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Editor's Choice Awards – Best Hi-Fi 2017 & Discussions

Daz1969

Active Member
I knew i was on the right track buying a Uniti Atom, it really is a stunning piece of kit. Well done Naim
 

danoliver1

Active Member
So the only choice of speakers are a £160 model and a £4000 model and nothing inbetween? Seems a bit all or nothing.
 

Mad Monk

Member
We're talking Hi-Fi right?

How about some throwing in a few more speakers, some CD players, affordable amps.....
 

Ed Selley

AVF Reviewer
We're talking Hi-Fi right?

How about some throwing in a few more speakers, some CD players, affordable amps.....
These are the specific winners of various categories. You'll find more reviews in the reviews section. I have not however reviewed a CD player for AVForums as it is a format that there seems to be limited interest in. If this is incorrect though, feed it back and I'll see what we can do.
 

deantown

Distinguished Member
These are the specific winners of various categories. You'll find more reviews in the reviews section. I have not however reviewed a CD player for AVForums as it is a format that there seems to be limited interest in. If this is incorrect though, feed it back and I'll see what we can do.
I'm currently looking at a new CD player/new hi fi.So would be interested in any Reviews.
 

gibbsy

Moderator
I'm currently looking at a new CD player/new hi fi.So would be interested in any Reviews.
For £599 the winner is the Marantz sa8005.
Marantz SA8005 SACD Player

I managed to get one for £549. Very detailed, great soundstage, excellent build quality. It also has a dedicated headphone amp.
 

Jefke13

Member
Hello,

I've read all the hifi reviews this year and i only discovered this site recently. I really think you guys do a great job. And i also feel the readers are nice people. I also love reading about cd players. I feel they still have a lot of potential. Rega, hegel, marantz and many others still make dedicated players.

I use my mitchell and johnson cd player as a transport with my lovely nos dac from dion audio. For me it's all i need from digital. Now deciding between project and rega for my new turntable. Any suggestion?

Keep up the good work!

Geoff
 

Toon Army

Well-known Member
I guess the majority of people use their UHD/Bluray players for their CD collections these days. I would be interested in a comparison test between these players and dedicated units.
 

Member 769353

Previously davidf
I guess the majority of people use their UHD/Bluray players for their CD collections these days. I would be interested in a comparison test between these players and dedicated units.
Ever since I compared a Pioneer DV737 DVD player and a Teac VRDS10 for digital CD playback (yes, purely as a digital transport), I always had a dedicated player - until I bought an Innuos ZENith.
 

gibbsy

Moderator
I guess the majority of people use their UHD/Bluray players for their CD collections these days. I would be interested in a comparison test between these players and dedicated units.
I have my Pioneer lx58 blu ray connected by HDMI and the Marantz sa80045 by analogue. Using both in direct through a Denon X6200 the Marantz provides a more detailed expansive sound stage, especially in the highs with female vocals. There is also better instrument seperation with the Marantz on classical works. Hesitated for a long time before buying a dedicated CD player but the purchase of the 8005 has put a dent in my wallet but a smile on my face.
 

MaryWhitehouse

Previously buggerit
I guess the majority of people use their UHD/Bluray players for their CD collections these days. I would be interested in a comparison test between these players and dedicated units.
I just moved from a Marantz cd5400 to using a Pioneer BDP LX71 blu ray player initially as a transport then using it's own DAC as I prefer the sound.
 

Dubliner1

Member
Love these end of year Best of type articles- thanks AVForums you guys are all amazing :thumbsup:
 

david august

Standard Member
The header really ought to be changed to "Welcome to our first Editor's Choice awards". Nothing is "annual" until the second one occurs. It's likely that the Editors intend to make this an annual event, but we must wait until next December to find out.
 

BlueOrange25

Well-known Member
Thanks for these Editors Choice articles, AVF. Love your reviews so it's nice to have a summary of the top performers.

Only feedback would be more differentiation in the price ranges for awards. Under and above £1000 are really wide categories, especially the former.
 

Daz1969

Active Member
Did someone mention CD Players??? How very quaint :D
 

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