Warmest CD player?

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  1. James~P

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    What is the warmest CD player around?




    Budget ~$400




    thanks.
     
  2. Chu Gai

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    What are the characteristics of a CD player that would make it warm? Knowing this might help elicit reasonable responses.
     
  3. James~P

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    No harsh high-end, mabey a little laid-back in the midrange department, etc
     
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    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.
     
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    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.

    Joel
     
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    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!
     
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    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.
     
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    The Jolida JD-100 is a warm sounding tubed CD player that might be in your budget if you find a used one.
     
  9. Jack Briggs

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    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.)
     
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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    In that case Jack, mine's Old Peculiar from jolly old England.

    (Sorry: couldn't resist)

    N
     
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    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???
     
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    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!
     
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    I would suggest a Denon in your price range, slightly laid back yet sweet and detailed = warm in my book....
     
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    Pacifico Clara sure warms me up during the holidays.
     
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    Warm sounding DVD player?
    Never heard of that. Must be a gay thing.....jk[​IMG]
     
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    Wersteiner and Dos Equis amber are my current favorites.

    Cheers
     
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    Does the Dos Equis Amber taste better than the standard brew? (Dos Equis leaves such a bitter aftertaste. And doesn't leave me warm.)
     

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