Thinking of picking up a second hand CD player. Any recommendations? It will be going into a 272 . I mostly stream/vinyl, but fancy a bit of nostalgia without spending a fortune!
Project has a good CD transport for moderate price so you could use the DAC of your streamer.
Alternatively you could buy a used core to ripp your CDs.
Going to say the same, I think Cambridge Audio and Audiolab both compete at around the same price point and further up the audio chain Cyrus make a couple.
Given the quality of DAC in the 272 I would prefer a transport over a second hand or budget player
Anyone know which DAC is used in the 272? I can’t see it listed on the Naim site.
It’s a PCM1792A.
Second hand CD players go from $100 to $50k.
If I was you, I’d buy a cd transport to connect into the 272…
Nothing beats a Philips cd-100 for nostalgia!
Thanks. Same as the NDX2. Although I guess we shouldn’t infer too much from that as the implementation is likely different.
Though harder to find, models that have digital outputs are a better investment, because you can use them with an external DAC.
he said won’t be spending a fortune
Thanks all - sounds like a decent transport is the way to go!
Audiolab 6000cdt transport has received good reviews, and at around £380 (the price of a Naim brochure!!) well worth a punt. It will sell for little loss on ebay if you dont like it.
I am very satisfied with my 6000CDT (into Nova).
Rega Apollo cd players are fantastic for the money. I bought mine used for £150!
Look for a nice used Esoteric.
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