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DavidNorway

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How much should i spend on a cd player(new) with reference to my other kit?What im trying to say is how to price balance a system?

I have a new amp that is about 1000 pound with new speakers costing 800 pound.

Ive saved some money and could spend 300 pound this week or should i wait till xmas and get something better.

What kind of price point does my kit desserve?

How do you guys price balance your systems?

Many thanks
 
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Anonymous

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If your CD player is your main source and your amp does not have a built-in DAC you should be spending more on the CDP than the amp or speakers.

Use a cheap DVD player in the short term if you want but for that price of system you should be looking at Cyrus CD8SE or something similar
 

jaxwired

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These days I wouldn't spent serious money on any CD player. I'd spend all my money on the DAC and just buy a good budget CDP to feed it. Then you'd be upgrading both your sources (CDP and Mac).

I'm curious why you even want one if you are using a Mac and Airport Express already.
 

DavidNorway

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Thanks guys for your thoughts,i have never thought of using the mac as a cd player,i use it to play i tunes or spotify.I had thought to buying a good standard of cd player i would get a better sound,i have alot of cds not being used and im trying to get the best sound i can for the music i have.My amp has a good built in dac,i would like to know if a DacMagic or something at that price would be a much better sound.This is still all a bit new to me and im trying to get the hang of it all.

Thanks again
 
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As you already use your mac as a source, I would also advise on a good DAC. The Arcam DAC may be a good purchase.
 

DavieCee

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Your Mac has an optical digital out in the 3.5mm output.

Use it to the DAC. That's the future.
 

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