Denon DCD520AE CD Player - Amazon - £122.85
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Denon DCD520AE CD Player - Amazon - £122.85

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Found 18th May
Been watching this for a while, been at £150 for a long time from 3rd party sellers, £179.99 from Amazon. Then got a notification from camelcamelcamel that it was reduced to £122.85 from Amazon. Cheapest on ebay refurbished/used from companies is around £110.

  • High precision 32-bit 192kHz D/A converter
  • CD-R/CD-RW playback (MP3, WMA)
  • 2 line fluorescent display
  • Vibration-resistant design with Direct Mechanical Ground Construction
  • Low power consumption in stand by and auto power off
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powerbrick4 h, 12 m ago

ceedeee player thought Tidal, Spotify even itunes had made these …ceedeee player thought Tidal, Spotify even itunes had made these irrelevant.


CD quality is far better that anything streamed. A decent player and set up would make you hear frequencies on the track you never knew were there.
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ceedeee player thought Tidal, Spotify even itunes had made these irrelevant.
These should be free now lol
I last used a CD in 2005. Ripped all my old collection and have been streaming ever since. Didn't know anyone still used audio CD's
Considering that Spotify is looking to censor "hate music" and other music streaming services could possibly do the same thing (so that they can virtue signal), it might be a good idea to go back to CDs
If Vinyl can make a comeback so can Compact Discs.....what comes around goes around. Prefer Marantz but Heat given.
rosstheboss19727 m ago

If Vinyl can make a comeback so can Compact Discs.....what comes around …If Vinyl can make a comeback so can Compact Discs.....what comes around goes around. Prefer Marantz but Heat given.


I guess the difference is that vinyl is analogue and CDs are digital... Who's going to go back from the convenience of digital streaming to digital discs? Yes, some online digital tracks will be of inferior quality to that of a CD, but that's only some, and the quality is only going to get better as time goes on.
powerbrick2 h, 42 m ago

ceedeee player thought Tidal, Spotify even itunes had made these …ceedeee player thought Tidal, Spotify even itunes had made these irrelevant.



Far from irrelevant... Source: ifpi.org/new…018
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CD player, how quaint
Any good Cassette Recorders going ?
powerbrick4 h, 12 m ago

ceedeee player thought Tidal, Spotify even itunes had made these …ceedeee player thought Tidal, Spotify even itunes had made these irrelevant.


CD quality is far better that anything streamed. A decent player and set up would make you hear frequencies on the track you never knew were there.
Quality product.
loads of negative comments but the votes say it all.
.....a bit like Brexit......sorry had to drop it in
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flintymutt1 h, 18 m ago

CD quality is far better that anything streamed. A decent player and set …CD quality is far better that anything streamed. A decent player and set up would make you hear frequencies on the track you never knew were there.


That's simply not true. Tidal streams in lossless CD quality. In fact, Tidal also offers 192khz which is far beyond the sample rate and thus frequency range of CDs. Rather pointlessly though cause CD standard is all that's needed for the range of frequencies humans can actually hear.

One last point, a CD holds 700-800 megabytes of data, my internet connection is pretty crap and it would still only take 4 minutes to download that.
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flintymutt1 h, 9 m ago

CD quality is far better that anything streamed. A decent player and set …CD quality is far better that anything streamed. A decent player and set up would make you hear frequencies on the track you never knew were there.



Nope. Thought the amplifier and speakers did that not the player

Awe, you are trying to hard to justify your outdated tech, so either a hipster or OAP.
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flintymutt1 h, 59 m ago

CD quality is far better that anything streamed. A decent player and set …CD quality is far better that anything streamed. A decent player and set up would make you hear frequencies on the track you never knew were there.


