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Arcam CD62 and 72 questions

Discussion in 'Hi-Fi Stereo Systems & Separates' started by JueUK, Dec 9, 2002.

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  1. JueUK

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    Hi is there different versions of these cd players ? i.e like last years. Im in the market for one and am keen to find out whether there where different revisions etc..

    I've noticed in What HiFi they are currently marked up as

    ARCAM DiVA CD62T
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    ARCAM DiVA CD72T

    and that they where only reviewed in the last couple of months..

    I'm probably going to try and buy a second hand one, as I've seen a couple going for cheap in the local loot. But if they are brand new models it makes me wonder why is they are selling ?

    Was last years just a CD62 and no T ? and what is the extra T ?

    Cheers all
     
  2. John Dawson

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    The CD62 and 62T are one and the same - no difference - there never was a non-text version.

    The CD72T has been running for about 15 months now and it would be very hard to find the earlier non text version new - but there are some second hand ones around.

    The benefits of the 72T over the 62 are (1) slightly better sound and (2) the potential to upgrade it to one of the higher players in the range, should you wish to do so.

    HTH.

    John Dawson (Arcam)
     
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    excellent thanks for that info John :) Just what I was looking for, just one other question though,

    Between the older CD72's and the newer CD72T's is there any difference other than CD text ? The sound quality will be exactly the same ?

    Cheers m8
     
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    The CD72T has a new transport, display, system micro and motherboard. The DACs are the same but the surrounding circuitry is not. So they do not sound exactly the same.

    IMO the CD72T sounds better than the CD72, which in turn sounds slightly better than the the CD62. We are not talking chalk and cheese here though.

    John Dawson (Arcam)
     
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    Thanx for that info.

    hmm sounds like a totally different player. Given the choice would you go for a new CD62T or an older CD72 ?

    Also has the externals remained the same ?

    Cheers
     
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    If it were me I'd get a new CD72T :)

    Seriously - you are an adult - make up your own mind.

    All externals, casework etc similar.

    John Dawson (Arcam)
     
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    I have a CD72T abd I would not be without it. I run it with a pair of Quad 11L's and an Arcam A75. I mention this because the more decent kit you pair the CD with the much better results you will get.
    IMO it really is sinful not to listen to music properly, low end Av amps simply dont hack it.
     
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    I'd go for a new CD72T, it does sound better than a CD62 and if you get bitten by the upgrade bug at a later date you can go to an CD82T or CD92T.

    For the sake of £80 you're making yourself a bit more futureproof with a CD72T.

    Happy Listening
     

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