Decent CD player £150ish

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  1. PJTX100

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    My lovely Philips CD650 has finally thrown in its hand in after 20 years. Have £150ish to spend, what should I be looking at? Richer Sound CA fodder? Or is there better?

    Thanks in advance.

    PS slight advantage if I can get it in black!
     
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    Look at second hand players like the Marantz CD-63 ki MkII
     
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    some nice stuff going on eBay, Arcam Alpha 8se's for less then £100
     
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    You might be able to get a used Cambridge Azur 640C, NAD C541i, Rotel RCD-02 or Arcam CD62 for that money. All good spinners.

    Alternatively, the Sony DVP-NS900V or Philips DVD-963SA dvd players do a great job with cd and are both available at or around £150 used.

    DT
     
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    maybe Marantz CD5400 or CD5001 are not such a bad idea:smashin:

    i think you should get any of these brand new for that kind of money if you look around.
     
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    £150 DAC Ebay. Use off your CDR device.
     
  7. PJTX100

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    Thanks for all the suggestions guys. The player seems to have got its 2nd wind and is reading discs again. It might be just dirt on the laser, I'll get a cleaning disc.

    Out of interest, do people use these cleaning discs on a regular basis?
     
  8. Drew2

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    Certainly do, around every 50hrs of use / once per month.
    DVD player every 3rd month, PS2 every fortnight, PC not so much and car when I can remember.
     
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    I'm guessing there's very little "fluff" in your belly-button!! :D

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