CD Players

CD Player

Compact Discs aren't done yet, and strangely remain one of the great enigmas of Hi-Fi. 35 years after their introduction, we're still finding more ways to dig extra detail out of our CDs. Sure, everyone hears the Hi-Rez 192 super audio buzz words, but until you've actually heard a truly amazing CD player, you'll never know how good the humble red book can sound.

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  • Chord Red Reference MK III Reference CD Player/DAC

    The latest update to our full sized CD player range now takes the Red Reference to Mk III status. This update makes a major technological change to the disc loading mechanism to incorporate a geared motor drive. The door will now open or close seamlessly at the touch of a button. Additionally the latest USB technology has been added to provide a true asynchronous 192KHz input allowing use of the internal DAC to playback high resolution music stored on a computer. As before the stunning looks and state of the art design remain. The ground breaking DAC technology gives the most accurate reproduction of compact disc or stored media that can be obtained. With internal 176.4KHz upsampling data transfer, selectable RAM buffer clock retiming and now 18000 tap length filtering the RED Reference Mk III earns its reference status in the Chord range.

    Find out why the UK’s biggest-selling hi-fi magazine Hi-Fi World awarded this player its top accolade of five globes in the reviews section of the site. Editor Noel Keywood described it as: “A player so advanced there is nothing remotely similar”.

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    $32,500.00

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  • Audio Research Reference CD9

    Let's face it: The CD is a dying format. Sure, it's still got some life left in it, but if we point our spyglasses to the horizon, we should be able to make out the writing on the wall. It's not like CD's will disappear overnight, but it's time to start planning for the future. Enter the Audio Research CD9 - the last CD player you will ever need to buy. Learn More
  • Chord Blu Mk2 CD Transport ... worlds best CD and digital transport?

    Available for audition in-store, with the Chord DAVE. The Blu MkII is a compact, FPGA-based upsampling CD transport which offers the world’s most advanced filter technology. Used with DAVE, the combination delivers class-leading CD sound quality and technical performance. At the heart of the Blu MkII lies an enormously powerful Xilinx FPGA. Rob Watts’ (Chord’s Digital Design Consultant) has used this to create his exclusive WTA M-Scaler technology, which incorporates the most advanced filter of its kind in the world. The Xilinx FPGA has also enabled a key breakthrough in tap-length (the technical indicator of how complex the interpolation filter is) taking Blu MkII to an unprecedented 1,015,808 taps. Learn More
  • Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista Cd Player

    The Nu-Vista CD is the perfect match for the highly acclaimed Nu-Vista 800 integrated amplifier. We have designed it with exactly the same sonic parameters as the Nu-Vista 800. Being a Musical Fidelity product it has impeccable technical performance. Very low distortion, very low noise, excellent linearity and superlative phase response. Learn More
    $14,995.00

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  • Rega Isis

    Rega, usually so famous for their excellent turn tables, have launched their new reference class CD player and it is a thing of beauty. Moving away from a naming convention of heavenly bodies (and hence Roman deities) we have something distinctly more Egyptian in the Isis. Learn More
  • Audio Research Reference CD6.... CD Player - Dac

    The compact disc is a format now more than 30 years old, with a catalog of hundreds of thousands of titles; simultaneously, digital downloading and computer music storage is skyrocketing in popularity. Combining a super high-resolution compact disc player and digital-to-analog converter in one compact chassis, the CD6 is a perfect fit for modern music playback. The CD6 is positioned to optimize most any digital format with spectacular results. Learn More

    Regular Price: $13,995.00

    Special Price $12,750.00


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  • Musical Fidelity Encore 225 Integrated Amplifier Streaming Music System

    UPDATE - Now with Spotify, Qobuz and Tidal streaming and major NAS drive support! The Encore 225 is a complete audio solution allowing you to keep all your music in one place. It accepts almost any conceivable analog or digital audio source. It is also compatible with many network speakers, such as Sonos. There is a very clear, large, high resolution full colour display so you can see what’s going on. Learn More
    $8,995.00

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  • Marantz SA-KI Ruby SACD Player/DAC ... now on demo

    Designed to celebrate the 40-year anniversary of legendary Marantz sound master, Ken Ishiwata, SA-KI Ruby features pinnacle performance that’s synonymous with Marantz excellence. Complete with thoughtful engineering, painstaking tuning and extensive listening sessions, SA-KI Ruby achieves the elevated output worthy of its name. Elegantly features Ishiwata’s laser-engraved signature to commemorate the design and heightened listening experience that honors the decades-long partnership between him and Marantz. Learn More
    $8,490.00

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  • Leema Antila II

    Available to Audition in our 164 Lygon st Showroom.

