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MARANTZ CD50SE CD Player: Any opinions?


Freak Machine

I have the chance of picking up a MARANTZ CD50SE for under £40 and I'm hoping some of the folks here have some experience with it. I realise it's quite old, and I'm worried that it'll fail in a relatively short period of time, and then I'll be on the hunt for another one.


Prominent Member
I have a CD50SE which has been on the go since the early nineties when i bought it new for about £330. It's been 100% reliable with no problems and great sound. I currently use just the transport with the digital out connected to my Digital in on my amp, again sound quality is great.

It's a chance that you take on buying second hand although i've never had a problem. Checked out completed listings on Flea-Bay, and it seems to be about the going price when postage is added.

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