The standard player for audio replay. Although supposedly under threat from multi-format DVD players and universal players, these often prove to be jacks of all trades, and tend to suffer with one or another format.
Sony SCD-XE597 Sony has a short but successful history of bringing high-resolution, SACD multichannel music to the masses with its relatively easily affordable budget players. As a joint driving force with Philips, it is responsible for he decoding technology in... - 15/11/04
Onkyo C-1VL - giant-killing CD player Onkyo is a Japanese brand that doesn’t immediately spring to mind when compiling a small CD player audition list. Despite the brand’s two-channel roots and 50-odd year heritage, today it’s more widely known in AV circles than in purist audio... - 4/10/04
Hear the Thunder Talk Electronics’ new four-figure ‘midrange’ CD player - 14/9/04
Exposure 2010 Exposure’s 2010 CD player has been around for a little while now, and justifiably so, both in appearance and in sound. First, appearance, and they don’t come much sleeker looking than this. In the past, Exposure tended to produce some... - 20/8/04
Audio Analogue Primo CD and Primo Settanta This half-width package offers high-end sound for under a grand. the Primo CD and Settanta amp are two of the most gorgeously engineered pieces of hi-fi source and amp you’re likely to come across... - 4/7/04
Inca Design Katana The Katana CD player looks far more expensive than its asking price.
This quality of casework is rare at twice the price so the obvious question was how had Inca Design had achieved this extraordinary result... - 5/7/04
Marantz CD5400 OSE CD player reviewed At first glance, this may look familiar. In fact it’s a new version of an older model, but the ‘Original SE’ moniker in the top right-hand corner gives it away as one of Marantz’s ‘self-tuned’ upgrades... - 26/6/04