    The Antila IIS Eco CD player introduces many unique technical and ergonomic innovations to combine state-of-the-art performance with surprising ease of use.

    Leema's latest "Quattro Infinity Multi-DAC" employs multiple 24 bit / 192 kHz multi-bit delta-sigma data converters, specifically selected for their audio quality. These are driven from a fully balanced digital data stream. The result is significantly reduced levels of noise, distortion and crosstalk, thereby producing a breathtakingly real musical performance and a tactile panoramic image.


    Read more at https://www.whathifi.com/leema/iis-eco/overview#GSADEh4qRgClhfC8.99

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    $7,750.00

  • Bryston BCD-3 CD Player

    Who says CD playback is dead? Although high resolution digital downloads dominate the attention of audiophiles, many music lovers have hundreds or thousands of CDs that require the finest playback equipment to sound their best. Though universal disc players or DVD players can playback CDs, they certainly won't resolve the full dynamic range and nuance the medium is capable of. Such players inherently compromise CD playback to support additional formats. The BCD-3 was engineered explicitly for the purpose of making your redbook CDs sound amazing.

    Digital audio read from the CD is sent to a dual-balanced DAC chipset where it is converted to analog. The output stage is built with Bryston's proprietary fully balanced class-A discrete operational amplifiers. A professional grade optical disc transport reads the discs, and an ultra precise master clock synchronizes both. Zero jitter, superb linearity, and the best sound quality CDs have to offer are hallmarks of the new Bryston BCD-3. Connect the BCD-3 to your home network to control it with our web based user interface, or with a home automation system. You can also control it via IR with a Bryston BR-2 or universal remote control.

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  • Cyrus Lyric all in one music system ...one with the lot please ... Naim slayer ....

    The Cyrus Lyric is an all in one system of epic proportions and features. Incorporating a 200w Cyrus amplifier, Cd player, Bluetooth, Digital and analogue inputs and outputs the Cyrus has the ability to power a pair of speakers at practically any performance level and with ease.

    Now with a lower price of $4499 bringing it in parity with the UK we think its a winner.

    "Hi Fi Choice" on the Cyrus Lyric

    "What Hi Fi?" on the Cyrus Lyric

    Try this with a pair of PMC twenty5 series loudspeakers for a touch of absolute bliss ...

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    $4,999.00

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  • Marantz SA14 Special Edition CD Player ... a piece of compact disc player gold for your living room

    One of the best CD Player DAC combination players we have the privilege of getting to play with ...

    At Carlton Audio Visual we often get those much loved clients who have a relationship with their music in the home that demands that every component that may be a candidate for inclusion is listened to at length in situ.

    We find that for these people who often have very advanced CD collections this Marantz piece of hewn metal is one the "most likely to succeed".

    Just like its brother in arms the PM-14 Amplifier this comes in Black or Gold with a 5mm aluminium top player and copper covering the power supply transistors. Available for audition in-store as a DAC or CD player.

