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I need a new CD player

Discussion in 'Hi-Fi Stereo Systems & Separates' started by thamesider, Apr 14, 2003.

  1. thamesider

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    Help needed please.

    My 12yr old:eek: cd player is knackered, it is part of a stack system, which fits into a one off special hand made cabinet.

    I've been searching for a replacement for a few weeks now, but i've hit upon a big stumbling block - the size:rolleyes:

    The dimensions of my current unit is:-

    W360mm, D320mm, H70mm

    To fit inside the cabinet, the replacement needs to have a max width of 380mm.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction?

    Cheers.............Thamesider
     
  2. sounddog

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    What's your budget??

    The problem is most lower end CD players will be standard width (i.e. 430mm).

    Players I can think of which may fit in the space would be from Cyrus, Naim and Quad (off the top of my head) but the cheepest of these (the Cyrus) is going to cost you £800 RRP.

    The only other thing I can think of is some of the very cheepest CD players that Richer Sounds sell MAY be narrower than standard width ... they have an Accoustic Solutions DR120 listed which looks narrower for under £30 - but they don't have full dimensions listed.

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  3. Sunday Ironfoot

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    You could always buy a new HIFI cabinet :smashin:
     
  4. Steve.EX

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    Audio Solutions (shame on you Vikki)
    It seems the man has enough problems as it is!

    Richer sounds (or at least my local RS) on occasion sell off Teac models in their "managers special".
    You would expect the Teac to be an acceptable peformer for little money and it comes in that "Teac mini" size.


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  5. sounddog

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    Well he did describe his old CD player as being part of a "stack system".

    Vikki
     
  6. thamesider

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    I know my STACK SYSTEM is a little bit old:p
    That why I'm beginning to replace it.

    Budget? - £200 to £300

    I had a look at RS, couldn't find anything suitable.

    It's not ideal to be searching by size, but I really like my cabinet and it would cost a lot of money(£500?) to replace it, but I might consider it as a last resort.
     
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    I don't think you'll find anything new in that sort of size at that price range. Only thing would be looking at secondhand. Other option would be looking at a Denon or Teac "mini" or "micro" system which Richer Sounds have been selling recently.

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    Maybe a secondhand Cyrus CD5? Or, if you really look around you may get lucky on a secondhand Meridian 506.. maybe...

    Cheers,

    Dunc
     
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    Sanyo DVDSL20.
    Yes, it's a DVD player, but it's only £90 and is 360mm wide.

    True, it probably won't be a state of the art CD spinner, but in all probability (and no offence here) neither was the old CD player it's replacing!
    Even a budget DVD player with today's technology will probably give a 12yr old midi system CD player at least a run for it's money

    Also does CDR/RW and MP3 too, as well as plays DVD video discs!


    There are other midi size DVD players available too, some quite expensive - depends what you want really!
     
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    Thanks to you all, for the advice.

    Some interesting options to mull over, or perhaps it might be a better idea to start again from scratch?

    Thamesider:)
     

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