint, PD-S703 looks unusual. It is quite high device, the disc loader of which is placed in the middle of the faceplate. More precisely there is a display of blue glow in the middle, and unusually wide disc loader is under it. Exactly this distinguishes PD-S703 from...
CD-player Pioneer PD-S802

Complete consensus is rare among hi-fi reviewers, as it is among hi-fi aficionados in general. But some products do more than engender disagreement: they inspire polarization. Pioneer's PD-S801 CD player-predecessor to the machine on review here and the first to incorporate Legato Link digital filtering-was...
CD-player Pioneer PD-S904

A distinctive feature of Pioneer PD-S904 in the installation of CD is that it is installed in this player on a massive disc track up. However, a regular user of PD-S904 will quickly get used to such unusual way. The second is very neat and discreet design. On the front panel there is only what you need,...
CD-player Pioner PD-M59

By any standard, this is one handsome CD changer. Like other' Elite series Pioneer components, the PD-M59 boasts a high-gloss black finish that invariably reminds me of a new Steinway piano. A few touches of gold complete the striking decor. Like other Pioneer CD-only changers, the PD-M59 uses a six-disc...
CD-player Plinius CD-101

The design of the player is very authentic but at the same time harmoniously combined with Plinius amplifiers. The front panel of the player is made of thick aluminum sheet, which, upbending, flows to side walls. Already in 2001 its chief designer Ross Stevens suggested to use such material in the finish...
CD-player Plinius Toko

Masthead digital source Plinius sustained in the original style of the last time. The main body of the apparatus is assembled powerful curved aluminum plates, and used as an antivibration support legs. The front panel looks quite unusual - it contains only the disc loading slot, IR port and button Stop/Eject....
CD-player Primare CD21

"Swedish dish" - the player CD21 - is something like a free dessert on our test table. I still wonder how it was possible to make such solid and admiring by its hi-end basis device for such modest money. Is there some trick? Let's see together. The chassis is made of a sheet of 2-mm steel and stands...
CD-player Primare CD22

Famous Swedish electronics manufacturer is not often updated lineup, but if it happens - expect something unusual. CD22 player appeared on the market just a few months ago, replacing the highly successful model of CD21. Like its predecessor, the device is "locked" into the format of CD-Audio as the most...
CD-player Proton AC-442

Because the press pack that accompanied this player suggests 'this is not just Philips parts in a box' you can be sure that this is more or less what the AC-442 is, albeit Proton flavoured with a digital filter and 'associated circuitry' of in-house design to go with a Philips Bitstream D/A converter. The...
CD-player Quad 67

Ask any BBC engineer to name his or her favourite brand of amplifier and the chances are that the answer will be Quad. Hypercritical musicians like the pianist Alfred Brendel use Quad ESL63 loudspeakers. Indeed, Quad's credentials are such that you half expect its equipment to carry a Royal seal of approval. For...
CD-player Rega Apollo 35th Anniversary

Rega firm was formed in 1973, and the 35th anniversary, it was decided to release an upgraded (or, as it is today like to say tuned) version of one of the most successful of its products, the player Apollo, limited (500 copies). Edition. And there was an index 35th. From the usual "Apollo" Jubilee different...
CD-player Rega Saturn-R

Audio brands, which are always thought to be adherents of analog sound, can hardly survive in modern digital world. Willy-nilly you have to go to meet progress and introduce fashion features into your devices. Just take a look, how Rega gets out of this dodgy situation. Everything inside the elements...
CD-player Revox H2

The superbly built and presented Revox H2. It is mainly a system component designed to play a role in the Revox H-Line multi-room system. It is available on its own without a remote control, but you can buy one of a number of alternative Revox remote controls to do the job. Even with remote control,...
CD-player Roksan Caspian M2 CD

Player Roksan Caspian M2 CD represents the top digital sources known British brand. It has a carefully designed, where the utmost attention is paid to the power circuit. To ensure all units of the apparatus as clean energy installed inside two powerful toroidal transformer. Such multicircuit catering...
CD-player Rotel RCD-02

Japanese company Rotel has perhaps the most non-Japanese image. And in regard to engineering philosophy, and that affects the production and marketing of audio, this reputable company is very close to the British school. It does not seek to surprise variety of functions, elegant finish or high-tech know-how....
CD-player Rotel RCD-06SE

