Rotel CD player opinions

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  1. Wayne McRae

    Wayne McRae Stunt Coordinator

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    My local dealer has the Rotel RCD-951/61/71 models on clearance. They are demo units, but they will give me the full warranty. Does anyone here have one of these players and would like to give me the [​IMG] or[​IMG] Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Greg Zinselmeyer

    Greg Zinselmeyer Auditioning

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    That wouldn't happen to be the HiFi Centre would it? =D I was looking at those as well, but I'm not really in the market.
     
  3. Mark C.

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    I seriously considered the 971 a few years back, but instead went with a Cal Audio Labs Icon MkII. I thought the 971 was a bit overpriced at full list (the few Rotel dealers here in the SF Bay Area aren't much for even a miniscule discount), so I went with the Icon.

    I seem to recall the 971 retailing at either $599 or $699 US. If you can get a decent discount on a demo, and the dealer is reputable, go for it. The 971 is a well-built, quality player if you're interested only in Redbook CDs.

    Mark
     
  4. KeithH

    KeithH Lead Actor

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    Wayne, Rotel makes good CD players. However, as always, be sure to compare comparably priced players. Arcam and NAD make quality single-disc players, for example.
     
  5. Wayne McRae

    Wayne McRae Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks for the input guys. I'm going to have a listen on the weekend. Greg, are you spying on me?[​IMG]
     
  6. EdR

    EdR Second Unit

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    I'm very happy with my Rotel CD player, I don't recall the model number at the moment (at work) but it is a single disc unit at around the $500 price point.

    I did blind A/B tests with it and the next model up ($700, I believe), and I could not tell any difference, so I went with the cheaper one.
     

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