Need to spend some $$. Recommendations needed.

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  1. Rob_b

    Rob_b Agent

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    I am looking for a CD jukebox. Have $600 to spend!!!

    I currently have a rotel DVD player. Marantz SR7000. Sony HS53 TV.

    Scenario 1:

    Buy sony-cx335 (300 cd player) for $249. Put extra cash towards new progressive DVD player. Move Rotel to bedroom.

    Scenario 2:

    Buy Onkyo DV-M301 (300 +1 DVD/CD player) for $399 (open box). Move Rotel to bedroom. Wait for Progressive DVD player untill next year.

    All recommendation and comments welcome.
     
  2. Paul_Saul

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  3. Rob_b

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    Paul,

    I use to follow the audiorequest products.(Very expensive now.)

    How good is the sound quality in the HP units.

    Thanks
     
  4. Todd Terwilliger

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    The HP unit looks pretty cool but it seems like you could make something similar yourself for alot cheaper.
     
  5. Zbigniew

    Zbigniew Stunt Coordinator

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    You should be able to get CD-400 for around $225-250, mail order or price club/costco.
    I have 2 of them with Slinke -> http://www.nirvis.com ; great thing.
    DVD changer - I would love to have Kenwood Souvereign 5900, but will wait till other debug it for me. Next year :).
    My vote is for CD-changer today, optionlally slinke to automate HT, and wait for DVD changer.
    _zjt
     
  6. Paul_Saul

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    The sound quality is dependent on the MP3 encoding
    rate. I received a Lansonic unit (not the HP -
    I suggested the HP since it was closer to your $)
    for christmas and I have ripped our CD collection
    at 320kbps. I use an optical cable out to my
    RX-V1 and use its DACs. I can not tell the difference
    between this and a CD with an optical connection.
    If there is a difference it is subtle. The reason
    I went with the lansoic is that it had a larger
    HD (up to 160GB) and no fan. See www.lansonic.com
    They are $$$. One problem I find with changers is
    the amount of time to switch songs, etc - If you
    have two of them and a controller for them then this
    is not such a problem - but I just did not have room
    in my rack for 2 large changers with all my other
    gear - they also tend to be noisy. Another thing
    I like about the lansonic is that my wife can be
    working in the den listen to a song or playlist
    while I can be in the family/theater room listen
    to a different song/playlist - it is very flexible.
     

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