Version SE, or Special Edition, is quite different from the basic RCD-06. Powered by the modern converter Wolfson WM8740, successor chip from Burr-Brown, and many circuit techniques borrowed from the flagship 15 Series. Tracing boards fully balanced with as short as possible signaling pathways and nutrition...
CD-player Rotel RCD-1072

RCD-1072 does not need a long introduction. This player replaced the model with the same index, but with number "70" at the end and primarily differs in appearance: the display moved to the center under the tray for CD loading and control layout has changed. The well-proven 24-bit delta-sigma DAC Burr-Brown...
CD-player Rotel RCD-1570

Here's a company with something of a varied past. In the seventies it was making huge, chintzy hi-fi separates, but a decade later had become famous for stripped-down, minimalist products with the accent on sonics rather than frills. It has stuck with this, watching larger Japanese manufacturers fall...
CD-player Rotel RCD-950

An equipment of Rotel always attracts you by irregular approaches even to its not the coolest models. CD player RCD-950 takes the 4th place in the product line, and a couple of its features earn to be especially detailed. Firstly, this is a specific digit-analog converter, which, being a single-bit by...
CD-player Rotel RCD-975

High quality sound at an affordable price is a "family trait" of the entire audio Japanese company Rotel, so its products are often informally referred to as the category of "affordable High End". This is not surprising, since the principles of designing audio developers firm Rotel, which they called...
CD-player Sherwood CD-3050R

Sound in CD-player Sherwood CD-3050R chilly ascetic, in good old-fashioned. On first listen (bookshelf speakers) impression slope of the frequency response - less low, more high. Checking sweep tone it has not confirmed - ripple does not exceed 0.5 dB ( 0.5 vs passport). On the floor-standing speakers...
CD-player Sherwood CD-772

I think, CD-772 will surprise any music lover. You pay in cash at least ten thousand rubles and leave the store with a large and heavy box, from which the house got a very solid and fun to make that product. For example, I still can not help feeling that in Sherwood got it wrong with the prices, because...
CD-player Sherwood CD-880

Model CD-880 Sherwood firm part of a series of equipment Newcastle. Making the device can be considered as conservative. Large rectangular buttons major organs do not allow you to take controversial decisions in the management panel. Buttons circular shaped charge of additional features are grouped in...
CD-player Sherwood CD5090R

Transcend some equipment worth the price abroad, it immediately changes the face. Did not notice? Then look at the Sherwood CD5090R. On substantial front panel with shaped profile and a centrally located disc tray - large display, all the basic controls, all buttons and additional features ten buttons...
CD-player Simaudio MOON 650D

Moon 650D - youngest player in the line Evolution Series and is third after the reference diblock Andromeda and single block MOON 750D. Unlike the latter, at a price slightly less than two times, he shares with his older brother a number of common features. First of all, it reduces the jitter method...
CD-player Simaudio Moon 750D

Since the company Simaudio focuses on the 32-bit processing with AC frequency conversion, it is appropriate to spend a couple of paragraphs to the description of the item. Used in all three players (masthead diblock Andromeda, middle 750D and junior 650D) chip DAC ESS Sabre32 ES9018S is a 32-bit version...
CD-player Sony CDP-101

Designed to fit into a midisized (350mm) format the Sony CDP-101 player is visually attractive with its upmarket Espritish styling and large, clear light action switches. It's a front loading machine with a powered drawer and with the open/close control switch mounted on the drawer front. This is a not...
CD-player Sony CDP-557ESD

This, the second eight-times oversampling, 18-bit CD player to come up for detailed inspection this month, is doubly welcome because it provides a ready means of assessing one of the entirely hypothetical thoughts which have come to mind following the tests on other 18-bit machines. This is because it...
CD-player Sony CDP-591

This model is a button pusher's delight. It is equipped with just about every search and programming feature under the sun, including some you've probably not even thought of. There is a suite of powerful features designed to help with dubbing CDs onto tape, plus a complex display with a calendar type...
CD-player Sony CDP-705ESD

When I measured and listened to Sony's CDP-650ESD, I thought that the science of digital audio disc reproduction had reached its ultimate level. I should have known that when the subject is sound reproduction, there's always room for improvement-however small in audible terms. The company's latest effort...
CD-player Sony CDP-D7

