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    Looking at simplifying my current 3 box cd player and DAC. I'm a bit out of touch bit I know Audiolab etc did cd players with selectable digital inputs.
    What is there about for say 500 new or used.

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    Cambridge Audio did a CD player few years back with built in Dac, a good one too.

    850C was it?
    Can get its successor the 851C from Richer Sounds for a couple of hundred pounds above your budget brand new with guarantee. 699
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    That looks nice, no stock though.

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    quad 99cdp2 quad artera play are two that ive own with digital inputs both coaxial and opitical ...the Artera is vastly superior sound wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bourney View Post
    Looking at simplifying my current 3 box cd player and DAC. I'm a bit out of touch bit I know Audiolab etc did cd players with selectable digital inputs.
    What is there about for say 500 new or used.
    I have a Roksan K3 that has digital inputs,roughly a grand new not sure how they hold their value pre owned though. I think some of the current Denon players have digital inputs, Hyperfi had some good deals on recently
    novafidelity x40 music server/pre/dac, roksan k3 power amp, Dali spektor 1, van damme interconnects and speaker cable, roskan k3 CD player

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    Quote Originally Posted by zanash View Post
    quad 99cdp2 quad artera play are two that ive own with digital inputs both coaxial and opitical ...the Artera is vastly superior sound wise.
    I was wondering how different the newer generations of the Quads were. Artera looks great I have to say.

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    the chip set in mine has been superseded..by the es9038 [off the top of my head] in the nord easystream connect dac with kardas tone board. this kicks the artera's bum sonically in dac mode. But the cdp is still very good and the pre amp section excellent. Not up to MFA CLASSIC V2 ..but not much is !.. just checked the artera play2 uses the es9018 chip set

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    I'd be moving from a chevron paradox DAC which whilst probably dated, does make lovely sounds. Hoping technology has made similar quality cheaper and smaller?.

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