Sub $1k CD Players

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  1. Bill Blank

    Bill Blank Stunt Coordinator

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    I've had my Rega Planet 2000 for over two years now and was curious if there might be something that better suits me out there now. The models I'm looking at are:

    Arcam DiVA CD73T
    Rotel RCD-1072

    Does anyone have experience with either of them? I listen mainly to rock (60's - present) and associated gear is:

    Rotel RSP-1066 Pre/Pro
    Rotel RMB-1075 Power Amp
    Paradigm Reference Studio 100v3

    Thanks,
    Bill
     
  2. RichardK

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    i own the Rotel RCD-02, retail $499...i looked at the 1072, but i applied the additional $200 elsewhere
    i listened to NAD C542 as well...very nice.
    neither not quite $1000 players, but close enough for my ears.

    2ch system is Rotel RA-02, RCD-02 and pair of B&W 705.
     
  3. Bill Blank

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    Richard,

    Interesting...so the difference wasn't enough for you to warrant spending $200 more?

    I'll never buy another NAD CD Player. I've had bad experiences with a C520 then the C521 they sent as a replacement. Their disc players (CD&DVD) are notorious for quality problems but I do love their amps.

    I'm going to try and audition both the Rotel and the Arcam but the Arcam dealer's got THE WORST HOURS so I'm not sure if I'll ever be able to get there.

    Bill
     
  4. RichardK

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    Bill,

    well my budget was $500, and that was only because i was advised that would be the range to get a decent entry level 'hi-end' CD player.

    If had a $1K budget for the player, i would have scooped up the 1072 player and then also the 1062 amp...

    please keep us updated on the search...
     
  5. Mark C.

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    Well, what are you waiting for? You already own great Rotel gear, go ahead and get the 1072. Actually, I'd be interested in how the 1072 rates against the Rega. Rotel CD players are just plain smoothe. Cambridge Audio (not Soundworks) and Marantz also make some fine CD players.
     

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