Top 10 Best Audiophile CD Players
for October 2021

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Denon DCD-600NE Compact CD Player in a Vibration-Resistant Design | 2 Channels | Pure Direct Mode | Pair with PMA-600NE for Enhanced Sound Quality | Black

Denon DCD-600NE Compact CD Player in a Vibration-Resistant Design

2 Channels, Pure Direct Mode, Pair with PMA-600NE for Enhanced Sound Quality, Black

by Denon
What We like

HIGH-GRADE AUDIO COMPONENTS With more than a 100-year legacy of designing premium audio components, trust your Denon DCD-600NE has undergone rigorous testing. Solid build quality, clean aesthetics, modern design, and sound quality which is built to last

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Product Features

  • SLIM, VIBRATION-RESISTANT DESIGN Power Transformers fit next to insulators, inside the slim 4 body, preventing unwanted vibrations. This exclusive Direct Mechanical Ground Construction delivers pristine sound, free of interferences
  • MASTERFUL AUDIO AT A GREAT PRICE. Designed to playback CDs, CD-R/RW, MP3 and WMA files, enjoy crisp, clear & immersive audio
  • Power source type: Corded Electric
  • Connector type: Optical
  • ELEVATE YOUR LISTENING EXPERIENCE BY ADDING DENON'S PMA-600NE for an unparalleled audio experience Bring out the best in audio and give an instant boost to your treasured CD collection

Slim, vibration-resistant design power transformers fit next to insulators, inside the slim 4 body, preventing unwanted vibrations. this exclusive direct mechanical ground construction delivers pristine sound, free of interferences Connector type: optical Masterful audio at a great price. designed to playback cds, cd-r/rw, mp3 and wma files, enjoy crisp, clear & immersive audio Elevate your listening experience by adding Denon's pma-600ne for an unparalleled audio experience bring out the best in audio and give an instant boost to your treasured cd collection Power source type: corded electric Listen to your favorite songs with impeccable precision Denon's proprietary al32 processing technology, coupled with an innovative circuitry structure accurately reproduces sound closest to the original recording

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Marantz Home CD Player (CD6006) (Renewed)

Marantz Home CD Player (CD6006) (Renewed)

by Marantz
What We like

CD, CD-R/RW playback, Front USB input certified Made for iPhone/iPod

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Product Features

  • Double layered bottom plate and rigid feet for extra stability. Cdda Audio : Frequency Response : 2 Hz-20 kHz
  • Marantz proprietary HDAM-SA2 circuits technology for high quality sound
  • Full discrete headphone amplifier with HDAM-SA2 and gain control. High-quality sound even from demanding headphones

Marantz proprietary hdam-sa2 circuits technology for high quality sound Full discrete headphone amplifier with hdam-sa2 and gain control. high-quality sound even from demanding headphones Double layered bottom plate and rigid feet for extra stability. cdda audio : frequency response : 2 hz-20 khz

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Marantz CD6006 Premium Audio Sound Through a CD Player and iDevices (iPhone and iPod) | Newly Developed Headphone Amp and USB Port | Ideal Pair for Marantz PM6006 and NA6006

Marantz CD6006 Premium Audio Sound Through a CD Player and iDevices (iPhone and iPod)

Newly Developed Headphone Amp and USB Port, Ideal Pair for Marantz PM6006 and NA6006

by Marantz
What We like

UNIVERSAL REMOTE FOR THE 6006 LINE - included in the box is a new remote to control this CD player or pair it with the recommended PM6006 amplifier and NA6006 designed for the discerning audiophile

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Product Features

  • UNIQUE PLAYBACK FEATURES Apart from the basic functions like play, pause, stop, random/repeat, etc., this media player also supports Direct search through remote keypad, Program Play (up to 25 tracks), Quick Replay of audio files and more
  • A SMART & SLEEK PLAYER FOR CDs AND iDEVICES a match made in heaven for the music lover who wants nothing but the best performance. Play every compact disc or choose your favorite tracks on our D/A converter MADE SPECIFICALLY FOR iPOD, iPHONE & iPADs
  • EXTRA STABILITY FOR BETTER SOUND REPRODUCTION Double layered bottom plate & rigid feet help eliminate vibrations & deliver stunning vocals and tonal clarity, giving you the best of digital music and stereo listening experience imaginable
  • NEWLY DEVELOPED BUILT-IN FULL DISCREET HEADPHONE AMPLIFIER Features HDAM-SAR circuit with three gain settings (Low/Mid/High) that supports a wider range of headphones; even the most demanding ones

