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Cambridge Audio CD1- Vintage

Cambridge Audio CD1- Vintage

The Cambridge Audio CD1 was a landmark product and even today is a highly entertaining listen

Burmester 102/101  (£4357/£5088)

Burmester 102/101 (£4357/£5088)

This is a powerful and smooth-sounding combination that offers better value than many a competitor

Audio Research CD6 (£8050)

Audio Research CD6 (£8050)

The CD6 stirs up memories of the CD9, arguably one of the finest-sounding CD players there is

Loit Passeri (£20,000)

Loit Passeri (£20,000)

With a presentation that's rather like putting a valve amp in your system, the Passeri welcomes you into the music with ease, naturalness and integrity

Simaudio Moon Neo 260D (£1650 - £800 DAC option)

Simaudio Moon Neo 260D (£1650 - £800 DAC option)

If you're in the market for a hi-res-capable USB DAC, then, you could plump for it simultaneously acquiring the last CD player you'll ever need

Fisher AD 800 - Vintage

Fisher AD 800 - Vintage

The Sony-based electronics provide a distinctly 'Japanese' sound, instantly evocative of the early CD era

Roksan Oxygene (£2500/£2800)

Roksan Oxygene (£2500/£2800)

These are components that make an instant visual impact, and on acquaintance the Oxygene amplifier is sonically impressive too

Burmester 111 Musiccenter (£26,800)

Burmester 111 Musiccenter (£26,800)

The 111 can be considered a work that's bound to evolve, upgraded via software updates and if the price is not a barrier, then the 111 Musiccenter delivers a truly fabulous sound

dCS Vivaldi Digital System (Trans, £24.5k; Upsampler, £12.5k; DAC, £20k; Clock, £9.7k)

dCS Vivaldi Digital System (Trans, £24.5k; Upsampler, £12.5k; DAC, £20k; Clock, £9.7k)

Hugely flexible, the Vivaldi system represents a milestone in the development of digital audio

Quad Platinum DMP/Mono(s) (DMP £2500 and Mono £2500 each)

Quad Platinum DMP/Mono(s) (DMP £2500 and Mono £2500 each)

As a coherent system, it's manna for those who still love British hi-fi's most revered name

Gato Audio CDD-1/AMP-150 (£5290 each)

Gato Audio CDD-1/AMP-150 (£5290 each)

Although the attention-grabbing design is a big part of the Gato package, these luxurious products do offer a harmonious listening experience too, especially when used together

Metronome T3A Signature (£8800)

Metronome T3A Signature (£8800)

The T3A Signature is exceptionally well made and delivers fabulous sound quality

Cambridge Audio Azur 752BD (£800)

Cambridge Audio Azur 752BD (£800)

The 752BD boasts a feast of features and top-flight video performance, while the sound has an even-handed balance and spirited presentation

Oppo BDP-105EU (£999)

Oppo BDP-105EU (£999)

The BDP-105EU delivers breath-taking clarity and detailing the like of which many high-end CD players will struggle to achieve

Metronome T3A Signature (£8800)

Metronome T3A Signature (£8800)

The T3A Signature is exceptionally well made and delivers fabulous sound quality

Accuphase DP-510 (£6000)

Accuphase DP-510 (£6000)

The DP-510 sounds excellent, its great virtues being smoothness, balance and consistent listenability

Audio Research Reference CD9 (£11,995)

Audio Research Reference CD9 (£11,995)

Regardless of parameter (textures, space, attack, neutrality) the REF CD9 truly excels

Burmester Reference 069 (£34,135)

Burmester Reference 069 (£34,135)

Featuring a hefty outboard power supply and an elaborate belt-driven disc transport, Burmester's flagship CD player proves a cost-no-object audio masterpiece

Cambridge Audio 751BD (£800)

Cambridge Audio 751BD (£800)

Universal playback, 3D and a huge feature set for £800? Cambridge Audio are at it again.

Marantz SA-KI Pearl Lite (£900)

Marantz SA-KI Pearl Lite (£900)

Another Ishiwata special edition at a new, lower price point

Top 5 CD / SACD / DVD / BD players

Cambridge Audio 650BD (£400)

The cost of a fully universal CD, SACD, DVD-A and DVD-compatible Blu-ray player has just been decimated - literally - thanks to the Audio Partnership's Cambridge crew

Bel Canto CD-2 (£2399)

This compact CD player offers variable output and switchable upsampling in a minimalist package. And its sound is pin-sharp...

Esoteric P-05 & D-05 (£4495/£4195)

A sublime SACD transport with clock-referenced i.Link and dual AES digital links to an upsampling DAC

dCS Puccini (£9500)

This stereo SACD/CD player with DSD upsampling shoehorns dCS' prized digital technology into a single box of delights

Abbingdon Music Research CD-777 (£3195)

A heady combination of state of art digital and a valve output results in impressive performance

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