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Need a new CD player. Marantz

Discussion in 'Home Cinema & Hi-Fi' started by CircleFaust, 16 Feb 2006.

  1. CircleFaust

    Mobster

    Joined: 1 Dec 2003

    Posts: 3,441

    Hi

    My Marantz CD67 has given up after about 10 years. Could probably fix it but though it was time for an upgrade.
    I have seen the Marantz CD6000 ose on an auction site, currently sitting at £155. how much would you pay for a second hand one of these in excellent condition.
    I don’t really want to go too high.
    Could I get something brand new, maybe the marantz CD5001 for £150, and still be happy. I love my music, however I’m not a complete audiophile when it comes to equipment.

    Any suggestions?

    thanks
     
  2. Saytan

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,564

    i have a CD6000OSE LE

    paid about £250 new for it at the pile-it-high hifi retailer, 3 4 years ago now

    it's a good player, although very touchy with regards to CD-R's and RW's, they'll play most of the time, but occasionally you'll get "error" displayed on the screen. also, dont try track skipping through them, that's a sure fire way to error.

    it sounds good, though since my recent amp/speaker upgrade i've had the hankering for something a little higher-end. i'd pay perhaps £125 tops for a used one.


    there's a CD17, an altogether better player on the auction site with 10 hours to go for about £155 at the mo
     
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  3. Bill101

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Liverpool

    I would just like to repeat what Saytan said as I have the same model and problems.You could try looking for a NAD CD player for similar money as they have good write ups.
     
  4. Ugley_Matt

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Jul 2005

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    I've got the Marantz CD5000SE and i havent had the read error problems apart from a couple of really scractched disks that lived on the floor of my car for a while so thats pair enough.
     
  5. CircleFaust

    Mobster

    Joined: 1 Dec 2003

    Posts: 3,441

    the CD17 is tempting, but i can see it going for over £200.
    what about the CD5400. there is one on there for £30 at the moment.
     
  6. commited

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Dublin, Ireland

    Why Marantz?
    Go into a hifi store and demo some stuff ;)
     
  7. Teifiterror

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,155

    Location: Bromsgrove

    Got a marantz CD6000 Ki for 200 s/h. Havent had any of the problems mentioned, but then I havent played a single copy on it. Sound quality is exceptional for the price I paid. But as said, go have demo of some other cd players as well. But I can higly recommend the CD6000Ki
     
  8. Gamefreak501

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 7 Aug 2003

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    Location: Bedfordshire

    Have a listen in Audiofile Objective if there is one near you as well as Superfi. Richer Sounds will just want to sell you some of their Cambridge Audio stuff, and you may not get a listen either as they have a distinct lack of demo rooms.
     
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    Capodecina

    Joined: 4 Nov 2004

    Posts: 13,810

    Location: Aberdeen

    I would stick with marantz. A cdp was never on my list of things to buy, as i thought my emu soundcard and modifications would be more than enough. I got a CD60mk2 off the bay for £45 quid delivered. Partnered with a £25 'Mark Grant' interconnect cable, it destroys the soundcard.

    Plus modifications are simple, if you have basic soldering skills, and the guys over at diyaudio forum are very helpfull. For £120 you can get an upgraded clock, and voltage regulators. Then spend another £50 on some new caps, op-amps, and a shielded power cable, and £30 on 3 oak feet and bitumen sound deadening, AND YOUR SET. That player would eat anything up to the 500-600 mark.

    I would say stick with the tried and tested marantz players, or go for a rega planet off the bay, as i have only heard good things about them.

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  10. CircleFaust

    Mobster

    Joined: 1 Dec 2003

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    yeah, i know marantz make good gear and i don't want to fill my head with other options because i'll go mad :p

    i only have a Richer sounds near me so i'm not spoilt for choice when it comes to hi fi stores. they have the marantz cd5001 which i'm considering also.
     
  11. Teifiterror

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Bromsgrove

    I can guarentee that a second hand marantz is going to be a lot better than any of the new models. But igve them a listen anyway.
     
  12. commited

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Dublin, Ireland

    Adfinni - you got a CD63Mk2 :p

    The CD63 is a pretty decent player - I will get one once my car stops sapping my cash.
     
  13. Matblack

    Capodecina

    Joined: 23 Jan 2004

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    I've had Marantz, ARCAM and Rega CD players and they've all be great, I ove my Rega Planet but be warned it has a Marmite design ;)

    MB
     
  14. Burbleflop

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    They sure do, but I really like them.

    I've got a Marantz CD6000KI and I can't fault it. It sounds like I've been lucky as mine doesn't seem to find if I give it a pressed CD or a CDR but that said I thought the media problems were with the CD6000OSE and so on which have a different transport to the KI.

    The remote is a bit crappy looking, but I've got a Logitech Harmony 855 so that doesn't bother me.