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Arcam cd72 cd player opinions please..

Discussion in 'Hi-Fi Stereo Systems & Separates' started by dazzlew, Aug 30, 2002.

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    Is the Arcam CD72 as good as the reviews make out? I'm hoping to book a demo soon, however if any of you have any opinions, please post.. Thx.
     
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    It certainly is. Make sure you get the newer CD72T not the old CD72.
     
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    I've managed to find a s/h CD72 for £220 which i should have by the weekend.

    Having demod a new one, it completely blew me away compared with my old Marantz CD52, which is so dull and lacking in detail it amazes me that i stuck with it for so long..
     
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    Hi,

    Whats the benefit in having the 'T' version over the other??? (Ithought that the main difference was the addition of CD text compatibility?)

    Joust
     
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    The main difference is that the T version has a newer Sony mech, which gives improved playback and the Text option. I suspect that the main baords and PSU may have been tweeked also.

    The Sony Mech is also used by Rega and a few other companies, mainly because there are so few good CD mech's left to choose from. Most these days are becoming DVD ones instead.
     
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    Just installed the Arcam and to say i'm impressed is an understatement.

    Unfortunately the missus spotted it straight away as even she could tell the sound quality had gone up a fair few notches. TBH she didn't moan as she likes it as well..:)

    Next upgrade path will be an amp to partner the Arcam and my B&W601's, A65+ probably with P75 power amp..
     
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    I've always been advised ( a number of times from lots of shops and people) that spending the same money on an integrated amp is better than spending the same money split between a cheaper integrated and a power amp. Paying for extra power supplies, cases, packaging etc. Note I'm not talking about pre/power combos here.

    However if you already own an integrated then adding a matching power amp can be a good upgrade.

    IMHO :)

    I'll just get my fireproof jacket and wait for the protestations :)

    Edd
     
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    dazzlew, IMHO fastedd is right
    skip the a65+ and power amp and look more towards the A85
    A fine combination with the A72.

    Andy
     

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