    Official website for the Marantz SA14S1SE

    Nice review from "The Audiophilia" on the SA14

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  • Denon DCD-2500NE

    Denon is one of the rare audio brands that continued to actively develop Hi-Fi components and accumulate, refine, and pass down Hi-Fi audio technologies. The 2500NE series, designed for today’s age, has been developed by both veteran engineers and talented young engineers who have inherited the Denon technologies and expertise that have been cultivated over many years and decades. The DCD-2500NE focuses on achieving the essence of a disc player: ultra-high precision in reading discs and supplying high-quality audio signals to the amp. To achieve this, the signal paths are as short as possible and the whole circuitry is minimized. The engineers also redesigned the disc drive mechanism brackets and the chassis to eliminate vibration, the great enemy of disc players, and achieve ultra-vibration-resistant performance. The information on the disc is now read with impeccable accuracy and a clean, high-grade signal is supplied to the DCD-2500NE’s Advanced AL32 Processing Plus circuitry. Besides CD and Super Audio CD playback, the DCD features playback of audio recordings up to PCM192/24 or DSD5.6 recorded on a DVD R/RW for full flexibility and extended access to high resolution audio.

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    Regular Price: $4,999.00

    Special Price $4,499.00


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  • Roksan Caspian M2 CD Player

    The award winning Caspian CD Player has become one of the best-known products in British audio. Still the choice among many aficionados, it’s one of the finest players on the market for its price.

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  • Rega Saturn R CD player ... warmth and musical maturity

    Is it a CD player, or a DAC in disguise? The latest iteration of the Saturn looks to the future, looking towards that day when CD is no longer top of the digital food chain. Thanks to a suite of digital inputs including twin coax, optical and asynchronous USB, the Saturn will still be producing music long after you stop spinning CD's. How does it sound? Rega's high standards are in full effect here, with a sweet lyrical mid-range and smooth tonal balance. We're quite smitten and we're sure you will be too.

    Rab uses a legacy version of this player on his personal Ambience loudspeake stereo system and found it to be an overwhelmingly positive upgrade when it was introduced to replace an older Cambridge model. The music was restored to warmth with body and engagement ... rather like a mythical Vinyl/valve expectation.


    "Hi-Fi Choice" on the Rega Saturn R.


    Rega Saturn R Official website.

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  • Cyrus CD Xt Signature

    When you play a CD you want wring every last musical drop from it. The key to doing that is by carefully extracting every last digital bit from the disc.Read more data from the disc and there is less need to rely on error correction and other techniques that lower the amount of data your DAC can process. Learn More
  • Musical Fidelity M6CD

    Black unit. Ex display. Comes complete with box and accesories. Full warranty applies

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    Regular Price: $4,495.00

    Special Price $2,950.00

  • Denon DCD1600NE

    Denon is one of the rare audio brands that continued to actively develop Hi-Fi components and accumulate, refine, and pass down Hi-Fi audio technologies. The DCD-1600NE focuses on achieving the essence of a disc player: ultra-high precision in reading discs and supplying high-quality audio signals to the amp. To achieve this, the signal paths are as short as possible and the whole circuitry is minimized. The engineers also redesigned the disc drive mechanism brackets and the chassis to eliminate vibration, the great enemy of disc players, and achieve ultra-vibration-resistant performance. The information on the disc is now read with impeccable accuracy and a clean, high-grade signal is supplied to the DCD-1600NE’s Advanced AL32 Processing Plus circuitry. Besides CD and Super Audio CD playback, the DCD features playback of audio recordings up to PCM192/24 or DSD5.6 recorded on a DVD R/RW for full flexibility and extended access to high resolution audio.

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  • Cambridge Audio 851C

    I think it's safe to say that manufacturers don't see a massive future in the compact disc. It must be getting harder to sell a standalone CD player these days, so we are seeing more and more products like this: CD players with a built in DAC. But Troy, I hear you say, "CD players have always had a built in DAC." Well, yes, yes they have, but but we're now seeing CD players shipping with digital inputs so you can pipe other digital sources through your DAC. Learn More
  • Roksan K3 CD Player

    The Roksan K3 CD player sits between the K2 and M2 CD players by Roksan. Building on the superb K2 CD player, the new Roksan K3 features a heavily overhauled circuit design that gives a fuller & wider soundstage than the K2. The perfect match for the new Roksan K3 amplifier, this CD player exemplifies everything that is good about affordable British hi-fi. Specifications in full; Premium hi-fi CD player Perfect match for the K3 Integrated Amplifier Learn More

    Regular Price: $2,800.00

    Special Price $2,550.00


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