- Feb 24, 2015
Okay, for 20 best CDs (I have 7,000), a Denon 1500 or Kyocera 310x should suffice. They aren't SOTA but great mid-fi (upgrade the power caps though on the Kyocera). Inexpensive and beats most lower costs streaming. My current transport is great but delicate compared to a Jay's Audio or other high end transport. Current transport:You are correct on each point, Peter.
I will not be offering a CD option to visitors.
My personal situation is that I have less than 20 CDs of favorite titles (U2 Joshua Tree, Famous Blue Raincoat, Madonna True Blue, Steve Winwood Roll With It) that embody digital recordings. It’s just not worth it, to me personally, to buy a new component, and to take up a Nothing rack shelf, to maximize the sound quality of so few CDs.
Arcam Delta 270 CD player with 15+ high quality audio filter, power and bypass capacitors as CD transport (meh as CD player). Uses the Philips CDM 9 swing arm mechanism.