CD73 - worth buying at sub £300?


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Basically, as it says in the title. I'm just on the bottom rung of the Arcam ladder, have seen these for less than £300 and am sorely tempted. I know they are going out of production, but are they still a great quality player (compared to more expensive models), and would one be a good match for my AVR280 amp?

Many thanks for any advice. :)


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I had a CD73 and enjoyed the sound, very good value for money cd player, Sevenoaks (Brighton) £299.00 new

Cant go wrong..

Sold mine about a month ago for £175.00 so there are bargains to be had ...

Kevin :smashin:


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Thanks Kevin.

Not sure anyone will be able to answer this, but how would it compare to a Pioneer LX50, as far as CD sound goes? I just feel as though I would like a stand alone CD player, but I don't want to spend out, if I'm not going to notice all that much difference.


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Lintone audio have new CD73's for £239.95

Thanks, but I want black, and they are £279. I still think it's a good deal, but I'm not certain it will sound any better than what I currently have. The temptation at the moment, is that it matches the amp, but I'm not that desparate to spend nearly £300 for the sake of aesthetics. :)

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