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    Post Onkyo DX7555 or Marantz CD5001

    Looking for recommendations on a single CD player. I will be connecting it to the NAD C162 and C272. The speakers I am driving are B&W 603S3. The two single CD players I have identified are Onkyo DX7555 or Marantz CD5001.

    Please recommend!!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timbrooks2001us
    Looking for recommendations on a single CD player. I will be connecting it to the NAD C162 and C272. The speakers I am driving are B&W 603S3. The two single CD players I have identified are Onkyo DX7555 or Marantz CD5001.

    Please recommend!!.

    I and several members enjoy our Marantz CD5001 cd players. I have owned mine since March and it has been a very dependable player. Sound quality is excellent for the money. Five memebers have written reviews of that player in the review section. I have not heard the Onkyo.
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    From the units I have heard of these two brands I'd have to second the Marantz nod. What's the budget? Have you ruled out brands like Cambridge Audio?
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    Seems the...

    ...Onkyo @$599 MSRP is a bit pricier and uses a Wolfson DAC (for those who care about audiophool name-dropping) and the $329 Marantz, Cirrus Logic (again for those who care)...A case of caveat emptor or justified price diff?

    In my limited experience with both product lines, I tend to prefer the build quality of Onkyo products, but the Marantz does have a 3yr warranty and a pitch control (important for the musicians among us)...

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    Despite the wolfson DAC, I would also give the nod to the Marantz. And if build quality is an issue, there are a number of DIY mods you can do on the Marantz players to give them more stability, heft, and to reduce resonances - just do a google search on the topic.

    I also like the Marantz' ability to speed up or slow down the playback speed. This is a highly unusual feature at this price (at least in the non-pro market). I can think of a few classical recordings that could use some slowing down. And with the $200 that you save you can buy yourself some better ICs or a decent power chord.

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    Thanks folks for the replies. I will do some more investigations with the local dealers and take a decision.

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    You definitely want to listen to as many options as you can and draw your own conclusions...

    But based on my own experience I'd easily recommend the Marantz.... I think it's an amazing value for the money.....

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    Have you thought of the NAD players. The C542 and C525BEE are might fine players for the money.

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    I was waiting for someone to recommend one made by Cambridge. C-CDP used to be recommended on this site like the way 5001 has been recently. It's hard to make your decision based on what members here recommend. But, I was to make a suggestion, I would say go with Marantz. I say this because I like my 8001, and Marantz receivers I've heard before. Never cared for Onkyo/Integra that much... I think you should ignore my input along with others.

    btw, I've never heard anything made by CA.

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    I may be...

    Quote Originally Posted by jrhymeammo
    ...That's great, man. You wanna sell me your STAX?
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    ...a cheap and curious tinkerer but I'm not an idiot...

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    I'd pick the Marantz over the Onkyo too.

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    I heard a similar onkyo, and compared it with a marantz cd5001 OSE,

    I ordered the marantz, it sounded softer, and 'quieter' than the onkyo...

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