Category Archives: compact disc

Audiolab 6000CDT

While affordable DACs are ten-a-penny, there’s a relative scarcity of decent Compact Disc transports around. Given that – although new music sales are tumbling in this format –  there are gazillions of CDs in circulation, you’d think that there would

Audiolab 6000CDT

While affordable DACs are ten-a-penny, there’s a relative scarcity of decent Compact Disc transports around. Given that – although new music sales are tumbling in this format –  there are gazillions of CDs in circulation, you’d think that there would

Sony CDP-911E

It’s often said that the nineteen sixties didn’t start until half way through that decade, and didn’t fully end until the mid seventies. Perhaps you could say the same about the eighties, because the Sony CDP-911E is very much a

Sony CDP-911E

It’s often said that the nineteen sixties didn’t start until half way through that decade, and didn’t fully end until the mid seventies. Perhaps you could say the same about the eighties, because the Sony CDP-911E is very much a

Cyrus CD t

Launched in 2011 for £699, the Cyrus CD transport filled a much-needed gap in a hi-fi world that was suddenly beginning to see a decline in the number of silver disc spinners being made. By this time, Linn had already announced it would

Cyrus CD t

Launched in 2011 for £699, the Cyrus CD transport filled a much-needed gap in a hi-fi world that was suddenly beginning to see a decline in the number of silver disc spinners being made. By this time, Linn had already announced it would

Philips DVD 763SA

Just a couple of years after the first SACD players arrived, prices began to fall. No longer did you need to drop £5,000 on Marantz’s seminal SA-1. Suddenly, DVD players were available with SACD compatibility for one twentieth of the price

Philips DVD 763SA

Just a couple of years after the first SACD players arrived, prices began to fall. No longer did you need to drop £5,000 on Marantz’s seminal SA-1. Suddenly, DVD players were available with SACD compatibility for one twentieth of the price

MEL Audio Rechav II

Even back in 2004, it felt like CD players were reaching the autumn of their lives. The onslaught from DVD-Audio, SACD and indeed universal machines was such that fewer and fewer folk wanted old, unreconstructed CD separates anymore. Those who

MEL Audio Rechav II

Even back in 2004, it felt like CD players were reaching the autumn of their lives. The onslaught from DVD-Audio, SACD and indeed universal machines was such that fewer and fewer folk wanted old, unreconstructed CD separates anymore. Those who

Marantz DV-12S1

By 2002, the DVD-Audio versus SACD war was raging. Many manufacturers first nailed their colours to one format’s mast, but soon realised they needed to cater for both new hi-res disc types. This was before the era of so-called ‘universal’

Marantz DV-12S1

By 2002, the DVD-Audio versus SACD war was raging. Many manufacturers first nailed their colours to one format’s mast, but soon realised they needed to cater for both new hi-res disc types. This was before the era of so-called ‘universal’

Rega Planet 2000

Rega’s first Planet CD player – not to be confused by the original Planet turntable – was the company’s entry-level silver disc spinner of the mid nineteen nineties. This, as its name suggests, was the 2000-model year update, and an

Rega Planet 2000

Rega’s first Planet CD player – not to be confused by the original Planet turntable – was the company’s entry-level silver disc spinner of the mid nineteen nineties. This, as its name suggests, was the 2000-model year update, and an