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Getting a new CD player

Greenwich_Man

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I have an old Marantz CD player that now skips on some CDs. It's a Marantz CD 6003. Someone is recomending I replace it with a Sony DVD player.

What are your thoughts please?
 

Gray

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Quite a few people go for DVD players when their CDPs pack up.
They're a cheap option with the option of using an external DAC.
(If not quite as operationally convenient as a dedicated CDP)
Maybe you've already opened up your 6003 and had a look - to ensure a spotless laser lens and no dried out lubrication on moving parts - that's what I'd be doing first.
 
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nopiano

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Someone is right in that any DVD player can play CDs, but I’d not be optimistic about the sound quality, unless you’re feeding the digital output into a decent DAC.

The Marantz could be serviced, or if the estimate is too much, then I’d suggest you put the money towards a new 6006 model, or a used 6005/4.
 
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it Could be something simple, like the lens needs cleaning, or the mechanism is sticking. ( had a rega do this)
As suggested, pop it open and do a bit of basic cleaning.
If the laser/mechanism is faulty. Maybe a competent computer repair guy could pop one in there for you.
Or, use it as a reason to upgrade? If you go for the 6006 uk se, it has a front USB port, so you can use that instead of the cd drawer.

I do this now with my SA14S1SE. 👍
 
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gasolin

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If he has a Marantz PM6005/6006 amp theres a dac he can use to improve the sound for a n older cd.

Clean your cd's and clean the laser head befor considering buying a new cd/dvd player
 
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DCarmi

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I was going to replace my old defunct CD with a CD6006. The CD5005 seemed to compare favourably and was much cheaper. I don't need a USB port. I got a mint condition one from an Az warehouse deal on Prime Day for £134, which I consider a bargain. .

I'd agree that it is worth trying to clean the lens first.
 
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gasolin

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I think all 3 unit's might use the same dac (CD5005,6006 and PM6005), so buy what ever is cheapest and use the built in dac in the PM6005/6006 will give you CD6006 sound quality or very close if you don't use a marantz cdplayer.

If Greenwich_Man has a PM6005 or 6006 amp he could use the dac with a cheap cdplayer if cleaning the lens don't work
 
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Greenwich_Man

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Thanks so very much. You have given me much to think about. I have cleaned the lens and a brand new CD isn't working well. Thanks to all of you for your contribution.
 

gasolin

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Take it to a doctor, mabye it's just a new laser which isn't expensive


 

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