A smart & sleek player for cds and idevices a match made in heaven for the music lover who wants nothing but the best performance. play every compact disc or choose your favorite tracks on our d/a converter made specifically for ipod, iphone & ipads Extra stability for better sound reproduction double layered bottom plate & rigid feet help eliminate vibrations & deliver stunning vocals and tonal clarity, giving you the best of digital music and stereo listening experience imaginable Newly developed built-in full discreet headphone amplifier features hdam-sar circuit with three gain settings (low/mid/high) that supports a wider range of headphones; even the most demanding ones Unique playback features apart from the basic functions like play, pause, stop, random/repeat, etc., this media player also supports direct search through remote keypad, program play (up to 25 tracks), quick replay of audio files and more

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Teac PD 301 CD Player with FM Tuner USB

Teac PD 301 CD Player with FM Tuner USB

by Capitol Sales Company
What We like

Coaxial and optical digital outputs also allow digital output of fm broaDCasts

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Product Features

  • Playback of MP3, WMA, AAC and WAV files
  • Remote control with number pad
  • High precision digital to analog audio converters
  • Slot loading CD drive mechanism (CD-DA, CD-ROM/R/RW)

Remote control with number pad Slot loading cd drive mechanism (cd-da, cd-rom/r/rw) High precision digital to analog audio converters Playback of mp3, wma, aac and wav files

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Electrohome Kingston 7-in-1 Vintage Vinyl Record Player Stereo System with 3-Speed Turntable, Bluetooth, AM/FM Radio, CD, Aux in, RCA/Headphone Out, Vinyl/CD to MP3 Recording & USB Playback (RR75B)

Electrohome Kingston 7-in-1 Vintage Vinyl Record Player Stereo System with 3-Speed Turntable

Bluetooth, AM/FM Radio, CD, Aux in, RCA/Headphone Out, Vinyl/CD to MP3 Recording & USB Playback (RR75B)

by Electrohome
What We like

HAND-CRAFTED & ACOUSTICALLY TUNED WOOD CABINET - Backed by Electrohome's 100 years of developing high fidelity audio products, the stunning retro modern design adds a vintage flair while offering the warm sound of a wood cabinet

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Product Features

  • WARM ROOM-FILLING VINYL LISTENING EXPERIENCE - Savor the pure analog sounds of the premium audio components including 3-speed belt drive turntable, sapphire needle, and 4 high performance speakers
  • WIRELESS BLUETOOTH MUSIC STREAMING - Stream music directly from your smartphone or tablet to enjoy your MP3s or music streaming services such as Spotify, Amazon Music, or Apple Music
  • 7-in-1 SYSTEM TO PLAY YOUR ENTIRE MUSIC COLLECTION - Plays all of your favorite songs from vinyl records to digital music streaming through Turntable, Bluetooth, Aux in, AM/FM Radio, CD Player and USB
  • VINYL TO MP3 RECORDING & PLAYBACK - Digitize your vinyl records or CDs to MP3 files onto a USB drive to preserve your precious music collection for life and play back instantly through USB

7-in-1 system to play your entire music collection - plays all of your favorite songs from vinyl records to digital music streaming through turntable, bluetooth, aux in, am/fm radio, cd player and usb Warm room-filling vinyl listening experience - savor the pure analog sounds of the premium audio components including 3-speed belt drive turntable, sapphire needle, and 4 high performance speakers Wireless bluetooth music streaming - stream music directly from your smartphone or tablet to enjoy your mp3s or music streaming services such as spotify, amazon music, or apple music Vinyl to mp3 recording & playback - digitize your vinyl records or cds to mp3 files onto a usb drive to preserve your precious music collection for life and play back instantly through usb

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Cambridge Audio DacMagic AXC35 Single-Disc CD Player with High Performance Wolfson DAC and Remote Control

Cambridge Audio DacMagic AXC35 Single-Disc CD Player with High Performance Wolfson DAC and Remote Control

by Cambridge Audio
What We like

DESIGNED FOR CDs Most manufacturers focus on adding functions unrelated to audio performance, instead of focusing on quality. The AXC35 is a versatile, gapless playback CD player that was designed to do one thing and do it very well.

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Product Features

  • PLAYS MP3 & WMA - The AXC35 will play MP3 and WMA files from CD-R, CD-RW and CD-ROM discs. Theres also a dedicated digital output to record from a CD to a digital format or even connect to a standalone DAC to improve your sound even further.
  • ALL METAL CHASSIS Cambridge built the AXC35 with an all metal chassis that is built to last, and it provides consistent performance while preventing the vibration that can distort sound.
  • TECH SPECS - THD @ 1KHZ -10DBFS
  • NO CORNERS CUT The AXC35 uses the Wolfson WM8524 DAC to ensure superb sound quality from standard CDs and various media files. Pair that with the two-pole Butterworth filter, and your CDs will sound clearer and more precise than ever.

no corners cut the axc35 uses the wolfson wm8524 dac to ensure superb sound quality from standard cds and various media files. pair that with the two-pole butterworth filter, and your cds will sound clearer and more precise than ever. tech specs - thd @ 1khz -10dbfs plays mp3 & wma - the axc35 will play mp3 and wma files from cd-r, cd-rw and cd-rom discs. theres also a dedicated digital output to record from a cd to a digital format or even connect to a standalone dac to improve your sound even further. all metal chassis cambridge built the axc35 with an all metal chassis that is built to last, and it provides consistent performance while preventing the vibration that can distort sound.

