I am thinking of rebooting my cd collection.
I have a Supernait 3 with a HiCap DR and was thinking of adding this player.
I would go for an CDX 2 but worried about its longevity and the CD5 Si seems a bit basic.
Anyone using this player with Naim kit - would appreciate your impressions?
Depends if you already own a dedicated DAC or not. I think these days high end cd players are not required. A cd transport and separate DAC gives much better sound quality
Or so you might think.
I am on a similar journey with a SN2/HCDR.
Spent ages yesterday with the dealer trying different combinations.
We both thought the Rega Saturn 111 with its double dac came top of the modest price level heap.
I have a Supernait 3 partnered with a CD5si and it’s far from basic.
Don’t let the prices determine the value it does what it has to.
And the bonus of only having to have one remote too.
I had the Cyrus and it was good. Surpassed what Naim has available but it had issues. I now have CEC CD5 and am happy. It is a good match for my Naim system but not comparable to my CDS3. CD players seem to be readily available again just not Naim.
No I don’t have a DAC which is part of its appeal. I also like the size of the Cyrus
Thanks what sort of issues? Was it an older model?
As I am with a main Naim dealer we tried that combination having owned a CD5s?
He had set it up to replicate my home system with Falcon LS3s.
Even he was surprised by the Rega’s abilities to find the last bit of zzzzzing in the cymbals.
Your money your ears.
Experience was asked for and I replied as I see or hear it.
The comparisons are endless and has to stop somewhere I was happy with what it done and matched what I had and had a five year warranty and ease of use with one remote.
Nothing like some of the compromises others do.
My Cyrus CDI XR had a firm ware issue and could not be serviced in the US. I traded it in for a Cyrus Signature Phono with PS. Purchased the CEC CD5 and am happy although CDS3 w 555PS was far better.
Have to say that my Audiolab 9000 CDT through my NDX2 is doing great stuff.
I’ve owned a Cyrus cdi xr for 2 years now with no issues at all there has been a few software/firmware updates in my time of ownership. However the XR series is a new ground up design for Cyrus with potential software updates along the way. ( all manufacturers will at some point issue updates with new products)
All Xr series have update ports on the rear of the products to facilitate easy updates.
The cdi-XR has 2 interface ports, one for the servo the other for user interface.
I have found it straightforward to download and update my player and this solved any issue
Thanks I am in the UK so that should work favourably if any issues.
In the end I have done a U turn and purchased a Rega Saturn Mk3 instead!
Mine was put in pride of place today as well
A fine addition.
My OCD will sort the cables out tomorrow. I will have to live with the red display:face_with_peeking_eye:.
I have the same SS stands but a little taller I think! Can you turn the red display off? If not oh well - mixes things up I guess!
The remote will cancel the information display but not the Red Rega.
Could I be super cheeky and ask you to do a really quick test on the Saturn for me ? If you pause a CD, how long does it stay paused before the machine returns to a stopped state, thus losing place on the disc ? I had a transport which did this after 5 minutes which wasn’t even enough time to make a brew ! If it gets to 10 mins, that would be a win for me. Cheers.
Pressed the start button and cd paused. After 15 minutes pressed the button again and the cd resumed.
Very impressed when compared to NDX2/XPS2.
It is the machine Naim should have developed for those, who on the back of their cd players had amassed large collections.
I also have an NDX2 with a power supply that I can’t disclose as it isn’t Naim - for some reason you can’t talk about these on the forum. Look forward to making that comparison!