Totally agree, I don't care how many numbers and jargon you throw at me, CD ,like vinyl before it, Just sounds so much better.
Is streaming convenient,Yes, Dose it sound better, I don't think so, And untold people still spending good money on record decks will tell you the same.
I still buy cds. Nothing like having the physical thing imo!
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babylon46 m ago

Totally agree, I don't care how many numbers and jargon you throw at me, …Totally agree, I don't care how many numbers and jargon you throw at me, CD ,like vinyl before it, Just sounds so much better. Is streaming convenient,Yes, Dose it sound better, I don't think so, And untold people still spending good money on record decks will tell you the same.


Vinyl is an analogue medium. You can't conflate the two. Unless you have a severe lack of understanding of the difference between analogue and digital media.

You can literally take all of the data on a CD copy it to a server, and stream it to any equipment you want. No need for any jargon this is basic common sense.
Shouldn't this be like... £30?
paulpso28 m ago

Shouldn't this be like... £30?


No.
babylon2 h, 0 m ago

Totally agree, I don't care how many numbers and jargon you throw at me, …Totally agree, I don't care how many numbers and jargon you throw at me, CD ,like vinyl before it, Just sounds so much better. Is streaming convenient,Yes, Dose it sound better, I don't think so, And untold people still spending good money on record decks will tell you the same.


of course they will tell you the same its called purchase justification

Again, is it the record/CD player that makes the difference or the amp and speakers?
powerbrick13 m ago

of course they will tell you the same its called purchase justification …of course they will tell you the same its called purchase justification Again, is it the record/CD player that makes the difference or the amp and speakers?


I have quite a respectable high-end HI-FI system & an array of speakers and headphones to go with it, and I can defiantly notice a difference between Spotify and CD. I've tried streaming through Spotify Connect directly on an Amp, over Bluetooth and direct with an AUX cable (with the High Quality streaming enabled on the app), and it comes close, but defiantly lacks. So i guess in low-end system their still will be a difference, just probably not very noticeable.
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powerbrick14 m ago

of course they will tell you the same its called purchase justification …of course they will tell you the same its called purchase justification Again, is it the record/CD player that makes the difference or the amp and speakers?


All of the above. The cd player has an internal dac. Which creates the analogue signal from the digital cd. Different dac's, different sound quality. Amp amplifies, good amps, bad amps. Good speakers bad, bad speakers. Etc... or you could use the cd player as a transport only and output digital over optical and use the amps internal dac. Same rules apply.
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Oblix8236 m ago

I have quite a respectable high-end HI-FI system & an array of speakers …I have quite a respectable high-end HI-FI system & an array of speakers and headphones to go with it, and I can defiantly notice a difference between Spotify and CD. I've tried streaming through Spotify Connect directly on an Amp, over Bluetooth and direct with an AUX cable (with the High Quality streaming enabled on the app), and it comes close, but defiantly lacks. So i guess in low-end system their still will be a difference, just probably not very noticeable.


Whats causing the lower quality is the Bluetooth connection, or the DAC on whatever the source for your AUX connection is. If you use the Spotify client on PC and connect to a high quality USB DAC. It's nigh on impossible to tell the difference between lossless flac copies of CDs and Spotify streaming on extreme quality.

The theme of this thread seems to be that people think streaming is what's causing the poor quality, when it's actually the hardware that's the problem. Streaming is literally just a way of moving data from a server to a client. It can be as high quality as any other digital source, given enough bandwidth.
rev63 h, 27 m ago

No.



Yes. It's just a CD player. FLACs made these pointless. Even then you could pick up something much cheaper that has opt/coax to go to your amp and deliver 2ch lpcm. This won't magically add new quality on to the audio.
paulpso13 h, 18 m ago

Yes. It's just a CD player. FLACs made these pointless. Even then you …Yes. It's just a CD player. FLACs made these pointless. Even then you could pick up something much cheaper that has opt/coax to go to your amp and deliver 2ch lpcm. This won't magically add new quality on to the audio.


Some people still prefer having CD's.
It briefly went back up in price. It is now back down to £122.85.
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