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Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by James~P, Dec 21, 2003.
What is the warmest CD player around?
What are the characteristics of a CD player that would make it warm? Knowing this might help elicit reasonable responses.
No harsh high-end, mabey a little laid-back in the midrange department, etc
I have never actually heard it, but the Ah! Toeb CD player is supposed to be "warm". It has a tube preamp (hence the name) and is priced at or around your budget.
I'm afraid that that happens to be a factor of how CD's have been commonly made for at least the last 10 years - hot levels, sqwashed dynamics, eq'ed brighter... all make for a harsh, midrangy sounding CD.
I don't know if a better player will help in that case, or make it worse. Those older CD's will benefit though.
I've read several of articles that the Rega Planet is warm sounding, I've never heard it but it's a player you might want to check out. There's one on ebay now that is within your budget. Good Luck!
Rega is very warm sounding but if you're looking for new then it is out of your $400 price range. You might be able to find some on ebay for a used one of the older version. For something that's a little closer to your price range, you may also want to consider Music Hall MMF CD-25 that's around $500.
For these audio type questions, my suggestion is for you to visit audioasylum.com instead.
The Jolida JD-100 is a warm sounding tubed CD player that might be in your budget if you find a used one.
Well, given how efficient today's solid-state electronics are, not many CD players run hot enough to warm up the room. But all your components running simultaneously might generate some room-warming heat.
(Attention: This thread may soon turn to preferred beers for the holiday season.)
Warm sounding CD player????
I use my DACs in my Denon on redbook CD's.
Are you talking of DVD-Audio and/or SACD units?
James try the Music Hall CD-25 here for $425. There's also some Rega Planets on audiogon for about the same price or a little less that should be warm sounding as well.
In that case Jack, mine's Old Peculiar from jolly old England.
(Sorry: couldn't resist)
Budweiser here. Probably a few more posts about beer and we'll get this thread moved to the After Hours Lounge. Really, have you tried a Bud lately???
From time to time, I enjoy a presidential beer like Busch. Nothing like a little Busch every now and then. However, with the holidays upon us, an old favorite, Dickens Cider, makes my day....Cheers!
I would suggest a Denon in your price range, slightly laid back yet sweet and detailed = warm in my book....
Pacifico Clara sure warms me up during the holidays.
Warm sounding DVD player?
Never heard of that. Must be a gay thing.....jk
Wersteiner and Dos Equis amber are my current favorites.
Does the Dos Equis Amber taste better than the standard brew? (Dos Equis leaves such a bitter aftertaste. And doesn't leave me warm.)