Appearance and quality of the player Sony CDP-D7 are at a very high level. Mechanic quiet, convenient control. Functionality surpassed all our expectations. Attractiveness is enhanced by the presence of a digital signal processor, which resembles in its functionality graphic equalizer (keys Stadium,...
CD-player Sony CDP-X202ES

The engineers of Sony are constantly trying to keep the lead, being step ahead the competitors, that's why the functional equipment of new models of CD players can be called truly luxurious. Sony CDP-X202ES player is not an exception too. The remote control is equipped with a large number of buttons....
CD-player Sony CDP-X222ES

If it's features, flexibility and fine build quality you're after then look no further than the CDP-X222ES. Sony doesn't miss a trick when it comes to inventing new and ever more obscure widgets. But the company shows a similarly firm grasp over its bitstream DAC technology. The 222 is the cheapest of...
CD-player Sony CDP-X77ES

It is much more difficult - I am tempted to say impossible-to keep up with Compact Disc player development these days. Sony is only one of very many manufacturers in the field but here I am, delving into a machine which is the direct successor of a model, the CDP-X7ESD. However, in this case the justification...
CD-player Sony CDP-XA 2 ES

Sony equipment with the addition of ES is characterized by the highest performance among the models of the firm. One difference is noticeable in the ear when you first start, before you hear the sounds from the speakers. So smoothly and quietly, like CDP-XA 2 ES, paper tray has not left any one other...
CD-player Sony CDP-XA20ES

Following the upgrade of budget "E" series Sony again turned to its elite series of audio technique - ES, having released several models of CD-players at once: CDP-XA20 ES, CDP-XA30 ES and CDP-XA50. The first two look very similar in appearance and all three players are equipped with a transport mechanism...
CD-player Sony CDP-XB920

The highest model in the new QS-series contains all the technical innovations of the company in recent years. First firm notes mechanism with fixed head, followed by a current pulse DAC digital filter with variable coefficients. Furthermore, a digital filter has three special mode in addition to the...
CD-player Sony CDP-XE700

The main highlight of this "little brother" of the new series of Sony - trucks with fixed head, above the optics which moves when playing a massive drive to drive. The laser in this case remains stationary and only moves the focusing optics. This design eliminates the effects of vibration on the laser...
CD-player Sony CDP-XE900

Currently the company offers for Sony mass buyer three CD-player with fixed head (Fixed Pickup), and 900 - I among them - the "cool". ES Series of the category H came not only this design of the drive unit, but also the pulse- current processor C-PULSE, first used by the company in 1995. By the way,...
CD-player Sony SCD-X501ES

The Japanese market complex of player, a digital amplifier TA-F501 and a pair of monitors SS-K10ED was introduced in early 2007. Before us, as well as to Europe, this technique came just now. Ignore the compact form factor, it is unreservedly serious audio capable sound quality to compete with Sony...
CD-player Sony SDP-XE510

By the sound of Sony SDP-XE510 was one of the best acoustics in the large middle rows on small and headphones. Balance and versatility admirable. Rock music device transmits properly pressure and serious - without any hint of emasculation, carefully passing all the nuances. On the quality of the transmission...
CD-player T+A CD 1260 R

Products of the German company T + A very well represented in Europe and beyond - it is literally in every major store. Simple principle to create Hi-Fi highest possible quality helped her stay afloat even in a time when Japanese manufacturers were ruined. Model CD 1260 R - most fresh in our test,...
CD-player T+A SACD 1250 R

German T + A produces a very broad range of components and Hi-Fi and High End, and she had many admirers in Europe. The secret of success lies not only in the design memorable and unusual name - manufactured by this brand has always distinguished the thoughtfulness and innovation. In addition, the model...
CD-player TAD D600

TAD company for almost his entire 40-year history has never produced electronic components, specializing exclusively on the speakers. In it, she certainly succeeded - it monitors and still work in the most prestigious studios and concert halls of the world. And, going into a new segment, TAD engineers...
CD-player Tangent EXEO CDP