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TEAC CD-P650 Home Audio CD Player with USB and iPod Digital Interface - Black

TEAC CD-P650 Home Audio CD Player with USB and iPod Digital Interface

Black

by TEAC
What We like

FEATURES. MP3 Recording from CD to USB Memory Device. Frequency Response: 20-20kHz (plus/ minus 2dB). Remote control included.

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Product Features

  • RECORD. The CD-P650 includes a feature to record CDs to USBs in MP3 file format to transfer audio CDs to MP3 files easily, without a PC. Select between 1x and 2x recording speeds and set MP3 file recording bit rates from 64, 96, 128 and 192 kbps.
  • AUDIO CONNECTION. Connect the digital audio output from an iPod to digital input devices to enjoy higher quality audio than possible with conventional connections. Output uses PCM format (44.1 kHz/16 bit) for compatibility with most digital input devices.
  • CLEAR PLAYBACK. The CD mechanical drive is center-mounted to balance the unit's weight and minimize vibration and resonance during playback.Operation: 120V AC, 60Hz (US)
  • FUNCTIONS. System (interlocking) functions with A-R630 integrated amplifier. Gold-plated analog audio output jacks for reliable connections.

Record. the cd-p650 includes a feature to record cds to usbs in mp3 file format to transfer audio cds to mp3 files easily, without a pc. select between 1x and 2x recording speeds and set mp3 file recording bit rates from 64, 96, 128 and 192 kbps. Functions. system (interlocking) functions with a-r630 integrated amplifier. gold-plated analog audio output jacks for reliable connections. Clear playback. the cd mechanical drive is center-mounted to balance the unit's weight and minimize vibration and resonance during playback.operation: 120v ac, 60hz (us) Audio connection. connect the digital audio output from an ipod to digital input devices to enjoy higher quality audio than possible with conventional connections. output uses pcm format (44.1 khz/16 bit) for compatibility with most digital input devices.

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Yamaha CD-S300BL Natural Sound CD Player

Yamaha Audio Yamaha CD-S300BL Natural Sound CD Player

by YAMAHA
What We like

USB port on front panel for iPod and other devices

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Product Features

  • MP3, WMA, iPod, CD R/RW disc playback compatibility
  • Laser pickup floating mechanism; Output level: 2 plus/ minus 0.3 V (1 kHz, 0 dB)
  • High performance DAC for high conversion precision with low noise
  • Includes Remote Control; CD R/RW disc playback compatibility

Mp3, wma, ipod, cd r/rw disc playback compatibility Laser pickup floating mechanism; output level: 2 plus/ minus 0.3 v (1 khz, 0 db) High performance dac for high conversion precision with low noise Includes remote control; cd r/rw disc playback compatibility

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Tascam CD-200BT Rackmount Professional CD Player with Bluetooth Wireless

Tascam CD-200BT Rackmount Professional CD Player with Bluetooth Wireless

by Tascam
What We like

The CD drive was designed by TEAC to be of higher quality and dependability

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Product Features

  • Pair up to 8 audio transmitting Bluetooth devices at once for easy and fast switching
  • Wireless remote controller included
  • Equipped with the aptX Codec to support high audio quality and stable transmissions
  • The front screen displays the name of the device in use; Operating temperature: 41F to 95F / 5 C to 35C
  • The CD drive supports playback of CD-DA and WAV/MP3/MP2 files (Data CD)

The 10-second shockproof memory prevents skipping from vibration and other causes Wireless remote controller included Equipped with the aptx codec to support high audio quality and stable transmissions Pair up to 8 audio transmitting bluetooth devices at once for easy and fast switching The front screen displays the name of the device in use; operating temperature: 41f to 95f / 5 c to 35c The cd drive supports playback of cd-da and wav/mp3/mp2 files (data cd)

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Marantz Professional PMD-526C | CD/Media/Bluetooth Player with RS-232 Control

Marantz Professional PMD-526C

CD/Media/Bluetooth Player with RS-232 Control

by inMusic Brands Inc.
What We like

Balanced (XLR) and unbalanced (RCA) outputs, RS-232c control capable

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Product Features

  • USB host port for file playback
  • Playback from SD/SDHC Media
  • Slot-loading CD transport, pitch and tempo control
  • Bluetooth 4.0 pairing to (8) devices

Playback from sd/sdhc media Slot-loading cd transport, pitch and tempo control Bluetooth 4.0 pairing to (8) devices Usb host port for file playback

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