Tangent EXEO CDP player was conceived as a source for EXEO AMP integrated amplifier, together with which it will look more harmoniously. The player's design is almost symmetrical. The tray for CDs is strictly in the center and at the equal distance from it there are original controls in the form of massive...
CD-player TEAC C-1D

The first and perhaps the only advantage of the design of C-1D consists in the fact that this player can be mistaken for High End. Massively and very qualitatively made, it as if immediately let you see that it like very expensive models has nothing superfluous. On the panel there are only the most useful...
CD-player Teac CD-H750

Esoteric is Teac's high-end division and it's widely regarded as the maker of some of the world's best CD transports. It's a specialist in optical disc mechanisms and still supports many legacy products with spares and service - in other words, it takes them seriously. As you'd expect, with the trickle-down...
CD-player Teac CD-P1100

TEAC CD-P1100 glance attracts attention with backlit LCD display. The layout of the device - with the central location of the disc drive. Consequently, the developer had to scatter the most important controls - fast search key and scroll fragments on the left, which, in our opinion, is not very convenient....
CD-player Teac CD-P1800

Externally, the elder brother of the family TEAS'ov distinguish immediately. Perhaps, only the presence of the extended indicator modes and keys music scanning (Intro Play) on the front panel give it. Another thing inside. DAC at 1800 th - one bit from 16-bit digital filter and an 8-times oversampling....
CD-player TEAC CD-P3450SE

The appearance of the player, its ergonomics and quality finishes put CD-P3450SE number of products in prestigious category, so that the impression it produces very solid. It is nice and comfortable, or more precisely, as they now speak in circles close to the computer, organized friendly operation and...
CD-player Teac CD-Z5000

While some of the cheap players are overflowing with more or less useless gadgetry, more expensive models like the TEAC CD-Z5000 possess a sensibly pared down selection. The player is rational looking with a centrally mounted loading drawer and controls fitted for basic play operations. The remote...
CD-player Technics SL-P1200

Nineteen eighty seven was a transitional year for the world's first mass digital music carrier. In Europe, we were all running variants of first generation machines, the Marantz CD54 and Meridian MCD being big sellers in the audiophile community. Philips' TDA1541 sixteen bit, four times oversampling...
CD-player Technics SL-P2000

Solid device, restrained design accented front panel impresses at first sight. Yes, and the model number on the company's classification requires to much. It is clear that price category of apparatus to which the SL-P2000 and consumer already imposes very strict requirements and sound quality, and design...
CD-player Technics SL-PG440

Overall impression of the traditional high-end design player this company is somewhat reduced when looking at the front panel, made of plastic. The downside is noisy when playing mechanics as well as loading and unloading of the disc. Noise at low volume mechanical assemblies prevents eavesdropping records....
CD-player Technics SL-PG460A

The sound of the player Technics SL-PG460A has a metallic color, spaciousness and localization low level. Sound inexpressive, moderately underlined. Equipment cd-player Technics SL-PG460A is traditionally pas very high level. I liked the well-designed remote control. An additional mode is A - B Repeat,...
CD-player Technics SL-PG480A

Pressing Eject button you immediately forget that the device Technics SL-PG480A costs $160. We can see the same soft charging device as in more expensive models. Electronic volume control is better designed for coordination of levels with the pre-amp's input and in terms of other sources, because only...
CD-player Technics SL-PG580A

The first thing that attracted our attention was very rational, we can say, beautiful construction (inside the device), minimum of board-to-board connections. The second, already external thing is, maybe said, a classical layout of the faceplate close to cassette decks. Separation into two half-planes...
CD-player Technics SL-PS770A

Currently SL-PS770A most expensive model of the company in the Russian market. By the way, judging from the little touches - the availability of complete copies of the enclosed instructions and in Russian, Technics is one of the few, with the understanding relating to the Russian fans of high-faille....
CD-player Technics SL-PS770D

Player is a direct descendant of the model SL-PS770A, which was awarded the prize EISA four years ago. In this model, in addition to the traditionally used instead of analog converter MASH digital filters supplied what, in fact, indicated by the change at the end of the letter designations firm. Player...
CD-player TECHNICS SL-PS840

Although firm Matsushita, which manufactures devices Technics, and markets many products intended for widespread use in the home, however, in the higher price categories she always keeps a very high quality standard. Test CD player, of course, refers to the number of the best. Its functional equipment...
CD-player Unison Research Unico CDE

The player Unison Research Unico CDE used trucks TEAC CD5010A, sampling rate converter up to 96 kHz Crystal CS8420 DAC and Crystal CS4392, working with the data to 24-bit/192 kHz. Audio part, as well as other functional parts of the scheme, in accordance with the modular philosophy of the company collected...
CD-player Vincent CD-400

Deutschmark Vincent test player is CD-400, a component of right cut and quite heavy (weight - about 7 kilograms). The front panel of a thick aluminum laconically - the traditional set of elements added headphone jack with volume control. To read the CD mechanism is used Sanyo DA11, which receives data...
CD-player Vincent CD-S2

Many experts, describing the sound, be sure to mention the country of origin of the instrument. Indeed, British, Japanese and American speakers and components differ markedly in style of presentation. This is justified, since the idea of euphony all individually and largely shaped by national cultural...
CD-player Vincent CD-S6MK

Like all Vincent products, this one is a hybrid that uses valves as well as solidstate devices, and you get the valves on public display in an illuminated window, no less! The remote control has a Dim function, but doesn't toggle valve illumination as on the SV-236 amplifier; instead it's the fluorescent...
CD-player Vincent CD-S8

When dealing with devices Vincent, some of the things you expect in advance, as the designers of a certain predictability different solutions. For example, all models of sources and Vincent TAC transports are Philips VAM, in this case VAM1250 (instead of the previous 1202). Similarly, developers love...
CD-player Wadia CD302

As a small group of engineers and programmers during the short 15 years has risen to the level of a guru in their industry? First, Wadia did not walk the beaten paths and created its own software for their DACs. Second, the company's specialists have concluded that the most critical element in the signal...
CD-player Yamaha CD-N301

The days, when compact-disc was popular, convenient and accessible way of music storage, are over and probably forever. But not every music lover is ready at once to forget about carefully and lovingly amassed collection, changing the wardrobe with beautiful boxes into a black box of network storage. A...
CD-player Yamaha CD-S2100

Offered in this year the model CD-S2100 takes the second place from the top among optical disk players by Yamaha; only hard-edged CD-S3000 is above it in hierarchy. The words in the name of the device - Compact Disc Player and CD- must not mislead you, because the device can also play the material of...
CD-player Yamaha CD-S700

Design of Yamaha CD-S700 is strict and laconic and, to my mind, just gorgeous. And if not a new fashioned USB interface on the front panel, the player can be easily taken as the thing of 90-ies of the last century. The serious approach is confirmed by great workmanship - today you will rarely meet such...
CD-player Yamaha CDR-H1500

Seeing the CDR-HD1500, you are probably thinking: something for the player unit heaped too. That's right - this CD-Recorder with HDD. However, in this review we have included novelty Yamaha not for the ability to record CD-quality (a function now prevalent even in advanced mp3-players), namely as an...
CD-player Yamaha CDX-5000

Manufacturers of CD players seem intent upon squeezing the very last bit of performance they can out of the 16-bit, 44.1-kHz sampling format that is the world standard for Compact Disc. And indeed, every time the pessimists conclude that nothing more can be done to improve CD player performance, someone...
CD-player Yamaha CDX-590

Yamaha can afford to give you electronically adjusts the headphone volume with a linear scale on the display, but the level and changes in the linear output. On the one hand, this may be a disadvantage, because after listening to headphones require additional installation level. On the other hand, the...
CD-player Yamaha CDX-593

CDX-593 is a younger model in the line of the company in which a firmed system of digital data processing Pro-Bit is used. The main advantage of this system consists in using of developed algorithm for "musical" digit-analogue conversion, which calculates restored stream of all 20 bits on the basis of...
CD-player Yamaha CDX-890

The first in line of new generation players Yamaha is presented in our test. The main distinctive feature of this series is the use of firmed system Pro-Bit meant for precise reconstruction of original studio 20-bit recording form 16 existing on a disc. A traditional cover, hidden usually almost all...
CD-player Yamaha CDX-993

In the international program a Yamaha player with numbers starting at nine, technically the most sophisticated. However, there are rumors that the meticulous Japanese are doing another "home" model with the ten ahead. But since, in the words of the famous humorist, her "they are there and consume" -...